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Foxes’ Carroll drafted by Rays
King George High School senior pitcher Damion Carroll was chosen in the sixth round of Major League Baseball’s First Year Player Draft Tuesday by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Carroll, a 6-foot-4 right-hander, was the 212th player chosen overall. He takes an 8-0 record into Tuesday’s Group AA state quarterfinal game at Powhatan High School.
Carroll was named the Battlefield District player of the year after striking out 96 batters in 48 innings during the regular season.
He was the winning pitcher in the Foxes’ 7-4 victory over Warhill in the Region I quarterfinals, then hit two home runs and earned the save in King George’s 7-6 win over Southampton in the semifinals–a victory that clinched the school’s first baseball state tournament berth.
Major League Baseball’s recommended signing bonus for the No. 212 pick is $162,000.