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Top Prospect Zuleta Makes Immediate Impact in Sturgis

Sturgis, SD, August 11th, 1997. An under the radar draft selection in 1995 (Round 10, Pick 9, 225th overall pick), left fielder Julio Zuleta has been turning heads as he plowed through minor league pitching and into the Grizzlies’ lineup last week. In his first week in the pros, Zuleta didn’t slow down, compiling 11 hits, 3 doubles, 2 home runs and 7 RBIs in 24 AB’s (a slash of .458/.500/.833). Sturgis GM Travis Gray has been quoted saying “hopefully he will be the spark for Sturgis” as they enter the final weeks in a tight 3 way race for the Aaron Conference Western Division title. His new teammates are excited too. Star second baseman Ron Gant mentioned “his baseball IQ is through the roof; he’s a prodigy of the game.” With 7 weeks left in the regular season, the Grizzlies will take contributions from wherever possible. Here’s a look at the current standings:

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