Summer Billiken Bites

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2002 Saint Louis University graduate Brad Wehrfritz was picked up as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals organization. The righthanded pitcher was playing for the River City Rascals when the Cardinals called. Wehrfritz is currently pitching for the Johnson City Cardinals.

Righthander Wes Jaillet was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 29th round of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft. After a brief training stint in Florida, Jaillet was sent to the club’s minor league team in New Jersey. Jaillet posted a career-best 6.00 ERA and notched 66 strikeouts in 2002, placing him 13th in SLU single-season history.

Junior Beth Yagge was selected to the 2002 Verizon Academic All-America Softball third team after earning first-team All-District recognition. Yagge started all 51 games this season and finished second on the team in hitting. She led the team with 10 doubles and was second on the team with 21 runs scored and drove in 16 runs. Yagge is among the program’s top ten in every offensive category in just three seasons.

Tennis player Julie Siemers and swimmer Abbey Robins were named to the Verizon Academic All-District VII Women’s At-Large teams. Siemers was selected as a first team honoree while Robins was named to the second team.

Siemers accumulated a 33-14 singles record during her senior season with the Bills and was 12-5 in the No. 1 singles spot.

Robins recorded the Bills’ top four times in the 200 and 500 free and claims school records several distance free events.

Robins was one of SLU’s top performers in the Conference USA meet last season.

The men’s soccer program will be enhanced by the addition of Clemson goalkeeper Martin Hutton (Spring, Texas / Klein) to the Billiken roster.

Hutton took a redshirt during the 2000 season at Clemson and appeared in five games during the 2001 season.

Last season, Hutton bragged a goals against average of 0.99 during 182 minutes of playing time. Hutton will have two years of eligibility with the Bills starting with the 2002 season.