Former North Carolina Central Baseball Pitcher Alex Dandridge Sings Pro Contract





North Carolina Central Sports Information


DURHAM, N.C. – Former North Carolina Central University baseball pitcher Alex Dandridge has signed a professional contract with the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League.

Dandridge is the sixth hurler from NCCU to sign a professional contract in the modern era, joining Andrew Vernon who became the program’s first MLB draft pick when he was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers, as well as Gavin Guarrera, Michael Romano, Ruben Rios, Jr., and Eric Kimber.

A native of Arlington, Texas, Dandridge was named Second Team All-State by NCCSIA and was also a Third Team All-MEAC selection after he carried 66.2 innings in 2016 over 13 starts and 14 appearances, the second most innings thrown on the staff.  He racked up 58 strikeouts with a 4-3 record and a 4.73 ERA in his senior season.

Dandridge finished his three-year career in high standing of modern era career records at NCCU, including a top-10 ERA at 4.88, and finished second in career wins with 10 and innings pitched with 199.1.  He also finished third in career strikeouts with 138.

The Florence Freedom, located in Florence, Kentucky, compete in the 12-team Frontier League.  Former players of the Frontier League include current Major League Baseball pitchers Tanner Roark and Ariel Hernandez.

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