Spotlight on Zach Boswell
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. Zach Boswell is up next in the spotlight.
Boswell heads to Bloomington after two years at Grand Rapids Community College. The Berrien Springs, Mich., native starred at Berrien Springs High School, where he was named all-state his junior and senior seasons. Boswell led his team to back-to-back state runner-up finishes his final two seasons. As a sophomore, he was a second team all-state selection.
The 5'11 outfielder finished his career with a .474 batting average. He finished seventh in school history with 188 career hits and tied for seventh with 170 career RBI. Boswell added 24 career home runs and left Berrien Springs ranked the ninth best player in the state of Michigan by the Detroit Free Press. He also participated in the East/West All-Star Game played at Comerica Park.
The son of Mark and the late April Boswell also lettered in football for three seasons. Zach has one sister, Jessica.
HEAD COACH BOB MORGAN ON BOSWELL:
"Zach is a very strong athlete and a good left-handed hitter. He has a very good arm and is going to get a lot of playing time for us in the outfield and possibly at designated hitter. We are happy with the progress Zach has made in his first year in the program, and we look forward to big things from him."
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH Zach Boswell
Hometown: Berrien Springs, Mich.
Last School: Grand Rapids Community College
High School: Berrien Springs High School
Should college baseball switch to wooden bats?
Yes, I feel it prepares players for the next level.
Who is the best hitter in baseball?
Who is the best pitcher in baseball?
Should baseball impose a salary cap?
Yes, it would create a better balance between the teams.
Should Pete Rose be allowed back into baseball?
Hall of Fame, yes. Back with an organization, no.
Have you faced any players playing professional ball?
Brandon Harmsen - Battle Creek Yankees
Favorite baseball team:
Chicago White Sox
If you could face one pitcher in baseball history, whom would you face?
Nolan Ryan. It would be interesting to see a 100+ mph fastball.
Should the NCAA institute a ruling that all schools must start playing games in March?
No, March would be too late for some teams.
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