July 9, 2017

For Nick Johnson, his summer on Cape Cod is all business

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Courtesy Bourne Braves

Nick Johnson, now featuring a 93-mile per hour fastball, is a key member of the Bourne Braves pitching staff.

Worcester native Nick Johnson has big-league dreams, so the soon-to-be 22-year-old is taking the next step in order to further his baseball career.

Johnson, a rising senior at the University of Rhode Island, has climbed to the highest rung on the summer ball circuit, pitching in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Bourne Braves.

“It’s definitely a privilege to be down here,” Johnson said last week in an interview at Wareham’s Spillane Field. “Growing up, I used to come down here and watch these guys play. It was always a goal of mine to be here.”

There were 297 former Cape League players in Major League Baseball organizations last season, including slick-fielding Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., ace Chris Sale and other stars such as Aaron Judge and Buster Posey.

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