Raiders’ lefties are something different
By TAYLOR MITCHELL
High school baseball is full of right-handed pitches. So when a lefty comes to the mound, the batter is in for a rough at-bat. Teams facing Benton this season will more than likely get a lot of looks at left-handed pitchers with senior Joshua Gelston and junior Jason Berry.
“For some reason this younger generation of kids have feared the left hander,” fifth year Benton head coach Brent Woods said. “Typically, batting stats are better against left-handed pitchers because of the angle of the ball with the swing and see it a second sooner. Left-handers tend to intimidate high school batters because they see so many right-handed pitchers.”