Drafted Monday, Lavigne powers BHS to title game

There are good weeks, and then there are weeks to remember for a lifetime.

Grant Lavigne is having one of the latter.

The Bedford High senior got late word on Monday night that the Colorado Rockies had selected him in the Major League Draft, 42nd overall, one of the highest picks in state

history.

But Lavigne wasn’t done. Wednesday night, with the pressure on and the bases loaded in the seventh inning of a scoreless game, Lavigne smacked a walkoff single to push Bedford into the state title game against Exeter with a 1-0 win over Concord.

Monday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, the Bulldogs will play for the state title at 4 p.m.

“It’s just been a really good spring,” Lavigne said. “This team is really strong, and we have the chance to make it great. We’re not done yet.”

Lavigne had to wait a bit as the draft rolled through Round 1 into the sandwich picks before Round 2.

“It was a crazy night that seemed like forever,” said the two-time Granite State Gatorade Player of the Year. “Luckily, I had a lot of friends and teammates with me to make it a lot easier.”

Lavigne now has time to ponder his future in baseball, be it the pro route now or to attend college (Wake Forest).

First, he just wants to enjoy what’s left of senior year.

“It’s been an awesome year in school,” he said.

“I am looking so forward to graduation and just enjoying the experience with my family and friends. I can’t wait to spend that day with all of them.”

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