MacDougall selected by Royals in MLB draft

June 10, 2009

A little over a week after helping Lynn University’s baseball team claim its first NCAA national title, Gabe MacDougall ’09 took his game to the next level.  The Fighting Knights’ senior left fielder was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.  MacDougall becomes the second-highest drafted baseball player in school history.

The Oak Run, Calif., native etched his name into the record books in his three years on campus, breaking six season and career records.  His biggest season with the Blue & White came in 2008 when he became the first player in program history to notch 20 home runs and 20 doubles in a single year.

MacDougall racked up the accolades as well, earning First Team All-America honors from Daktronics and ABCA/Rawlings while being named an All-SSC and All-South Region First Team selection.  He also was named the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American of the Year for Small Colleges while also being named SSC and Lynn University Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Lynn University went 46-16 in 2009, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in four years, winning the South Region Title and defeating Emporia State 2-1 to claim the NCAA Division II National Championship.