Quist, Kalush Taken In MLB Draft

Scott Kalush was selected in the 39th round by the Baltimore Orioles.
 
Scott Kalush was selected in the 39th round by the Baltimore Orioles.
 

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.