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This Freshman class has been interesting, to say the least
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Tonight, Keyshawn Askew pitched 5 innings of no-hit baseball, before Charlotte broke through in the top of the 6th - the start of their third time through the order, and closing in on 80 pitches (Askew started the 6th with 64 pitches on his pitch count) in his first outing. Askew throws his entire arsenal from the 3/4 arm slot - with a velocity that touched 90 on the scoreboard gun.

Askew followed Wrobleski's "Sunday" start, in which the left-hander touched 93mph with his fastball. The Georgian is noted by Coach Lee as a "speed guy" because of his propensity to light up the radar gun, while his on-mound persona is described as downright angry.

Then there's Davis Sharpe. The right hander changes speeds so well - not just between offerings, but with the same pitch. He threw his fastball anywhere from 88 to 92, while his curve varied from 74 to 79 - all per the scoreboard. At the plate, Sharpe doesn't get cheated - his swing is violent, with a natural plane. Sharpe committed in February of 2016 - just before the start of Coach Lee's first season as head coach.

Adam Hackenburg displayed his power at the plate tonight, as his two run homer put the Tigers up 4-0 - Trackman had a 105.7mph exit velocity on the bomb. This followed a "Sunday" contest in which he showcased his arm - throwing out a runner early - in what was a appetizer for tonight's display (throwing behind runners on the base paths). He's not as natural of a receiver as Wilkie, but his offensive potential - especially given Wilkie's traditional slow starts - make him a tempting option early.

All of which is a really nice sign just 4 games in to the 2019 season.
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(02-18-2019, 11:16 PM)Huckittome Wrote: Tonight, Keyshawn Askew pitched 5 innings of no-hit baseball, before Charlotte broke through in the top of the 6th - the start of their third time through the order, and closing in on 80 pitches (Askew started the 6th with 64 pitches on his pitch count) in his first outing.  Askew throws his entire arsenal from the 3/4 arm slot - with a velocity that touched 90 on the scoreboard gun.

Askew followed Wrobleski's "Sunday" start, in which the left-hander touched 93mph with his fastball.  The Georgian is noted by Coach Lee as a "speed guy" because of his propensity to light up the radar gun, while his on-mound persona is described as downright angry.

Then there's Davis Sharpe.  The right hander changes speeds so well - not just between offerings, but with the same pitch.  He threw his fastball anywhere from 88 to 92, while his curve varied from 74 to 79 - all per the scoreboard.  At the plate, Sharpe doesn't get cheated - his swing is violent, with a natural plane.  Sharpe committed in February of 2016 - just before the start of Coach Lee's first season as head coach.

Adam Hackenburg displayed his power at the plate tonight, as his two run homer put the Tigers up 4-0 - Trackman had a 105.7mph exit velocity on the bomb.  This followed a "Sunday" contest in which he showcased his arm - throwing out a runner early - in what was a appetizer for tonight's display (throwing behind runners on the base paths).  He's not as natural of a receiver as Wilkie, but his offensive potential - especially given Wilkie's traditional slow starts - make him a tempting option early.

All of which is a really nice sign just 4 games in to the 2019 season.

Encouraged by the performance of the young guys.  Will be interesting to see how they handle SC/ACC play.
#3
With regards to Askew’s throwing motion / slot:

#4
Ha...just noticed this online and tweeted...
#5
(02-19-2019, 12:33 PM)Marty Coleman Wrote: Ha...just noticed this online and tweeted...

When I flipped the game on, I thought Askew was a left-handed hybrid of Oil Can Boyd and Pascual Perez!  He was pretty impressive.
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