Yough pitcher Jarett Bach commits to Pitt

By:
Monday, August 13, 2018 | 4:06 PM


Hard-throwing Jarett Bach weighed the pros and cons of seven Division I baseball scholarship offers. But the incoming senior at Yough went with the hometown team, the right fit. Or is that “left” fit?

Bach, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound left-handed pitcher, gave a verbal commitment Monday to Pitt.

“They have one of the best pitching coaches in the country, play in the ACC, and just got a new head coach (Mike Bell) who happens to be a (former) lefty pitcher as well,” Bach said, “so it was just a great fit all around.”

Bach also considered offers from Kent State, William & Mary, George Mason, Youngstown State, Penn State, and Maryland-Baltimore County.

He is glad to be able to make his decision well before his senior season, in the spring.

“Pitt was a great fit for me both academically and athletically,” Bach said. “It was hard since I had a lot of good schools to pick from, but after talking with my family yesterday I knew I wanted to go to Pitt. So I figured there was no reason to wait.”

Bach was one of the WPIAL’s top strikeout pitchers last season, fanning 77 in 42 innings. He had a 3-3 record with a 1.66 ERA and a WHIP of 0.90.

Bach’s sister, Hannah, will be a freshman softball player at Pitt in the fall.

Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

More High School Recruiting

Pitt, Penn State make the cut as Gateway’s Derrick Davis narrows his college options
Avonworth tight end Trevor Faulkner commits to Air Force Academy
Pitt commit Nahki Johnson announces offer from national champion LSU
Gateway’s Derrick Davis ready to narrow college football offers to Top 7
Mt. Lebanon’s Ashleigh Connor adds 1st Division I basketball offer

click me