I visited Springfield today and caught the noon game at Western New England before heading down the road to AIC for the end of their Southwest Division contest with Adelphi. It was a beautiful day, and two one-run games made for great baseball. Here’s what I saw at Trelease Park and Bedard Field.
Since getting swept opening weekend, UConn has won six straight weekend series. The biggest reason for that? Senior right-hander Carson Cross. One of the top arms on 2013’s NCAA Tournament team, Cross lost 2014 to Tommy John but entered this season as the Huskies’ ace. He’s started each of the series openers in that string of series wins, and the Huskies have won every one of them. It’s taken some of the pressure off his fellow weekend starters Anthony Kay and Jordan Tabakman when it comes to taking home series wins. Coming into their home and AAC opener against South Florida this afternoon, the Huskies looked to make it seven in a row.
Sorry for the lack of a weekend preview, I had a lot going on last week. Figured I’d make up for it by catching a few games while I’m traveling. The weather ruined my plans to see Post and UConn in New Jersey, so next up was Brown’s series finale down at Georgetown, and I certainly chose well. It was the type of game that made you forget about all the snow, cold, and cancellations we’ve put up with this season.
For Brown, it was a weekend of resilience. They got shelled in Saturday’s opener, but came right back to win the back end of the doubleheader. It was more of the same in Sunday’s finale. The Hoyas had a couple of big innings that left the Bears reeling, but they responded well on both occasions to come away with the win.