Several NWAACC Players Selected in MLB Draft
Vancouver, Wash – Over the past few days, Major League Baseball has been holding its annual draft, selecting players to move into the pro ranks. Several NWAACC players have been chosen.
Columbia Basin’s Darrell Ceciliani was the 134th pick by the New York Mets. Ceciliani was a centerfielder for the Hawks this past season and was selected to the Eastern Region First Team and All-NWAACC First Team. During the regular season, he was fourth in the NWAACC with 39 RBI.
Skagit Valley’s Braden Tullis was the 244th. Tullis was selected by the Texas Rangers. Tullis led the Carindals with eight wins this year, tied for second among NWAACC pitchers.
Belleuve’s Kirk Wetmore was the 335th pick by Cleveland Indians. Wetmore, a left handed pitcher for Bellevue, was named to the NWAACC All-Tournament team after helping the Bulldogs win the 2009 NWAACC Championship. He averaged 1.44 strikeouts per inning pitched during the regular season which led the NWAACC.
For the 454th selection, the Texas Rangers chose Everett’s Keith Campbell, a right handed pitcher. Campbell led the NWAACC in total number of strikeouts with 94 in 68 innings pitched. Campbell was selected to the North Regions First Team All-Stars.
The Tampa Bay Rays selected Chemeketa’s Zach Rosscup in the 859th slot. The left handed pitcher had a 1.60 ERA this season and was named to the Southern Region First Team.
2009 MLB Draft
134 - Darrell Ceciliani, Columbia Basin (NY Mets)
244 – Braden Tullis, Skagit Valley (Texas Rangers)
335 – Kirk Wetmore, Bellevue (Cleveland Indians)
454 – Keith Campbell, Everett (Texas Rangers)
859 – Zach Rosscup, Chemeketa (Tampa Bay Rays)
979 – Alex Besaw, Skagit Valley (Tampa Bay Rays)
1190 – Nicholas Struck, Mt Hood (Chicago Cubs)