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BB: MACC: MAC-Commonwealth
« on: June 27, 2008, 12:47:30 am »
Here is the message board for the MAC-Commonwealth Conference.

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Re: BB: MACC: MAC-Commonwealth
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 12:49:05 am »
Shenandoah is upgrading M&W I&O T&F to varsity status and will compete in the MAC-Commonwealth.

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Shenandoah Athletics Director John Hill credited MAC Commissioner Ken Andrews with bringing the track and field programs into the conference along with field hockey.

“When we came to (Andrews), it was originally an inquiry about field hockey,” Hill said. “He was more than willing to discuss us joining the league in that sport, and suggested to us that we could work something out in track and field as well.

“We have wanted all of our teams to be able to compete in a conference setting, and now we have accomplished that goal. Obviously, the best situation would be if all of our teams would compete under the same banner. That remains a goal for us in the department.”

Hmmmm, interesting...  The Commonwealth needs two more teams to maintain the Pool A bid.

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Re: BB: MACC: MAC-Commonwealth
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008, 02:30:27 pm »
Alvernia moves from the Freedom to the Commonwealth in 2009-10, which preserves the AQ in several sports.

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A Middle Atlantic States College Athletic Corporation member will jump next year from one of that umbrella league’s conferences to another – preserving its new affiliates’ opportunity to automatically qualify for four Division III championships.

Alvernia, which is competing this year in the MASCAC’s Freedom Conference, will switch beginning in 2009-10 to the Commonwealth Conference in a move that school officials said also should cut travel for teams and reduce missed class time.

“Alvernia’s presence assures continued NCAA automatic qualification in all Commonwealth sports and enhances conferences scheduling with a typical eight-team format,” said MASCAC Executive Director Ken Andrews.

The move gives the Commonwealth Conference a seventh school in the sports of baseball, field hockey, and men’s and women’s tennis – thus enabling the league to retain automatic qualification to those NCAA championships.

Alvernia’s switch also gives the conference eight members in seven other sports – men’s and women’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, and women’s volleyball.

Meanwhile, the Freedom Conference continues with eight members sponsoring those sports.
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Re: BB: MACC: MAC-Commonwealth
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Re: BB: MACC: MAC-Commonwealth
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 08:40:38 pm »
The MAC Commonwealth should be a highly competitive conference this season... I see it coming down to Alvernia and Elizabethtown. They both made it to the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Regional and both had good showings. Etown went 2-2, beating Montclair St. (of the high and mighty, no one can touch us, NJAC) and PSU-Berks. Alvernia also defeated Montclair St. and lost 2-1 to the regional runner-up Keystone. Etown lost 10-8 to Keystone in poor weather conditions, and 5-3 to TCNJ in a game that was suspended over night.  Not bad for two teams from a conference everyone thinks is weak.

Last season, these two teams met 4 times, splitting the games. Alvernia beat Etown over Spring break twice, 1-0 and 10-9. Etown came back and defeated Alvernia on their field twice 6-2, and 6-5 (10 innings). The first matchup pitted two of the best returning pitchers on each squad, Chris Stoudt (Alvernia) and Adam Hartzell (Etown). Hartzell ended with 9 k's, but it was Stoudt's bat that beat the Blue Jays. Hartzell came back and beat the Crusaders later in the year.

Etown's number 2 pitcher this year, Matt Vinagro, also had a good showing against Alvernia last season. He started in the 6-5 victory. The Blue Jays didnt face the Crusaders top 2 pitchers, but know what they are up against.

They are now in the same division after Alvernia comes over from the Freedom Conference.

I still like Etown bc of the experience both Vinagro and Hartzell have gained when pitching well in the regionals last season. Etown also has the experience in the MAC Commonwealth, winning 3 of the last 4 championships and losing the last possible game during that non-championship season.

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Re: BB: MACC: MAC-Commonwealth
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2012, 09:12:36 pm »
I am very excited for Messiah College as Coach Lightle is a personal friend and I know this program will build upon this past years success.

http://www.d3baseball.com/nota...ack-to-coach-messiah

http://gomessiah.com/news/2012...5/BB_0525122217.aspx