From an individual standpoint, Graves has dedicated his offseason to the development of his secondary pitches. To complement a fastball that reportedly touched 91 mph this past summer, he has begun throwing his curveball with greater velocity and is also learning to throw a splitter with consistency. Graves is also hoping to incorporate a change up into his arsenal this spring, a pitch that he has struggled to get a feel for thus far.■ 2011 season begins (ntcceagles.com)
"It's something that I will constantly be working on," he said. "There are nights where I lay in bed holding a baseball, trying to get a feel for the grip."
The Northeast Texas Eagle baseball team will begin their 2011 season Saturday January 29th at home againt Cedar Valley Community College. The Eagles will play two 7 inning games with the first pitch of game one at 2:00 PM. Game one starting pitcher will be sophomore Austin O'Donnell and the game two starting pitcher will be sophomore Kyle Barbeck.