GFESS student has signed up to play ball with Buffalo-area college
Friday, March 19, 2021
Brock Bruneau has taken the next step in his baseball career.
The 17-year-old Greater Fort Erie Secondary School student has signed on to attend Erie Community College’s north campus and take the mound for the Kats next season.
At six-foot-four and 195 pounds, Bruneau is a hard-throwing righty who came to the attention of Williamsville school via his performance over the past few seasons with the Western New York Prospects system. He had joined the Buffalo-based program after a number of years playing in Niagara Falls.
“I was thinking that I needed more competitive baseball,” Bruneau said. “So I just hopped across the border to Buffalo.”
It was there he worked with pitching coach Dave Rosenhaun on developing his pitching repertoire, adding a curve, slider and changeup to his fastball. The latter is his best, Bruneau said.
“The last time it was clocked, it was probably at 85 m.p.h..”
He wasn’t always a pitcher, though. When he first got into the game, Bruneau tended the hot corner at third base, or shortstop.
“That was before I transitioned to pitcher,” he said.
“He’s what they call a power pitcher,” Brock’s mom, Stephanie Stevens added.
While the COVID-19 pandemic meant no ball in 2020, Bruneau kept sharp working with his old pitching coach in St. Catharines, Jason Pilkington. But despite that, Bruneau still managed to get on the radar of ECC recruiters.
Original Article: https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/10354087-fort-erie-s-brock-hopes-to-make-his-pitch-with-ecc-kats/