Chris Singleton celebrates first hit as professional baseball player

Chris Singleton (File/WCIV)

A former Charleston Southern University standout's dreams just keep coming true.

Chris Singleton posted a photo on Twitter after landing his first hit as a professional baseball player.

He made sure to thank his family and the man above in the process.

The Goose Creek native was drafted by the Chicago Cubs last month.

That momentous day came just two days before the second anniversary, of the Emanuel AME Church Shooting.

Chris' mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, was one of the victims that night.

Since then he says he's dedicated to doing what's right, spreading the message of fighting indifference, intolerance and social justice.

The day he was drafted Chris told ABC 4 that he wears his mom's ashes and his dad's dog tags every time he takes the field.

He says that's his way of keeping them with him.

Many don't know that Chris lost his father earlier this year. He passed away in February.

Chris says being drafted was overwhelming and surreal. He was selected in the nineteenth round of the MLB Draft.

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