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2 seniors attended IMG sports academy

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Hurricane High School seniors Max Maxson and Alexander Dunham attended a six-week high school wood bat league at the prestigious IMG Sports Academy in Bradenton, Fla., from June 23-Aug. 3.

IMG Academy is a private athletic training institute for youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. Staffed with coaches with years of collegiate and professional experience, the IMG baseball program provides innovative, individualized training to participants. It attracts more than 12,000 athletes from 80 countries each year.

From 90-plus league players in the high school league, Dunham was selected as player of the week during the fourth week, the week of July 14, hitting .417 with seven RBIs, three singles, a double and a triple. He was also selected hitter of the week during week three.

Dunham's batting average was .333 for the season, and .500 for the end-of-season tournament.

Maxson led the league in doubles and slugging percentage, and had a .442 batting average.

After being recruited by IGM officials, and some tough decision-making, Maxson will be attending IMG Academy for his senior year and will be playing baseball on the IMG Academy Varsity roster.

Both Maxson and Dunham made IMG's All Star Team, and Dunham will be returning in October to play alongside Maxson in the All Star Weekend tournament.

Maxson is the son of Dave and Kim Maxson. Dunham is the son of Jeff and Tricia Dunham.

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