he pitches in the low to mid 90's
probably still recovering from those 200 pitches he threw against Jesuit last year
I think he's more like high 80's to low 90's.
This is what I remember as well. Not a knock on him but these claims about pitching velocity are like 40 times in high school football. He needs to add some muscle to his frame and he will throw even harder.
According to his old pitching coach, he'll be making his debut on Tuesday.
LSU pitching coach Alan Dunn said Sewald isn’t having problems, he just needs more time on the mound.
“He kind of got behind from a health standpoint,” Dunn said. “So we’re trying to play catch-up a little bit and get him as many opportunities on the mound as we can so that he’s feeling his release point and feeling comfortable with locating his stuff.”
Dunn, like the other coaches, was unaware of Sewald’s unique role in giving the postgame speeches, but said it takes every player on the team contributing to make everything work. Whether it’s keeping a chart, observing the other team or building up a teammate, it’s all important.
“You know, if you’re not pitching or having been in the heat of the battle, there’s something you can do over here in the dugout,” Dunn said. “There’s a lot of things that you can do that’s going to benefit this team.”
“He’s going to get his opportunity,” Dunn said. “Obviously patience and timing are the key.”
LSU coach Paul Mainieri and Dunn will evaluate Sewald’s progress in the bullpen and play him at the appropriate time. Until then, fans won’t find Sewald shining on the mound but instead inspiring his the teammates to throw the strikeouts and hit the home runs.