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Orioles Nab Plaia in 33rd Round

Junior Colton Plaia was taken in the 33rd round by Baltimore on Wednesday.

Junior Colton Plaia was taken in the 33rd round by Baltimore on Wednesday.

June 6, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Baltimore Orioles selected Loyola Marymount University junior catcher Colton Plaia with the 1,002nd pick in the 33rd round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Draft on Wednesday.

Plaia, a first team All-WCC selection, was the most consistent Lion hitter throughout the 2012 season, hitting .326 with a team-best six homers and 38 RBI. The native of Mission Viejo, Calif. hit .385 with 17 runs scored, four homers and 26 RBI in conference play, while throwing out 12-of-27 potential base stealers. He led the Lions in multi-RBI games, collecting 11 to accompany 15 multi-hit performances, while reaching safely in each of his final 22 games of play.

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