Baseball

    Spotlight on Chris McCombs

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    After losing nine letterwinners from last season's squad, the Indiana baseball team welcomes 17 newcomers this season. In the coming weeks we will feature each IU newcomer leading up to the team's Feb. 22 opener against DePauw. Chris McCombs is next up in the spotlight.

    A three-year letterwinner for head coach Greg Gilbert, Chris McCombs attended Ballard High School in Louisville, Ky. At Ballard, McCombs was nominated to the all-district and all-region teams as a senior.

    The 6-0, right-handed pitcher also played third base, hitting .481 and belting five home runs his senior season. Additionally, he compiled a 2.36 ERA on the mound.

    In addition to starring on the diamond, McCombs played football for two seasons.

    The son of Rich and Kathy McCombs has one brother, Curtis. Chris plans to study exercise science at IU.

    HEAD COACH BOB MORGAN ON MCCOMBS:
    "Chris has a very good fastball, excellent breaking ball and is working on commanding his change up. We feel Chris can give us some quality innings this year."

    MCCOMBS ON CHOOSING IU:
    "I came to IU because I felt it was a good opportunity for me to further my baseball career."


    BEHIND THE SCENES WITH Chris McCombs

    Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

    High School: Ballard High School
    Position: Pitcher
    Height/Weight: 6-0/190
    Bat/Throw: R/R

    Should Pete Rose be eligible for the Hall of Fame?
    Yes

    If it is proven that any athlete has taken steroids, should their records include an asterisk?
    No

    Should steroids be illegal?
    Yes

    Should the NCAA eliminate aluminum bats?

    No

    If you could face one MLB hitter, whom would you face?

    Ken Griffey Jr.

    Who is your favorite team?

    Cincinnati Reds

    Who is your favorite player?

    Roger Clemens

    Should there be a salary cap in major league baseball?

    Yes

    Should the NCAA impose a mandatory season opener on all NCAA institutions?

    Yes

    Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

    I eat a peanut butter sandwich.



     

     

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