Rhys’ piece: baseball taking strides towards Omaha

The baseball team was 26-10 as of Wednesday, April 16. This includes a 10-8 record in Conference USA play.

This team, which has had so much hype, has lost 10 games and multiple series that they shouldn’t have.

These include series like those against the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Louisiana Tech University.

There is also the complete series loss, in which they did not win a single game, against C-USA – and national – powerhouse program in Rice University.

They will, if they want to get to Omaha for the College World Series, have to face off again with Rice, and more than likely that will be the C-USA championships.

There are 21 regular season games left, with 11 at home in Miami. I truly think that they need to win at minimum 14 wins in the remainder of the season.

This maybe allows a loss to teams like Florida Atlantic University, who they play four times in the remainder of the season – including a weekend series which begins tonight, Friday, April 18 – and one or two to East Carolina University.

That amount of wins can happen, as we saw at the beginning of the season but, they don’t need to get cocky if they get a lot of wins.

In my mind there are some definite wins that need to happen.

The final game against the University of South Florida needs to be a win, as well as all four of the games against St. Peter’s University in Miami.

I would be ok with the Panthers dropping a single game to the Pirates of ECU since they are also one of the powerhouse programs in C-USA.

However, when May 21 comes around and the C-USA tournament starts, the Panthers need to be in primetime form and not lose anything because I doubt that Head Coach Turtle Thomas and the rest of the program will be getting an invite to a regional, none-the-less Omaha if they lose in the C-USA tournament.




About the Author

Rhys Williams
: Sports Director, Class of 2016, Physical Education: Coaching (Major), Communication Arts (Minor), Sports Enthusiast with a Focus on Football and Track & Field.

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