Whiteland grad an MLB Draft prospect

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Used to seeing his name atop Liberty University’s lineup card, center fielder Ashton Perritt is experiencing a bit of role reversal.

The kind of hitting slump every baseball player at some point experiences has pushed the former Whiteland Community High School player from leadoff hitter down to the southern regions of coach Jim Toman’s batting order.

“I’m not doing so hot batting right now,” said the 6-foot-3, 195-pound junior whose .242 average pales in comparison to his outstanding sophomore numbers at the plate (.343, 6 home runs, 17 RBI and 34 runs) for a Flames team that recorded a 36-29 mark in 2013.

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