The ultimate dream for young New England ballplayers is to step on the hallowed grounds of Fenway Park and suit up for the Boston Red Sox.
For Cape Codders like UMass Lowell catcher Ryan Proto (Centerville, Mass.) and Northeastern pitcher Wyatt Scotti (Marstons Mills, Mass.), playing in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League was another childhood fantasy that has turned into reality this summer.
Both have fond memories of sitting in the bleachers at Lowell Park in Cotuit or McKeon Park in Hyannis watching “the stars of tomorrow shine tonight,” but their first summers of college baseball have allowed them to step into the shoes of the players they grew up idolizing.
In one word, the experience has been special.