Arkenburg Chooses Marshall After Interest Escalates At TPG


Bruce Hefflinger
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Arkenburg Chooses Marshall After Interest Escalates At TPG

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Noah Arkenburg RHP / 3B / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin, OH / 2020

GENEVA - Noah Arkenburg could not have envisioned a better result from the Top Prospect Games.

“I didn’t make it out of the complex before the pitching coach said, ‘let’s talk soon so I can get you an offer,’ “ Arkenburg said in reference to Marshall’s Joe Renner. “I was pretty overwhelmed.”

Offers from Kent State and North Alabama followed with Ball State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Xavier also encouraging the Notre Dame Cathedral Latin incoming senior to visit with an offer to come.

“My velo was 87-89 which is not out of the ordinary, but I showed a lot of arm strength there,” the 95th-rated 2020 in Ohio said about the TPGs at Prasco Park in early June. “Four of the batters I faced I struck out, two on sliders and two on fastballs.”

It was more than enough to get interest from Marshall, where the 6-0 205-pound right-hander visited for a game in the spring after conversation with the Conference USA program began in the winter.

“I really liked the community there,” Arkenburg said. “The setting of the campus and the mountains was impressive.”

The same can be said about the Top Prospect Games showing of the NDCL pitcher, who made a commitment to Marshall over the weekend.

“They like my arm side run with the fastball, my slider which is pretty sharp and they like my changeup,” Arkenburg noted. “I have a power arm, but they think it can be even more of a power arm.”

Making an improvement would be nothing new to Arkenburg, who threw 81-83 at the Top Prospect Games in 2018.

“I’ve worked out a lot since then,” Arkenbrug explained. “I’ve also worked on spotting up, I got a little wild last summer which was detrimental.”

The hard-throwing righty sees more strides being made in the future.

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