CHARLESTON, W.VA. - West Virginia pitcher Ike Schlabach hasn't always had his best stuff this season for the Power, but that doesn't mean the 21-year-old out of Texas is having a down year.
Schlabach, a 19th round pick by the Pirates in 2015, spent last season in Morgantown with moderate success. He struck out 49 while walking 22 to go with a 2.83 ERA in 14 starts for the New York-Penn League's Black Bears.
In the offseason the plan was to work on increasing his fastball velocity, Schlabach said. It was a plan that showed promise, but still hasn't quite shown results on the field. At least not the desired results.
"During fall instructional league I was working on really getting into my back leg to produce more power in my legs that way I can get some more power out of the pitch a...
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