Baseball: Eastern's Schneider drafted by Blue Jays


Standing behind the dugout after his Olympic Colonial team won its first-round game in the Carpenter Cup on Wednesday afternoon, Davis Schneider was awaiting a call from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Moments later, it arrived.

Schneider, a senior third baseman for Eastern and two-time All-South Jersey selection, was picked by the Blue Jays in the 28th round, with the 849th overall pick.

Schneider indicated that he would seriously consider signing to begin his professional career, assuming the Blue Jays make a reasonable offer.

Schneider's other option is to attend Rutgers University on a baseball scholarship.

Schneider and Eastern coach Rob Christ said the Blue Jays were the team that expressed the most interest in the 5-foot-9, 185-pound athlete, a top defensive player as well as a talented hitter.

Schneider led Eastern to a 22-7 record and No. 5 spot in the final Top 25 rankings this season.

Schneider batted .444 with a school-record 16 doubles and 40 RBIs.

He finished his career as Eastern's all-time leader in career hits with 138.

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