SYCAMORE – When Sycamore baseball coach Jason Cavanaugh decided Gage Armstrong wouldn’t start at catcher this past season, Armstrong thought about it twice.
After initially disagreeing Cavanaugh’s decision to roll with then-fellow junior Matt Cusamano for a majority of the season at catcher, Armstrong re-directed his focus towards the team. He wanted to do anything to help the team out and proved to be a reliable offensive threat as Sycamore’s designated hitter.
“I was a little upset about (not catching) at first,” Armstrong said. “But there’s no hard feelings behind that. I realized I had to do my role on the team. My role was to go and hit for the guys.”
Armstrong ended up being one of Sycamore’s best hitters in 2018. He hit .310 with 10 extra-base hits and 23 runs. His three home runs ranked second-most in the area behind Kaneland’s Luke Gomes (four).