He’s the definition of a five-tool player.
He hits for average, he hits for power, he’s an exceptional defender, he has a strong arm, and he has terrific speed.
He’s Harrison sophomore Dylan Levesque.
Levesque began his high school baseball career as the starting leftfielder for the JV Blue squad.
He’s already shown tremendous potential as he hit .395 with nine doubles and 24 RBI last season.
He added a team-high 14 stolen bases on 14 attempts and only committed one error en route to a 21-5 campaign.
For his outstanding play, Levesque was awarded the 2015 JV Blue Player of the Year.
“Dylan brings several tools to the table as he can hit for power and average from the left side, and has the makings to be one of the better pitchers in the area,” said head coach Pat Lowrey. “If Dylan continues to work, stays humble and hungry, he could be a special player for us.”
This offseason, Levesque touched 85 miles per hour with his fastball as a result of his relentless dedication to improvement.
Levesque’s versatility and commitment to the game don’t go unnoticed by his peers.
“He’s a swiss army knife,” said current senior and three-year varsity starter Stohne Stetler. “His work ethic sticks out to me in a lot of ways.”
This work ethic has provided Levesque with several unique opportunities.
Last summer, the Harrison sophomore played for the Indiana Bulls 16-and-under team and participated in the Colt World Series as a member of the Lafayette All-Stars.
He’ll look to make the most of this experience by helping Harrison build on what was a surreal 2015 season, advancing to the regional championship.
It’ll be a tough task though, with the loss of nine seniors to graduation.
Fortunately, Levesque’s talent and maturity will allow for a quick adjustment to the varsity level.
“I’m just looking to improve on my game and help the team get better,” said Levesque.