June 9, 2010
Woodcreek grads taken in 14th round of Major League Baseball draft

By Bill Paterson

I had the feeling that I might miss an area selectee in the second day of the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday when some 875 players were picked by big league teams.

As it turns out, I missed two players from the same high school and in the same round of the draft.

Former Woodcreek High School pitcher Daniel Wolford, now a senior at Cal, was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 14th round, the No. 427 pick overall.

Ten picks later ex-Woodcreek infielder Daniel Black, now a junior at Oklahoma, was taken by the Florida Marlins.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Wolford, a two-time All-Sierra Foothill League selectee, pitched as a true freshman at Long Beach State, then transferred to Cal. The right-hander was 1-1 with a save in 23 innings and 18 appearances for the 29-25 Golden Bears this season.

The 6-2, 170-pound Black is the No. 2 hitter for Oklahoma with a .339 average. The second baseman, a transfer from Feather River College, has made just four errors in 59 games in helping the Sooners to a 47-15 overall record.

No. 11 Oklahoma is playing No. 1 Virginia in this weekend's NCAA Super Regional in Charlottesville, Va.

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