Binghamton University Baseball Player Drafted By LA Dodgers
Congratulations to Binghamton center fielder Bill Bereszniewicz. He was picked by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 28th-round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday (6/6).
Bill is a first-team all-conference player who led the America East in hitting (.367) and stolen bases (23). He's the 9th Binghamton player to be drafted since 1990 and the third in the last three years.
“I’m thrilled for Billy ... nobody has worked harder for this opportunity,” head coach Tim Sinicki said. “There is no doubt in my mind he’ll make the most of it. He turned himself into a dynamic player on both sides of the ball and was without question our most valuable player this spring.”
He captained the Bearcats to their 2nd consecutive America East crown and NCAA Regional appearance. He hit .401 over the last two months of the season and set the school single-season record with 77 hits.
For his career, Bereszniewicz compiled 208 hits – sixth on BU’s all-time list. He also totaled 122 runs, 74 RBI and 42 stolen bases (second all-time).