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Pitt Baseball Earns Commitment From Class of 2024 C Andrew Tess

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Pitt earned a commitment from catcher Andrew Tess on Monday, adding to their steadily, growing class of 2024.

Tess plays baseball for Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater, Fla, which is in the Tampa Bay metro area. He last played travel ball for Top Tier Roos American 2024, a team that already has five other players committed to ACC schools.

Prior to his commitment, Tess looked at other schools in the south, like Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. An official visit to Pitt last weekend looks to be a big part of the reason he chose to play his baseball future up north.

Tess stands 6-foot, around 185 pounds and just recently turned 16 years old. As a catcher, his throwing velocity measures at 76 mph and his pop, the time a catcher takes to throw from home plate to second base, is around 1.97 seconds, both impressive figures for the high school junior.

In the batter’s box, Tess also shows himself to be a solid hitter. His swing is short and quick, which allows for hard hits for extra bases or powerful home runs.

He also shows great speed on the base paths for a catcher, running 6.68 seconds in the 60-yard dash. This allows him to sometimes play in the infield at shortstop, but also to speed around bases after a hit, turning a single into a double or a double into a triple.

Tess becomes the sixth player in Pitt’s class of 2024. This includes infielders in Joey Spano Jr., Andy Perez and Nick Slogik, outfielder Julian Irizarry and pitcher Rodney Pena. 

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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