Tampa Bay Rays draft Pleasant Grove Hawks Caleb Bolden

Caleb Bolden - Photo by Kevin Cook

TEXARKANA — The Tampa Bay Rays drafted Pleasant Grove Hawks pitcher Caleb Bolden in the 16th round of the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft Tuesday.

The senior was taken 469th overall.

Bolden, a 6-2, 175-pound right-handed pitcher, led the Hawks to a UIL state semifinal appearance. However, the Hawks fell short against Abilene Wylie 3-1.

The drafting of Pleasant Grove’s star pitcher comes four days after being named all-state.