He went from a star at Cherokee to a standout at Louisville, helping the Cardinals reach the College World Series for the second time in program history.
Now, Cody Ege is a Texas Ranger and has his sights set on making an impact with the organization.
Drafted in the 15th round, Ege officially signed with the Rangers on Friday.
He'll join the Spokane Indians, a single A team, as his first assignment.
The 22-year-old says he hasn't thrown off a mound since the CWS, but should be good to go after a few bullpen sessions.
Ege has all ready established goals for himself.
"You know I don't want to get complacent but, now is the time to make it to the Major Leagues and get a big ring on my finger," Ege said. "Ultimately, that's what it is. A lot of people might think that's a long shot, but that's what's going to wake me up and get my feet underneath me."
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