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Kalik May Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays (4342 hits)

June 11, 2015
ITTA BENA, Miss. --- In the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball Draft, the Toronto Blue Jays selected Mississippi Valley State University’s outfielder Kalik May.
Kalik exclaimed, “It was an overwhelming moment. The anticipation had me kind of down because it was a long process but when it finally happened, I was relieved. I finally know that I can continue to play the game I love at the highest level.”
 
May attended East Central Community College prior to his arrival at Mississippi Valley. During his two years in a Delta Devils’ uniform, Kalik made an instant impact.
 
During the 2014 season, Kalik played and started in all 42 games. In 149 at bats, he recorded 17 runs on 36 hits, six doubles, four triples, one homerun and 14 RBIs. His slugging rate for the season was .356 and a fielding of .941.
 
Kalik started and played in 43-43 games this season. In 179 at bats, he recorded 37 runs on 60 hits, 11 doubles, five triples, four homerun and 33 RBIs. His slugging rate this season is .520 and a .896 fielding rate.
 
Head Coach Aaron Stevens stated, “First I would like to say congratulations to Kalik May on being drafted. The Blue Jays got a steal today when they picked a fine student-athlete with no ceiling on his athletic ability. He was just beginning to understand how he could take over games, he will do fine and then they (Blue Jays) will realize what a steal they received when they called his (Kalik’s) name. I would also like to thank him for his time and efforts he put forth for our program and university.”
 
In the history of the program at Mississippi Valley, with Kalik’s selection, there has only been 15 athletes drafted from the baseball program.
 
“I am proud of and excited for Kalik and his family! He is an outstanding athlete and student. This is another great moment in MVSU’s rich athletic history,” said Director of Athletics Dianthia Ford-Kee.
 
Posted By: Elynor Moss
Wednesday, June 17th 2015 at 3:20PM
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