Sat, Feb. 22

Marauder grad picked by White Sox<br><br>

A member of Mingus Union High School's 1999 Final Four baseball team has been selected in the Major League Draft.

The Chicago White Sox picked Cottonwood's Tim Huson in the 11th round with the 343rd overall selection. Huson has played infield the past two seasons at Central Arizona College.

Huson's uncle, Jeff, who graduated from Mingus in the 1980s, recently retired from a long-time Major League career.

Jeff Huson played for the Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Anaheim Angels, Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs from 1988-2000. He now serves as a coach in the Cubs organization.

Tim Huson will likely report to a White Sox advanced rookie team in Bristol, Tenn. this week, according to Mingus coach Brad Grauberger.

Two of Huson's teammates from the Marauders' stellar 1999 season will continue their baseball careers at Division I colleges. Casey Adams will play at Louisiana Tech, and Travis Whelan will play for Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.

Mingus grad Mike Wombacher is currently playing in the New York Yankees organization for the Class A Greensboro Bats. Mike Wilcox is at Iowa State. Kevin Ralston is at Glendale Community College, and 2001 graduates Eli Arnett and Chris French will join Yavapai College.

On the inactive list are local players Travis McClendon (Seattle), Brian Cronk (Pittsburgh) and Spencer Young (Tampa Bay).

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