Molinaro, Williams Chosen in 2011 MLB Draft
Cubs Select Former PCC Pitcher Pete Levitt on Draft's Third Day
WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College first baseman Tyler Molinaro and former Bulldogs centerfielder Brett Williams were selected by the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks, respectively, on June 7—the second day of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.
Molinaro, who will play at UNC-Wilmington next season if he does not sign with the Yankees, led Pitt in hitting as a sophomore, finishing with a .396 batting average (59-for-149) in 49 games. The Charlottesville, Va., native was taken by New York with the 479th overall pick.
In two seasons with the Bulldogs, Molinaro compiled a .371 batting average (104-for-280) in 95 games, finishing with 24 home runs, 107 runs scored, 23 doubles and 91 runs batted in.
The day after Molinaro was drafted, the NJCAA announced him as a All-American (Third Team) selection for 2011.
After starring at PCC in 2009 and 2010, Williams moved on to N.C. State University for his junior season. A New Bern native, he finished with a .388 batting average in two seasons with the Bulldogs.
As a member of the Wolfpack, Williams recorded a .286 batting average (68-for-238) in 62 games. A leadoff hitter most of the season, he posted a .386 on-base percentage, scored 46 runs, and tallied 35 RBIs, 12 doubles, four triples and six homers. He was 9-for-9 in stolen bases.
Arizona selected Williams with the 754th pick.
On day three of the draft, former PCC pitcher Pete Levitt was selected by the Chicago Cubs with the 969th pick. After two seasons with the Bulldogs, Levitt transferred to Mount Olive College, where he went 9-2 this season with a 3.07 earned run average.
06/08/2011 (Updated 06/09/2011)