Western New York is suddenly a baseball hotbed, with two local high school players selected in the first four rounds of the Major League Baseball draft today.
Clarence pitcher Mark Armstrong went to the Reds in the 3rd round (104th overall). Amherst catcher Jonah Heim went to Baltimore just 25 picks later in the 4th round (129th overall).
Both players tell News 4 Sports they intend to sign.
"Our whole family has been talking about this, thinking about it. Individually I've thought about it, and as a group decision I'm going to sign," said Heim.
"I knew if it was between the second or top of the fourth round I was going (to sign)," said Armstrong. "It was great knowing that I could say 'yes,' and they were obviously pleased."
According to baseball-reference.com, Armstrong and Heim are the two highest-drafted high school players out of this area since 1979, when Chris Rehbaum from St. Joe's went in the second round.
This year marks the first time Western New York has had two high school players selected in the first four rounds.
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