Current Illinois State University and former Reed-Custer star pitcher Brent Headrick has the opportunity to continue his career at the professional level, as the 6-foot-6-inch southpaw heard his name called Tuesday during the 2019 MLB Draft.
Headrick, a 2016 Reed-Custer graduate, was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the ninth round of this year’s draft, the 269th overall selection.
The left-hander was a three-year varsity starter during his days with the Comets and was the ace on their 2016 IHSA Class 2A State Championship team. Headrick was a three-year All-Conference selection in the Interstate Eight Conference and also a three-year Daily Journal All-Area selection. During the final two years of his Comets career, Headrick was also an all-state selection.
Headrick has spent the past three seasons piling up wins as a member of the Redbirds, especially this year. He was named the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year after compiling a 9-3 record and 3.47 ERA and leading Illinois State to an at-large berth in this year’s NCAA Tournament.