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Flowery Branch's Hughes reveling in 'life-changing moment' after being drafted by Baltimore Orioles
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Flowery Branch’s Jonathan Hughes delivers a pitch against Gainesville on March 21 at Hog Mountain Sports Complex. - photo by Jared Putnam
Jonathan Hughes’ dream is now a reality: he’s going to be a professional baseball player. After being selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the 68th overall pick in the second round of the MLB draft Monday, Hughes will forego his scholarship opportunity to pitch at Georgia Tech. The 6-foot-2, 184-pound Hughes said the decision to sign was simple.
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