PANAMA CITY (WJHG/WECP) It's official, Mosley alum Andrew Deramo, who also pitched a year at Northwest Florida and U-C-F each, is among the ranks of professional baseball players.
Deramo, drafted by the Blue Jays in the 29th round Saturday, signed with the organization Tuesday down at Jays headquarters in Dunedin, which is just west of Tampa.
Andrew getting $68,500 to sign, along with two years college money, which will be set aside for future use!
Deramo is a 6-6 power pitcher with a fastball clocked at up to 94 for the Knights this season. He struck out
45 in 40 innings, and posted a 0.64 ERA in conference play.
His father Andy telling me Wednesday Andrew wavered back and forth over the weekend between signing and going back to Central Florida. By Sunday evening he had made up his mind. He felt it was time to take that leap and go pro.
Andrew telling his father he expects his first assignment to be A-ball in either West Virginia or Vancouver.
As we told you Tuesday, Rutherford and Gulf Coast alum Nick Nelson signed with the Yankees.
Deramo and Nelson played together as ten-year olds on a travel team called the Bay County Diamond Dogs.
And they competed against each other through high school, and even one year on the Juco level in the Panhandle Conference.