June 6, 2006
NEW YORK - Gonzaga University junior second baseman Scott Campbell was the lone Bulldogs player selected during day one of the Major League Baseball draft. Campbell was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th round, the 300th overall pick in the draft. The first day of the draft covered 18 of the 50 total rounds in the Major League draft.
Campbell hit .389 for the Bulldogs to rank second in the West Coast Conference. He had 82 hits with 9 doubles, 4 home runs and 24 RBI rotating between the Bulldogs lead-off and number three spot in the order. He was an honorable mention All-WCC honoree this season after earning first-team honors as a sophomore. Campbell hails from Auckland, New Zealand.
Also announced prior to Tuesday's draft was the free agent signing of fifth-year senior Jackson Brennan to a free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Brennan completed a healthy senior campaign hitting .313 with 19 doubles, 4 triples and 11 home runs. All three power numbers ranked among the league leaders in the West Coast Conference. Brennan was recently named a third team Academic All-American as he pursues his MBA at Gonzaga.
Gonzaga finished the 2006 season with a 29-24 record earning the school's first national ranking since the 1981 season during the third week of the season. Gonzaga held a ground breaking ceremony on a new baseball complex earlier on Tuesday afternoon.