BASEBALL: Former Reed-Custer standout Headrick drafted by Minnesota Twins

Brent Headrick celebrates after scoring a run during the 2016 IHSA State postseason. Headrick, a 2016 Reed-Custer graduate and current pitcher for Illinois State University, was selected in the ninth round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

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.

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