CNU baseball looking like national title contender


WE’RE GETTING CLOSE TO THE COLLEGE BASEBALL POSTSEASON, AND A TEAM TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON IS CHRISTOPER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY— THEY’RE NOT JUST GOOD—THEY’RE SICK—-THREE TIMES, THEY’VE MADE IT TO THE DIVISION THREE WORLD SERIES, AND AS I FOUND OUT EARLIER THIS WEEK, THEY’RE IN THE CONVERSATION AGAIN. (I’D SAY WE’RE PRETTY FIERCE. VERY AGGRESSIVE. I THINK PITCHERS ARE PRETTY SCARED, WHEN THEY KNOW THEY HAVE TO FACE THE CAPTAINS. IF YOU LOOK AT THE STATS— AND THE STATURE OF THIS CNU TEAM, YOU’LL KNOW WHY—- THEY TALK ABOUT HOW WE LOOK LIKE A DIVISION I TEAM. I’VE HEARD THAT MOST PITCHERS COME UP TO ME BEFORE THEY PITCH AGAINST US, BE LIKE, ‘I DON’T WANT TO PITCH AGAINST Y’ALL.’ RANKED NUMBER TWO IN THE NATION, THE CAPTAINS ARE NOT ONLY THE BEST HOME-RUN HITTING TEAM IN AMERICA. WHEN YOU STRIKE THAT KIND OF FEAR IN OPPONENTS, MAKES YOU FEEL PRETTY GOOD. THEY SCORE MORE RUNS PER GAME, THAN ANY TEAM, DIVISION THREE, TWO OR EVEN ONE. IT’S A LOT OF FUN, AND IT GOES TO SHOW YOU HOW DEEP WE ARE. EVERYBODY ON THE TEAM CAN HIT. THERE’S NO EASY OUT. IS A SMASHER FROM SMITHFIELD WHO LEADS ALL OF DIVISION THREE WITH 13 HOME RUNS, — IN DECEMBER, HE WAS INVITED TO WHAT’S CALLED THE POWER SHOWCASE HOME RUN DERBY AT THE HOME OF THE MIAMI MARLINS—- IT WAS JUST A LOT OF FUN, MEETING A LOT OF GUYS WHO PLAYED AROUND THE COUNTRY, A LOT OF THE TOP PLAYERS AND COLLEGES AROUND THE COUNTRY. AGAINST SOME OF TEH BEST HITTERS FROM DIVISIONS TWO, THREE AND JUNIOR COLLEGE, HE FINISHED RUNNER UP. IT WAS AWESOME TO SEE HOW I STACKED UP AGAINST THOSE GUYS, IN TERMS OF HIS 32 STOLEN BASES ARE SECOND BEST IN THE COUNTRY. TALENT-WISE THIS TEAM IS VERY CAPABLE OF MAKING THE WORLD SERIES. CNU HAS MADE THE DIVISION III WORLD SERIES THREE TIMES, ONCE IN 2002, 2003 AND ONCE IN 2012. THE GROUP THAT MADE IT IN 02 MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, BUT FELL SHORT. THIS GROUP FEELS LIKE THEY FINISH THE DEAL. WE WANT TO BE BETTER THAN THAT TEAM, WE WANT TO GO A STEP FURTHER, WE WANT TO WIN THE WORLD SERIES. LAST YEAR, WE WERE ONE OR TWO GAMES AWAY IN THE REGIONALS. SO, THAT’S BEEN OUR GOAL ALL YEAR. THEY’LL KEEP SWINGING I THINK WE DEFINITELY WANT TO BE KNOWN AS TEH BEST TEAM EVER TO STEP FOOT ON THIS FIELD. BUT FOR MORE THAN STATS.

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