Cambridge's Miller commits to Florida State



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Mon. April 12, 2010 | Eduardo A. Encina

Florida State wasn't the first school to be impressed with Cambridge pitcher/shortstop Peter Miller, but the Seminoles didn't waste any time in pursuing the senior.

Miller was offered a scholarship by FSU coach Mike Martin Sr. on Thursday evening. Miller quickly accepted the offer.

Miller has also received interest from several pro teams and might be one of the bay area's top draft prospects.

They're obviously impressed with his live arm and pitching upside. Miller entered this season with just four high school innings under his belt, but he's flourished under Cambridge pitching coach and former first-round selection Sam Marsonek, his fastball reaching 93 mph.

Scouts took interest over the fall ball season. Miller, also the Lancers' starting shortstop, has already received a scholarship offer from University of Tampa and was being recruited by Florida.

But Florida State assistant Mike Martin Jr. just began recruiting Miller in mid March at the Westminster Tournament in South Florida. The 'Noles obviously came away impressed.

He is Cambridge's first Division I recruit in Lancers coach Rick Shears' four-year tenure at the Class A school.

Miller is 3-0 this season and hasn't allowed an earned run in 23 1/3 innings and has 48 strikeouts. He has been mostly used in relief, but he threw a five-inning no-hitter on March 25 in Cambridge's 30-0 win over Keswick Christian.

He also is hitting .305 with nine doubles, three triples, one homer and 16 RBIs for the Lancers, who are 15-3 and playing for their third straight trip to the Class A state tournament.

Click HERE to read more about Miller's ascension to one of the bay area's top prospects.

-- EDUARDO A. ENCINA (eencina@sptimes.com)

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