Ryan LaMotta is a junior pitcher at Baylor. He'll be reporting each week on
the Bears and the Big 12 Conference.
March 2, 2005
Welcoming the Dirtbags
It seems like a lot has happened since my last journal entry.
We left for our series at Arizona State last Thursday. At least, we tried to
After an hour-long wait on the plane for a part to be replaced, they
decommissioned the plane. We were forced to board another plane at the opposite
end of the adjoining terminal. Two hours after our scheduled departure, we
finally left DFW for Phoenix.
We lost two out of three at ASU, our first series loss of the year. The
Friday night loss was especially tough to take since we had a lead all game and
had it taken away by a seventh-inning grand slam. Overall, it was a well-played
game and a tough one to lose.
We had to come from five runs down and win in extra innings Sunday to salvage
a win from the weekend. It was a good show of heart and an important win to
avoid getting swept.
Tuesday night, we won 4-2 at UTSA - a little closer than we had hoped but a
We return home this weekend to play a three-game set with Long Beach State as
our tough schedule continues. This will be our third year in a row to have a
series with them, so both teams are familiar with each other.
It will be good to be back in front of the home crowd, and we need to use
that to get back on track this weekend and win our second home series of the
year. We need to continue our solid defense and look for a little more hitting
with men in scoring position if we hope to win a series over the talented
Getting Ready for Another Big Weekend (2/23/05)
The Roller Coaster that is College Baseball (2/17/05)