Pair of Rowan Profs selected in MLB Draft

Matt Leon
June 06, 2019 - 1:33 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Division III Rowan University baseball team in Glassboro, New Jersey enjoyed an outstanding 2019 season which ended in the NCAA Tournament.

Two of the players who keyed the Profs' success this season were selected this week in the Major League Baseball draft.

Outfielder Matt Woods was taken in the 29th round by the Los Angeles Angels, and then in the 32nd round, right-handed pitcher Danny Serreino was chosen by the Cincinnati Reds.

"I mean it's something you've been waiting for since you were a kid," Serreino said. "So to have your dream come true is really surreal at first, trying to let it all sink in."

Both players were unwinding when they got the news they'd been hoping to hear.

"I was on the golf course actually, with a couple of my buddies," Woods said. "I was following the draft tracker and saw my name pop up and got the call seconds later."

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"I was sitting on the water," Serreino said. "Just looking out on the water. I wasn't really even looking at my phone. I was with one of my buddies and he just went crazy and started jumping up and down. So at that point I kind of knew."

Woods hit .421 as a senior this past season for Rowan with a dozen home runs. He knocked in 47 runs and scored 61. He's an impressive offensive player and, as it turns out, pretty versatile as well.

"Obviously, I'll be playing the outfield and I'm fortunate enough to be a pitcher as well now," Woods said. "I am going to enter their organization as a two-way player, although I've only thrown three innings this season. My arm is very fresh and I'm fully prepared to do both."

Serreino was about as dominant as it gets during his Rowan career. His career ERA of 1.98 is the lowest in Rowan history, and in three seasons in Glassboro he held opponents to a .146 batting average. He talks about a big key to his success.

"I can throw all my pitches for strikes," Serreino said.

Woods and Serreino are the 23rd and 24th Rowan players to ever be drafted.

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