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Lincoln-Way East grad Enns picked by Yankees in draft

Linoln-Way East graduate Dietrich Enns drafted by New York Yankees out Central Michigan 19th round 2012 Major League Baseball draft.

Linoln-Way East graduate Dietrich Enns, drafted by the New York Yankees out of Central Michigan in the 19th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.

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Updated: July 9, 2012 6:14AM



Lincoln-Way East graduate Dietrich Enns, a left-handed pitcher at Central Michigan, was chosen by the New York Yankees in Wednesday’s 19th round of the Major League Baseball Draft.

“I was sitting in my pool just relaxing when I found out,” Enns, a Frankfort resident, told Central Michigan Life. “Needless to say, I was pretty excited.”

Enns, 17-3 with a 2.39 ERA and 155 strikeouts in 158⅓ innings over three seasons with the Chippewas, began 2012 as the team’s closer. On May 6, against Northern Illinois, he moved into the starting rotation.

He threw consecutive complete games, earning back-to-back conference Pitcher of the Week honors.

Enns finished the season 4-2 with a 2.34 ERA.

As a starter, he was 2-0 with an ERA of 0.89.

“Dietrich had been a closer for us and we knew when we brought him in the game was over,” Central Michigan coach Steve Jaksa. “Things change sometimes and ... we felt there was a need to put Dietrich into a starting role.”

Enns, a 6-foot-1, 193-pounder, was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2010.



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