Dean Lockery Drafted

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Dean Lockery Drafted

Post by ccsutaf » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:09 am

Dean Lockery was drafted in the 32nd round by the Pirates.

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Re: Dean Lockery Drafted

Post by J.J. » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:32 am

Congrats to him. Lots of former Blue Devils in the professional ranks since head coach Charlie Hickey arrived at Central 19 seasons ago.
Lockery was pick 954 overall and it marks the second straight year a Blue Devil was taken in the draft after Ryan Costello was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 31st round in 2017. Costello, who is currently playing for the Mariners' Class A ballclub Clinton LumberKings, was named to the 54th Midwest League All-Star Game. Costello leads the team in home runs (eight), tied for fifth in the league, and is tied for the Mariners organization lead in RBIs with 38. His 15 doubles on the season have him tied for fourth in the league and his 24 extra-base hits have him tied for third in the league.

Former Blue Devil J.P. Sportman was taken in the 27th round of the 2014 draft by the Oakland A's and is currently at Double A in the A's organization with the Midland RockHounds. He has played in 52 games and is batting .289 with six homeruns and 13 stolen bases. Former CCSU hurler Evan Scribner was drafted in the 28th round of the 2007 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scribner is currently a member of the New Britain Bees after spending seven seasons with major league ballclubs. Another former Blue Devil, Nick Neumann was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 28th round of the 2014 draft.

Former CCSU All-Conference pick Rob Hosgood was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 2004 Draft in the 24th Round. In 2003, Barry Hertzler was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 11th Round. Hertzler spent six seasons in the Red Sox organization including two seasons in AAA Pawtucket.

Another pair of former Blue Devils, Casey Brown (Philadelphia Phillies) and Connor Fitzsimons (LA Angels of Anaheim), signed professional contracts with MLB organizations in 2016 and are currently in the minor leagues. ... 0606u78bxs

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