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St. Joe’s Washington drawing D-I, MLB interest

By RICK ELMORE The Herald-Dispatch relmore@herald-dispatch.comMay 20, 2019

HUNTINGTON — Huntington St. Joe’s Lenny Washington has earned accolades since he was a freshman that place him among the best high school baseball players in the state, and now as a junior he is receiving attention from college and pro scouts.

Washington was a first team Class A all-state selection in each of his freshman and sophomore seasons. USA Today named him to the All-West Virginia second team last season as a utility player.

“The ball just sounds different off his bat than any kid I’ve been around,” St. Joe head coach Dave Jenkins said. “Lenny is the real deal.”

The University of Dayton would seem to agree. The Flyers made a scholarship offer to Washington. Several other colleges are showing interest and more offers will likely follow the completion of this season.

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