Sauget, Ill. – At the beginning of August Cal Lutheran graduate Nick Boggan (’13) signed a professional baseball contract to play for the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League. Last night, 10 days into his professional career, he hit his first homerun.
Playing professionally is what every little athlete fantasizes about and strives for. For Boggan, his goal was reached when he inked a contract with the Wild Things.
“Being able to play pro ball is what you dream of,” he shared, “And I got an opportunity to come out Washington, Pennsylvania and play.”
Boggan, who hauled in ABCA/Rawlings All-America status along with numerous other accolades during his final season at Cal Lutheran, is continuing to improve.
“It has been a great experience so far and I am learning a lot,” he said.
While he is continuing to learn, he has taken his talents with him. In his first professional game on August 11 he collected his first hit and scored a run during a 7-5 loss to the Windy City ThunderBolts. On August 20 he was 2-for-4 with his first career homerun and propelled his squad to an 8-6 victory over the Gateway Grizzlies.
After hitting 13 round-trippers during his senior season, it was a relief for him to get that first homerun for his new team.
“It had been a while since I hit one and finally getting your first on in pro baseball is really exciting.”
Hopefully there are more hits where that came from as the Wild Things enter the final stretch of their season, which will conclude on September 5. Washington is part of an Independent Baseball League.