BYU almost choked it at the end of 9th. Now they have to win 2 more against GU.
Good pitching always beats good hitting. In the WCC conference, we just
don't see enough good pitching to compete when faced with that obstacle.
In fact, we probably go in over confident because we have looked awesome against
okay pitching and are not prepared, mentally, to play at the level you need when
faced with the occasional good pitcher. To compete at the next level, we also
need to improve our own pitching. The men have to be better all around and the
women need more than one good pitcher. I've been watching the softball
playoffs and there too many pitchers out there that are better than the best BYU
has to offer, despite how good Bull has looked all season.
A long time BYU fan, can't ignore sportswriter Harmon's theory that
the Cougars just never will win the important games. They just lack, whatever
it takes, to win the prize. Reference almost any sport and there it is.
The weakness all year, against better teams with better pitching, has been our
starting pitching. With the exception of Corless and Marshall, pitching has been
inadequate. The starters give up a bunch of runs, then the relief pitchers shut
the team out the rest of the game. Buffo is called the ace of the staff, but he
has a losing record because the losses came against teams with better pitchers.
Better pitching also shuts down good hitters. Then there is Shafer. First Team
all conference? Get two strikes on him and he is a sucker for the curve ball low
and away. But, in the end, I still say "Go Cougars." Win four in a row
Who is LMU?
Funny how you guys talk about wcc and the logo - nonsense talk. They are just in
a slump mode and they will be done sooner than you think. We have to win out (4
wins) the rest in wcc tourney and good luck with that!What's next? Go
Cougar Rugby!Just need to focus the whole thing including all other
sports. Well - I have to admit that I said this WCC Basketball is a joke with
their crackerjack gym and wcc Refs. Last season we were really bad and Gonzaga
deserve it but how many years in a row they won the wcc make you wonder. I like
to see this BYU Basketball go Independent or something to get out of this wcc.
From ranked to losers of four in a row. Perhaps a continuation of the Harmon
theory of BYU teams not being able to win in the clutch?
Juice BoxI, and many, many other BYU fans, like the sailor's
hat logo, which, btw, has been around for decades.
Man, that Cougar logo needs to go! Especially the one with a sailor hat.Who thought of that? Stick with the oval Y, block Y, or bYu one.
As disappointing as this is, no one should be surprised. Just like most BYU
teams that play in the WCC, they just aren't ready to compete on a bigger
stage. I would love to see them win and move ahead, but instead of criticizing
coaches, players, etc. to me it's a simple matter that by playing tougher
competition, a team gets better. In the WCC, BYU teams just don't improve
or don't improve enough to move up.
Corless pitched well and so did Marshall. Hope the offense kicks in