He will begin his professional career as a member of the Helena Brewers, which is a rookie affiliate of the Brewers.
Update: Pitcher Cody Ponce was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers with the 13th pick (55th overall) in the second round of the 2015 MLB Draft.
“I am very grateful that I get to play baseball at the next level,” Ponce said. “It is an unreal feeling,” he said.” I am pretty much speechless right now.”
Ponce credits those who have stuck by his side, helping him along the way as he reached his latest career milestone.
“I just want to thank my coaches and family for the support they have shown me and helping me get to where I am at today,” he said.
Ponce stated that having his family there meant a lot to him as he found out that he was selected by the Brewers.
“I was just completely embraced by my mother. She has been by my side since day one,” he said. “She has always had 100% faith in me and everything I have done.”
Ponce became the second highest drafted player out of Cal Poly Pomona history and is the sixth player drafted during the five-year tenure of Cal Poly Pomona coach Randy Betten.
The pitcher believes there is still a lot of room to improve on the mound.
— Cal Poly Pomona Athl (@cppbroncos) June 9, 2015
Cal Poly Pomona has won its first ever CCAA Tournament Championship after defeating Cal State Dominguez Hills, 4-0.
Chris Powell was the winning pitcher after pitching five innings for the Broncos. Powell allowed one hit and one walk while strikeout seven.
Nick Cooksey went 2 for 5 with two runs scored and two runs batted in for the Broncos. Matt Munoz also had two runs batted in against the Toros in the victory.
CCAA regular season MVP Kamran Young of the Toros finished 2 for 4 while striking out twice.