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Photo submitted Ojai native Luke Boyd recently started his second season in the San Diego Padres minor league system. In his first three outings of the season, the former Nordhoff Ranger has a save and has not allowed an earned run. By Mike Miller Ojai Valley News sports editor Former Nordhoff High School star athlete Luke Boyd continues to make his way through the San Diego Padres minor league system. The Baylor University All-American was selected in the 17th round of the 2021 Major League Baseball draft by the Padres. In his first season as a professional, Boyd pitched 15 innings, going 2-1 with an earned run average of 2.25. He also recorded a save while striking out 21 batters. Opposing hitters only hit .190 against the former Ranger. This season, Boyd has started out with the Fort Wayne TinCaps, the High A affiliate of the Padres. Through his first three outings this season, Boyd is 0-0 with a 0.00 earned run average after pitching three innings. He has only surrendered two hits without giving up an earned run. Boyd is projected to climb to AA ball at some point this season, as long as he continues to progress at the rate he has in his first two seasons as a pro. See future editions of the Ojai Valley News for additional updates on Boyd and his progress within the Padres farm system.