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2011-12-15 / Sports

Local Athlete to Compete in Florida


Derek Dane, a Lexington sophomore, is seen above. Derek Dane, a Lexington sophomore, is seen above. Derek Dane, Sophomore at Lexington H.S. was selected for the Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryouts and evaluation, which took place in early November at the Dell Diamond, along with tryouts at other locations across the nation. Derek was chosen to compete and work out at the Under Armour Nationals to be held in Florida at Pirate City, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirate training facilities, where he will be able to work with some of the top college and professional baseball coaches. He will also play with and against some of the best baseball players from across the nation. Derek was selected as a catcher, and has been working with former Aggie, now Houston Astros catcher, Kevin Gonzales, in preparation for his upcoming competition.

Derek is the son of Jennifer and Wade Dane.

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