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  • Future looks bright for Sheldon pitcher Matt Manning

    Sheldon High School right-handed pitcher Matt Manning has been described by many area scouts as a potential high first-round draft selection in next month's Major League Baseball Draft. At 6-foot-6 and still growing, Manning's fastball hovers around 94 mph, with some radar guns clocking him as high as 98. If he doesn't turn pro, Manning will play three years in college before being eligible for the draft again.

Sheldon High School right-handed pitcher Matt Manning has been described by many area scouts as a potential high first-round draft selection in next month's Major League Baseball Draft. At 6-foot-6 and still growing, Manning's fastball hovers around 94 mph, with some radar guns clocking him as high as 98. If he doesn't turn pro, Manning will play three years in college before being eligible for the draft again. Joe Davidson The Sacramento Bee
Sheldon High School right-handed pitcher Matt Manning has been described by many area scouts as a potential high first-round draft selection in next month's Major League Baseball Draft. At 6-foot-6 and still growing, Manning's fastball hovers around 94 mph, with some radar guns clocking him as high as 98. If he doesn't turn pro, Manning will play three years in college before being eligible for the draft again. Joe Davidson The Sacramento Bee
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Sheldon pitcher Matt Manning’s big-league moment is here

June 08, 2016 6:17 PM

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Joe Davidson has covered sports for The Sacramento Bee since 1988. He's an award-winning authority on high school sports, specializing in going behind the scenes to report on what makes teams and athletes unique. Though Davidson has been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and many other local schools, he attended high school in Oregon, where he participated in football and track.

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