'Good Bat' Has Hundley Receiving College Interest

Bruce Hefflinger
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'Good Bat' Has Hundley Receiving College Interest

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Tucker Hundley SS / 2B / St. Xavier, OH / 2020

CINCINNATI - The ability to hit plus play multiple positions has Tucker Hundley on the radar of college baseball programs.

Xavier, Cincinnati and Ohio State are among those the St. Xavier junior has been in contact with along with junior colleges Walter State and Central Arizona.

“Offense is my best tool,” Hundley said. “I’m a utility guy in the field, but I bring a good bat.”

The 70th-ranked 2020 in the state plays middle infield for both his high school team and summer team.

“Defensively from an approach-wise, I’ve really improved on the mental side of the game,” Hundley explained. “But I know I can get a lot smoother in the field.”

At 6-0 and 180 pounds, Hundley has found colleges showing an interest in him at another position.

“A couple of schools are interested in me as a catcher because of my body shape,” Hundley said. “That’s helped out because it gives me more options. I caught when I was 11 or 12 and now I’ve gotten back into it in the offseason. It’s definitely a demanding position.

“So far in high school this year I’ve done a full game and a couple of innings in another game. It’s cool to see the different aspects of the game and learn the ins and outs of working with the pitcher. It definitely helps the all-around baseball IQ.

“I’m still learning a lot about it, but I think I have a good skill set and a good body for it. If I keep working, maybe I can play it at the next level.”

A few months back, Hundley was just hoping to get on the field.

“I broke my wrist in football so I missed some of the offseason,” reflected Hundley, the 32nd-rated uncommitted junior in the state. “Now I’m getting back into the swing of things. I was out three to four months doing nothing. There’s no longer pain, but I still have a lot of work to do to get back to where I was.”

Hundley pointed to three people as being major influences in his game.

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