Peeking ahead to Holy Cross


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Don’t look now, but it’s game week! Couple quick notes on Holy Cross that I gleaned while doing research for this week’s Pawdcast:

-No surprise, but this is one of the weaker teams on the schedule. They were 206 in the RPI last year, the worst RPI of a non-SWAC opponent on this year’s schedule.
-But they weren’t a total cupcake. They won the Patriot League tourney, and got a win over Nebraska in the Corvallis Regional.
-Offensively, much like us they lost 3 of their top 4 hitters, but have a lot of returning depth aside from those guys.
-Pitching…yikes. They were awful last year, and they graduate pretty much all of the least-awful parts of that staff. They return exactly 2 starts from last year. And they don’t bring in any D-1 transfers as far as I can tell.

We brought back UH baseball alum Bubba Maxwell to help us preview the season on tonight’s episode of the Pawdcast, and he was insightful like usual, so be sure to keep an eye out for that.