One Chant, one Gamecock go on day two of MLB Draft
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 23:11:27 GMT —
Coastal Carolina's Jacob May heard his name called early in day two of the MLB Amateur Draft. May was a third round pick of the Chicago White Sox, #91 overall. May hit .324 with 7 homers and 42 RBI's for the Chants in 2013. His signing bonus slot is $575,400 according to Baseball America which means it's highly unlikely that he'll return to Coastal Carolina for his senior season. May is the grandson of former big league veteran Lee May. He is the sixth highest draft pick in CCU history and Coastal has now produced seven top 5 round picks in the last five years.
At the end of round ten, the first South Carolina Gamecock was drafted as left handed reliever Tyler Webb went to the New York Yankees, #314 overall. Webb is in Chapel Hill awaiting the start of the Gamecocks Super Regional against North Carolina which begins on Saturday. Webb is 3-2 with a 1.36 ERA and 17 saves.
The MLB Draft concludes on Saturday with rounds 11 through 40. A number of players with local ties could be selected including Coker right handed pitcher Zach Loraine.