By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – You would be hard-pressed to find a college pitcher who had more success over a career than La Salle’s Pat Christensen. After four years with the Explorers, he finished his college career fifth, all-time, in NCAA Division I history in saves with 44. He also had the lowest ERA (2.73) in La Salle history and was named the Big 5 Pitcher of the Year as a senior.
All that has opened the door to pro baseball for Christensen, as he was selected by the Houston Astros over the weekend in the 27th round of the 2013 MLB Draft.
“I’m so excited and couldn’t be any happier about the experience,” Christensen tells KYW Newsradio.
It is always an incredible moment for a young baseball player to find out that his years of hard work have paid off. So how did the the La Jolla, California, native find out that his draft dream had come true?