Eric Phillips Drafted for First Time by Toronto
NEW YORK - In what is shaping up to be the best draft year in Georgia Southern Baseball history, Eric Phillips became the third Eagle selected in the top-10 rounds when the Toronto Blue Jays exercised the 205th overall pick in the sixth round to take the senior infielder.
Phillips, who was drafted for the first time in his baseball career on Tuesday, made his first start on February 22, 2009 and never looked back. In the process of becoming the school's all-time career hits leader, he helped GSU to two Southern Conference Tournament Titles and three championship game appearances.
The Carrollton, Ga., native finished his four-year career with 339 hits, a .366 batting average, 66 doubles, 20 home runs and 194 RBIs. He improved his batting average in every season in Statesboro and hit .391 with a career-best 24 doubles and 54 RBIs in 2012.
An All-Southern Conference selection in all four seasons, Phillips helped lead the Eagles to their most successful four-year period since Head Coach Rodney Hennon led his first three teams in 2000, 2001 and 2002 to three-straight regionals.
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- Category: Baseball
- Published on Tuesday, 05 June 2012 06:14