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HS Baseball: Trio of Sophomores Helping Stabalizing Clinton Pitching This Spring

A trio of sophomores has been a stabilizing presence in the Clinton Maroons pitching staff this spring.


Jack Manning, Brock Wilson, and Preston Curtis have been a pleasant surprise described by Coach Nate Ennis. While it has been somewhat surprising, Coach Ennis says he knew the three were capable of being this good.



Manning has been able to add more velocity from experience as a freshman into his sophomore season and learned quickly you cannot leave pitches over the plate as kids at the varsity level will hit those mistakes hard.



Wilson worked hard in the off-season to increase his velocity coming into this season. He has also been working on learning his opponents and learning how to approach them.



Curtis worked in the off-season on his mechanics and to improve his velocity. He's been a very reliable and impressive reliever for the Maroons. He says his approach is simple - shut down his opponent.



Coach Ennis credits Curtis for the way he has thrown in his first taste of varsity action calling him the team's most consistent pitcher. The first-year coach says Brock Wilson has been dominant at times while Manning is very consistent with his approach.



The trio of sophomore pitchers helped the Maroons achieve its first 20-win season since 2007 and its first conference title in 20 years.


Clinton opens the postseason Thursday at the Monticello Regional. They will take on Tri-Valley in Regional semifinal play at 4:30 pm. Hear Thursday's action on WHOW and all its digital platforms. 

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