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Lafayette Pitcher Geo Rivera eyed for MLB Draft

Lafayette Pitcher Geo Rivera eyed for MLB Draft

Lafayette senior Geo Rivera has been the pitcher for the Rams baseball team since his freshman year, and he’s been offered a scholarship to play for Old Dominion University in the fall.

It’s also possible that Rivera may become the first student-athlete in Williamsburg to be drafted to the major leagues out of high school when the MLB Draft takes place in June.

Over six feet tall, and very soft-spoken, Rivera has been playing baseball since he was 5. It began for him the same way it did for many other boys, playing catch with his father, and has now led to a college scholarship and MLB scouts in the bleachers.

“From the first time I picked up a ball, I knew I wanted to...