On Tuesday night, Louisville picked up a commitment from Ross Aldridge, a RHP from McCracken County. Aldridge helped lead the Mustangs to a berth in the KHSAA State Championship before falling to Trinity.
He is currently the 6th ranked player in the class of 2024 in Kentucky according to PBR.
The McCracken County native selected Louisville over Kentucky, Xavier, Florida State, and was starting to garner attention from other high profile programs across the country. So, why did he stick with the Cards?
“I chose Louisville because I have been a Cards fan my whole life and I wanted to stay in state. The coaches were amazing to me and it just felt right.” He went on to say, “It is just a huge blessing to receive this opportunity from Louisville and their coaching staff having so much confidence in me.”
Aldridge is a natural competitor and plays the game with a lot of energy, adding that he models his game after former Cardinal Luke Smith. Inject that straight into my veins.
As of now, his fastball sits around 87-89 MPH and adds a curveball and changeup to his repertoire, with his changeup being his best pitch. “I can throw it any count and feel like it is super competitive.”
I was told that Aldridge has legit chance to be a weekend guy at Louisville from day one. Very strong words for this young man that has the potential to hear his name called in the draft before he steps foot on campus.