Riding their best baseball start since the 1960's UB Baseball will head down to Georgia to play a trio of southern based teams. While its true most of the Bulls competition this season has had RPI's which put them in the bottom 5th of college teams UB's split with VMI may indicate that Buffalo will be up to this weekends challenge.
|vs. Western Caro. @ Athens, GA
|vs. North Fla. @ Athens, GA
VMI currently has the 17th best RPI in the nation according to Boydsworld. The Keydets are 7-4 this season with losses at the hands of Buffalo, national poll topper Virginia (2), and another at the hads of UNC Wilmington who sits at #77 in the Boydsworld rpi standings.
VMI is even getting votes in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. UB's split with them is a big reason that the Bulls are already knocking on the door of a top 100 RPI ranking this season.
UB can do a lot to help their case this weekend when they go to Athens and take on the Bulldogs, Northern Florida, and Western Carolina.
The Bulldogs are up first and are off to a 6-6 start this season. After getting roughed up early in the season mainly by Georgia Southern and Florida State the Bulldogs have turned things around. Georgia has won their last four games and five of their last six.
After Georgia UB's pitchers will face their toughest game of the year in Western Carolina. The 8-2 Catamounts are coming off of a slugfest with #15 Clemson. Western Carolina ended up on the right side of an 18-12 decision. They opened the season by taking one of three from #2 Mississippi State, at Mississippi State.
Other than MSU nobody has kept Western Carolina under six runs in a game and they have put up as much as 20 on an opponent in that time.
The Bulls will wrap up the weekend with Northern Florida. This is the only suspect team UB will play. The Ospreys are 4-6 on the season but they themselves have played some better teams including #20 Florida Atlantic.