April 12, 2006

Future 'Nole closing in on state record

Florida State signee Caz Piurowski is on the verge of setting a new high school state record. Not for an accomplishment on the gridiron, where he earned first team all-state honors for class 5A, but for what he has done in the batter's box this season.

On Wednesday afternoon, the 6-foot-8, 250-pound tight end/first baseman blasted his 17th home run of the season breaking the Pasco County record previously held by two former Seminoles -- kicker Brett Cimorelli and first baseman Danny Wardell. With four regular season games left to go and the post-season, he is only two away from the state record of 19.

With his awesome display of power and .500 batting average, the two-sport star was recently named District Eight player of the year and invited to a state all-star game. With his accomplishments and accolades this season, you can bet he will be selected in the June Major League Baseball Draft. Just how high he will go and what impact that could have on his college football career remains to be seen.

"I've been getting a lot of questionnaires from teams and stuff like that," Piurowski told Warchant.com. "I'm sure I'm going to get drafted but it just depends on how high and how much they are willing to give me."

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