He's been an outstanding catcher since he was a little kid, but now he's developed into one of the top pitchers in the state as well.
Lizarraga tossed a two-hitter Monday and collected five RBIs as No. 3 Kennedy thumped Jefferson, 11-1, in five innings at Bill Herkelman Field.
A scout from Northern Illinois University clocked Lizarraga's fastball at 87 mph early in the game, a significant jump from his best heater last year as a sophomore. He struck out three straight batters in the fifth inning to end the game.
Lizarraga, a lanky 6-foot-4 right-hander, isn't sure what he'll do in college.