Prep Baseball Report

Inside the Recruitment: '15 RHP Joe Caserio commits to Ashland

PBR: Why did you choose Ashland?

Caserio: I chose Ashland University for many reasons.. First obviously, for an education. They have my specific major I intend to study. Secondly, for baseball. They consistently make a run every year and I want to be part of that legacy.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Caserio: Other than Ashland, I was considering Ohio Wesleyan University, West Virginia University, and Bowling Green.

PBR: Where did the Coach Schaly first see you? How did your relationship develop with him?

Caserio: Coach Schaly and I first met when I participated in the PBR Fall Prospect Games at Ashland University. After a baseball visit he told me everything I needed to hear to make my decision.

PBR: Ashland is making several new upgrades to their baseball facility. How much of a role did that play in your decision?

Caserio: Upgrading the facilities was not a big concern of mine, but it will definitely be a plus training in new facilities. 

PBR: Now that you have your commitment out of the way, what are your goals both individually and for the team for the rest of your senior season?

Caserio: We are returning several starters for this season. I've been riding the guys in the weight room daily and they have been getting after it. Obviously our goal is a state title, but ultimately we have to just do what our coaches ask of us and give 150% every single day. 

PBR: What team do you play for in the summer and what is your most memorable experience?

Caserio: I currently play for the Brownlee Lookouts and my most memorable experience from this past summer was winning the NABF Nationals and being named to the All-Tournament Team.

PBR: Who is the toughest pitcher that you have faced in Ohio?

Caserio: Chandler Murray would have to be one of the tougher pitchers i've played against. That was at the Ashland PBR Event.