With a couple of high-round picks already in the books, four more players heard their names called over the weekend as part of the Major League Baseball draft.
Menlo College superstar Jimmy Bosco and its ace starting pitcher Joey Webb became the second and third Oaks baseball players in school history to realize their lifelong dreams of professional baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals selected Bosco in the 13th round while Joey Webb went in the 27th round to the Washington Nationals.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics West Player of the Year and first team All-American right fielder, Bosco was selected in the 13th round, 395th overall, to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Bosco had a historic year for the Oaks, batting .426 on the season with a .805 slugging percentage and .519 on base percentage. Bosco led the Oaks in every major statistical category including: batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, runs (51), hits (81), doubles (23), triples (2), home runs (15), RBIs (57), total bases (153), walks (31) and stolen bases (15).
Additionally, Bosco was the nation's leader in slugging percentage, total bases, and total bases per game (2.94) and was second in the country in home runs with 15.
Bosco is the Menlo’s first position player to be selected in the MLB draft.
The Washington Nationals selected 6-5 senior left-handed pitcher Joey Webb in the 28th round, 856th overall. Webb was the anchor of the Oaks pitching staff in 2013, finishing the campaign with a 6-2 overall record and a 2.74 earned run average. Webb struck out 59 batters in 72.1 innings while holding opponents to just a .211 batting average.
Webb becomes the first Menlo College pitcher selected in the MLB draft since the Minnesota Twins selected Chris Mazza in the 27th round of the MLB draft in 2011.
A pair of former College of San Mateo Bulldogs are also on the move.
The Milwaukee Brewers made Clint Terry an 18th round pick. Terry played for the Bulldogs during the 2012 season before transferring to Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Terry went 11-1 last year with the Flames en route to an 11-1 record. His 11 wins for good for a tie atop the wins category. In 15 starts, Terry pitched 83 2/3 innings with one complete game. He held opponents to a .216 average and allowed just two home runs. He tallied 71 strikeouts and just 21 walks.
Former Serra Padre standout and current University of San Francisco sparkplug Justin Maffei heard his name called in the 25th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Maffei and the Dons are fresh off a visit to the Regionals of the NCAA baseball tournament where they fell to the Rice Owls.
Maffei started in 58 games for the Dons and hit .292, good for fourth on the team.
He slugged .399 with 17 extra-base hits and appeared in the top five of several USF offensive categories. He stole 15 bases (on 21 attempts) and posted a .962 fielding percentage.
Maffei played for CSM for two seasons (2010-11). Before then, he roamed the Serra High School outfield as a member of the West Catholic Athletic League First Team.
Said Maffei on his Twitter account: “Can’t explain how I’m feeling right now, all the work I have put in since I was a little kid has [paid] off, couldn’t be more blessed! Thank you to the Pirate organization for believing in me! I’m living out my dream! [hashtag] Bucs [hashtag] BucUp [hashtag] Pirates.
And thank you everyone for all your love and support! It means a lot to me!”