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Softball Out, Baseball In (pretty much...)

Schedule and being one-and-done in the Conference USA tournament clearly hurt FIU softball, which will be none-and-home for the NCAA tournament. Conference USA regular season and tournament champion Tulsa got the conference's automatic bid with Alabama-Birmingham getting the at-large bid.

No. 2 seed UAB got upset in the first round of the conference tournament, by Marshall, just as East Carolina upset No. 3 FIU. The Blazers were 31-25, 15-8 in conference compared to 33-20 and 15-9 for FIU. But UAB also took two of three from FIU head-to-head, played the second toughest non-conference schedule in the nation and had four wins against teams in the top 35 of RPI. In fact, UAB got sent to the regional in Athens, Georgia, home of No. 4 seed Georgia, which UAB smoked 8-0 this season.

BASEBALL

Meanwhile, baseball's win Sunday not only prevented a Middle Tennessee State sweep but nearly clinched a spot in the conference tournament for FIU. Only FAU sweeping UAB (won't happen) while FIU gets swept by anemic Tulane (definitely won't happen) could prevent FIU from making the tournament. 

FIU hopes all is well with Mike Franco by that time.

 

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Let's hope our boys show up in conference tournament. Would have been nice to win series against MIddle Tennessee but you never know what you're going up get from this team. Here's hoping bats wake up and support good pitching!

Go FIU!!!

Sad to see Softball finish the season like that. They picked up a great recruiting class last year and might be one year away from going deep in the conference tournament. Take the good and learn from the bad ladies..

Im not sure how far Baseball would have to go in the C-USA tournament to make the NCAA Regional Tournament. Im assuming they would need to go at least Semi's or Finals. That pitching staff is on fire, can we get the bats swinging??

Go Panthers!

NEAL

Im going to the New Herald building tomorrow (Tue) for the All-Dade pic's. If you are at work around 4pm I will swing by.
I hope its not complicated to get to the new building..

Hey, Gooch. The building is easy to find. The US Southern Command, an incredibly massive facility, is next door. We're in its former location. I'll be gone by the time you get here, doing the pickup thing.

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