VerMeulen Still Delivering For Alexandria

Trever VerMeuelen excited to be pitching in his home town

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A state amateur baseball tournament at Cadwell Park always means a little more to Trever Vermeulen.

“Love pitching on this mound in this stadium in front of these fans. And you get a lot more fan support being from Mitchell. A lot more people come out to watch you.” Vermeulen says.

The Mitchell native hasn’t forgotten the lessons he learned here or at SDSU, where he developed his quirky delivery and left as the Jacks all time saves and appearances leader.

“Being a closer in college it’s pretty common to see a closer just go out of the stretch but for me it was a command thing. If I sped myself up to much I was wild so I just kept everything simple.” Trever says.

Making him dominant in amateur baseball for Alexandria.

“Numbers don’t lie in baseball. Three straight years I don’t think he’s had an ERA over one. He doubles strikeouts to innings pitched. He controls every pitch he throws, he commands the strike zone.” Alexandria Manager Chris Marek says.

8 years after he pitched for his hometown team, Trever’s style is different

“Mentally a lot better. I’m smarter I feel like on the mound. Know what to throw, when to throw it, and I don’t try to blow people anymore like I did in college. Just being a smarter pitcher is easier on the arm and easier on my catcher.” Vermeulen says.

His results aren’t. In Mitchell, Zach Borg, KDLT Sports.

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