34 WCCBL alums picked in the 2008 MLB June draft

34 collegiate prospects that played for WCCBL clubs were selected in the 2008 MLB June draft held Thursday, June 5 and Friday, June 6. The first WCCBL pick was 2007 All-WCCBL pitcher Stephen Fife of University Utah. Fife pitched last summer for the Bellingham Bells. The right-hander went 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA over 8 appearances and 5 starts. Other 3rd round selections were Corvallis’ Brent Morel of Cal Poly SLO and Kelowna’s Sawyer Carroll of Kentucky. Carroll was recently named All-SEC and All-America. Morel led the Big West in RBI with 60.

The Corvallis Knights were the WCCBL club most represented in the draft as 11 Knights’ alums were chosen. The Wenatchee AppleSox were the next most represented WCCBL team with 8.

Player / College Team / WCCBL Team / Pro Team / Round

Stephen Fife / Utah / Bellingham / Boston / 3rd
Brent Morel / Cal Poly SLO / Corvallis / White Sox / 3rd
Sawyer Carroll / Kentucky / Kelowna / San Diego / 3rd
Christian Scholl / Green River CC / Kitsap / Angels / 8th
Matt Hague / Oklahoma State / Corvallis / Pittsburgh / 9th
Nick Haughian / Univ. of Washington / Wenatchee / Baltimore / 9th
Tommy Milone / USC / Wenatchee / Washington / 10th
Kevin Castner / Cal Poly SLO / Corvallis / Texas / 10th
Ari Ronick / Univ. of Portland / Wenatchee / San Francisco / 12th
Jorden Merry / Univ. of Washington / Wenatchee / White Sox / 14th
Jason Rodriguez / Univ. of Nevada-Reno / Corvallis / Cleveland / 15th
Matt Fitts / Lewis-Clark State / Corvallis / Oakland / 16th
Kyle Conley / Univ. of Washington / Wenatchee / Dodgers / 16th
Jim Murphy / Washington State / Corvallis / Philadelphia / 17th
Brooks Lindsley / Lower Columbia College / Corvallis / San Francisco / 18th
Ryan Mantle / Missouri State / Kelowna / San Francisco / 19th
Nick Akins / Riverside CC / Corvallis / Washington / 20th
Lonnie Lechelt / Oregon State / Kelowna / Florida / 21st
Drew Garcia / UC Riverside / Corvallis / White Sox / 21st
Jon Hee / Univ. of Hawaii / Wenatchee / Red Sox / 21st
Blaine Hardy / Lewis-Clark State / Bend / Kansas City / 22nd
Danny Meier / Univ. of Portland / Kitsap / Houston / 24th
Brent Wyatt / Lewis-Clark State / Wenatchee / Detroit / 26th
Alex Sogard / North Carolina State / Bend / Arizona / 26th
Shane Kaufman / San Diego State / Kitsap / San Francisco / 28th
Brad Reid / Bellevue CC / Corvallis / Seattle / 30th
Jayson Miller / Washington State / Wenatchee / Angels / 30th
Clayton Dill / Missouri Baptist / Kelowna / Washington / 35th
Matt Way / Washington State / Corvallis / San Francisco / 36th
Brandon Pullen / San Diego State / Bellingham / Seattle / 37th
Tyson Van Winkle / Gonzaga / Spokane / Houston / 39th
Kevin Coddington / Univ. of Illinois at Chicago / Moses Lake / 44th
Brad McAtee / UC Davis / Bend / Colorado / 45th
Carl Uhl / UC Riverside / Spokane / Colorado / 49th