PLNU Baseball Player Selected in 2012 MLB Draft
SAN DIEGO – PLNU catcher Ricky Gingras was taken by the Houston Astros in the 18th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday, the 549th overall pick.
Gingras hit a team-best .357 for the Sea Lions in 2012, collecting 56 hits in 157 at-bats. The 6’2” slugger also belted six doubles with seven homeruns and 36 RBI. He earned All-Golden State Athletic Conference honors at season's end.
“I had no idea what round I’d be taken in,” said Gingras who got the call from the Astros shortly after his selection. “It’s been a dream of mine to play baseball professionally since I was a little kid. I’m excited to get that chance.”