It’s no secret that collegiate baseball players will never get to experience a spring break, but who cares? We are fortunate enough to wake up, play baseball and repeat for about a week straight. That’s the kind of scenario I’d like to live for the rest of my life. It’s an exciting time of year with some northern teams popping their heads down south and getting to play some out of conference, warm weather games (warmer… it’s been chilly down south believe it or not). This is the time of year where a team can really grab momentum and rip off a ton of wins. Momentum and confidence go a long way and at Tech we are experiencing a little bit of both right now. We don’t have a best player and that’s probably our best problem. We are doing a pretty good job in all facets of the game and look forward to every chance we get to be on the field.
This is my last spring break as a college baseball player and I’d have it no other way. This week we get to host conference rival Tampa for a three-game series which is looking like a premier match up in Division II. We are currently coming off a series win against an extremely good Seton Hill ball club which proved to be a formidable foe taking us to extras in the first game, and in the third game with a 9-1 deficit, they came back to beat us 12-10! We played four games in two days and we were supposed to go to Georgia this week, but didn’t due to inclement weather, and as much as we’d like to have competed, the extra days’ rest should be very beneficial.
Baseball is the best game in the world and there is nothing like this time of year with college baseball hitting its stride and the major leagues getting into the swing of things with some spring training. I can’t wait to top off my break with some SSC baseball!