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Monarchs Tim Hummel Selected by White Sox in 2nd Round

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: June 05, 2000
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NORFOLK, VA. (June 5, 2000) -- Old Dominion University All-American shortstop Tim Hummel(Montgomery, NY.) has been selected in the second round and the 52nd overall pick in today's Major League Baseball draft by the Chicago White Sox. The 6-2, 185 pound Hummel is the ninth Monarch to be drafted in the first five rounds.

Joining Hummel in the draft was senior lefthander Brian Ross (Portland, ME). He was selected in the 15th round by the Cincinnati Reds. Ross was 2-4 this year with a 2.93 earned run average. He missed almost two months of the season when a line drive broke a bone in his left arm against Virginia Tech. Ross fanned eight against Rutgers and lost, 3-1 to top ranked South Carolina and their All-American pitcher Kip Bouknight.

Hummel was the Colonial Athletic Association's Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. He is a first team All-American selection by BASEBALL WEEKLY and COLLEGIATE BASEBALL. Hummel hit .408 this season with eight home runs and 68 runs batted in. He ranked second in the CAA in hitting. He also knocked in 30 runs in just 21 CAA league games.

Hummel set an Old Dominion single season shortstop fielding record of .963, breaking T.J. O'Donnell's mark .962 in 1992 at the shortstop position. He also owns both Old Dominion's and the CAA's career on base percentage record of .508.

Hummel helped lead the Monarchs to a 33-24-1 record this year. Old Dominion shared first place with East Carolina and earned the CAA's top seed in the conference tournament. The Monarchs were awarded an atlarge berth to the NCAA Regionals at Clemson, SC.

Through three years, Hummel has a career .388 batting average, with 20 home runs, 185 RBI and 62 doubles.

Last year, Hummel earned All-Star honors in the Cape Cod Summer League.

PAST MONARCH TOP FIVE ROUND BASEBALL DRAFT PICKS
1965 2nd rd. Outfielder Fred Kovner by Chicago White Sox
1971 1st rd. Paul Mitchell by Baltimore
1982 3rd rd. Mark Wasinger by San Diego
1983 1st rd. catcher Terry Bell by Seattle
1987 5th rd. secondbase Wiley Lee by California
1991 1st rd. Pitcher Jeff Ware by Toronto
1993 1st rd. pitcher Wayne Gomes by Philadelphia
1994 4th rd. Pitcher Steve Lyons by N.Y. Mets

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