Q and A with 2013 Wright State Commit: Sean Murphy (Centerville HS)



Sean Murphy, C, Centerville HS, Class of 2013

PBR: Why did you choose Wright State?

Murphy: I chose WSU because I felt that I had the best opportunity to grow as a player due to the great coaching staff.  

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Murphy: Xavier, Wabash, Marietta, Hillsdale and Ohio Dominican

PBR: Where did the coaches first see you? How did your relationship develop with their coaching staff?

Murphy: Being from the Dayton area, I started going to WSU catching camps and hitting camps in 8th grade and have worked with the coaching staff at various camps throughout high school. Also our summer coach is a volunteer assistant at WSU.

PBR: What role do the coaches expect you to play your first year on campus?

Murphy: As with any player, I am going into the 2013 season working to earn playing time just as any other player would. Hopefully I will make an immediate impact to the team as a catcher. 

PBR: What is your biggest strength as a player and how do you feel that you will help Raider baseball?

Murphy: Defense is my strongest part of my game and as well as my ability to handle a pitching staff

PBR: Who do you play for in the summer and what was the most memorable experience from this summer?

Murphy: I play for the Dayton Classics. The most memorable experience was playing in the CABA World Series and we finished in the top 3  

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?

Murphy: I will work hard during the winter to build my strength and speed. As for the high school season, it is our goal to win State this year. We have a great team.

PBR: What were your stats for last spring season at Centerville?

Murphy: I hit .373 and caught 26 games for the Elks in 2012

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

Murphy: Probably Taylore Cherry