Allie's improvement in a nutshell:
Ever since Stetson Allie arrived at Spring Training this year, the message from the West Virginia coaching staff, namely hitting coach Orlando Merced, has been clear: Hit the ball to right-center field.
On Saturday night, the converted pitcher made Merced and the Power proud, mashing a pair of opposite-field home runs in West Virginia's 14-9 road win over the Asheville Tourists.
"I think that you have a big, huge, strong guy out there who typically will try to pull the ball and try to hit it out of the park," West Virginia manager Michael Ryan said. "Our hitting coach, Orlando Merced, has been doing a great job getting him to hit the ball to right-center. He's really having belief in that approach and that's really working with him in the game."
Allie has fully bought in.
Allie may not be the meathead some believed him to be! Yes, he listens to his coaches!