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Baseball: Ben Verlander, CNU's Chrismon, Denbigh's Garcia among MLB draftees on final day

The last and most prolific day of Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft brought a little of everything to area fans. -- The Detroit Tigers picked another Verlander. -- Numerous players from state colleges who had successful seasons, including William and Mary, were selected. -- A past Peninsula District pitcher and a graduating PD player were chosen. Locally, the first 10 rounds -- conducted Thursday and Friday -- were notable for the selection of two first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference players who are Poquoson High graduates. Oakland chose Virginia Tech shortstop Chad Pinder with the 71st selection, and Cleveland picked U.Va. reliever Kyle Crockett with the 111th (in...