UPDATE: More Baseball & Draft Notes
So far, one current Husky and one likely future Husky have been drafted on the third and final day of the Major League Baseball Draft.
Jacob Lamb, a high school senior at Seattle's Bishop Blanchet, was taken by the Pirates in the 38th round. If he doesn't sign with the Bucs, he'll enroll at the UW this fall and play as a freshman on the 2010 Husky team.
Senior right-handed pitcher Jorden Merry was also drafted today, taken by the hometown Seattle Mariners in the 40th round. His likely first stop in the minor leagues would be with the Everett Aquasox, just up I-5.
UPDATE: Moments ago, senior outfielder Jake Rife became the fifth Husky baseball player drafted when the L.A. Angels selected him with their 48th-round selection.
SECOND UPDATE: The draft has now completed, so in all, five members of the 2009 Husky team were selected: Kyle Conley, Brian Pearl, Jason Erickson, Jorden Merry and Jake Rife. Also drafted were Jake Locker (quarterback on football team, but not a UW baseball player) and two incoming freshmen: Eric Peterson and Jacob Lamb. Check gohuskies.com later this afternoon for more on the Huskies and the 2009 MLB draft.
In other baseball news, here's a (belated) link to a piece in the Kitsap Sun, listing the All-Olympic League baseball team for 2009. Husky signee Andy Smith was named the league MVP and former Husky catcher Jeff Weible (1992-93), his coach at North Kitsap, was named Coach of the Year. Additionally, fellow signee Tyler Sullivan, from Kingston High, was named a first-team all-league pitcher.
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