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Updated: 06/11/2014 10:34:08AM
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SUN PHOTOS BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Former Venice High catcher Mike Rivera helped lead the Indians to a state title and went on to become one of the nation's best catchers at the University of Florida.

SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Dalton Guthrie's knack for making spectacular plays began at Venice High School, where he was part of two state title-winning teams for the Indians. He was one of nine high school players from around the nation to be named to the 2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Team as a senior and helped lead the Florida Gators to the 2017 national championship.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

Former Venice baseball player Matt Tellor, who was selected as the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year, was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 10th round of last weekend's Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

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Three former Venice Indians baseball players were selected in last weekend’s Major League Baseball Amateur draft, including one who was picked by the same team where his father won a World Series ring.

Recent VHS grads Dalton Guthrie and Mike Rivera, along with 2010 graduate Matt Tellor, all got the call last weekend that kids who play the game on baseball diamonds all over the country dream about — a call from a team for a chance to play baseball at the world’s highest level.

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