As the Bombers dominated the state of Louisiana in their opening road trip this past weekend, eight rostered Bombers were not on the bus to Acadiana and Baton Rouge.
Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Texas Tech are all making splashes in the college baseball postseason, and each of those four universities is represented on the Bombers roster for the 2019 season.
Oklahoma State: Jake Taylor, Jake Lyons
Lyons pitched six innings against Nebraska on Saturday, striking out six batters, walking one and allowing two runs to take home the postseason win.
South Carolina: Dylan Harley, Wesley Sweatt
Both Sweatt and Harley saw SEC tournament action against LSU. Sweatt recorded 3.1 innings and three strikeouts against LSU in the Gamecocks 6-8 loss.
Texas A&M: Chris Weber, Joseph Menefee, Ty Coleman
All three Aggies have seen action during A&M’s postseason activities. Coleman recorded a home run in A&M’s 11-2 win over Fordham on Saturday. Menefee, who has been impressive for the Aggies this season, struck out two batters in 0.2 innings pitched in the first meeting with Duke on Friday and West Virginia on Sunday.
Texas Tech: Hunter Dobbins
Dobbins was able to get some innings in during Texas Tech’s Big 12 tournament run. The freshman from Bryan, TX slung six innings against West Virginia, striking out five and walking one in the Raiders 0-2 loss to the Mountaineers.
Even without a decent handful of their DI players, the Bombers went 3-0 on the road, keeping the state of Louisiana winless from Friday to Sunday. General Manager Brian Nelson is proud of the job his incomplete roster has done thus far but acknowledges the long road ahead.
“It’s important to get off to a good start in this league, but it’s difficult as we wait on the rest of our roster to arrive,” Nelson says. “I couldn’t be happier with this group and what they have accomplished so far, but it is just the beginning and we have a lot of work to do.”