June 2008

Regional

Regionals began this weekend and it was a very competitive one at that. We
started off against Stony Brook on Friday night and they played us extremely
tough and never gave up, but we were able to pull that game out, 9-7. On Saturday,
we played Oklahoma, who had beaten a very strong Vanderbilt team on Friday. We won, 15-3, behind Mike Leake and his customary eight strong innings…not to
mention the offense banged out 15 hits.

On Sunday, we faced Oklahoma for the second
time and cruised to a 12-0 victory and clinched a super regional berth. Josh
Satow took the hill in the decisive game and threw 7.1 three-hit scoreless
innings and still had plenty left in the tank.  It was also nice to get Ike
Davis back on the mound where we have missed him for the last month or more
because of a rib injury. He threw a hitless and scoreless ninth Sunday.

This
weekend was a lot of fun. Playoff baseball is always exciting because every game
is so intense and against such good competition.

Super-regionals are next
week and we will play the winner of Fresno State and University of San Diego’s
game tonight. Fresno State has come on very strong as a four seed and USD has a
great starting rotation anchored by my buddy Brian Matusz. He has been lights
out all season and they are rolling, so it will be fun to see how that plays out
tonight so we can start preparing for the weekend.

I’ll check in with you guys again
next week, and I want to wish all my friends and teammates good luck on Thursday
with the draft.