It was announced Wednesday that Adrian Sampson, a 2010 graduate of Skyline High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at the University of Oregon during the 2012-2013 school year.
Sampson, who played his freshman season at Bellevue College, will continue to pitch for the Bulldogs through his sophomore season this spring.
As a freshman at Bellevue College, the right-handed Sampson went 6-2 with a 1.87 ERA and struck out 82 batters in 62 2/3 innings.
He helped the Bulldogs to a 37-14 record and a Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges championship. They are ranked third in the American Baseball Coaches Association Junior College Pacific Association’s Division headed into the 2012 season.
Prior to Bellevue College, Sampson was a three-year starter at Skyline for coach Chris Tamminen, and was a two-time first team all-Kingco 4A selection.
He was selected as the 493rd pick the 16th round of last spring’s Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Florida Marlins, but opted not to sign a contract.
Sampson’s Bellevue College teammate Tyler Baumgartner also signed to join Oregon’s squad next year.