WITN has learned Greenville-native Chase McDonald will forego his senior season at East Carolina University and sign with the Houston Astros.
McDonald was taken in the 12th round by the Astros in this year's Major League Baseball First-Year Amateur draft.
The J.H. Rose product was a first team All-Conference USA selection this year for the Pirates. He led ECU and Conference USA in home runs, RBIs, and slugging percentage.