Kendall Pomeroy follows brother’s footsteps to play Division 1 baseball
WORCESTER — Kendall Pomeroy needed to look no further than his older brother to find inspiration for his baseball career.
The 21-year-old Shrewsbury resident is enjoying his summer with the Worcester Bravehearts before heading back to UMass-Lowell for his junior season.
“He was kind of the first person to put me on track,” said Pomeroy of his older brother, Curtiss, who played at Georgetown University and briefly in the New York Yankees system. “I saw what he went through to get to play college baseball, and how hard he worked, and I realized that I needed to do the same thing. I took what he gave me and just ran with it.”
Patience is vital in current baseball recruiting world
Ben Shipp and Craig McMurtry have been around college baseball long enough to see how recruiting — the game outside of the game — has transformed to the point where only remnants of how it used to be still remain.
On one hand, the often wasted time and miles of tracking a player here or there with the hopes that he’ll sign are mostly alleviated. On the other hand, it’s a far longer process of making contact and sticking with prospects for a few years and watching even more baseball before landing a recruit.
Trio of in-state baseball players make college choices
A trio of young in-state baseball stars have made their early college decisions, and two are staying close to home.
Junior Kale Davis recently announced his commitment to Oklahoma State. Owasso star junior Connor Beichler also announced his commitment to Oklahoma.
Meanwhile, Norman sophomore star shortstop Cade Horton committed to Ole Miss following a breakout spring. Horton batted .409 with a homer, 15 doubles, two triples and 16 stolen bases in his first varsity season.