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. 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.Appalachian League
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- The Kingsport Mets split a doubleheader with the Princeton Rays Sunday. Princeton won the first game 3-2. 3 2009 draftees played. LF Ronald Harris and C John Freeman were both 0 for 3. CF Darrell Ceciliani had a 1st inning single to go 1 for 3. See the box score and recap for more.
- In the second game, 8 2009 draftees played and the K-Mets won 4-3. 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. P Brian Needham followed Von Tersch with 2 1/3 scoreless innings. Needham allowed just 1 walk while striking out 3. P Thomas Chism (1-1) followed Needham with 1 1/3 scoreless innings and picked up the win. 3B James Schroeder saw his first action of the year for Kingsport and was 1 for 2. 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. 2B Ryan Mollica singled and scored in the 1st inning as part of his 1 for 4 game. 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. 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. He finished 1 for 3. See the box score and recap for more.