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Below Deck: Pitt’s Zeuch aims for Pirates

MattW
Baseball season is a taxing time of year for those who play the game, manage the game, cover the game and even for those who watch the game.

For junior Pitt pitcher T.J. Zeuch, though, it’s the best time of the year.

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During the daily grind of the baseball season, the tall righthander often makes his way from Pitt’s campus in Oakland to the North Shore, where the lights from PNC Park shine brightly and the fans roar from their seats.

And when the three-day MLB Draft begins on June 9, Zeuch could find himself hoisting a Pirate jersey as a first-round draft pick. And he’d be OK with that.

“Whoever decides to take me, I’ll be overjoyed," Zeuch said of his professional outlook. "I’ll absolutely work my butt off to get to the major-league level. I can’t say I have any preferences, but I’d love to play in Pittsburgh. It would be a lot of fun."

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