Mike Anderson is hearing it today from Nebraska baseball fans who are upset with the way the season ended....but to be honest - nobody expected NU to be any good this year. Very low expectations of this team allowed them to gel and become a nice unit. However, when the chips were down - we saw why many thought this team would struggle. Not enough offense, not enough starting pitching, and no bullpen really hurt NU. They end the year 2-7!
UC Irvine won the regional like I thought they would because of pitching. When you have the No. 2 ERA in the nation - that should tell you about their arms. Good pitching beats good hitting and thus - Oral Roberts got sent home last night after a 8-0 win by Irvine. They will play LSU in the Super Regional. Let's hope they come back to Omaha - they were the story of the series last year.