"It pretty much all relies on your pre at-bat, on deck, in the hole, getting your timing," he said. "You're not just out there, you're actually getting your timing, learning when to get your foot down, and it all comes into play once you get up to bat and it all comes easier."
As a sophomore, Brock has made big contributions to the team, following his freshman campaign in which he led Hurricane in home runs and RBI.
"Tate is a guy who has made a big jump from last year to this year," Sutphin said.
"It's tough to come in and start as a freshman. I thought, last year, he handled that well. He led our team in home runs and RBI as a freshman, and he's made strides this year, and just really been really consistent, a guy you can count on, plays hard, and we've been pleased with him."
Brock and Adams represent two of the team's most dependable hitters, but they also gave credit to senior Riley Metz, who sets the table for them as the No. 3 hitter.
"Three, four, five," Brock said before Adams added "The best three, four, five in the state."
Adams said Hurricane's loaded lineup eases the pressure knowing he doesn't have to deliver in every situation.
"It's definitely good to know you got people there backing you up," he said, "and it's good to know going into every game that the game does not count on your at-bats. You've always got people there to pick you up."
It's nice to have a back-up plan, but with Adams and Brock entrenched, the Redskins should be able to consistently count on their production this season.