Q&A with 2017 Indiana Commit Nick Eaton

By Phil Wade

Indiana Executive Director

Indiana received its third commit from the Hoosier state's 2017 class last week in Cathedral High School's Nick Eaton.  Eaton, ranked No. 8 in the class, is a projectable 6-foot-2, 170 pound southpaw with a fastball currently in the low 80's.  

PBR: Ultimately, why did you choose Indiana?

Eaton: It was the best fit for me and I wanted to go to a school close to home.

PBR: Where did IU first see you compete?

Eaton: They first saw me at the Underclass Tournament in Fort Myers.

PBR: Have you taken any visits down to Bloomington?

Eaton: Yes 

PBR: What role do the coaches expect you to play when you first arrive on campus?

Eaton:  They expect me to work extremely hard and to gain a spot in the pitching rotation.

PBR: Were there any other schools you were considering?

Eaton: Yes, Purdue.

PBR:  You are currently just a sophomore at Cathedral, was there a reason(s) you decided to commit this early?

Eaton: I have a one set mind, and I don't like things floating in the air to think about. I knew IU was just the right place for me.

PBR: You play for the Prospects in the summer, talk about your experience so far playing with them.

Eaton: They have been great to me. They always put me in the best position to succeed.

PBR: Who has had the biggest impact on you as a baseball player?

Eaton: Mike Shirley.

PBR: What are your goals this coming season at Cathedral?

Eaton: My only goal is to make the varsity baseball team.

PBR: Who is the toughest hitter and or pitcher you've faced in Indiana?

Eaton:  The toughest pitcher is Ashe Russell and toughest hitter is Harry Shipley. 

2017 Indiana Commits