By Bill Paterson
Former Jesuit High School standout Cory Vaughn, the son of ex-major leaguer Greg Vaughn, was selected in the fourth round (122nd overall) by the New York Mets in today's Major League Baseball draft.
Vaughn is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound junior outfielder for San Diego State, coached by former Major Leaguer Tony Gwynn.
Vaughn, an Elk Grove resident, was a two-time All-Mountain West selection as a sophomore and a junior.
This year, he came on strong over the second half of the conference season, finishing with a .418 average along with seven home runs and 31 runs batted in his last 22 games.
For the season, he batted .378 with 55 RBI and nine home runs in 47 games.
As a senior at Jesuit, Vaughn batted .330 with six home runs, 37 RBI and 18 stolen bases.
Greg Vaughn played 15 seasons in the major leagues.