I want the SEC to do well, but I have a hard time wanting OM to win. I’d just as soon they never get to Omaha. I feel about OM about like I do LSU. However, with a 7-0 lead, it looks like TTU is about to secure an extra game.
I don’t understand how some of these schools can put together such great teams. Obviously the major conferences can recruit, but how does a Tenn Tech cobble together this kind of team? For that matter, how does Dallas Baptist or Coastal Carolina?
Predicting how an 18-year-old is going to develop is a crapshoot. We all expected Kjerstad to be very good, and he is. Nobody expected Casey Martin to be what he has become. TTU has led the nation in homers the last two years, so he’s obviously been able to get power hitters to come to that bandbox in Cookeville with the promise of big numbers.
the 11.7 scholarships is why you can get great teams at places like TT and Stetson there are so many great baseball players across the country and so few scholarships and the big schools get the ones they think are best but so many others will take what they can get.
I think Bianco is going to scrape the bottom of his pitching barrel to get through this game and save some of his better arms for game two. Since Brady Feigl left early yesterday, I’m wondering if he might be available for an inning or two.