Q&A with Wisconisn-Milwaukee commit Alex McIntosh

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Director - Wisconsin/Illinois

Alex McIntosh (2014, Hortonville) recently committed to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. McIntosh is the No. 25 ranked player in the state and is one of the top left handed pitchers in the state. McIntosh led Hortonville to an impressive 21-2 record in 2013 with a junior heavy roster. He and the rest of his 2014 teammates should be primed to make a big run this spring.

When talking to McIntosh about his recent commitment, he said,

“I’m very excited about the opportunity I’ve been given. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, all the incredible coaches I’ve had, and the great teammates I’ve played with.  I just want to thank all of them for what they have done for me over the years.”

Here’s more on what McIntosh had to say about his commitment and baseball career up to this point.

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

McIntosh: I wanted to be able to get a good education and continue to play baseball but also I wanted to be at a place where I felt comfortable and at home.

PBR: What do you like about Wisconsin-Milwaukee and why did you choose them?

McIntosh: I really liked everything about Milwaukee.  I liked the fact that it was close to home and the academic support they gave their student-athletes. I also liked their program and improving facilities. I couldn’t think of a reason not to go there.

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

McIntosh: Minnesota State, St. Cloud State, UW- Whitewater, and South Dakota State were all on my short list before I decided Milwaukee was the perfect fit for me.

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

McIntosh: Scott Schreiber from Kimberly, he is a really good pitcher and a very tough out at the plate.

PBR: What has been the lowest point in your baseball career; what have you learned from it and how has it helped you grow as a player?

McIntosh: Losing the regional final game this past year.  It was a tough loss after a 21-2 season and it taught me to become more of a leader.

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

McIntosh: My heart, hustle, and team first attitude.  When you play as a team and hustle it makes everyone better.

PBR: What part of your game needs the biggest improvement, why, and what will you do to improve it?

McIntosh: The location on my changeup needs to be better.  It will help upset hitters timing at the plate.  I will throw it a lot more in my bullpens to feel more comfortable with it during the games

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

McIntosh: Work hard, do well in school, and stay out of trouble.  Also don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough.  Always put the team first and have a positive attitude.

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