Former Deering High standout Giobbi Seattle’s 32nd-round pick in amateur draft

Former Deering High standout Andrew Giobbi was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 32nd round of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft Wednesday.

Giobbi, a catcher for Vanderbilt, hit .289 this season and led the Southeast Conference by throwing out 24 of 56 runners trying to steal.

Vanderbilt plays Florida State this weekend in an NCAA Super Regional at Nashville, Tenn. The winner of the best-of-three series heads to the College World Series.

NECBL: Joe Wendle’s grand slam capped a 10-run sixth inning that helped the Sanford Mainers (3-1) to an 11-3 victory over the Laconia Muskrats (4-2) at Sanford.


SOFTBALL: Bangor senior pitcher Sam Bedore was named Gatorade Maine player of the year.

Bedore was 14-1 in the regular season with a 0.22 ERA and 184 strikeouts in 96 innings. She also batted .439.


QUEEN’S CLUB: Top-seeded Rafael Nadal defeated Marcos Daniel 6-2, 6-2 to reach the third round at London.

Second-seeded Novak Djokovic beat Paolo Lorenzi 6-3, 6-3, and Sam Querrey ousted Robby Ginepri, 7-6 (4), 6-2.

GERRY WEBER OPEN: Eighth-seeded Lleyton Hewitt defeated Thiemo de Bakker 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals at Halle, Germany.


NBA: Avery Johnson said he has agreed to become coach of the New Jersey Nets, the NBA’s worst team this season. Rod Thorn, the Nets’ president and general manager, said he “will have something to say” today.

Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo told his team he has talked to the Cleveland Cavaliers about their coaching vacancy, associate head coach Mark Montgomery said.

WNBA: Seimone Augustus of the Minnesota Lynx has been cleared to play again. She had three non-cancerous tumors removed from her abdomen and lower back in April and needed six weeks to recover.


NASCAR: NASCAR levied stiff fines against Front Row Motorsports for using illegal valve stem caps on Travis Kvapil’s car last weekend at Pocono Raceway.

Crew chief Steve Lane was fined $100,000 and suspended for 12 weeks along with car chief Richard Bourgeois and tire specialist Michael Harrold. Kvapil and car owner Doug Yates each were docked 150 points.

Team co-owner Bob Jenkins took responsibility for the “unintentional” mistake and plans to appeal the penalty.


NFL: Wide receiver Isaac Bruce plans to announce his retirement after 16 seasons, 14 with the St. Louis Rams, who will retire his No. 80 uniform.

Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the second time in seven months and likely will be out for the 2010 season.

Three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Tra Thomas signed a one-year contract with San Diego.

Washington signed seven-year veteran wide receiver Mike Furrey.




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