Barger turns down Brewers, heads to N.C. State

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CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Former Central baseball standout Alec Barger met with the Milwaukee Brewers last week to talk about signing with the team that drafted him in the 16th round, but the North Carolina State signee decided to turn down a pro career for now and honor his commitment to the Wolfpack.

“The Brewers made it really tough,” Barger said. “They’re a great organization but at the end of the day, I just really wanted to go back to school, wanted to go to N.C. State and going back to school, it’s kind of betting on myself and next year if I go out and have a good year, I’ll be able to up my draft stock and it’s pretty much putting all the faith in myself and my coaches next year so it’s pretty exciting, I’m looking forward to it.”

Barger pitched at Polk State Community College in Florida last season. He will be a junior at N.C. State this season, meaning he will draft eligible once again this time next year.

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