Charlotte 49ers junior Rob Lyerly has signed a professional contract with the New York Yankees organization. The terms were not disclosed.
Lyerly, a former standout at Piedmont High in Union County, will not return to the 49ers baseball program for his senior season. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Yankees last week.
Lyerly has been assigned to the Staten Island Yankees of the NY-Penn League to start the 2009 season. The team begins play this Friday at Mets-affiliate Brooklyn. The two teams play at Staten Island on Saturday and at Brooklyn again on Sunday.
The two-time first team All-Atlantic 10 selection is just the eighth player in school history to hit .400 or more for a single season (.401). He also led the team in batting average, doubles (18), slugging (.725) and on-base percentage (.493).
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