The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


April 28, 2013

College baseball: Andreychik makes smooth transition to Bucknell


Decisions, decisions

Andreychik kept his options open as to what sport he would play in college.

"I got the call from Bucknell and they wanted me to come over for a visit and I just like the school a lot and I thought it would be a great fit," he said. "I do miss basketball and football, but everything will work out in the end."

Andreychik is undeclared at the moment, but said he is going to apply to be a political science major.

"I want to go into the FBI or CIA after school," he said.

Scott Heather is in his first year as the Bison skipper and he's high on the Andreychik's potential.

"He's been big for us. He's been our game four starter in conference play all year, and he's a guy that gets three pitches over the plate for a strike and a guy that gives us an opportunity to win because of that," Heather said. "He's a great kid that works hard and he's even-tempered. You can't tell what the score is by his actions. We look forward to the playoffs here in a couple of weeks and he'll be a big part of that."

Andreychik ended the regular season with a 4-3 record and a 3.88 ERA. In 48.2 innings pitched, he struck out 30 with a near 2-to-1 strikeout-to-walks ratio. He surrendered one home run all year.

Smooth transition

The adjustment from high school and legion baseball to college ball is something Andreychik noticed early on.

"You have to be able to hit the corners and throw for strikes and keep the hitter off balance," he said. "You have to pitch instead of throw. Coach Heather always says you have to hit your spots and locate with every pitch and not just your fastball."

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