Capahas rookie drafted

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Plaza Tire Capahas manager Jess Bolen has had plenty of players drafted over the years -- and that list grew a bit longer Wednesday.

Dusty Renfrow, a first-year Capahas pitcher, was taken in the 39th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks as baseball's two-day, 50-round draft came to a close.

Renfrow, a right-hander from West Plains, Mo., saw limited action on the mound this year as a freshman at Jefferson College, a two-year school in Hillsboro, Mo.

Renfrow appeared in one game as the Capahas opened their season this past weekend, allowing two hits and one run in two innings during a 10-5 win against Valmeyer, Ill.

"Dusty had just joined our ballclub. He's got a good arm and we were looking forward to having him with us this summer," Bolen said. "I don't know what his plans are yet, but if he does sign, we wish him all the best."

Also Wednesday, former North County High School standout Adam Howard was taken by the Florida Marlins in the 33rd round. Howard recently completed his freshman season at Meramec Community College in St. Louis County.

One more Southern Illinois University player was drafted Wednesday as pitcher Bryan Rueger went to the New York Yankees in the 20th round.

Three SIU players were taken Tuesday during the first 18 rounds of the draft.

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