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Baseball: Run begins on SoCal players [Updated]

June 5, 2012 | 11:16 am

Long Beach Wilson pitcher Chase DeJong was selected in the second round of Tuesday's amateur draft, going No. 71 to the Toronto Blue Jays. Shortstop Joe Munoz of Los Altos went to the Diamondbacks at No. 90.

Among third-round selections were pitcher Ryan McNeil of Nipomo to the Cubs at No. 101; pitcher Kyle Twomey of El Dorado to the Athletics at No. 106, and pitcher Kieran Lovegrove of Mission VIejo to the Indians at No. 110.

Infielder Rio Ruiz of La Puente Bishop Amat was the first player taken in the fourth round by the Astros at No. 129. Former Palisades pitcher Jon Moscot of Pepperdine went to the Reds at 142.

Huntington Beach Edison shortstop Tim Lopes went to the Mariners at No. 191 in the sixth round.

Pitcher Zach Jemiola of Great Oak was taken by the Rockies in the ninth round at No. 288. Infielder Ron Miller, who attended Gardena Serra but didn't play in his senior year, went in the 10th round to the Mariners at No. 317. In the 11th round went Camarillo pitcher Hunter Virant to the Astros at No. 339 and Valencia infielder Trey Williams to the Cardinals at No. 360.

Anaheim Servite pitcher Richard Bielski was taken in the 14th round by the Phillies at No. 458. Moorpark pitcher Jordan Guerrero went in the 15th round to the White Sox at No. 471.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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