Ex-Dunedin’s ballplayers sign with colleges

— Dunedin High baseball’s co-MVPs from this past season have officially signed Letters of Intent.

Eric Sexton, a left-handed pitcher and first basemen, signed with Rollins College, in Winter Park.

Aaron Turman, a right-handed pitcher and outfielder, will be headed to South Florida State College, in Avon Park.

Both seniors helped guide a young Dunedin team to a 14-11 overall record this spring and garnered a number of individual honors in the process.

Sexton, who played this season while still coming back from ligament replacement surgery in his pitching elbow, was named a North County first-team utility player by the Pinellas County Athletic Conference.

The southpaw posted an impressive 1.88 ERA over 22 innings and struck out 28 batters. Sexton was equally impressive in the batter’s box, hitting .346, leading the Falcons with 20 runs scored and driving in 15.

Turman joined Sexton on the PCAC first team as an outfielder. He was second on the team in batting average (.386), first in doubles (6), and tied for first in home runs (3).

Turman led all Falcons pitchers with 40 innings pitched and often got the call to start Dunedin’s biggest games. He struck out 28 and walked only six while carrying a 3.10 ERA.

Both former Falcons ended their prep playing careers in style by participating in the annual Tampa Bay High School All-Star Classic at Tropicana Field in May.

According to Dunedin High coach Ron Sexton, Turman and Sexton have been participating on The Winning Inning’s scout team to prepare for college.

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