A month back Rob Scahill was an average college kid, living the average college life. He went to class just like everybody else. He had a major, criminal justice. As a pitcher on the baseball team there may have been a few extra perks but nothing too out of the ordinary.
After being selected in the eighth round of this year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Colorado Rockies, it seems safe to say the word “average” can be dropped when reffering to Scahil.
“It is a dream come true,” Scahill said. It just shows that hard work and dedication does pay off.”
For Scahill, it paid off in more than one way.
“He worked extremely hard this past season to put himself in this position and it is great to see all his hard work pay off for him,” Dominguez told BradleyBraves.com. “He did a great job of mentoring some of our young pitchers and really showed them what great work ethic can do. We now look forward to watching him climb through the minor leagues.”
The Dust Devils began their season on Saturday but Scahill is yet to take the mound.
BRAVES BITS: Collin Brennan has signed a contract with the Gateway Grizzlies of the Independent Frontier League. … Former Braves outfielder Dan Brewer, who is playing for the Yankee’s Class-A affiliate Charleston RiverDogs, was named to the South Atlantic League All-Star team earlier this month. Brewer is hitting .323 this season including a hit off of John Smoltz.