Sophomore Sean Rierson Selected By San Francisco In 26th Round Of MLB Amateur Draft

June 5, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz.- Sean Rierson, a draft eligible sophomore, was selected on the second day of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft in the 26th round by the San Francisco Giants. He was not previously drafted out of Scottsdale's Chaparral High School in 2001.

Rierson (7-5, 4.69 ERA), a right-handed pitcher who has two years of collegiate eligibility remaining, recently completed the 2002 season as Arizona's leader in wins (7) and innings pitched (117.0). His 2.00 walks per nine innings in 2002 was the sixth lowest for any pitcher in school history.

Rierson becomes the third player off the 2002 roster to be selected in the draft. Seniors Chris Cunningham and Brad Hassey were selected in the 13th and 19th rounds on Tuesday.

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