MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Beloit's Cam Roegner has been a fan of the Brewers for as long as he can remember.
"Grew up in Wisconsin, coming to games, trying to come to at least one or two a year. Jeremy Burnitz actually tossed me a foul ball one game. I remember that pretty vividly," Roegner said.
Roenger and his family have been attending games for years, but their trip to Milwaukee on Sunday for the Mets-Brewers game had a little different feel.
"When we were walking up. just when we saw Miller [Park], we kind of looked at each other, smiled a little bit, got a little excited because it's the first time coming with the organization," Roegner said.
On Saturday, the 6' 6'' pitcher who played at Bradley University, was selected by the Brewers in the 22nd-round (651st pick overall) of the MLB Draft, joining the team he grew up supporting.
"I knew there was a chance they'd take me and I finally heard my name called and it was a pretty cool moment. We all just got up, started cheering, high-fiving, chest-bumping, you know getting all excited," Roegner said.
"Just getting the chance to play first was most important, but to get this, is really special," Cam's father, Matt Roegner said.
Roegner's officially signed his contract during his trip to Miller Park. Monday morning he'll fly to Phoenix to begin training with the Brewers organization, starting life as a professional athlete.
"It's really exciting. It's a cool place to be to have that opportunity. I'm thankful to the Brewers for picking me, but it's just the beginning, the hard work starts now," Roegner said.