Tyler Webb & Adrian Morales Drafted
June 8, 2011
Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina sophomore left-handed pitcher Tyler Webb was selected in the 48th round of the 2011 MLB Draft as the No. 1,465 overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds with senior infielder Adrian Morales going in the 49th round as the No. 1,476 overall pick to the Kansas City Royals. That makes it 11 current Gamecocks selected in this year's draft. Jackie Bradley Jr. was selected in the supplemental round by the Boston Red Sox with Matt Price a sixth round selection by the Arizona Diamondbacks and Scott Wingo an 11th round selection by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Peter Mooney was selected in the 21st round by the Toronto Blue Jays with senior right-hander John Taylor selected in the 22nd round by the Seattle Mariners, Adam Matthews in the 23rd round by the Baltimore Orioles and Bryan Harper in the 30th round by the Washington Nationals. The Cleveland Indians earlier selected Michael Roth today in the 31st round with Steven Neff also taken in day three in the 41st round by the San Francisco Giants.
Webb is 3-1 on the year with a 3.21 ERA in 33.2 innings with 28 strikeouts and 15 walks allowed. Morales, who was named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team on Monday, is hitting .283 for the year (62-for-219) with three homers, 38 RBI as well as 14 doubles in 61 games played.
WEBB'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010 - 0.1 scoreless innings in 2-1 win over UCLA in national championship series victory at College World Series (6/29) ... Earned victory with one perfect inning of relief in 3-2 win over Oklahoma at the College World Series (6/24) ... 0.2 scoreless innings in 3-0 loss to Ole Miss at SEC Tournament (5/26) ... Four scoreless innings in start in 10-2 win over Charleston Southern with four strikeouts (5/12) ... Retired lone batter he faced in 9-3 loss at Kentucky (5/9) ... Picked up a win with 1.2 innings of relief with three strikeouts and one walk in 20-15 win over Alabama (5/2) ... 0.2 scoreless innings of relief in 11-4 win at Georgia (4/23) ... One perfect inning of relief with a strikeout in 10-4 win at The Citadel (4/14) ... Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after hurling 5.2 scoreless innings with six strikeouts and just one hit allowed in 4-0 win over Tennessee (3/21) ... Quality start in 6-5 win over Brown; allowed two runs on four hits with career-high seven strikeouts and a walk (3/14) ... Hurled 4.1 scoreless innings of relief and allowed just two hits while striking out three batters in 4-2 loss at East Carolina (2/28) ... First career start vs. Duquesne, pitched 4.1 scoreless innings and allowed five hits and a walk while striking out six batters in 5-3 win (2/21).
MORALES' CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010 - 1-for-5 with two runs scored in 7-1 win over UCLA in national championship series at the College World Series (6/28) ... 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in 11-4 win over Arizona State (6/22) at the College World Series ... 1-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in 10-9 win over Coastal Carolina (6/13) ... NCAA Regional MVP and named to All-Tournament Team ... Homered in all three NCAA Regional games ... 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs scored and three RBI in 9-4 win over The Citadel (6/5) in NCAA Regional ... 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in 9-5 win over Bucknell (6/4) in NCAA Regional ... Tallied a solo home run in 5-3 win at Arkansas (5/16) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 17-4 win over Wofford (5/11) ... 2-for-3 in 9-3 loss at Kentucky (5/9) ... 1-for-4 with a two-run double in 13-9 win at Kentucky (5/7) ... Kept up his strong conference season with a good series vs. Alabama batting .400 (6-for-15) vs. the Crimson Tide ... Career-high in hits with 4-for-6 day at the plate with two runs scored and three RBI in 20-15 win over Alabama (5/2) ... 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in 9-7 win over Alabama (4/30) ... Strong series at Georgia batting .545 (6-for-11) with a pair of homers, five runs scored and six RBI ... Drove in three runs and homered in 8-7 win at Georgia (4/25) ... 2-for-2 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI in 5-0 win at Georgia (4/25) .... 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI in 11-4 win at Georgia (4/23) ... RBI sacrifice fly in 4-2 win over USC Upstate (4/20) ... Career-high three hits with a double, two runs scored and two RBI in 9-5 win over Ole Miss (4/17) ... Key two-out three-run double in 5-0 win vs. Ole Miss (4/16) ... 1-for-2 with a RBI single and a run scored in 10-4 win at The Citadel (4/14) ... Key two-out RBI double in ninth inning of a 2-0 win at Vanderbilt (4/11) ... 2-for-4 with a double, homer, three RBI and three runs scored in 14-2 win over Mississippi State (4/4) ... 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in 4-2 win over Tennessee (3/19) ... 2-for-6 with a double, run scored and two RBI in 15-0 win at Furman (3/16) ... 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in 10-7 win over Brown (3/13) ... 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI in 12-4 win over Valparaiso (3/9) ... Hit safely in all three games vs. Clemson with a pair of RBI and three runs scored ... 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored in 15-0 win vs. Presbyterian (3/3) ... Two-out RBI single in 4-3 loss at East Carolina (2/27) ... Sacrifice fly RBI in 5-3 win vs. Duquesne (2/21).