By his own admissions, Jake Bauers has called the past few weeks nothing short of "crazy."
The Marina High senior will tell you, he'd have it no other way.
On the cusp of the month of June, Bauers and the Marina baseball team played for a CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship. Since that May 31 night at Dodger Stadium, so much more has transpired for the 17-year-old.
Although the Vikings were denied the program's third Southern Section baseball title on the final day of May, Bauers did realize another dream of his when he was taken in the seventh round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Friday by the San Diego Padres.
Bauers learned of his selection while checking out the draft proceedings on a home computer. When he heard his name, the reality, and relief, sunk in.
His was the 208th overall pick in the draft.