Ashburn, Va (June 11, 2014) Stone Bridge Bulldog right-hander, Jacob “JB” Bukauskas was selected Saturday in the 20th round of the MLB Amateur Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was the 600th player selected overall in the 40-round draft. Bukauskas is rated in the top 50 draft prospects. However, the Bulldog’s ace pitcher remains committed on his decision to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He informed MLB teams in early May that he will be attending UNC and beginning classes later this month.
Bukauskas has been shut down as a precautionary measure due to inflammation in his left shoulder. While pitching, he led the Bulldogs with a superb 7-0 record and a 0.00 ERA with 88 strikeouts and six walks in 41 innings.
Bakauskas has been hitting as the designated hitter (DH) and seventh in the Bulldogs’ batting order. Stone Bridge (23-1) has a consecutive winning streak of 22 games and will play the Hickory Hawks in the VHSL State Semi-finals at Lake Braddock High School in Burke Friday at 7 p.m. JB was recently was named the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year for baseball.