BASEBALL: 2017 MLB Draft for Inland Area Players

Ryan Lillie (Vista Murrieta HS/UC Riverside) is the first Inland player off the board after being selected by the Miami Marlins in the fifth round. Lillie joined us on The Inland_Sports Show this past Saturday.

The Major League Baseball Draft included players with Inland Area ties. Inland_Sports will keep a running tab on players from the IE that are selected in the MLB Draft:

P – Ryan Lillie (Vista Murrieta/UC Riverside) 5th Round to the Miami Marlins

3B – Zach Kirtley (Redlands East Valley/St. Mary’s) 5th Round to the St. Louis Cardinals

OF- Mark Contreras (Canyon Springs/UC Riverside) 9th Round to the Minnesota Twins

P- Garett King (Cal Baptist) 11th Round to the Detroit Tigers

INF – Nate Webb (King) 26th Round to the Oakland A’s

P – Tristan Beck (Corona/Stanford) 29th Round to the New York Yankees

P- Alex Fagalde (UC Riverside) 30th Round to the St. Louis Cardinals

P- Cole Percival (Riverside Poly) 31st Round to the Arizona Diamondbacks

OF – Dean Miller (Ramona/Riverside City College) 37th Round to the Atlanta Braves

3B – Tyler Hardman (Temescal Canyon) 37th Round to the Colorado Rockies

King infielder/pitcher Nate Webb is the first high school player in the Inland_Sports coverage area to be selected in the 2017 MLB Draft. The Oakland A’s took Webb in the 26th Round.

 

The Arizona Diamondbacks took Riverside Poly pitcher Cole Percival in the 31st Round. Percival is also signed to play for his father, Troy, at UC Riverside.

 

Taylor Dockins, Ryan Lillie on The Inland_Sports Show (6-10-17)

Pep Fernandez, Geoff Gorham, and the Inland_Sports crew size up the IEBCA (Inland Empire Baseball Coaches Association) All-Star Game at San Manuel Stadium.
UC Riverside pitcher Ryan Lillie from Vista Murrieta HS joins us in-studio to talk about the upcoming MLB Draft.
PLUS – The Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year Taylor Dockins from Norco joins us LIVE in-studio!
We’ll also break down the CIF Southern Section high school football playoff divisions for 2017.

BASEBALL: Tyler Wells Signs with Minnesota Twins

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Former Cal State San Bernardino and Yucaipa HS pitcher Tyler Wells signs with professional contract with the Minnesota Twins. The Twins drafted Wells in the 15th round of the MLB Draft making him the Coyotes’ high pick since Aaron Brooks went to the Kansas City Royals in the 9th Round in 2011.

INLAND_SPORTS SHOW: Pitcher Tyler Wells, Ramona Football Coach Vinny Fazio

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Tyler Wells joined Pep Fernandez on The Inland_Sports Show to sound off on his MLB Draft selection by the Minnesota Twins.

 

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Tyler Wells is the highest MLB draft pick out of Cal State San Bernardino since the Kansas City Royals selected Aaron Brooks in the 9th round in 2011.

 

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Ramona Head Football Coach Vinny Fazio, while sitting on a beach in Malibu, broke down the new CIF Southern Section playoff divisions.

 

MLB Draft: UCR’s Austin Sodders goes to Tigers in 7th Round

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The Detroit Tigers have drafted UC Riverside starting pitcher Austin Sodders (Canyon Springs HS) in the 7th round of the Major League Baseball Draft; 205th overall.

Sodders made 14 starts for the Highlanders and posted a mark of  7-4 with a 2.57 ERA.

The Pirates drafted Sodders in the 17th round last year coming out of Riverside City College, but he elected to attend UCR and ultimately improved his draft stock by 10 rounds this year.