Nick Wegmanns Baseball Journey Starts NowPosted: Updated:
Vestal high school alum and recent graduate from Binghamton University, Nick Wegmann was in Washington when he got the call that athletes can only dream of. After Wegmann graduated last month, he immediately played pro ball with the Washington Wild Things. The left-handed pitcher was "sitting down in the club house looking at my phone when I got a call from a number I didn't have and it said Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I walked outside to answer it and he said, Nick Wegmann you're a Seattle Mariner."
"It took a little bit for it to sink in, it seemed surreal and it was the culmination of how many years working towards being professional baseball player and it finally came true" Said Wegmann.
"I really don't know what to say because I can't really explain how it feels."
Wegmann's short stint with the Washington Wild Things prepared him for his next journey. "I definitely learned stuff on attacking professional hitters because that's what those guys are down there" Said Wegmann.
Nick's family was of course beyond exciting when they heard the news. "My family was driving home and they had to pull over because all of them started crying, so they were at a rest stop crying together in the back of the RV" Wegmann said, with a smile on his face.
Wegmann is flying to Arizona today at 1 p.m. to start the next step of his baseball journey.