Former LC pitcher takes to the field with Spokane Indians

LEWISTON, ID - A student-athlete we watched play just a few weeks ago is already on the field with his new, professional team.

Former Lewis-Clark State pitcher Cody Chartrand took to the diamond for the first time with the Spokane Indians on Thursday. The Canadian native was drafted in the 36th round of the MLB first year player's draft by the Texas Rangers recently and, now dawning number 24, was finally able to join his new team after visiting home briefly. He talks about fitting in with the team.

"Um no, I mean even the guys that have been here, it's only been three days," said Chartrand. "A few of them have already started to get to know each other so, but it's really not a disadvantage, I mean, baseball's baseball. It hasn't really been a huge layoff for me or anything like that, so I think I'm gonna be just fine."

We'll definitely be keeping an eye on his progress through the Ranger's minor league system. So for now, we'll say good luck getting to the majors!