As late as last week, Nate Tellier’s near future on the baseball field was uncertain.
The Attleboro, Mass., native completed his summer pitching for the Futures Collegiate League’s Brockton Rox after having his senior season at UMass Dartmouth cut short this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tellier was lucky to have the opportunity to play while so many others’ seasons were cancelled, but there were no signs of the ultimate call he was hoping for following his final year as a Corsair: the chance to become a professional baseball player.
“This year has been crazy, with the (spring) season getting cancelled,” said Tellier, who, like all spring athletes, gained an extra year of eligibility after the 2020 season was cut short. “It really stunk, and I didn't know what was going to happen with summer ball. I thought this year was just a wash and I was just going to have to get ready to focus on next year.”