Los Angeles Preps: Travis Harrison

Henry Owens, the left-handed ace of Huntington Beach Edison, was selected in the compensation portion of the first round of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday by the Boston Red Sox with the No. 36 pick overall.

Owens (6-6, 200) has already signed to play college at Miami.

He was announced by former Red Sox star Jim Rice, who referred to him as “Henry Owings.” Rice figures to get it right soon enough. Owens was one of the top prospects in the nation. He had 140 strikeouts in 91 2/3 innings, and a 1.15 earned run average. In 16 appearances, 12 in which he pitched five innings or more, he allowed more than four hits only twice. He gave up 45 hits.

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