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Drew Hedman '09 Drafted by the Boston Red Sox

Drew Hedman '09

Drew Hedman ’09 was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 50th round of Major League Baseball's 2009 First-Year Player Draft last Thursday. He is the third Sagehen since 2003 to be selected in the draft. This honor caps the best offensive season in Pomona-Pitzer baseball history where Hedman hit .489 with 24 home runs and 87 RBIs, says Men’s Baseball Coach Frank Pericolosi.

Hedman was named National Hitter of the Year by, s, and the National College Baseball Writers Association. He was also featured in the June 15 issue of Sports Illustrated in their “Faces in the Crowd” section.

Hedman, who plays first base and sometimes outfield, began playing for the single-A short season minor league team the Lowell Spinners in Lowell, Massachusetts, last Sunday.