EEA’s Tom Petermann Wins White Sox Speed-Pitch Challenge

Photo: Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune

On Wednesday, EEA’s very own Tom Petermann won the Chicago White Sox Speed-Pitch Challenge at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Tom was one of 100 individuals trying to light up the radar gun and win a trip to spring training at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. Battling less than ideal conditions, Tom fired a winning 76 mph pitch on his first toss, only to be tied by another competitor shortly after. The competition came down to a dramatic one-pitch playoff where Tom clinched the victory by clocking a 73 mph pitch – edging out his competition by 1 mph.

Tom is a principal at EEA, a former Rolling Meadows High School pitcher, and life-long White Sox fan. He’s looking forward to his spring training trip and will be taking his No. 1 fan: his dad.

Congratulations, Tom! 

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