ETSU's Turner taken by Mariners in MLB Draft

from staff reports

   JOHNSON CITY-- East Tennessee State junior pitcher/center fielder Tim Turner was selected by the Seattle Mariners Wednesday in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft.
   Turner, the Mariners' 50th round selection, finished third on the Bucs with a .301 batting average in 2003. He hit three home runs, had 13 RBI's and scored 23 runs last season. He was 15-of-18 in stolen base attempts on the year, breaking the ETSU career stolen bases record with 42.
   On the mound, Turner was 2-7 last season and finished second on the club with a 5.44 ERA. He led the team in innings pitched (89.1) and strikeouts (97), finishing second in the Southern Conference in that category. For his career, Turner is 6-15 with a 6.12 ERA and 186 strikeouts in 182.2 innings pitched.