Saturday, November 9, 2013

Brett Kolacki - ambidextrous pitcher from Illinois

Brett Kolacki 
Brett Kolacki

Bremen High SchoolClass of 2015
Midlothian, IL

Team: The Braves
Club: Illinois Hawks

College commitment: 
Concordia University in Wisconsin (Division 3)

Positions: LHP/RHP, Utility
Height/Weight: 6'5"  185 lbs
Bats: Right
Throws: Both

Velocity: LHP 83 mph
Pitches: Fastball, Curveball, Changeup, Forkball

Glove: Mizuno custom ambidextrous glove ($550)

Brett Kolacki is a lanky ambidextrous pitcher who primarily played on JV during his freshman and sophomore seasons at Bremen High School in Midlothian, Illinois. As a sophomore he recorded a 7-3 record while pithing 56 innings for the JV team, and and 0-1 record pitching 2.1 innings on varsity. 

Kolacki is a natural right-hander, except in baseball where he started throwing with both arms at an early age.
"When my dad would roll me a baseball when I was little, I'd throw it back with whichever hand I was holding the ball. I felt comfortable either way. It's just something I could always do." - Brett Kolacki  (
The versatile Kolacki is listed as playing OF/P/MI on the 2013 Bremen Sophomore Baseball Roster. His top fastball velocity is equal on both sides - 75-76 mph.

In 2014, Kolacki posted a 2-4 record on the mound, in 39.2 IP, with a 3.18 ERA for the Bremen HS varsity team. He pitched 3 complete games with 42 strikeouts and only 8 walks - for a 5:1 K/BB ratio.

In 2015, Kolacki had a 4-5 record with a 2.28 ERA. As a lefty starter he issued only 3 walks, while striking out 44 in 53 innings. As a righty reliever he had 1 walk and struck out 5 over four innings.  49 Ks vs 4 BB, for a 12:1 K/BB ratio.

Career Goals
His long-term aspirations are to be a pharmacist and to play baseball in the MLB. 

Brett Kolacki Commits to Concordia University in Wisconsin

From Bremen High School, Brett is an extraordinary talent as he can throw both ways off the mound and is of the hardest workers in the program. Brett also plays first and OF and will be a great attribute to the Concordia Falcons. Read more

Lefty or righty, Bremen's Brett Kolacki real deal on mound
Pat Disabato, Chicago Tribune‎, 10 May 2015

If you've watched Bremen play the past few seasons, you might recall seeing No. 27 pitching left-handed one day and right-handed another day.
No, your eyes weren't deceiving you. You weren't hallucinating or in need of a medical checkup. Brett Kolacki, the Braves' No. 27, pitches with his left or right arm — and does it well.
It's a skill he's possessed as far as he can remember, though he didn't begin taking his ability to pitch with either arm seriously until the seventh grade. It's a trait no one else in his family possesses.

Brett Kolacki's baseball stats on MaxPreps

Brett Kolacki's Baseball Recruiting Profile

Brett Kolacki - Hudl

Brett Kolacki, LHP/RHP, Bremen, 2015 - Prep Baseball Report

9.25.13 - 6-foot-3, 165-pound pitcher who showed the unique, ambidextrous ability to throw with both arms. As a LHP he throws from a ¾ slot. His fastball was in the 71-76 mph range with occasional cut. He threw his curveball at 59-64 mph with a gradual breaking action. Also threw a forkball. As a RHP, he throws from a more over-the-top slot than from the left. His fastball was 72-75 mph, while his curveball checked in at 58-62 mph and flashed some depth to it. He threw the forkball 60-61 mph.

Brett Kolacki's (Midlothian, IL) High School Baseball Stats - MaxPreps

View Brett Kolacki's career, season and game-by-game baseball stats while attending Bremen High School.

Midlothian is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 14,819 at the 2010 census.

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