Whiting, Robinson Drafted in 2010 MLB First Year Player Draft
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
SHREVEPORT-Centenary baseball hurlers junior Boone Whiting and senior Dakota Robinson had their talents and hard work pay off on Tuesday afternoon as both were drafted in the 2010 MLB First Year Player Draft.

Whiting was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 18th round and No. 559 overall, while Robinson was taken in the 26th round and No. 804 overall by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Both pitchers played key roles in the 2010 success of the Centenary Gents.

Whiting, an opening-series starter paced the team as its ace, tossing 84.0 innings of work. The right-hander finished the season with a 3.21 ERA and a 6-2 record with one save. The junior fanned a career-high 120 batters in one season and became the all-time leader in strikeouts at Centenary with 256 punch outs. For his valuable efforts, Whiting was named Summit League's Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-League selection as well as a LSWA Pitcher of the Week three times.

Robinson became known as the Gents top reliever appearing in a record-breaking 31 appearances this season. The southpaw compiled a 3.47 ERA and a 3-1 record in 46.2 innings with 46 strikeouts. The senior finished the season with a team-best five pickoffs, including back-to-back putouts at Texas A&M. Of the six seniors on the 2010 roster, Robinson was the only one who played all four years at Centenary.

"Both Boone and Dakota's efforts this season made us who we were as a team. They both did an outstanding job for us and we knew we had a chance to compete every time they stepped on the mound," said head coach Ed McCann.

"They will both continue to do great things and be valuable assets to the great game of baseball."

Boone Whiting (Oakdale, Calif./Jr./RHP)
St. Louis Cardinals
18th Round - No. 559

Dakota Robinson (Bossier City, La./ Sr./LHP)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
26th Round - No. 804