Hensley said the approach isn't different, but some guidance from assistant Jon Meadows has helped.
"We've all worked on it," said Hensley, whose team had 11 batters out of 31 plate appearances see at least five pitches. "Coach Meadows says, 'Get your pitch, go up there and look for your pitch, don't make silly mistakes.'"
The season is young, but Hurricane is averaging four strikeouts in four games after being struck out an average of 5.6 times in 33 games last season.
"A lot of those guys are a year older and probably more confident," Hurricane Coach Brian Sutphin said. "They committed in the offseason, they worked really hard, they pushed each other."
Wright had a single and an RBI for Winfield, Jordan Clark had a single and a double and Josh Bumgarner had the Generals' only earned run against Hensley.
Connor Adams, Hurricane's No. 5 batter, had a single and a double.
"The season last year, obviously, did not end the way they wanted," Sutphin said.
"They think they're better than that and they want to come out and have a better year."
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