Nathan Dish is one to watch

Appleton, Wisconsin native Nathan Dish, a 2013 righthanded pitcher, is receiving recuriting attention from schools in the midwest and the south.

  • Name: Nathan Dish
  • Classification: 2013
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Ht-Wt: 6-foot-1, 175
  • Bats-Throws: R-R
  • High School: West (Appleton, WI) High School
  • Summer Travel Team: Hitters Baseball
  • Schools Of Interest: Jacksonville State, Illinois, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Valparaiso

    Dish is a right-handed pitcher who throws in the mid-80s range with his two-seam fastball. He describes what people will see when he's on the mound.

    "What you will see from me is a confident pitcher who pounds the zone with strikes," said the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder. "I throw a two-seam fastball most of time that has downward movement on it. I also throw a curveball and a changeup."

    Several colleges have liked what they have seen from the senior-to-be.

    "Right now, I am receiving (recruiting) emails from Vapo, the University of Illinois, Northern Illinois, Jacksonville University and Ohio," said Dish.

    What he's looking for from a school is immediate playing time and a coaching staff that will make him better each season.

    "I'm looking for a school where I can play as a freshman and continue to get better as I go," said Dish. "I don't want to be the freshman that sits on the bench and doesn't get any better. I want to be one of those guys who gets better each year, then gets drafted my junior year in college. That is one of my goals."

    Dish 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.

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