Sparta native Nick Ammirati has taken some time to pursue his dream career of being a pro baseball player and it's proving to have paid off as he was recently assigned to play for the Mariners out of Peoria, Ariz., according to a news report.
Ammirati is one of just three active catchers on the team's roster, according to the Daily Record. He told the newspaper he is planning on working harder than his teammates in hopes he can continue to advance his career.
The ball player, whose family lives in Sparta, got his baseball start when he was drafted to Florida from high school. He earned a communications degree from Mississippi State, according to the Daily Record.