Friday, August 1, 2014

Brock Mammoser - switch pitcher - Newton HS

Brock Mammoser
Brock Mammoser
Newton Community High School (Class of 2016)
Newton, Illinois
HS Team: Newton Eagles
Summer Team: Newton Post 20, Junior Legion Division

Throws: Both (ambidextrous)
Dominant Hand: Right
Sports: Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball (1A division)

Brock Mammoser is a rare 4-sport athlete in high school. He's a successful quarterback, point guard, pole vaulter and switch pitcher.  Wow!

Playing multiple sports helps you to be well organized, develop leadership skills and become a team player in the process. 

College coaches love to recruit guys who compete at a high level in sports while building  strength, quickness and agility. Employers like to hire people who played team sports since it develops character, cooperation and leadership skills. 

Mammoser developed the ability to switch pitch after an injury a few years ago.

How Mammoser got started throwing with both arms:
"It all started with a half-hearted suggestion a few years back.

“It was the summer of my eighth grade year,” Mammoser said. “I was pitching in a game in Olney, and I felt a little pop, and the doctor said I broke my growth plate (in my right arm).

“A trainer at my school was joking with me and my dad and said just throw left, and we took it seriously. We threw a short distance, and then just kept going and going." 


Developing the left side
Minor League ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte switches between batters if necessary to gain an advantage over hitter.

"That’s the goal for Mammoser, whose pitches are faster with his right hand but break more with his left hand. He’s working on upping his velocity and control by continuing to throw with the left and hopes to deploy it as a weapon more for the 2015 season."

Brock Mammoser (BmMammoser) on Twitter


Switching it up; Newton's Mammoser trying his hands at switch pitching
Brock Mammoser RHP/LHP   (photos by Ryan Czachorski)
Ryan Czachorski
Posted:  08/01/2014 

American Legion fans around the central Illinois area have started to hear of Newton’s Brock Mammoser.

The pole vaulter, point guard and quarterback also finds time for the baseball field, and while he routinely sat in the middle of the order for Post 20 played shortstop and first base with flair, there’s one thing everyone came back to.

He’s a switch pitcher. Mammoser took to the mound left and right for Newton, literally, pitching games with both his left and his right arm.

It all started with a half-hearted suggestion a few years back.

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Newton, Dieterich start summer sessions

DIETERICH — Brock Mammoser needs a vacation.

He, like his siblings in the past, is feeling a bit like a full-time employee of Newton athletics nowadays and is looking for a week on the calendar to take some time off.

The sophomore turned junior is working overtime this summer preparing to take on the four-sport workload he had during this last school year.

He was the varsity football team's starting quarterback in the fall, then the youngest starter on a senior-laden varsity basketball squad. This spring, he balanced his time between the varsity baseball and track teams, competing as a pole vaulter in the state finals.
Mammoser is a pole vaulter...

Class 1A Semifinals at the IHSA Boys State Track Meet

Brock Mammoser, a sophomore from Newton High School, clears the bar at pole vault event during the IHSA Boys State Track Meet Thursday at O'Brien Stadium.
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