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47-8 season, and winning their 14th national
championship, the Warriors had high expectations for the
2006 Major League Baseball Draft. Overall, the NAIA had 24
players picked by Major League teams, and 4 of them were
from Lewis-Clark State College. Warriors selected include
LCSC’s middle-infielders, Justin Fuller and Matt Vogel, and
two starting pitchers, Shannon Wirth and Austin Weilep.
the 11th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Justin Fuller was
the earliest selected Warrior. As a senior during 2006,
Fuller hit .352 while driving in a team leading 50 runs, and
hitting 21 doubles. His 2006 accolades include being named a
first team All-American, and winning the NAIA World Series’
Charles Berry Hustle Award.
Matt Vogel was taken in the 30th round by the Seattle
Mariners. Vogel hit .376 during the season, and collected a
team leading 73 hits. The senior was also an honorable
mention All-American during 2006.
Shannon Wirth and Austin Weilep, who had a combined 2006
record of 13-1, were selected in the 32nd and 34th rounds
respectively. Wirth and Weilep, juniors, were both taken by
the Texas Rangers. Wirth in 14 starts and 15 appearances
went 7-1 on the year with a 2.96 ERA. Weilep, going a
perfect 6-0 in 14 appearances, held down a 3.72 ERA.
for a complete list of drafted players.