Franklin Regional grad Tom Kegerreis’ hitting is opening eyes of college coaches

Apr. 17—A couple district college baseball coaches checked out Westmoreland County Neighborhood College to enjoy a couple of gamers work out a week back.

The coaches were searching for gamers who might assist their group instantly.

One gamer in specific was center fielder Tom Kegerreis, who was called National Junior College Athletic Association Department III National Gamer of the Week for the week of March 28-April 4.

Kegerreis batted .750 (12 for 16), that included a 6-for-6 efficiency versus Kent State-Tuscarawas. The 6 hits were a school record for a video game. He gathered a crowning achievement, double, 4 songs, 4 RBIs and 4 runs scored.

He had rather a week. He wrote a double in each of the 4 video games, smacked 2 crowning achievement and gathered 9 RBIs for the week.

Kegerreis, a 2019 Franklin Regional graduate, enjoyed to return house after investing a term at Mesa Neighborhood College in Arizona. He stated Mesa wasn’t for him.

At Westmoreland, Kegerreis stated he’s discovered a lot about striking from volunteer assistant coach Ken Macha, who bet the Pirates and handled the Oakland Sports and Milwaukee Makers.

“Coach Macha allows you to be yourself,” Kegerreis stated. “He knows everything and he’s helped with my swing and approach. He tells you not to think too much.”

Kegerreis stated the doubleheader at Kent State was his most unforgettable minute, as we ended up 8 for 10 for the day.

He is batting .489 (23-47) this season with an .894 punching portion while likewise leading the group with 5 crowning achievement, 14 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

“Tommy goes to Ken a lot,” WCCC supervisor Mike Draghi stated. “Tommy has progressed because he wants to progress. He’s a perfectionist as a hitter and he really focuses on his mechanics and hitting and things of that nature whether we’re in the gym, in the cage or on the field.

“He constantly desires the assessment on how was that round of batting practice. He has incredible bat speed which causes great exit speed and he understands the strike zone well, and those are all things that add to make him a great player.”

What’s most impressive is Kegerreis and his teammates are having success against NJCAA Division I and II programs.

Because of coronavirus precautions, WCCC is only one of two Division III teams playing in the spring. The other is Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md.

“It’s been enjoyable playing here,” Kegerreis said. “I like playing with the men and I like the coaches. “

Kegerreis also has a choice ahead of him. He could remain at the WCCC for another season or transfer to a four-year school.

“I’ll listen to everyone,” Kegerreis stated.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review Personnel Author. You can get in touch with Paul by e-mail at pschofield@triblive.com or through Twitter .

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.