From Lancasters Blog via the Indy Star 4-29-06.
RHP? LHP? He is both
OMAHA, Neb. -- Pat Venditte Sr. came up with the idea when he was tossing a ball to his 3-year-old son.
Wouldn't it be neat if he could get Pat Jr., a natural right-hander, to throw equally well with his left? Now "Little Pat," as his dad calls him, is the only active switch pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball and one of the few ambidextrous pitchers in the history of the sport. The sophomore is a middle reliever for Creighton and is equally good with both arms. Venditte's ERA is 2.36 as a righty and 2.92 as a lefty. He retired all six batters he faced in two innings against Kansas on Wednesday -- three as a righty, three as a lefty. He had a strikeout with each arm.
The rules require Venditte to declare which way he's going to pitch before each batter steps into the box. If a switch hitter is due up, pitching coach Travis Wyckoff signals to Venditte which arm to use based on the scouting report.
Neat possibilities with this kid. Where does he keep his extra glove?