Brown, Crist and Ingram Selected in Day Two of the Major League Amateur Draft
June 8, 2004
BERKELEY, CA - The University of California baseball program had three pitchers selected in the second day of the 2004 Major League Amateur Draft. Senior right-hander Matt Brown was drafted in the 22nd round by the Houston Astros, junior right-hander Kyle Crist was selected in the 34th round by the Kansas City Royals and junior right-hander Jesse Ingram was picked in the 36th round by the Texas Rangers.
Brown finished the 2004 season 3-3 with two saves and a 4.20 ERA in 25 appearances. He also recorded 36 strikeouts in 49.3 innings. Brown concluded his Golden Bear career with 15 wins and is fourth in career saves (16), sixth in career appearances (94) and eighth in career strikeouts (211) on the school's all-time list. In 2001 when Cal advanced to the NCAA Regional in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Brown was selected as an honorable mention Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after leading the Pac-10 with eight saves. He was honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2001 and 2002, and is a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic honoree, majoring in economics. In last year's Major League Amateur Draft, Brown was drafted in the 29th round by the Chicago Cubs.
Crist was 3-8 with a 5.73 ERA this season, recording 47 strikeouts in 66.0 innings and picking up wins over Brigham Young, Saint Mary's and San Francisco. He has tallied five wins in three seasons with the Bears and has 101 strikeouts in 131.3 innings.
On May 29 at Washington State, Ingram became the Cal school record-holder for single-season saves with his 10th save of the season in a 4-0 victory over the Cougars. He finished with 19 career saves in only three years as he redshirted in 2001 and graduated this spring with a degree in political science. Ingram's 19 career saves are second on the Cal all-time career save list behind Mitch Hawley's 21 saves from 1978-81. He is also eighth on the Bears' all-time games list (85), was a 2004 honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection, and is a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic honoree. For the year, Ingram recorded 49 strikeouts in 50.7 innings with a 3.02 ERA, leading the conference in saves (10) and appearances (30).
Brown, Crist and Ingram join junior infielder David Nicholson, junior left fielder Justin Nelson and senior shortstop Jeff Dragicevich as Cal players selected in the 2004 Major League Amateur Draft. Nicholson was drafted in the ninth round by the Los Angeles Dodgers, while Nelson and Dragicevich were picked in the 15th and 18th rounds, respectively, by the Colorado Rockies
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