Meet The New UW Baseball Signees: Mitch Bevacqua
Jan. 9, 2013
SEATTLE - Over the last few weeks, we've been introducing Husky Baseball fans to the class of 2013 - those high-school seniors who signed National Letters of Intent to enroll at the UW next fall and play on the 2014 Husky team.
The 10th of our 10 signees is Mitch Bevacqua, an infielder from Lake City, Idaho. Bevacqua, who's uncle Kurt played 15 seasons in the big leagues, hit .415 with 12 doubles and 22 RBI last year. He's been an all-state selection and has played in the Area Code Games.
"Mitch is a three-sport athlete who has never had the opportunity to play baseball year-round," UW coach Lindsay Meggs said. "Mitch is talented and Mitch is raw, but you know it's in there. We know it, the pro guys know it, anyone who has seen Mitch knows it. He is a right-handed hitting middle infielder with juice who can run. Mitch will make an impact the day he shows up. I can't wait."
Here's a look at Mitch:
UW Baseball: What is your pre-game superstition if you have any?
Answer: I like to play popcorn before the game.
UW Baseball: What is your favorite pre-game meal?
Answer: Penne and meatballs.
UW Baseball: Favorite pre-game music?
UW Baseball: What is your guilty pleasure TV show?
UW Baseball: If you weren't playing baseball you would ...
Answer: Become a storm tracker
UW Baseball: What is your favorite quote or saying?
Answer: "It's never over until it's over."
UW Baseball: Who are you most looking forward to playing with at the UW?
Answer: With my class of 2013. I know we are very talented.
UW Baseball: If you could trade places with one person in professional sports for a day who would it be and why?
Answer: Dustin Pedroia, because he works hard every day and he competes.
UW Baseball: Do you play any other sports in HS? If so, what?
Answer: Football, Basketball.
UW Baseball: When did you start thinking about playing in college?
Answer: Since I was in 8th grade.
UW Baseball: What are your personal goals this season and in your career at UW?
Answer: To go to Omaha and get a college degree
UW Baseball: Why UW Baseball?
Answer: Because it is a great school with a great education and always pushing to go to Omaha.
UW Baseball: What is your best memory of Baseball at any level?
Answer: Playing in the Area Code Games.
UW Baseball: What are some of the strengths of your game that you will bring to the UW?
Answer: Speed. Dedication. And a great teammate.
UW Baseball: Away from the field and the classroom, what are some of your hobbies?
Answer: Hanging out with friends. Swimming at the lake. Going on the boat.