Rio Grande Sports Information RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Dylan Shockley's life-long dream of becoming a professional baseball player turned into reality on Wednesday afternoon. The University of Rio Grande standout was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 34th round of Major League Baseball's Amateur Draft. "I couldn't tell you how glad I am for this moment to happen," said Shockley, after getting his long-awaited phone call. "I've worked my whole life for this. I'm happy to be a Pittsburgh Pirate." Shockley, a native of Minford, Ohio, was named the River States Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive season after leading the RedStorm to a 39-21 record, a conference tournament championship and an NAIA National Tournament berth.