Walter taken by A’s

NEW YORK – West Virginia University pitcher and former Wheeling Park High School all-stater Corey Walter was drafted Saturday by the Oakland Athletics in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball Draft.

Walter, a right-handed pitcher, was the 852nd player selected.

The senior saw most of his work during midweek games, making 17 appearances and posting a 5.01 earned run average in 46-plus innings work.

Walter went 5-5 in 2013, fanning 38.

Walter, the son of Roger and Charlene Walter, was the 2010 OVAC Class 4A Player of the Year for the Patriots under then Coach Chad Stout.