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1st Socon Series

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:17 am
by BGTerrier
Friday: http://athletics.wofford.edu/news/2012/ ... h=baseball
Saturday: http://athletics.wofford.edu/news/2012/ ... h=baseball
Sunday: http://athletics.wofford.edu/news/2012/ ... 20214.aspx

Positives:
Defense made one error all weekend, which I assume was the result of playing on a better infield. No idea why the grounds crew neglects our infield, but this should a wake-up call for them.

Negatives:
Offense struggled the majority of the weekend and got out hit 27-17.
Pitching struggled the whole weekend.

Re: 1st Socon Series

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:19 am
by woffordgrad94
We got swept...so there is no positive. The object is to win games, and we couldn't even win 1 out of 3. I wish I could say I'm surprised, but it is really just par for the course for an underfunded, neglected program. I have to pity those hardworking kids on the team...they are forced to compete with a hand tied behind their backs, and in a conference as strong as ours, that will always spell disaster. But until the core issues are addressed by the college and its athletic department, nothing will ever change. It's such a shame given the rich history of baseball at the school.

Re: 1st Socon Series

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:10 am
by Denise
Not off to a good start. a lot of folks agree with most of Woffordgrad94 comments.

Re: 1st Socon Series

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:53 am
by dialing8
You know what hurts is that tonight as I watched Furman play South Carolina, I was told Furman's president loves baseball so he took a trip to Rice University to see how they do it. Rice is a top level baseball program with high academic standards, tuition, etc.
Well, he got it. Furman's president worked a deal that now has the baseball program fully funded with THREE times the scholarships Wofford has.
He has a new baseball field being built and a new baseball complex being built.
Good for him!!!
I now have a reason to pull for the purple!! they get it!!!!

Re: 1st Socon Series

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:56 pm
by Ruckus
They aren't getting a new field. Just a new complex with some sprucing up of the existing stands. Biggest addition is the schollies. Smolla does seem to get "it" but pull for them?????? Seriously???????? Will NEVER happen for this Terrier.

Re: 1st Socon Series

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:17 pm
by WTFan
I hear you Ruckus. Never a good enough reason to pull for a furple. On a brighter note OUR baseball team has just taken the 2 time defending national champs into extra innings.

Re: 1st Socon Series

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:29 pm
by lawdog
4-4 after ten innings.http://www.gamecocksonline.com/gametrac ... rtschool=&

5-4 dogs top of 11th. Doyle 2 HR's, 4 RBI.

DOGS WIN 5-4.

Re: 1st Socon Series

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:31 am
by BossTerrier
Dilaing8,

something for you to ponder you poser...

USC 8, FU (fully funded) 5

WC 5, USC 4

What you say now??????

Re: 1st Socon Series

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:56 am
by Ruckus
Aside from the extreme pride in the team and coaches and pure joy of gloating to all my friends who are arrogant USC fans, I'll take winning a weekend series v top SoCon teams any day. That being said, this is a great win for our program. Hopefully, our coaches and players use this as a stepping stone and big lift in confidence that they can use later on in conference play. Glad to see some success and accolades come to a group of hardworking kids and coaches who deserve a return on their sizable investment. Great day to be a Terrier!!!!!!