June 7, 2006
Leesburg - Lee County two-sport standout D'Vontrey Richardson will have a big decision to make after he was taken by the Washington Nationals in the 37th round of the Major League Baseball player draft on Wednesday.
Richardson is currently in Atlanta playing in a wooden bat tournament.
The tournament started before the Tuesday draft and Lee County baseball coach Rob Williams says Richardson's ability to hit with the wooden bat caught the attention of baseball scouts.
The speedy centerfielder had a .507 batting average and led Lee County in home runs and runs scored.
Richardson though is expected to stick with the football.
The all-state quarterback signed with Florida State in February and is expected to stick with that committment to the Seminoles football program.
Several other local players were also drafted today.
Darton outfielder Keltavious Jones was taken in the 27th round by the Cincinnati Reds.
Kansas City selected Thomasville High pitcher Tanner Moore in the 39th round and former Southland Academy pitcher David Mixon went in the 47th round to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Mixon pitched this season at Louisiana-Monroe.