Not sure the ECU series will be made up so we sit today at 4-12 in conference and 16-23 overall with 12 games to play.
We play 5th, 6th and 8th place in conference over the next 3 weeks. I think best case scenario for this team is winning each series 3-1 to finish at 13-15 in conference and 25-28 overall. Worst Case scenario is a series split with each and finish at 10-18 in conference and 22-29 overall.
Whether the result is the best case or worst case, the bottom line is we must win the conference tournament to get into the postseason.
Either way you look at it, the season did not meet expectations. From a pitching or hitting standpoint the team as a whole did not perform well. But there are a few bright spots on the roster this year.
I have confidence in Coach Whitting turning this around and making the tough decisions in respect to the staff and players for next season. He is the right guy for the job and his historical record and improving the facilities has laid the foundation for the next 10-20 years.
The talent found outside the state in the last 20 plus years has been outstanding and is not a knock on those kids. Just look at this year as an example. But I firmly believe to right the ship, our current administration should build a wall around the greater Houston, TX area and recruit the heck out of it. Park a chair behind the plate at Baseball USA on the weekends… take the Twelve, Banditos or whatever the good programs are coaches out to lunch and start taking large blocks of the Houston area kids from the top programs. You can build a CWS/Omaha level team from this area alone. And you can’t change my mind.