Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kurt Johnson - Simi Valley CA

Royal High School (Class of 2015)
Kurt Johnson
Simi Valley, California

College: Commitment to Sacramento State
as a left-handed pitcher
(Division I, Western Athletic Conference)

Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Positions: First Base, Pitcher
Bats: Left
Throws: Both (Ambidextrous)

Velocity: 80 mph (at Perfect Game 2013)
Throws harder left-handed, than right-handed

1.91 ERA, 55 IP, 60 K, 32 BB (Junior year 2014)

How Kurt Johnson got started throwing with both arms ....

"As a 9-year-old, Johnson said he didn't know whether he was left-handed or right-handed, so he threw both ways. During youth ball, he sometimes threw both ways in games. The only time he has thrown left-handed and right-handed in high school was as a freshman." - LA Times

11 student-athletes sign National Letter of Intent to attend Sacramento State - The State Hornet: Sports

The Hornets nabbed newcomer Kurt Johnson, who is ranked No. 1 by Perfect Game USA as the nation’s top ambidextrous pitcher. He hails from Royals High School in Simi Valley, California. The California native signed as a left-handed pitcher and is in his senior year of high school. As a junior, Johnson finished with a 1.91 ERA (5-4), 3 complete games and 60 strikeouts in 55 innings pitched. Read More

Kurt Johnson - LHP - Simi Valley, Calif./Royal HS
Played four years at Royal HS, the last three under head coach Dan Maye...Went 5-4 with a 1.91 ERA in 2014...Had 60 strikeouts in 55 innings pitched with three complete games...Is ambidextrous and has pitched both left-handed and right-handed, sometimes in the same game...Threw a no-hitter as a freshman pitching five innings left-handed and the last two right-handed...LA Times story


by Eric Sondheimer  @latsondheimer, LA Times
September 10, 2014

Get ready for a little bit of a freak show this spring at Simi Valley Royal.

Come one, come all to see the Highlanders' ambidextrous pitcher, senior Kurt Johnson.

Committed to Sacramento State as a left-handed pitcher, Johnson spent much of the summer throwing right-handed to rest his left arm.

On Wednesday during baseball class, he was throwing left-handed and right-handed.

"It's the coolest thing in the world," assistant coach Tony Ortega said.

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Data from Perfect Game and MaxPreps

Kurt Johnson - BeRecruited Profile


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