Three former Cal Poly stars sign pro baseball contracts

Three former Cal Poly baseball players who were selected in last week’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft have signed contracts with their new organizations, the school announced Monday.

Junior left-handed pitcher Matt Leonard, who was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 38th round (1,147th overall), will play in Goodyear, Ariz. to compete in the rookie Arizona League.

Senior outfielder Luke Yoder, taken in the 40th round (1,223rd overall) by the Boston Red Sox, has been assigned to the Fort Myers (Fla.) Miracle of the Florida State League.

Fellow senior outfielder Adam Melker, meanwhile, chosen by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 44th round (No. 1,339 overall), will join the Batavia (N.Y.) Muckdogs of the New York-Penn League.

SUMMER COLLEGIATE BASEBALLSan Luis Obispo Blues 1, Santa Maria Packers 0Mike Kindel singled to left-center in the eighth inning to drive in A.J. Robinson at SLO Stadium. Kindel finished with a game-best two hits, as did teammate Chad Christensen.

Cuesta College star Cory Ginther started on the mound for the Blues (4-4, 3-3 California Collegiate League), scattering four hits through five shutout innings, striking out eight batters and walking three.