On a more serious note, the trip was a blast. We played competitive baseball all week, and easily could have come home with two or three more wins from the three one-run losses. The pitching staff was solid all week, from the starters to the penitentiary. Andrew Duprat threw a complete game shut out while simultaneously hitting the same player on the other team three times (he looked at Duprat the wrong way his first at-bat) and Andrew Kelley shoved his fastball in Palm Beach Atlantic's face as we played the most exciting game I've ever been a part of.
Our northern schedule kicks off this Sunday, with a double dip down at New Haven. We're hoping to knock of an NE-10 opponent for the first time this year, after coming close twice in Florida. Whether we get to play these games, however, is entirely up to Mother Nature and how long she intends to continue this sinister plan of overlapping winter and spring.
We open up our home schedule with two games against Southern New Hampshire on Friday, April 8th. So grab your parkas and bring your friends to see at least a few innings.
One last note: the Saint Mike's baseball program will celebrate a triumvirate of birthdays over the coming weekend, with Chad Estey (Friday), Tim McDonnell (Saturday), and Tony Bonvechio (Sunday) all moving one year closer to the real world.
"I usually take a two-hour nap from 1:00 to 4:00."
- Yogi Berra