notta, you may not be winning, but you have to make a case for positive program improvement. What I don't think we saw was a really strong argument abour recruiting. We were getting some nice 5th year guys sniffing at GW and/or playing. Transfers. Actually there was a bit of movement on the pitching, but we just suffered at the plate and at key times in the field.
This is why Nero gets the big bucks.
If anything, I am reminded of the addage about a group of people being chased by a bear, You don't really have to be faster than the bear, just faster than one of the other people being chased. Baseball, if it had any improvement, wasn't enough to outshine any other sport. Saftball made it to the A10 title game. The Colonials were playing and nearly beating the perennial powers in the A10. Over the last two or three seasons, there was steady improvement in the field for the Colonials--one or two field players at a time were bigtime talents. The other players have developed to round out the team.
Baseball produced a number for good players over the past 5 years, but it just wasn't the level of a quality program that was going to play at least 550 or 600 ball and challenge for a title.