Horwitz and Brown Selected in Day Two of Major League Amateur Draft

June 5, 2003

BERKELEY, CA - University of California junior right fielder Brian Horwitz and junior right-hander Matt Brown were selected during the second day of the 2003 Major League Amateur Draft. Horwitz was picked in the 26th round by the Oakland A's, and Brown was selected in the 29th round by the Chicago Cubs.

Horwitz, a 2003 honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection, batted .347 with 10 doubles, two triples, six home runs and a team-leading 47 RBI this year. He tied a Cal school record with eight RBI Feb. 14 versus Texas-Pan American, and had a game-winning home run Feb. 11 versus San Jose State and a game-winning RBI Feb. 16 versus Nebraska.

Brown was 4-8 this season with a 6.02 ERA, and led the Bears with 66 strikeouts in a team-high 86.7 innings. He is currently 10th in the Pac-10 in strikeouts and sixth in the conference in batters struck out looking (28).

Horwitz and Brown join junior first baseman/third baseman Conor Jackson and junior right-hander Brian Montalbo, as Cal players selected in the 2003 professional draft. Jackson was drafted in the first round and was the 19th pick overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks, while Montalbo was picked in the seventh round by the Milwaukee Brewers.

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