The San Diego Padres selected UW-Whitewater pitcher Lake Bachar with the 144th overall pick in the fifth round of the MLB Draft.
Bachar posted a 8-6 record with a 2.53 ERA this past season. He becomes one of only three Warhawks to be drafted in the top five rounds. Pitcher Kris Hanson was selected in the fifth round in 1993. Bob Wickman was taken in the second round in 1990.
Bachar is a two-sport star for the Warhawks. He is also a two-time all-conference selection as a punter and kicker on the UW-Whitewater football team.
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