Trenton Stoltz flashes his U on signing day.
Jan. 23, 2014
With the fall signing day behind us, we take a look at the players who will join the Utes for the 2015 campaign. Today's spotlight is Trenton Stoltz, who is from Phoenix, Ariz., and attends Paradise Valley High School.
For a list of signees, click here: Signing Day Release
Ace of the staff as a junior, throwing two complete games with 57 strikeouts in 48 innings
For every one fly out forced eight ground outs
Plans to start at shortstop when not pitching as a senior.
Varsity starter at third base and shortstop since sophomore season.
Was called up to varsity the end of his freshmen season after playing shortstop on the JV team.
Second on the pitching staff as a sophomore, finishing with a 2.02 ERA and a 6-2 record.
Stoltz on why he chose Utah:
"The reason I chose Utah is because the coaching staff showed that they cared the most about not only me as a ball player, but also as a student and teenager. Whenever Coach (Mike) Crawford called it was not always just about baseball and committing. He was interested in what was going on with school and in my social life so it made me feel like I had more of a connection to the school. And Coach K coming to my house was a big sell. All the coaches were very straight forward with me and were not wishy-washy like the other schools I was talking too. Also, I felt a great connection with the players on my visit and the moment I stepped on campus I knew it was the place I wanted to be for the next 3-4 years. I feel that if all of us commits get past the draft that we will have a very good chance at hosting a regional and reach our ultimate goal of Omaha sometime in our careers as Utes!"
"During Trent's first varsity season I thought he could possibly develop into the best complete pitcher that I have had in my career as a head coach. After 36 years I have had a few and we are very proud of his progress and the opportunity for him to continue his career as a student-athlete at the University of Utah. As a young pitcher he showed great poise and command with not a lot of help behind him. Now I just hope that he can go out and have fun and be a high school kid and not put too much pressure on himself. He is the best that I have been blessed to have played for me at Paradise Valley High School."
*All information provided by the players.