Charging the mound isn’t very common at all in college baseball, but any opposing hitters may have even more reason not to toss the helmet next year against Michigan State.
Dual-sport athlete Adam Berghorst announced on Twitter on Sunday that he has committed to Michigan State to play both football and baseball. On the gridiron, Berghorst is a 3-star defensive end. On the diamond, he’s a right-handed pitcher and first baseman.
The Zeeland East star athlete said he has a great relationship with both coaches and both programs are fully on-board with him playing football and baseball. Berghorst said the baseball program has recruited him since last winter and the football team was his third scholarship offer.
“It was always a dream of mine,” Berghorst said of playing both sports for MSU to the Detroit News. “I remember going to games and thinking about how cool it would be to be a Spartan. Then the same with baseball. I’ve always wanted to be on the mound for the Spartans.”
Berghorst was the No. 14 recruit in Michigan in the class of 2019 according to 247 sports. In high school he played on both the offensive and defensive lines, but for the Spartans he’s only been looked at as a defensive end.
At 6-7, 270 pounds, Berghoff is an imposing force on the mound. Prep Baseball Report lists his fastball between 86-88 mph with a curveball and changeup that can dip down to 70 mph. The righty is also listed as a first baseman.