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Published:   |   Updated: June 25, 2013 at 08:38 PM

Former Durant High pitcher Tyler Danish was named to Baseball America's 2013 High School All-America first team on Tuesday.

Danish, who led Durant to the Class 8A state final, posted a 15-1 record with a 0.00 ERA in his senior season.

Danish, who was named Florida Dairy Farmers Baseball Player of the Year and was The Tribune's Male Athlete of the Year honoree, was selected in the second round (No. 55 overall) of the first-year player draft by the Chicago White Sox.

Brett Morales, who led King's pitching staff and helped the Lions reach the Class 6A state semifinals, was named second-team All-America after going 11-2.

The right-hander posted an 0.58 ERA with 127 strikeouts and was named as a Tribune All-Hillsborough County first-teamer.

Morales was selected in the 24th round by the Cincinnati Reds but has made it clear he intends to attend the University of Florida on a baseball scholarship.

Jesuit senior outfielder Ricky Caldevilla verbally committed to the University of South Florida, Tigers coach Richie Warren said. Caldevilla hit .400 with 25 runs scored and 33 RBIs for the Class 5A state semifinalists in his junior season.

Football

Sickles rising senior offensive lineman Zach Hudson verbally committed to the University of Missouri, Gryphons coach Brian Turner said.

Hudson, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound tackle, decided on Missouri after visiting the school, Turner said. Hudson also had offers from Western Kentucky and Florida Atlantic, among others.

Hudson, who also plays tight end, will lead an offensive line that paved the way for Ray Ray McCloud III last season. McCloud had 1,319 yards and 12 touchdowns during the 2012 season.

A Tampa team took home the hardware after besting national competition at the IMG national 7-on-7 tournament in Bradenton over the weekend.

Team Tampa, comprised of the top high school skill players in the area, along with recent USF commit and Wharton quarterback Chase Litton, captured the club division title.

Coaching jobs filled

Brandon filled two coaching positions, athletic director Rashad Woods said.

Terry O'Grady was hired as the girls basketball coach, while Nancy Reagor will take over the cheerleading program.

Jarrett Guthrie, Nick Williams, Scott Purks

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