BOSSIER CITY, La (KMSS/KTAL) – With the 27th selection in the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft, the Milwaukee Brewers selected Eric Brown Jr. out of Coastal Carolina.

The Parkway alum was one of baseball’s top collegiate prospects in this year’s draft, batting .330 in his final season with the Chanticleers.

“We knew I was gonna get drafted at some point today, we had a feeling it was gonna be early but not this early,” said Brown Jr. “I ended up getting a call from the Brewers and they were like do you wanna be a part of the Brew Crew? And I was like 100 percent.”

He is the first Bossier City native to be drafted since Carson Baranik (Parkway) and Harlan Richter (Evangel) were both selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2014 MLB Draft.