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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, shown here tagging out Naples' Grant Ashline at the plate in a Regional game last month, was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 2014 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft last weekend.

Former Venice shortstop Dalton Guthrie throws out a Tampa King base runner during last month's 6-1 Regional Final win over the Lions. Guthrie was selected in the final round of last weekend's Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Minnesota Twins, the same team that his father Mark Guthrie won a World Series ring with in 1991.

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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