Lefthander Kyle Young of St. Dominic had a predictably outstanding senior season. He struck out 71 batters in 46 innings and had a 7-0 season for the Bayhawks.
What’s not predictable for Young is where he’ll be selected in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft, which started last night and ends tomorrow night. Young, who signed to play at Hofstra in the fall, said he’ll make a decision to stay in school and play college ball or turning professional when the time is right.
“If it happens we’ll make a decision with the family,” the 6-10 hard-throwing lefty said. “Whatever is right for me is the path I’ll take.”
Local fans will get to see Young pitch one more time in a high school uniform as he leads the Nassau senior All-Stars against Suffolk in the 12th Rawlings Grand Slam Challenge at Farmingdale State College at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 each with most of the proceeds to be donated to a worthy cause.
“The baseball community is a tight-knit group and our plan is to reach out and give the gate proceeds to one of our own,” said Jim Clark, the founder of Blue Chip Prospects and All-Star Game director. “Ward Melville coach Lou Petrucci lost everything in a house fire and we want to help him out as much as we can. This game brings out the top senior talent and a great crowd.”