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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Yale hurlers Ludwig, Becker selected for Major League Draft

Yale pitchers Pat Ludwig and Nolan Becker were among six players with state ties selected in the Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday.


Yale's Pat Ludwig/Yale photo

Ludwig, a senior right-hander, went to the Pirates in the 10th round. He is the seventh Yale player selected within the first 10 rounds and the highest since Ryan Lavarnway went in the sixth round in 2008. Becker, a 6-foot-6 junior lefty, was taken by the Reds in the 11th round.He bolstered his stock by striking out 16 in seven innings against Brown on the final day of the season.

The draft, which began Monday, concludes today with rounds 16-40.

Other players taken from Connecticut on Tuesday were Berlin’s Matt Carasiti, a junior RHP at St. John’s (sixth round, Rockies). Also drafted were a pair of UConn products in L.J. Mazzilli, a junior 2B from Greenwich, and junior RHP Scott Oberg. Mazzilli, the son of ex-major leaguer Lee Mazzilli, went to the Twins in the ninth round; Oberg was a 15th-round pick of the Rockies.

James Campbell, a junior RHP at Stony Brook, went to the Dodgers in the 12th round. A Bridgeport resident, Campbell attended St. Joseph in Trumbull and was the most outstanding player of the America East tournament.

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