|Jared Fosdick, LHP|
Hazelwood West HS, StL area
♦ 2012 Stats: 6-3, 2.35 ERA, 10 GS, 12 G, 62.2 IP, 48 H, 91 SO, 22 BB, .194 Opp BA
♦ 2011 Stats: 3-2, 4.53 ERA, 34 IP
♦ 2012 First Team All Suburban North Conference
♦ Hazelwood West pitcher Fosdick makes commitment to Mizzou (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
Fosdick said the Tigers have been following him for a few years.♦ Fosdick Cousins Lead Hazelwood West to the Top of Suburban North Conference (Hazelwood Patch.com)
“They’ve always kind of had their eye on me, ever since I was a freshman and I went to one of their camps,” he said. “The middle of the summer, they saw me pitch in Georgia, and have I been in contact with them since.”
The 6-foot, 170-pound lefty pitched at a camp at Mizzou a few weeks ago, in which he said he struck out four batters in two innings of work. His performance at the camp, along with the coaching staff’s previous viewings of him, helped Fosdick earn the opportunity with the Tigers.
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Fosdick joins Hazelwood West teammate Devin Williams, a senior right-handed pitcher, as a Mizzou commitment. Fosdick and Williams will be joined in Columbia by Jack Klages, a catcher from Vianney, and Francis Howell Central shortstop Ryan Howard. Fosdick, Williams, Klages and Howard all competed for the St. Louis Pirates organization this summer.
But this year, he's in the lineup whether he's pitching or not, and has a scorching .385 batting average and leads West in runs batted in.
"He's really been working on his hitting," McClellan said. "The whole team has, but Jared's really improved his stroke.
"He had some good at-bats, and he's really got some confidence in himself now."
And that confidence really showed back on April 3, when Jared Fosdick had three hits and drove in four runs, as West came back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat archrival Hazelwood Central and star pitcher Jonathan Harris, 9-4, in a critical early-season Suburban North game.