Two Moose Jaw Miller Express alumni heard their names called last week during the 2018 MLB Draft.

Outfielder Marvin Malone went in the 16th round, 480th overall, to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Malone spent the summer of 2015 in Moose Jaw, hitting .364 with five home runs and 35 RBI in 46 games for the Miller Express.

He played for the Southeastern University Fire this spring as a junior, hitting .360 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 60 games. He also had 19 doubles and 17 stolen bases.

Catcher Zach Fascia went in the 37th round, 1100th overall, to the New York Mets. Millers SantaCruz Jul19J.J. Santa Cruz delivers a pitch for the Moose Jaw Miller Express in 2015. (Photo: Marc Smith)

Fascia played in 37 games last season with the Miller Express, hitting .281 with four doubles, two triples and 18 RBI. He also pitched nine innings with 12 strikeouts and 3.00 ERA.

Fascia returned to Indian Hills Community College for his sophomore season this spring and hit .364 with five home runs and 48 RBI in 54 games.

Another Miller Express alum in pitcher J.J. Santa Cruz signed with the San Francisco Giants following the MLB Draft.

Santa Cruz just completed his senior season with the Fresno State Bulldogs. He posted a 3-1 record and two saves with 32 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings.

Santa Cruz pitched in Moose Jaw during the 2015 season, posting a 4-2 record for the Miller Express. He struck out a league-high 79 in 62 2/3 innings with a 3.30 ERA.

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