Anyone concerned the coaching staff is "helping" Thomas add/improve his curveball?Just read this:
"Connor Thomas continued to build on the end of his freshman season, which saw him pitch well after he regained his eligibility. He did not pitch over the summer, content to rest his fatigued arm and allow a slight knee issue to clear up. He gained a little weight and comes into the season with a well-rested arm.
This fall Thomas worked with pitching coach Jason Howell on developing a fourth pitch. He plans to make the curveball a part of his repertoire.
“I plan on throwing it more,” he said. “I worked on it all fall. I have lot of confidence in it.”
He has a lot of confidence in his teammates, too. The rotation is loaded with Curry, Tristin English, Brant Hurter, Amos Willingham and freshman Luke Bartnicki.
“We’re really deep,” Thomas said. “We had pitching last year, but not nearly as much as we have this year. It’s doubled, if not quadrupled. It’s really deep. “
...asking for a friend.