Monday, May 27, 2013

Falcon Baseball is #4 seed

The Falcons have their assignment and they will be travelling to Louisville to play in their sub-regional.  They are joined by two big names in college baseball--Oklahoma State and Miami (FL).  BG will play Louisville at 6 pm on Friday, and the game will be carried on ESPN3.  It is a double elimination tournament and the winner goes to a "Super" regional to play for a spot in Omaha.

Louisville is a very strong team, as you would expect.  They are 46-12, 20-4 in the Big East.  They did not win their tournament and have entered as an at-large team.  They are ranked #15 in the Baseball America rankings, down from #10 after an 0-2 week.  Prior to that week they had won 16 straight, including a 3 game sweep of Pitt, who was also ranked.

Here's BG's record in the event, from the website.

This will be the fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament for Bowling Green all time, as they have compiled a record of 2-6 in such games. In 1972, the Falcons made their first appearance in school history, earning a 2-2 record. In the first ever NCAA Tournament game for the Falcons, the Orange and Brown defeated Northern Illinois 2-0. They would follow that up with a 7-5 win over Central Michigan. Needing just one win to be crowned as District IV champions, the Falcons would lose two straight games to Iowa and fall just short of a College World Series appearance.
I remember that deal with Iowa...listening to the games on the radio.  I was a young child...

Anyway, the first step is to get onto the field and get your shot.  Go Falcons!

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