Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
Marion's Dorris Drafted by Cubs
MARION -- SIU junior pitcher and Marion native Nathan Dorris was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 17th round of the MLB first-year player draft Wednesday.
Dorris was the 524th player selected and became the second Saluki baseball player taken in this year's draft. SIU junior Chris Serritella was taken in the fourth round by the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.
Dorris was 7-4 on the mound with a 4.17 ERA in 14 starts and
two relief appearances for the Salukis in 2012. He ranked in the top 10 in the Missouri Valley Conference with seven wins and 80 strikeouts.
The deadline for drafted players to sign is July 13 at 4 p.m. Central Time.
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