The Atlanta Braves drafted Nokomis native Reid Detmers in the 32nd round of the Major League First-Year Player Draft on June 14.
The 6-foot-2 left-handed pitcher turned in an impressive senior season at Glenwood High School in Chatham, one year after his family moved from Nokomis. Detmers finished with an ERA of 0.82 and he struck out more than 150 batters in fewer than 70 innings.
Detmers has committed to pitch in college with the University of Louisville. The Braves have about a month to convince Detmers to sign with their organization. Otherwise, he will not be eligible to return to the draft until 2020.