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Omaha’s Encouraging Start
Until they suffered a midweek loss to Wichita State on Tuesday, Omaha was riding the longest winning streak in college baseball at 10 games. Entering the season, third year coach Evan Porter was optimistic about his team’s veteran leadership, defensive aptitude and the ability of the pitching staff to keep the club in ballgames.
What was less clear, however, is whether the Mavericks had enough offensive fire power to compete in the Summit League. In the two prior seasons with Porter at the helm, Omaha has finished just 12-40 and 15-35 respectively and they finished in the bottom of the conference in batting average (.238) and runs scored and home runs (15) last year.
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