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Heelan's Kerian taken in MLB draft

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Bishop Heelan's David Kerian was one of three Siouxlanders to be taken the 2011 MLB draft. Bishop Heelan's David Kerian was one of three Siouxlanders to be taken the 2011 MLB draft.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - It's a rush to hear your name called on draft day in any sport.  Wednesday was the final day of the Major League baseball draft.  Bishop Heelan's David Kerian was one of the three Siouxlanders to get a chance to start a journey towards "The Show."

Kerian was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 42nd round. 

The Heelan senior leads the Crusaders with seven homers and 20 RBI's on the season.  He says it's a dream come true, but right now, still plans to attend college.

"Ever since I was little, I always wanted to be drafted right out of high school, so I put in the hours to be able to do that, working hard in the off-season," said David Kerian, Bishop Heelan Senior.  "If the opportunity to sign with the Nationals comes up and I get a good enough deal, then there is a chance I might go. Right now I just want to stay in school and continue my education."

Kerian says he's still looking at offers to play baseball at the collegiate level.

Former North Star Damek Tomscha was taken by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 50th round last season, but he chose to attend Iowa Western Community College instead.  He was selected by the Marlins in the 36th round.  Washington also took Wayne State's Mike Bisenius in the 48th round. 

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