The first ever fall update from Head Coach Ed Mathey on the NIU Baseball Podcast.
DUNALP HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked the 66th best prospect in the state of Illinois by PBR ... Listed as a top-performer at the PBR Top-Prospect Showcase ... Represented Central Illinois in the Suburban Showcase ... Eagles finished the 2012 season 16-20 and as runner-up in the region ... Team captain ... Made 13 appearances on the mound and 10 starts, finishing 3-7 with one save ... Hurled five complete games and 71 strikeouts ... Carried a 4.32 ERA in 58 innings pitched ... Had a productive summer with the Central Illinois Outlaws, finishing with an 8-3 record and a 2.67 ERA ... Made four saves and struckout 82 batters in 67 innings.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Born October 13, 1994 ... Son of Scot and Missy Frankenreider ... Father, Scot, was a four-year golf letterwinner at Bradley ... Intends to become a business major ... Member of the National Honor Society at Dunlap ...DHS honor roll student ... Enjoys spending time with his brothers and reading ... Member of the Leaf Club ... Worked with the Dunlap youth baseball and basketball recreation programs ... Admires Roy Halliday because of his mental approach to the game.
COACH MATHEY ON FRANKENREIDER: "Andrew is going to be a senior high school this year and he should be able to go out and have himself a real good year for Dunlap High school. He's a kid that has some up end to him in terms of his athleticism. His body needs to mature a little bit but we feel that it's going to do that. With his smooth and effortless throwing motion, he reminded me of a young Trevor Feeney. So we're hoping he can follow the same path that Trevor did."