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Q&A With University of Missouri Commit: 2016 TJ Sikkema




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By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Central Dewitt, Class of 2016


PBR: Why did you choose the University of Missouri?

SIKKEMA: It felt like home down there on the visits and the baseball program has a great track record of getting pitchers to the next level.


PBR: What other schools were you considering?

SIKKEMA: I was only considering Missouri and Iowa.


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


SIKKEMA: They noticed me at a Christmas camp I attended and we continued to talk from then on.


PBR: Do you feel relieved now that the process is over and you can just focus on baseball and not deal with everything that goes into picking a school?


SIKKEMA: Yes, this was a huge decision and now that it's over I can focus on school and baseball.


PBR: Was there one deciding factor that put your choice over the top?


SIKKEMA: The baseball program overall was the one factor that sealed the deal for Mizzou.


PBR: Who has helped you the most to get to where you are today?


SIKKEMA: My dad has coached me all throughout the years and has taught me everything I know.


PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? Was it easy/difficult?


SIKKEMA: It was pretty easy, but my goal was to get to the division I level.


PBR: What plans does the coaching staff have in store for you in your freshman season?


SIKKEMA: That is yet to be determined and we will see in a couple of years.


PBR: What is your most memorable baseball moment to date?

SIKKEMA: Losing to Assumption last year in the Sub-State game.  It is the motivation to get better for next season.


PBR: Who is the toughest player that you have competed against?
 

SIKKEMA: I had to hit off of Keaton McKinney in Fall League for a game.

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