WVU pitchers Jackson Wolf, Ryan Bergert, PSU's Conor Larkin chosen on 2nd day of draft

Jul. 13—Two West Virginia pitchers and another from Penn State were chosen Monday on the second day of the MLB Draft.

The San Diego Padres selected the two Mountaineers, senior left-hander Jackson Wolf and junior right-hander Ryan Bergert. Penn State senior right-hander Conor Larkin went to the Torono Blue Jays.

Wolf was chosen in the fourth round (129th overall) and Bergert was picked two rounds later (190th overall). It marks the first time two West Virginia players were selected by the same team in a draft since Adam White and Tyler Kuhn went to the Cleveland Indians in 2007.

Wolf finished 6-5 with a 3.03 ERA in 14 starts and was an All-Big 12 second-team selection this season. Bergert was injured this season and did not pitch, but he compiled a 2.92 ERA as a sophomore in 2020.

In the 15th round Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers chose West Virginia pitcher Jeffrey Madison with the 462nd overall choice. He recorded four saves and a 2-2 record for WVU this season. Madison's teammate, left-handed pitcher Austin Tulloch, went to the Dodgers in the 17th round (No. 522).

The Mountaineers now have had 101 players drafted since the first MLB Draft in 1965, including 31 who played for coach Randy Mazey (2013-present) and 15 taken in first 10 rounds.

Larkin, who went to the Blue Jays in the ninth round (272nd overall), became the 73rd player and 44th pitcher selected from Penn State. Larkin has made 50 career appearances and 23 starts for Penn State while recording nine victories and 191 strikeouts in 171 innings.

Three Penn State players were chosen Tuesday. Third baseman Justin Williams went to the Houston Astros and pitcher Kyle Virbitsky to the Oakland A's in the 17th round (picks No. 508 and 518). Pitcher Bailey Dees was selected in the 19th round by the New York Yankees (No. 543).

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at jdipaola@triblive.com or via Twitter .