FAYETTEVILLE – Razorback junior right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger and senior Catcher Ryan Cisterna completed the University of Arkansas’ list of draftees at the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Thursday morning.
Bolsinger, second on the Razorback roster in appearances and a force for the Hogs in their run to the College World Series, was taken by the Oakland Athletics in the 33rd round with 993 overall pick. Bolsinger is 6-4 on the year over 27 appearances with a 2.83 ERA and one save in 60.1 innings of work. He has earned wins in three of his last five appearances with one coming at the SEC Tournament against Florida, the second against Washington St. at the NCAA Norman Regional and third against Florida St. in the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional.
Cisterna was drafted for the third time in playing career on Thursday, going in the 34th round to the Anaheim Angels with the 1,041st pick. The strong-armed catcher had previously been taken in the 47th round in 2006 (Kansas City Royals) and 46th round in 2007 (Washington Nationals). Cisterna has three game-winning hits this season for the Razorbacks including a home run in the top of the ninth inning at Auburn to help preserve Arkansas’ all-time best start in Southeastern Conference play. Over two seasons with the Razorbacks Cisterna has compiled 13 home runs in 46 hits, scored 38 runs and driven in 33 more.
The Razorbacks begin their College World Series run on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at legendary Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb. For more information regarding Razorback baseball or University of Arkansas athletics please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.