Actually, it seemed as though we hit the ball pretty well, just right at people. The difference was starting pitching and defense. Playing with a lead in both games has allowed UCLA and Illinois to go with starters longer.
Remember everyone, it's early...You don't need to peak the first three weeks of the year. This is when you find out what your team needs to work on and then focus on that so when it matters later on in the season, you've been there before and know how to get through it. Just a reminder to the fans who can't see past this loss today, the 2016 team started 2-5 and ended up in the National Semifinal.
Agreed. It’s baseball and sometimes even when you do everything right it doesn’t work out. As long as the team grows from this weekend I’ll be happy. It does make it hard to host super regionals, and sometimes even regionals, when you lose these early season games. But if we can get a win tomorrow it would be a great way to close out the trip.
We were in the park and I’ve honestly NEVER seen a pitcher take the rubber without the ball. Didn’t know it was a balk but why would you take the rubber without the ball? Don’t know what he was doing. Wonder if he just didn’t remember it wasn’t in his glove or what. So strange!