Mark Hilde of Edmonds-Woodway High School became the first Western Conference player taken in the annual baseball draft Wedenesday.
Hilde, a first-team all-Wesco 4A South infielder, was the 971st overall pick. He was selected in the 32nd round by Oakland.
Three other local college players were chosen during the second day of the draft. Tyson Thompson of Bothell, a right-handed pitcher at Washington State, went in the 33rd round to Tampa Bay as the 979th overall pick. Edmonds Community College pitcher Christopher Saywers of Ariel was taken by Houston in the 41st round as the 1,225th pick. EdCC teammate Aaron Trolia, a right-handed pitcher, was taken in the 31st round (936th overall pick) by Cincinnati.
Bryan Ingram, a catcher at Oregon State University who was chosen by Colorado on Tuesday in the 12th round of the major league baseball draft, is a Cascade High School graduate. A story in Wednesday’s paper had his high school wrong.