After three Redhawks were drafted in 2015, Brock Carpenter (Milton, Wash.) and Michael McCann (Vancouver, Wash.) became just the fourth and fifth members of the Seattle U program to be drafted since the school reinstated baseball as a varsity sport. Carpenter was drafted in the 20th round by the LA Dodgers while McCann was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 24th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.

This also marks the second straight year that Seattle U has had multiple players selected in the same draft.

Carpenter was a First Team All-Conference selection in 2016 as the Redhawks’ starting third baseman, also earning weekly honors from the conference on Apr. 4 after hitting a perfect 5-for-5 in a 4-3 10 inning victory vs. Portland on Mar. 29.

McCann started 38 games at catcher for Seattle U in 2016 with the team’s fourth highest batting average (.319), accumulating 28 runs, nine doubles, two home runs, and 15 RBIs. Also excelling academically, he was an Academic All-WAC selection in 2015.

For the third straight season, Seattle U improved upon their single season wins record and won the program’s first regular season conference title.

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