Written by Corbett Smith
Baseball player of the week (5/09): Hurst L.D. Bell's Brad Adams
What he did: In Game 1 of a three-game Class 5A bi-district series against Grand Prairie, Adams pitched a perfect game over five innings in a 10-0 win. He also went 3-for-3 with a double. In Game 2 on Friday, Adams hit a three-run double, helping L.D. Bell to a 12-4 win and a series sweep.
Who is he: A 6-1, 205-pound senior pitcher and designated hitter.
The stats: Adams is 6-1 with a 2.33 ERA, 60 strikeouts over 42 1/3 innings, and 16 walks. Adams is batting .321, with 14 extra-base hits and 23 RBIs.
He said it: “I was feeling dialed in and relaxed. Just felt real relaxed in the pregame. I’ve got a lot of confidence in my teammates to get some runs across when I’m out there, and getting an early lead didn’t hurt.”
Coach said it: “From the Colleyville Heritage game to Grand Prairie, he definitely went to the next level.” — Paul Gibson
Did you know? Gibson said Adams’ velocity has increased as the season has progressed, with his fastball now rising into the high 80s. Adams has signed with Grayson County CC.
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