Florida Marlins draft Skyline High graduate

June 8, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 2 p.m. June 8, 2011

Bellevue College pitcher Adrian Sampson, a former Skyline High School standout, was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 16th round Tuesday in the Major League amateur baseball draft.

Sampson, a freshman, was the 493rd player selected in the draft. He compiled a 5-2 record with 68 strikeouts in 54 innings and a 2.19 earned run average this spring. Opponents hit just .193 against him.

The right-hander helped the Bulldogs capture the NWAACC Title. In the NWAACC Tournament, Sampson tossed a three-hitter and struck out 15 in beating Lower Columbia 3-0. He was selected to the all-tournament team.

Sampson is the second member of his family to be drafted by a Major League team. The Philadelphia Phillies selected older brother Julian, also a Skyline graduate, in the 2007 draft. He pitched in the Phillies’ organization for four seasons. Julian is pitching for the Brockton Rox in the independent Can-Am League.

Local athletes set school records

Devin Bennett, of Liberty High School, and Jason Hollaway, of Issaquah, set school records June 4 at the Border Duel Track and Field Meet at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.

Bennett finished second in the boys triple jump by going 44 feet, 10 inches. Hollaway took seventh in the boys pole vault by going 14-8.

Skyline’s Drew Matthews placed fifth in the 400 meters in 49.89 seconds and 13th in the 100 in 11.54.

Eva Perry, who won the girls 4A state title in the pole vault, finished third in the meet by going 10-8.

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