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Andrew DiPiazza

Considering he is only going to be a junior in the fall, Central pitcher Andrew DiPiazza entered this summer with no intention of reaching his college decision. That all changed after he took his first unofficial collegiate visit, as the 6-foot-5 right-hander verbally committed to Boston College on the spot after stepping foot on campus last week. Boston College had gotten a look at DiPiazza down in Georgia when he was playing for his travel team, the New Jersey Marlins, in the prestigious East Cobb Baseball 17U and 16U tournaments earlier this month.”Coach Graziano of the Marlins ensures that all his players get showcased in front of hundreds of Division 1, 2, and 3 college recruiters as well as pro scouts. Coach Grazianos program does a great job of helping players get placed into college.  I didn’t like the idea of committing early,” DiPiazza said. “I wanted to see other schools and see if I got other offers, but that was before I visited Boston College. As soon as I went there, my mind completely changed. It was amazing. I liked the coaches a lot, and it just left me speechless.”

While DiPiazza was in Georgia, he got some advice on the recruiting process from good friend Mark McCoy (who also played for the for the New Jersey Marlins under Coach Graziano), a left-handed pitcher and 2012 Barnegat graduate who is headed to Wake Forest and also was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in June. “(McCoy) said when he visited Wake Forest, within five seconds of when he was there he knew that is where he wanted to be,” DiPiazza said. “He said to picture yourself there for four years even if you don’t play baseball, and I was thinking, ‘I could be here forever.”’The Eagles were the only school to offer the prospect from the Class of 2014, who has been topping out at about 88 miles per hour this summer. With a 6-5, 200-pound frame as a 16-year-old, DiPiazza still has plenty of room for growth and improvement. He was a starter as a sophomore and is one of Central’s top returners next spring.”I’m just working on my curveball and my mechanics right now,” he said. “I’m hoping to be throwing in the low 90s by next year.” DiPiazza also becomes the first Division I recruit out of Central’s program in recent memory, and he is the first member from the Shore Conference Class of 2014 to make a verbal commitment.

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