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Story of how Trevor became a Cub one of max stress, triumph

Former Heritage Mountaineer Trevor Clifton follows the Major League Baseball draft from his parent’s den Thursday night. Photos by Jolanda Jansma

By Stefan Cooper
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“The Cubs select ID number six, six, one, zero — Clifton, Trevor, right-handed pitcher, from Heritage High School in Tennessee.”

Trevor and mom, Besty, confer with Trevor's draft advisor.

Finally, it was over.

The room exploded in celebration as the television announced Chicago had taken the Mountaineer pitching phenom with the second selection of the 12th round of the Major League Baseball draft Saturday morning.

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