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Remember the Name - Pierson Ohl
Posted 01/16/2017 12:54PM

Remember the Name – Pierson Ohl

A junior at Grace Brethren Schools, Pierson Ohl is a name you will want to remember. Baseball, training, academics and family are four words that describe him. A two-year starter, devoted to improvement with a 3.9 gpa and 6 siblings are details that help you know him better. Oh and by the way, an extraordinarily polite and kind young man.

Interview on January 12:

Pierson, its early in 2017 but what’s the biggest thing that’s happened for you so far?

I was picked up to play in the Under Armour All American Preseason Tournament in Mesa Arizona on the weekend of January 13th through the 15th.

How did that come about?

In the off season our coach at Grace Brethren, Barry Tolli, entered our team into a Baseball Factory tournament during the fall and Baseball Factory has scouts at every game.  

When you say scouts, what do you mean?

Baseball Factory is a nationwide company and they have scouts of all types that attend major events. That includes college and pro scouts. At the event in Mesa, all major-league teams will have scouts there.

Are you excited about it?

I’m stoked!

You mentioned your high school baseball coach at Grace Brethren High School, Barry Tolli. Tell me what it’s been like to be under his tutelage and playing for the Lancers.

I love Barry Tolli as a coach and as a man both on and off the field. He teaches us work ethic and how to be an actual man instead of just a competitor. As an athlete, he was the end all be all in college and he was drafted out of high school to play baseball. Off the field, he really takes care of us and guides us in the right direction.

That is a great testimony to your coach Pierson. I checked your stats for your freshman and sophomore years and that is a great testimony to your work ethic.

Thank you I appreciate that.

Batting Average .262 to .375
On Base Percentage .377 to 469
Hits 17 to 30
Runs 19 to 31 

Well Pierson, heading into your junior season, you are already on national all star teams, have scouts looking at you and it looks pretty good for your future huh?

I’m hopin so.

That big smile on your face is a great sign, thank you and Godspeed!

January 14th Update: After the first day of competition in the Under Armour tournament, Pierson was ranked in the top velocity chart at 85 mph pitching. He faced 15 batters and recorded 11 strike outs while giving up only 1 hit. Scouts showed interest with one indicating 

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