After the Major League Baseball Draft, two of Miami Dade Colleges very own were drafted to compete at the next level. Freshman Darren Seferina was drafted at the 5th round to the St. Louis Cardinals and Sophomore Dominick Mancini was drafted at the 12th round to the Washington Nationals.
"Both players have tremendous upside and neither one has ever been drafted before," says Head Coach Danny Price. “Darren has great speed and is learning how to become a base running threat. He is an excellent defender and I believe he has a chance to play in the big leagues."
During the season, Seferina stood out with his bat and speed finishing the season with a .405 batting average, 83 hits, 39 RBIs, and 34 stolen bases. At the conclusion of the regular season he received several honors for all his hard work on the field. Darren was named to the First team All -Southern Conference, First Team All-State, FCSAA All-Tournament team, Gulf Coast District MVP, NJCAA World Series All-Tournament team, and 3rd Team NJCAA All-American.
Mancini had the highest pitching speed for the Sharks this season, averaging 94 MPH on the mound. Dominick pitched in 15 games earned 4 wins, 1 loss, and 3 saves. He finished with 39 strikeouts, 1.91 ERA in 37 Innings pitched.
"It has been great watching Mancini grow since we have had him," says Coach Price " he has an electric arm and he is getting better command as he develops."