Kale Breaux Talks About His MSU Commitment

Sulphur (LA) High School lefthanded pitcher Kale Breaux, one of the top pitchers in the class of 2015, talks about his commitment to Mississippi State.

  • Name: Kale Breaux
  • Classification: 2015
  • High School: Sulphur (LA) High School
  • Position: LHP
  • HT: WT: 5-foot-11, 160
  • Bat/Throw: L/L
  • Schools of Interest: Committed to Mississippi State
  • "I committed to Mississippi State this morning," said Breaux. "We met this morning at (Mississippi State at) 9 o'clock. It was me, my mom and my dad. We talked to the entire coaching staff. Everybody was excited about me committing. It has been a special day today."

    He explained why he felt Mississippi State was the right choice for him.

    "Mississippi State is a lot like my hometown of Sulphur," said Breaux. "I loved everything about it. I loved the atmosphere and the fans are great. And I got to meet (Mississippi State Associate Head Coach and Pitching) Coach Butch Thompson and he's real down to earth and one of the best pitching coaches in the nation. I wanted to be around him."

    Sunday's visit was his second time to visit Mississippi State during the past two weeks.

    "I visited Mississippi State two weeks ago with my dad and I came back with my mom and my dad this weekend," said Breaux. "My mom's the boss, so I wanted to come back to Mississippi State with her."

    His recruitment by Mississippi State was a whirlwind affair of less than two months. It started a couple of weeks after he decided to decommit from LSU.

    "Mississippi State started recruiting me a couple of weeks after I decommitted from LSU," said Breaux. "That was about a month and a half ago. I talked to Coach Mingione a lot (during the recruiting process). We talked every Wednesday."

    He explained what the Mississippi State coaches liked about him as a pitcher.

    "They think that my floor is very high. They also like that I can stay in the moment and not worry about anything else, and that I can throw a lot of strikes," said Breaux. "They also like that I can throw my breaking ball for strikes and that I can throw in the mid-80s right now."

    Mississippi State and LSU were two of a large number of colleges recruiting the very talented lefty.

    "I was also recruited by U of H (Houston), ULL (Louisiana Lafayette), Southeastern Louisiana, McNeese, Rice, Ole Miss, TCU and Tulane," he said.

    In addition to throwing a two-seam and a four-seam fastball, Breaux throws a curveball and a changeup.

    This past season, he was 9-3 with a 0.67 ERA. He struck out 114 in 73 innings of work. One of his victories was a no-hitter. In that game he struck out 19 batters in seven innings. For his career, he has a 20-11 record and has struck out 296 batters in 175.1 innings.

    He has also been named to the 40-man roster of the prestigious USA Baseball 2013 16U/2014 17U National Team Development Program. The roster will be cut down to 25 late in the summer. They will then compete internationally.

    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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