Sophomore two-way player Trevor McCutchin has thrived on the mound and at the plate this season and has provided the team with an extra jolt this year and saw action as the team’s two-way player during his freshman season, but he’s taken his game to another level this season. The Owasso, Oklahoma native is tied for second on the team with five home runs and a .520 slugging percentage. He’s been just as productive on the mound going 0-0 with an impressive 1.77 ERA in 11 appearances.
“It’s a lot for a young player to handle being a two-way player,” said Head Coach Ryan Folmar. “He’s been counted on to do different things both on the mound and at the plate, and I think he’s handled himself really well.”
The team hasn’t used many two-way players in recent years, but the few they have used have been successful. The most recent example is first baseman and closer Anthony “Twann” Sequiera back in 2015. McCutchin is attempting to have the same effect for the Golden Eagles.
“I’m just trying to stay focused as much as I can and be prepared for anything either [on the mound or at the plate]. You just gotta be ready for anything,” said McCutchin. “I honestly just love playing, man, doesn’t matter whether I’m pitching or hitting. Just be ready at all times.”
McCutchin made his first start of the season Tuesday, tossing two scoreless innings in the team’s 6-2 loss to No. 9 Oklahoma. He’s been used primarily as a designated hitter and reliever out of the bullpen.
“He’s going to continue to get better as the year goes along and better. He’ll start to settle in and learn to execute those roles,” said Folmar. “The future is very bright for Trevor, he’s a very talented player who’s starting to blossom and figure some things out right in front of our eyes.”