Burgess signs with Phillies; assignment to be determined

OC pitcher Chris Burgess has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies organization.
OC pitcher Chris Burgess has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 11, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian pitcher Chris Burgess signed with the Philadelphia Phillies organization on Tuesday, three days after the team chose him in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Burgess, a right-hander from West Chicago, Ill., will learn later this week to which of the Phillies’ minor-league teams he’ll be assigned.

Burgess went 7-0 with a school-record nine saves and a 1.54 ERA for the Eagles this past season, helping them finish 26-26 and reach the National Christian College Athletic Association World Series.

He was named as an NCCAA All-American as well as the NCCAA Central Region pitcher of the year and the Heartland Conference’s second-team honor list.

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