Monday was a big day for Valencia High right-hander Chase Farrell. First, he verbally committed to UCLA Baseball.
Later that night, according to a Daily News article, he found out he had been selected to play for the Southern California team in the Area Code Baseball Games which will take place in Long Beach from August 6th through August 10th.
Farrell told the Daily News, "It was definitely a special day and one I’ll remember for the rest of my life."
"[UCLA is] the school I grew up watching, and I wanted the chance to play there," Farrell added.
Of course, as with all baseball whether Farrell will actually play for UCLA is largely dependent on what happens in next year’s MLB Draft. This year, UCLA lost Mickey Moniak, Blake Rutherford, and Kevin Gowdy who were drafted out of high school and who opted to sign major league contracts after being high draft picks.