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Tigers, Blue Jays draft TWC's Longwith & Saucedo

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ATHENS, TN (WRCB) -- For the sixth consecutive year, MLB's annual draft includes a Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldog, but this time around, two TWC pitchers were selected.
In the 20th round of the First-Year Player Draft, the Detroit Tigers chose right handed pitcher Logan Longwith of Cleveland, Tennessee.
Longwith, a Walker Valley High grad and Tennessee Wesleyan's designated reliever, was 1-1 with 10 saves for the 2015 season.                                           In 30.1 innings, he faced 122 batters with 21 strikeouts and six walks.                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Meanwhile Tayler Saucedo, a left handed pitcher from Maple Valley, Washington, was chosen in the 21st round by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Saucedo went 5-2 for the 2015 AAC season, pitching 59.2 innings and striking out 59 batters.
TWC's new head baseball coach Travis Watson and his predecessor reacted to the news.
" They were really good players that came in here and worked extremely hard, and were very open to the coaching style we had and to the way that we play," says former TWC Head Coach Billy Berry. "And for those guys, it culminated in what every guy that plays college or high school baseball wants to do, and that's move on to play professionally."
" Put out a lot of pro prospects, got a guy or two in the big leagues here and again, hoping to keep that up," says Watson, who was just hired this week.        " Gosh, its a great place!"
In all, the Bulldog baseball program has produced 29 players who were drafted after playing at Tennessee Wesleyan.



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