Mike Eylward became the third player from last season’s USF baseball team to be selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Thursday when he was chosen in the 44th round by the Anaheim Angels.
Last season Eylward hit .335 with 7 HRs and a team-high 55 RBIs after making the move across the diamond from third base to first.
Eylward joins Brendan Fuller and Daniel Boyd as the other Bulls drafted from last year’s club that reached the NCAA Regionals for the first time in four years. USF recruits Jason Weintraub and Devin Inavey were also selected in the draft.
Bucs release Benjamin
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released former USF long snapper Ryan Benjamin last Thursday.
Benjamin, an undrafted free agent, became the first USF player ever to appear on Tampa Bay’s roster. The 6-foot-2-inch, 240-pound Benjamin was the only player on the roster listed specifically as a long snapper at the time he was waived.