Jake Lemmerman and Matt Hauser played baseball together at Corona del Mar High four years ago and dreamed of playing in the big leagues one day.
The former Sea Kings on Tuesday learned their dream is closer to becoming a reality. On the second day of baseball's amateur draft, Lemmerman and Hauser heard their names called.
Lemmerman, a junior shortstop from Duke University, went to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth round as the 172nd overall pick. The 2007 CdM graduate is going to the organization he grew up rooting for all his life.
The Minnesota Twins selected Hauser, a senior right-handed pitcher from the University of San Diego as the 225th pick in the seventh round.
The 2006 CdM graduate is now a Twins fan because they are allowing him to continue his baseball career.
Lemmerman and Hauser were two of eight local players chosen on the second day of the draft. The others were from UC Irvine, pitcher Danny Bibona (eighth round, St. Louis Cardinals), outfielder Ryan Fisher (15th, Florida Marlins), first baseman Jeff Cusick (18th, Philadelphia Phillies), catcher Francis Larson (22nd, Los Angeles Angels) pitcher Christian Bergman (24th, Colorado Rockies) and second baseman Casey Stevenson (25th, New York Yankees).