No matter how persuasive Jeff Luhnow might be, three Astros' draft picks won't be signing a contract this week.
Nolan Fontana, 2nd Round and Preston Tucker, 7th Round out of Florida and Tyler Heieneman, 8th Round of UCLA will be traveling with their college teams to Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series, which begins Friday. The trio will be eligible to sign with Houston once their participation in the tournament has ended. The final game of the College World Series is scheduled for June 26.
Florida swept North Carolina St. in the Super Regional to advance to Omaha. Tucker was 3 for 7 in the 2-game series. He had a home run, scoring four runs and batting in two. Fontana was only 1 for 9 with a run scored for the Gators.
UCLA swept TCU in their Super Regional match-up. Heineman was 1 for 7 with one run and one RBI as the Bruins advanced.
UPDATE: My apologies to the Golden Flashes. A member of the Village pointed out to me via Twitter that I had forgotten the Kent St. baseball team. 20th Round pick Michael Clark and his Golden Flash teammates face Oregon today in Eugene, Oregon at 6 pm(Minute Maid Park time). The winner of that contest advances to Omaha. Clark, a left-hander who has pitched mostly in relief this season, threw 2/3 of an inning in Kent State's loss Sunday.