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Former Wildcat Alex Call drafted by White Sox

Former Wildcat Alex Call was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the third round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft Friday, June 10.

Call, who was selected by the White Sox with the 86th overall pick, celebrated his selection on his twitter account:

“Can't believe my dream has finally come true!!! So thankful and give all the glory to God!! Thanks to everyone for the support!”

Call, who just completed his junior season at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., hit .358 with 13 home runs, 44 RBI and a 1.110 OPS in 58 games this season.

The 21 year-old from River Falls was named to the Louisville Slugger All-America first team last week after wrapping up the 2016 season as the Mid-American Conference leader in hits (87), runs (67), doubles (24), triples (6), total bases (162) and slugging (.667) while ranking among the top five players in the MAC in home runs (13), batting average (.358), stolen bases (17) and on-base percentage (.443). The right fielder’s numbers also stand up nationally as he currently ranks fourth in total bases, fifth in runs, sixth in doubles, and 19th in slugging percentage.

He was recently named the MAC Player of the Year and also earned a spot on the MAC All-Defensive Team.

Call will be recognized at First National Bank of River Falls Field Friday night, June 10, between games of the River Falls American Legion Post 121 and River Falls Fighting Fish doubleheader that begins at 5 p.m.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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