In the News -- Lobos' Dill drafted by Atlanta Braves
For Release...June 10, 2013
LOBO STANDOUT DAKOTA DILL DRAFTED BY ATLANTA BRAVES
Sul Ross State University baseball standout Dakota Dill, Tomball, was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 26th round of last week’s Major League Baseball amateur draft.
Dill transferred to Sul Ross from the University of Houston prior to the 2012 season. He played outfield and was a designated hitter last season, then joined the starting pitching rotation in 2013, compiling a 4-2 won-lost record. In 10 appearances, including seven starts, Dill completed four games, including a shutout, collected a save and struck out 58 batters in 50 and one-third innings. His earned run average was 4.29.
Dill also excelled at the plate, batting .369 as a DH-outfielder in 2012 with 19 extra-base hits, including 12 doubles, five triples and two home runs, with 28 runs batted in. He was named the American Southwest Conference West Division Newcomer of the Year.
In 2013, Dill earned second-team ASC All-West Division honors as both a DH and pitcher. He batted .340 with 36 hits, including five doubles, a triple, three homers and 20 RBI. His efforts helped the Lobos increase their win total by six games over 2012.
“Dakota displayed a great deal of talent both on the mound and at the plate,” said Sul Ross head coach Bobby Mesker. “He was a key member of our program and we are pleased that his professional potential has been recognized. We wish him well as he continues his baseball career.”