Jamestown Collegeâ€™s Alex Kreis was selected Wednesday on the third day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He is the first Jimmie and first Dakota Athletic Conference player to ever be selected in the draft.
Kreis, a right-handed pitcher, was selected in the 35th round (pick 1057) by the Washington Nationals.
Kreis was a high school product from Grand Forks, N.D. (Central HS) who went on to have a stellar career for the Jimmies from 2008-2011. In his four years at Jamestown College, Kreis started 30 games and compiled an overall record of 21-5, which included going a perfect 11-0 in his sophomore and junior seasons. He averaged a strikeout per inning during his career, throwing 209 innings while striking out 217 batters. He finished with a career ERA of 3.49.
He plans to graduate from Jamestown College in December 2011 with a degree in business administration (financial management and marketing).