Merrimack College has received a commitment from Steve Fleury of Wilbraham & Monson Academy in western Massachusetts; Fleury is considered one of the top prep school pitchers in the northeast.
Slightly taller than 6-0, Fleury uses a high-3/4 arm slot according to PrepBaseballReport.com and his fastball last season touched about 79 mph. According to the report, Fleury also throws a changeup and two breaking pitches, including a big breaking ball at about 65 mph and a plus slider, nothing that his slider could be an out pitch at the collegiate level.
Fleury was reportedly being recruited by Siena, Quinnipiac, UMass Lowell and Bryant.
In his first season at WMA last spring, Fleury was named the Cleary Division Pitcher of the Year. He went 3-1 in divisional play, with the only loss being an 11-strikeout complete-game loss to Pomfret.
“Steve pitched very well – it’s what I expected out of him when I recruited him,” WMA Coach Casey Brown said. “He possesses everything you want in a pitcher. He’s very poised, very confident and nothing rattles him. He understands baseball. He keeps performing. He digs down and does what he needs to do to get the job done.”