St. John’s baseball coach Mark Gibbs insists that his team’s 10-game winning streak has been a collective effort.
“The interesting thing is, nobody has been lights out,” Gibbs said. “It’s been different guys stepping up on different days, doing different things. As a whole, our pitching has been very good.”
The scorebook backs up that point, though it also suggest that some players are putting together strong seasons.
George Washington recruit Danny O’Donnell is 3-0 and has yet to allow a run in 19 1/3 innings. O’Donnell threw five scoreless innings Monday in the third-ranked Cadets’ 7-1 victory over Bishop Ireton.
Tennessee recruit Michael Flax is 2-0 with 25 strikeouts in 15 innings, yielding just one run. In all, six pitchers have started games and recorded victories.
Offensively, senior right fielder Kyle Hamer leads the team with a .371 average and 13 runs batted in. No player has more than one home run for St. John’s (11-1, 8-0 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference), which plays at Spalding on Thursday and hosts ninth-ranked Good Counsel on Saturday.
“We’re 12 games into hopefully a 32- or 33-game season,” Gibbs said. “There is a long way to go.”