The Northwood Knights’ star closer Colton Reavis, who saved 11 games this year, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Reavis’ success helped the Northwood Knights advance to the Avista-NAIA World Series for the first time in school history.

Reavis measures at 5-foot-11-inches and 205 pounds and is from Paris. He was taken in the 30th round of the MLB draft.

In his senior year, he had a 2.73 ERA and struck out 32 batters and walked only 16 in 33 innings. He held opponents to a batting average of .180.

Another Knights pitcher, starter Roman Gomez, has signed to play professionally for the Fort Worth Cats.

Gomez was 9-3 this season, while pitching 89.2 innings. He struck out 70 and walked 30 while holding opponents to a batting average of .262.

“I’m proud of both these guys,” Knights head coach Jeremy Kennedy said. “They helped us win Regionals and pitched really well in the World Series. They are going to be hard to replace.”