Jason Louwsma is Second Eagle Selected in 2006 MLB Draft
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Cincinnati Reds selected Eagles' senior third baseman Jason Louwsma (Sanford, Fla.) in the 29th round with the 864th overall pick in the 2006 Major League Baseball Amatuer Draft Wednesday afternoon. The selection comes one day after Eagles' right hander Justin Stiver was chosen in the 17th round by the Houston Astros. Louwsma finished his senior season at FGCU hitting .361, with 86 hits, 28 doubles, 10 homeruns, and a team-high 74 RBI. He was also selected to the 2006 National College Baseball Writer’s Association NCAA Division II All-South Region Team and the Rawlings All-South Region Second Team. In just two years at FGCU, Louwsma set career records for most doubles (47), and homeruns (23). He started every game for the Eagles in his two years and finished with a lifetime batting average of .373.