Photo: Photo: Nathan Patterson / Courtesy Of The A & # 39; s
Baseball fan Nathan Patterson did not disappoint in his minor league penguin debut. He hit all three tennis players he faced in his first game in the Arizona rookie league.
Auckland signed the pitcher earlier this month after his brother posted a video on Twitter of him throwing 96 miles per hour during a quick steps challenge at Coors Field in July. Tweets went viral.
The 23-year-old needed 18 pitches to take out the three tests. Not bad for someone who couldn't even make the Kansas high school baseball team.
He then posted his rating on his Instagram account. "I'm not going to lie, the nerves were flowing until I went on strike," he wrote. "Then I took a deep breath and realized that all the hard work over the last year had prepared me for that moment."