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Chatham, Mass. — This afternoon, we’re taking five minutes in conversation with pitcher Adam Wolf. Adam is a rising junior at the University of Louisville, and hails from Milan, Ohio. He has been a key reliever for the Anglers this season, earning one win and two saves in ten appearances, seven of which have been scoreless. Wolf has struck out 19 batters over 12.1 innings, compiling an ERA of 2.18.
When did you start playing baseball'
Wolf: I started playing baseball when I was five, tee ball — that’s when I started, got into it.
You just finished your sophomore year at Louisville. How did you decide to go there — did you think about other schools'
Wolf: I had a core three or four that I was really looking at, but Louisville just — between the coaching staff, and it was fairly close to home, a good school, good baseball culture, it was just the winner for me, I thought it was the one.
Do you feel like you have made improvements to your technique and execution in your time on the Cape'
Wolf: I think so. I’ve been able to try some things, and been able to try throwing a cutter, so I’ve been liking that, and just getting to throw against really good hitters every day helps out a lot.
What will you take away from this summer — friendships, skills etc.'
Wolf: The best part is always getting to know all the guys, you have thirty new friends after a summer ball experience, so that’s nice. Just that, and getting to spend a summer in Chatham is just really cool, [it’s] a new area that I’ve never been at, so it’s very cool.
Do you have a favorite major league team and player'
Wolf: The Cleveland Indians, [and] Corey Kluber. I’m from Cleveland area, so I’ve always been an Indians fan, and Corey Kluber’s just been lights out for the last four years for them, so it’s fun to watch him every time he throws.
Do you have a favorite meal or food that you like to eat on game days'
Wolf: On game days, I don’t know [laughs] — whatever I come across on game days, I don’t really have any ritual or anything. A favorite food though … I love a good brownie sundae for dessert. That’s money.
Did you play any other sports growing up'
Wolf: I did. I played golf through high school, a little bit of basketball, I ran track — that was really short-lived, a little bit of soccer early on. That’s about it though.
Do you have a workout regimen that you follow off the field to keep in shape'
Wolf: I’m trying to work out as much as I can. As a reliever, it’s kind of tougher because you don’t really know when you’re throwing, so you’ve got to be ready every day, but whenever I can, I try to get a lift or a run in.
Do you have a regular walkout song at school' If not, what would it be'
Wolf: Hungry Like The Wolf, for sure. A little play on the name, you know, to get the people going [laughs].
What has been your favorite thing about Chatham this summer'
Wolf: I think my favorite part has just been [that it’s] a really cool area, just being around — they love their baseball. It’s crazy to watch, just on a normal Tuesday night, how many people come out for a Chatham Anglers game.
The Anglers close out the regular season against the Orleans Firebirds at Veterans Field tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.