Connor Noland did a great job. Pitched a shutout for 5 1/3 innings. It’s a shame we couldn’t get him a win. He and Wicklander are the keys to the Hogs’ success in post season.
It looks like Connor is building stamina slowly as the season continues. If we can stretch him out to 7 innings, we will be a really tough out all the way through Omaha.
Kyle Peterson mentioned that Noland hasn’t been able to do baseball-specific weight lifting because of football. If he did, according to KP, he might pick up 3-4 mph on his fastball as well as going deeper into games.
I would like to see Connor Noland spend more time on baseball and less time on football! He has a lot of talent on the mound.
If he gets buried on the QB depth chart baseball will become more of a focus…
As of last check, he plans to play both sports as long as he can because he loves both sports.
And because he can