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June 12, 2012 > Local Community College athletes drafted by Major League Baseball

Local Community College athletes drafted by Major League Baseball

Submitted By Jason Boggs

California Community College baseball has a rich history of student athletes entering the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft with this year being no different. The 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft ended on June 6 as 60 former CCCAA student-athletes were chosen for the next level. Among the draft picks was Ryan Tella, drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the eleventh round as the 358th overall pick.

Tella (Irvington H.S.) transferred from Ohlone College to the Auburn where he played his 2012 season. In 2011 with Ohlone, Tella was named the Northern California Player of the Year as a freshman, batting .425 with 20 stolen bases in 21 attempts. The centerfielder led his team to a second place finish in the State.

Additional local players selected in the draft include Pitcher William LaMarche of Chabot College (Amador Valley H.S.) drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 18th round as the 550th overall pick and Center Fielder Marc Wik of Chabot College (Washington H.S.) drafted by the Houston Astros in the 21st round as the 639 pick overall.

Congratulations to these athletes who have achieved a significant milestone in their baseball careers.

Round Overall Athlete/Position/College/Drafted by

11 358 Ryan Tella/CF/Ohlone College & Auburn/San Francisco Giants

18 550 William LaMarche/RHP/Chabot College & Long Beach State/Minnesota Twins

21 639 Marc Wik/CF/Chabot College/Houston Astros

A complete list of community college draft picks can be found at:

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