San Francisco Giants make HU’s Combs 35th-round pick at MLB draft

Dalton Combs, a 2017 Huntington University graduate who starred on the baseball team, will be continuing his baseball career with the San Francisco Giants organization after being selected by the team in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday, June 14.
Dalton Combs, a 2017 Huntington University graduate who starred on the baseball team, will be continuing his baseball career with the San Francisco Giants organization after being selected by the team in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday, June 14. Photo by Steve Clark.

Dalton Combs, a former standout on the Huntington University baseball team, was selected in the 35th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, June 14.

Combs, a 2017 HU graduate, was the draft’s 1,056th pick and is the ninth Forester in program history to get a chance in the big leagues. The left-hander led the Foresters in hitting in each of the last two seasons, with his biggest numbers coming this past spring when he cranked out 72 hits, 28 for extra bases, and posted a .402 batting average.

The Monroe native and Adams Central High School product earned a reputation as one of the most talented hitters in the Crossroads League this past season and, for his efforts, earned his second straight all-conference badge.

Combs, a right fielder, led the league in on-base percentage, .516, in addition to finishing in the top three in six other offensive categories, including second in batting average, .402; third in slugging percentage, .654; second in runs scored per game, 1.08; second in hits per game, 1.50; third in doubles per game, .40; and third in total bases per game, 2.44.