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Audio: Jesuit’s Lance McCullers feels ‘disrespected,’ responds with walkoff hit

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Fri. April 13, 2012 | Laura Keeley | Email

TAMPA—Lance McCullers, a top-10 ranked prospect by MLB.com for this June’s upcoming first-year players draft, experienced a career first Thursday against Los Angeles Loyola: with the score tied at 2-2, Cubs pitcher Chad Powers intentionally walked both Vincent Miniet and Spencer Trayner to face McCullers with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh inning.

McCullers—who did feel disrespected—took a 2-0 fastball to right field to win the game 3-2 and put the Tigers in the finals of their annual Easter Tournament. After the game, McCullers, who signed with Florida, talked about Loyola’s decision and reflected briefly on his season at the plate. 

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