STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut junior Pierre LePage was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 13th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, which took place on Tuesday.
As the 400th overall pick, LePage becomes the second UConn player to be drafted in 2010, as he joins Mike Olt, who went as the 49th overall pick on Monday. LePage is also the 137th Husky to be drafted or to sign with the MLB in program history.
“Pierre is an extraordinary student-athlete that always played as hard as he could,” said head coach Jim Penders. “He’s been one of our most consistent, confident, and competitive players. I’m very proud of him and glad the Cubs recognized his immense potential by drafting him today.”
LePage finished the 2010 season batting .327 for the Huskies, while recording 81 hits, 63 runs scored and 57 RBI. He led the team with 20 doubles and struck out only three times during the year, which was an NCAA record. In 56 games played, the junior stole 29 bases in his 35 attempts and chipped in with 106 putouts and 173 assists at second base.