Gold and Dworkis Selected in Day Two of Professional Draft
June 8, 2005
BERKELEY, CA - The University of California baseball program had two pitchers selected in the second day of the 2005 Major League Amateur Draft. Junior right-hander Adam Gold was drafted in the 33rd round by the San Diego Padres and senior right-hander Eric Dworkis was picked in the 45th round by the San Francisco Giants.
Gold finished the 2005 season 7-6 with a 5.85 ERA in 18 appearances. He recorded a team-high 71 strikeouts in 87.7 innings with victories over San Jose State, UCLA, Arizona State, Washington State, Hawaii-Hilo, UNLV and Long Beach State. Gold was honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2004, and is currently eighth in the Pac-10 in batters struck out looking (29) this season. The Padres have two former Cal standouts on their major league roster - infielder Geoff Blum (1992-94) and outfielder Xavier Nady (1998-2000).
Dworkis was extremely valuable for Cal in 2005 as a senior transfer from Gonzaga, finishing the year 6-5 with a 3.41 ERA (7th in Pac-10) and a team-high 71 strikeouts in 105.7 innings (8th in Pac-10). He was spectacular versus Stanford on May 7, throwing a career-high 10.0 innings with six hits, one run, no walks and five strikeouts. Dworkis was also named the Apr. 26 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week after throwing a complete game shutout versus USC with four hits, one walk and 11 strikeouts. He pitched a complete game with six hits, one run, one walk and 10 strikeouts at Saint Mary's on Feb. 26 as well.
Gold and Dworkis join senior right-hander Matt Swanson and senior left-hander Travis Talbott as Cal players selected in the 2005 Major League Amateur Draft. Swanson was drafted in the 13th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates, while Talbott was picked in the 14th round by the Florida Marlins.