Arizona State’s first-year pitching coach Mike Cather recently met freshman pitcher Boyd Vander Kooi.
“Do you trust me?” Cather said.
A hesitant Vander Kooi responded: “Yes.”
What seemed like a rhetorical question was anything but. Cather was intent on making a point.
“Trust is something that has to be built, and that’s what I tell him.” Cather said. “I said, ‘I don’t trust you and you don’t trust me. Let’s learn how to trust each other,’”
TEMPE -- Sun Devil Baseball announced nine new members to the 2018 signing class as part of the early signing period, as released by head coach Tracy Smith.
The 2018 Sun Devil signing class features a slew of exceptional pitchers – seven in total – in addition to a highly rated outfielder and catcher.
"We felt like we addressed our needs in this early signing period," Smith said of the early signing class. "These are some very good baseball players and quality people. We look forward to getting them on campus."