With plenty of interest already, Poquoson High shortstop Chase Pinder, only a rising junior, seems certain to add to the growing list of Bay Rivers District baseball players in Division I. Todd Goodson, a coach with the EvoShield Canes, says that Pinder has received an offer from Virginia Tech, as well as interest from Duke, Central Florida and North Carolina State.

The list could continue to grow throughout the summer after Pinder, 6 feet and 165 pounds, plays in two national tournaments later this month for the Canes. Goodson said most of the offers came following Pinder's peformance in a recent Perfect Game Showcase at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, where he ran a 6.71-second 60-yard dash and turned heads by going 3-of-6 at the plate in the games.

Pinder batted .463 for Poquoson High this past season, with seven triples among 31 hits and a .701 slugging percentage. Pitched around often in the Bay Rivers District, Pinder drew a team-high 12 walks this past season en route to being selected as the shortstop on the Daily Press All-Stars team.

Pinder's older brother, Chad, started at third base for Virginia Tech this past season, batting .325 with 36 runs, seven home runs and 37 RBI. Chad made the All-ACC Academic team for the second consecutive season.