Shull Opts for Minor League Baseball
Monday, July 14, 2008

SHREVEPORT – After signing a National Letter of Intent in November to play baseball at Centenary, pitcher Trevor Shull was selected by Tampa Bay in the 19th round of June’s First-Year Player Draft. On Wednesday, Shull informed the Centenary coaches that he signed a contract to play for the Tampa Bay organization.


Shull will play in West Virginia for the Princeton Rays, a rookie league affiliate for Tampa Bay. Joining him on the roster will be former Oral Roberts catcher David Genao and the Rays’ first round pick Tim Beckham.


Princeton is on the road for three games to play the Burlington Royals and will return home on Thursday to host the Danville Braves and Greenville Astros. During the six-game homestand it is expected Shull will make his professional debut.


“We are very proud of Trevor and we wish him the best of luck in professional baseball,” said head coach Ed McCann. “We’ll keep tabs on his career and I hope we see him in a major league uniform in a few years.” 


As part of his contract, the Rays  will pay for his college education.