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McDonald to leave ECU, signing with Houston Astros

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2013 Conference USA home run leader Chase McDonald will sign his professional contract with the Houston Astros organization and leave East Carolina with a year of eligibility remaining.

McDonald was picked in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros. He told 9 On Your Side Sports that his decision was a difficult one.

"It all happened kind of fast," McDonald said. "They made a late offer yesterday and we sent them something back and it all came out. I am very happy."

McDonald is currently playing with the Morehead City Marlins in the Coastal Plains League.

Chase was a former standout at JH Rose High School in Greenville. He was a three-year starter at East Carolina. This past season he hit .299 with a league high 11 home runs, 31 walks and 33 strikeouts.


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