Duly noted, and edited. Maybe it's the Columbus weather that has me still thinking it's April.
I believe I read somewhere that in the most recent rankings by the softball committee before official seeds were announced, Minnesota was No. 7. Since then, went 6-0, including winning the Big Ten. So, win six straight, including some high quality wins over tough teams, and drop completely out of the top 16. Makes sense.
Is it a fluke if he takes the team to the tournament again this year?
I think that the point I was going for is this: I'm not sure what Ohio State baseball can actually be in the current NCAA. Recruits don't wanna play baseball in the midwest when they can go to Georgia, Louisville, South Carolina, etc. where the weather is much nicer and there's no break in playing because there's snow on the ground. Perhaps the ceiling of the program right now is a tournament appearance but no deep runs. I'm not too familiar with what all Beals has done since being here, but his overall record as an OSU coach is pretty good. He lost his top 4 hitters and arguably 2 best pitchers after last year, and that's hard to bounce back from immediately if you can't get elite recruits.
Maybe OSU should push for Fickell to be on the baseball staff. There's a guy who can recruit Ohio
Nice catch. Now that I look over this, I must've meant components. The point I was trying to make is that they were driving forces propelling the team to success.
Rutgers is pretty good at men's lacrosse, actually. Still, Ohio State probably should've won that game.