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Shawler, Bergh and Carter Join Hudson In Baseball Draft

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: June 06, 2008
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June 6, 2008

NORFOLK, VA--Three more Monarch pitchers were selected in the Major League Baseball draft today. Anthony Shawler (Chesapeake, VA./Oscar Smith HS) was chosen in the ninth round by the Detroit Tigers, Dexter Carter (Murfreesboro, NC. Greenbrier Christian) was picked in the 13th by the Chicago White Sox, and senior Ryan Bergh (Reddick, FL) was picked in the 26th round by the Philadelphia Phillies. They join junior righthander Dan Hudson (Virginia Beach, Va.) was picked in the fifth round by the White Sox on Thursday.

Four selections in one draft ties a school mark set in 2006,1984 and 1992.

Anthony Shawler compiled a 5-3 record with two complete games and 96 strikeouts in 75.2 innings of work. Shawler tied for second in the CAA in strikeouts. He was named second team All-CAA pitcher and third team All-CAA outtielder. Shawler tied an ODU single game strikeout record when he fanned 18 against Northeastern (tying mark set by Jason Godin in 2006).

As a hitter, Shawler hit .314 with seven homers, 40 RBI, 14 doubles and three triples. He was second on the team in triples and homers. Shawler currently has four career shutouts which rank him fifth all-time at ODU and 253 career strikeouts in 216.2 innings which rank him fourth all-time at ODU.

In 2007, Shawler earned All-American honors from three different publications as he compiled an 11-2 record with a 2.20 ERA. He fanned 130 batters in 114 innings.

Dexter Carter was 3-4 this season with a 8.76 ERA. He fanned 35 batters in 37 innings of work. Carter fanned a career high 12 batters in 2007 against Maryland and tossed a shutout against Norfolk State in 2007.

Ryan Bergh was 6-6 this season with a 3.57 ERA. He led the CAA in complete games with five and ranked fourth in the league in earned run average. Bergh fanned eight against Northeastern and opponents hit only .256 against him.

Bergh was the recipient of the prestigious Wilkins-Howard Memorial award as ODU's Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. He graduated in May with a 3.6 GPA in Sports Management.

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