Fairfield, CT – The Sacred Heart baseball team hosted their annual Major League Baseball scout day on September 21st at Harbor Yard. The annual event held in Bridgeport garnered attendance from the Red Sox, White Sox, Yankees, Royals, MLB Scouting Bureau, Mariners, A's, Nationals, Tigers and Blue Jays.
The Pioneers participated in the 60-yard dash, batting practice, infield-outfield, and then split up and played an inter-squad game in front of the scouts.
Under Head Coach Nick Giaquinto, seven Pioneers have been drafted into Major League Baseball. Senior shortstop John Murphy (Seymour, CT) was drafted in the sixth round of this past year's MLB Draft to become the highest draft pick in Sacred Heart history. Before Murphy, the last Pioneer to be selected in the MLB draft was center fielder Mike Drowne, who was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010. Murphy was the first Northeast Conference player to be picked in this year's draft.
Following this past draft, former Sacred Heart ace Troy Scribner was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Astros and played for their single A affiliate Tri-City ValleyCats.