2014 catcher receiving recruiting interest

Mike Pipierski, a 2014 catcher/third baseman from Lemont (IL) High School, is receiving significant recruiting interest from schools throughout the nation.

  • Name: Mike Pipierski
  • Classification: 2014
  • Position: Catcher/Third Base
  • Ht-Wt: 6-foot-3, 190
  • Bats-Throws: Switch-Hitter, Right
  • High School: Lemont (IL) High School
  • Summer Travel Team: Hitters Baseball
  • Schools of Interest: Arizona State, Boston College, Illinois, Kentucky, Notre Dame, among others

    It's no wonder Pipierski is receiving recruiting attention from schools throughout the nation. According to the Hitters Baseball website, Prep Baseball Report has him ranked as the number 2 prospect in the state of Illinois and Perfect Game has him listed as the nation's 94th best prospect in the 2014 class.

    Pipierski talked about some of the schools that are already showing interest in him.

    "A (few) schools are showing interest in me," said the 6-foo-3, 190-pounder. "Kentucky is showing interest in me. I'm going to (unofficially) visit Arizona State. I also have Boston College, Notre Dame, Illinois and a couple of others (showing interest)."

    In addition to his upcoming visit to Arizona State, he has already unoffically visited a couple of other schools.

    "I've already visited Illinois and Notre Dame," said Pipierski.

    He has an idea of what he is looking for in a college, baseball-wise.

    "I would probably like to go somewhere warm like the south," said the youngster.

    Although college coaches can't call him due to his classification, he can call them. And he's talked to a few. He explains what they told him that they like about his game.

    "They like that I have good potential with my body, that I'm a switch-hitter and that my height behind the plate helps me get the ball to second better," said Pipierski, who has a pop time in the 1.90 seconds range.

    When asked to describe himself as a player, Pipierski said, "I like to work hard and have a lot of enery. I keep everybody in the game and I try to help the pitchers. I like to hit the ball."

    Pipierski and his Hitters Baseball teammates played in Memphis, Tennessee the past two weeks in the Keith Hagan Memorial All-American Tournament (wood bat) in front of numerous college coaches.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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