Q & A with East Carolina recruit Evan Kruczynski

By Steve Nielsen

Evan Kruczynski is a 6-foot-5 senior left-handed pitcher from Franklin HS. Kruczynski is committed to East Carolina University, and is one of the top pitchers in the state. At 6-foot-5, he features long arms that he utilizes well from a lower ¾ arm slot. Nothing Kruczynski throws is straight; he has late life to his fastball with plenty of run and his changeup displays deception and sink.

A conversation with Kruczynski:

PBR: Who is the best player you have faced in your state, and why?

Kruczynski: Brett Krause of Menomonee Falls because he can swing it with the best and is a good competitor.

PBR: What is your No. 1 personal goal for the 2013 season?

Kruczynski: Figure out a way to get my name called next June.

PBR: What are some team goals that you have for 2013?

Kruczynski: Get a third state championship for Franklin High School.

PBR: What are you looking for out of a college program to continue your baseball career at?

Kruczynski: I’m looking to make an immediate impact some way at East Carolina University.

PBR: What is your best attribute as a baseball player and how does that transfer onto the field for your team?

Kruczynski: I think my leadership abilities. I have a lot of experience from playing at such a high level my whole life; I’m able to take those experiences to my high school team to help them get through the highs and lows of a long season.

PBR: What do you feel is the biggest adjustment you need to make in taking your game to the next level?

Kruczynski: My strength isn’t where it needs to be at the moment and hopefully with more strength will come more velocity.

PBR: What do you like most about the college you have committed to and why did you choose them?

Kruczynski: East Carolina is a school you dream of going to growing up. Not many people know about it but that’s what I like. It will make things that much more special when we have a successful year. The coaches know when to be fun and when to be serious, and I like that. Academically, it fits me perfect, and it was the right choice for me.

PBR: What advice would you give to young baseball players striving to get where you are?

Kruczynski: To never be satisfied with where you are at the moment. There is always room to get better and learn more.

PBR: What do you do in the offseason to keep yourself in baseball shape and prepare for the upcoming season?

Kruczynski: In the fall, hit the weights hard. I was forced to drop football because I needed to find more time to focus on baseball to get bigger and better. In the winter I stick with a weight program but because I’m a huge competitor I play basketball for our high school team. 

PBR: What is the most memorable moment in your baseball career to this point?

Kruczynski: My most memorable moment would have to be the first state championship we won in 2010 because it was the first one ever won at Franklin HS for baseball and it will be a day I will remember for the rest of my life.

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