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June 8, 2011

Columbia, S.C. – The 2011 MLB Draft has concluded with South Carolina finishing with 11 current players selected in this year’s draft. The 11 players is one behind the SEC record of 12 set this year by Vanderbilt. 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 went with Michael Roth today in the 31st round with Steven Neff also taken in day three in the 41st round by the San Francisco Giants. Tyler Webb was taken in the 48th round by the Cincinnati Reds and senior infielder Adrian Morales selected in the 49th round by the Kansas City Royals.

The Gamecocks host Connecticut in the NCAA Super Regionals beginning on Saturday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at Carolina Stadium on ESPN2. Sunday’s contest is at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. The if necessary game is scheduled for Monday with a 1, 4 or 7 p.m. start on ESPN2 or ESPNU.

2011 Drafted Gamecocks

Name – Team – Rnd – Pick
Jackie Bradley Jr. – Boston – S-1st – 40
Matt Price – Arizona – 6th – 184
Scott Wingo – LA Dodgers – 11th – 344
Peter Mooney – Toronto – 21st – 649
John Taylor – Seattle – 22nd – 663
Adam Matthews – Baltimore – 23rd – 695
Bryan Harper – Washington – 30th – 907
Michael Roth – Cleveland – 31st – 938
Steven Neff – San Francisco – 41st – 1257
Tyler Webb – Cincinnati – 48th – 1465
Adrian Morales – Kansas City – 49th – 1476