12/09/2017 - Accelerated Hitting Weekend PHS- Columbia, MD Akili is a coachable, and hard working player that made several adjustments to improve his skills during the accelerated training weekend. At the plate, Akili starts in an athletic and open stance. He has a smooth load and stays balanced through contact. He attacks the inside part of the ball and uses his lower half. Striding toward the pitcher and keeping his down through contact will prevent Akili from opening up his front side. Getting his front foot down on time will allow him to recognize pitches and be aggressive on the fastball. Akili will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.