Atwood Excited To Be Heading South To Play At New Orleans


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Atwood Excited To Be Heading South To Play At New Orleans

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Kindred Atwood RHP / Bridgton Academy, MA / 2020

NORTH BRIDGTON, Me. - Since the decision to reclassify a year ago, Kindred Atwood has made big strides on the mound. That improvement has paid big dividends for the Bridgton Academy senior with a recent commitment to play baseball at New Orleans.

“Last year versus this year my command is a thousand times better and my velocity has gone up,” the 6-3 190-pound right-handed pitcher noted. “Those are the two main things. Last year I was 85-87 and this year I’m 88-89.”

While Atwood was uncertain about his college future a year ago, the choice to change classes last summer proved to be invaluable.

“I’m young for my grade and thought I needed an extra year to mature mentally and physically and get my grades and SAT up before I go to college,” Atwood said about the decision to attend the college preparatory school in Maine located three hours from his home in Ayer, Ma.

Following a brief lull, recruitment finally picked up for Atwood.

“It was a little slower than I would have liked,” Atwood admitted about the recruiting process. “Last summer I reclassified as a 2020 and after that it slowed down until this summer.”

That is when New Orleans came into the picture.

“I started talking with them halfway through the summer season when I was in Florida and Georgia playing with North East Baseball,” Atwood explained. “They contacted me through my summer coach. We talked for a month or so and then I committed.

“They liked how I presented myself on the field and in the dugout with teammates,” Atwood added. “They also liked what I throw as far as the pitches I throw.”

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