Elkins High School grad Chad Huffman rocks Rochester
Despite a standout game by Elkins High School graduate Chad Huffman, Columbus fell to Rochester 10-8 Tuesday.
Huffman went 2-for-4, with two doubles and two runs scored in the loss.
On the season, Huffman is .282, with six homers and 33 RBIs.
Huffman graduated in 2003 from Elkins High School, and went on to play college baseball at Texas Christian University.
As a freshman at TCU (2004), Huffman was named Conference USA freshman of the year and first-team freshman all-American at outfielder after batting .383 with nine home runs and 44 RBIs.
During his junior season, 2006, Huffman earned third-team college all-American honors at designated hitter in addition to being named a Mountain West Conference all-star first baseman. That season he batted .388 with 18 homers and 71 RBIs.
Huffman was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft. He signed with the Padres and appeared in 59 minor league games in 2006. Huffman was claimed off waivers by Cleveland at the end of the 2010 season.
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