Well regionals have finally come. As everyone knows we are the #1 seed. Most of the team was shocked not only that we got that seed, but also that we were dealt such a hard regional with the #1 ranking. I guess we should have expected this though. West coast teams are consistently given hard regionals. I am not sure how much everyone pays attention to the teams we play, but obviously ASU is pretty good. We split two games with them during the season, and they are playing pretty well right now. I dont know much about Texas Tech, but they finished 2nd in the Big 12, which means they have to pretty good. And that program has been very good over the last 6 or 7 years.
I wish I could help out all of the guessing going on about our pitching
rotation, but I dont even think we have announced it yet. I am almost positive
that Kirk will pitch on Saturday, I would be surprised if he doesnt. Tonight I
am not sure what is happening.
As for what we do during regionals, its pretty basic. We had a little banquet
yesterday with all of the teams. Nothing big, just food and each coach talked
a little about their team. Today we are having a team lunch in the afternoon
to get ready. Then I am sure a lot of us will go early to the
field to watch the first game. Probably one of the more surprising things we
are doing this year is setting a team curfew while at home. When we stay in
hotels we always have one, so we are treating this weekend like a road trip and
each player is expected to be at their apt by a specified time.
Well thats it for now. I will try to keep people updated on who is pitching
and what is going on before each game. For now we are just excited to get
going and hopefully it will be a very rewarding regional for us.