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White Sox Pick ex-Knight Brent Morel of Cal Poly SLO in 3rd Round.

June 6, 2008

11 Knights Alums are Selected in the 2008 MLB Draft

White Sox Pick ex-Knight Brent Morel of Cal Poly SLO in 3rd Round.

11 Knights alums were selected in the 2008 MLB draft. Brent Morel was the first Knight picked this June. Morel played for the Knights in 2006 and 2007. He was the club's MVP in 2006. Brent was chosen by the Chicago White Sox in the 3rd round. Three Knights were picked in the first 10 rounds including Morel and Matt Hague of Oklahoma State (9th round by Pittsburgh) and Brent's teammate at Cal Poly SLO reliever Kevin Castner (10th round by Texas).

2008 Corvallis Knights Draft Picks:

* Brent Morel, Cal Poly SLO, 3rd, Chicago White Sox
* Matt Hague, Oklahoma State, 9th, Pittsburgh Pirates
* Kevin Castner, Cal Poly SLO, 10th, Texas Rangers
* Jason Rodriguez, Nevada-Reno, 15th, Cleveland Indians
* Matt Fitts, Lewis-Clark State College, 16th, Oakland A's
* Jim Murphy, Washington State, 17th, Philadelphia Phillies
* Brooks Lindsley, Lower Columbia College, 18th, San Francisco Giants
* Nick Akins, Riverside CC, 20th, Washington Nationals
* Drew Garcia, UC Riverside, 21st, Chicago White Sox
* Brad Reid, Bellevue CC, 30th, Seattle Mariners
* Matt Way, Washington State, 36th, San Francisco Giants

Four future Knights were selected as well including Nick Haughian of University of Washington (9th, Baltimore), Bryan Peterson of West Valley High School (11th, Boston), Jason Ogata of Oregon State (38th, Texas) and Jared Eskew of Cal Poly SLO (47th, Baltimore).