Unfortunately for Nebraska baseball fans, another member of Darin Erstad’s third squad will be departing. Junior Aaron Bummer will be taking his talents to the Windy City and don the black and white of the Chicago White Sox.
“As of right now, I’m flying out of Omaha tomorrow to go to Arizona, and hopefully sign my professional contract if I pass all my physicals and do all that stuff. It’s exciting, it’s a new journey. It should be really fun.” – Bummer to told HuskersIllustrated.com
Selected in round No. 19, this wasn’t the first time Bummer’s name was called in the Major League Baseball draft. He was previously picked up in round No. 31 by the New York Yankees fresh out of high school.
He collected a 7-5 record and 3.35 ERA in 15 starts during his last year as a Husker and would’ve been a great return, but Bummer himself summed up his decision nicely.
“The way I put it, is, really, the most heavy factor is that nothing is a given. To have the opportunity to be drafted twice, it’s pretty hard for me to turn down the second time and hope that I would be drafted a third time. It’s one of those things where, I’m grateful for everything Nebraska has done, the fans, it was just time to go start my bigger and better dream.”
On Bummer goes to the Big Show which will put even more pressure on the Big Red’s youth to step up next season. Fortunately, head coach Darin Erstad has shown a penchant for turning diamonds out of coal.
Best of luck to Mr. Bummer in his future endeavors.
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