Two Raider Baseball Alums Drafted in MLB Draft.
(Jeff Beha/Pierce Sports Information)
Pierce College baseball had two of its baseball alums get drafted on Thursday in the final day of the major league draft. The two players become the 10th and 11thRaider baseball players to be drafted.
The two players have both finished their seasons at four year colleges and universities in the last week, with both teams going deep into the playoffs of the NCAA and NAIA divisions.
Gunnar Schubert (Auburn, WA./Thomas Jefferson H.S.), a senior at Gonzaga University, was selected by the Miami Marlins (28th Round/837 selection). Schubert is a 5'11, 205-pound SS. Schubert started all 57 games at shortstop, hitting .306, driving in 40 RBIs, and finished with a .953 fielding percentage.
Gonzaga University won the WCC Championship tournament that earned them a ticket to the NCAA Regional Playoffs. Gonzaga won a game against CanisiusCollege over the weekend at the Minneapolis region, but they were unable to move on the Superregionals this weekend.
Schubert played well while at Pierce College in 2015 and 2016. Schubert finished his sophomore year at Pierce with a .371 average with 27 RBI's in 50 games. Known for his defense, he ended the 2016 season with a .971 fielding average.
Cole Uvila (Port Angeles, WA./Port Angeles H.S.), a senior from Georgia GwinettCollege, was tabbed by the Texas Rangers (40thRound/1199 selection). Uvilais a 6'3, 194-pound RHP. His selection makes him the eighth player drafted by the GGC team in program history.
Uvila had a 4-2 record and one save in 18 mound appearances during the 2018 season. He came in relief to pick up a win against Faulkner University (Ala.) at the Avista-NAIA World Series. He also registered 80 strikeouts in 55 innings.
GGC finished the 2018 season ranked No. 3 in the NAIA with a 50-12 record. The team made its second trip to the Avista-NAIA World Series and recorded at least 50 wins for the fourth time in the program's six seasons of existence.
Uvilahad a 1.77 E.R.A. during his 2014 seasonat Pierce College, with a 5-2 record in 66 innings. Uvilahas battle back to this level after having arm issues in 2016.
After signing, it will be interesting to see where Schubert and Uvilaend up playing their first year of the minor leagues. The Texas Rangers will likely send Uvilato Spokane to play for the Spokane Indians, a Class A Short Season team. The Miami Marlins, will often send first year college players to the Batavia Muckdogsin Batavia, NY or to the GCL Marlins in the Gulf Coast League in Florida.
Congrats to Gunnar and Cole and their families for the awesome opportunity.