VCU junior starting pitcher Seth Cutler-Voltz eats, sleeps, and breathes baseball.
VCU Athletic Communication student assistant Andrew Phillips caught up with Cutler-Voltz to see what keeps him occupied when he's not perfecting his game.
AP: Why did you decided to come to VCU?
SCV: I wanted to go to a program that had had a strong winning tradition. Also, its tough to say no to Coach Stiffler's sweet talking.
AP: Who inspired you to get involved with baseball?
SCV: I want to say my pops but he kind of just let me do whatever I wanted to, just happened to be that I all I ever wanted to do was play baseball.
AP: One thing that most people don't know about you?
SCV: I beat my roommate routinely in ping pong at Cary Street. It's all about defense.
AP: Do you have any pregame rituals/superstitions?
SCV: I wouldn't really say superstitions, I like to call what I do part of a routine. Superstitions are only for people who are scared to take responsibility. On days that I pitch I always bring some fruit, a snack, and a protein shake to the yard and eat them strategically throughout our pregame activities. Also, after my last warm-up pitch before every inning I walk to the left around the mound, get the ball from the third baseman, and say a prayer.
AP: What are your plans for post graduation?
SCV: I really want to get into coaching collegiate baseball
AP: If you could have dinner with three people who would they be, and why?
SCV: I'm going to have to go with Bobby Cox, Roy Halladay, and my Pops (Tom Voltz). I believe it would be awesome to pick the mind of some of the best baseball minds in the game in Bobby Cox and Halladay. I'd bring the Pops so we would have something sweet to talk about at the Village that next Saturday.
AP: Are there any professional baseball players you try to model yourself after, and if so why?
SCV: I'm going to have to go ahead and take the easy way out of this one and say Roy Halladay. There is almost no matching his professionalism and the way he plays the game. He is always in control of his body and mind when he's out there. Also, from what I hear, his work ethic is second-to-none which is a quality that says a lot about an athlete.
AP: As a starting pitcher, how do you think you would fair against your own starting lineup?
SCV: Well, after two and a half long years of scouting and analyzing the players in our organization I've compiled a scouting report so thorough that I would effortlessly breeze through nine scoreless innings. Unfortunately, I would have to drill Paul Nice three times for standing too close to my plate.
Place to eat in Richmond? Lee's Chicken
TV Show? Jerry Springer and Maury (back to back)
Singer/Artists/Band? Jason Aldean
Favorite Place to Play in the CAA besides VCU? UNC Wilmington
Pro Sports Team? Atlanta Braves and the Skins
Athlete? Laron Landry
Sport to watch besides baseball at VCU? Men's Hoops