Ramirez wins state title and commits to ACC school

Junior (Class of 2013) baseball prospect Tyler Ramirez has decided on his future college home. Considered one of the state's top baseball prospects, Ramirez has recently committed to the University of North Carolina. This past weekend Ramirez helped lead Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach) to the VISAA Division 2 state title.

At Cape Henry Ramirez plays for Tim Hummel. A former major leaguer, Hummel knows something about baseball talent, having been been drafted by both the Padres and White Sox, and played for the Reds. Currently Hummel not only coaches at Cape Henry but is Director of the Dolphin Sports Academy.

When asked about Ramirez, Hummel responded "Tyler is a hard worker who is committed to being the best student and athlete he can be. He puts forth the extra effort year round with his strength / conditioning and baseball skill improvement."

Hummel told "Tyler's biggest strength is that he understands the game of baseball and makes adjustments better than any other high school hitter that I have seen. He helps himself and the team in all aspects of the game, hitting, baserunning, and defense."

This past season Ramirez posted some eye-openings stats, including a .538 batting average, five home runs, 23 runs-batted-in, nine doubles, three triples, scored 34 runs, had 26 walks to only five strikeouts and had a .681 on-base-percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage.

Only a junior, Hummel was quick to point out "The best thing about Tyler is I still get another year of one of the best, if not the best, hitter in Hampton Roads. What I will remember most is that he has what I call 'professional at bats'. It is rare that he wastes an at bat by not having a plan and a solid approach."

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