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Santa Clarita Valley Baseball Products Anticipate Start Of MLB Draft

The Major League Baseball draft begins today with plenty of players from the Santa Clarita Valley waiting for their names to be called.

The first two rounds of the draft are tonight. College of the Canyons third baseman Trey Williams, a Valencia High graduate, is the highest rated player from the Santa Clarita Valley, but his name might not be called until Day 2 of the draft.

His COC teammate, shortstop Chad De Le Guerra, is also a top prospect in the draft.

West Ranch graduate Cal Vogelsang, a senior at Cal State Northridge, and Hart High graduate Pat Valaika, the UCLA shortstop, are also expected to be drafted.

The Houston Astros have the first pick in the draft. It starts at 4 this afternoon.

In high school football, Hart went 3-0 in the four-team, 7-on-7 passing tournament at Valencia High School. The Indians beat all three teams, Valencia, Golden Valley and Chaminade, by impressive margins.

Golden Valley was the surprise of the tournament though, winning one game over Valencia, 24-18, and losing a close one to Chaminade, 30-24.

Valencia went 0-3 in the tournament.

In baseball, the Dodgers lost to the visiting Padres, 6-2. Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 and saw his batting average plummet to .417.

The Dodgers start a weekend series against the Atlanta Braves tonight. First pitch is at 7:10.

In the NHL playoffs, the Kings will look to even their series against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at Staples Center.

The Blackhawks lead the Western Conference finals, 2-1, but the Kings won Game 3, 3-1, and are a perfect 8-0 at home in the playoffs.

The Blackhawks will be a man down to start the game. Duncan Keith was suspended for Game 4 after hitting Jeff Carter in the face with a high stick in Game 3.

Listen to the game between the Kings and the Blackhawks tonight on AM 1220, KHTS. The puck drops at 6.

Follow Tim Haddock on Twitter @thaddock.

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Santa Clarita Valley Baseball Products Anticipate Start Of MLB Draft

Article: Santa Clarita Valley Baseball Products Anticipate Start Of MLB Draft
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Tim Haddock