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Cocke County High Schoolâ€™s Dagan Peak has recently drawn the eye of professional scouts and held a private workout with scouts from the Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals organizations.
|Published: 1:40 PM, 09/12/2013
||Last updated: 1:40 PM, 09/12/2013
Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—It’s not every day that a Cocke County High School student-athlete has the attention of professional prospects.
But recently that was the case for senior Dagan Peak, a senior baseball player for the Fighting Cocks squad. Peak, who plays short stop and is one of the top pitchers in District 2-AAA, recently worked out privately for scouts for the Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals at the school’s baseball
Peak, who played last summer with under the instruction of former Tennessee assistant baseball
coach Larry Simcox, took part in a 90-minute workout to showcase some of his skill set to the scouts, including batting practice, long toss and fielding.
“I think he did pretty well,” Cocke County baseball coach Andy Chrisman said of Peak’s workout with the two scouts from the professional organizations. “He was anxious to get in there, not because he was nervous, but because I think he was ready to show what he could do.”
For the full story, see the September 12 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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