I just wanted to draw some attention to SCU baseball and the season to date. Broncos are riding a 9 game winning streak having just swept USF over the weekend. It’s the team’s longest winning streak since 1997. The team sits currently in 3rd place in the conference standings with six conference games remaining…3 @ Portland; 3 vs Gonzaga. The top six qualify for the conference tournament in Las Vegas…3 vs 6 and 4 vs 5 (Single Elimination). Those two winners join seeds 1 & 2 in a double elimination format.
It’s been quite awhile since SCU baseball has been relevant in the conference and congratulations to Coach Filter and the team. They play #7 Stanford tonight at home, and I hope there’s a big crowd there.
My dad was a member of the 1962 team that fell to Michigan in the title game. I wish this group much success going forward.
Broncos beat the Zags 4-2 yesterday in opening round of WCC baseball tournament in Vegas. SCU swept the Zags last week. We are the #3 seed and now will play #2 Portland tonight. #1 seed LMU vs #5 seed SMC.
The tournament now becomes a double elimination format with winner receiving automatic bid to NCAA tournament.
You’re correct on the format. There’s some margin for error with a loss today but the path becomes a little more difficult and taxing on your pitching staff.
A win today really puts us in the driver’s seat! LMU/Portland loser heads home, and winner faces loser of SCU/SMC.
LMU’s loss was unexpected as both #1 and #2 seeds meet today in an elimination game. I know baseball has a RPI too, and I don’t how Broncos will be viewed as an at large target, if team fails to win conference tournament.
Lastly, I attended SCU from 85-89 and know we made the NCAA tournament at least two years. I’m not positive, but want to say in 88’ and 89’. I don’t remember if we captured conference outright or received an at large back when it was WCAC.
Up 6-1 now going into the bottom of the 4th inning.
Announcers are saying the championship game will be tomorrow at 1pm Pacific time on ESPNU. As others mentioned earlier in this thread, if we win today and win that game tomorrow, we are in the Big Dance. If we win today but lose tomorrow, then we would still get another game (double elimination tournament).