Portions of this story courtesy of Trinity University Sports Information
SAN ANTONIO - Trinity outfielder Jeremy Wolf was drafted Saturday by the New York Mets in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
Wolf was drafted in the 31st round, and was the 940th overall pick. He is the eighth Tiger player to be drafted by a team in the MLB, and is poised to be the 23rd player in the 18-year head coaching career of Trinity skipper Tim Scannell to play professionally.
Additionally, Wolf is the 15th player in SCAC history to be taken in the MLB Draft and his selection marks the third consecutive year the league has had a player selected.
Taylor Henry of Centenary College was take in the 21st Round (Pick 629) of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Mets, and Kyle Simmons of Texas Lutheran University was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 24th Round (Pick 724) in 2014.
Wolf played a major role in the Trinity's championship season. The Tigers captured the NCAA Division III Championship by defeating Keystone (Pa.) College 2-0 in the best-of-three games finals series, and went 3-0 in pool play. Wolf snagged the final out in the championship series. When it was all said and done, Trinity finished the season with a 44-7 record, and set a school mark for victories in a season.
The postseason accolades were plentiful for Wolf, who graduated from Trinity last month. He was elected to the All-America First Teams of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), and D3baseball.com. Wolf was named the West Region Player of the Year by the ABCA and D3baseball.com, and also took the nod as the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
Wolf batted .408 in the season, and scored 60 runs. His 28 doubles not only led the NCAA this season, but also established new Trinity and SCAC single season records in the process. He was third nationally in total bases (149), and was fourth in RBI (70). Wolf also led the Tigers with 11 home runs.
His career batting average was .365, which also included another Tiger record with a total of 72 doubles. He drove in 172 runs, good for sixth place in the Trinity record books. Wolf crossed the plate 146 times in his career, and racked up 391 total bases.
Wolf honed his skills during summer collegiate leagues, in each of his first three years as a Trinity Tiger. He played in the Mountain Collegiate League, the Coastal Plains League, and the New England Collegiate League.
Head Coach Tim Scannell had plenty to say about his star outfielder being selected to play professionally: "Wolf is the 23rd player to have an opportunity to play professional baseball. He had not only a stellar career at Trinity, but he excelled in collegiate summer leagues the past three summers. It's really where he proved his worth as potential MiLB player. Wolf's strength is that he is a professional hitter. He has tremendous bat speed, and can hit balls to all fields. He is the prototypical line-drive hitter. As good an offensive player we've had in my 20 years at Trinity."