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Four Roadrunners selected for Major League Baseball first-year player draft

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(June 11, 2014) -- UTSA saw four players selected Saturday during the final day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. That tied the program record set back in 1995, as Justin Anderson (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/14th round), John Bormann (Angels/19th round), Matt Sims (Atlanta Braves/28th round), and Michael Kraft (Toronto Blue Jays/37th round) each had their name called.

Anderson, a junior right-handed pitcher from Houston, became just the eighth UTSA player drafted in the first 15 rounds of the draft. He finished his junior campaign by tossing eight shutout innings in a win against Southern Miss in the Conference USA Tournament to send the Roadrunners to the league's championship game.

Five rounds later, Bormann, a junior catcher from Seguin, became the second Roadrunner drafted by the Angels for the second consecutive year. Riley Good (13th round) and Clint Sharp (38th round) both were picked by the Angels last June. Bormann led Conference USA with 13 pickoffs and threw out 24 base stealers this past spring.

Both Anderson and Bormann earned C-USA All-Tournament honors following UTSA’s runner-up finish to Rice in Hattiesburg, Miss.

UTSA's all-time appearances leader Matt Sims was the next Roadrunner to be picked. Sims, a senior reliever from Cypress, finished his career with 20 career saves (No. 2 school history) and he ranks second all-time in lowest opponent batting average and third all-time in strikeouts per nine innings. Sims is the first-ever Roadrunner to be drafted by the Braves.

Kraft was the final UTSA player picked, as the Blue Jays selected the senior left-hander from San Antonio. He completed his senior season with a 2.04 ERA and leaves with 15 career victories on the hill, a figure that is tied for eighth in program annals.

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Thursday, May 5, 5 p.m.

String Project Spring Concert

This end-of-semester concert will feature the 3rd through 8th grade students who have participated in the UTSA String Project this year. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Theater, Downtown Campus

Friday, May 6, 8 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

The UTSA Department of Physics and Astronomy, Curtis Vaughan Observatory invites everyone to join them for their monthly stargazing event on top of the Flawn Science Building.
Curtis Vaughan Observatory, Main Campus

Sunday, May 8, 1 p.m.

Accordions Across Culture

May’s Free Second Sunday at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures features "Accordions Across Cultures," with performances of Mexican, German and Czech accordion music, a documentary screening and crafts for the kids.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Monday, May 9, 8 a.m.

The Honeynet Project Workshop

This three-day event will focus on the tools, tactics and motives involved in computer and network attacks. Attendees from around the world will take part in world-class hands-on trainings and technical discussions.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Thursday, May 12, 4 p.m.

Master of Public Administration Open House

Visit with faculty, alumni and students to discuss the benefits of and requirements for a Master Degree in Public Administration and/or the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration & Leadership.
Meeting Assembly Room (BVB 1.338), Downtown Campus

Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.

UTSA Spring Commencement: Ceremony One

UTSA Spring Commencement ceremony for the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Sciences.
Alamodome

Saturday, May 14, 4 p.m.

UTSA Spring Commencement: Ceremony Two

UTSA Spring Commencement ceremony for the College of Business, the College of Public Policy and University College.
Alamodome

Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m.

UTSA Spring Commencement: Ceremony Three

UTSA Spring Commencement ceremony for the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
Alamodome

Wednesday, May 18, 3 p.m.

The Great Staff Appreciation Event

The UTSA community is invited to honor the roughly 2,600 UTSA staff members who contribute to the success of the university and its students.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus

Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m.

Superintendent Certification Program Information Session

Join UTSA faculty and staff, current students, and area central office administrators/program alumni to learn about this exciting accelerated and web-enhanced program leading to Texas Superintendent Certification. The event is free and open to the public.
BVB 1.322, Downtown Campus


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