Looking solely at Brock’s run production, one might assume that the Eagles and coach Hart Hering are blessed with a lineup full of mashers.
Averaging 7.6 runs per game for the season, BHS has been held under five runs just three times since beginning district play in mid-March, tallying double-digit run totals in 16 of the 27 games over that span.
But contrary to what one might suspect, those numbers have rarely been achieved with bases-clearing gap shots or three-run homers. Instead, the Eagles employ a unique combination of patience at the plate and calculated aggression on the basepaths to achieve the same ends.
Brock’s offensive approach is all about putting pressure on the opposing pitcher and defense and betting that, over the course of a game, the Eagles will out-execute their counterparts. And with a 29-10-1 record heading into Friday’s Class 3A state semifinal with Region IV champion Corpus Christi London (32-5-1), it’s hard to argue with the results.