The snow has been falling here in St. Paul off and on for the last couple of days. Originally, the news was calling for the blizzard of the decade. While that did not pan out, we have gotten a couple of inches and plenty of freezing rain to make any baseball player long to leave this state.
Thankfully, the Golden Bears are out of here tomorrow. We are heading to the 70-something sunshine of Tucson, Arizona for 10 days. Everyone is itching to get out of the cold weather, get outside in the sunshine, and get back on the baseball field.
We have been trapped back in doors since we played Missouri Southern State in the Metrodome two weeks ago. Opening day is always exciting.
We dropped both games of the double header, but saw a lot of bright spots. The top four guys on our pitching staff were lights out, and several of our hitters showed some flashes of brilliance at the plate.
Another bright spot was our defense. In 16 innings of play we only made one error. If that is a sign of things to come, we are in great shape for the season.
Our record might be 0-2, but we definitely don’t feel like an 0-2 team. We have 8 games to play in Tucson, and we are ready to get after some other teams.
We start out on Sunday with a double header against in-conference foe Southwest Minnesota State. We then have an off day on Monday before playing six games in five days. It will be a bear on our pitching staff, but if our arms can hold up it will be a great week.
I will update as much as possible down there. You can follow me on Twitter (@CWilcoxson) and I will definitely update on there.
For now, I have to finish packing and get some sleep. The Golden Bears are coming in hot tomorrow!
-Go Golden Bears-