East Carolina baseball coach Billy Godwin talked to Shawn Armstrong around 9 p.m. on the final day for players selected in baseball’s amateur draft to sign with major league clubs last year, and it appeared that Armstrong was going to return to ECU for his junior season.
Almost three hours later — about 15 minutes before the midnight signing deadline — Armstrong had exhausted his college eligibility by signing with the Cleveland Indians, who drafted him in the 18th round.
“Just like that, he was gone,” Godwin said Wednesday while talking to the Greater Greenville Sports Club at the Hilton Greenville.
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