This team could be scary good this year. Basically return their entire pitching staff, bring in some solid newcomers, and return quite a bit of their lineup. They’ll be ranked high and be predicted as the conference champion in the preseason.
So there are a whole lot of reasons for optimism in Greenville, where the roster is as stacked as it has ever been. The Pirates have knocked on the door to Omaha before, but this could be the year they finally break that door down and make the first College World Series appearance in program history.
“Look, on paper it’s as good as any team we’ve ever had here,” Godwin said.