Friday, March 27, 2009

The perfect baseball weather...

...or not.

We haven't played baseball here at Sam Houston since the three game thrashing dealt out by UT- San Antonio last weekend. Three games have been rained out, Tuesday against Baylor at Don Sanders, Wednesday against Houston Baptist at the Don, and the first game of this weekends home conference series against Northwestern State.

This will no longer be just a normal conference series. The Bearkats are coming off of a tough sweep and have been sitting idly for five full days. It also seems as if every team in the conference is sitting right around .500 in SLC play. So this will not be a run of the mill series, the Kats will be fighting the fatigue of having not played. They will be struggling to shake off the cobwebs from being let down by mother nature. In a sport where you play every day of the week, sitting for five straight days can be completely detrimental.

Saturday (weather permitting) will now be a double header against Northwestern State and Sunday (weather permitting) will be the series finale. Sam Houston has a team ERA of 6.00 but NWST is not bringing a staff much better with a team ERA of 5.87. That puts both teams at the bottom of the conference in pitching. If you were looking for the pitching to wake back up, this may not be the series for that. I would expect runs. The Bearkats have the best team batting average in the conference and are second in hits. This may be the weekend that the runs come back. Although the Kats are leading in hitting, they are just sixth in runs scored.

This could be a very interesting and important series for Sam Houston. It all gets started tomorrow at 1:30 (weather permitting).

1 comment:

TVs Mike Oder said...

K ROD WROTE A BLOG! Saturday was beautiful for baseball. Although I'm sure the wind was blowing pretty hard.