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Penrod Ready To Be A Force At Bowling Green

Bruce Hefflinger
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Penrod Ready To Be A Force At Bowling Green

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Connar Penrod RHP / SS / Wauseon, OH / 2021

WAUSEON - The more Connar Penrod talked with Bowling Green pitching coach Kyle Hallock, the more interested the Wauseon junior became in the Mid-American Conference school.

Once a visit was made it put things over the top.

“We talked after the Future Games and after that talked almost daily,” the 27th-ranked 2021 in Ohio reflected. “He said he liked me throwing at the Future Games, though I didn’t think I did that well. He wanted me to come on a visit but I didn’t go right away. But the more I talked to him, the more I liked him.

“I found a day that worked and went there and saw the facilities and dorms and they showed me some of the drills. I received an offer and on the way home talked with my family. We decided we trust coach Hallock and that I wanted to play for him.”

A three-sport standout in baseball, football and basketball at Wauseon, Penrod brings a big upside in the eyes of the BGSU coaching staff.

“They like my athleticism when they’ve seen me play football,” explained Penrod, a wide receiver who had a school-record 310 yards receiving in a four-touchdown performance in the first round of the playoffs earlier this month. “Playing three sports, they know I don’t put a lot of time in during the off season. Once I get to college and can put in the work, coach Hallock sees me making a progression quickly.”

There were a number of things that drew the 6-2 190-pound right-handed pitcher to Bowling Green.

“I really like the coaches and they have got a nice indoor facility,” Penrod noted. “It’s also close to home (45 minutes away) and I like that so that my parents and grandparents can come see me play.”

The recruiting process went fast for the ninth-rated junior RHP in the state.

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