Monday Musings - The Home Improvement Edition

So the Beer Draft on Saturday and home improvement projects on Sunday basically took me away from the computer all weekend, so Monday morning does not actually leave me much time to opine.  Lucky for me, some great wrap-ups are out there and I will just link away.  Thanks to Uribe for his stout coverage of the solid baseball weekend and to The Boy for the Diamond Sports wrap-up.  Off we go.

Baseball:

3-1 on the week was, one again, just what this team needed.  The loss to kU in KC is tough, but they came back well against a decent TTech team. 

This coming week is the most important of the season, as the team goes on the road for the entire time.  Eastern Illinois and Missouri State are in the middle of the week, and three at NU on the weekend.  NU is only 5-16 in the league, but Lincoln is a tough place to play.  3-2 on the week is probably a must, and 4-1 puts you in really great shape for the final home stand.

Softball:

In a word, disappointing for the week.  1-3 in 4 home games.  Now we need help to win the conference in the regular season.  No need to rehash what has already been...um...hashed, so check out the Diamond Sports Update for all the knowledge you need on the previous softball week.  For this coming week, Mizzou is home against a 8-8 NU squad.  With a sweep and OU loss, they will "tie" for the title.  UT and Baylor are bringing up the rear right now at 11-6 to Mizzou's 11-5, so a sweep would at least guarantee the #2 tournament spot next weekend.

Tennis:

A fairly solid season ended for the Tigers as they finish 9-12 and with 4 wins in conference, including a conference tournament win against kU before losing to #1 seed Baylor on Friday morning.  They will lose two solid seniors in Sofia Ayala and Jessica Giugiolli, but most of the returning talent will only be juniors and sophomores as this young team looks to continue their improvement.

Track:

It almost seems to be repetitive, but senior Chris Rohr owns the top throw of the college season currently (this time in the hammer, in the indoor season it was the weight throw).  Rohr won a Drake Relays title, as did senior thrower Krishna Lee in the same event.  Elisha Hunt also came in third.  The team will travel BACK down to Arkansas this coming weekend to participate in the Arkansas Twilight Festival before getting a 2-week break leading up to the Outdoor Championships down in Lubbock.

Women's Golf:

Perhaps the biggest shock of the weekend, as the team finished tied for last place.  Junior Julia Potter, ranked 82nd (according to golfstat.com) could only muster a tied for 20th finish as she seemed to be off all weekend.  Junior Michelle Morgan was next, then senior Chelsea Schreiwer.  Bringing up the rear was sophomore Lindsay Haupt and freshman Marissa Cook.  I am guessing this ends the season for the Tigers in a pretty disappointing way.

Football:

Great to see Brown and Sulak get picked, though I say shame on KC for not picking Coffman and perhaps thinking he would be there in another four picks.  And can you really doubt that Tommy Saunders will make an NFL squad?

Up Next:

Men's Golf tees off in the Big XII Championships today.  Perhaps the men will surprise us in a good way the way the ladies went in the other direction.  Other than that, just baseball, softball and track for the week.

Random Thoughts:

  • I don't know that I can stomach a Game 7 already for the Devils
  • I have to say I am quite pleased with the Jets, except they still did not address the WR position.  I think the trade to get Sanchez was fine based on what/who they gave up and I had no problem with the trade on Day 2 to get Green from Iowa.
  • Wow the Mets are devoid of solid pitchers not named Johan Santana
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