Illini Add 2 Infielders to Class of 2012
Jan. 30, 2012
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois coach Dan Hartleb announced the addition of two student-athletes to the class of 2012 Monday, as infielders Richie Gorski and Zack Kolakowski will join the Illini for the 2012-13 academic year. Gorski is from Streamwood, Ill., and attends Streamwood High School, while Kolakowski is a native of Inverness, Ill., and attends Fremd High School.
Richie Gorski, IF
Associate head coach Eric Snider on Gorski: "Richie is very athletic, has good speed and has a projectable body. He is competitive and has a solid make-up with good work habits. His soft hands in the field really stand out and he has outstanding arm strength. He knows the game and has a solid approach at the plate with some potential power as he develops."
Zack Kolakowski, IF
Associate head coach Eric Snider on Kolakowski: "Zack is athletic and has very good actions around the bag at second base. He has quick feet, soft hands and a quick release. He has excellent speed and very good base-running instincts. He's a leadoff-type hitter, an excellent bunter, and is a hard worker with a high baseball IQ."