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Sports - June 14, 2013

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BASEBALL DRAFT . . . Palo Alto High grad Tyger Pederson will become the third member of his family to join the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization. The infielder, who just finished his college career at Pacific, was drafted by the Dodgers in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft last weekend. Brother Joc Pederson was drafted by the Dodgers two years ago, and father Stu Pederson played a handful of games with the Dodgers. Tyger Pederson was one of three local players selected on the final day of the draft on Saturday. Menlo College's Jimmy Bosco was drafted in the 13th round by the St. Louis Cardinals and Joey Webb was taken by the Washington Nationals in the 28th round. The UOP website reported "Pederson hit .274 in three seasons with Pacific, after joining the Tigers from Redlands. He scored 60 runs in his career while driving in 44 runs, with 13 doubles. Pederson also drew 49 walks in his career, for a .349 on-base percentage." Bosco, who began his career at Arkansas, became Menlo College's first All-American baseball player after leading the Oaks in nearly every offensive category, including average (.426), runs (51), hits (81), doubles (23), triples (2), home runs (15), RBI (57), on-base percentage (.519) and slugging percentage (.805). Webb, a 6-5, 230-pound pitcher who transferred from Nevada, was 6-2 with a 2.74 ERA this year. He struck out 59 in 72 1/3 innings, but also walked 33, hit 12 and threw 10 wild pitches. He only allowed one home run.

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