Gunter alum Troy Watson drafted by Blue Jays

Gunter standout and University of Northern Colorado pitcher Troy Watson was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays as the 446th overall pick in Round 15.

Watson was named all-state his senior year at Gunter and had a 2.91 ERA in 34 innings this past season at UNC.

Watson says he's fully committed to play in the Blue Jays organization and excited to get to work.

"It's a very exciting moment for me right now," Watson said. "My dad and I have been working on this ever sense I could pick up a baseball. I remember telling him when I was younger, that I'm going to be on TV one day. I never thought I would actually get to this point. But I'm here, and ready to get to work."

Watson got the call from his advisor, while him and his dad were eating at a restaurant.

"He called me while I was in the middle of eating a fried pickle, and he's like, 'you're being taken by the Blue Jays right now!' And I was like, 'wait, what?!' My dad was watching the draft board and he goes, 'TROY WATSON!' He teared up a little bit. It kind of made me tear up because I mean, we made it. It all just happened so fast but excited."