Delaware Sports Zone

By- Sean Greene

   Saint Mark’s baseball ace Billy Sullivan was selected in the 28th round by the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday afternoon.

   Suliivan struck out five batters in a state semifinal against Caravel earlier this month, and took part in a pre-draft tryout for the Phillies on Saturday, where he was caught by Conrad’s Brock Nowell.

   Billy will have a decision to make: he signed a letter of intent to pitch at the University of Delaware, but he would have the option to forego Delaware and proceed immediately into Minor League Baseball.

   If he passes on the Phillies, he would have to play 3 years at Delaware before he could be drafted again.

   Sullivan isn’t the only player with a University of Delaware tie selected.

   Ron Marinaccio, the Blue Hens’ opening-round pitcher in both the 2017 CAA and NCAA Tournaments, was taken by the New York Yankees in the 19th round.  

   He finished with a 4-3 record and a 2.09 ERA, including a complete-game, 2-hitter against the College of Charleston in the CAA Tournament.

   The Major League Baseball draft continues through Wednesday, with 50 rounds worth of players expected to have their names called.


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