â€śI think Iâ€™m fully recovered physically but I think the mental aspect is the part I need to work on each day,â€ť Regula said. â€śThatâ€™s the part Iâ€™m trying to get better at.
â€śHeâ€™s got a good fastball,â€ť Palmer said. â€śWhen we were up at Nashua over the weekend it was sitting at 87-90. So heâ€™s got good velocity and a heâ€™s also got good breaking stuff. When he has command in the zone heâ€™s very effective and when he doesnâ€™t have command he can still be effective because his stuff is that good.â€ť
With the struggles and Regula still trying to find the mentality that led to a dominant freshman campaign, the FCBL was a good fit.
â€śItâ€™s close to my home, itâ€™s a really good league to play in and itâ€™s what my coaches drew up for me,â€ť Regula said. â€śThey said itâ€™d be a good fit for me. They wanted me to get more innings. With the surgeries I lost out on time so I wanted to get as much [time] back as I can. And I want to make my path continue toward pitching five innings at a time rather than just one here and one there.â€ť
As Regula continues to work on his mental game, he believes spending the summer with the group in Bristol is just where he belongs.
â€śI think weâ€™ve got a good combination of guys,â€ť Regula said. â€śWeâ€™ve got young guys that are gonna be studs, weâ€™ve got a couple Boston College commits, a Vanderbilt commit, a [University of Virginia] commit, a UConn commit and then weâ€™ve got leadership too. Weâ€™ve got older guys like myself. Itâ€™s just a really good mixture I think. Thatâ€™s what the perfect thing is. And you want that really good camaraderie between the guys and I think thatâ€™s what weâ€™ve got here.â€ť