Lewis-Clark State College
Pitcher Wes Hutchison (Burbank, CA/Glendale College) was selected in the 10th Round, pick number 316, by the San Francisco Giants. Another L-C hurler J.R. Crider (Phoenix, AZ/Phoenix College) was selected in the 11th Round, pick number 341, by the Oakland Athletics. The third Warrior pitcher taken was Chris Mabeus (Soldotna, AK/Eastern Arizona College), taken in the 13th round, the 401st overall selection in the draft, also by the Oakland Athletics. Catcher Trevor Brown (Eugene, OR/Lane CC) was selected in the 17th Round, the 510th selection, by the San Diego Padres. The last player taken off of the Warriors was pitcher Ben Royce (Boise, ID/Treasure Valley CC). He was also selected in the 17th Round, the 519th overall selection, by the Seattle Mariners.
Hutchison, an honorable mention All-America, posted a 3-4 record with a 3.08 earned run average and a team-best six saves. Crider, a National Pitcher of the Week honoree, finished with a 10-1 record and a 3.43 ERA. He led the staff in victories. Mabeus, a second-team All-America, finished with an 8-1 record and a 3.90 ERA. In his stint at L-C, he posted a career 19-1 record. Mabeus was a 37th Round draft choice of the Boston Red Sox in 1999. Brown, a 2000 NAIA first-team All-America, batted .333 with 11 home runs and 60 RBI. He spent time, this year, as a catcher and a first baseman. Royce went 3-0 with a 4.74 ERA in 12 appearances.
Other Warriors to watch on Day Two of the draft are outfielders Matt Hellman and Kurt Koshelnik.
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