Erika is our newest softball pitching coach. She will graduate from Morrisville State College after one more season.
Erika earned MVP and MVO awards on her varsity high school team as pitcher. She went on to pitch at Morrisville State College, appearing in 14 games, throwing 75.2 total innings, and recording 28 strikeouts with 14 put outs and 33 assists. The following year she appeared in 12 games, starting 7 games, throwing a total of 42.1 innings, and collecting 11 strikeouts with 9 put outs and 14 assists. In 2016 Erika pitched 12 games, throwing 28.1 innings, and recording 13 strikeouts with 21 put outs and 23 assists.
Leo took our son from a average Babe Ruth player to the next level of power hitting and playing. He made him feel like he could do it.
But the most important thing he has instilled in our son is competitive drive and confidence in playing the game. Along with mechanics comes strong communication on strength training, nutrition, healing soreness and most important what his attitude should be on the field. Great advice like DWAB – don’t waste an at bat. And as my husband has said “he went from a whiffer to wacker with Leo.”