This picture about sums it up. We went into the weeking confident at taking the regional and playing for a Super Regional. Then after winning the first game we hear that Georgia Tech lost the first game to Stetson! Can you believe it? We were to play N. Carolina Saturday morning after they had an 11 inning game while using 4 pitchers the night before.
After knocking their starting pitcher out in the 2nd, I think our guys got overconfident…cocky even, maybe? And it went downhill from there. We got beat 10-5. So we had to play Missouri the next game and were able to hold them off to set up a supposed double hearder with Carolina again on Sunday.
It was nip and tuck…but going into the 8th with a 6-2 lead, the fans were already planning the pitching rotation for the next game. But Carolina thought they were ready to go home and scored 4 runs in the next two innings, sent it into extra innings, and then thought they’d end another game in the 11th inning. We were winning 6-4 in the 9th with 2 outs on them….and they hit a two run shot that cleared the fence just inside the foul pole…gotta hate it.
If there’s a bright spot, it’s that we only lose one position player off the team and that we started 5 freshmen in the field (three of them true freshmen). Now, on to football speculation.