PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Division III Ursinus School baseball staff has loved a positive season thus far out in Collegeville. The Bears are 21-eleven (eight-5 within the Centennial Convention) and an enormous key to that success has been the play of sophomore infielder Carter Usowski.
A Central Bucks East Excessive Faculty product, Usowski is hitting .398 this season.
“It’s been a blast,” he advised KYW Newsradio throughout an interview final week. “When everybody on the staff is simply having a good time, we’re profitable. Numerous youngsters are contributing.”
Take heed to the whole interview with Ursinus infielder Carter Usowski:
This yr is particularly satisfying for Usowski as a result of his freshman season was minimize brief when he suffered a torn MCL turning a double play. He didn’t have surgical procedure, however nonetheless needed to work his method again.
“I simply caught to rehab with our trainers right here and by summer time baseball I used to be able to go,” Usowski says. “I used to be one hundred% simply with a brace on. Now I’m utterly no brace, no something.”
He says struggling a big damage like that helped him understand how a lot he enjoys enjoying baseball.
“It actually provides you a step again,” he says. “Going from enjoying to not even (being) on the bench, understanding which you can’t return in throughout a recreation or you possibly can’t assist your group. It actually, actually makes me recognize extra enjoying this yr than what I had final yr.”
Usowski describes the strategy that’s permitting him to take pleasure in this success this season.
“Easy,” he says. “Quite simple. Simply going up there each time as much as bat I’m simply considering, ‘Fast arms.’ Simply constructive considering like, ‘You’ve acquired this.’ Then perhaps one different factor, what I have to do for the staff, stuff like that. Nevertheless it’s actually simply easy. I’m simply considering actually one factor always, it’s simply fast arms.”
Along with his excessive batting common, Usowski paces the Bears in hits (forty five), is second in doubles (eleven), tied for second in house runs (2) and second in RBI (26).
Ursinus returns to motion on Monday afternoon, visiting Swarthmore.