It takes more than pitching to put together a start like Delweld’s, and the team is putting up some eye-popping offensive numbers.
Delweld is batting .364 (92-for-253) with a .990 OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage).
Somerset product Austin Sleek, who recently completed his freshman season at Division II Seton Hill in Greensburg, is batting .733 (11-for-15) with a 1.067 slugging percentage and seven RBI. Sleek sat out Wednesday’s game with a hamstring injury.
“He’s real valuable to us,” DelSignore said. “He’s been a surprise at the plate and he’s giving us good pitching.”
DelSignore was quick to credit the offensive contributions of Eric Weyant and Ian Helsel as keys to the team’s success.
Weyant scored two runs against Altoona, giving him a team-high 18. Helsel is batting .429 and is tied with Josh Staniscia for the lead in RBI with 11.
“Those guys have been great and they’re leaders on the team,” DelSignore said.
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Mike Kovak is sports editor of The Tribune-Democrat