- Aug 26, 2011
Weather could be a factor, too. Took a look at the schedules and Fairfield has played most of its games in the last few weeks in the Northeast while UConn has only had 3 or 4 games in the area. In the cold, the bat stings more, the ball feels different, and the ball can take demonic bounces off the frozen ground. Basically it sucks. I am an assistant coach right now on 4 youth teams (2 rec, 2 travel) and last Saturday was great while Sunday and tonight were painful.Well I guess we were due for a game like this. Like I stated in a few posts back, baseball is a weird game. Fairfield had the second worst RPI of any team we played all year, and an abysmal offense. We are the 22nd ranked team in country and they beat us badly at home. Again this is baseball, you never know what is going to happen.
Was hoping for a 4 - 1 week. Still confident we could do it. The chart below has us losing 2 New England games, so this is the first. Lets get back on track tomorrow.
Baseball America: 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament Projected Field of 64 (4/3/19)Shhh... they haven't seen today's score yet
Mid-season D1Baseball - College Baseball Projected Field Of 64: April 2
UConn projected as the #2 seed in the Corvalis Regional.
ECU the #1 seed/hosting in Greenville.
Houston and UCF in the "first five out"
>In terms of overall bids, the SEC leads the charge with 11, which would be a postseason record. The rest of the leagues in order: Big 12 (7), ACC (7), Pac 12 (6), Big Ten (3), Sun Belt (2), American (2), Missouri Valley (2) and Big West (2).<
The exact opposite of hosting.Baseball America: 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament Projected Field of 64 (4/3/19)
Baseball America also has UConn projected as the #2 seed in the Corvalis Regional.
ECU the #1 seed/hosting in Greenville (#15 overall seed)
UCF in the "next four out"
Love checking this chart every week.... can I recommend a minor change to the chart.... the over 55 RPI... to Out of Conference Games.... it just confusing when you beat Bryant with good RPI and this doesn't change...Important win yesterday vs a tough Bryant team. Need to win today, but beating Northeastern is no easy task. They have split with a very good Illinois team, and have beaten BC.
Post season Criteria chart all Green again.
Current record.. season goal
3 - 3 / .500% .... 5 - 4 / .556 - Top 55 RPI
7 - 4 / .636% .... 7 - 4 / .636 - Over 55 RPI
5 - 1 / .833% ... 9 - 2 / .818 - New England games
5 - 4 / .556 % .... 14 - 10 / .583 % - AAC regular season
0 - 0 / .000% .... 2 - 2 / .500 - AAC tourney
Post season Criteria
(1) 20 -12/ .625 ..... 37-22 / .617 - Overall record
(2) 27 .... <50- RPI
(3) Tied 3rd ....Top 4 AAC
red = below goal
green = at or above goal
black = not yet applicable
I AM OK WITH THISBaseball America > 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament Projected Field of 64 (4/17/19)
UConn projected as the #2 seed in the Athens Georgia Regional.
ECU as the #1 in Greenville and Houston as the #3 in College Station
I AM OK WITH THIS
More context:Georgia is not very good offensively, at all. That is a winnable regional if we have good, patient at bats instead of swinging at everything first pitch.