The night before the UMBC baseball team started the America East tournament, pitcher Michael Austin addressed his teammates.
The redshirt senior told the Retrievers to envision each step of the weekend. To picture three victories, prevailing in the winners bracket and claiming the program's first conference title. To look forward to the celebration, the bus ride home and seeing UMBC appear on the screen during the NCAA tournament selection show.
The Retrievers heeded the Bethune-Cookman transfer's advice and have accomplished each task since last Thursday's discussion.
Entering a meeting with No. 1 seed Wake Forest on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Winston-Salem Regional,...