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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5955 on: May 13, 2022, 12:09:28 pm »
Oh yeah, I'm sure the "Selection Committee" is aware of the injury status of some player in Stevens Point, WI
Are the Pointers and Warhawks locks to make regionals no matter how Point does the rest of the tournament or does Point need to win at least 1 more time? Their SOS isn’t the greatest and I don’t care what anyway says injuries matter to the committee and if Casey Pickering isn’t healthy that’s a huge knock on the Pointers. It would be nice to see 3 WIAC teams in regionals but only if it were to mean the Pointers are getting shipped to a different regional.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5956 on: May 13, 2022, 12:51:36 pm »
Oh yeah, I'm sure the "Selection Committee" is aware of the injury status of some player in Stevens Point, WI
Are the Pointers and Warhawks locks to make regionals no matter how Point does the rest of the tournament or does Point need to win at least 1 more time? Their SOS isn’t the greatest and I don’t care what anyway says injuries matter to the committee and if Casey Pickering isn’t healthy that’s a huge knock on the Pointers. It would be nice to see 3 WIAC teams in regionals but only if it were to mean the Pointers are getting shipped to a different regional.
It appears it's going to be a moot point anyway....

Pickering got the start today against UWO and has given up 2 runs through five innings of work on 76 pitches thus far.  In addition, it appears Stevens Point is one win away from securing the Pool A bid so it won't even be a discussion point among the Selection Committee if they are able to secure a win either today or tomorrow.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5957 on: May 13, 2022, 04:55:49 pm »
Stevens Point dispatches of UWO 11-5 in the first game today, and UWO turns around and eliminates La Crosse 11-4 in the final game of the day.

Due to the heat, the third game of the day was moved to Saturday since UWO had already played a pair of games today.  Had La Crosse beaten UWO, the third game would've been played as scheduled.

This means it's Stevens Point vs UWO tomorrow for the Pool A bid.  UWO needs to win a pair, while Stevens Point just needs to win one game.  Anyone on the Pool C "bubble" will likely be pulling for the Pointers as they are likely in as a Pool C bid should UWO win a pair tomorrow.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5958 on: May 13, 2022, 10:36:08 pm »
Not quite the fire you were hoping for I’m afraid

Where does this rank among UWW's worst losses in recent memory?
Ranks high enough possibly to light the fire that sends UWW on a title run...


As dark a day in program history as I remember.  Good grief.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5959 on: May 14, 2022, 01:32:58 pm »
I overreact more than anyone and I think people are overreacting to Whitewater going 0-2 and forgetting how tough the top half of the conference truly is. The part I’d be concerned about is your top pitchers got hit hard but I can all but guarantee the bats will come alive when it matters: I’m all but guaranteeing Whitewater hosts regionals as a 1 seed and Point 2 but am hoping Pointers get the 2.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5960 on: May 15, 2022, 10:21:31 am »
So in looking at results of Conference Tournaments in the region, the following teams have qualified for Regionals:

-Webster
-Stevens Point
-Bethel
-Augustana
-Coe
-Lawrence
-MSOE
-Crown

I'm going to assume both Whitewater and North Central earn Pool C bids,  which would then give you ten teams for two 4-Team Regionals, which means either two teams are getting shipped out, OR two teams are shipped in so there three 4-Team Regionals...

***Aurora was ranked #2 in last Regional Rankings but went 1-2 in NACC Tournament (losing to #5 & #6 seeds) while #3 North Central lost in the CCIW Tournament Championship. Maybe North Central doesn't earn a Pool C bid?
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5961 on: May 15, 2022, 11:46:56 am »
It will interesting to see how the NCAA divides this up.... is it more economical to ship teams out of the region or bring teams in? A lot will likely depend on results today in other parts of the country. And as usual, some decisions will be based on economic factors.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5962 on: May 15, 2022, 12:31:08 pm »
This definitely isn't your father's D3 baseball anymore! Crown, Lawrence, and MSOE used to be looked at as "SOS killers" as little as 10-15 years ago, yet here they are each claiming automatic Pool A bids, so "congrats" is in order!
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5963 on: May 15, 2022, 08:52:08 pm »
What I've been told is that UW-WHITEWATER will be a host site.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5964 on: May 15, 2022, 09:18:10 pm »
What I've been told is that UW-WHITEWATER will be a host site.
Not a surprise... It would be a bigger surprise if they weren't hosting in my opinion.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5965 on: May 15, 2022, 09:20:27 pm »
Well if Pat and the crew at d3baseball.com are correct, we'll see two different Regionals taking place in Wisconsin this week, with both Whitewater and Stevens Point hosting a four team Regional.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5966 on: May 16, 2022, 12:31:47 pm »
Whitewater Regional
Whitewater vs MSOE
Aurora vs Augustana


Stevens Point Regional
Stevens Point vs Lawrence
North Central vs Coe

At first glance, it looks like two pretty balanced Regionals...  Each with a WIAC and CCIW school, and then a qualifier from a non-traditional power Conference.  The only difference is Coe vs Aurora, and it could be argued they pretty even as well?
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5967 on: May 16, 2022, 12:51:08 pm »
Selfishly, I was hoping one of Whitewater/Stevens Point would get paired up with the Webster Regional, however that won't be the case.  Should Whitewater and Stevens Point both end up victorious in their Regional, they'll play each other in a "Best-of-Three" Super Regional for a berth in the College World Series.

Webster is playing host to Wooster, Bethel, and Crown in their Regional...
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