Aaron Schnurbusch has been a huge cog in the success of the Cavalier baseball team this season. The Cavs are 33-11 on the season and Schnurbusch is having a great season as a position player at center field and on the mound. Schnurbusch has a team best 8-1 record and a team low 2.12 ERA. Schnurbusch is third on the team Batting average with .322 and has committed to the Pittsburgh panthers to play baseball next year.
What’s the difference with this team as opposed to the team last year?
I think we are a little closer than the team last year; not that we weren’t very close last year, but I think this year we just have better chemistry. A lot of the sophomores have taken a lot of the freshmen under their wing. It’s just a better team to be around. It’s fun at practice; no one is stressing over ‘are we winning?’ or ‘are we losing?’ we just come to practice every day to get better.
What does the team need to get better at down the stretch of the season?
I think we need to start winning at home again. We haven’t done a very good job of defending the home turf. We’ve shown we have been able to go and make statements on the road, now we just need to do it at homer earlier in the season.
What made you choose Pittsburgh?
I got a pretty good scholarship offer there and they just moved into the ACC which is one of the better conferences in the nation. It felt like home there for me and I really liked the coaches there.
What motivates you to work hard and do your best on the field?
I’d say just not to let down your teammates. We battle for each other everyday on the field. Also you obviously don’t want to embarrass the family name and I want to make sure my parents are proud of the way I play.
Who is your favorite athlete?
Matt Carpenter; I like the demeanor in which he goes about things and his work ethic on the field
What’s your favorite food?
I’m a big hunter, so probably anything I’ve killed.
What’s your favorite movie?
“This Is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line
What’s your dream job?
Being a coach, and I’ve also thought about being a firefighter if baseball doesn’t work out, but overall, baseball is definitely my dream job. Being paid to play is ideal.
Compiled by James Howey, sports editor, email@example.com.