Q&A With Shippensburg Commit Kole Aumiller

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

Kole AumillerCumberland Valley HS catcher Kole Aumiller is a 6-foot, 190-pound prospect that has the potential to be a run producing bat in the lineup at the next level. Aumiller gets his hips cleared well leading to barrel whip and an 85 mph bat exit velocity. As the everyday catcher in 2013, Aumiller caught the likes of LHP Hunter Schryver (Villanova), RHP Matt Davis (VCU), RHP Matthew Ober (Seton Hill), RHP Michael Adams (Albany commit) and RHP Christian McClure (IUP commit).

Aumiller has announced his commitment to play his college baseball for Shippensburg University. He discussed his decision and the process that led to it with Prep Baseball Report. 

PBR:  Where have you decided to attend college and why did you make this choice?

Aumiller: I have decided to go to Shippensburg University.  Great baseball program, good location, beautiful campus, really liked the coaching staff.

PBR:  What other schools were you considering?

Aumiller: I was also considering LVC, PSU Harrisburg, Bloomsburg, Binghamton, Randolph-Macon, Hood College, Misericordia and Mansfield.

PBR:  Where did the coaches first see you?  How did your relationship develop with their coaching staff?

Aumiller: I actually went to hitting camp at Elizabethtown College when I was a Little League player and met Coach Jones and Coach Sheibley.  Coach Jones was the head coach at Elizabethtown and Coach Sheibley was a player.  Coach Jones also attended Hampden American Legion games very often because the home field is close to his house.

PBR:  What role do the coaches expect you to play your first year on campus?

Aumiller: I hope to be one of two starting catchers, and a good student.

PBR:  What is your biggest strength as a player and how do you feel that will help your team?

Aumiller: As a catcher, I take charge and responsibility on the field.  I am a good pitch caller and I am good at knowing the situation on the field.  That helps my team because I can call out directions from behind the plate.

PBR:  Who do you play for in the summer and what was your most memorable experience from this past summer? 

Aumiller: I play for Hampden American Legion and Hampden Travel. My greatest memory was hitting two homeruns in the regional championship game against Spring Grove.

PBR:  What is your current GPA?

Aumiller: My current GPA is 3.3

PBR:  Now that you have your commitment out of the way, what are your goals both individually and for the team going into your senior season?

Aumiller: My goal is to be a key player and anchor behind the plate as CV wins the 2014 PA State Baseball Championship.

PBR: How did Prep Baseball Report aid you in gaining exposure as a potential college baseball recruit?

Aumiller: I utilized my profile on the website as a recruiting tool and was able to direct college coaches to my page to view my videos.

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