Originally Posted by KHSBaseballFan
I don't remember a whole lot of no hitters. And, I never have seen a guy that can get an xbh every at bat. Last I checked, the diameter of the bat hasn't changed and the pitching is obviously not as overpowering as last year.
Being that I watch all of the KHS games, I can tell you that they are hitting the ball far better than last year's team. They are disciplined batters and generally swing at good pitches. Very few strike outs and they are hitting with power in many games. 25 xbh's including 3 HR's, 4 triples and 18 doubles. I can say that if they were using last year's bats, they would have about 7 or 8 more HR's.
The reason you don't remember a lot of no-hitters last season was because 1) The district had better talent hitting-wise still. This year is a lot of young guys still learning and getting used to Varsity. KHS is hitting better this year.. of course. Why wouldn't they be? They've been lacking offense (besides Cave really) up until the very end of last year, and that's because their young guys are developing into good hitters now. 2) The bats. I know everyone is getting tired of the excuse, but really, if you look into the numbers, the bats do have a big effect on the game.
Review: More No-hitters this year = weaker hitters + weak bats + decent arms w/ control vs weaker hitters + ace pitcher throwing against weakest team in the region.... It all adds up.
Now, as for your comment about the size of the ball corresponding with xbh's, maybe you should look up the definition for "slight exaggeration." That's what I was doing in my last post when talking about "hitting one every AB." Of course no one can do that... duh.