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."