Morehead City, N.C. – The Morehead City Marlins are pleased to announce the addition of two right-handed pitchers to the roster for the 2012 season. Matt Ogden (pictured left) and David Lucroy (pictured right), both of whom were drafted in Major League Baseball’s 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of high school, will be spending the summer in Morehead City.
Ogden, a freshman pitcher at the University of Michigan, was originally drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 24th round of the 2011 draft after being named the Colorado High School Pitcher of the Year. The 6-3 right-hander from Aurora, Colorado has appeared in four games for the Wolverines this season, and has allowed just seven hits and has struck out seven batters in eight innings of work.
Lucroy, a freshman at East Carolina University, joins the team after being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 29th round of last year’s draft. The Umatilla, Florida native joins his teammate from ECU Dario Santangelo on the Marlins’ pitching staff, and he is the younger brother of Jonathon Lucroy, the Brewers’ starting catcher in 2011. The 6-2 right-hander was a two-time team captain at Umatilla High School and was honored as a First-Team Florida All-Region selection by Perfect Game as a senior.
The Morehead City Marlins are a member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 16th season, the Coastal Plain League features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer while past experiences have been proven positive for both players and hosts. For Marlins ticket and team information, please visit www.mhcmarlins.com.
(Pictures provided by University of Michigan and East Carolina University Athletic Departments)