New Hanover standout Blake Walston signs with Diamondbacks

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PHOENIX, AZ (WWAY)– The whirlwind of a senior year continued for New Hanover High School standout Blake Walson on Wednesday evening. Walston signed his first professional baseball contract agreeing to a $2.45 million dollar deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The southpaw was instrumental in leading New Hanover to back to back State Championships this season. Walston was (13-0) on the season with a very low ERA of 0.46.

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Walston will more than likely start his professional baseball career with the Missoula Osprey. The Osprey are the rookie league affiliate of the Diamondbacks in Montana.