The WSU baseball team has signed highly touted prep shortstop Jack Strunc to a national letter of intent. Head Coach Donnie Marbut announced the signing Wednesday and is excited about the young shortstop. “Not only has Jack excelled as a player and a student, but he has the X factor,” Marbut said. “He is driven to be successful every day.”
Strunc put together a terrific senior year at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The senior played 25 games and hit at an astounding .463 clip while adding 26 RBI’s. Listed at 5’10 and 150 pounds, Strunc is a line drive hitter who plays a solid defensive shortstop.
Over the course of his three varsity seasons, he was an All-Continental selection in all three of those years, including a first-team selection this past season. Strunc was also the team captain this past season leading them to the state semi-finals. Strunc also had over a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Over the course of his career in high school, Strunc hit .407 scoring 46 runs while driving in 37 RBI’s in 182 at bats.
Current WSU shortstop Trace Tam Sing is set to become a redshirt senior should he return next season, which seems likely. As Tam Sing only has one year of eligibility left, Strunc is in line to make a potential run at the starting shortstop job down the road for the Cougars.
WSU is looking to improve on a 24-30 record and return to the postseason when the start of the 2015 season begins.