Nevada prep star joins LSU baseball

One of the best high school baseball players in the state of Nevada will be enrolling at LSU, apparently deciding to postpone a professional baseball career. Outfielder Dustin Hahn, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound left- handed hitter from Galena High School in Reno, Nev., has signed a letter of intent with the Tigers after being drafted in the 21st round of last month's Major League Baseball draft.

Galena plans to enroll at LSU in the fall and play for the Tigers in the 2002 season. He was an all-state selection last season at Galena High after hitting .453 with 15 homeruns and 59 RBIs. The Baltimore Orioles picked him with the 623rd overall pick of the first-year player draft on June.

Pro scouts have compared Hahn's build favorably to Houston Astros infielder Jeff Bagwell and credit Hahn for improving his swing over his senior year in high school. Although he is a natural outfielder with a good arm and range, Hahn can also play third base

Dustin's father, Don, played in the Major Leagues for seven years, including stints with the Expos, Phillies, Cardinals and Padres. Don was also a member of the 1973 New York Mets team that advanced to the World Series and lost in seven games to Oakland. 


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