Former Nordhoff pitcher Deason taken by Astros in draft

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Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown

Cody Deason pitches during a game against Channel Islands High School in 2015 while at Nordhoff high School.

Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor

In his senior year at Nordhoff High School (NHS), pitcher Cody Deason knew he had a shot at playing professional baseball. That dream become a reality June 5 when Deason was drafted by the Houston Astros in the fifth round of this year’s Major League Baseball (MLB) draft.
The defending World Series champion Astros selected Deason with the 162nd pick in the draft.
The big right hander is thrilled to be headed to Houston.
“It’s awesome. I can’t wait to get going. Going to a good organization like the Astros is exciting and a dream come true,” he said.

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