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3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:41 pm
by lawdog
Getting down to SoCon business.

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:14 am
by Denise
Hopefully, we will back up good pitching with good D. Don't need a lot of hits, just some key ones. Go Dawgs!

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:23 pm
by BGTerrier
3-2 Loss in 12 innings.

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:53 pm
by rhfterrier
Tough game...the 3 errors didn't help I'm sure. This team needs to be a lot better on defense to be a consistent team and defense is not about talent. All it takes is handwork and effort. Hopefully we bounce back today.

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:41 pm
by BGTerrier
Fell again to Furman today, 4-2. Hopefully we can win tomorrow and not get swept.

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:33 pm
by woffordgrad94
Same song, different verse. We need a coach that can teach our guys the FUNDAMENTALS! Furman is not a great baseball program- there's no way we should be losing to them so much year after year after year. We beat Furman more as a D-2 with Coach Mark Line back when I was going to Wofford (90-94) than we do now!

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:09 pm
by johnd7
you have to give guys that are freshman who can move better an maybe hit better than a guy who hits a buck 50

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:17 pm
by Ruckus
You get what you pay for.
I agree that FU should be the one team in the SoCon we should be able to compete against given the similarities in funding (or the lack thereof) but give me one reason why anyone should expect a different result?
Until the admin, the board of trustees, and the Terrier Club and its supporters actually give a crap about the baseball team, this is what we can expect. From funding to hiring decisions.
And yes, the recent teams seem to lack certain fundamentals; and yes, we used to regularly whip purple a** in the 2-5 era with an even greater financial differential than there is now.

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:27 am
by woffordgrad94
johnd7 wrote:you have to give guys that are freshman who can move better an maybe hit better than a guy who hits a buck 50


What are you trying to say here?

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:12 pm
by Ruckus
I think he saying freshman should be playing.
Lost again today. Swept by one of the worst teams in the SoCon.
Pitching seems much better but now we can't score runs.
I hate to early call it but when you get swept in the first conference weekend by a team you really should compete with, it kind takes all that early season hope and confidence away. Hope the team stays positive and turns it around.

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:16 pm
by woffordgrad94
A sweep at the hands of Furman is quite simply just totally unexcusable...nothing else to say.

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:44 pm
by lawdog
In recent years, we have started strong in baseball and then gone downhill in a hurry. Thought this year would be different...still hope it will be.

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:10 pm
by rhfterrier
Well one reason that we seem to play better early is because the competition is not as good as the SoCon. We play a lot of northeast teams early as they travel down south to get out of the cold. Allthough, the last few years we have played better non-conference.. Its just not the same talent as our conference, which is really good.

However, there is no excuse to get swept by one of the lower-tier teams like Furman. This can't happen for us to believe that real progress is happening. Hopefully we will bounce back next weekend.

Interesting that our pitching was very solid this weekend while the bats were nowhere to be found. Always seems that we fail to put both aspects together. I have conceeded the fact that we can expect 2 errors a game on defense and anything less is a success.

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:33 pm
by rhfterrier
johnd7,
It's pretty obvious that you are singling out a player with the .150 comment, and I agree that batting a buck fifty will not cut it. He will come around sooner or later. But, may I point out that the same kid has a .315 on base % (not to shabby esp. considering he is hitting so low) and he is the ONLY consistent infielders that we have (0 errors on the season). Not trying to jinx him but the rest of the infield has had its issues so far and I hope he keeps up the hard work and he will start to hit better.

Re: 3/18 Furman three days straight

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:20 am
by bigdogbarking
Still early, but getting swept was unexpected. Can't fault the pitching and can't fault the effort. The guys were loose and ready to play. It's still better to get these games out of your system earlier rather than later. They all count the same, but I'd rather be hot later rather than early. If the kid that's hitting .150 were no good, he wouldn't be playing. Simple as that, however, solid defense, good baserunning (scoring from second on a wild pitch) and a leader on the team, that's a little harder to replace. When he came up in the 9th on Saturday, he was pinch hit for. That was the right move. Kid's not a .150 hitter hitting balls hard, just not falling and as a general rule, you don't win with freshman. These kids will stay focused and do well this year, it's already a better season than last year. "Yeah, but Socon games"....still early. If they are getting swept every weekend, then l'll worry.