Dylan Tolbert hasn't reduced his effort, just his stress level.
"I just decided, senior year, I was going to make this fun and not a job," Tolbert said.
Tolbert's new approach has paid big dividends. The senior second baseman leads St. Augustine with a .473 batting average (26 for 55) and also has scored a team-best 17 runs.
On Saturday, Tolbert was 3 for 3 and reached base four times as St. Augustine beat Clearview, 5-2, in the first round of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic.
The Hermits, who are No. 5 in The Inquirer's Top 10, face No. 9 Audubon in Saturday's quarterfinals at Deptford.