Younger brother, Yogi, does play in the infield like Barry, but he plays 3B/2B and not catcher.
think I have a good arm and quick hands," added Yogi
Gunther. "Ole Miss does not know where I am going to play just yet, but
it will probably be 2B or 3B. I have played both positions all of my life so either
is fine with me."
The 6' 1", 200 pound Westminster prospect thinks of himself
more as a power hitter at the plate than anything else.
"I like to
say I have good power, but I only have 3 jacks this year. That is strange
because I have always been noted to hit the long ball. I am hitting over .500
on the season though. I hit well to all sides of the park."
had a slow start to the season but things have begun to pick up.
are 11-8 but we just had a really good showing in the Sarasota Tourney, so things
are on the up."
Westminster's club is noted as a traditional powerhouse
as two of their players signed with the University of Florida last year and three
more are committed/signed with D1 programs this year.
breath baseball around here. It is a religion at this school."
plays for the "Powerhouse" AAU team out of Miami but skipped play this
"I played this Fall. We played in the FIU and Perfect Games
tournaments. I did pretty good. I batted around .500."
Why did this
Gunther choose the Rebels?
"They are a program that is doing well.
They are only getting stronger and better and contending to get to Omaha every
Did Yogi's brother have any influence?
gave me a lot of advice on how much he liked it. He said he wished he would have
stayed another year, and I would regret it if I did not go to Ole Miss. Plus,
I have seen Ole Miss in person several times, so I knew what it was all about."
would think that Gunther's decision to commit to Ole Miss would be a shoe in,
but that simply was not the case.
"I really thought hard about Louisville
because of Coach McDonnell, and the fact that they showed me a lot of early interest
before anyone else did, but I had
to go with my heart."
Another "Gunther" is on the way
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