Six Mohawks taken in baseball draft

AMSTERDAM – A total of six former Amsterdam Mohawks were among those selected in the Major League Baseball draft.

The draft began Thursday and was completed Saturday.

On Saturday, 2012 Mohawk Giuseppe Papaccio of Seton Hall was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 14th round of the draft with the 528th pick.

Mark Leiter Jr. of New Jersey Institute of Technology, a Mohawk in 2011 and 2012, was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 22nd round with the 661st selection.

Kerry Doane of East Tennessee State, a 2012 Mohawk, was selected in the 24th round by the Cleveland Indians, while Marist’s Zach Shank, a 2011 Mohawk, was chosen in the 28th round by the Seattle Mariners.

Rounding out Saturday’s selection was 2011 Mohawk Will Kendall of Auburn, who was chosen by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 30th round with the 899th overall selection.

On Friday, Jimmy Dykstra was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the sixth round of the draft.

Dykstra, who played collegiately at Cal State San Marcos, played for Amsterdam in 2011.