2020 OF Jack Lochner Commits to Lindenwood

Congrats on your new commitment! What is it about Lindenwood that excites you the most?

What excites me the most is finally making it. Being given the opportunity to play at the next level was a lot for me. And I think Lindenwood is expecting me to come in and play right away which is exciting for me.

You have been playing with Top Tier since you were 14 years old. Tell us about your experience and what it means to wear the TT’s.

My experience was one of a kind. For me, I’m not the kid who has been in the program since I was 9 years old. I was found and asked to play. Through the years I learned more and more about what it means to play for and wear TT across my chest. It means being the best of the best and being able to perform under the pressure that may occur.

Share one of your favorite Top Tier memories over the years.

I don’t have a certain one moment that stands out for me. What stands out for me is all the relationships and friendships that I have created. You bond with the team and make friendships like none other with guys that all have the same goal as you which I thought was special enough in itself.

Talk a little bit about the recruiting process and how everything went down.

Well for me I wasn’t the guy getting offers right and left. It was slow. Did that make me scared and nervous? Of course it did. But when the right school calls, you really feel it. And for me it was love at first sight. Even my mom who was on my first visit to Lindenwood could see it in my eyes that it was the one.

What were some of the priorities you looked at when deciding where you wanted to commit?

For me one thing for me was size of the school. I didn’t want it too small, but also not too big that I would get lost in the school aspect. And also I want to play. Yeah schools could offer and did offer but I wouldn’t be in their sights of playing right away. And for Lindenwood they could see me making an impact right away which was one thing as well.

What challenges do you see ahead of you before you get to campus?

For me just staying healthy and staying focused. Keep my mind on the goal and to just be able to show myself and perform as a freshman.

What are some of the goals you have set for yourself as a college baseball player?

I haven’t really thought too much about goals just yet. But for me as I said is to earn and fight for that starting spot as a freshman.

Is there anybody you would like to give a shout-out or thanks to?

I would like to thank each and everyone of the coaches at TT, without them I really don’t think this would be possible. And to thank Seth Kenny for giving me the opportunity to play st such a high level, and having my coaches push me to the highest level. ROLL TIER BABY!

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