Sunday, February 28, 2016

Palmetto State Baseball team of the week, Feb. 22-28: Wofford

Wofford (4-0 for the week)
(beat USC Upstate, Rider, Evansville and UNC Asheville)

I remember going on a Wofford fan discussion board a few years back and reading conversations about the Terriers' baseball program.  Some fans wanted a change in coaches; others wanted to stay the course.

Those in coach Todd Interdonato's corner have been proven correct.  After losing seasons in Interdonato's first six seasons. The Terriers won a school-record 32 games in 2014, breaking a streak of 21 consecutive losing seasons. A 7-0 start in 2015 set the stage for a school-record 39 wins a season ago.

Sunday's 8-5 victory over UNC Asheville allowed Wofford to match the 7-0 start.  All seven wins game came against different teams.

Last year, Wofford's first loss of the season came in Game 8 at Clemson. Care to guess where the Terriers play Tuesday? Good. You're paying attention.

Also considered
Clemson (3-0) -- Swept James Madison

Erskine (4-0) -- Beat Newberry; swept Limestone in 3-game conference series
Furman (3-0) -- Swept Dayton
Lander (4-0+) -- beat Newberry; swept a conference series at Young Harris
North Greenville (4-0) -- Beat Mars Hill; swept Emmanuel in 3-game conference series
Presbyterian (3-0) --Swept Dayton
South Carolina (5-0) -- Beat Appalachian State & Winthrop; swept 3 games from Penn State
The Citadel (3-0) -- Swept Siena
USC Beaufort (4-0) -- Swept Ave Maria in 3-game conference series; matched best start in school history (14-2)
Voorhees (4-1) -- Split a DH wiith Lincoln; Swept 3-game series with College of Faith

Past winners
Jan. 29-31: Newberry
Feb. 1-7: Southern Wesleyan
Feb. 8-14: Francis Marion
Feb. 15-22: USC Aiken

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