By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A local high school athlete’s dreams are coming true. Ocean City High School senior Jake McKenna just signed with his favorite team, the Phillies.

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The lifelong Phillies fan is about to graduate high school. The six-foot-seven, left-handed pitcher was committed to play at Saint Joe’s University but instead, he’s heading to Clearwater, Florida.

On Sunday, he signed a free-agent deal to play for the Phillies.

His coach tweeted this picture saying, “Could not be more proud of this kid!! Congratulations Jake McKenna. Today you get to live out a childhood dream!”

It’s safe to say, McKenna and his family are super excited.

Congratulations Jake!