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Posted Oct 24, 2006
Joshua Fields dominated last season. The Hull, Georgia native was 3-2 with 15 saves and an ERA of 1.80 and was later named 2nd team All-American. In the summer he pitched in the Cape Cod league where he struck out 27 batters in just 17 2/3 innings. This fall he did not pitch in the Georgia World Series but I did find to talk to the flame thrower and this is what he said.
-- You are not pitching in these World Series games, but how much are you throwing?
-- I just threw some long tosses on the flat ground today. They were from mound distance.
-- How was your experience in the Cape Cod league?
-- I enjoyed it. There is no place like the south, but it was fun. The exposure you get up there is second to none.
-- Entering this season, what do you still think you need to work on?
-- My offspeed pitches. I would like to control my breaking pitches better. This way batters won't be sitting on my fastballs as much.
-- Even though you haven't been playing in these games, you have been watching them and keeping stats on them... which pitchers have really impressed you this fall?
has looked real good. Jason Leaver has looked real smooth and so has Andrew Turner.
-- How different is your new pitching coach Brady Wiederhold compared to last coach Roger Williams?
-- I don't know, I haven't worked too much with him.
-- Have you talked to him?
-- Yes sir. He's a great person. Very high energy.
-- How do you replace your set up guy,
-- He will be tough to replace. Especially his experience will be tough. I have confidence in the new guys, but they don't have the same experience.
-- Your fastball is constantly being clocked in the mid 90's.... watching the Detroit Tigers, they have guys that are throwing 100 mph or more... does that amaze you?
-- They are amazing. To be at 100 is pretty cool. To keep doing it and controlling it is really something else.
-- Thank you for your time and we can't wait to see you back on the mound.
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