The highest of the Golden Bear contingent to be selected on draft day was second baseman Tony Renda. He was taken in the second round by the Washington Nationals and has signed with the club. Renda will soon begin his professional baseball career with the Auburn Doubledays out of the New York Penn League. The Doubledays open their Class A short season this coming Monday, June 18 at the Batavia Muckdogs.
Right-handed pitcher Joey Donofrio, who was drafted in the 31st round by the St. Louis Cardinals, has signed with the club. The Cardinals have not yet announced which affiliate Donofrio will report to this season.