Falcon pitcher gets drafted by another bird

Cerritos College sophomore right-handed pitcher Miguel Flores (St. John Bosco HS), who went 7-2 with three saves on the year with a team-leading 2.07 ERA, was the 485th overall pick in the Major League Baseball Draft, as he was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 16th Round.

Flores, who also led the team with 121 strikeouts in 113 innings, was a two-time 1st Team All-South Coast Conference selection. As a freshman, Flores garnered All-Southern California honors after going 5-3 with nine saves and a 1.63 ERA. He also struck out 37 batters in 43 2/3 innings.

Flores has already signed with the Cardinals and will report to their rookie camp in Johnson City (TN). During his career with the Falcons, Flores helped lead the team to two South Coast Conference championships and Cerritos finished with a combined 63-29 record.

Flores was the lone Cerritos College player selected in the draft, which took place June 5-6. He was also the sixth Falcon player ever to be drafted by the Cardinals and the first since Peter Eberhardt was selected in the 28th Round back in 2003.