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June 10, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Sox select Shannon Wilkerson in the Eighth Round


With their eighth-round pick, number 258 overall, the Red Sox selected rightfielder Shannon Wilkerson from Augusta State University. Wilkerson, a 6'0", 198-pound junior, was named the National NCAA Division II Player of the Year by both the NCBWA and ABCA. A native of Dacula, Georgia, he led the Peach Belt Conference with a .441 batting average, .891 slugging percentage, 82 runs scored, 101 hits, 24 home runs, and 7 triples this year, and he was also named to the Rawlings/ABCA National Gold Glove team after going errorless in 146 chances. Wilkerson also led the Jaguars with a .502 on-base percentage and 13 steals in 57 games.