Cubs sign pitcher with ties to Oconee

Baseball’s Chicago Cubs signed an outstanding collegiate player this year from Texas whose parents are former Westminster residents.  He is Ausley Burl Carraway IV, son of Freda Herring Carraway and Burl Carraway.  According to Baseball America, Carraway’s signing bonus amounts to more than $1 million.  The 20-year old has been described as an elite left-handed short reliever with a dominating fastball.  He was drafted #51 in the second round of last month’s MLB draft.  Burl’s grandparents are Ann Carraway, the late Ausley Carraway II, formerly of Westminster; Buddy and Joanne Herring of Townville; and Avon Arve Herring of Westminster.