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Tomlinson Goes in 12th to Giants
06/08/2011

Former Saint and current BJ Kelby Tomlinson was selected in the 12th round of Tuesday's MLB draft by the San Francisco Giants.  Tomlinson hit .307 with one homer and 43 RBI's for Texas Tech this spring.  He was named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List going to the top shortstop in college baseball.  He hit .340 with one homer, 30 RBI's, 13 doubles, and four triples for the NBC champion BJ's last summer.   The Elgin, Oklahoma native swiped 41 bases in 43 attempts.  as a sophomore at Seward, Tomlinson batted .352 (87-for-247) with a school-record 90 runs scored, 13 doubles, six triples, six home runs, 30 RBI, 26 walks, only 19 strikeouts, and a .526 slugging percentage,

BJ signee shortstop Tyler Grimes was selected  in the fifth round by the Minnesota Twins.  Grimes his .300 with five homers and 32 RBI's and has not reported to the BJ's team.

Left-handed pitcher Josh Smith of Wichita State was picked in the 26th round by the Milwaukee Brewers.  Smith is 1-0 for the BJ's after pitching seven scoreless innings in a 16-5 win over the Aurora Bombers Saturday night.  Smith was 7-4 with a 3.00 ERA for the Shockers.  He is from Pleasant Hill, Missouri. 

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected left handed pitcher Robbie Ingram in the 45th round.  The 6'5" lefty from Flagstaff, Arizona was 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA at Yavapai this spring.  He is 1-0 for the BJ's in two appearances. 

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