Tuesday, May 3, 2011
We'll admit it; we were wrong...
but then again, so were a lot of people.
Back in late February, we said David Perno may as well get his resume ready and may not even last the season. For a team that had falled off a cliff, and was just 3-8 heading down to Macon for an early March mid week matchup with Mercer, it was pretty easy to doubt the man.
But something clicked, and the team pulled off 5 in a row starting with that game in Macon, and including a big west coast road trip. They've since won a series against Ole Miss in Oxford and Tennessee in Knoxville, swept Mississippi St, won a series against LSU in Athens, and most recently, knocked off a #9 Tech in Atlanta and took the series against #14 Arkansas this past weekend.
Naming himself pitching coach seems to have worked well, with Michael Palazzone SEC Pitcher of the Week and the pitching staff having a solid year. Now, hitting is down all over college baseball with the rule changes on bats, but pitching has not been the problem like it was last year.
So, I'm sure to several's surprise, we at S&G will proudly own up to our mistakes and admit when we're wrong. David Perno, keep on GATA, and lead our Diamond Dawgs to the NCAAs in a month (we're projected by most to be a 2 seed in various regionals when things get under way May 3).