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Solon's Loveless signs with Toronto Blue Jays

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SOLON (KWWL) -

Solon baseball star Derrick Loveless has decided to forego college baseball to play in the pros.

Loveless signed a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday which means he gives up his scholarship to play college baseball for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Just three days after he helped lead Solon to the 3-A state baseball championship.

Derrick Loveless has passed his physical and signed a deal with the Jays. Derrick was a 27th-round draft pick of Toronto and he will begin his pro career tomorrow with the Blue Jays' rookie-level Gulf Coast League team in Florida.

Loveless had a tremendous senior season--- hitting .554 with 14 doubles, six triples, 11 home runs and 64 RBI in 121 at-bats this season for solon. He also stole 28 bases.

Loveless was a star player in football and track for Solon state championship teams this past year.

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