Picks 41-50

41 (1235) Ramon Delgado-rhp-Pima CC-6’2-Threw the first no-hitter in Pima College baseball history on March 3. Less than two weeks later, Delgado,  did it again. In between those starts, Delgado allowed just one hit — a broken-bat single to center field — in a seven-inning outing against Scottsdale Community College. Signed to play at U. of New Mexico.  He rarely topped 90 miles per hour on the radar gun, but he quickly showed an ability to place his fastball anywhere. Midway through his freshman season, Delgado added a devastating slider that has since become his “out” pitch.  “He’s kind of like Greg Maddux.” From the Arizona Daily Star, “The sophomore said he likely will sign.”

42 (1261) Ateo Folli-2b-Buffalo NY-5’10-S/R-A first team selection by the Mid-American Conference. Folli becomes the second Bulls’ player to be drafted since UB reinstated baseball for the 2000 season. He finished eighth in the league in batting with a team-high .346 batting average. Folli, who started 46 of 47 games, also led the team with 65 hits and was tied for the team lead with 13 doubles and 12 stolen bases.

43 (1287) Davis Bilardello-lhp-South Florida-6’2-Was 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA in 22 innings.  Batters hit .350 against him for the year.

44 (1313) Daniel Thomas-rhp-South Florida-6’1-Thomas posted a 1.27 ERA in five starts for the Bulls this season before suffering a season-ending injury. Thomas, who was 2-1 in 2007, struck out 25 and allowed just four earned runs in 28 and one-third inning. In 2006 Thomas was 3-6 in 15 appearances, recording a 4.76 ERA in 81 and one-third inning. He struck out 73 opponents and walked 41.

45 (1338) Jameson Maj-rhp-6’5-Abilene Christian University-Maj was named first team all-America by both the American Baseball Coaches’ Association and Daktronics, earning the honor after posting 20 saves for a 47-win Wildcat team. Maj finished the season with a 5-3 record and 1.00 ERA to go along with the 20 saves (a Division II record) and 72 strikeouts in 54 innings of work.  Maj was named first team all-LSC South Division and was named the division’s Pitcher of the Year.

46 (1362) Rob Sanzillo-c-Johns Hopkins-6’2-R/R-Sanzillo earns ABCA All-America honors for the first time in his career after earning Mid-Atlantic Region honors the last two years. The Centennial Conference Player of the Year, he finished the season batting .384. Sanzillo had a team-best eight home runs and tied for the team lead in stolen bases with 22. He went over the 100 career hit mark and became the 13th player at JHU to reach 100 career hits, 100 career runs scored and 100 career RBIs with his home run in the NCAA Tournament Regional game against Elizabethtown.

47 (1385) Mateo Marquez-of-Cal State Dominguez Hills-6’2-R/R-Hit .357/.432/.607 with 9 HRs and 43 RBIs in 196 ABs. 

48 (1406) Jason King-of-Jerome HS, OH-S/R-This past season he hit .489 with 7 HRs and 25 RBIs. King’s senior year began with the devastating loss of his mother, Susan, who died on Nov. 7 after a long battle with cancer. Two weeks later, with his mother on his mind, King received a reward for his long-time success on the baseball field by signing a letter of intent to play baseball at Kansas State. King is the first Celtic baseball player to commit to play at a Division I school. Was pitcher of the year in the state of Ohio. 

49 (1427) Ronald Russell-rhp-Harmony Grove HS-6’2-

50 (1448) Stephen McCray-rhp-Young Harris JC -6’3-Was first team all conference this year as a freshman.  McCray was 9-2 with a 2.58 ERA with 3 complete games and 1 shutout.  Struckout 89 in 110 innings.  He also hit .358 with 9 HRs and 65 RBIs in 201 ABs.


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