Q&A with Evansville Commit RHP Dalton Mall (Shawnee Mission East, 2018)

Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director

Dalton Mall (Shawnee Mission East, 2018) has committed to Evansville.  Mall was a member of Team Select at the 2016 Future Games and participated in the ProCase and Class of 2018 Games this summer. 

Here is a look into the recruiting process for Dalton Mall.

Dalton Mall

Class of 2018 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Shawnee Mission East
    State: KS
  • Summer Team: Midwest Blacksox
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Max FB
87 - 89
76 - 80
78 - 79
77 - 78
OF Velo
Exit Velo
PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? Was it as expected? Easy/Difficult?

Mall: I really did not know what to expect but I found it more difficult than I initially thought it would.  It took some time for me to really find the best fit.

PBR: Did location or distance from home play a factor in your decision?

It wasn’t a huge factor but Evansville being in driving distance really helped.

PBR: Where did Evansville first see you? How did your relationship develop with them?

Evansville first noticed me at the PBR Futures Game in Indiana.  Our relationship developed as they got to see me pitch more.

PBR: Who is the best player you have faced in your state and why?

Mall: I think the best player I have faced is Noah Steele.  He can hit with power to all fields and change a game with one swing.

PBR: What advice would you give to young baseball players striving to get where you are?.

Mall: I think the best thing you can do is be coachable, try to learn something new from every coach and teammate.  Set goals for yourself and work hard towards them.

PBR: What do you do in the offseason to keep yourself in baseball shape and prepare for the upcoming season?

Mall: I work out at PSP3 and take pitching lessons with Andy Shipman.

What is the most memorable moment in your baseball career to this point?

I would definitely have to say winning the 6A State Championship in 2016.  Just to be part of that team was something special.

PBR: What do you like most about Evansville and what were the key factors in making your decision?

Mall: I really got along well with all of the coaches especially Coach Fick, the pitching coach, and I felt like I fit their coaching style.  I also really liked the small classroom sizes and academics of the school.

PBR: What other schools were on your short list before you made your final decision?

There were several different schools I talked to throughout the recruiting process but I don’t think any of them felt as good as a fit as Evansville.

PBR: When did the recruiting process really start to heat up for you? Was there a particular game or event that you feel turned the corner for you?

Mall: I think the recruiting process really started to heat up at the PBR Futures Games.  It was there that a lot of schools saw me for the first time.

PBR: Preview your high school season for us. How do you feel your team will be? What are your expectations and goals?

We lost a really good senior class last year, but we have a lot of talented and hardworking players to fill the gaps they left.  I’m looking forward to a good season and making a run at state.

PBR: Where do you play in the summer? And what has been your most experience with them?

Mall: My summer team is the Mac n Seitz Blacksox and my most memorable moment was when we played in Indiana this summer.  We had a lot of fun both on and off the field there.

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