Kernersville Bulldogs’ Leland Clemmons Signs Professional Contract
The center fielder of the Bulldogs put on an outstanding workout at the Carolina Virginia League All-Star weekend work day and signed a free agent contract with the KC Royals.
Clemmons had previously played an exceptional game as the Bulldogs pounded the Rookie league Burlington squad in an preseason exhibition earlier this summer.” Leland has really worked on his game this summer defensively as well as at the plate. As his knowledge and understanding of the game came along, he became a major talent with that god given speed. We hate losing him this summer but we are so happy to get him a chance at living his dream,” stated Bulldog Head coach Dustin Ijames.
Clemmons was a rising senior at WSSU and will be assigned to that Burlington Royal squad. Clemmons is the second Kernersville Bulldog to sign professionally this summer. Joe Watson signed a contract with the Texas Rangers earlier this summer.
Leland was only hitting .242 on the summer but led the Bulldogs in home runs. He had 16 stolen bases in 17 attempts. At WSSU. Clemmons hit .278 with six homers and 31of 32 stolen bases. He had 114 putouts with only one error defensively for the Rams and had no errors for the Bulldogs this summer.
The Bulldogs despite these key personnel losses are currently are in first place in the Carolina Virginia Collegiate League with an overall 37-9 record.