Horky Weighing Position As Well As College Choices

Bruce Hefflinger
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Horky Weighing Position As Well As College Choices

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Zack Horky C / RHP / Blissfield, MI / 2021

BLISSFIELD - Last summer Zack Horky was looking forward to participating in the Future Games and the exposure that comes with it. But an injury cost Horky that opportunity.

The Blissfield sophomore is hoping the chance to compete at the PBR event in 2019 helps more colleges see what he can do as he weighs his baseball future.

“Last year I was invited but I hurt my hand in a tournament a few weeks before so I wasn’t able to go,” the 13th-rated 2021 in Michigan said. “I’ve already been invited this year as a pitcher. But I want to do catcher, too.”

That is a “dilemma” Horky is examining with college interest coming at both positions.

“Colleges are talking to me about both,” Horky explained. “What I’m looking to do is sit down with coaches and see where I’m better at when it comes to down the road. It’s a tough decision, I’ve been doing both since i was eight-years-old and I love both.of them.

“With catching, I like how you can control the game and you’re one of the leaders out there. Everything that happens evolves around you. There’s a lot of selfless work that’s not always noticed. With pitching, what you do is noticed more. When you get the job done and get kids out your team loves you.”

Michigan, Toledo and Ohio U are currently the main schools of interest for Horky, who at the recent PBR Preseason All-State event had the top catching velocity and number three pop time.

“I’ve always had arm strength, that’s a physical trait of mine,” Horky noted. “But the mental part of my game has really stepped up of late. I go to the gym and work out with my friend Gavin Ganun (Blissfield teammate rated 11th in the state’s 2021 class). We’re always playing games and trying to learn about the game.”

In addition to his parents, Horky points to Ganun’s father as a major influence when it comes to baseball.

“Gavin’s father is like a second dad to me,” Horky said of Matt Ganun. “He’s always pushing me to go harder. He’s had me out at crazy times in the morning since I was eight-years-old just trying to make me work harder.”

It has helped Horky develop a love for the sport.

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