Maness selected by Marlins in MLB Draft|Harris picked by Giants
Published 10:02 pm Thursday, June 10, 2010
ECU Sports Information
GREENVILLE East Carolina junior Seth Maness was selected in the 41st round, pick 1247 overall, of the 2010 Major League Baseball First Year Amateur Player Draft by the Florida Marlins Wednesday afternoon.
Maness, the 2010 Conference USA Pitcher-of-the-Year, logged a league-high 101.1 innings over 15 starts and posted a conference second-best 10 wins. He registered 90 strikeouts and walked just 16 batters all season. The right-hander tossed one complete game this season and added a save in one of two relief appearances.
The three-time first-team All C-USA performer earned all-tournament honors after posting his 10th win of the season during the 2010 C-USA Championships against Southern Miss. Maness, who fanned eight and walked just one against the Golden Eagles, became the 12th Pirate to earn all-tournament honors since the Pirates joined Conference USA in 2002.
Maness had a no-hitter going through five innings against the Golden Eagles before giving up a leadoff double to Tyler Koelling to open the sixth. The reigning C-USA Pitcher-of-the-Year shook off the bump in the in the road to remain effective throughout his time toeing the rubber, giving up just one unearned run on five hits and a walk to improve to 10-3. Maness pushed his career record to 18-3 against C-USA teams and picked up his 28th career win, which ranks fourth all-time in C-USA history and tied for fourth in the ECU career record book.
East Carolinas Devin Harris was selected in the 48th round, pick 1458 overall, of the 2010 Major League Baseball First Year Amateur Player Draft by the San Francisco Giants Wednesday afternoon.
Harris, the 2009 Greenville Regional hero, belted 13 home runs, drove in 53 runs (career-high) and laced 18 doubles (career-high) all ranking among the team and league leaders. He batted .314 (65-for-2-7) on the season and posted a pair of multi-HR games against Monmouth and Southern Miss in the Pirates 8-1 win over the Golden Eagles in the 2010 Conference USA Tournament.
The junior outfielder was named Louisville Slugger National Player-of-the-Week (Mar. 22) after hitting an impressive .524 (11-for-21) with five home runs, 12 RBI, four doubles and slugged 1.429 during the Pirates five-game stretch from Mar. 16-21.
Harris led ECU with 16 multi-RBI games including a pair of five-RBI contests against instate rival UNC Wilmington and Southern Miss, which tied a career-high. His 19 multi-hit games ranked third on the squad while his 43 runs scored was fourth.
Harris, who was drafted in the eighth round (pick 236) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2009, is the third Pirate to be selected in the 2010 Draft joining Seth Maness (Florida Marlins/ Rd. 41/ Pick 1247) and Kyle Roller (N.Y. Yankees/ Rd. 8/ Pick 265).
Also taken on day three were 2011 signees Jack Reinheimer (Atlanta Braves/ Rd. 31/ Pick 944) and Austin Chrismon (Houston Astros/ Rd. 32/ Pick 963) as well as former Pirate shortstop Dustin Harrington (Chicago Cubs/ Rd. 34/ Pick 1030).