Mack Draft: – Southwest All-Region Selections, Jordan Cooper, Pete O’Brien, Tyler Hanover, and Jess Darrah

Southwest All-Region Selections

CA: Blake Swihart | Cleveland HS, Rio Rancho, N.M.
1B: Elliot Richoux | The Woodlands HS, The Woodlands, Texas
2B: Chris McFarland | Lufkin HS, Lufkin, Texas
3B: Matthew Dean | The Colony HS, The Colony, Texas
SS: Trevor Story | Irving HS, Irving, Texas
OF: Joshua Bell | Jesuit Coll. Prep., Dallas, Texas
OF: Collin Shaw | Westlake HS, Austin, Texas
OF: Connor McKay | Regis Jesuit HS, Denver, Colo.
DH: Patrick Leonard | St. Thomas HS, Houston, Texas
UT: Ricardo Jacquez | Franklin HS, El Paso, Texas
SP: Archie Bradley | Broken Arrow HS, Broken Arrow, Okla.
SP: Dylan Bundy | Owasso HS, Owasso, Okla.
SP: Bryan Brickhouse | The Woodlands HS, The Woodlands, Texas
SP: Mason Hope | Broken Arrow HS, Broken Arrow, Okla.
SP: John Curtiss | Carroll Sr. HS, Southlake, Texas
UT: Ricardo Jacquez | Franklin HS, El Paso, Texas –  

UK sophomore right-handed pitcher Jordan Cooper established himself as one of the top freshman in the state last season while holding his own as a weekend starting pitcher in the Southeastern Conference. Cooper was 4-5 with a 5.71 ERA in 20 games, including eight starts last season. After moving to the weekend rotation on April 25 Cooper surrendered four or fewer runs in each of his first five Southeastern Conference starts –  

Pete O’Brien Bethune-Cookman U 6’2 210 R/R – quality receiver with above ave arm and release, most are in the 1.9 or less pop time range, quick on his feet and alert, handles good velocity pitches well as evidenced during 2010 TEAM USA games. Has plus power and ability to hit for average at ML level – right handed version of Brian McCann. He’s put his college team mates and the program at BCU on the map for years to come.  

Tyler Hanover – LSU – Hanover is one of the few remaining everyday players from LSU’s 2009 National Championship team. He batted .321 in 53 starts as a freshman in ’09 and then hit .332 with 16 doubles, 35 RBIs, and 49 runs while starting all 63 LSU games last year. Hanover also batted .526 at the SEC Tournament and drove-in the winning run in the championship game win over Alabama. The 5’6 junior also played solidly in the field, with just six errors and a .979 fielding percentage. Hanover has played in the last two Cape Cod League All-Star Games at Fenway Park for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. –

Right-handed pitcher Jesse Darrah spent the first two years of his college career at Sacramento State, where he was named a freshman all-american in 2009, before transferring to NAIA school Fresno Pacific University. He has an athletic and lean 6-foot-3, 190 pound frame, with easy arm strength and repeatable mechanics. He throws four pitches for strikes, and really started to draw attention by recently throwing in the 92-95 range. –  


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