Local Grad Gets Call Up To Majors
LANCASTER, Pa. -- A hometown grad is getting a chance to play under the bright lights.
Chris Heisey, who graduated from Donegal High School, and later Messiah College, got the call late Thursday night from the Cincinnati Reds, according to Messiah College baseball coach Bryan Engle.
Heisey, an outfielder, hopped a flight early Friday morning to St. Louis, where the Reds begin a three-game set against the Cardinals.
Engle wrote in an e-mail to News 8 that Heisey is the first player ever to reach the big leagues for Messiah College. He's the second Donegal grad to make it to the major leagues. The first was Bruce Sutter.
You can view Heisey's Reds profile page here.