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August 14, 2014
Devon Fisher Starts Pro Career
Last August, Devon Fisher was participating in the Best of the 757 Baseball event and preparing for his senior year at Western branch High School. One year later, Fisher is playing professional baseball in the Boston Red Soxs Minor League system. The All-State catcher had a busy end to his high school career having to prepare for a graduation, a state baseball championship game, and the Major League Baseball draft.
"It went really quick," Fisher said about the whole ordeal. "With graduation I was more excited just to be done with school and continue with the next phase of my career. For the state championship game, we worked as a team all Fall and Winter to play for the state championship. I was aware of my offer (from the Boston) before the championship game. I wasn't going to let (the offer) affect me. I had a commitment to my teammates and I couldn't let my team down. It felt great bringing home a State title with the guys I've played baseball with since I was a kid."
Fisher helped Western Branch head coach Roland Wright win his 1st ever State championship since taking over the position in 2005. Wright has helped with the Best of the 757 Baseball event since the inaugural event and he has sent several dozen prospects to Division I colleges. Fisher says Wright helped him to prepare for life after high school.
"Of course, I miss my family and friends, and the food is definitely very different here. A lot of places don't have sweet tea," he said.
Besides the food, Fisher says playing competitive baseball everyday takes a toll on your body. He did not have a summer to rest like most college freshman.