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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 11:48 a.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2006

11 more Hawai'i baseball players drafted

By Stacy Kaneshiro
Advertiser Staff Writer

Eleven more players from Hawai'i, including three from the University of Hawai'i, were drafted Tuesday, the second day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

They 11 drafted were:

— UH senior Matt Inouye, who was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 21st round. Although primarily an outfielder with UH, Inouye was listed as a catcher;

— Kanekoa Texeira, a 2004 Kamehameha graduate and right-handed pitcher at Saddleback Junior College in California who was picked by the White Sox in the 22nd round;

— UH senior catcher Esteban Lopez, who was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 25th round;

— San Francisco senior right-handed pitcher Patrick McGuigan, a 2002 graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute who was picked by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 27th round;

— Golden West JC left-handed pitcher Ian Mopas, a 2005 graduate of Iolani who was picked by the Minnesota Twins in the 30th round;

— Recent Kailua High graduate Anthony Stovall, a right-handed pitcher who was picked by the Kansas City Royals in the 35th round;

— Recent Iolani School graduate Wally Marciel, a left-handed pitcher who was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 36th round;

— Recent Waimea High graduate Isaac Castillo, a second baseman who was picked by the Minnesota Twins in the 44th round;

— Recent Kaiser High graduate Colby Ho, a third baseman who was picked by the Kansas City Royals in the 48th round. He is the son of Kaiser coach and former UH Rainbow Peter Ho;

— Recent Saint Louis School graduate Cameron Bayne, a pitcher-outfielder who was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 49th round. He was listed as a right-handed pitcher, but announced as a center fielder in the webcast of the draft;

— University of Hawai'i junior relief pitcher Darrell Fisherbaugh, who was picked by the Boston Red Sox in the 50th round.

So far four UH players have been drafted. On Monday, UH junior right-handed pitcher Steven Wright was picked by the Cleveland Indians in the second round.

Also drafted Monday were UH recruit Matt Jaimes, a third baseman from Chino High School who was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 12th round, and University of San Diego junior second baseman Keoni Ruth, a 2003 Kamehameha graduate who was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 17th round.