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Local hurler drafted by KC Royals
During high school Richard Lovelady played for Liberty County and then First Presbyterian Christian Academy. - photo by Photo provided.

Former Liberty County Panther and First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander baseball player Richard Lovelady was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th round of the 2016 MLB draft Friday.

Lovelady, a left handed pitcher at Kennesaw State was the 313th pick overall.

According to Lovelady’s mother, Julie Nelson Lovelady, the hurler will be flying out Monday to begin his professional career.

A more in depth report will be completed soon.

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