Wilkerson drafted by Red Sox

Augusta State outfielder Shannon Wilkerson has been selected as the 258th overall pick in the Major League Baseball First-Year Players’ Draft.

The Boston Red Sox took Wilkerson with the 27th pick in the eighth round and listed him as a right fielder.

Wilkerson, who just finished his junior season with the Jaguars, was named the NCAA D-II Player of the Year by both the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association and the Natioanl Collegiate Baseball Writers Association after leading the Peach Belt Conference with a .441 batting average.

Reach Billy Byler at (706) 823-3216 orbilly.byler@augustachronicle.com.

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