Monday, March 3, 2014
As for as 2015, I see him coming in and giving us a few innings. Good luck, Paul!
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Well, we hit another gear. The stabilization of the defense was the main factors, I believe. The two most important positions got settled: shortstop and catcher.
Shortstop: Seth Heck is the answer. He doesn't miss a grounder and not a bad hitter either. He us what you call a baller. He and Pirtle will become a tag team at MIF.
Catcher: Gavin Collins is the main starter. Will throw runners out. A cannon for an arm. He will be a great hitter down the line, not bad now. SO only once. Cody Walker a JC guy is a solid catcher too. A great defender.
OF: just really solid play by everyone. Vickerson, Bradford, Henderson, Armstrong, Brown and Robson. We do have the best group in the SEC.
Pitching was stellar. Roles are developing. Woodruff did struggle but he has to continue to go through the tough time. He will be great. Mitchell of course outstanding, just gets outs. Those two are a great combo.
Sexton and Hudson are getting better and better. As long as they go 5 innings I am fine w it. They are winners.
I bet the SEC rotation for Georgia will be Woodruff Fitts and Bracewell, until those freshmen can get experience.
DH- Reid Humphreys made a jump this weekend. He must bat every game, he and Garner are your DH's.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Well, here we go again, negative nannies. Sure I expect to drop in polls. A couple of writers don't like us. So be it.
We have young players who are overwhelmed or scared or lost...but they won't be for long. They will mature and be the player they want to be. We just have to be patient.
Baseball is funny sometimes. Ball don't bounce right, etc. What it does do is even out. We will get hot and win a lot sometime down the road.
Schedule: we should have no problem w Mt St Mary's. But Michigan State and Eastern Illinois will be tough. 4-2 would be my guess.
Keep supporting and keep a positive attitude. We will be a winner soon.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
We spare no expense getting a team to play us-we had a bus go pick up Western Carolina. We bussed them back!
Starting pitching-if we can get Woodruff, Fitts, Hudson to pitch 5 quality innings on average, we have a great chance to win lots and lots of games.
Field questions-Britton played a great short stop, just need some hits from him. OF is fine with plenty of options. Catcher is still my question, Randolph manned it well but is the main guy? Collins played good, called a great game, didn't strike out either. JC transfer Cody Walker didn't play-will he RS? What is Garner's role, DH?
Hitting or lack thereof. No doubt the sore spot. Way too many SO's. We have Memphis, 4 with Holy Cross, 2 with Mount St. Mary to get it going. Michigan State and Eastern Illinois role in two weeks. Both are very capable.
We played a tough opponent and won the series. We found a way, we have determination, grit, we persevered.
We played a lot of new guys who will help us. They needed to get their feet wet. They will get over the nervousness soon.
The next 7 games are big. We will continue to throw the new guys out there and we need AB's to get better.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
1) South Carolina (9 1st Place votes) 86 points
2) Vanderbilt (5 1st Place votes) 82 points
3) Florida 69 points
4) Kentucky 47 points
5) Tennessee 39 points
6) Georgia 38 points
7) Missouri 24 points
1) LSU (6 1st Place votes) 84 points
2) Miss State (7 1st Place votes) 83 points
3) Alabama 58 points
3) Texas A & M (1 1st Place vote) 58 points
5) Arkansas 44 points
6) Ole Miss 35 points
7) Auburn 21 points
SEC Regular Season Champion: South Carolina (5 votes); LSU (4 votes);
Miss State (4 votes); Vanderbilt (1 vote)
What sticks out to me is TAMU getting 1 vote to win the West. Really? I guess coaches can't vote for themselves, so who did that? That would be my prediction also, Auburn and Missouri don't make the SEC tournament. Most writers are predicting 9-10 teams to make the Regional round of the NCAA tournament. Again, I would go along with that prediction. If a team has less than 35 overall wins, it will be hard for them to make the NCAA's.
Miss State does not play South Carolina nor does LSU. We both play Vanderbilt. LSU plays Florida and Miss State doesn't. Remember, the winners and runners up of each division, gets a bye in the SEC tournament. But he main goal of SEC play (since 1996) is to win the Regular Season Championship.
These are the 8 players who have excelled so far. It wouldn’t surprise me if another signee made an impact late in the season. An excellent job by the coaches to recruit top notch talent.