Cameron VargaJune 5 was an unforgettable day for a lot of high school baseball players, but it was especially memorable for
Just hours after the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (Cincinnati)
right-hander hurled a no-hitter to help his team advance to the state title game, he received a phone call from the Tampa Bay Rays letting him know they were going to select him in the second round of the 2014 MLB Draft.According to WCPO Cincinnati
, Varga struck out 15 Orville batters in a 3-0 shutout, keeping his perfect season alive.
That's right. Varga has gone 10-0 this season with five no-hitters, and has not allowed a single earned run. He also set a national record, according to WCPO, by striking out 33 consecutive batters — smashing the previous record of 22.
The Rays took notice, and selected the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Varga with the 60th overall pick on Thursday.
"Well-built strong right-handed pitcher out of the Cincinnati area," Rays scouting director R.J. Harrison said. "Power fastball, power breaking ball, an advanced ability to pitch. Just a good young power pitching prospect."
Varga will look to cap off his incredible week on Saturday, when CHCA will face Coldwater
at 1 p.m. for the Ohio Division III title.