Lamar's Jonathan Dziedzic drafted by the Red Sox
BEAUMONT - Lamar University pitcher Jonathan Dziedzic was selected in the 37th round of Major League Baseball's 2012 First-Year Player Draft by the Boston Red Sox.
Dziedzic led the Cardinals with a 5-4 record and a 3.47 earned run average this season. The left hander who appeared in just six games in 2011 before receiving a medical redshirt has two years of eligibility remaining at Lamar.
As a true freshman in 2010, Dziedzic compiled a 5-6 record with a 4.88 ERA while leading the Southland Conference with 114 strikeouts in 94.0 innings. Dziedzic was selected to the 2010 Southland Conference All-Tournament Team after helping the Cards win the tournament and advance to their 13th NCAA Regional.
A former prep star at Atascocita (Texas) High School, Dziedzic led the Cards with 68 strikeouts in 72.2 innings of work this year. Dziedzic was the 1,141st pick in the draft.
Also selected Wednesday was LU signee Quinten Davis in the 20th round by the Los Angeles Angels.
A standout outfielder at McLennan Community College, Davis batted .339 as a sophomore with 36 runs scored and 29 driven in. Davis finished his second season with the Highlanders with eight doubles, three home runs and a .429 on-base percentage.
Davis, who was the 627th overall selection, hit .389 as a freshman with 31 RBI while playing in all 56 of McLennan's games.
A prep star at Manvel (Texas) High School, Davis batted .420 as a senior with 21 RBI and 27 stolen bases on his way to a first-team all-district performance. He was also an all-county selection and was twice named team offensive MVP.