Two former Seward County Community College baseball players were selected on day two of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Amateur Draft. Chris Holguin and Michael Jarman, both pitchers that played for the Saints in 2006, were selected by the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays, respectively. The Blue Jays selected Holguin with the 429th overall selection in the 14th round, and Jarman was taken by the Rays with the 773rd overall pick in the 26th round. The Seward County baseball program has now had 78 MLB Draft selections or free agent signings in the programís history.

Seward County head coach Galen McSpadden has now coached 77 MLB Draft selections or free agent signings in his 27-year head coaching career at SCCC. The Saints baseball program has now produced 75 MLB selections since 1993.

Holguin, a right-handed pitcher from Lubbock, Texas, recently completed his senior season at NAIA powerhouse Lubbock Christian University. He led the Chaps to a No. 1 national ranking this past season, where Lubbock Christian finished its season with a remarkable 53-4 overall record. Holguin was named an Honorable Mention NAIA All-American after recording an 11-1 record with a 3.74 earned run average. He led LCU with 107 strikeouts in 89 innings pitched. In his two seasons at LCU, Holguin posted a 20-3 record with 188 strikeouts in 167 2/3 innings pitched.

In two seasons with the Saints, Holguin won 10 games on the mound, pitched in 95 innings and struck out 68 batters. Perhaps Holguinís top performance as a Saint was throwing a seven inning complete-game one-hitter in a 6-1 victory over Glendale Community College (3/19/05). Holguinís no-hit bid was broke up in the bottom of the seventh inning with no outs.

Jarman pitched his final two collegiate seasons at Oral Roberts University. Jarman, a southpaw who was drafted out of high school by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 39th round, finished the regular season tied for second in the nation with 11 wins on the mound, and he struck out 95 batters in 102 innings pitched. He helped lead the Golden Eagles to their 11th consecutive Summit League championship and to an NCAA Regional appearance in Lincoln, Neb. last weekend. ORU finished the season 48-14 overall.

Jarman played one season at Seward County after transferring from Oklahoma State University. He was the Saintsí ace pitcher in 2006 posting a 7-3 record, with a team-high 2.79 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 87 innings. Jarman was named the national pitcher of the week on April 20, 2006, after leading the Saints to a 1-0 victory over then-No. 8 Hutchinson C.C. Jarman pitched his first collegiate complete game allowing five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in the victory over the Dragons in Hutchinson.

It is the 16th straight season that there has been at least one Saint, or former Saints player selected, or who has signed with a MLB organization.