Getting high school-age pitchers to hit the strike zone may be comparable to getting them to adhere to a set schedule. That’s especially true in Connecticut American Legion Baseball’s Junior (17-and-under) division. When weekly pitch counts are thrown into the equation, it can become a nightmarish situation for coaches.
Milford American Legion 196 junior coach Mike Merchant is always addressing the dilemma and continues to work on it. Last Thursday night, however, 10 walks given up by four different pitchers and a pair of two-run doubles by North Haven Post 76 were enough to help the visitors take a 7-3 decision at Ken Walker Field.