2014 MLB Draft: Dodgers pick Christian Trent in 29th round

Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- With their 29th round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft on Saturday, the Dodgers selected left-handed pitcher Christian Trent out of Mississippi, with pick No. 879 overall.

The 6'0, 205-pound southpaw is 9-0 with a 2.06 ERA in 17 starts as a redshirt sophomore with Ole Miss, with 87 strikeouts and 21 walks in 109 innings. He originally started his college career at LSU before transferring to Mississippi after a year.

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Trent helped keep Ole Miss' season alive on Sunday night, allowing only one unearned run in seven innings, with seven strikeouts to even their super regional at a game apiece with Louisiana Lafayette, ranked No. 1 in the country.

Trent out-dueled fellow Dodgers draft pick Carson Baranik (33rd round), who took the loss for ULL allowing three runs in his seven innings of work.

Here is an interview with Trent from late May:

Credit the drafting of Trent to Dodgers scout Matt Paul.

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