2022 Baseball Week 5- vs Presbyterian; WKU (CUSA-TV/ ESPN+)

The Niners sit at 10-5 after a 3-1 week. This was our final OOC weekend before C-USA play begins.

So conference season is here! We host Presby on Tuesday and then welcome WKU to town.

Week 5 Schedule:

Tuesday- Presbyterian 6:00 (radio only)

Friday- WKU 6:05 --Truist Field (CUSA-TV)
Saturday- WKU 3:00- The Hayes (CUSA-TV)
Sunday- WKU 1:00- The Hayes (ESPN+)

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Games of interest for Week 5:

TEAM 2022 RPI 2022 Record WEEK 5
CHARLOTTE 118 10-5 Host Presbyterian & WKU(3)
LOUISVILLE 42 11-4 Host N. Kentucky, Bellarmine, & Notre Dame(3)
UCONN 18 11-2 At USC, LBSU, & UCSD (3)
SOUTH FLORIDA 226 10-6 At FIU, Host Mercer (3)
WEST VIRGINA 66 9-5 At Duke, High Point, & Campbell (3)
GARDNER-WEBB 243 8-10 At South Carolina, Host High Point (3)
PURDUE 87 14-0 Host Dayton, Vs Illinois St (4)
WESTERN ILLINOIS 260 1-12 at S Illinois-Edwardsville, At N. Colorado (3)
LONGWOOD 216 6-10 Host Norfolk St & UNC Asheville (3)
APP STATE 96 6-8 at NC A&T, Host Georgia Southern (3)
PRESBYTERIAN 207 8-8 at CLT, Host USC-Upstate (3)
WESTERN KENTUCKY 288 8-7 At Belmont & CLT (3)
CAMPBELL* 110 7-8 at UNCG, Host WVU (3)
DAVIDSON^ 134 12-3 Host William &Mary (2), & LaFayette (3)
OLD DOMINION 150 13-1 Host ECU, At MTSU (3)
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 277 9-7 Host Texas & ECU (3)
UTSA 152 10-5 At Houston Baptist, Host LaTech (3)
WINTHROP (H/H) 205 4-11 at Wofford, Host JMU (3)
SOUTHERN MISS 61 10-6 Host Alabama & FAU (3)
MTSU 136 6-10 Host Austin Peay & ODU (3)
COASTAL CAROLINA 49 10-6 At NC State, Host ULM (3)
UAB 113 11-4 Host Jacksonville St, At Rice (3)
UNC ASHEVILLE 227 4-10 Host Lafayette, At Longwood (3)
NC A&T 270 6-9 Host App St & Canisius (3)
MARSHALL 186 10-5-1 At Ohio State, Ohio, & FIU (3)
NORTH CAROLINA 9 14-2 Host VMI & Richmond, At Duke (3)
RICE 190 3-13 Host SFA, Sam Houston, & UAB (3)
FAU 210 13-4 Host NDSU, At Southern Miss (3)
SOUTH CAROLINA 57 9-6 Host Gardner-Webb, At Tennessee (3)
LOUISIANA TECH 39 11-5 At ULM & UTSA (3)
FIU 241 7-10 Host USF & Marshall (3)
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Predicted standings for C-USA from Warren Nolan:

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clt asks what happened to Rice?

Karma

3 different coaches over the past 5 seasons.

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McCabe still sitting…starting to feel like last season.

Bats are slumping a little but got some big hits when they were needed tonight. Their starter kept us off the board for the most part.

Pitching was solid, 8 scoreless innings. Took care of business with a midweek W.

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Furman (again) and Jackson provided the offense. Furman’s having a terrific year. He makes this team go. Knight seems to be a little off lately at the plate. And it sure would help if Big Maple was back in the line-up for conference play.

Knight was 1-4 with a liner caught at the wall in center and a line out to 2B…not off much.
Big David is definitely gonna make a difference this weekend.

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I’m only the most casual of fans, but to my eyes, it’s easy to see that Big Maple makes a huge difference in our lineup. It isn’t just his production; it’s how they pitch to batters around him, etc. He is a huge weapon.

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Very interesting how he predicts our RPI will really zoom when conference play starts. Looks like the current league RPI isn’t terrific.

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Switching up the rotation a little bit:

Giesting - FRI
Lancaster - SAT
Hansen - SUN

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@Mr_Bojangles

Who is our best arm right now in the starting rotation, in your opinion? Geisting?

Anyone know if McCabe is playing this weekend?

Yes Giesting has been our guy. All 3 of our weekend guys have been good though. Lancaster has been impressive. Hansen had a hiccup this weekend. Really only had a bad inning and has been pretty consistent.

Word has it, he’s supposed to give it a go tonight.