Week Four Blog
A lot has happened since I have last wrote…
Saturday, March 3rd took us to California University of Pennsylvania to take on a traditionally very solid PSAC West opponent. Coach Conte always has his team ready to compete! Brooks Rothschild turned in another very good performance on the bump, throwing a complete game and giving up one earned. Offensively, we woke up, throwing a 9 on the board.
Game 2 was a different story. Mike McMonagle had a tough outing, not getting out of the first inning before 6 runs had crossed the plate. Kyle Petty turned in a great performance on the bump for Cal, tossing a complete game shutout. Looking back at the day, I was pleased with our performance across the board, for 13 out of 14 innings. Our arms put zeros on the board for 12 of 14 innings. Game two, we got beat… it happens sometimes.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 took us to Philadelphia University for a single game. Philadelphia beat us 7-6 in a close game. The loss marked the 2nd time in two years that our program has lost two consecutive games (N. Georgia in our opening series in ’11). Our consistency has been a product of good pitching, great defense and a phenomenal mental approach by our club. It’s the same old equation that wins over and over at every level. When it comes to our current club—it’s the same thing that we need to get rolling in the present. The last thing that we need to do is begin searching for answers.
In my first entry, I wrote a lot about adversity. I am again looking forward to assessing how our club reacts to the current adversity. Since September, we have talked about what our approach is going to be when it finally does go bad for a couple games. Well, here we are—our first losing streak in a year. I am looking forward to the first pitch on Friday—after all, that is the only thing that our club can control. When we are able to focus a pitch at a time, we will be right where we want to be.
Thanks for reading,