The Ouch List: Week SixAnalysis
Owwwww-chuh! Things are getting worse and worse as we move onward, StitchHeads. Yep, the Pain Train continue to roll on unencumbered as we head toward the end of the second month of the season. The biggest theme we’re starting to see is Northern teams who drop a game or two and their RPI rankings plummet out of control. You’ll see some of those examples below.
Let’s get to this weeks dishonor roll as conference play heats up to the boiling point.
– USC… EAST AND WEST
What Happened: Both USC and South Carolina got swept this weekend.
Why It Hurts: Looks like we won’t be adding to their national title trophy cases.
Ack! It was NOT a good week to be a Trojan or a Cock. USC (west) got swept at Stanford by a combined 34-2, which included a total of just 15 hits against that vaunted Cardinal pitching staff. USC (east) lost all three games to Georgia by a combined 21-8 and was held scoreless in 23 of the 27 innings of play. Both USC teams also lost midweek games to UC Irvine and The Citadel respectively, and both teams blew late leads and lost by a single run. Grrrrr!