June 13, 2016
Albertson Picked by San Franciso Giants in 21st Round of MLB Draft
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba catcher Will Albertson was taken by the San Francisco Giants in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball Draft over the weekend. Albertson, who was drafted in the 40th round last season by the Yankees before opting to return to school, is the first Catawba player ever selected by the Giants in the draft.
Albertson played two seasons at Catawba after transferring from Campbell University and was one of the top hitters in school history. He leaves with career marks in batting average (.437), slugging percentage (.780) and on base percentage (.513). He also set or tied nine other school marks over his two seasons, including a 26-home run, 91-RBI campaign in 2015 when he batted .467.
During that record-breaking 2015 season, Albertson was named league, region and NCAA II National Player of the Year. He followed that historic season by batting .404 as a senior and earned second team All-America honors. Albertson banged out 15 home runs to finish fifth on the career list and drove in 59 runs to lead the Indians in each category.
Albertson is the 14th Catawba player selected in the draft since 2008 and is the 25th overall since the draft began in 1965. Catawba has produced a draft pick in each of the past five years and eight of the last nine seasons. Albertson joins Jerry Sands, JJ Jankowski, Chris Dula and Craig Brooks as current Indians affiliated with MLB clubs in the professional ranks.
|Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2),|
Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70
Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85
Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117
Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95
Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142
Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136
Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88
Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101
Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52
Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71
Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90
Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89
Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 80-56
Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68
Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73
Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)
Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173
Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.
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