Since I'm still the "newbie" here, I need to get your feedback about your "how good UR really is......." comment after they squared-off against RPI. Now I know most pundits will argue the fact that maybe Rochester has been in the middle echelon of the Liberty League Conference, and RPI has always been the perenial favorite. And that has been the case in the past. Today, there seems to be some equality in the ranks! Sure some will say that one or two games doesn't mean anything, or make a league champion. True, but I must say that either Rochester has found a "tooth fairy" or maybe their coach has really got something working with his team.
There are only 3 seniors on this team, all playing a vital roll on this team, with juniors, sophomores, and a slew of freshman making up the remainder of this "team," and I emphasize team. Two of the freshman are starters, contributing to their success along with a much improved defense and pitching staff. O.K., so I'm on a 'band wagon' and I've watched these kids play a total of eleven games. In some respects, hardly enough to really get a good picture in most circles of conversation. But like stated before, a team!
They have fewer errors than the other teams in the conference which has been a problem in the past. They could set the league record for HBP's. The pitching has been really good, and they have been playing good baseball. They have played some big name teams, split with Emory, and had a close game with Wash. U. in Florida. By the way, those two teams had played 10-14 games already before our first games with them in Florida. The split this weekend with RPI was no fluke. Zongol pitched a good game for RPI and was being hit, just not timely enough. Our two pitchers, were just as effective as Zongol.
I know that the season is about half over and all of the scheduled games will not be played because of this awful spring. I do think this team is for real, and playing Cortland, Ithaca and Brockport should really help define how far they have come, or need to go. They don't give-up and their fun to watch!! I would also like to see if they get any regional poll recognition. JMHO