Wolfpack's Wilson Among Locals Taken In Day 2 Of MLB Draft

Day two of the Major League Baseball Draft saw several local players picked up.

Russell Wilson hopes to be both North Carolina State's quarterback and a farmhand with the Colorado Rockies.

The Rockies took Wilson on Tuesday in the fourth round of the baseball draft. He says he's "looking forward to getting out there and being a Rocky, but I also plan on coming back and playing football this fall."

Wilson says he doesn't have a timetable yet. N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien says it would be best for both his quarterback and the Wolfpack for him to be in football camp Aug. 3, and he plans to talk to Wilson on Wednesday and come up with a plan.

The Baltimore Orioles selected C.B. Aycock shortstop Connor Narron in the 5th round with the 148th overall pick. Narron had committed to play at North Carolina. Narron is the son former major league catcher and manager Jerry Narron.

Pitt Community College pitcher Jeff Ferrell was scooped up by the Detroit Tigers in the 26th round. The Wilmington native was the 793rd player taken overall. Ferrell helped lead the Bulldogs to their first ever JUCO World Series this past season.


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