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MLB Draft

By admin Published: June 4, 2007

Two area high school players might be selected Thursday or Friday in Major  League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft.

Highland outfielder Ben Klafczynski said that 10 to 15 MLB teams were interested in him at the beginning of the 2007 high school season.

Klafczynski hit .613 with 12 home runs and 51 RBI to lead the Hornets to their first appearance in a regional championship game.  He also recorded 18 steals in 19 attempts and scored 43 runs.

Canton South senior outfielder Devon Torrence is another player who has a shot at being selected. Torrence, who has committed to play football at Ohio State, led the Wildcats to a regional semifinal by hitting .407 and recording 23 RBI, 23 steals in 26 attempts and 46 runs scored.

Canton South coach Phil Forshey said that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have shown a lot of interest in Torrence.

I have been assigned to write a story for the paper if these players are selected later this week. Stay tuned.



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