UCLA's Mitchell Beacom, Blair Dunlap Selected on Day Three of MLB Draft

June 9, 2010

LOS ANGELES - Redshirt sophomore left-hander Mitchell Beacom was chosen by the Kansas City Royals in the 36th round, and redshirt senior outfielder Blair Dunlap was selected in the 43rd round of the 2010 MLB Draft on Wednesday afternoon.

In all, the selection of Beacom and Dunlap pushed UCLA's total number of draftees this week to 11, one shy of the Bruins' all-time MLB Draft record (12, set in 2000 and tied in 2006).

Beacom, a 6-foot-8 left-hander from San Diego, went 1-1 with a 4.58 ERA, recording 22 strikeouts and three walks in 17.2 innings. He made 14 appearances, all in relief, in helping UCLA post the second lowest ERA (2.95) in the nation prior to this weekend's NCAA Super Regionals. As a redshirt freshman in 2009, Beacom netted 14 strikeouts and four walks in nine innings of relief, posting a 6.00 ERA.

Dunlap has keyed UCLA's offense, batting .330 with five home runs, two triples, a team-leading 20 doubles, 23 RBI and 42 runs. The fifth-year senior from Mission Viejo, Calif., ranks second on the team with 69 hits and 209 at-bats and fourth with 42 runs. Dunlap enters this weekend's NCAA Super Regional having posted a career .299 batting average, including 16 home runs, five triples and 48 doubles, the sixth-highest all-time total in program history.

UCLA's draft selections prior to Wednesday included (in order) Rob Rasmussen, Dan Klein, Matt Grace, Garett Claypool, Matt Drummond, Chris Giovinazzo, Erik Goeddel, Brett Krill and Niko Gallego.

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