Strain on Being Drafted: "Happy to Keep Putting On the Uniform"

SHELBURN, Ind. - Playing baseball professionally is a dream come true for Connor Strain.

On Tuesday, the 2012 North Central graduate was selected in the 9th round of the MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"I'm just happy to keep putting on the uniform and keep getting to play. That's all I want. Going into the draft, I didn't have any expectations. I just really wanted to put on a uniform and keep playing," Connor Strain said.

Strain is coming off an impressive collegiate career with the Evansville Purple Aces. In the 2017 campaign, the right hander had a very solid 2.62 ERA.

"I had a hard time sleeping last night. I just kept thinking about just the chance to go play professionally. It's awesome. Phone has been blowing up. Had a lot of people reach out and show support. It's meant a lot to me," the Dodger draft pick added.

He's the first Thunderbird to be drafted in a professional sport.

Strain will find out what level he'll head to in the organization on Thursday.


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