Captaining the defense. Leadership. Providing a calming influence.
Add timely hitting to the list of contributions that Jeremy Eck makes to the Elco baseball team.
This week, Eck produced some very big hits in a Raider season that has turned into one of the most important in school history.
On Tuesday at Eastern York High School, in the semifinals of the District Three Class AAAA tournament, the senior catcher slugged a decisive, two-out, two-run dinger in the top of the sixth-inning that propelled Elco to a 3-2 triumph over the home side. It was Eck’s third ‘big fly’ of the spring.
Then, three days later, in the District Three championship game played at Earl Wenger Memorial Field in Fredericksburg, Eck posted an RBI in the Raiders’ 10-0 mercy-rule triumph over Wyomissing. It was the first District Three crown in program history.
All season long, Eck has provided the Raiders with a stabilizing presence from his position behind the plate. This week with a bat in his hands, Eck really stepped up at the plate.