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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2895 on: January 20, 2018, 10:20:46 am »
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This will be McGee's first year with his guys. I have heard, 6-9 Freshman being in the starting line up. The should be young this year. I agree that they may take their lumps again this year. However next year may see an upward trend.
I have often thought the same about the size of the recruiting class. The year OWU changed football coaches, and Watt took over, the football recruiting class was smaller. However Mott brought in 28 guys. That class had some really good talent. If y you looked at some of the other male sports, their recruiting classes were larger as well. I have also noticed roster sizes differ greatly from conference to conference. Schools in the OAC generally have larger Rosters than the NCAC.
Some of the philosophies of recruiting may also be the schools you play against in Conference. Marietta for Example is notorious for very large recruiting classes, with many not making it out of fall and making the spring roster.
So I think it is a combination of administration requirements combined with how other teams in your conference recruit.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2896 on: January 29, 2018, 12:32:20 pm »

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2897 on: February 02, 2018, 01:37:28 pm »
PG has Wooster Ranked number three in their pre-season Poll:
https://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=14855

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2898 on: February 05, 2018, 12:20:19 pm »
That seems a little aggressive considering the pitching, doesn't it?  They're going to bury most teams during the regular season with their bats, but we all saw what happened last year.  Tournament play is a different animal.  Gotta have the arms.  They didn't last year and they appear to have fewer this year.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2899 on: February 05, 2018, 03:09:48 pm »
I agree. Last time I looked at their home/away splits it was Eye opening. Their home field us a launch pad. Better not  be a fly ball pitcher in that park.
The same has Ben said about Littick in the past though as well.
Some of this may be due to haw well their two players did in the Valley league this year. It was well deserved, it did get Wooster a lot of press.
The NCAC is round Robin this year, so it will be interesting.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2900 on: February 05, 2018, 03:50:08 pm »
Littick may not be a pitcher's park, but Murray is much worse IMO.  It's a jet stream out of there.  The ball flies out at an alarming rate.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2901 on: February 05, 2018, 03:53:16 pm »
Littick may not be a pitcher's park, but Murray is much worse IMO.  It's a jet stream out of there.  The ball flies out at an alarming rate.
Believe me I know. I have watched too many Games there. You could tell the Wooster players were very good at Lofting the Ball. You have to be a ground ball pitcher at Murray or you are in trouble.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2902 on: February 06, 2018, 09:23:29 am »
I would tend to agree with you two on Murray being a launching pad, although I have seen games there when the wind blows in and it is difficult to get one out.  Oddly enough, their split stats from last year show a that it was actually even, in both home and away games they had a 1.167 HR/game ratio.

Agreed, #3 seems a bit high at this time.  I am guessing, much of the basis for the national ranking is because of Wielanski's success, and the return of 7 of 9 hitters in the lineup that led the nation in scoring average.  They brought in a lot of pitching the last two years, time will tell if they have good arms. 

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2903 on: February 06, 2018, 12:27:38 pm »
It is good to see their splits evened out. Last time I looked it was atrocious.  Admittedly that was a few years ago. With my son no longer playing, I do not dive that deep anymore.
It would be great if they live up to that billing. Especially with round Robin this year.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2904 on: February 21, 2018, 05:42:49 pm »
I'm a little confused here.  Kelly Swiney left Allegheny for Westminster?  Didn't Swiney play at Gheny?  And it's not like Westminster is a good program.  Seems odd.  Maybe he got a nice pay increase though.  Who knows.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2905 on: February 21, 2018, 06:37:51 pm »
Yeah, it was confusing to me as well. Does he have family in the area?
Us the unwashed masses want to know.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2906 on: February 23, 2018, 05:26:04 pm »
OWU releases season preview.
Couple of highlights, Stolly moves to shortstop, he has been at second during his college career. SS was a problem lat year, hopefully this will help.  Blatchford moves back to center. OWU has two transfers one from Florida Southern and another from Cumberlands.
http://battlingbishops.com/news/2018/2/23/BA_2018pre_2.aspx

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2907 on: March 07, 2018, 03:13:42 pm »
Wooster has played just one game so far in the 2018 season and yet has jumped 8 spots in the polls since the pre season rankings came out!

Wooster was ranked 14 in the pre-season poll and now finds itself #6 this week with one first place vote despite only playing 1 game...  8-)

Wooster will open their Florida trip on Monday when the season finally gets into full swing.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2908 on: March 13, 2018, 07:43:12 pm »
Wooster has played just one game so far in the 2018 season and yet has jumped 8 spots in the polls since the pre season rankings came out!

Wooster was ranked 14 in the pre-season poll and now finds itself #6 this week with one first place vote despite only playing 1 game...  8-)

Wooster will open their Florida trip on Monday when the season finally gets into full swing.
More accurately, 8 wannabes have demonstrated that they are not up to the expectations that the cognoscenti had of them.  Wooster has just floated up to the expectations of another 32-8 season!

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2909 on: March 15, 2018, 01:04:01 pm »
Interesting early results in the NCAC.  I was surprised to see DPU on a 6 game skid at 1-6.  To be fair, I'm not aware of how much talent they graduated so perhaps they're just really young this year.  Wabash also caught my eye at 8-2.  I keep a closer eye on the OH teams so I was a little concerned about OWU's pitching so far.  They've given up double digits in all 5 losses.