Loyola Marymount senior Codie Paiva, a 2015 Kamehameha alumnus, was selected by the Miami Marlins in the 22nd round (No. 651 overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-5 right-hander was named the West Coast Conference pitcher of the year this season. He finished the year 8-5 with a 1.91 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 103 2/3 innings.
Paiva ended the season with back-to-back complete-game performances in wins over Gonzaga and Brigham Young and then earned the win allowing one run in 7 2/3 innings against Baylor in an NCAA regional. After throwing 110 pitches against the Bears, he came back on two days’ rest and allowed three runs on two hits in one inning of relief against UCLA to keep him from setting the LMU’s single-season and career records for lowest earned run average.
Paiva was named to the NCAA Los Angeles Regional all-tournament team.
Undrafted out of high school, Paiva is the 19th Kamehameha alum to be selected in the MLB draft, tying Punahou for the most from a Hawaii high school.
He’s the second Warrior drafted in as many years after high school teammate Kekai Rios was selected in the 28th round a year ago by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Earlier, Cal State Bakersfield junior left-hander Edgar Barclay, who threw a one-hit shutout against Hawaii this past season, became the first alumnus of St. Joseph in Hilo to be taken in the MLB draft when the New York Yankees selected him in the 15th round (No. 465 overall).
Barclay, who was 6-4 with a 3.69 ERA for the Roadrunners, struck out 111 in 90 1/3 innings.