Trey McLoughlin was sitting in host family Scott and Michelle McGann’s basement in Falmouth (Mass.) when he received the call from the New York Mets. It was 1:32 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13. The Shelton and Fairfield University right-handed pitching standout had been selected in the 16th round of the MLB draft.
“I called my folks. It was a whirlwind of emotion. I had the initial feeling that I did it. At the same time, I knew I hadn’t done anything. It all begins now,” said McLoughlin, who had been contacted before the draft by the Mets and the Seattle Mariners.