Jake Eichacker, a member of the Blizzard Summer Select, played in the summer of 2014
RHP, Jake Eichacker (IMG, 2015) has committed to Florida Gulf Coast University and will begin school in the fall of 2015.
Quick Scouting Report ...
Eichacker, who hails out of Sioux Falls, SD and attends school at IMG Academy in Florida pitched for the Minnesota Blizzard Elite teams in the summer and fall of 2014. Eichacker, who works his two-seam fastball from 85-88 mph. His mid three-quarter arm slot works well for a deep biting slider away from RHHs and has added baby split that works as a good change to LHHs. He pounds the strike zone, is efficient early in the count and induces more groundballs that strikeouts but has above average ability to get swings in misses in the zone when his stuff and command.
Jake Eichacker on his time with the Blizzard ...
The Minnesota Blizzard provided me the opportunity for visibility across the nation along with outstanding coaching! The coaches are one of a kind; trained, dedicated, accomplished and professionally connected. My time with the Blizzard was well spent.
Eichacker, who is the 32nd Blizzard commit in the 2015 season and is one of 64 players who have committed to a Division I school since 2008 and is the 215th college commit overall.
|June 27||9am||16u||Century College|
|June 28||9am / 11:15 / 1:30 / 3:45||16u Call Back Games||Roseville Legion Field|
|June 29||Rain Day / Make-Up||Century College|
|July 5th||no tryouts||no tryouts|
|July 6th||9am||9u, 10u, 11u||Rich Valley Baseball Complex|
|July 6th||1pm||12u||Rich Valley Baseball Complex|
|July 10th||9am||17u/18u||Century College|
|July 11th||9am / 11:15 / 1:30 / 3:45||Var Call Back Games||Century College|
|July 12th||9am / 11:15 / 1:30 / 3:45||Var Call Back Games||Century College|
|July 13th||9am / 11:15 / 1:30 / 3:45||12u/13u Call Back Games||Century College|
|July 14th||Rain Day / Make-Up||Century College|
|July 17th||9am||14u||Rich Valley Baseball Complex|
|July 18th||9am / 11:15 / 1:30 / 3:45||14u Call Back Games||Rich Valley Baseball Complex|
|July 19th||9am||15u||Rich Valley Baseball Complex|
|July 20th||9am / 11:15 / 1:30 / 3:45||15u Call Back Games||Rich Valley Baseball Complex|
|July 21st||Rain Day / Make-Up||Rich Valley Baseball Complex|
|July 23rd||PARENT MEETINGS||Blizzard Baseball Academy|
This year, we will be holding off-site tryouts in southern and northern Minnesota to scout the top players in high school to play for our regionally-based (Twin Cities) teams. Registration and tryout format is the same. Out-state players are welcome to come to our standard workout/tryout but our off-site tryouts are made for those who may not be able to make the drive but are still interested in playing with our Minnesota Blizzard Elite teams. Please check for dates in Duluth, Alexandria and Mankato, Minnesota. See you soon! -Coach Barta!
|June 27||10am||15u, 16u, 17u, 18u||Wade Stadium - Duluth, MN||off-site tryouts|
|June 28||10am||15u, 16u, 17u, 18u||Knute Nelson - Alexandria, MN||off-site tryouts|
|June 29||9am||15u, 16u, 17u, 18u||Franklin Rogers - Mankato, MN||off-site tryouts|
Age cut-off is April 30th, 2018 (or whatever your age is on April 30th, 2018) For example, if you are 14 years old right now and your birthday is March 3rd, 2017, you are considered a 15u because you turn 15 before April 30th, 2018.
Rich Valley Baseball Complex
1841 105th St E, Inver Grove Heights 55077
3300 Century Ave N White Bear Lake, MN 55110
What to bring ...
Tryouts are a relatively long day so make sure you bring water, snack and sun screen. Please wear a full uniform including spikes and glove. Each player will receive a hat at the tryout. If you have your own bat, bring it otherwise we will have some there for you to borrow.
What to expect ...
Expect a lot of kids, good competition and a good baseball setting. Each player will run a 60 yard dash (40 yard for 10u-13u), go through defensive work including outfield, infield, catcher pop times, batting practice and bullpens.
After Day 1, we will post call back rosters immediately the same day on our website (www.blizzardelitebaseball.com) and you will return (if need be) to play a scrimmage where pitchers throw a controlled inning against hitters.
Posting Rosters ...
We will post rosters no later than July 23rd our website.
Players who cannot make tryouts or who have to leave early ...
If you are a player who cannot make a tryout, you should come to the next closest age group to be graded out. Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your situation and I'll make it work. We also have designated days on our "Tryout Dates" to choose from.
If you have to leave early for a tournament, please let us know and we'll make sure we get you out of there as soon as possible - no problem !
Each player will receive between 7 – 10 pitches from a coach.
Scoring will be judged on mechanics including:
Each player will receive 5 – 8 ground balls hit at them, to their right and left
Scoring will be judged on mechanics including:
Each Player will receive 4 – 8 fly balls hit at them, to their right and left
Fielding the ball on the ground and make a proper and quick transfer
Each player will receive 10 – 20 pitches / or throw one inning
Each player will receive 5 balls thrown from an evaluator and/or pitcher
Player should sign up online by AT LEAST one day before their tryout.
When players arrive, they must check in at the check-in tent and get their player # and get their picture taken. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before tryouts. All players will receive a Blizzard hat at tryouts.
Age cut-off is April 30th, 2018 (or whatever your age is on April 30th, 2018) For example, if you are 14 years old right now and your birthday is March 3rd, 2018, you are considered a 15u because you turn 15 before April 30th, 2018.