Former first rounder Zach Cone getting stronger

Coming out of Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga., Hickory Crawdads center fielder Zach Cone was bred into a baseball dynasty.

Cone, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound center fielder played at the same school that current and former major leaguers Jeff Francoeur (Kansas City), Jeff Keppinger (Tampa Bay) and Clint Sammons (Atlanta Braves) attended.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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