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Somerset's Dettmann drafted by Atlanta Braves

Somerset native Jared Dettmann has been drafted by the Atlanta Braves.

Dettmann was drafted Saturday afternoon, in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. He was the 523rd player selected overall in this year's draft.

Dettmann is a tall, hard-throwing left-hander who was a standout starting pitcher during his Somerset High School career. He pitched one year for the University of Connecticut. This spring he was a standout for the Century College team in the Twin Cities, leading the team to the Junior College World Series.