Q and A with 2014 UNOH Commit: Adrew Burton (Middletown HS)

Andrew Burton, RHP/INF, Middletown HS, Class of 2014

PBR: Why did you choose UNOH?

Burton: They were the very first school to contact me, and on my first visit they made it very clear I was wanted and that I was their top 2014 recruit.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Burton: Ashland, Ohio Valley University, University of the Cumberlands and Lee University

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

Burton: My sophomore year I played with an 18u summer team (Custom X 18u) he came to watch one of my teammates and I happened to catch his eye. Coach Eaton had contacted me and invited us up for a visit and after that it was all uphill. He made my Dad and I feel very welcome and comfortable.  

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

Burton: I am expected to come in and compete for a starting job, there allowing me to be a dual player, there's a lot of competition on the team and I’m definitely looking forward to battling for a position.
PBR: What is your biggest strength as a player and how do you feel that you will help Racer baseball?

Burton: My biggest strength has to be my passion for the game, I won’t be outworked.  

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

Burton:  I play with the Cincinnati Flames. The best experience would definitely be East Cobb, Georgia.  On the bus ride down at least 6 kids puked (fortunately not me though) Haha 

PBR: UNOH has a top notch baseball facility.  How much of a role did that play in the recruiting process?

Burton:  It actually played a really big role on me choosing UNOH. Going in you know at least 50% of your time there your going to be practicing/working out. So it’s definitely nice to know your going to be working with some of the best equipment. Also leaves me no choice but to improve my game.

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

Burton: I was 8-2 on the mound and i hit for a .365 avg. awarded 1st team all GMC.

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

Burton: Honestly, Jack Schaff is the most dominant hitter I have faced.