By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The University of Delaware baseball program had a pretty special weekend, as four of its standouts were selected in this year’s MLB Draft.
One of those getting their pro baseball ticket punched was outfielder Nick Ferdinand, taken in the 35th round by the Phillies. Needless to say, that was a pretty cool moment for a Bensalem native and an Archbishop Ryan High School graduate.
“It’s been great,” Ferdinand tells KYW Newsradio. “It’s kind of like a dream come true, growing up a Philadelphia fan, and living in the Philadelphia area. So it’s kind of been a blessing to have the opportunity to continue to play professional baseball. Then it’s even more of a blessing to be on the team that you grew up with. So it’s been kind of a surreal experience so far.”