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2019 Baseball

Post by SDHornet » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:13 pm

Wanted to post about baseball last week but I didn’t want to jinx their big winning streak. The Hornets got off to a slow start but have since won 13 of their last 15 including a win over 3rd ranked UCLA on the road and most recently a spanking of Cal 6-0 last night.

The Hornets are 16-8 (2-1 WAC) heading into the 2nd week of WAC play. Most of those wins came at home, so the big test will be whether or not this young team can consistently win on the road.
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Re: 2019 Baseball

Post by GreenArmySwarm » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:18 am

SDHornet wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:13 pm
Wanted to post about baseball last week but I didn’t want to jinx their big winning streak. The Hornets got off to a slow start but have since won 13 of their last 15 including a win over 3rd ranked UCLA on the road and most recently a spanking of Cal 6-0 last night.

The Hornets are 16-8 (2-1 WAC) heading into the 2nd week of WAC play. Most of those wins came at home, so the big test will be whether or not this young team can consistently win on the road.

Our baseball team (a long with the track & field team both men and women side) are the two extremely consistent programs for our University and I love it! (I know golf, tennis (even though there were some NCAA violations http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/med ... is-program recently and softball) might have something to say about that but that's a conversation for another time. I think baseball is really apparent where being in the Big West would really help our cause. CS Fullerton (national powerhouse), UC Irvine, UCSB, and LBSU are all regional powers. If any of those squads has the 18-9 record (even though it wasn't in-conference play) with a win over now #1 UCLA, I think they would be getting top 25 rankings votes easily but since we're in the WAC, we're not getting much love in these rankings...

what's everyone takes on this? :coffee:

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Re: 2019 Baseball

Post by SDHornet » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:51 am

GreenArmySwarm wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:18 am
SDHornet wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:13 pm
Wanted to post about baseball last week but I didn’t want to jinx their big winning streak. The Hornets got off to a slow start but have since won 13 of their last 15 including a win over 3rd ranked UCLA on the road and most recently a spanking of Cal 6-0 last night.

The Hornets are 16-8 (2-1 WAC) heading into the 2nd week of WAC play. Most of those wins came at home, so the big test will be whether or not this young team can consistently win on the road.

Our baseball team (a long with the track & field team both men and women side) are the two extremely consistent programs for our University and I love it! (I know golf, tennis (even though there were some NCAA violations http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/med ... is-program recently and softball) might have something to say about that but that's a conversation for another time. I think baseball is really apparent where being in the Big West would really help our cause. CS Fullerton (national powerhouse), UC Irvine, UCSB, and LBSU are all regional powers. If any of those squads has the 18-9 record (even though it wasn't in-conference play) with a win over now #1 UCLA, I think they would be getting top 25 rankings votes easily but since we're in the WAC, we're not getting much love in these rankings...

what's everyone takes on this? :coffee:
BW would be great for baseball (and other sports), but until the FB question is answered I don't see any reason for athletics to find a new home. Also with the recent add of Bako and UCSD, I don't see the BW expanding unless they lose members, and depending on who leaves the BW might not be very attractive at that point.
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Re: 2019 Baseball

Post by SDHornet » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:55 am

Baseball still staying strong. The Hornets (26-13, 12-3 WAC) just swept inept Chicago State and are a game atop NMSU and UTRGV in the WAC. After a midweek game at Cal, NMSU comes to town this weekend. This series will likely determine if the Hornets can win the WAC regular season crown. NMSU is one of the top hitting teams in D1 so it will be a tough series.
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Re: 2019 Baseball

Post by SDHornet » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:52 pm

Hornets got smoked at Cal and then drop 2 of 3 at the John to NMSU. The Hornet pitching did well enough to win 2 of th 3 games, unfortunately in today's game the Hornets couldn't get it done at the plate when it mattered most.

UTRGV is now in 1st in the WAC and they face off with NMSU for the top spot next week. If the Hornets take care of business there is still a shot they can win the WAC regular season crown.
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Re: 2019 Baseball

Post by SDHornet » Sun May 19, 2019 11:33 am

Hornets finish the season 33-22 (18-9 WAC) and enter the WACT as the 3rd seed. Hornets would have won the regular season title had they not faltered at UVU last week. There was a 3 way tie for the WAC regular season title (NMSU, UTGRV, and newcomer CBU).

CBU is not eligible for post-season play until their transition into D1 is complete so they will not play in the WACT. Not much separating the top 4 seeds this year.

The WACT starts May 22 and the Hornets play UVU at 6 PM MST.

https://wacsports.com/tournaments/bsb/2018-19/index
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Re: 2019 Baseball

Post by Green Cookie Monster » Mon May 20, 2019 9:09 am

Hornets need to add some hitting power to the lineup. Need to figure out how to beat USF & St. Mary's too.
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