Louisville baseball has its two-way player of the future.
Like, the distant, distant future.
Eighth-grader Kade Grundy of Somerset announced his commitment to Louisville’s baseball program Thursday night. Grundy is a Class of 2021 prospect who plays for the Cincinnati Spikes travel program.
“Blessed to say I’ve committed to the University of Louisville,” Grundy tweeted along with a photo of him with U of L coach Dan McDonnell.
Grundy bats and throws right-handed and is listed as an infielder/outfielder/pitcher on the Spikes’ roster page.
The Prep Baseball Report considers Grundy a shortstop, though it also lists his pitching velocities, including an 80-mph fastball.
Grundy also plays basketball. He scored 30 points for Somerset in a win over Pulaski County this past season and won a middle school state championship as a seventh grader.