Two different Cody's from LC Baseball get drafted into big leagues

LEWISTON, ID - Two more Warrior athletes will now have the opportunity to play with the big boys.

Lewis-Clark State College outfielder Cody Lavalli and starting pitcher Cody Chartrand were both selected in the MLB First Year Player Draft on Saturday.

Lavalli was selected with the 14th pick in the 27th round of the draft, 809th overall, to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim while Chartrand was selected in the 36th round as the 1,086th pick overall to the Texas Rangers.

Lavalli, who has been drafted twice before but chose to stay in school, was a first team NAIA All-American this season, and led Lewis-Clark State with 13 home runs while batting .361 with 44 runs batted in.

Chartrand, a junior who started in the bullpen and moved to the starting rotation in late March, went 5-0 with a 1.97 earned run average in 13 appearances. He made seven starts for the Warriors, striking out 27 and walking 15.

On a side-note, Warrior pitchers David Murillo and Michael Noteware signed free agent deals with the Angels and Yankees not long after the draft.