A day later the excitement is still evident with former Columbus High baseball standout Josh Lester.
Lester was selected by the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday in the 13th round.
Lester, who has the option to return for his senior season at Missouri, said Thursday that he expects to sign with the Tigers.
"I had talked to the Tigers prior but just asking about signability -- nothing more than other teams," Lester said. "I was hoping to hear my name called, and I'm grateful that it was the Tigers. I was ecstatic, and I'm still so happy."
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Lester hit .280 this past season as Missouri's third baseman. He led the team in slugging percentage (.436), RBIs (42) and home runs (7).
His 42 RBIs are the most for Missouri since 2012. He also had a 14-game hitting streak.
Lester moved to third base this season after playing shortstop last season.
In 2013, he was named to the All-SEC freshman team.
"I am so thankful for the University of Missouri and everyone that has had a part in my baseball career," Lester said. "I could not be more ready or excited to start this new chapter."
At Columbus High, he was a member of three straight state championship teams. He was also a member of the 2006 Northern Little League team that won the Little League world championship. He was drafted in the 30th round of the 2012 draft by the Cleveland Indians, but he decided to attend Missouri instead.
Lester is the son of Jimmy Lester, the Pittsburgh Pirates national scouting supervisor.
"My dad being with the Pirates didn't really have much of an effect," Lester said. "I don't know if they would've drafted me or not. There was no preference as I just wanted to hear my name called and get a chance to go play professional baseball."