Phillies draft former Petaluma star Sequeira

 

Oral Roberts' Anthony Sequeira, right, is greeted at the plate by teammates Matt Whatley (19) and Matt Brandy, center rear, after hitting a three-run home run against Arkansas in the ninth inning of a game at the Stillwater Regional of the NCAA college baseball tournament in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oral Roberts’ Anthony Sequeira, right, is greeted at the plate by teammates Matt Whatley (19) and Matt Brandy, center rear, after hitting a three-run home run against Arkansas in the ninth inning of a game at the Stillwater Regional of the NCAA college baseball tournament in Stillwater, Okla., Friday, May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

 

 

 

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

The Philadelphia Phillies drafted former Petaluma High and Santa Rosa Junior College star Anthony Sequeira in the 23rd round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday.

Sequeira, a 6-foot-6, 235-pound senior at Oral Roberts, was the 684th overall selection.

Sequeira was the 2015 Summit League Player of the Year. A talented hitter as well as a pitcher, Sequeira hit .341 and led the Golden Eagles in home runs (11) and runs batted in (58).

As a relief pitcher, Sequeira had 11 saves, a 1.38 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 322/3 innings.

Sequeira led Petaluma High School to the Sonoma County League championship twice during his high school career. He was an All-Empire selection by The Press Democrat his junior and senior seasons.

After high school, Sequeira played two seasons at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he was named to the All-Big 8 Conference Second Team in 2013.