Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cibola Grad Picks Arizona State.(West Side Journal)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Quentin Andes has chosen Arizona State over the Minnesota Twins, the 2003 Cibola High School graduate said Wednesday.

Andes said rather than sign his playing rights over to the Twins for the next year while he attends a junior college in Colorado, he will fulfill a dream by playing for the nationally ranked Sun Devils.

"Mostly (I am doing this) for my education," said Andes. "That was the best route for me, and Arizona State has a good baseball team. I have a chance to go to the College World Series there."

After Minnesota selected the right-handed pitcher in the 34th round of the amateur draft earlier this month, Andes faced a decision: sign a draft-and-follow agreement with the Twins, or go with his initial instinct and attend ASU. …

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