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Lodi”s Gio Brusa chooses University of the Pacific over Major League Baseball

Early offer from Boston Red Sox, late pick by Atlanta Braves can’t entice Lodi standout to skip college

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Gio Brusa

Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 9:10 am, Thu Jun 7, 2012.

Twice this week, a Major League Baseball team came calling for Gio Brusa’s services. And in the end, the St. Mary’s Rams baseball star decided that the big show can wait.

Brusa, a Lodi resident, was courted by the Boston Red Sox in the fifth round on Tuesday and drafted by Atlanta in the 37th round yesterday. But Brusa said he will make good on his scholarship offer from the University of the Pacific instead, and test the draft waters later.

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  • Christopher Vigil posted at 11:26 am on Thu, Jun 7, 2012.

    Christopher Vigil Posts: 5

    It is so refreshing to see someone with your talent pursue education first. When he's a first cousin (once removed), it brings a real sense of pride. Don't let the folks that tell you to 'go pro now' sweat you; making the choice that's right for YOU at that moment is one of the most professional things you can do in baseball. Besides, that is a really nice card to have in your back pocket. Congratulations Gio! - Chris



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