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And with their 19th round pick in the MLB draft the Chicago Cubs select……

2 years ago almost to the day a Man walked into a South Carolina Church and opened fire on a group of 9 unarmed men and women. It seems in these situations the killer always get more press than the victims and in this case the murderer did as well. He is a white man filled with anger towards other races. His face and name was on every news outlet for months and unfortunately the victims did not get the same publicity.

One of those victims was Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, high school teacher, pastor and mother of Chris Singleton, an outfielder for Charleston Southern University. A day after his mother and fellow parishioners perished at the hands of a monster. Chris Singleton with his teamates behind him gave a speech that the majority of people in his place would not have been able to have done.

Last night Chris was drafted in the nineteenth round by the Chicago Cubs. His dream of possibly playing in the big leagues went from impossible to possible. He and a friend started a pool-cleaning business in order to support his two younger siblings Camryn and Caleb while still a Division-I athlete and student. “I’ve got this pool-cleaning business, and I was doing one of the pools when my phone rang,” Singleton said of getting the call from the Cubs. “My heart dropped a little bit. I answered the phone, and it’s been surreal ever since.” Normally nineteenth rounders do not get the publicity that this baseball player is getting but Chris is different. “We certainly understand the back story there, but I want to make sure what doesn’t get lost is he’s really a good baseball player,” Cubs senior vice president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod said. “He’s talented and athletic, and there’s upside. On the field, we like what we saw from an evaluation standpoint.”

Jason McLeod Vice President of Scouting and Player development said “With what’s happened, obviously there’s some national tragedy.” “(But) first and foremost, he’s a talented player on the field, and we had him evaluated really as almost like a top-10 caliber talent. He’s very athletic, a plus runner, plus defender, a base stealer, and played all three years at Charleston Southern and in the Collegiate Summer league last year.”

Good Luck,Chris. Cubsessed Cubs fans across the world are rooting for you.

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