Thank you very much for fitting in a pitching session for Jack last night. It was a “great pitching therapy session!” Your ability to see, understand, and teach the mechanics of pitching while at the same time instilling confidence, poise and composure are unparalleled. Thanks for all that you have done for Jack and continue to do for him in his development as a pitcher and a young man. He has one start remaining in his HS season and then it’s onto the Area Code tryout and summer ball. He’s excited to be playing with the talented players that he’ll be surrounded by on u-17 team. He’ll be the only sophomore on a team of juniors and 11 of the 16 players have already committed to playing Division 1 baseball in college. I’ve attached his summer schedule so you can see where he’ll be playing. I think he’ll want to get down to work with you a few more times before the Area Code tryout. Please pass along our thanks to Jamie as well.
I thought it appropriate to pass on how your student of a few years back completed his college career. The ten team NESCAC 2014 championship came down to four teams: Wesleyan and Amherst from the West and Tufts and Bates from the East. In a double elimination format Wesleyan played Bates and Tufts played Amherst. In the end it came down to a best out of three between Wesleyan and Tufts. Wesleyan took the first game and Tufts came back and crushed Wesleyan in the second game 10-0, which elicited a final game for the championship and Chris got the nod to start. With multiple games over the weekend the pitching staffs were taxed and there was limited relief available. Chris went 5 innings giving up only one hit and no runs and pitched into the 6th when he was relieved with Wesleyan leading 5-0. Innings 6 and 7 were scoreless for Tufts while Wesleyan was able to build a 6 -0 lead. Wesleyan relief ran into trouble in the 8th but were able to hang on and close out the 9th with a win 6-4. Chris got credited with the win and once they presented the trophy the Wesleyan team sang happy birthday to Chris in the middle of the field. Chris came over to me afterwards quite choked up about the game and the moment and thanked me for the WP pitching lessons. So it is only fair that I thank both you and John for those lessons since this Winning Pitcher would never have won his college championships without your help. Chris just texted that he also won NESCAC pitcher of the week!
Hope all is well. The Pitchers Power Drive has been tremendously helpful for me. It is hands down the best training tool I have come across for getting the most out of one’s body. Thanks for all the advice over the years. Give John my best. I hope to see you soon.
Just reaching out to give you an update on Jake. Jake threw a 60 pitch 13k for 5 innings last Saturday for Babe Ruth team. He was pulled after he gave up his 1st hit. His High school coach was umpire behind the plate, and wanted to start him that Tues. He went on to start Tues for his high school team, and threw 83 pitches with 7k and 2 walks in 5 innings. His confidence is booming. His arm feels great. You teaching him how to throw correctly, involving his hips and leg drive, and throwing with both shoulders has been instrumental in his recent success. He is on a 3 pitcher rotation now for his high school team. Which is great for him, but won’t be available for Babe Ruth. Thank you for your help. We will see you soon for a tune up.