It has been a pretty good spring to this point for the Wildcat baseball team as they have battled to earn three solid wins this season. The team got out of the gates a little slow, and struggled with inconsistent pitching, and it seemed as though they just could not get that one timely hit early in the year. “Pitching at this level is the key to success. Early on we just couldn’t throw consistent strikes, and we were giving away too many free opportunities for opposing teams”, said head coach Paul Williams. However, since April vacation, the team has started to come together in all facets of the game.
7th grader Jake O’Connor has stepped up to be a solid performer on the mound for the Wildcats as he has worked his way to two of the three victories. “We were able to work on a few things in practices to help replicate his mechanics with each pitch, and since then he has been throwing strikes for us, and keeping us in these tight games”, said coach Williams.
At the plate, the bats are starting to come alive, and the team has been able to string some hits together, and get base runners on in timely spots. Coach Williams attributes the latest hitting success to having better approaches at the plate. “Plate discipline has been improving, and the boys are stepping in to the batter’s box with a plan, and then going on to execute that plan.”
Nashua Catholic looks to keep this momentum rolling as they head in to the final stretch of the regular season, and prepare themselves for the playoffs. With only three games remaining on the schedule, the baseball team is eyeing an upper seed in the Tri-County playoffs, with the opportunity to host a first-round playoff game.