Carter Kieboom, a May graduate and starting shortstop for the Raiders this spring, was selected with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft by the Washington Nationals. Carter has a long list of baseball accomplishments, including leading his team to the 2016 AAAAAA State Championship against rival Pope High School as well as participating in the Under Armour All-American game during the summer of 2015. Carter’s brother Spencer is currently a Washington Nationals minor leaguer.
In addition, Stephen Wrenn, a junior center fielder for the Georgia Bulldogs and 2013 graduate of Walton, was selected by the Houston Astros in the 6th round; Josh Merrigan, a senior outfielder at Georgia Gwinnett College and 2012 Walton graduate, was selected in the 10th round by the Texas Rangers; and pitcher and 2016 graduate Zac Kristofak
was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 37th round.
Congratulations to all four of these young men for their achievements on the baseball field that resulted in their inclusion in this year’s MLB draft.