Louisville baseball gets top Indiana hurlers

Good news coming in Tweets for the University of Louisville baseball program this week from two of the leading prospects in Indiana.

Hoeing, a 6-foot-6 right-handed pitcher from Batesville, is currently ranked No. 2 overall in the Prep Baseball Report Class of 2015 rankings. No won-lost record available, but if he’s No. 2 it has to be incredible. He picked UofL over Notre Dame and Kentucky.

Burkholder, a 6-foot-7 righthander, went 6-0 in 2013 for Crown Point. He pitched 34 innings and had a 1.34 ERA. He played for the Indiana Bulls in the summer and is currently a member of Elite Baseball of Chicago. Other contenders for his services were Vanderbilt and North Carolina.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

6 thoughts on “Louisville baseball gets top Indiana hurlers

  • October 3, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    The obvious: Do we call them the Twin Towers!?!

  • October 5, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Just out of curiosity, how do these players “officially commit” to Louisville?

    Prior to a 1-week early signing period in November, NCAA rules do not allow high school players to sign a scholarship — or an NCAA university to offer a scholarship. — prior to a one-week early signing period in November.

    So, are you saying these players verbally committed to Louisville before knowing what their scholarships would be (which would be very dumb)?

    Or are you saying someone at Louisville bent the rules?

    • October 5, 2013 at 9:46 am

      I believe it is the players who are saying they’re “officially” committing to Louisville. It doesn’t get any more “official” than that. However, I doubt they have signed anything yet.

  • October 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    So, they’re “officially” saying they’ll accept a scholarship — if one is offered?

    And they can just as easily “officially” decide to go elsewhere?

    I’m not sure how “official” it is when someone commits to accept something which can’t legally be offered yet.

    • October 7, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      Not worried about these guys. They know where they want to go, official or not.

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