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Walston attended New Hanover High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. In 2019, his senior year, he went 12-0 with a 0.20 ERA, striking out 129 batters in 68.2 innings pitched. He was named North Carolina's Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year. He committed to play college baseball at North Carolina State University.
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