A Bearcat team that was sub-.500 earned the 2 seed in the AAC tournament, yet the media wasn’t giving them the respect a typical 2 seed would have. East Carolina was the clear favorite, but UC wasn’t having it.
This team was projected to finish dead last in the conference. They did just the opposite. The Bearcats came into Clearwater swinging.
51 runs in only four games. 12.75 runs per game, and an average 7.5 margin of victory. That is what happens when you win the championship game 22-5 and tally up 24 hits.
Let’s just say if you took a shot after every run, it wouldn’t be a fun time for you.
— F5 TeddyBearcats (@f5teddybearcats) May 26, 2019
The Bearcats also knocked in 10+ runs in 3 of the 4 tournament games, and 8+ in all 4.
This was not done against a mediocre conference. The American will send 4 or 5 teams to the tournament this year, including 2 of which the Bearcats beat in the tournament.
Nineteen seventy-four. (Might be the last time the Bengals won a playoff game?)
It has been 45 years since Cincinnati baseball played in the NCAA tournament. Well, that streak is now snapped.
— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) May 26, 2019
History has been rewritten, as the Bearcats clinched a spot in the big show.
Sport-Wide Success for UC
Cincinnati sports this year have been dominant to say the least…
-Football: 11-2 record, bowl victory over Virginia Tech
-Men’s Basketball: 28-7 record, AAC champs, NCAA tournament appearance
-Women’s Basketball: 24 wins, WNIT Elite 8
-Baseball: AAC Champions, NCAA tournament auto-bid
It is a great time to be a Bearcat. Cincinnati’s sports had a phenomenal 2018-19 year. A year which is now continuing, as the baseball team will be dancing for the first time since 1974.