Justin Boudreaux selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB Draft

Staff reports

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University shortstop and former Dutchtown High standout Justin Boudreaux was selected Tuesday in the 14th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Boudreaux, who completed his junior season at Southeastern, was the 434th overall pick in the draft. The selection of Boudreaux, a second-team All-Southland Conference selection, marks the eight consecutive year a Lion player was picked in the Major League Draft. Boudreaux, the first Lion shortstop selected in the draft since Kevin Morgan in 1991 (Detroit), is the second player to be chosen by the Dodgers joining Brock McMurray who was an 11th-round selection in 1988.

Boudreaux hit .333 with eight home runs and 48 RBI in 2011 for the Lions and finished seventh in the Southland Conference in runs scored (54), ninth in slugging percentage (.527) and 10th in home runs and RBI.

 In his three-year career at Southeastern, Boudreaux has posted a .307 batting average with 25 home runs, 148 RBI and 37 stolen bases. He currently ranks third in school history in runs scored (162), sixth with 198 hits and 10th in home runs.

SOUTHEASTERN PLAYERS DRAFTED SINCE 1985

1985 – Mark McMorris, 1B – Chicago Cubs (19th round)

1988 - Brock McMurray, OF - Los Angeles Dodgers (11th round)

1988 - Rod Morris, OF - Texas Rangers (25th round)

1988 - Shannon Jones, P - Chicago Cubs (33rd round)

1989 - Colin Dixon, 1B - Boston Red Sox (17th round)

1990 - Kenyatta Fleet, P - Cleveland Indians (38th round)

1991 - Kevin Morgan, SS - Detroit Tigers (30th round)

1992 - Greg Elliott, 3B - Houston Astros (9th round)

1992 - Kirk Bullinger, P - St. Louis Cardinals (32nd round)

1993 - Carl Schutz, P - Atlanta Braves (3rd round)

1993 - John Vindivich, OF - Houston Astros (20th round)

1994 - Kevin Millican, C - Texas Rangers (13th round)

1996 - Tommy Ferrand, OF - Philadelphia Phillies (34th round)

1996 - Mike Kimbrell, P - Tampa Bay Rays (45th round)

1997 - Jose Gonzales, C - Colorado Rockies (14th round)

2000 - Steve Sawyer, P - Florida Marlins (11th round)

2001 - Steve Trosclair, P - Anaheim Angels (36th round)

2004 - Anthony Garibaldi, 3B - Toronto Blue Jays (37th round)

2005 - Randy Roth, 3B - St. Louis Cardinals (10th round)

2005 - Chad Pendarvis, P - Tampa Bay Rays (29th round)

2006 - Tony Suarez, P - Florida Marlins (40th round)

2007 - Chris Province, P - Boston Red Sox (4th round)

2008 - Wade Miley, P - Arizona Diamondbacks (1st Supplemental, 43rd pick)

2009 - Ty Summerlin, 2B - Pittsburgh Pirates (30th round)

2010 - Chris Franklin, P - San Diego Padres (12th round)

2011 - Justin Boudreaux, SS - Los Angeles Dodgers (14th round)