ALTOONA, Pa. — April showers often bring rain delays.
For Altoona catcher Jason Delay, April brought, well, a slowdown to the start of his season.
Entering play on April 27, Delay was hitting .174 with three hits in seven games. But a three-hit game April 27 against Richmond kickstarted Delay at the plate.
The 24-year-old Vanderbilt product has hit .500 with 11 RBIs in seven games he's appeared in during he month of May. The hot start through the first half of the month of May has brought his average up to a team-leading .373 and has saw him become the top catcher for Altoona as a result.
It was a conversation on the bench with hitting coach Jon Nunnally that helped everything click for Delay and turn the corner as he adjusted to life at the Double-A level.