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Bishops' Marchetti, Stanton Nabbed in Major League Draft

June 8, 2000

[ MLB Draft Web Site Screen Shot ]DELAWARE, OHIO -- Ohio Wesleyan University seniors Dan Marchetti (Gaithersburg, Md.) and Kyle Stanton (Coshocton/River View) were selected in Major League Baseball's free-agent draft Tuesday.

Stanton, a righthanded pitcher, was selected by the New York Yankees in the 12th round, while Marchetti, a shortstop-righthanded pitcher, was taken by the Baltimore Orioles in the 26th round.

Marchetti batted .397 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI. He also compiled an 8-3 record with 3 saves as a pitcher. Marchetti was a first-team All-America selection this season.

Stanton shared the team lead with 8 wins. He finished with an 8-1 record and a 3.83 earned run average and led the team with 69 strikeouts.

Marchetti and Stanton become the fifth and sixth Ohio Wesleyan players taken in the free agent draft, following pitcher Mark Oberholtzer (Newark) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1985, outfielder Scott Tedder (Whitehall) by the Cleveland Indians in 1987 and the Chicago White Sox in 1988, catcher Mark Senkowitz (Warren/Champion) by the Boston Red Sox in 1992 and second baseman Steve Goodhart (Heath) by the Cincinnati Reds in 1995.

Ohio Wesleyan finished the season with a 42-9 record, setting a school season record for victories. The Battling Bishops won the North Coast Athletic Conference championship, compiling a 15-0 record and becoming the first team in league history to finish the season undefeated in conference play, and finished third in the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional tournament.