The fall season ended last Wednesday with the Green team taking the title with an 8-7 victory in the 14th inning. The Green team continued their success against the Black team, picking up from where they left off in mid-September when they took two of three games in the opening weekend of SFL play.
Freshman Louie Peterlin was named the offensive MVP going 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles and three driven in. Junior Brad Raley was named the pitching MVP after throwing a perfect inning in relief. Three up, three down, three strikeouts. It was Raley's first live game action since April 11, 2012 when he went on the disabled list due to a SLAP tear in his right shoulder. "My shoulder feels much stronger than it did before the surgery," said Raley. Brad spent all summer rehabbing and was able to light throwing during the fall season but didn't throw in any game situations until the SFL finals. "It felt great to get back on the mound," said rejuvenated hurler. "I was chomping at the bit all fall."
Smaller Sample Size: In the four previous years of the SFL, there have been three teams with games every weekend, compared to only two teams this season. This fall, the weather played a bigger role than ever before, cancelling several weekend contests. Another contributing factor in the lighter SFL schedule was the addition of scrimmages against Lakeland Community College, playing on consecutive weekends.
Up Next: The off-season workouts are in full swing as the semester winds to a close. The Storm will workout both as a team and in individual position groups for the next four weeks before preparing for finals week. The semester ends December 7th.
Spring Training 2013: Once students return from winter break, the team will hit the Osborne Center floor for six weeks of spring training begining January 15th before opening the season at Southern Indiana on February 22nd. The full schedule will be released later this week.
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