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It's time for Phase Two in the professional baseball career of Nick Gorneault.
This former Cathedral and UMass star gave it his best shot for 10 years in the minors. Now he's ready to move into a new role as northeast scout for the Los Angeles Angels.
"It was a blessing that I was able to play as long as I did," he said. "I had my dream, I reached the big leagues, if only for a short time, but I got there, and not many people can say that."
Read more of Brown's column on MassLive.com
Serino and Leigh joined Mitchell Clegg, Matt Torra, Ron Villone, Chad Paronto, and Nick Gorneault as former Minutemen getting paid to play the national past time.
Check out this piece from Examiner.com, recapping the 2010 minor league season for all seven UMass baseball alumni.
"I've been on teams where we were close but it was just one or two plays that made the difference," recalled Gorneault. "Unfortunately for us they went the wrong way."
He hopes this Bees team is different.
Read more of this great feature on Gorneault from the Salt Lake Bees web site.
Playing for the AAA Salt Lake Bees, Gorneault batted .435 (10-for-22) with three home runs, three doubles and 10 runs batted in last week, helping the Bees overtake Tacoma in the Pacific Northern Division. The veteran outfielder finished the week with a flourish, going 8-for-12 with three homers and nine RBI in three weekend games, boosting his batting average from .196 to .221 in the process.