The dust has settled and the baseball, grilling and partying are over. The first College World Series held at the brand new TD Ameritrade Park wrapped up with South Carolina's 5-2 win over Florida on June 28, completing a championship series sweep and giving the Gamecocks their second straight title.
The bats came alive, the pitching came through and the first full weekend of Summit League competition ended with UNO sitting atop the conference. A double-header sweep of Fort Wayne on Friday and Oakland on Sunday left the Mavs 4-0 in the league, two games ahead of their closest competitor.
The UNO baseball team earned their second win of the year in the first game of a three-game set at Seattle. The Mavs dropped the next two in a doubleheader and returned from a road trip to Washington 2-9 on the year.
When the UNO baseball team went to Pullman, Wash. last weekend, the plan was to play baseball. Eventually that happened, but it came after four days, a snow delay and two doubleheaders.
Just because the UNO baseball team is the new team on the block doesn't mean they intend on easing their way into Division I baseball. In their second official year as a D-1 baseball team, and first as a full-time Summit League member, Head Coach Bob Herold wants to dive right in, especially when it comes to scheduling.
After a long trip to the Pacific Northwest, the UNO baseball team returned to the region and faced Missouri last Tuesday and Northern Colorado over the weekend. The Mavs fell 14-4 to the Tigers in Columbia, Mo. then went 1-2 against the Bears in Greely, Col.
Two weeks after UNO ended North Dakota State's 16-game winning streak, the Mavs have yet to find their own winning ways and have lost eight of their last nine. In the middle of a stretch that includes 15 games on the road, the Mavs lost games last week 8-4 and 1-0 to Minnesota, then 4-1, 4-3 and 5-4 in 11 innings to future Summit League opponent Oakland.