Rays draft Hoilman in 49th round; Hoilman named 2010 Ping!Baseball All-American
Paul Hoilman
Paul Hoilman

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 9, 2010) - Junior Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.) became the second ETSU baseball player to have his named called in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft after being selected in the 49th round by the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Hoilman joins junior Chas Byrne (Johnson City, Tenn.), who was drafted in the 16th round by the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, as the only two Buccaneer players to be drafted.

 

The first baseman was also named a 2010 Ping!Baseball Second Team All-American by Ping!Baseball.com. Hoilman led the Atlantic Sun with a .421 batting average and 25 home runs.

 

Hoilman, the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, a CoSIDA Academic All-American and a Louisville Slugger First Team All-American, currently hold the ETSU career record for home runs (51) and RBI (197).

 

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