Monday (tonight) at midnight is the deadline for teams to sign their picks from the June First-Year Player draft. TheSunNews.com has an article about Steven Matz, the Mets 1st pick (2nd round, # 72 overall) who will either be signing with the Mets today or begin classes at Coastal Carolina on Wednesday.Â Any signings made before the deadline will be noted in tomorrow’s Draft & Follow. Alex Nelson of Mets Geek has written a very informative article on the Mets unsigned draft picks.
- The Kingsport Mets split a doubleheader with the Princeton Rays Sunday.Â Princeton won the first game 3-2.Â 3 2009 draftees played.Â LF Ronald Harris and C John Freeman were both 0 for 3.Â CF Darrell Ceciliani had a 1st inning single to go 1 for 3.Â See the box score and recap for more.
- In the second game, 8 2009 draftees played and the K-Mets won 4-3.Â P Zachary Von Tersch started and threw 4 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs, none earned, on 3 hits and 4 walks while recording 2 strikeouts.Â P Brian Needham followed Von Tersch with 2 1/3 scoreless innings.Â Needham allowed just 1 walk while striking out 3.Â P Thomas Chism (1-1) followed Needham with 1 1/3 scoreless innings and picked up the win.Â 3B James Schroeder saw his first action of the year for Kingsport and was 1 for 2.Â RF John Semel walked in the 1st inning, stole his 9th base of the season and came around to score, finishing the game 0 for 3.Â 2B Ryan Mollica singled and scored in the 1st inning as part of his 1 for 4 game.Â 1B Joseph Bonfe walked in the 1st inning, and singled, stole his 3rd base of the season and scored the game winning run in the bottom of the 8th to go 1 for 3. Â LF Kurt Steinhauer hit a sacrifice fly in the 1st inning and drove in Bonfe with a single in the 8th to win the game.Â He finished 1 for 3.Â See the box score and recap for more.
New York-Penn League
- The Brooklyn Cyclones beat the Oneonta Tigers 2-1 Sunday.Â 4 2009 draftees played, including the starting and winning pitcher Wes Wrenn.Â Wrenn (2-0) threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 6.Â 1B Sam Honeck hit an RBI double in the 3rd inning to go 1 for 4.Â SS Robbie Shields singled in the 5th and walked in the 7th as part of his 1 for 3 game.Â RF Nick Santomauro had a 1st inning RBI double and walked leading off the 6th as part of his 1 for 3 game.Â See the box score and recap for more.Â The latest entry of Wes Wrenn’s diary is up.
South Atlantic League
- The Savannah Sand Gnats lost a doubleheader to the Delmarva Shorebirds Sunday, losing the first game 4-2 and the nitecap 4-3.Â In the first game, 2009 draftee LF Joseph August went 0 for 3.Â See the box score and recap for more.
- In the second game, August hit a 4th inning triple and was intentionally walked in the 6th as part of his 1 for 2 game.Â For more see the box score and recap.