Photo provided by Greg Habegger

Gorski was an All-State athlete in soccer and in baseball. Here is his photo on the Hamilton Southeastern Wall of Fame.
Photo provided by Greg Habegger Gorski was an All-State athlete in soccer and in baseball. Here is his photo on the Hamilton Southeastern Wall of Fame.

Fishers – Hamilton Southeastern can add another accomplishment to the list of athletic achievements. Former Royal Matt Gorski was selected by the Pittsburg Pirates on day one of Major League baseball draft.

During his time at Hamilton Southeastern, Gorski was a standout player in both soccer and baseball, earning All-State honors in each. During his three years on the varsity baseball team, Gorski compiled a .330 batting average while hitting five home runs and 63 RBI’s. He was also a threat on the base paths as he stole 22 bases over his three years on the team.

Gorski then went on to play his college ball at Indiana University. This past season he led the Hoosiers in steals (18), was second in hits (61), and was third in home runs (12), batting average (.271), and doubles (13).

According to Akeem Glaspie of the Indianapolis Star, Gorski was told he’d be a day two selection in the draft, so he was a little surprised when he got the call from the Pirates.

Hamilton Southeastern Athletic Director Greg Habegger had very high praise for the former Royal.

“I think Matt is one of the best athletes to ever come through our program,” he said. “He has tremendous physical talent. During the summer, when he was in the off-season with IU, he would come back here and work with our coaches to improve his game.”

Habegger said that Gorski was always known as “quiet leader” with the Royals.

His athletic ability, and potential to be a five-tool player is what drew the Pirates to selecting Gorski. According to Bill Brink of the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, the Pirates organization loves to select players who were multi-sport athletes.

Gorski will get the chance to prove himself in the minor leagues, and if he makes it to triple A, with the Indianapolis Indians, he will be able to play in front of his friends and family. He knows, however that there is a long way between now and triple A.