College Baseball: Texas State's Jonathan Hennigan elects to forgo senior season, signs with Philadelphia Phillies
Thu, 06/23/2016 - 6:16pm Joe Vozzelli
By JOE VOZZELLI
Jonathan Hennigan is turning pro.
Hennigan told the Daily Record on Thursday afternoon that he has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Phillies. Much like outfielder Granger Studdard, Hennigan, a junior left hander, will forgo his senior campaign at Texas State. He will report to the Phillies' short season Single A club later this week in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
During his only season with the Bobcats, Hennigan, who played two years at Galveston College, posted a 3.13 ERA across 63 1/3 innings to go with 64 strikeouts.
Hennigan was selected in the 21st round of this month's amateur draft while Studdard landed in the 22nd round to the Boston Red Sox.
With Hennigan and Studdard leaving the program, Texas State loses 10 players this offseason, including seniors Jeremy Hallonquist, Pasquale Mazzoccoli, Chase Hodson, Cody Lovejoy, Cory Geisler, Justin Dellinger, Lucas Humpal and Tanner Hill.
Of those seniors, five of them inked with major league teams. Humpal was chosen in the ninth round by the Baltimore Orioles while Hill went in the 26th round to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Mazzoccoli was a 35th round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Following the draft's conclusion, Geisler and Hodson were picked up by the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees, respectively.