BY NICK ROBINSON
FORT COLLINS – After starting the season 0-3, the Denver Generals have found their stride, winning four of five games.
The most recent came on Saturday afternoon against the Northern Colorado Bandits, as they defeated them by final scores of 8-4 and 9-1 at City Park.
“We are finding momentum and really getting quality outings all around,” Generals outfielder Jack Garver said. “It took some time, but things are rolling over for us.”
Garver led Denver (4-4) with a combined three RBI’s hits and four hits in the club’s sweep of the Bandits (5-4).
“The ball has been looking very big at the plate, especially today,” Garver added. “But it comes back to a team effort. We have a lot of good pieces, arms and bats. Just putting it all together right now.”
The Salt Lake City native and Willamette University (Salem, Oregon) sophomore is relishing in his first summer in the MHCBL.
“One of my college teammates plays for the Generals, and he has done so in the past,” Garver said. “I was looking for a team, and Denver was the closest place to Salt Lake City, that had a collegiate league.
“I like being here. It’s really similar to Salt Lake City, between the mountains and the vibes the area gives out. It makes me comfortable.”
Garver also feels the league is giving him a boost that will roll over into his collegiate season.
“I definitely think being here will help my career a lot. I didn’t play a whole lot this spring. It’s been a lot of me playing actual games, which is really fun.
Especially thinking back to last summer, where I just worked out. My high school does a summer program, where kids are able to work out, but it was nothing like the league.”
Starting on Monday (home versus the Northern Colorado Roughnecks), Denver will embark on six games in seven days stretch.
“It involves a lot of rest,” Garver said. “I’ll be toning it down at the gym, so my arms are a bit fresher. Staying relaxed is crucial too. Not overlooking what we have ahead of us and just focusing on the now.”
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