By Zach Cavanagh
Three former Dana Hills baseball players were selected in the 2018 MLB Draft on June 5 and 6.
First up was Jay Schuyler out of the University of San Diego. Schuyler, a junior catcher and outfielder with the Toreros, was selected in the seventh round by the Cincinnati Reds on June 5. Schuyler signed with the Reds on June 12.
From Torero blue to Cincinnati @Reds.
Congrats, Jay Schuyler!#GoToreros » https://t.co/hUfM0xbyPs pic.twitter.com/3XN9zCFN16
— San Diego Baseball (@USDbaseball) June 5, 2018
Schuyler graduated from Dana Hills in 2015 and is the Dolphins’ career doubles leader with 35. He is also third on Dana Hills all-time hits list with 91 and fourth on the all-time RBI list with 62.
In his 2015 senior season, Schuyler led the Dolphins with 31 RBIs, which is third-most in a single season. Schuyler hit for a .327 average that season with high school career highs of 25 runs, 33 hits and four home runs.
This season, Schuyler started all 55 games for USD and led the team in batting average, hits, runs and total bases.
The next Dolphin drafted was Zach Wolf out of Seattle University. Wolf, a junior right-handed pitcher with the Redhawks, was selected in the 18th round by the Miami Marlins on June 6. Wolf signed with the Marlins on June 11.
Congrats to @zachwolf9 Zach Wolf! Drafted in Round #18, pick 537 by the Miami @Marlins. pic.twitter.com/4YquhARzIO
— Seattle U Baseball (@SeattleUBase) June 6, 2018
Wolf also graduated from Dana Hills in 2015. Schuyler and Wolf are the third and fourth 2015 class members to sign MLB contracts following Luke Williams with the Philadelphia Phillies and Peter Maris with the Tampa Bay Rays.
In his senior season at Dana Hills, Wolf went 4-2 on the mound and was second on the team with a 1.51 earned run average and third on team with 36 strikeouts.
Wolf is Seattle U’s all-time leader in saves with 27, including 10 saves with a 4-1 record this season.
The third Dolphin selected was David Clawson out of Brigham Young University. Clawson, a sophomore catcher for BYU, was selected in the 37th round by the Los Angeles Angels on June 6. On June 12, Clawson announced on Instagram that he intended to sign with the Angels .
Clawson graduated from Dana Hills in 2016, and this isn’t his first go-around with the draft. Clawson was selected in the 34th round by the New York Yankees in 2016 but chose not to sign and attend BYU.
In his senior season, Clawson led the team in plate appearances and at-bats and was second in runs and RBI. Clawson also caught Hans Crouse’s no-hitter against Tesoro that season. Crouse was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the second round of the 2017 draft.
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