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Former Moraine pitcher drafted by L.A. Angels

Updated: August 2, 2013 6:06AM



Former Moraine Valley Community College pitcher Brian Loconsole was recently selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 20th round of the 2013 MLB draft.

Loconsole graduated this spring from Western Illinois University, where he went 3-2 with 23 strikeouts and a 2.86 ERA for his final season with the Leathernecks.

The righty threw for Moraine Valley in 2010 under then-head coach Tom Radz.

“We are extremely proud that Brian was chosen in the MLB 2013 draft,” Moraine Valley athletic diretor Bill Finn said. “He has worked hard, never given up and always gave 110 percent. He certainly is a student-athlete who Moraine Valley can point to with pride.”

After transferring to Western, Loconsole was named Summit League Pitcher of the Week and was the single-season and career saves leader with nine saves this past year.

At Western, he made 40 appearances totaling 54.1 innings, struck out 37 and had nine saves.

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