Catch Alum Picked Up in the Draft

By Keaton A. Moore - Sports Information

La Mirada, CA-The Southern California Catch were very excited to see right-handed shortstop Brandon Van Horn, a member of the 2013 squad, be drafted into Major League Baseball on Saturday, June 11. Wrapping up his senior year at The Master’s College, Van Horn was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 19th round.

From Tujunga, California, Van Horn played on the Saint Francis High School varsity team as an upperclassman. After graduating in 2011, Van Horn went on to attend The Master’s College and most recently was a part of the Mustang’s Golden State Athletic Conference championship team, who finished seventh in the NAIA Baseball World Series.

During his senior year at The Master’s College, Van Horn batted .280 through 41 games with 36 runs, 31 RBIs and 11 home runs. The Mustangs finished the season 42-19 with a 19-11 conference record and won their second GSAC championship against the Biola University Eagles. By winning the GSAC tournament, the Mustangs went on to compete in the NAIA tournament and eventually earned their way to the NAIA Baseball World Series, where they finished in seventh place.

Two summers before, Van Horn played on the first Southern California Catch team in 2013. Van Horn finished his summer in the California Collegiate League with a .279 batting average, 24 hits and 10 RBIs. Currently, he is the fourth Catch to be drafted, the highest of which was Scott Weathersby, who was picked by the Houston Astros in the 10th round of the 2015 draft.