Monday, October 1, 2012

Josh Hoekstra, Ambidextrous Pitcher

Josh Hoekstra

Howetown: Weston, Wisconsin

High School: DC Everest Evergreens (2009)
College: Century College | Minnesota State University - Mankato

Height: 6'7" (six-feet, seven-inches!)
Weight: 250
Positions: P/1B/OF
Throws: Both, Right-handed pitcher in college
Bats: Switch hitter

Josh Hoekstra, a tall ambidextrous pitcher, once threw a no-hitter.
"It was a 6-4-3 double play and right when the first baseman Luke Dasher caught the ball it was the greatest feeling in the world, I've never thrown a no-hitter before in my life. It was an amazing feeling to throw a no hitter."

Josh Hoekstra can pitch with both hands. He has been throwing with both arms since he can remember.
(YouTube, Aug 19, 2010)

Playing College Baseball

As a Freshman pitcher Josh Hoekstra of Wausau, Wisconsin, came to Century because he believed Kotila could help him "develop into a strong pitcher on the mound."

In 2011, Sophomore RHP Josh Hoekstra signed to play at Minnesota State University- Mankato in 2012-13.

Listed as RHP on the Fayetteville SwampDogsof the Coastal Plain League (summer collegiate baseball)

Minnesota State has added seven new names to its baseball roster for the 2012-13 school year

Mankato, Minn. --- Baseball coach Matt Magers has announced that seven student-athletes have signed NCAA Letters of Intent to attend Minnesota State University.

A 6-7, 250-lb., righthanded pitcher, Josh Hoekstra built a 4-1 record with a 3.97 ERA and 48 Ks in 41.2 innings with Century College in 2011. He is a graduate of D.C. Everest High in Schofield, Wis., where he lettered in baseball, football and basketball. Magers on Hoekstra: "With his size, Josh will be one of the biggest players to ever wear the Maverick uniform. He's just coming into his own on the mound and as a big strong junior college right-hander, we expect Josh to step in and contribute immediately."

31 Josh Hoekstra - Wisconsin Woodchucks

High School Baseball

Josh Hoekstra hit .419 in his senior year with the DC Everest Evergreens.

Ambidextrous pitcher for the DC Everest Evergreens
WJFW News, 7/27/2009
DC Everest senior Josh Hoekstra turns a lot of heads on the baseball field.

Its not just because he's a 6 foot 7 pitcher, its the fact that he comes at hitters from both sides of the rubber.

Josh Hoekstra, Ambidextrous Pitcher - "2,3,4 years old starting to throw a baseball, my Dad just found out that I had kind of the same form throwing both hands. So, he just kept me going, kept me going and I just never gave it up."

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Rebels No-Hit against RSW
By Jeremy Mayo | Published: 07/10/2009
RHINELANDER – The bats went silent for the Rhinelander Post 7 Rebels on Thursday as they went without a hit in a 4-0 loss to RSW in American Legion Baseball action at Stafford Field.

The Rebels were baffled by switch-pitcher Josh Hoekstra, who threw right handed to the righties and left handed to the lefties and allowed just three walks and a hit batter in seven innings.

“No hitting highlights to speak of as we were no-hit,” Rebels manager Dan Huhnstock told in an email. “RSW pitcher was the same guy who threw against us at Everest. Threw both right and left handed.”

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Josh Hoekstra (JducksH) on Twitter


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