Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nick Bohannan - Future Cardinal?

Nick "Bo" Bohannan

Hometown: O'Fallon, Missouri
Team: New Melle SABERS 14U
Positions: RHP / LHP (65 MPH with both arms)

Glove: Mizuno custom made six-finger glove
Dominant hand: right

Nick Bohannan is a hard throwing ambidextrous pitcher from Missouri. The online video shows that he has good mechanics and control from both sides. Nick has a unique glove that was custom-made by Rawlings and signed by players from the local St. Louis Cardinals. Visit Nick's website

"I'm more controlled with my right hand, but I throw harder with my left hand," says Nick, who adds, he usually stays with one hand for an entire inning or even a whole game. "They are both fun."


Why he started pitching with both arms

Nick was about two years old when he started throwing wiffle balls playing catch with his dad.
Over time he learned to throw the balls back with both hands for fun.

His dad said that his son liked to catch the ball with his dominant right hand, so he bought Nick a glove for a lefty.

As Nick kept catching with the lefty glove, he eventually learned to throw the ball back with his left hand.

At nine, he had more controll with his right hand, but threw harder left-handed.

His goal is to play college baseball and pitch with both hands.


Articles and Videos

13-year-old Ambidextrous Pitcher (FOX2, 2011 video)

Nick Bohannan Ball Player

9-Year-Old Gives Team Two Pitchers For The Price Of One (ksdk.com)

Nick "Bo" Bohannan Switch Pitcher  - age 11 (2009)


This article was posted back in 2010 - good for Throwback Thursday!

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