Well, by Saturday, we'll have some answers!!! UR has played well this season, and missing 6 conference games due to the weather didn't help. Their odds for having home-field-advantage for the tournament was better than 50%, IF, they could have played those games. Losing a game to Vassar didn't help either, and I'm sorry if it sounds like a slam to Vassar, that's not my intention.
Maybe, and again its a maybe, that they could have beat Ithaca and not lost 3 of 4 to St. John Fisher, they would have gotten more consideration from the rankings pundits and the NCAA. I don't understand how RIT could be better than UR in the regional rankings since they swept the two game series 13-0 and 2-0. Many say that rankings don't mean much, but it surely gets peoples attention!
Obviously UR's opportunity of getting into the NCAA tournament lies with winning the Liberty League Tournament outright. I know that none of those other three teams are going to "rollover" and let UR just walk-in. They led the conference in defense, they have two upper echelon starters and two very good 3 and 4 pitchers, the variable is being able to hit against the other good talent that they will face. I believe they can do that and win the conference championship, and then to move on to the next level.
The top seeds do have flaws, the challenge will be to find them, and then exploit those flaws during those games. Again, the reverse is true as well.
Good luck to the Yellowjackets on Friday, Saturday, and more importantly Sunday!!