George's fortitude helps Jacobs drop Huntley
Apr 24, 2015 11:06 PM -
Rather than fight Mother Nature, Jacobs pitcher Ryan George wrapped his arms around her and squeezed. An already chilly, breezy afternoon was made more challenging midway though Friday's Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball game in Huntley when a steady rain began to fall. George, a right-hander, said he had to and his plant foot softly with each pitch because mud quickly caked his spikes and made them useless. He was spinning upon each landing, but he dealt with it. "There's really nothing you can do about that," George said of the weather, "so just try to embrace it and work though it." The senior did just that in a 5-2 victory that ran his personal record to 5-0 and improved Jacobs to 17-3 overall, 7-0 in the FVC Valley.