THREE FORMER BULLDOGS SELECTED IN MLB DRAFT
Three former Pitt Baseball players were selcted in this year's MLB Draft.
PITT CC 2017
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
BALTIMORE ORIOLES 16TH RD
Shelton Perkins led the Bulldogs to a Region X Title and an NJCAA DII World Series appearance in his only season with PCC. Perkins recorded an 11-0 record on the mound and led the pitching staff in innings pitched (79), wins (11), games started (13), and K's (79).
After moving on from Pitt, Shelton had two very successful years pitching at James Madison University before being selected by the Orioles in the Draft.
"Being selected in the draft has always been a dream of mine. Through all of the adversity I've been through in my career, the up's and the down's, Pitt is where my dream became a real possibility and I'm forever thankful to the program." - Shelton Perkins
Perkins will join the Aberdeen Iron Birds, short season A affiliate of the Orioles.
PITT CC 2017-2018
N.C. STATE UNIVERSITY
LOS ANGELES ANGELS 21ST ROUND
Andrew Blake was a key factor on the mound for the Bulldogs in both 2017 and 2018. Blake currently holds the career strikeout record at PCC with 146 over two seasons. He was part of a rotation in 2017 that reached the NJCAA DII World Series where he made a start in game 3. In 2018 Blake went 5-2 on the mound and led the staff in innings pitched (57) and strikeouts (79).
After his time at Pitt, Andrew moved on to pitch for N.C. State for one season before being selected by the Angels in the Draft.
"My time at Pitt is what made me who I am today. It Allowed me to mature and grow mentally and physically and was the bridge I needed to reach the level I'm at today. I am forever grateful to Coach Eason, Coach Wood, and the many others who believed in me and helped me improve my game." - Andrew Blake
PITT CC 2016-2017
HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY
CHICAGO WHITE SOX 30TH ROUND
Daniel Millwee had two outstanding seasons for Pitt before moving on to play at High Point University. Millwee hit .356 his first season and led the Bulldogs to Region X D1 title. In his sophomore campaign Millwee turned in a dominant year, batting .407 with 50 RBI's and 10 HR's. He again captained Pitt to a Region X Title (DII) and played a key role in the Bulldogs' run to the 2017 NJCAA DII World Series. After two successful seasons at High Point, Millwee was selected in the 30th Round by the Chicago White Sox.
"I am forever thankful and grateful for the opportunity that Coach Eason and his staff at Pitt gave me to continue my baseball career. Without that opportunity, I wouldn't have been able to move on to play D1 baseball and now professional baseball. Coach Eason and his staff care deeply about developing their players and getting them prepared to play at the next level. Also, Pitt is more than just a baseball program, but a family. I will never forget the relationships I made with my teammates and coaches." - Daniel Millwee
Millwee is currently playing in the Arizona Rookie League.