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“My curveball wasn’t very good when I came here — it worked, but I only threw it three or four times a game,” Renner said. “Now, I can use it as a third pitch to change the eye level on hitters, and I can throw it for strikes.”
On any given day you can see sports players doing bizarre routines. From LeBron’s tame powder-toss at the beginning of an NBA game, to the more extreme urine rituals of MLB player Moises Alou, and UFC fighter Lyoto Machida, the fact is, people involved in sports will do whatever is possible to get the win. [...]
“That’s one thing we’ve worked on as a team, being very patient and waiting for a pitch that you can work on,” Roberson said. “You just gotta’ keep battling off the bad pitches until you get one you can handle and drive it somewhere.”
“We’re definitely challenging them more and training harder to try and get that step up,” Loeswick said. “Last year we did a lot with basic ball control and trying to figure out what teams worked best together. This year we’ve been a little bit more consistent with our teams.”
The trend of big wins and close loses continued for the team over spring break. Despite UNF traveling to party destinations over the break, they weren’t there for a good time.
After starting the year winning every series it played, the UNF baseball team finally dropped a weekend series March 8-10.
The Deadbirds fell to Duke University by a score of 24-5, knocking them out of the National Small College Rugby Organization playoffs.
In the top of the tenth inning UNF answered UF’s ninth by scoring a run. UNF’s Corey Bass hit a
double to left center field that scored Alex Bacon and gave UNF a 7-6 lead. The Ospreys were able to
hold the Gators scoreless in the bottom of the tenth to come away with the win.
“He pretty much expressed to me how a sport could define somebody,” Wallace said. “He said if you work hard at something, anything is pretty much possible. We played basketball almost everyday. He was maybe 32 at the time and I was like 10-years old, so I was playing against these older guys.”
Fly half Trace Horevitz has enjoyed the Deadbirds’ success during his senior year. In the game against Miami, Horevitz scored two tries, one with relative ease as he ran up the gut of the field seemingly untouched.