Greenville - JH Rose first baseman Chase McDonald is headed to East Carolina. The rising senior verbally committed to the Pirates during the state games.
McDonald slugged 11 homers and drove in 44 runs for the Rampants this past season while also managing a .450 batting average. Rose finished the season with a 24-4 record after falling to Sanderson in the Eastern Finals.
McDonald's teammate, pitcher Tanner Merritt is part of the 2010 Pirate freshman class.