Meridian signee Young goes pro
By By Tony Krausz / assistant sports editor
June 29, 2004
Terrell Young will not pitch in a Meridian Community College baseball uniform.
The Grenada High School product, who signed to play with the Eagles earlier this year, opted to go pro out of high school.
Young signed with the Cincinnati Reads organization, after the Reds drafted him in the 10th round on June 7.
Young was one of the Eagles' prized signings this year.
The right-hander throws in the mid-90s, and he was expected to make an immediate impact in the starting rotation.
Two former MCC players Van Pope and Chris Rayborn have started their professional careers this summer.
Pope, who was drafted in the fifth round on June 7 by the Atlanta Braves, is playing for the Danville (Va.) Braves in the Appalachian League.
In six games, the ex-Eagles third baseman has gone 4-for-21 at the plate with a .190 average and one RBI. He has not committed an error, and Danville is currently 3-4.
Rayborn is playing for the San Diego Padres' rookie-affiliate team in Peoria, Ariz. The right-handed pitcher has not started for the team as of Monday.
Meridian Community College finished 46-14 overall in 2004 and earned a trip to the Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., where the Eagles lost their opening two games.