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DeWitt named to the first team by Baseball America

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

SIKESTON - Former Sikeston High School standout Blake DeWitt keeps piling up the awards after his phenomenal high school career.

DeWitt, now playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Rookie League team in Ogden (UT), was named a first team All-American by Baseball America.

The 6-foot, 175-pound DeWitt was one of four infielders chosen nationwide.

There was also one catcher, three outfielders, five pitchers and four utility players chosen.

DeWitt, who was drafted by the Dodgers in the first round with the 28th pick, batted .548 with 14 home runs, 50 RBIs and 51 runs scored while leading the Bulldogs to a third place finish in Class 3.

DeWitt finished his high school career as one of the most productive players in Missouri state history.

He broke seven career offensive records, one pitching record and one defensive record.

DeWitt had already been honored two months ago when he was selected to play in the Baseball All-American Game held in Albuquerque, N.M.

Also of note, Seneca (Mo.) High School product Scott Elbert, who was drafted by the Dodgers with the 17th pick in the first round, was named a second team All-American pitcher by Baseball America.