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Baseball - Sun, Jun. 9, 2013

Atherton, Calif. - Jimmy Bosco and Joey Webb became the second and third Menlo College baseball players in school history to realize their lifelong dreams when they heard their names called in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The St. Louis Cardinals selected Bosco in the 13th round while Joey Webb went in the 28th round to the Washington Nationals.

NAIA West Player of the Year and first team All-American right fielder Jimmy Bosco (Granite Bay, Calf.) was selected in the 13th round, 395th overall, to the St. Louis Cardinals. Bosco had a remarkable year for the Oaks, batting .426 on the season with a .805 slugging percentage and .519 on base percentage. Bosco led the Oaks in every major statistical category including: batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, runs (51), hits (81), doubles (23), triples (2), home runs (15), RBI (57), total bases (153), walks (31) and stolen bases (15).  Additionally, Bosco was the nation's leader in slugging percentage, total bases, and total bases per game (2.94) and was second in the country in home runs with 15. Bosco is the Menlo's first position player to be selected in the MLB draft.

The Washington Nationals selected 6-5 senior left-handed pitcher Joey Webb (Reno, Nev.) in the 28th round, 856 overall. Webb was the anchor of the Oaks pitching staff in 2013, finishing the campaign with a 6-2 overall record and 2.74 earned run average. Webb struck out 59 batters in 72.1 innings while holding opponents to just a .211 batting average. Webb becomes the first Menlo College pitcher selected in the MLB draft since the Minnesota Twins selected Chris Mazza in the 27th round of the MLB draft in 2011.