Although UVU has been able to come home for a week after facing Nevada, they hit the road again this week to take on another nationally ranked team in California State Fullerton on March 2.
This will be the first time the Wolverines will face off against the Titans. This will also mark the halfway point of their month-long road slate.
Although the Titans of Cal State were ranked at the beginning of the season (No. 25), UVU head coach Eric Madsen understands that they are not a team to take lightly.
“Fullerton is an outstanding team,” Madsen said. “We have got our hands full this weekend. We need to play the way we are capable of playing.”
Although UVU has not had their best start of a season, senior shortstop Jake Rickenbach says that it is not just beating Fullerton on the field that will get them the win, but it should be an all-around victory.
“I just think we have to keep at it,” Rickenbach said. “I just feel we need to be more mentally tough. Things will start going our way.”
UVU’s offense has delivered in games past, scoring 15 runs in a game earlier in the season, but their cumulative earned-run average was 8.42 heading into the weekend.
“We have to take care of the baseball on the mound,” Madsen said. “That usually starts with finding the strikez one.”
By Alex Rivera