Layne Dawson Drafted on Day Two
June 6, 2001
MEMPHIS, TENN. - Senior right-handed pitcher Layne Dawson became the third Memphis Tiger drafted when he was selected to the Philadelphia Phillies in the second day of the draft.
Dawson, a native of Somerville, Tenn., was drafted in the 26th round by the Phillies while Jason Wiedmeyer was picked up by San Diego in the sixth round and junior Daniel Uggla was drafted by Arizona in the 11th round.
"Layne started off a bit slow this year, but he picked it up when it was crucial for us," said head coach Dave Anderson. "He threw a lot of important innings for us, especially in the conference tournament."
Dawson recorded a 3.86 ERA and a 4-1 record this season in 26 appearances on the mound. He struck out 67 and walked 18 in 63 innings of work, while opponents averaged just a .217 mark against him. Dawson., the only four-year player on the squad, saw all of his action as a relief pitcher.
Dawson pitched in three games at the C-USA tournament, helping the Tigers to a semi-final appearance in the post-season tournament. In the tournament, Dawson pitched 6.2 innings, allowing just three hits and three earned runs. He struck out six and walked one.