By Bill Alden
Jack Erbeck wasn’t going to let lack of rest keep him from starring on the mound for the Hun School baseball team as it hosted Trenton Catholic Academy in the Mercer County Tournament quarterfinals last Wednesday.
“Coming off a four-day rest is very tough,” said senior standout Erbeck, who had pitched a shutout in Hun’s 2-0 win over Seton Hall on May 3. “I battled; I kept my pitches down and I was throwing first pitch strikes.”
Showing toughness, righty Erbeck held eighth-seeded TCA hitless through five innings, striking out eight, walking three and leaving with top-seeded Hun leading 4-1.
“I had to trust my stuff and work off my curve ball as well and my off speed pitches,” said Erbeck, who went went 1-for-2 at the plate with an RBI to help his cause. “I had to trust my defense behind me and I got the job done.” more