By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Delaware baseball program has had more than it’s fair share of great hitters through the years, but few have put together the type of season that first baseman Jimmy Yezzo is enjoying.
A junior out of Bishop Eustace High School in South Jersey, Yezzo’s .431 average is second in the country and he leads the nation with 85 hits.
“It helps the whole team’s hitting and has been hitting the entire year,” Yezzo tells KYW Newsradio. “They can’t pitch around you, there’s nowhere to put you, guys on base and then you’ve got Nicky (Ferdinand) behind me hitting the ball pretty much just as well as me.”
Yezzo can drive the baseball. His 23 doubles are tied for the nation’s lead and his 12 home runs and 58 RBI are tops in the Colonial Athletic Association.