Brett Mooneyham always had faith he'd turn things around this season.
After all, his struggles were mechanical, not physical.
Unfortunately for the Stanford sophomore, knowing what the problem is and being able to rectify the situation don't always go hand in hand.
Pitching coach Rusty Filter had spotted a flaw in the southpaw's windup while going over the tapes, so had Mooneyham's father, Bill.
"I've been working on driving my heel down," Mooneyham said. "I was getting out ahead of myself with my hip and kind of hunching my back.
"It was throwing off my timing and I was struggling with my control."
It took a little time, but the former Buhach Colony ace rediscovered his comfort zone.
Everything clicked with his first win of the season three weeks ago against Oregon.
He followed that up with a tough outing against Oregon State, but quickly regrouped and delivered his best performance of the season against Cal last week.
Mooneyham allowed one earned run on four hits in 7 1/3 innings while striking out a season-high 10 in a no decision.
He'll look to keep the momentum going again today when pitches on the road at Washington.
"Basically I needed to try a little less hard on every pitch," Mooneyham said. "It's made me much more accurate with all of my pitches, but they've been just as effective.
"You always see major league pitchers with nasty stuff that make it look effortless, that's what I'm trying to do."
Almost 800 miles away, Mooneyham's former teammate will make his first collegiate start at the University of the Pacific.
Freshman pitcher Dylan Floro has shown off his versatility all season coming out of the Cal State Fullerton bullpen.
He has a team-high 18 appearances and was particularly sharp last week, getting a win and a save in three relief outings.
He got the news Wednesday that he'd earned his first start.
"This means a lot," Floro said. "I've been working really hard, hoping for an opportunity.
"It's even more exciting because my first college start gets to happen so close to home. There's definitely going to be some family and friends in Stockton."
The senior slugger was at it again last week, setting a new school record with three home runs in a game against Boston College.
Tacke finished the game 3 for 4 with three runs and five RBI. For the season, Tacke is hitting .383 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI.
Virginia's three-game sweep of BC also set a school record with 12 Atlantic Coast Conference wins for the season. The Cavaliers wrap up their regular season with three games against No. 22 Florida State this weekend.
Starting the season at Double A doesn't seem to have been a problem for Gamboa. In six appearances with the Bowie Baysox, the former Merced pitcher is 1-1 with two saves.
The former Merced College ace was roughed up for seven runs in his first two relief appearances of the season. But after a couple tweaks, Hagens has bounced back nicely. Hagens has allowed just one earned run in his last six appearances and has recorded two saves.
Aguilar is another pitcher that has bounced back from some tough early outings. The former Merced College fireballer has allowed just two runs in his last eight innings and has an impressive 13 strikeouts.