Former Mundelein star pitcher Ryan Borucki is beginning to live out his dreams in Florida.
He got drafted last spring by the Toronto Blue Jays, despite injuring his arm and pitching only sparingly during his senior campaign. He reported last week to rookie training camp and will learn soon where he'll be spending the summer.
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"Ryan was getting nervous because the Blue Jays traded away a lot of their draft picks but they held onto him and he's really happy about that," Mundelein coach Todd Parola said. "I think (Toronto) is high on him. He had a good fall in the instructional league and now he's really excited to find out what minor league team he'll end up with for the summer."
Back in action:
After missing much of last season with a back injury, Mundelein pitcher Mitch Schulewitz has returned to the mound.
He will be the Mustangs' ace this season.
"He looks good right now," Mundelein coach Todd Parola said of Schulewitz, who hurt his back while powerlifting for football. "He really throws with a lot of power."
In contrast, Mundelein's other top pitcher, Eric Davis, is all about keeping hitters guessing with changing speeds.
"Those two guys have two very different styles, that's for sure," Parola said. "One is overpowering and the other throws a lot of off-speed stuff. It's nice that we have two looks like that."
Behind Schulewitz and Davis, Mundelein started the season with a 10-0 record.