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Baseball: Pitcher Jacob Nix goes in third round to Padres

A year after not signing with the Houston Astros and not showing up to accept a scholarship to UCLA, former Los Alamitos pitcher Jacob Nix was selected by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday with the 86th pick on the second day of baseball’s amateur draft.

The first local player taken in the third round was Dana Hills shortstop Lucas Williams by the Phillies with the 83rd selection.

Pitcher Anthony Guardado of Nogales was taken by the Braves with the 89th selection.

In the fourth round, UCLA pitcher Cody Poteet was selected by the Marlins at No. 116.


West Ranch outfielder Jagger Rusconi, a USC signee, was taken in the fifth round by the Red Sox at No. 141. Chino Hills left-hander Bailey Falter went to the Phillies at No. 144. The Dodgers took Lakewood shortstop Brendon Davis at No. 162.

UCLA closer David Berg, a Bishop Amat grad, went in the sixth round to the Cubs at No. 173. Quartz Hill pitcher Jonas Wyatt was chosen by the Indians at No. 184. Former Cypress shortstop David Fletcher of Loyola Marymount was taken by the Angels with the final pick of the sixth round at 195.

Tyler Mark, a former Culver City pitcher from Concordia, was the first pick of the sixth round by the Diamondbacks at No. 166.

Former Valencia first baseman Brian Mundell of Cal Poly SLO was taken in the seventh round by the Rockies at No. 197.


Former Loyola pitcher Tommy Bergjans, who pitched for Haverford College, was taken in the eighth round by the Dodgers at 252.



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