Former WNCC player drafted by the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday

Scottsbluff, NEB Former Western Nebraska Community College and Western Nebraska Pioneers baseball player Alex Achtermann says he was ecstatic after seeing his name on the Major League Baseball Draft board on Wednesday.

Alex Achtermann selected by the Colorado Rockies in the MLB Draft on Wednesday. (NBC Nebraska Scottsbluff)

The Colorado native was selected in round thirty number 909 by the team he grew up watching the Colorado Rockies.

Achtermann will begin his pro journey later this week in Grand Junction, Colorado for minor league action.

He becomes just the fourth WNCC player to be selected in the MLB draft, joining Francisco Leandro, Phillips Orta, and John Timmins.

In addition to the Cougars Achtermann also made college stops at Nebraska-Kearney and Pittsburgh State.