Last night during Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft, the Mets used their two first round selections on pitchers: Justin Dunn out of Boston College, a right handed arm, and Anthony Kay, the Huskies ace pitcher and Long Island native.
Dunn played four years of high school baseball at The Gunnery in Washington, Conn.
Kay comes from the same high school as Mets starter Steven Matz, and like Matz, he’s also a lefty. The Mets have started jokingly referring to Matz as “The Long Island Lefty,” and now New York has another one in their pipeline as well.
A year ago, New York selected a Husky star as well. In the 14th round, the Mets nabbed UConn second baseman Vinny Siena, who was recently named as one of three Colombia Fireflies (Mets High A) to make the All-Star Game.
Siena’s high school team, the Amity Spartans, are playing in their fourth consecutive Class LL baseball championship on Saturday at noon at Palmer Field in Middletown. This time they will match up with Fairfield Warde. A win would make Amity the first Connecticut high school baseball program to win four straight titles.
No. 1 Amity, which lost just one game all season, defeated New Milford 3-1 on Tuesday night at Muzzy Field in Bristol, in the state seimifinals. Eli Oliphant, who was brought on to pitch late, will take the hill tomorrow afternoon.