June 6, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. -
UC Davis senior Dayne Quist was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 28th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday while fellow senior Scott Kalush was picked in the 39th round by the Baltimore Orioles.
Quist, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound left-handed pitcher from Santa Cruz, was the 872nd pick overall while Kalush, a 6-1, 205-pound catcher from San Mateo, was the fourth pick of his round.
"This is a testament to the hard work they've done," said first-year coach Matt Vaughn. "They've persevered and put themselves in a position to be drafted."
Quist finished the 2012 season with a team-high six wins, going 6-3 overall with a 3.15 ERA while posting two shutouts and three complete games. He struck out an Aggie-best 85 batters, walked just 13 and allowed opponents to bat just .219 against him.
Kalush earned All-Big West second-team honors after starting 52 games. He tied for the team-high with five home runs, collected 24 RBI's and had two doubles and a triple among his 42 hits while batting .240. Kalush also threw out 17 runners trying to steal.
The Aggies finished the 2012 season with a 27-30 overall record while finishing fifth in the Big West with a 12-12 mark.