Rodon chooses Pack over MLB

Staff WriterAugust 16, 2011 

The North Carolina high school baseball player of the year will be matriculating to N.C. State.

Left-hander Carlos Rodon, who led Holly Springs to the state 4A title last season, will not sign with the Milwaukee Brewers, according to his mother Julie Rodon.

Rodon was chosen in the 16th round (491st overall) of the Major League Baseball draft in June. Drafted players had until midnight Monday to reach an agreement.

"He told us Saturday that he did not even want to pursue anything else" but college, Julie Rodon said.

By not signing with Milwaukee, Rodon will play the next three seasons at N.C. State. He signed his letter-of-intent last fall.

Julie Rodon said the Brewers came close signing Carlos, but he had a change of heart last week.

Briefly

Duke: Tickets to the university's Sept. 9 athletics hall of fame inductions are available at www.GoDuke.com/tickets or by calling 919-681-2583. Tickets are $55 for the cocktail reception, dinner and program beginning at 5:30 p.m. A program-only admission is $15.

Shaw: The reigning CIAA champion Bears are tied with Hillsdale (Mich) for 25th in the American Football Coaches Association Preseason Division II Poll.

Mount Olive: Greg Grantham, Dawn Johnson, George Kornegay, Michelle Matthews and Chris McDonald will join the college's athletics hall of fame Nov. 19.

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