New Hanover High School standout pitcher, Blake Walston, was selected 26th overall in the first round of the MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Walston finished his senior season with a record of 13-0, had 137 strikeouts, and a 0.46 ERA. He played a large role in New Hanover's second consecutive state title victory as well. The NC State signee is now the 2nd highest picked player in the MLB Draft from New Hanover since the Red Sox selected Rock Solid's own Trot Nixon for their 7th pick in 1993. Congratulations Blake!