Editor's Note: La Jolla Country Day School made the following announcement on July 10, 2012 in Torrey Times.
Sam Ayala '12 has taken the leap into professional baseball.
La Jolla Country Day School Athletic Director Jeff Hutzler Monday received word that Ayala had signed with the Chicago White Sox and had already reported to their minor league operation.
Ayala had been scheduled to attend the University of California Santa Barbara, but the White Sox sweetened their offer and guaranteed Ayala's eventual college education if he signed with the team now.
Hutzler had talked with Ayala on Monday and said he had flown into Bristol, Va., the location of the White Sox rookie team, took his physical and was in uniform by the second inning of that day's game.
Ayala will receive his catcher's gear today. Hutzler said as part of his contract, the White Sox will pay for Ayala's college education if he ever decides to attend school in the future.
"Go Torreys! Go White Sox!," Hutzler said.