Six Mason Baseball Players Selected in MLB Draft
Posted: June 12, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: June 11, 2009 at 4:30 pm
Mason All-Americans Scott Krieger, Chris Henderson and Mike Modica and juniors Justin Bour and Jordan Flasher were selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Amateur Draft on Wednesday. On Thursday, Mason senior relief pitcher Shawn Griffith was also selected.
- Krieger, a senior outfielder, was selected in the 19th round by the Milwaukee Brewers
- Henderson, a junior catcher, was selected in the 21st round by the Los Angeles Dodgers
- Flasher, a junior relief pitcher, was selected in the 22nd round by the Boston Red Sox
- Modica, a senior starting pitcher, was selected in the 24th round by the Houston Astros
- Bour, a junior first baseman, was selected in the 25th round by the Chicago Cubs
- Griffith, a senior relief pitcher, was selected in the 37th round by the Toronto Blue Jays
The six players are the most drafted in a single season in school history. In 1997 and 2007, the Patriots had three players drafted.
Teams have until Aug. 15 to sign players or they lose their rights.
Meanwhile, Krieger and Henderson were named second-team All-American by the National College Baseball Writers Association. Previously, Henderson was named a first-team All-American by Louisville Slugger, while Krieger and Modica were second-team Louisville Slugger All-Americans.
Henderson was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Mason’s Bill Brown was named ECAC Coach of the Year.
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