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Faulkner pitchers Gause, Dorminy both drafted in 10th round

Faulkner's Jay Gause delivers to the plate in the Eagles' recent visit to the NAIA World Series. CREDIT: Dale Grosbach Sports Faulkner's Jay Gause delivers to the plate in the Eagles' recent visit to the NAIA World Series. CREDIT: Dale Grosbach Sports
Thomas Dorminy was a mainstay in the team's run to a third straight SSAC title.  CREDIT: Dale Grosbach Sports Thomas Dorminy was a mainstay in the team's run to a third straight SSAC title. CREDIT: Dale Grosbach Sports

Faulkner pitchers Jay Gause and Thomas Dorminy were both selected in the 10th round of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft Friday, becoming the second and third Eagle players to go in the top 10 rounds in the past three years.

The Houston Astros took Gause with the first pick of the 10th round and 286th pick overall, while Dorminy went 12th in the round to the San Diego Padres. He was the 297th overall pick. The two join Corey Black, who was drafted in the fourth round two years ago by the New York Yankees, as Faulkner's recent draftees. Since traded to the Cubs, Black was selected this week to the Southern League's Class AA all-star team as a member of the Tennessee Smokies.

"This seems unprecedented for a program our size," said Faulkner head coach Patrick McCarthy, who guided his 2014 team to the NAIA World Series for the third time in the past four seasons. "It shows the stability of our program and shows what a great recruiter coach (Travis) Watson is. I'm really happy for both of these young men. They've worked hard and they deserve what's come their way today."

Gause, a right-hander from Shallote, N.C., who came to Faulkner from Walters State Community College in Tennessee, was 4-3 on the season with a 2.17 ERA. He struck out 83 batters in 58 innings, including 16 in a complete-game shutout in the NAIA Opening Round tournament. A native of Lutz, Fla. the left-handed Dorminy arrived at Faulkner from Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. He was a sparkling 11-3 on the season with a 3.22 ERA, having struck out 131 batters in 109 innings of work.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Faulkner University

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