Kiwi teenager Beau Bishop has secured a dream opportunity, signing with Major League Baseball franchise the Boston Red Sox.
Bishop had an opportunity to trial in Auckland in front of six Major League scouts last month, with the Red Sox deciding the young softballer could have a career in baseball.
New Zealand under 16 coach Aaron Campbell says Bishop has a good shot at making the big time.
Campbell says not many people want to be a catcher because it's the toughest position to play.
The Red Sox will officially announce the signing this week.
FWIW, his U-16 coach is the younger brother of ex-Blue Jays infield prospect Scott Campbell.