If pitching is tthe biggest factor in baseball then Waverly-Shell Rock is headed for a big season. Coach Casey Klunder’s rotation features four senior starters and the team E.R.A. right now is a sparkling 1.89. All four of them will play in college next year, three in division three and one in division two.
The pitching has led the Go-Hawks to nine wins in their last ten gasmes and they are 15-3 overall. Klunder says anytime you have that much pitching, you have a chance in any game and the bats have started to come around.
On offense Klunder says the Go-Hawks use their speed at home and rely on the power game on the road. He says they’ve had games where they hit homes runs on the road, but at home they play at Wartburg College field and run more in the bigger park.
Waverly-Shell Rock leads a Northeast Iowa Conference race that Klunder says is tough from top to bottom. He says everyone entered conference play with a winning record and he says any team can knock of the others.
The Go-Hawks return to action this evening against Waterloo Columbus.