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2 Poly baseball players named as Top 100 college prospects for MLB Draft | Cal Poly Notes

Nick Meyer, left, congratulates Alex McKenna, who scored the first run of the game against Wichita State on March 17, 2017.
Nick Meyer, left, congratulates Alex McKenna, who scored the first run of the game against Wichita State on March 17, 2017. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Baseball America has named two Cal Poly standouts among the Top 100 college prospects in the nation for the 2018 MLB Draft.

Junior center fielder Alex McKenna, a first-team All-Big West Conference selection after hitting a team-leading .360 with 11 doubles, two triples and five home runs last season, is listed as the No. 47 overall college prospect, according to Baseball America. He’s also listed as the No. 11 college outfielder eligible for the June draft, according to D1Baseball.com. McKenna injured his head in a crash near campus in October, but luckily the damage wasn’t serious.

Junior catcher Nick Meyer also made the Top 100, coming in at No. 89. Meyer was the 2016 Big West Conference Freshman Field Player of the Year and a second-team All-Big West selection for the second straight year last season. He hit .255 with 31 RBI.

Cal Poly plays its first game Feb. 16 against Gonzaga at the Surprise Tournament in Arizona.

Cal Poly Women’s Basketball

Cal Poly senior Dynn Leaupepe tied a career high with 31 points Saturday in a win over North Dakota State. On Monday, Leaupepe was named Big West Conference Player of the Week.

She is the fourth-leading scorer in the Big West, averaging 15.3 points per game for Cal Poly (5-5).

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