Berthoud’s Zach Bracken signed a national letter of intent to play division one baseball at the University of New Orleans. Moments later, he jotted down an even cooler autograph.
“This baseball is actually the ball he hit out of the park, I paid a kid 2 dollars to go out and get it,” said Zach’s dad, Alan.
It’s a home run ball he hit at a national tournament in Atlanta. The New Orleans head coach happened to be watching.
“I paid 2 dollars for a ball that ultimately Zach and I call the money ball, because in the end it’s a college scholarship,” said Alan.
“It’s great because you work so hard and finally get something to pay off,” added Zach “It’s just kind of a relief to know what you were doing was right so it just feels awesome.”
Zach’s future head coach watched two at-bats that day in Atlanta. A double off the wall, and the home run ball that is now an autographed souvenir for dad.
“My dad’s always been there for me,” Zach told 9NEWS, “He’s thrown me like 2 million pitches he always there for me, to give him something that special to him just means the world to me.”
The letter of intent, and the baseball. Two of the most unforgettable autographs Zach will ever sign, just happened to come on the same day.