Sunday, December 1, 2013

Clark Egdorf - ambidextrous pitcher from Iowa

Clark Egdorf
South O'Brien HS (Class of 2004)
Paullina, Iowa

College: Iowa Lakes Community College, Iowa; 
Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa (2009)

Postions: Switch Pitcher, OF, 1B
Bats: Left
Throws: Both
Pitches: Fastball, curveball, change-up, plus a slider (lefty)

Ambidextrous pitcher Clark Egdorf became used to throwing both ways in Little League. He had better control as a lefty but threw hard right-handed. He played left field right-handed and batted left-handed.

"I did a lot of switching in Little League," said Egdorf, who learned to pitch both ways from his father, Todd. "In between innings, I would think about changing to the other hand. I just got used to it. But in high school, I changed."I guess it's like switch hitting," he added. "You use muscle memory. I don't think about it, I just do it." (
As a senior, Egdorf was the Wolverines' leading hitter at .383 with four home runs and 31 RBI. He led the South O'Brien HS team to the state playoffs with a 4.83 ERA. His high school coach said that Egdorf mainly pitched left-handed. 

The versatile Egdorf later played P/1B/DH at Iowa Lakes Community College and Loras College. He posted a 2.72 ERA over 22 innings in 2006 for Iowa Lakes CC. In 2007, Egdorf had a 3-1 record and posted a .380 BA hitting left-handed.

Ambidextrous pitcher helps South O'Brien reach state

Jerry Giese, July 28, 2004 |

Clark Egdorf figures it's too late in his baseball career to try switch-hitting.
However, since his Little League days, Egdorf has been pitching with either hand.
If he gets the starting assignment today, the South O'Brien senior will likely pitch left-handed when the 18-13 Wolverines face top-seeded Western Dubuque (29-6) in a first-round Class 2A state tournament game in Marshalltown.

North's best season ends with three all-staters - Sioux City Journal

South O'Brien's surprising 2A state runners-up -- who won six in a row after a modest 14-13 regular season finish -- landed ambidextrous pitcher Clark Egdorf on the third team.

South O'Brien surprises top-seeded Cascade - Sioux City Journal

Egdorf, by the way, is ambidextrous and has pitched with either hand this season. The victory on Wednesday ran his record to 6-4 as a lefthander.

South O'Brien is once again an underdog - Sioux City Journal

Baseball: Where They Went - Iowa Lakes Community College

Clark Egdorf, Loras College, NCAA III


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