Hawk Eye Ha Has: Undefeated Hawks continue hot start on diamond

Evan Bromley and Brandon Cole in their much younger years.

Ryan Meis

Evan Bromley and Brandon Cole in their much younger years.

Ryan Meis, Sports Editor, Deputy Video Editor

The season has been far from normal, but that hasn’t stopped the Bethel Park baseball team from success.

The Hawks picked up two big section wins last week against Mt. Lebanon and Upper Saint Clair, and currently stand atop the conference with a perfect 10-0 record.

“I think we’ve really started to come together these last few games, playing as a team and putting the pieces together. I think we’re a tough team to beat when everything’s clicking,” said senior captain Evan Bromley.

Bromley, a Penn State Behrend commit, has piggybacked off his 7-0 junior campaign with an impressive 3-0 start to his senior season. He currently is No. 2 in strikeouts in the entire WPIAL with 62, only behind teammate Eric Chalus (63).

If you do the math, Bromely has sat down every batter he faced via the K, except one. Chalus has struck out everyone.

The Bromley-Chalus duo have yet to give up a run, just another absurd statistic.

Chalus, a Kent State commit, explains: “Wow man, I had no clue that Evan and I were putting up these numbers. I just go out and try to make good pitches, and I know Evan does the same. We have a great pitching coach in Coach (Kyle) Nicholson, and he has helped us a lot.”

Ryan Meis is the third starter in the rotation, and he as well hasn’t given up a run. But the more impressive stat is that he has YET to strike out a batter. All 63 outs have come from his defense behind him.

Although the unbelievable performance by the pitching staff, they have been getting amazing contributions from the plate.

10 Hawks hitters are above the .800 mark in batting average.

The leader of the hitting assault is Sean McGowan, who has hit an absurd .913.

“I just go up the plate trying to hit the ball as hard as I can. I think that’s the goal of the game,” said the James Madison commit.

Catcher Brandon Cole leads the team in home runs (10), Kevin Kogler leads the Hawks in RBI (22), and Anthony Chiccitt and Cooper Shoemaker are tied atop the team lead in stolen bases (13).

The Hawks are averaging 16 runs a game.

The Hawks will face the Baldwin Highlanders, North Hills Indians, and Allderdice Dragons in the upcoming week.

Go Hawks!

 

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