Q and A with Ohio Commit: Ty Black (Waynesville HS)

Ty Black, INF, Waynesville HS, Class of 2013

PBR: Why did you choose Ohio University?

Black: OU was a great fit. The campus is amazing and the new coaching staff is going to bring high energy and really push me as hard as I can.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Black: Xavier, Wright State, Evansville, Ohio State, Tennessee Tech, Northern Kentucky

PBR:  Coach Smith was just recently hired at OU.  How does it feel to be a part of his first recruiting class?

Black: It is an honor. Coach Smith is just the type of coach I want to spend my college career with!

PBR: Where did the Bobcat coaches first see you?

Black: At the CABA World Series in Euclid. It was our very last tournament of the season.

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

Black: I will have a very good opportunity to win a starting position at shortstop.

PBR:  What team do you play for in the summer?

Black: Ohio Heat

PBR: What sort of sacrifices did you have to make to play a travel intensive schedule during the summer? What sort of advice would you pass on to players looking to make the same decision?

Black:  The main sacrifice is that I rarely get to see the rest of my family because I am always traveling. I also have to miss quite a bit of football. For future players, I would tell them to see as many schools as possible and figure out exactly where the best fit is.

PBR: Who has had the biggest impact on you as a baseball player?

Black: Bill Doran Sr. This man taught me so much about baseball and life.

PBR: What were your stats this spring season at Waynesville?

Black: At Waynesville, I batted around .460 and for summer ball around .410

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

Black: Robbins, he plays for the Midland Redskins.