Thursday, June 22, 2017
Three Virginia Baseball players signed professional contracts Wednesday, beginning with the No. 8 overall pick, Adam Haseley. The outfielder was introduced at a press conference and then took batting practice on the field at Citizens Bank Park before the Phillies-Cardinals game.
First baseman Pavin Smith inked his deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday. Taken one slot before Haseley at No. 7, Smith is the highest UVA position player draft pick since Ryan Zimmerman went fourth overall in 2005. Hear from Smith as he spoke with Fox Sports Arizona.
Right-handed pitcher Tommy Doyle was in Denver Wednesday to sign his contract with the Colorado Rockies. He drew praise from Rockies manager Bud Black: “I’m gonna follow Tommy. Big arm.”
Former Cavalier golfer Jimmy Stanger continues to play well at this year’s BritishAmateur Championship. After tying for 23rd in stroke play at 3-under 139, hewon his first contest in match play. His trailed 1 down in his secondround match Thursday morning when weather conditions suspended play. Thetournament is taking place at Royal St George’s and Prince’s International field made up of 288 competitors from40 countries. You can follow his live scoring here.