A note on Klein
Orioles third-rounder Dan Klein (6-1) took the loss for UCLA Tuesday night after working 3 1/3 innings for the Bruins
South Carolina’s Whit Merrifield connected on Klein’s 2-0 pitch for a game-winning RBI single with one out in the 11th
inning to cap a 2-1, College World Series-clinching victory.
A right-hander with three-plus pitches (with the potential for a fourth) Klein was the Orioles’ top arm in this year’s Draft. The O’s selected high school shortstop Manny Machado with the No. 3 overall pick and didn’t have a second-round selection because of signing Type-A free agent Michael Gonzalez.