Meet the Monsters June 20th, 2013 - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Meet the Monsters June 20th, 2013

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Our questions this week come from the Enosburg Minor League Team.  The coaches say they couldn't ask for a better bunch of seven to eleven year olds.  They ended the season with twelve wins and no losses.  It's a perfect record and for a team with perfect questions for the Monsters:

Brandon, a 9 year old pitcher asks, "What is the trickiest pitch you throw?"

Lee Sosa, Lake Monsters Pitcher, "Brandon, that's a great question.  The trickiest pitch I throw right now is my change-up.  It takes hitters away from my fastball. I learned it in spring training and I plan to use it a lot this season."

Cain, an 11 year old second baseman asks, "How many Curveballs can you pitch in a game?"

Dylan Covey, Lake Monsters Pitcher, "Cain that's a really good question. It depends on how many batters I face throughout a game and how many pitches I throw.  If I go in for one inning, it could be anywhere from zero to ten curveballs. If I'm going to be in a whole game, it could be between fifteen and thirty. It just depends on how many batters I face that game."

Foster, a 9 year old pitcher asks, "What can I do to be a better pitcher?"

Tyler Johnson, Lake Monsters Pitcher, "Foster, great question.  The thing I like to do the best is watch the best guys on TV like a Justin Verlander or when I was growing up, a Pedro Martinez. See what they do and kind of copy them and base off of what they do. The other thing I like to do the most is, aside from practicing on a field, I like to stand in front of a mirror and do a lot of pitching stuff and watch myself in the mirror and see what I'm doing well and just keep practicing over and over again then you'll be the best pitcher you can be."

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