WORCESTER, Mass. — There was a time when Tim O’Connor felt compelled to look long and hard into the mirror.
The Worcester Academy lefthander was less than pleased with his overall performance during his junior year. His velocity was in the low 80s, not close to where he wanted it to be, and his command was even worse.
O’Connor realized something needed to be done to stop his rapid descent. He chose to alter his routine, and started going to a local weight training facility six days a week in an effort to get stronger. Mentally, he tried to block out all of the negatives and focus more on the positives pertaining to his all-around skill level.
“It was about doing some self-searching internally, and just going out and doing what I needed to do to get myself where I wanted to be,” he said.