FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – North Side graduate at Central Michigan University standout shortstop Zach McKinstry has decided to begin his professional career as he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.

By signing McKinstry forgoes his final two years of eligibility at CMU. A draft-eligible sophomore, McKinstry hit a team-best .325 this past season playing stellar defense for the Chippewas.

McKinstry was selected by the Dodgers in the 33rd round of last month’s MLB draft.

He spent this summer playing baseball with the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod League. Zach reports to the Dodgers’ facility in Glendale, Arizona on Monday for evaluation.