Last time I left you with the nightmare trip to
Florida. We traveled to Alabama last weekend, and we were all pretty excited
about it. Alabama has a good atmosphere down there, and they’re a pretty good
SEC team - they won the SEC last year so we were pretty pumped to go down
there and play.
Friday night was pretty rocky, though. I think
we lost 8-0, and nobody played well at all, but we really bounced back the next
two games and won both of them to take the series. That was a pretty good
weekend all together.
Then, we played our first home midweek
game versus Wayne State and beat them 6-1. It was good to play at home
finally, in front of our home crowd and to see everybody cheering for us for
We started conference this weekend; we went down
I was hoping they would have had a better crowd,
but they didn’t really have it sold out. I was thinking they would maybe have
had it sold out since we were starting conference and everything, but they
didn’t, so that was pretty disappointing.
We lost the Thursday night game, again, in extra
innings. It was a pretty good game. We could have won it, but we lost on a
Then Friday came along, and we knew we had to
win. Charlie Shirek really pitched a good game. I think he went seven innings
and gave up one run, which was something we really needed to spark up our
team. It was good to see our offense and our pitching staff click like that. We
beat them 13-1, so we thought we had a bunch of momentum going into Saturday’s
game. It started off pretty good and we jumped up 2-0. They came back, and they
kept battling back. We were really fighting back and forth all game long.
We ended up scoring two runs in the top of the
ninth to tie it 8-8 and get to the bottom half. Their leadoff hitter hit a
walk-off home run. It was a big rollercoaster of emotions right there, scoring
two runs in the top of the ninth to tie it up, and then one swing of the bat and
game over, just like that. It was definitely a learning weekend.
We’re pretty excited to be at home this week. We
have two midweek games this week and then we have Missouri at home, so hopefully
we will turn it around, and we’ll get some momentum going into the rest of