Recruiting news around Wisconsin

By Steve Nielsen

A couple more of Wisconsin’s top recruits have recently come off the board.

Brett Krause has committed to the University of Illinois-Chicago. Krause is a two-way player hailing from Menomonee Falls HS in Wisconsin. He has been a staple in the Indians lineup since his freshman year. After collecting multiple awards including 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team Summer All-State, and 1st Team All-Suburban, Krause is poised to lead the Indians to another Greater Metro Conference title.

Krause is a physical 6-foot-3, 185-pound, infielder and right-handed pitcher. Krause’s athleticism shows well on the field, as the three sport athlete who also plays football and runs track for the Indians. As the starting quarterback for his football team his arm translates well to the baseball field as he showcases a good arm across the diamond as well as on the mound. His athletic frame gives him the ability to show good range on the infield. Krause is also an above average runner. Offensively, Krause is one of the better hitters in the state. He shows good hands and an athletic approach at the plate. In 2012, Krause led his team in RBI with 42 and extra base hits with 11.

Hayden Krimmer, a Class of 2013 graduate of Oak Creek HS, has committed to Winona State. Krimmer is coming off of a great summer season, winning the summer State Championship with Oak Creek. Krimmer is a 6-foot-1, 170-pound two-way player who shows well offensively with a level bat path and economical approach to the ball.  Krimmer has a balanced setup and exhibits some pop in his swing as he consistently barrels up the baseball.  Defensively, Krimmer shows athletic actions in the outfield and in the infield, being clocked at 78 mph from the outfield and 81 mph across the diamond. He continued to show his athleticism by running a 7.21 60.  On the mound, Krimmer throws from an over the top slot and has four pitches.  His fastball checked in at 80 mph, while his curveball registered at 68-71 mph. He also threw a 73-75 mph changeup, and 76 mph cutter.