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Former area pitchers picked on second day of MLB draft

A pair of former area prep pitchers were the only locals selected on the second day of the 2014 Major League Baseball first-year player draft Friday.

Former Alonso pitcher and Tampa Tribune Player of the Year Thomas Dorminy was selected in the 10th round (pick No. 297) by the San Diego Padres.

Dorminy was a standout performer at Alonso, leading the Ravens to a state title in his junior season while posting a 12-0 record and earning 2010 Tampa Tribune baseball Player of the Year honors. Dorminy went 7-4 his senior season and verbally committed to the University of South Florida, but he never played for the Bulls. Instead, Dorminy went to Hillsborough Community College and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (Andalusia, Ala.) before playing this season for Faulkner State University.

At Faulkner, the 5-foot-11 lefty went 11-3 with a 3.22 ERA and 131 strikeouts to help his team to a 51-16 record and a spot in the NAIA World Series.

Former Cambridge Christian right-hander Peter Miller, who played four seasons at Florida State, was drafted in the ninth round (pick No. 261) by the Seattle Mariners. Miller helped the Lancers to three straight Class 1A state final four appearances and earned the Wade Boggs Award in 2010.

Miller, who was a two-way player early on in his career at FSU, also playing infield, focused on the mound in his final two seasons in Tallahassee.

He went 6-2 as a junior, before making 17 appearances for the Seminoles this season. He posted a 3-4 record with a 5.14 ERA.

The selection by the Mariners is Miller’s third time being drafted, as the 6-foot-1, 195-pound pitcher was selected out of high school by the New York Mets (38th round) and last season by the Los Angeles Dodgers (16th round).

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