Former C. Milton Wright Pitcher Bradley Markey drafted by the New York Mets

Brad Markey

Bel Air High School English Teacher Anthony Blackburn sent along the following news about a former C. Milton Wright Pitcher he used to coach:

Former C. Milton Wright Pitcher, Bradley Markey, was drafted in the 35th of the Major League Baseball Professional draft by the New York Mets on June 6, 2012. Brad has recently completed his sophomore year at Santa Fe Junior College in Gainesville, Florida and was named the 2012 Florida Junior College Pitcher of the year and has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Virginia Tech next year.

In 2010 Markey led the C. Milton Wright Mustangs to the school’s only State Championship and was named the Baltimore Sun’s Metro Baseball player of the year. Brad’s former coach at C. Milton Wright, Tony Blackburn stated, “I am so happy for Brad. I first met him when he was a 14 year old freshman and he told me that he wanted to play college baseball in ACC and get drafted by a major league team. Over the years I have had many players share similar aspirations with me, but what set Brad apart was that he understood how lofty those goals were and he put in the work to make those dreams come true. He has consistently out-worked and out-thought his competition. I truly admire his dedication, and I know I am very lucky to have been his coach.”

Markey has until July 13th to decide on either attending Virginia Tech or beginning his professional career with the New York Mets.