Mike Nikorak gets drafted in the 1st round by the Colorado Rockies!

Bridgewater, NJ – On Monday June 8th, 2015 ZONED Red Hawks alum Mike Nikorak was selected as the 27th overall pick by the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft.

Nikorak, who trained at ZONED Sports Academy, as well as competed for their Red Hawks travel baseball organization, was one of the nation's top rated prep pitchers. A Stroudsburg, PA native, the 6'5, 225 lb. right hander had committed to play his collegiate ball at the University of Alabama, before getting drafted.

"All of us at ZONED are extremely excited and proud of Mikey on this incredible accomplishment", said Duke Baxter, owner of ZONED Sports Academy. "To see how much he has developed, and how far he has come since his days playing for the Red Hawks is both a testament to his commitment and work ethic toward the game. We are extremely grateful to have provided a small platform to showcase his talents along his journey".

ZONED Sports Academy is one of New Jersey's premier indoor baseball and softball training facilities. Along with providing private baseball and softball instruction, ZONED Sports Academy is the official home of the ZONED Red Hawks travel baseball organization, as well as offering collegiate recruitment services. ZONED Sports Academy has proudly developed over 300 athletes who have received collegiate scholarships.

"If you are looking to improve your game on the field, develop skills that will help achieve your academic goals and build self confidence, ZONED Sports Academy is where you need to be", said Duke Baxter, who has helped developed young athletes for nearly 20 years. "Helping these aspiring athletes accomplish their goals is why we all do what we do here at ZONED".

This Saturday Mike will be joining us here at Zoned to celebrate this great accomplishment. Mike will sign balls for the younger Red Hawks, retiring his jersey and much more. Come out and meet Mike Nikorak this Saturday, June 13th at 4pm.

For more information, call us at 732-537-1770.

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