Prep Baseball Report

Commitment Insider: Thurston's Connor Molony

Philip Roe
Associate Scout

Connor Molony

Class of 2025 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Thurston
    State: OR
  • Summer Team: Gunderson 16U
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Prep Baseball: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? What were you looking for out of a college program to continue your baseball career at?

Molony: My expectations about the recruiting process were that it would be extremely stressful because of how big of a decision it was. To continue my college career I was looking for a place where I had academic interests and a place that would help me grow as an athlete and a person. Most importantly though, I was looking for a second home. 

PB: When did the recruiting process really start to heat up for you? Where did the school you committed to first see you play?

M: The recruitment process started to heat up for me in the summer before my sophomore year of high school. I was at a tournament in Washington and the school I committed to was there and they watched me pitch. 

PB: What are you most looking forward to when it comes to playing college baseball?

M: When it comes to playing college baseball I am most looking forward to competing, because at the D1 level, everyone is very similar in talent and it is up to whoever wants it more. I am also looking forward to the relationships built along the way. 

PB: In your opinion who is the best player you have faced in the state? What about them makes for a tough opponent?

M: I approach every player I face as if they are the best player in the state. I don’t know of the "toughest" player I have faced. 

PB: At what point in your career did you realize you were a college-caliber player and became serious about taking your game to the next level?

M: The point where I realized I was a college-caliber athlete was when my brother committed to a D1 university. I knew I could do the same because I saw firsthand the amount of work and heart someone needed to make baseball more than a hobby. At this point, I started to take baseball more seriously. 

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

M: The advice I would give to young baseball players is to have fun. I can’t stress that enough. Everyone starts playing baseball because of the enjoyment they find in it. If you want to play baseball your whole life then you have to enjoy it your whole life. 

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

M: The most memorable moment in my whole baseball career was winning a state championship with my brother while pitching a complete 8-inning game to do so. 

PB: Any game day superstitions or routines? 

M: My routine on game days is getting a good breakfast and staying hydrated throughout the day. As for superstitions I don’t have many other than never stepping on the line in pregame. 

PB: Give us a quick preview of what to expect from your HS team next season. How do you feel your team will be in 2025?

M: Next season will be a historic season for Thurston High School. I expect us to be even better than we were this season and to win a state championship for the 3rd year in a row.