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Royals Draft South County Pitcher Beal

Stallions' ace was 246th player chosen.

The Kansas City Royals selected South County senior pitcher Evan Beal in the eighth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on June 7.

Beal was the 246th player chosen and the second Virginia high school player to come off the board. The New York Yankees selected Kecoughtan outfielder Jake Cave in the sixth round with the 209th overall pick.

The 6-foot-5 Beal is signed with the University of South Carolina. His older brother, pitcher Jesse Beal, was a 14th-round selection of the Baltimore Orioles in 2008.