Twenty-seven locals taken in MLB Draft

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Twenty-seven locals taken in MLB Draft

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The Bay Area was well represented with 27 players from local highschools and colleges being selected in the 2011 First-Year PlayerDraft.Here is the list of the 27 players in the order they were selected:Pick 16: Chris Reed Los Angeles Dodgers
School: Stanford
Position: LH Pitcher
Brief: The left-handed closer was a All Pac-10 honorable mentioned selection and the 14th Stanford player selected in the first round since 1997. He collected nine saves in 11 opportunities.
Pick 25: Joe Ross San Diego Padres
School: Bishop ODowd HS (Oakland)
Position: RH Pitcher
Brief: The younger brother of A's pitcher Tyson Ross, during his senior season, Ross hit .408 with 10 RBIs with 12 SB while helping his team clinch the NCS-Hayward division title and reach the NCS Division I quarterfinals.
Pick 27: Robert Stephenson Cincinnati Reds
School: Alhambra HS (Martinez)
Position: RH Pitcher
Brief: The hard-throwing right-hander has been clocked at 98 mph and should fit in well with the wealth of hard throwers the Reds have acquired in recent years. While training with Aaron Thigpen, Stephenson has added 15 mph to his fastball since his sophomore year.
Pick 41: Tyler Goeddel Tampa Bay Rays
School: St. Francis HS (Mountain View)
Position: Third Base
Brief: Along with teammate Richard Prigatano, Goeddel helped St. Francis clinch a share of the league title in the tough West Catholic Athletic League. The Lancers started the season on an 11-game win streak, including a win over Ross Bishop ODowd team.
Pick 60: James Harris Tampa Bay Rays
School: Oakland Tech HS
Position: Centerfield
Brief: The 61 Harris may be the best baseball product to come out of Oakland Tech since Rickey Henderson. Thats extremely high praise for the centerfielder with a combination of speed and power.
Pick 80: Erik Johnson Chicago White Sox
School: California
Position: RH PitcherPick 86: Andrew Susac San Francisco Giants
School: Oregon State (from Roseville)
Position: Catcher
Pick 146: JR Graham Atlanta Braves
School: Santa Clara
Position: RH Pitcher
Pick 171: Scott Snodgress Chicago White Sox
School: Stanford
Position: LH Pitcher

Pick 181: Mitchell Walding Philadelphia Phillies
School: Saint Marys (Stockton)
Position: Shortstop
Pick 201: Marcus Semien Chicago White Sox
School: California
Position: Shortstop

Pick 258: Roberto Padilla Colorado Rockies
School: San Jose State
Position: LH Pitcher

Pick 277: Dixon Anderson Washington Nationals
School: California
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 339: Shawon Dunston Jr. Chicago Cubs
School: Valley Christian (San Jose)
Position: CenterfieldPick 411: Chadd Krist Chicago White Sox
School: California
Position: Catcher

Pick 499: Richard Prigatano Toronto Blue Jays
School: St. Francis (Mountain View)
Position: First Base

Pick 517: Esteban Guzman Washington Nationals
School: San Jose State
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 550: Kevin Miller Houston Astros
School: California
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 576: Matt Flemer Kansas City Royals
School: California
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 605: Marc Wik Baltimore Orioles
School: Chabot College (Hayward)
Position: Centerfield

Pick 631: Peter Lavin Philadelphia Phillies
School: San Francisco
Position: Centerfield

Pick 729: George Asmus Chicago Cubs
School: Ohlone College (Fremont)
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 774: Jordan Remer Texas Rangers
School: San Francisco
Position: LH Pitcher

Pick 807: Joseph Biagini San Francisco Giants
School: UC Davis
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 820: Alex Todd Houston Astros
School: Sonoma State
Position: Shortstop

Pick 838: Chris Mazza Minnesota Twins
School: Menlo College
Position: RH Pitcher

Pick 903: Jordan Pries Seattle Mariners
School: Stanford
Position: RH Pitcher

With Travis sidelined, Stanford can't slow down surging Oregon Ducks

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With Travis sidelined, Stanford can't slow down surging Oregon Ducks

BOX SCORE

EUGENE, Ore. -- Chris Boucher had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Dylan Ennis scored 15 and No. 11 Oregon rolled to a 69-52 victory over Stanford on Saturday.

With preseason All-America forward Dillon Brooks on the bench and his left leg in a boot to protect a sprained foot, the Ducks (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12) broke a 104-year-old school record with their 16th consecutive win and 38th in a row at home.

Jordan Bell and Tyler Dorsey each had 11 points for Oregon, which overcame 19 turnovers by shooting 11 of 25 from 3-point range and outrebounding Stanford 40-29.

Marcus Allen had 13 points as the only scorer in double figures for the Cardinal (11-9, 3-5). Stanford went more than eight minutes of the second half without a field goal, shot just 32.3 percent overall (20 of 62) and had two players foul out.

Oregon spotted the Cardinal the first five points and then hit four straight 3-pointers in taking a 16-7 lead. The margin grew to 20 late in the half as the Ducks went 8 of 17 beyond the arc and 14 of 26 (53.8 percent) overall.

Stanford, meanwhile, went the last five minutes of the half without a field goal and trailed 40-22.

The Ducks, who led by as many as 25 late in the game, have won their last six games by an average of 24.3 points.

BIG PICTURE

Stanford hasn't swept a conference road trip since 2010. The Cardinal hope to have leading scorer Reid Travis (16.6 ppg) back from a shoulder injury in time for a visit to California in eight days.

Oregon finishes the first half of the Pac-12 season next week at Utah and Colorado, a road trip it hasn't swept in four tries since the Utes and Buffaloes joined the conference in 2011.

UP NEXT

Stanford, now 0-6 against ranked teams, hits the Pac-12 midpoint at California on Jan. 29.

Oregon goes for its first 8-0 start to conference play in 91 years at Utah on Thursday. The Ducks finished 10-0 in the Pacific Coast Conference in 1925-26.

Ex-Warrior rips Thunder for not defending Westbrook after Pachulia incident

Ex-Warrior rips Thunder for not defending Westbrook after Pachulia incident

Late in the first half of Wednesday night's game against the Thunder, Warriors center Zaza Pachulia made hard contact with Russell Westbrook, sending the Oklahoma City star sprawling to the ground.

The referees reviewed the play and gave Pachulia a flagrant foul.

Replays show Pachulia appearing to stand over Westbrook and none of his Thunder teammates coming to his defense.

Raja Bell, a 12-year NBA veteran who was briefly a Warrior during the 2009-10 season, was not happy with the reaction of the Thunder players.

"You are supposed to come flying across the court. You don't have to punch him, because that's a lot of money. But he should catch a forearm across his shoulder, a shove in the back, you ain't gonna knock down Russell Westbrook, the everything to the team I'm playing on, who feeds me, who makes me better, you ain't gonna do that and just stand over him and ice grill him. Not a chance," Bell said on Thursday during the NBA Crossover show on CBS Sports.

The incident started a war of words between Westbrook a Pachulia following the game.

"I don't know. He hit me kind of hard. But it's alright. I'm going to get his ass back. Straight up," Westbrook said when asked about what happened on the play.

He was then asked if he noticed Pachulia standing over him.

"I didn't see that until just now, but I don't play that game. I'm going to get his ass back. Whenever that is, I don't know, but I don't play that game," Westbrook said.

Pachulia responded to Westbrook's comments moments later.

"I can't worry about that kind of comment. I'm part of an amazing team and we have a great goal of winning a championship. I'm all in with my energy, 100 percent. So we're thinking about this team, staying healthy, moving forward, getting better, getting to the playoffs and playing for the championship. That's what I'm thinking about. I'm not thinking about those kind of comments.

"That team is not there, so they may be thinking about other stuff like getting me back. Okay, you can get me back. But again, it's my 14th year, we all know what my game is, to play hard, not dirty. If it was a hard foul, it was a hard foul. It wasn't dirty at all. I'm not worried about this," Pachulia told the media.