We finally had a weekend home series against Missouri after being on the road
every weekend so far.
It was good to be at home and playing in front of our crowd.
On Friday, Tony Watson was unbelievable. He pitched 10 innings and gave up
three hits and no earned runs. It was 1-1 going into the 11th, Zach Herr loaded
the bases, something that he almost never does, and I came out to pitch. I got
the first two hitters out and left a 1-2 pitch over the plate about belt-high.
It was supposed to be a high fastball, but he hit a line drive past Andrew Brown
and scored two runs. Our offense couldn't get going against their pitchers, and
we lost 5-1. It was pretty disappointing since: We felt like we wasted a great
outing by Tony - one of the best outings he's ever had.
On Saturday, we went up 3-0, but we lost that one late, too, and it was
pretty disappointing to lose a series at home.
We finally played well on Sunday and won 16-1, scoring 12 runs in the sixth
inning. Jeff Tezak had six RBI in one inning with a grand slam. We hit a couple
of homers that inning, and it was good to see them get going. Johnny Dorn
pitched really well and had them off-balance all day.
We played Northern Colorado on Tuesday and Wednesday, and that is Coach A's
alma mater, so he gets pretty intense those days. The first game was very
sloppy. We started at 6:30 p.m. and didn’t' get finished until about 11 p.m.
with a rain delay. We were struggling before Luke Wertz came in shut them down.
We were a lot cleaner on Wednesday as Drew Bowman pitched six innings in a 4-1
win. Except for the two losses to Missouri, it was a good homestand, but you
can't lose series at home.
This weekend, we go to Texas A&M which is a good rivalry, especially since
Coach Childress went down there a couple of years ago. (Editor’s note: A&M won
the series 2-1.)