Name: Drew Tyndall
High School: Ashley
Years with Dirtbags: 1
College Commitment: Uncommitted
What’s the biggest change you have had to make as a Freshman in High School?
I have always been a utility player but for the last few years I have primarily been behind the plate. During this past off-season, the coaches at Ashley decided they need me in the middle infield. So, I have had to make a few adjustments to foot work, etc. just to get the feel for middle infield back.
What’s your toughest subject? Favorite Subject?
Math is definitely my toughest subject. My favorite subject is Science.
When did you start playing baseball?
I started playing baseball at 3 1/2 years old with Wee Ball at Winter Park Optimist.
How has your Freshman season been at Ashley so far?
My freshman season is off to a great start. I am hitting really well from both sides of the plate.The Ashley coaches have a lot of experience and are very supportive so I am fortunate to be part of their program. It’s awesome to have a coach say they want you to switch at least once each game!
Heading into your first summer with the Dirtbags, what did you learn last fall with the club?
I was lucky to play up with the 2020 Dirtbags team this past fall and learned a lot simply because they were older and more experienced. But the biggest thing I have learned being in the Dirtbag program is that having talented players around you will push you to get better.
What’s the best advice you have received from playing with the Dirtbags?
Keep working because someone else is. Always try to showcase what will make you unique as a player.
What drew you to the Dirtbags?
My goal is to play college baseball and the Dirtbags have a great reputation of helping players achieve that goal. After meeting Coach Daly at a tryout in Greenville last fall, I knew I was meant to be a Dirtbag.
What goals are you looking to accomplish in 2018 with the Dirtbags?
My goal is to improve my game and perform well enough this summer at the 15U WWBA National Championship that I can get on the radar of some of my top schools.
Favorite memory so far in a Dirtbag uniform?
My second event with the Dirtbags was at ECU. Being from an ECU family, I was pumped about playing at Clark-LeClair but with the rotation for that game I only got 1 at bat late in the game. I ended up with a line drive deep to left field for a stand up double. But for a second, it looked like it was heading to the jungle. I will never forget that.
When you hear the word Dirtbag, what comes to mind?
A dedicated player who is going to go after it on the field. And someone with enough swag to rock the crazy camo pants!
Stay tuned for another “Under The Gun” interview coming up on Thursday..