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UMBC’s Lachance picked by Dodgers in 10th

Kevin LaChance

After a remarkable senior season in which he led the Retrievers with a .373 batting average, UMBC shortstop Kevin Lachance became the fifth player in school history to be drafted as he heard his named called in the 10th round as the 311st overall pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lachance proved to be one of the most consistent hitters in the country has he tallied 76 hits in 204 at bats with 50 runs scored and 28 stolen bases. He played every game for the Retrievers over a four-year period as he helped the program in their resurgence over the past two seasons. Lachance’s speed led to him setting program season and career records with 82 stolen bases (29 in 2015), while allowing him to display terrific range as a middle infielder.

“Congratulations to Kevin for being the 10th round selection of the Dodgers,” UMBC Head Coach Bob Mumma said. “It is the dream of every one of our players to one day be a pro. I could not be happier for him. He has worked extremely hard over four years and now he has an opportunity to play at the next level. He is a great player, a great person and a great teammate. I have no doubt he has a bright future ahead of him. I personally want to wish him the best of luck as a pro.”

Lachance is the second highest Retrievers to ever be drafted being Jay Witasick, a second round pick in the 1993 draft. He also joins Mumma (13th round, 1992), Steve Tomshack (36th round, 1999) and Joe Wilson (13th round, 2003) as players drafted from UMBC. Zack Clark with the Orioles as a free agent in 2006 and made him MLB debut on May 1, 2013. Brandon Coluccio also signed a pro contract and played with the Aberdeen Ironbirds in 2014.

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