Ryan LaMotta is a junior pitcher at Baylor. He'll be reporting each week on the Bears and the Big 12 Conference.



Feb. 17, 2005

The Roller Coaster that is College Baseball


It’s early in the season, but we already have experienced a little bit of the roller-coaster ride that the college baseball season can be. After opening the season with three excellent wins over Houston, Tennessee and Rice at Minute Maid, we dropped our mid-week game in disappointing fashion to Texas-Arlington at home Tuesday.


If we are to achieve the goals we have set this season, we must maintain a more consistent level of play. We get our first shot at getting back on track this weekend with Oral Roberts at home. They have a solid team, and we will have to play three quality games to win this weekend.


It’s been a long off-season and everyone is glad to be getting started with the season.


We have some great trips this year (Vanderbilt, Arizona State) and just finished a good one at the Minute Maid College Classic in Houston. We have a challenging and exciting schedule ahead of us but the right group of guys to handle it.


Ryan LaMotta