Southpaw Schoenle to Hurl For Cincinnati

Zach Piatt

Sports Editor

Northrop Bruin senior southpaw Garrett Schoenle ended his summer committing to play baseball at the University of Cincinnati on August 6, 2016.

“It’s exciting to think I’ll be playing D1 baseball, especially at a great school like Cincinnati,” says Schoenle. “I’m exciting for what my college career holds.”

Garrett has pitched on Northrop’s varsity squad his whole high school career, with his junior year being the best. Last season, he went 9-1 with a 1.13 ERA, earning first team All-SAC honors. Schoenle was also named to the first team All-USA Indiana team.

Left handed pitcher Garrett Schoenle intends to play baseball for the University of Cincinnati. The senior also plays quarterback for the football team. Photo by Zach Piatt

Left handed pitcher Garrett Schoenle intends to play baseball for the University of Cincinnati. The senior also plays quarterback for the football team. Photo by Zach Piatt

“Garrett matured both mentally and physically during his junior year,” says Northrop head baseball coach, Matt Brumbaugh. “He went out on the mound and threw the ball around the plate on a consistent basis and was able to throw his fastball and curveball in any situation.”

Schoenle also considered offers from Purdue, Ball State, and Indiana, but his decision to attend Cincinnati was a fairly easy one.

“I loved the feel I got from Coach Neal and the campus, and I felt at home,” says Schoenle. “I could see myself there for four years.”

Garrett is more than just Northrop’s ace pitcher. He’s also now in his third year of playing quarterback for the varsity football team. Head coach Jason Doerffler believes Garrett made the right decision committing to Cincy.

“He will have some great experiences over the next  four years and will get a great education,” said Doerffler.

Coach Brumbaugh also agrees Cincy was the right call.

“Coach Neal and Lackaff showed tremendous interest in Garrett,” says Brumbaugh. “They have great facilities and the American Conference is a good baseball conference.”

Schoenle is ready for college baseball, but he has some unfinished business to take care of before he leaves Northrop.

“I’m really looking forward to winning some games both on the football and baseball teams,” says Schoenle. “I’m ready to have a strong senior year and hopefully win a state championship.”

College ball might not even be the next step for Garrett. He has been contacted by multiple MLB teams, and hearing his name called during the draft coming up this June could be a possibility.

 

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