Here comes more discussion of pitching next season: It's no accident that the 2 BIG tourney finalists both had depth of reliable pitchers and they used them confidently. Teams relying on one ace alone (WI, OSU, NW, for instance) were good but not good enough in the end, sometimes boiling down to just one or two pitches in the crunch. The Gophers need to build not just depth of pitching but depth of really good pitching.There has been some discussion on pitching next season. However; when it comes to batting, if Strelow, Chavez and Kinch all come back and start, one would hope their hitting can improve. I believe DenHartog and Evans would be the only 300+ players returning to the lineup. Any word on Hansen or Costa returning and/or playing next season?
Piper more or less said it in one of her recent game interviews, the bats and the pitching haven't come together every game all season.....they just haven't.