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HAUTE, IND. -- Two members of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 NCAA Division
III Baseball Tournament squads from Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology continue to make progress in professional
Derek Eitel set Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology athletic
history after being selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the
17th round of the Major League Baseball Draft in June 2010.
Eitel has pitched with the Class High A Visalia Rawhide of
the California League and has also made two appearances with the
Class AAA Reno Aces of the Pacific Coast League in 2011.
Eitel stands 6-8 overall this season with 87 strikeouts in 109.2
innings of work. He has made 22 appearances and 18 starts,
including a strong six-inning starting performance for Reno in
In 2010, Eitel's efforts included stops at Missoula, Montana and
the team's Class A affiliate team in South Bend. Eitel, the
511th overall selection of approximately 1,500 players that were
chosen in the 2010 draft, became the first Rose-Hulman
student-athlete in school history selected in a professional sports
Long slapped a base hit in his first River City at bat on
July 31 and helped lead the team to a 7-0 victory with his
defensive efforts behind the plate.
The mechanical engineering graduate played for the St. George
Roadrunners in the Golden League in 2010 and batted .361 in 13
appearances. He later appeared in 10 games for the San
Diego Surfdawgs in the Arizona Winter League, batting .423.
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