It was the last thing Matt Hockenberry expected.
After refreshing the browser on his phone for the umpteenth time while following the draft, Hockenberry, parked at his girlfriend's place in Glassboro, really didn't know how to react when his name came across his phone.
"At first I thought there was no chance in hell," the righthanded pitcher from Temple said. "I refreshed it and saw my name again and I went nuts."
In the ninth round with the 262d pick, the Phillies selected Hockenberry, making the 22-year-old's lifelong dream of being drafted a reality.
Hockenberry will board a plane Tuesday headed for the Phillies' training facility in Clearwater, Fla., for a minicamp. Shortly thereafter, the Phillies will give the native of Hanover, Pa., his minor-league assignment.