Major League Draft

Three Lake Castle Graduates Selected in 2015 Major League Draft

 

Three former Lake Castle Madisonville baseball players and graduates - Christian Trent, Ben Yokley, and Blake Butera - were selected in the 2015 June Major League Baseball draft.

 

One must consider the following numbers to truly appreciate the magnitude of this accomplishment. Only 1,225 players nationwide were selected in the 40 rounds of the draft.

 

Who is eligible to be drafted? Every high school senior who plays baseball in the nation, every junior college baseball player, and every baseball player in a 4 year college who is either a junior or a senior, and/or a sophomore who has turned 21 years of age by June 1.

 

There are literally a million or more players eligible to be drafted and only 1,225 are selected. And three of those 1,225 came from one grammar school in Madisonville, Louisiana! One would be correct to wonder if any other grammar school in the nation had such an accomplishment.

 

The three became the 7th, 8th, and 9th former Lake Castle graduates to be drafted by Major League Baseball in the 20-year history of the school.

 

The Milwaukee Brewers selected Christian Trent, a left-handed pitcher and graduate of Ole Miss.

 

The St. Louis Cardinals selected 2nd Lieutenant Ben Yokley, a right-handed pitcher and graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.

 

The Tampa Bay Rays drafted Blake Butera, a second baseman and graduate of Boston College.

 

We wish all three of our former Lake Castle Madisonville graduates the best of luck as they continue to pursue their dreams!

Air Force Senior Picture

Air Force Senior Picture

2nd Lieutenant Ben Yokley

2nd Lieutenant Ben Yokley

Yokley on the Mound

Yokley on the Mound

St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals

Championship Jets

Championship Jets

Ben Yokley in Gear

Ben Yokley in Gear

Lake Castle's Yokley on the Mound

Lake Castle's Yokley on the Mound

Muddy Lake Castle Ben

Muddy Lake Castle Ben

Lake Castle Jets

Lake Castle Jets

Lake Castle Jets

Lake Castle Jets

8th Graders' Last Home Game

8th Graders' Last Home Game

Lake Castle Jets

Lake Castle Jets

Mandeville High

Mandeville High

Mandeville High State Play-offs

Mandeville High State Play-offs

Boston College

Boston College

Blake Butera Signs with Boston College

Boston College

Boston College

Boston College

Boston College

Boston College vs Notre Dame

Boston College vs Notre Dame

Boston College in Fenway Park

Boston College in Fenway Park

Boston College vs Miami

Boston College vs Miami

Blake Butera BC Eagles

Blake Butera BC Eagles

Boston College vs North Carolina

Boston College vs North Carolina

Chatham Cape Cod League

Chatham Cape Cod League

Chatham Cape Cod League

Chatham Cape Cod League

With Peter Gammons in Fenway Park

With Peter Gammons in Fenway Park

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss Rebels

Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers

Jets 2002

Jets 2002

Jesuit State Champs

Jesuit State Champs

Jesuit's Butera Turns Double Play

Jesuit's Butera Turns Double Play

Boston College March 8, 2009

Boston College March 8, 2009

Boston College

Boston College

BC Longest Game Texas vs. Boston College May 30, 2009 25 Innings 7 Hours and 3 Minutes

Boston College vs Boston Red Sox

Boston College vs Boston Red Sox

Boston College

Boston College

Boston College

Boston College

Boston College

Boston College

Astros Minor League

Astros Minor League

Barry Butera, Jr. Signs with Astros

Barry Butera, Jr. Signs with Astros

Astros Spring Training

Astros Spring Training

Astros Minor League MVP's

Astros Minor League MVP's

Angels

Angels

Tulane

Tulane

St. Paul's

St. Paul's

Tulane

Tulane

Garrett Delivers a Pitch

Garrett Delivers a Pitch

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