Hurley Hurled A Brilliant Season
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Playing behind Connor Hurley is pretty easy.
“He just is always throwing strikes. I don’t have to really worry about the ball coming out to me in centerfield because I know he’s probably going to strike out the next batter.” SF West Pitcher/OF Justin Aldrich says.
It’s facing the Sioux Falls West ace that’s hard.
“My release is kind of goofy, kind of throws hitters off. Fastball, locating that, and with my curve ball just mixing up pitches, getting ahead of batters.” Hurley says.
With that Hurley delivered one of the best years in Post 15 history. He went 7-0 in the regular season, striking out 75 while walking just 18, and allowing only seven earned runs to post a miniscule 1.18 ERA.
“He wants the ball in every situation. Connor’s right up there with one of the best. He’s that guy that you can give the ball to against the best teams in the state, the best teams in the region, and he’s going to give you everything he has and there’s a high probability he’ll come out victorious.” SF West Coach Joel Sage says.
Though the college level at Concordia St. Paul figures to be more difficult, Connor feels ready….
“I’ve always been a pitcher. I think I’ve gotten a lot better late in my baseball career I guess you could say. I have a lot of room to keep growing.” Connor says.
…to make a seamless transition!