PBR Michigan's Top Stories For The Year 2014: Garrett Schilling's Perfect Record

By Brent Alwine and Dylan Hefflinger

Michigan Scouting Director and Michigan Editor in Chief/Regional Scout

Top Stories for The Year 2014

PBR Michigan started up on April 10th, 2012 as seen here. Brent Alwine then took the reigns in Michigan to start 2014 and has been an integral part in helping PBR Michigan grow.

Now that Michigan is fully entrenched as a top PBR state, we look to continue our climb while continuing to provide top notch baseball coverage in Michigan. 

Brent, PBR Michigan Director of Scouting, along with Dylan Hefflinger, Michigan Editor in Chief/Regional Scout take a look back at the year in review and put together a list of the top stories for 2014.

To start off the the list we look at a pitcher who may not have been able to finish his high school career how he had hoped, but was still a perfect 35-0 on the mound.

Garrett Schilling's Perfect Record

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knows to be confident in himself and to trust his pitching abilities as he has in the past, after all, he has been a perfect 35-0 in his Bishop Foley career.

Bishop Foley was a three time state champion since Garrett has joined the club. The team was determined to win a 4th title with 14 seniors on the roster this season and one of the most dominant pitchers in Michigan history on the team. But fell just short with a 5-4 loss to University Liggett in the state finals.

The Xavier commit stands at 6-foot, 160-pounds which is far from an intimidating presence, but has a competitive fire on the mound and an uncanny ability to pitch. His fastball is between 84-88 mph in a projectable delivery and arm action. To go along with the mid-80s fastball, Schilling has a good 12/6 curveball that he throws for strikes, a changeup that is improving as well as a split-finger.

When speaking with him recently, Garrett said "he enjoys working with Coach Buster Sunde and got him to buy into his pitching abilities." He also believes that he out works anyone on or off the field and what fuels his competitive fire and abilities. Garrett has worked with Justin Robinson, a pitching instructor and coach with the South Oakland A’s since he was 11 years old and also credits him for his success.

He felt that Xavier was the right fit for him with the program recently moving to the Big East conference. He will be studying business but is unsure exactly what he wants to do within business.

The career win record for pitchers in high school baseball in Michigan is 42, which Garrett was unable to reach, partially because in his senior season he was hit in the face by a line drive which ended his high school pitching career. Garrett did not return to the mound until his summer season with the South Oakland A’s

Garrett has since started his college career this past fall and looks to be a contributor for Xavier on the mound as he is healthy and looking to push for time early in his career.

We at Prep Baseball Report wish Garrett the best in his future endeavors.