The Darton State Cavaliers have caused opposing pitchers severe discomfort all season.
But the fearsome foursome the Cavs have in the middle of their lineup will keep pitchers awake at night.
The Cavaliers' quartet of Kyle Conkle, Brandon Sharpe, Cody Wofford, and Casey James sit 1-4 in the GCAA batting ranks, respectively.
"I don't mind being 4th in the conference if I've got three of my teammates over me," laughs Sharpe, whose .385 is good for 2nd in GCAA. "Our system works. We've really bought in. We have a good group of guys, and we've really meshed together, and as you can tell, it seems to work."
The four are a big reason why the Cavaliers lead the conference in almost every team offensive category.
The players credit the system they've been taught by Coach Scot Hemmings, and say their focus on situational hitting has brought them this success.
"We always talk about approaches, which is more the mental side of it," says Hemmings. "We talk about 'Hey, what are we looking for in this count? What are we looking for in this situation?' and then they take what we teach over here into the game."
"He always keeps us focused," says Wofford. "He puts us through situations in the cage, and that allows us to be more relaxed when our time comes."
Darton opens a three-game weekend series at ABAC Friday in Tifton.