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National topics / Re: 2017 D-III World Series
« Last post by Sluggerdad on Today at 06:38:09 pm »
That looked ugly as sin.  Since they have to bring another starter back on 2 days rest tomorrow, expect more of the same.  This pitching staff was not built for a tournament play obviously, but for three game weekends, once per week,  in the California sunshine.
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South Region football / Re: FB: Presidents' Athletic Conference
« Last post by WashJeff68 on Today at 06:16:55 pm »
Nothing to do with football, but as I write this ThePresidents are playing in the final series for he DIII Baseball championship. Their coach played for Alleghany when they won, and he could win as a coach this year.
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National topics / Re: 2017 D-III World Series
« Last post by Sluggerdad on Today at 03:38:39 pm »
Looks like Cal Lu is going with Pautsch on 2 days rest.  They just don't have enough options.  Kind of like the Tribe against the Cubs last fall.
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Mid-Atlantic Region / Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Last post by ronk on Today at 02:55:52 pm »
Gabriel,
    Agree that the outcome was affected by the Ursinus admin decision; one fears when contests are affected by unearned consequences of such external factors unrelated to play of the participants.
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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« Last post by Ralph Turner on Today at 02:13:03 pm »
McMurry Press Release about McM Place Kicker Tanner Wright

The Wright Stuff: War Hawks' Sprinter to Compete at U.S. Paralympics Championships this Weekend
 
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – McMurry University freshman track star Tanner Wright (Ft. Worth, Texas/North Crowley H.S.) will participate in the 2017 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, June 2-4 at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Drake Stadium. The event also serves as a qualifier to the World Para Athletics Championships, to be held July 10-12, 2017 in London, England.
 
Wright – who is also a standout placekicker on the War Hawks’ football team - will compete in both the 100-meter and 200-meter races at the U.S. Paralympics championship event. He has season-best times of 10.80 seconds in the 100 meters (at the ACU Open) and 21.99 seconds in the 200 meters (in the preliminaries of the American Southwest Conference championships).
 
Among the U.S. Paralympic competitors, Wright is No. 2 ranked in the 100 meters and No. 1 in the 200 meters. The 200-meter competition takes place on Friday (June 2), with the 100 meters on Saturday (June 3), with morning preliminary races and evening finals both days.
 
"We are so proud of Tanner and all which he has accomplished this season,” McMurry track & field head coach Brad Parris said. “Tanner doesn't view his disability as an obstacle and that's why he is so successful.  It's going to be an exciting summer for this War Hawk!"
 
Wright helped lead the McMurry team to the 2017 ASC men’s track and field championships, competing in six events.  Wright ran the second leg of the War Hawks’ gold medal 4x400 relay quartet, ran anchor on the fourth-place 4x100 relay (missing a medal by 3/100ths of a second), earned a bronze in the long jump, seventh in both the 200 meters and triple jump, while finishing fourth in his prelim heat of the 100. His long jump effort of 6.87 meters at the ASC meet was his season-best mark.
 
McMurry’s 4x400 relay also earned all-America status with a second place finish at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) outdoor championships.  The 4x100 was fourth and Wright finished ninth in the long jump at the NCCAA outdoor meet.
 
Wright was also an NCCAA All-American during the 2017 indoor championships, as McM’s 4x400 relay placed third.
 
On the football field, he was a first team All-NCCAA and a second team All-ASC selection. Wright ranked No. 6 in the entire NCCAA in scoring, as well as topping the War Hawks’ team in points scored. He set a McM season record by going 35-for-35 on extra-point kicks and tied a single game record for PATs by going 9-for-9 versus Texas College.  He also averaged 58.3 yards per kickoff attempt, with eight touchbacks, and went 8-for-10 on field goals.

Wright condition is called Arthrogryposis, which shrunk his joints when he was in the womb. Wright’s left arm did not fully develop. Additionally, he has gone through minor issues with his ribcage and left leg, as well. As a youth, Wright had three surgeries at Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.
 
Wright – a biomedical science major at McMurry – would one day like to return to Scottish Rite and work as a caregiver. For Wright, it would be a chance to give back for the blessings he received from the organization.
 
Wright was named as the McMurry University Athletics Department’s “Outstanding Freshman” athlete for 2016-17, as well.
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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Division III track
« Last post by Ralph Turner on Today at 02:09:48 pm »
McMurry Press Release

The Wright Stuff: War Hawks' Sprinter to Compete at U.S. Paralympics Championships this Weekend
 
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – McMurry University freshman track star Tanner Wright (Ft. Worth, Texas/North Crowley H.S.) will participate in the 2017 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships, June 2-4 at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Drake Stadium. The event also serves as a qualifier to the World Para Athletics Championships, to be held July 10-12, 2017 in London, England.
 
Wright – who is also a standout placekicker on the War Hawks’ football team - will compete in both the 100-meter and 200-meter races at the U.S. Paralympics championship event. He has season-best times of 10.80 seconds in the 100 meters (at the ACU Open) and 21.99 seconds in the 200 meters (in the preliminaries of the American Southwest Conference championships).
 
Among the U.S. Paralympic competitors, Wright is No. 2 ranked in the 100 meters and No. 1 in the 200 meters. The 200-meter competition takes place on Friday (June 2), with the 100 meters on Saturday (June 3), with morning preliminary races and evening finals both days.
 
"We are so proud of Tanner and all which he has accomplished this season,” McMurry track & field head coach Brad Parris said. “Tanner doesn't view his disability as an obstacle and that's why he is so successful.  It's going to be an exciting summer for this War Hawk!"
 
Wright helped lead the McMurry team to the 2017 ASC men’s track and field championships, competing in six events.  Wright ran the second leg of the War Hawks’ gold medal 4x400 relay quartet, ran anchor on the fourth-place 4x100 relay (missing a medal by 3/100ths of a second), earned a bronze in the long jump, seventh in both the 200 meters and triple jump, while finishing fourth in his prelim heat of the 100. His long jump effort of 6.87 meters at the ASC meet was his season-best mark.
 
McMurry’s 4x400 relay also earned all-America status with a second place finish at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) outdoor championships.  The 4x100 was fourth and Wright finished ninth in the long jump at the NCCAA outdoor meet.
 
Wright was also an NCCAA All-American during the 2017 indoor championships, as McM’s 4x400 relay placed third.
 
On the football field, he was a first team All-NCCAA and a second team All-ASC selection. Wright ranked No. 6 in the entire NCCAA in scoring, as well as topping the War Hawks’ team in points scored. He set a McM season record by going 35-for-35 on extra-point kicks and tied a single game record for PATs by going 9-for-9 versus Texas College.  He also averaged 58.3 yards per kickoff attempt, with eight touchbacks, and went 8-for-10 on field goals.
 
Wright condition is called Arthrogryposis, which shrunk his joints when he was in the womb. Wright’s left arm did not fully develop. Additionally, he has gone through minor issues with his ribcage and left leg, as well. As a youth, Wright had three surgeries at Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.
 
Wright – a biomedical science major at McMurry – would one day like to return to Scottish Rite and work as a caregiver. For Wright, it would be a chance to give back for the blessings he received from the organization.
 
Wright was named as the McMurry University Athletics Department’s “Outstanding Freshman” athlete for 2016-17, as well.
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National topics / Re: 2017 D-III World Series
« Last post by Sluggerdad on Today at 01:04:38 pm »
Looks like Cal Lu is on something of a roll.  But one gets the feeling that Slim doesn't have many arms in the pen that he really trusts.  He bring in his closer to get the last 5 outs of a game he is leading by 9 runs.   Plus he rides his starter through a heap of trouble  (which he does get out of).

If anything stops them, it will be their pitching depth.

I interpreted his moves as trying to save his middle relief in case they need to go bullpen by committee later in tournament.   If he can go straight from Starter to Close, those 4-5 arms in middle relief are fullly rested if he needs 2-3 innings from eqch.

Last game it was 11-5 in bottom of 8th with two runners on.  My thinking is, bring in Salud ( who has the arm to go two innings every day) instead of others, who may not have bounce back resiliency that Miguel has proven to have.

except they did the same thing tonight.  Brought in Salud to get five outs in a game they are up by 4  (1 out 2 on).   Salud immediately gives up a base hit. 

 Clearly Cal Lu doesn't have enough arms in the bullpen.   Nor enough starters.  Disadvantage of being a warm weather school.  You never have to play five days in a row as many cold weather schools do because of weather.
In Sunday's win, Troy Frazier was able to bridge between starter Roberts 4.0 and closer Salud 1.2 with a solid 3.1 innings, 2 ER outing.   I'm sure we'll see more 2-3 inning outings from the bullpen today.   
Regarding starter, if it's Trey Saito, head hasn't pitched since Robert moved into starting rotation back on April 8th, when CLU was able to have him focus on being Catcher.  If he is the Starter, CLU is in great shape if he can go 6-ish.   Today, Salud has another 2 innings in him. 
Frazier hasn't had any significant back-to-back so that's a wildcard.
Marshall Pautsch will go Tuesday with Wehner and Roberts available Wed if necessary.

Should be good baseball.


Games 2 and 3, if necessary, are both Tuesday.

If Cal Lu has to play game 3 on Tuesday, no way they win.  The need a win out of Saito and Pautsch to be on on short rest.
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Mid-Atlantic Region / Re: MBB: Centennial Conference
« Last post by Gabriel on Today at 12:57:03 pm »
Ha. Plus k to you.

I don't have much Centennial knowledge pre-2004 but my starting five would be -- Wixted (POY, and versatile player), Milligan (I liked his style at guard), Mike McGarvey (one of the best pure passers in D3), Dennis Stanton (great scorer) and Andrew Powers (Really, really good post at Gettysburg).  Next five are Nick Shattuck in a Manu Ginobli role, Liddic, Danny Nawrocki who had the biggest arms I've ever seen on a D3 basketball player, Ian McCormick and Cam Wiley in the young-gun-who-has-to-carry-the-veterans-bags-to-pay-his-dues role. I'm really high on Wiley and think he'll be a total stud by his senior year.

Oh, and I never saw Killing play but I hope Muhlenberg SID Mike Falk used the headline "Killing them softly" at least once for a basketball recap.

 Having seen McGarvey, Stanton(loss to Scranton), Powers, McNally, and Milligan in NCAA tourney action(other half of regional doubleheaders involving Scranton), I'd probably pick Milligan as the best over Powers in this group; to be fair, McGarvey was only a freshman when I saw him.

ronk,

The game you are referring to is one Ursinus fans are still upset about.  Ursinus had one of its better teams in 2002-2003 and won the CC regular season at 13-0 and the post season  beating F&M in an O/T thriller for the championship.  Bears were first seed in the region but could not host because the AD at the time failed to file with the NCAA to host---hence the game was played at Scranton vice Collegeville.  Bears paid the price losing to Scranton 77-75 in front of 1,800 mostly Scranton fans.  Bears led most of the game and Scranton began fouling in the second half.  The strategy worked because many of the Scranton fans were directly behind the Ursinus backboard waving whatever they could get their hands on. The result, the Bears made only 8 of 20 (40%) of their free throws.  Steve Erfle was a main target and made only 5 of 11 as he and the ever reliable Dennis Stanton missed key free throws in the closing minutes.  I don't fault the strategy but fault the Ursinus AD for failing to file to host at Ursinus. Think the outcome would have been much different---but--we'll never know will we.

Regarding Mike McGarvey,  yes he was a freshman and he kept Ursinus in the game with 19 points including 5 of 6 three pointers as well as 5 assists and 3 steals. Dan Luciano (CC POY) had a sub par game.  Tough game to sit through as a Bears fan.
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National topics / Re: 2017 D-III World Series
« Last post by SoCalSoxFan on Today at 12:43:29 pm »
Looks like Cal Lu is on something of a roll.  But one gets the feeling that Slim doesn't have many arms in the pen that he really trusts.  He bring in his closer to get the last 5 outs of a game he is leading by 9 runs.   Plus he rides his starter through a heap of trouble  (which he does get out of).

If anything stops them, it will be their pitching depth.

I interpreted his moves as trying to save his middle relief in case they need to go bullpen by committee later in tournament.   If he can go straight from Starter to Close, those 4-5 arms in middle relief are fullly rested if he needs 2-3 innings from eqch.

Last game it was 11-5 in bottom of 8th with two runners on.  My thinking is, bring in Salud ( who has the arm to go two innings every day) instead of others, who may not have bounce back resiliency that Miguel has proven to have.

except they did the same thing tonight.  Brought in Salud to get five outs in a game they are up by 4  (1 out 2 on).   Salud immediately gives up a base hit. 

 Clearly Cal Lu doesn't have enough arms in the bullpen.   Nor enough starters.  Disadvantage of being a warm weather school.  You never have to play five days in a row as many cold weather schools do because of weather.
In Sunday's win, Troy Frazier was able to bridge between starter Roberts 4.0 and closer Salud 1.2 with a solid 3.1 innings, 2 ER outing.   I'm sure we'll see more 2-3 inning outings from the bullpen today.   
Regarding starter, if it's Trey Saito, he hasn't pitched since Robert moved into starting rotation back on April 8th, when CLU was able to have him focus on being Catcher.  If he is the Starter, CLU is in great shape if he can go 6-ish.   Today, Salud has another 2 innings in him. 
Frazier hasn't had any significant back-to-back so that's a wildcard.
Marshall Pautsch will go Tuesday with Wehner and Roberts available Wed if necessary.

Should be good baseball. 


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