Louisville, KY (WAVE) Last season was bitter sweet for U of L baseball. On the one hand, they accomplished their goal of making it to the College World Series. But when they got there, they fizzled. Losing both of their games to Indiana and Oregon State, forcing them to come home early.
That bad taste has been in this team's mouth ever since, and has been a driving force for them all season. "That's what's driving us to get back. That's what we've been talking about since August," said senior, Shane Crain. In the past, simply making it to Omaha was this team's goal, but not anymore. The bar has been set much higher after crashing the College World Series twice in school history. "The goal is to win a National Championship. We want to get there and we want to take care of business this time," said junior, Zach Lucas.
Obviously, the Cards goal is to get back to Omaha and win the College World Series, which means, focusing on every detail. And they say, don't expect them to overlook their opening round opponent, Kent State. "At this point in the season, you can't look past anybody. Everybody's playing good baseball. So, even if their name's not that big, you can't really look past them. They're just as good as everybody else now," senior, Kyle Gibson.
Every detail is addressed in practices leading up to that first Regional game against the Golden Flashes, with Omaha in the back of their minds, for now.
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