HURRICANE -- Offensive potential dominates the Hurricane lineup as evidenced by the Redskins' 39 runs in two games this week, and leading the pack is Tate Brock and Connor Adams.
Brock and Adams represent two of the team's most consistent hitters, serving large roles as the team's four and five hitters in the lineup.
"No question, they've been excellent," Coach Brian Sutphin said following Hurricane's 15-1 win against Capital on Tuesday.
Brock, a catcher, entered this week's action leading the team in batting average at .417, and had two home runs and 11 RBI. Adams, a senior who splits time on the mound, at catcher, first base and right field, began the week with the team lead in home runs (three), doubles (seven) and RBI (17).
"I think both of them, they're getting a lot of extra-base hits," Sutphin said. "I think with those guys, what they've done, they look to be more relaxed and definitely confident. They've been confident at the plate and aggressive. Both those guys are driving the ball in the gap and in the outfield - both good athletes."
For Adams, the hitting success is a result of a focused mindset and the Redskins' top of the lineup reaching base, he said.
"We're just stringing together good at-bats," Adams said. "I think our whole offensive approach relies on getting the lead-off runner on every time. Our whole offense comes together when we get the lead-off runner on."
The right approach to an at-bat begins before reaching the plate, Adams added.
"Coach Sutphin and Coach (Jonathan) Meadows always talk about having tunnel vision," he said. "Tunnel vision is a big key here. That starts when you're three (batters) back, always getting your timing, tracking pitches, always ready to be the next guy up, so we're seeing the ball really well because of that."
Brock said he agreed taking the right measures before hitting provides the foundation for success when batting.