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Pomeroy and Carter Selected on Final Day of MLB Draft

June 10, 2015

WASHINGTON - Junior right-handed pitcher Curtiss Pomeroy (Shrewsbury, Mass./St. John's HS/Phillips Andover) and senior first baseman AC Carter (Winter Park, Fla./Orangewood Christian) both heard their names called on the final day of the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. The Atlanta Braves selected Pomeroy in the 28th round, with the 840th overall pick, while the Colorado Rockies drafted Carter in the 40th round with the 1,187th overall pick.

The Hoyas totaled three picks in this year's draft as junior catcher Nick Collins (Carthage, N.C./Union Pines), was selected by the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday in the eighth round, 248th overall. The three players selected are the most in any single season in Georgetown baseball history.

A position player his first two seasons on the Hilltop, Pomeroy was Georgetown's starting third baseman for the season opener against VCU. However, midway through the season the decision was made to convert Pomeroy, who had pitched in high school, to a reliever. The junior made his debut out of the Georgetown bullpen on April 21 against Coppin State and ended the season having made five appearances on the mound, all in relief. Pomeroy registered an 0-1 record with a 7.20 earned run average in five innings and finished with eight strikeouts while not walking anyone.

Carter completed his two-year career at Georgetown with a solid senior season. He batted .316, good for second on the team, and team highs with 42 RBI and 17 doubles. He also ranked second on the Hoyas with 60 hits and 23 walks and third with four home runs. His 42 RBI was the third-highest in the BIG EAST and he was also tied for third in doubles and sixth with a .468 slugging percentage. Carter provided the offense with a solo home run in the fourth inning of Georgetown's 1-0 upset victory at then-No. 12 Virginia.

The three players drafted in 2015 bring the total number of draft picks to 10 under Georgetown Head Coach Pete Wilk. Previously, Mike Garza (Milwaukee Brewers, 20th round) and Justin Leeson (Kansas City Royals, 39th) were both drafted in 2012 while Erick Fernandez (Washington Nationals, 25th) and Rand Ravnaas (Pittsburgh Pirates, 39th) were both drafted in 2011 after Fernandez (Washington Nationals, 46th) and Tim Adleman (Baltimore Orioles, 24th) heard their names called in 2010. Additionally, Matt Bouchard (New York Mets, 11th) was selected in the 2007 draft.

The Georgetown baseball team concluded the 2015 season with a 25-28 overall record and finished 8-10 in BIG EAST play, qualifying for the BIG EAST Championships for the first time since 1986.

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