Sunday, August 14, 2011

Local draftees pass up pro offers, going to college

The Montgomery area's three baseball draftees won't take things to Monday night's signing deadline. All three said Sunday they're headed to college and have ended negotiations.

Wetumpka's Bradley Roney will move this week and start classes Aug. 24 at the University of Southern Mississippi. He was an 18th-round pick of the Baltimore Orioles. Roney, a third baseman, won't be eligible to be drafted again until 2014.

Jeff Davis' D.J. Jones, a 22nd-round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers, moved Sunday and begins class Aug. 22 at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla. The outfielder can be drafted again next year.

Cooper Moseley, who pitched and played second base this spring at Central Alabama Community College, registers Monday and starts class Wednesday at Faulkner University. He was a 45th-round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals. Moseley graduated from Success Unlimited Academy, a modified home-school program in southeast Montgomery, in 2009.

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