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Twine selected by Marlins in MLB Draft
by Joe Baker
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Justin Twine watches as the ball he just hit sails out of the ballpark during the last game of the Beavers’ 2014 season. Twine was chosen by the Miami Marlins in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft last week.
Joe Baker photo Justin Twine watches as the ball he just hit sails out of the ballpark during the last game of the Beavers’ 2014 season. Twine was chosen by the Miami Marlins in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft last week.
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FALLS CITY – Falls City High School graduate Justin Twine found out last week that the Miami Marlins selected him as their 43rd pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.

A multi-talented athlete who excelled in football, baseball and track during his senior year, Twine was awarded a full baseball scholarship to Texas Christian University in 2013.

Whether or not the young athlete will choose to play for TCU or go straight to work for the Marlins, remains to be determined.

The Karnes Countywide reached out to Twine’s family Monday who said that Justin won’t be able to do any interviews with media until, “all the dust settles.”

In the second pick of the second round, the Marlins selected their third high school player of their draft, according to information on the team’s website. They opted for Twine, a middle infielder, who is known for his exceptional speed.

Twine is expected to develop, especially in regard to his swing and “batting eye” the article said.

Sports announcers at MLB.com described Twine as one of the two “best athletes” in this year’s draft, having rushed for more than 500 yards in one of the Beavers’ football games.

As a running back, Twine helped lead the Falls City Beavers football team to the 2013 state championship game, and at the state track and field championships, Twine brought home gold medals in the long jump, as a member of the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams, and also placed fourth in the 100 Meter Dash.

Twine was honored last week with being named the San Antonio Express-News All Area Field Event Athlete of the Year for 2014.
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