Wildcats benefit from Talbot’s subtle touch

New Bloomfield senior designated hitter Trent Crawford is forced at second on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the fourth inning in the Wildcats’ 11-0 win in last Wednesday night’s District 6 championship at New Bloomfield.

New Bloomfield senior designated hitter Trent Crawford is forced at second on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the fourth inning in the Wildcats’ 11-0 win in last Wednesday night’s District 6 championship at New Bloomfield. (Dak Dillon/FULTON SUN photo)

— New Bloomfield first-year head coach Brandon Talbot wasn’t re-inventing the wheel. Talbot inherited a team with eight seniors, a new playing field and — more importantly — coming off a Class 2 quarterfinal appearance in 2010.

So what can a coach do when the experience, skill and atmosphere is there for a team?

“I didn’t go in there to create robots, I didn’t go in there trying to change anyone’s style,” Talbot said Friday. “I went in there to build on and mature the tools they were using, and it worked because there were a few minor adjustments that the guys needed.”

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