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Tumosa Grows As a Hawk

By: Chris Saunders

 

Mark Tumosa of Willington, CT has grown each and every game as a Redshirt Sophomore. Typically, as a Redshirt returning from injury you are trying to catch up with everyone else whom has at least X amount of at bats compared to you. Tumosa missed all of the 2017 season, which is why he is a Redshirt Sophomore. 

However, that being said, Tumosa in particular has in the last 9 games recorded at least 1 hit in eight of the nine games, while recording two hits in four at bats against Maine April 22nd. 

Tumosa isn't that 6'4-230 pound masher who will drop bombs across the field, but the one thing Tumosa can do is hit. At 5'11-185 pounds his strong wrist/forearms allow him to have a slingshot type bat through the zone. That make's throwing him inside particularly difficult for a number of reasons. The biggest one is if you throw at an access of high velo(velocity) it won't take much for Tumosa ability to kick in.

What will help Tumosa tap into his power (2 HR's on the season) will be plate discipline. When you have a .330% is solid, but the 21-10 strikeout-walk ratio leaves you to ponder this. Imagine if he could force pitchers from pitching away from his barrel and attack him within the third's of the strikezone in let's say half of those 21 strikeouts? While it is hard to predict the future, the more pitches Tumosa sees within his bat path that only equals more hittable pitches for Tumosa to make solid contact. 

Look for Tumosa this summer with the blues!