Baseball's Greg Conden Drafted by San Diego in 18th Round
June 4, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC -- Senior Greg Conden (Owego, NY/Owego Free Academy) became the first Colonial drafted in this year's Major League Baseball Draft when the San Diego Padres selected the righthander in the 18th round Tuesday. The MLB Draft continues Wednesday.
Conden (7-6) started 15 games this season and led the team with six complete games and seven wins. He struck out 93 batters, while walking just 36 in 90 and two-thirds innings. Conden held opponents to a .243 batting average and allowed just 38 earned runs for a 3.77 ERA.
His 35 career wins and 62 starts are school records and he was named this year's team MVP. Conden recorded 286 strikeouts during his stellar career.
He was twice named to the Atlantic 10 Baseball All-Conference second team in 2001 and '02. As a freshman in 2000, Conden was named both the Atlantic 10 Freshman of the Year and A-10 Pitcher of the Year.
The 2002 A-10 champion Colonials (37-18, 12-9 A-10) were among the final four teams in the 2003 Conference Tournament for the third consecutive year.