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Gonzaga University baseball players Marco Gonzales and Derek Callahan have been named a top prospect.
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Two Zags Named A Top Prospect By Baseball America

Courtesy: Gonzaga Athletics
          Release: 09/04/2012
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SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Gonzaga University baseball players have been named a top prospect by Baseball America.

Junior pitcher Marco Gonzales was listed as the No. 6 prospect on Team USA and sophomore pitcher Derek Callahan was listed as the No. 9 prospect from the West Coast League.

This summer, Gonzales pitched for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and finished 3-0 in four appearances with a 2.82 ERA. The lefty from Fort Collins, Colo., was also named the Best Pitcher of the Honkbal Tournament in Haarlem, Netherlands, where Team USA took the bronze medal.

In his two years as a Bulldog, Gonzales has a career record of 19-4 and a 2.09 ERA in 27 appearances.

In a separate list by Perfect Game, Gonzales was listed as the No. 7 prospect on Team USA.

Back in the Pacific Northwest, Callahan turned heads with his performance for the Wenatchee AppleSox. The Edmonds, Wash., native finished 6-2 with a 2.59 ERA in 12 games. The lefty was nearly perfect in the playoffs by going 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA. Callahan helped the AppleSox win its fifth WCL title.

Callahan was also named All-WCL second team and was a WCL All-Star.

Both Gonzales and Callahan, along with the rest of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, have begun fall practice.  


Team USA

1. Carlos Rodon, lhp (So., North Carolina State)

2. Ryne Stanek, rhp (Jr., Arkansas)

3. Jonathon Crawford, rhp (Jr., Florida)

4. Kris Bryant, 3b/of (Jr., San Diego)

5. Bobby Wahl, rhp (Jr., Mississippi)

6. Marco Gonzales, lhp (Jr., Gonzaga)

7. D.J. Peterson, 3b/1b (Jr., New Mexico)

8. Trea Turner, 2b/3b/ss (So., North Carolina State)

9. Michael Conforto, of (So., Oregon State)

10. Trevor Williams, rhp (Jr., Arizona State)



West Coast League

1. Taylor Sparks, 3b/of, Wenatchee (So., UC Irvine)

2. Hunter Virant, lhp, Walla Walla (Fr., UCLA)

3. James Kapriellian, rhp, Wenatchee (Fr., UCLA)

4. Felipe Perez, rhp, Cowlitz (SIGNED: Diamondbacks)

5. Cole Irvin, lhp, Cowlitz (Fr., Oregon)

6. Shane Zeile, 3b, Walla Walla (So., UCLA)

7. Darin Gillies, rhp, Bend (So., Arizona State)

8. Tyler Kane, rhp, Wenatchee (Jr., Washington)

9. Derek Callahan, lhp, Wenatchee (So., Gonzaga)

10. Thomas Eshelman, rhp, Klamath Falls (Fr., Cal State Fullerton)




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