Q&A With Polk State Commit Zachary Biermann



By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor – Wisconsin/Illinois

Zachary Biermann (West Bend East, 2015) recently made his college commitment to Polk State JC in Florida. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound left-handed hitting first baseman is a power bat who should bring some thump to any lineup. Here’s our conversation with the No. 82 ranked player in the state.

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? Was it as expected? Easy/Difficult?

Biermann: The recruiting process was harder than I expected because of the pressure it puts on you to perform, but once you find your school everything is worth it. 

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

Biermann: I was looking for a program that could meet my academic requirements and had one of the best baseball programs in the country.

PBR: Did location or distance from home play a factor in your decision?

Biermann: Location was not a big factor in my decision because I wanted to be able to play outside year round.

PBR: When did the recruiting process really start to heat up for you? Was there a particular game or event that you feel turned the corner for you?

Biermann: The recruiting process really started to heat up for me this fall due to the success that both my team and I had. The event that really turned the corner for me were the four games we played at Kapco Park, in  which, my team won all our games and I had a great weekend.

PBR: Where did Polk State first see you? How did your relationship develop with them?

Biermann: Polk State first saw my video online and after the whole staff saw it they invited me down to Florida where I had a visit and preformed a workout for them.

PBR: What do you like most about Polk State and what were the key factors in making your decision?

Biermann: I like that Polk State is one of the best Junior Colleges in the country and in making my decision the all year round warm weather played a big factor. Another big factor was that Polk State has a great coaching staff that does whatever they can to get their players to the next level.

PBR: What other schools were on your short list before you made your final decision?

Biermann: The other schools on my short list include, Lakeland JC, Iowa Lakes JC, Daytona State JC, and UW-Milwaukee. 

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

Biermann: Nate Brown is the best player I have ever faced because of the combination of velocity and movement he has with all of his pitches. 

PBR: At what point in your career did you realize you were a college caliber player and became serious about taking your game to the next level?

Biermann: I have always known I wanted to play college baseball, but it got really serious once I started playing for STiKS Academy.

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

Biermann: Never give up on your dreams and work hard because if you aren't trying to get better somebody else is.

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

Biermann: The most memorable part of my baseball career would probably be the day I committed to Polk State.

PBR: Where do you play in the summer? And what has been your most memorable experience with them?

Biermann: In the summer I play for STiKS Academy and the most memorable moment was getting to play on Notre Dame’s field this past summer.

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