School notes: Remillard drafted
Former LaSalle Institute catcher Will Remillard has been selected in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft.
The redshirt-sophomore from Coastal Carolina was tabbed by the Chicago Cubs in the 19th round with the 558th overall pick on Saturday — the third and final day of the draft — after a productive debut season with the Chants.
Remillard, who transferred from Temple after his freshman season and had to sit out a year before joining the Chants’ lineup this spring, batted .280 and led the team with 13 doubles and 39 RBIs to go with a triple, two home runs and 28 runs scored in 54 games.
He was sidelined for much of the postseason, though, with a back ailment and was limited to just one at-bat in Coastal’s NCAA regional games. He said he’s feeling much better, though, and will look to further showcase himself in the vaunted summer Cape Cod League.
The Cohoes native is the fourth different Coastal catcher in seven years to be drafted, following Mike Fuentes in 2006 (29th round), Dock Doyle in 2007 and 2008 (44th and fifth round, respectively) and Tucker Frawley in 2012 (eighth round).
Because he’s a draft-eligible third-year sophomore, Remillard could re-enter the draft two more times in hopes of improving his positioning, and financial opportunities.
Remillard was a Big 10 all-star at LaSalle and played in the Empire State Games.
Amanda Gatt Voorheesville finished her four-year high school softball career with 975 strikeouts after piling up 222 of them this season.
The Temple-bound senior, this year’s Colonial Council Most Valuable Player, also led the Blackbirds with with a .463 batting average, 17 runs batted in, and 19 runs scored.
Gatt has earned first-team Colonial Council all-star recognition three times. Last season she was named first-team all-state by the New York State Sportswriters Association. This year’s team has not been released.