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Title: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on April 29, 2012, 07:12:19 pm
Welcome to the Baseball Message Board for the Southern Athletic Association, which begins play in 2012-13.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Ron Boerger on June 05, 2012, 03:06:03 pm
And may someone actually post in it from time to time.  The SAA supporters have not been rabid message board participants during their SCAC days. 
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Ron Boerger on June 10, 2012, 10:20:32 am
According to a twitter post, Bruce Maxwell signed with the A's for $700K yesterday.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: narch on June 11, 2012, 10:28:35 pm
According to a twitter post, Bruce Maxwell signed with the A's for $700K yesterday.
that'll help pay off the student loans :)
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on September 01, 2012, 08:50:20 pm
Colin Radick  Hendrix ball player named twenty seventh top prospects in the Great Lakes Summer baseball league.

http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=7572



Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: 34sidewinder on February 06, 2013, 03:53:43 pm
Rhodes' Andrew Wallis drops bombs from both side of the plate in opener.  Impressive feat - probably not too common in D3.

Excited to see how this new conference shakes out!
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on February 25, 2013, 12:24:07 pm
Anybody see the Birmingham Southern game against Transy?

Son pitches against Transy this weekend and wondering if those numbers were for real or was it just early season jitters for BSC?
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Ron Boerger on March 04, 2013, 08:18:54 am
I'd love to hear anyone defend the Berry pitcher who put a pretty hard hit on the Hendrix CF in this play:

http://d3baseball.com/notables/2013/03/berry-pitcher-levels-hendrix-runner

Alas, that would call for someone from the SAA actually reading this. 
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Boysofsummer21 on March 04, 2013, 09:31:53 am
I have no idea why it happen or if their is history there, but in watching the video it did appear that both pitches that he threw were a bit inside to the batter also. Pretty sure that the young man will get to watch a few games and think about it before he gets back on the mound.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Piobark on March 04, 2013, 11:56:41 am
According to Yahoo he got three games.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Ron Boerger on March 04, 2013, 01:20:22 pm
According to Yahoo he got three games.

Thanks, Piobark; can you provide a link?

If true, that's really a joke considering how infrequently many pitchers appear in games.  A league like the SAA shouldn't tolerate this kind of behavior at all - ten games would have been appropriate.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Bombers798891 on March 04, 2013, 01:34:06 pm
According to Yahoo he got three games.

Thanks, Piobark; can you provide a link?

If true, that's really a joke considering how infrequently many pitchers appear in games.  A league like the SAA shouldn't tolerate this kind of behavior at all - ten games would have been appropriate.

That's more than a joke. That's an insult. I've watched that play half a dozen times. He never even pretends to be looking for the ball, his head is turned toward the runner. Based on what I've seen, that's a deliberate attempt to injure a player. An absolute travesty.

Kudos to the two coaching staffs for preventing that from escalating, but I hope his coach tacks on something additional.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Jack Parkman on March 04, 2013, 01:42:20 pm
I have watched this a bunch as well and one thing really stands out to me and that is the fact that once the teams start to clear the benches nobody seems upset with each other at all.  It's obvious that the pitchers team didn't share the same issue and if you watch the center fielder (I think) he looks like he starts yelling towards his own dugout, likely at the pitcher.  I can not believe that the kid from Hendrix didn't knock the pitchers teeth down his throat but that would have just added to the problem.

Three games is the biggest pile of crap ever.  If that decision was made by the head coach he should be ashamed of himself.  This video is never going to go away and it will be brought up on a consistent basis.  Some may think I am crazy but that kid should have been thrown off the team right there, no questions asked.  That play shows the true character of the kid and he will always be tied to this.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: OshDude on March 04, 2013, 03:18:26 pm
Not directly related, but I wish there were more D-III baseball videos – game highlights, individual plays and/or performances – on YouTube.

Directly related: I'm sure I'm not the only one to conjure Roger Clemens and Mike Piazza after seeing this clip.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Piobark on March 04, 2013, 03:41:53 pm
Here's a link

http://sports.yahoo.com/sportsminute
Title: Hendrix/Berry
Post by: donotknowscac on March 05, 2013, 06:59:48 pm
3 game suspension is a joke, but at least it got this board working.  Especially for a guy that had thrown as few innings as he had.

I've been surprised by the lack of publicity by the SAA.

I've almost given up trying to find info about the new league.  Either the teams are not wanting to send info or they have no one trying to collect info.   
The pre season analysis was sad, with some teams not responding to the questionnaire.

Oh well, the SCAC was a really good conference.  Don't know how long it will take for the new conference to get going.  Maybe the SCAC had growing pains too in the beginning.


Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Bob_Lotts on April 02, 2013, 09:19:46 pm
I know this is late but SAA stepped in and gave the kid 8 games. So, he missed nearly a quarter of the season. I don't think he's pitched very much since that incident however.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: OshDude on April 27, 2013, 09:53:07 pm
Anyone know why the SAA played its tourney with nontraditional matchups?
1 vs. 8 and 2 vs. 7 are standard.
But I don't think I've seen 3 vs. 5 and 4 vs. 6 before.

I don't dislike it.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: historymajor on May 19, 2013, 12:55:33 pm
Congrats to Coach Page and the Millsaps Majors, after all those years battling Trinity in the SCAC, to make it to Appleton from the SAA is pretty special!
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: BatDoughnut on May 19, 2013, 01:51:52 pm
Congrats to Coach Page and the Millsaps Majors, after all those years battling Trinity in the SCAC, to make it to Appleton from the SAA is pretty special!
100% agree! They played their collective butts off this weekend. This was a total TEAM effort. Good luck to them in Appleton!
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on June 11, 2013, 10:09:51 am
Congratulations to Jacob Perschke, he pitched 5 very good innings against the So. Ohio Copperheads in the Great Lakes league the other night. Going 5 innings with a 1.80 ERA. He struck out 7 batters.

http://greatlakes.bbstats.pointstreak.com/player.html?playerid=445226
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on June 14, 2013, 01:35:23 pm
Jacob Perschke has his second start of the season tonight against the Xenia Scouts. Listen Live here:
http://www.teamline.cc/sportpage?teamcode=5789&eventcode=5
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on July 10, 2013, 10:01:24 am
Jacob Perschke, playing in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, invited to participate in the player showcase prior to the All-Star game.

https://www.facebook.com/LCSettlers?fref=ts
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 07, 2014, 09:24:41 am
SAA Board is dead, maybe I can change that. Very recent Rhodes graduate and ex-player here. I'll try to be keeping up with the SAA as much as possible (mainly the Lynx, obviously), and I'll be traveling down to Huntingdon tonight to see the season opener between Rhodes and Huntingdon.

Let's get this thing alive and kicking!
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on February 07, 2014, 12:16:43 pm
I know a UA (upper Arlington, Mine and my sons alma mater) grad who recently finished his Playing time at Rhodes. 2012 grad Jack Clark. He started his carreer with case and transferred to Rhodes. I always respected their program.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 07, 2014, 12:23:17 pm
I know a UA (upper Arlington, Mine and my sons alma mater) grad who recently finished his Playing time at Rhodes. 2012 grad Jack Clark. He started his carreer with case and transferred to Rhodes. I always respected their program.

Jack is actually one of my good friends, and fraternity brothers as well. He's actually at Ohio State law school now. Small world right?
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on February 07, 2014, 12:50:36 pm
Yup sure is. Baseball even makes it smaller. I am looking forward to your posts this year.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 07, 2014, 10:57:29 pm
Just got back from the game down in Montgomery. Rhodes wins 4-3 in a cold, sloppy game. Huntingdon took the lead 1-0 in the first inning after 2 ground outs, followed by two consecutive dropped third strikes where both batters made it to second on each one, with the inning ending on a 3rd strikeout. Rhodes took the lead scoring single runs in the next few innings, and Huntingdon tied it up 3-3 on a bloop single with the bases loaded and 2 outs off the relief pitcher Thomas Beamish. RS Freshman SS Bill Munson drove in the game winning run after a leadoff single, steal, and sac bunt to advance the runner. Here's my impressions (after one game, so take with a grain of salt) on both teams:

First, Rhodes, since I am more familiar with them. It appears as if once again Rhodes' backbone will be a solid pitching staff, led by a core of young arms and upper classmen relief pitchers. So. LHP Blake Glauben pitched a solid game tonight until he had to be taken out of the game with the bases loaded. RP Thomas Beamish picked up the win after giving up the 2 run single.

Rhodes offensively will be more of a station-to-station team, with a decent amount of team speed on the bases. Only sources of a real home run threat look to be Sr. Pat Kilkenny and Jr. Andrew Wallis.

Player to watch: Bill Munson. Absolute defensive machine at short with a very good arm, and was batting .357 and leading the conference in doubles last season before getting injured and redshirted.


Huntingdon: After losing 15 seniors last year and 2 other players as well, it looks as if Huntingdon is a VERY young team, returning only one starter from last year, and it showed both on the mound and in the field. Pitchers were struggling to throw strikes all night (could be attributed to southerners playing ~40 degree weather and early season jitters though), and made a couple costly errors fielding and throwing. Offensively, they were shut down, and if the box score from their first game is correct, they have been held to only 8 hits in their first 18 innings of play, with little to no solid contact against Rhodes tonight. Huntingdon also had two runners thrown out at second base attempting to steal in tonight's game.

I'll be at the Rhodes v. Randolph-Macon game tomorrow at 1, and will report back after that as well.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 08, 2014, 07:32:53 pm
Rhodes Lynx drop the game to Randolph-Macon 9-2, in an overall sloppy performance by Rhodes.

The story of the day for the Lynx was walks and errors. The pitching staff struggled to throw strikes, and Randolph-Macon took advantage of this, scoring most of their runs as a result of runners who reached off walks. Also, in the big innings by Randolph-Macon, the Jackets were aided by a slew of Rhodes errors, coming from dropped balls in the outfield, and an overthrow in the infield. There were, however, bright spots for the Lynx. Relief pitchers Max Halasz and Josh Olejnik performed well, after starting pitcher Daniel Morris was bounced after two innings.

Offensively, Rhodes scattered 10 hits, but most came with either no one on base or late in innings where no damage could be done. The few times Rhodes did get runners on early in innings, they shot themselves in the foot with base-running errors and double plays. Senior catcher Josh Goodwin had two hits, including a double, also hitting doubles were senior outfield Pat Kilkenny and freshman 3B James Quattrocchi.

The Lynx take on 2013 CWS runner-up and conference foe (in a non-conference game) Millsaps tomorrow at 1pm.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 09, 2014, 07:14:25 pm
Rhodes gets walloped by Millsaps today 16-6. The box score was very indicative of the game. Millsaps, the usual offensive juggernaut, got their bats hot, and scored 16 runs on 17 hits, combined with 4 Rhodes errors. 4 pitchers threw for Rhodes today. Offensively, Rhodes started to show signs of life, scoring 6 runs on 6 hits and taking advantage of two Millsaps errors. Before the game was completely out of reach, Rhodes had the bases loaded and could not capitalize. Rhodes OF Walker McWherter and Justin Genter were the bright spots offensively for the Lynx: McWherter with a 3 run home run, Genter with 3 hits on the day.

Millsaps SP Daniel Ross goes 5 2/3 giving up 2 ER, while striking out 8. The Majors had 6 players with multiple hits.

Rhodes is off until next weekend when they travel to Fayetteville, North Carolina, to take on Methodist, Christopher Newport, and Lynchburg.

Millsaps has a midweek game against Belmont, and then hosts old SCAC foe Trinity for a 3-game set over the weekend.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: infielddad on February 09, 2014, 08:31:54 pm
Millsaps has a midweek game against Belmont, and then hosts old SCAC foe Trinity for a 3-game set over the weekend.

This is so great. For baseball, this is a fierce rivalry with terrific programs, two of the best coaches in any level of college baseball, and, when the 9 innings are done, some of the great friendships.  This is so terrific for their players and schools, knowing Coach Page and Coach Scannell made this happen.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: 34sidewinder on February 09, 2014, 10:13:21 pm
Agreed. These are the two teams from the old SCAC days that are relevant on a national level these days. What Millsaps did last year was a real feat. That's a program I always respected and a lineup I never looked forward to facing. Should be cool to see them clash with the Trinity boys again.

Thanks to LynxCat39 for the good write ups on Rhodes' weekend. Long way to go for my lynx cats (although the Huntingdon win looked to be a good one). Rhodes has a tough weekend coming up with a "quick" trip to NC.

Looking forward to following another year of D3 baseball.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on February 10, 2014, 05:53:04 pm
Welcome LynxCat39.  Keep posting!  +1!
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: BatDoughnut on February 11, 2014, 01:47:59 pm
Hope the Trinity/Millsaps series this weekend is a great one. It will be a huge measuring stick for Millsaps as Trinity always has an outstanding team. Pitching and defense wins and both squads can bring 2-3 quality starters. Hats off to both coaches willing to make this matchup happen.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 11, 2014, 06:39:34 pm
Hope the Trinity/Millsaps series this weekend is a great one. It will be a huge measuring stick for Millsaps as Trinity always has an outstanding team. Pitching and defense wins and both squads can bring 2-3 quality starters. Hats off to both coaches willing to make this matchup happen.

It doesn't matter who you are throwing, you can NEVER count out the Majors' offense at home on the small field. Millsaps has the ability, especially on their own field, to put up 10-12 runs any given game. Should be interesting to see how they fare against Trinity's power arms though. Millsaps, although having quality starters, usually does not have your stereotypical "ace" or shut-down guy in their rotation, but rather a group of guys who can all get the job done. I don't know much about this year's Trinity squad, but I'm assuming they can hit like in the past. I think there's a good chance 2 of the 3 games end up being more offense than pitching and defense, with run totals into the high 'teens.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: BatDoughnut on February 11, 2014, 06:47:17 pm
LynxCat39 you could be right. I watched Millsaps at Huntingdon last weekend and their pitching coach only let the starters go around 5 inn. this early in the season. If the bullpen does not come up big, the games could be high-scoring (at least for Trinity!).
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 11, 2014, 07:15:03 pm
I was down in Montgomery too, but only saw the Rhodes/Huntingdon and Rhodes/Randolph-Macon game. Couldn't make it to the Rhodes/Millsaps game. And this early in the season, who knows how long Coach Page will let his starters run. Forecast for the weekend is mid-60s, so I don't see weather stopping the starters from going deep into the game. Millsaps' Achilles heel has typically been the back end of their pen, so that could be the difference maker in the series.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 13, 2014, 10:11:28 pm
Rhodes road trip to NC this weekend cancelled (I'm guessing due to weather). Instead are playing a double-header at home against Lemoyne-Owen College. Should be a (somewhat) easy two wins for the Lynx to bring them to 3-2 on the year
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 15, 2014, 03:18:24 pm
Rhodes College squeaks out a win against visiting Lemoyne-Owen in the 7 inning game of today's double-header.

RP Thomas Beamish picks up his second win of the season, after coming in for SP Blake Glauben who gave up 5 runs (3 earned) through 5 innings, only walking one better while striking out 9. Rhodes fell behind 5-1 after the top half of the 5th, but scratched across 4 in the bottom of the inning with a 2-out rally capped by a 2-run, pinch hit single by OF Wil Gietema. In the 6th, Rhodes took the lead on a bases loaded HBP by Strother White.

Offensively, Rhodes was led by Bill Munson and Andrew Wallis, both going 2-3 with an RBI.

Defensively, Rhodes had 3 errors in the field, resulting in two unearned runs.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: 108 Stitches on February 15, 2014, 04:21:43 pm
Trinity mauled Millsaps in game 1. 11-2, 17 hits by TU.  Bottom half of the order is now coming around for TU. Game 2 coming up.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 15, 2014, 05:42:40 pm
Rhodes takes the second game from Lemoyne-Owen 5-1. This was a much cleaner game, with a strong start by Adam Putnam, who went 5 shutout innings while scattering 3 hits and striking out 8. The Lynx had one error.

Offensively, Rhodes totaled 9 hits in the 7 inning game, with Walker McWherter and Justin Genter having 2 each.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: BatDoughnut on February 16, 2014, 12:22:53 am
Millsaps came back to win the second game 5-3. Trinity tied up the game 3-3 with a solo HR in the eighth and then got the next two batters on second and third with no outs. Millsaps was able to get out of it without another run being scored. Millsaps picked up two in the eighth and then ended a Trinity rally in the ninth to get the win.

Trinity won the first game 11-2 but only led 3-1 after 7. Except for the late innings that led to the blowout, it was a great couple of games played in Jackson this afternoon.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: 108 Stitches on February 16, 2014, 04:47:44 pm
Dog fight going on at Millsaps. Tied 10-10 top 10.

Trinity goes up 2-0, then 2-1, Millsap goes up 5-2, Trinity comes back 5-5, Millsaps goes up 6-5, then goes up 9-5, Trinity makes it, 9-7, then Millsaps goes up 10-7, Trinity ties it up top of 9 10-10….

The GameCentral site is HORRIBLE, updates random. Getting Tex’d updates from someone there.
Would expect nothing but this from these two teams, unfortunately someone is going to have to lose.

 
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: 108 Stitches on February 16, 2014, 05:25:00 pm
Game over Trinity wins 13-10 in 11 innings. 20 hits for TU and 15 for Millsaps.

Sounds like quite a back and forth game. Text I received was Millsap is the best team TU has seen this season.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: BatDoughnut on February 17, 2014, 01:42:20 pm
The Millsaps/Trinity weekend series was one of the best I have seen. Other than the last two innings of the first game, this was as close as baseball could be played. Millsaps came close to holding on to game 3 but it wasn't meant to be. Anyone playing Trinity this year will face a seeminging unlimited number of pitchers that can all throw upper 80s or lower 90s. Both teams can hit. Hope they meet up again in Appleton.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: 108 Stitches on February 17, 2014, 02:20:58 pm
This series is so important for both programs as it gives them highly competitive contests, regardless of the outcome, so they can get ready for their league (and Regional) games. I was told that they are set up for a home/away like TU does with Chapman so I guess MU will come to SA next year.  The starter for TU on Sunday has been clocked up to 95, (prob not right now) and can usually throw it by D3 hitters.... but not Millsaps!
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: BatDoughnut on February 17, 2014, 10:41:55 pm
The third game starter for TU was throwing it past Millsaps hitters early, but his control was not good. Millsaps worked a lot of 3-2 counts along the way. I believe he threw 30+ pitches in the first inning alone. By the middle innings, 92 had become 85-88, and there didn't seem to be a lot of movement. The first game pitcher for TU was lights out, the only thing that slowed him down was Millsaps batters stepping out on him breaking his rhythm.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 18, 2014, 07:07:47 pm
Congrats to 2B Justin Genter (Rhodes) and SP Blake Stevens (BSC) to being named to the D3baseball.com team of the week!
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 22, 2014, 02:34:48 pm
Rhodes defeats visiting Wartburg today 4-3.

Rhodes again struggled offensively, but were able to take advantage of 4 Wartburg errors. The Lynx were out hit 5-4. The Lynx were primed to break the game open in the 6th, but after scoring one run, shot themselves in the foot with a double-play pop-up on an attempted safety squeeze with runners on the corners to end the inning. In the top of the 7th, Rhodes caught a break when Wartburg had runners of first and second with no outs, but had a batted ball hit a base-runner, and the Lynx escaped the inning unharmed.

Rhodes received a strong performance from SP Adam Putnam who gave up 2 runs over 6 innings, striking out 7 and giving up 3 hits. RP Max Halasz got the 7 out save, allowing no hits and striking out 3.

Rhodes continues play at home with a double-header tomorrow against Wash U.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on February 24, 2014, 08:40:33 pm
From the Rhodes website since I didn't get a chance to watch the second game. I did watch the first, and it might be Glauben's best outing of his career so far. extremely dominant on sunday.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Rhodes baseball completed the sweep of Washington University in St. Louis in a double header on Sunday, 2-1 and 6-3.
 
The wins move the Lynx to 7-2 on the season while the Bears fall to 1-2 to kick off their year.
 
The Lynx saw their first run score late in the game when Strother White hit a single out to right field, moving Walker McWherter to third and sending Justin Genter home for the Lynx' first run in the sixth inning.
 
The Lynx scored their second run when Genter hit a sacrifice fly to center field, allowing Ryan Olive to score, giving Rhodes a 2-0 lead against the Bears heading into the seventh. The Bears posted their lone run in the eighth inning, and the Lynx held on for the 2-1 victory.
 
Blake Glauben was on the mound for the Lynx in the first game, pitching eight innings. Glauben gave up only four hits to one run while striking out six batters. The win gives Glauben a 3-0 start to the season. Max Halasz was called out of the bullpen for the final inning, and gave up one hit, earning his first save of the season.
 
In the second contest the Lynx battled to a 6-3 victory, earning a win for Daniel Morris, who began the game on the rubber for Rhodes. In his five innings a work, Morris threw three strike outs while giving up five hits.
 
Rhodes got on the board in the first inning, recovering after a Bears run opened the game with a Max Golembo score to even up the score 1-1 after a Strother White sacrifice fly scored Bill Munson. The Lynx tacked on another four runs in the fourth inning, to take a 5-1 lead.
 
The Bears rally in the eighth inning fell short, as they only managed to score two more runs. The Lynx notched their final run in the eighth inning when a Ryan Olive single sent Andrew Wallis home to make the final count, 6-3. Rhodes posted 17 hits on the day, while holding Wash U. to only 13 in the double header.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on March 08, 2014, 10:56:29 pm
missed the games last weekend, but Hendrix took 2 of 3 from Rhodes.

Rhodes wins the mid-week game against local Victory University, and sweeps the double header today against Oglethorpe. For the first time all season, Rhodes looked dominant and played to what is their potential. Combined score of the two games was 17-2, outhit Oglethorpe 27-4, and committed only 3 errors on the day.

SP Blake Glauben has another strong outing, going 7 innings, striking out seven, and giving up one hit. In game 2, SP Daniel Morris goes six innings, allowing only two hits and one run.

Rhodes is now 10-4 on the year, 3-2 in SAA play
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on March 10, 2014, 11:54:44 am
Rhodes completes the sweep on Oglethorpe, winning 2-0. Strong performance by the pitching staff, with reliever Max Halasz picking up another win. Pat Kilkenny had a solo homer for the Lynx.

I'll be stopping by the Birmingham-Southern/Covenant this game this afternoon as well, since one of my friend's little brother is scheduled to pitch for Covenant
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on March 15, 2014, 04:44:52 pm
Rhodes finishes up their spring break trip with a record of 4-1, improving to 15-5 on the year. The warm weather warmed up the Rhodes bats, which finally starting putting up big runs. The only loss of the trip came in an all-around ugly game to Franklin and Marshall.

More impressively, Rhodes picks up a 10-5 win against #23 Bridgewater, and wallops #3 Southern Maine 8-1 while getting another gem of a game from SP Blake Glauben, who throws a complete game, giving up 5 hits and 1 unearned run. Glauben improves to 3-1 on the year, dropping his ERA to 1.75.

Rhodes has the rest of the week off until they travel to Centre for another weekend of SAA play.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on March 18, 2014, 09:29:14 am
Rhodes' success over spring break lands them at #25 in the latest poll, with conference foe BSC at #15.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on March 29, 2014, 10:53:19 pm
Congratulations Coach Cleanthes!  #300!
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: sportsfan on March 31, 2014, 09:00:05 am
great job by Hendrix this weekend
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: 34sidewinder on March 31, 2014, 12:09:14 pm
So... Hendrix is the real deal.  What a sweep!  Radack continues to impress.  They are always a gritty team that really turns it on come playoff time.

The end to this SAA year is shaping up to be very interesting.  Rhodes has three TOUGH weekends coming up with Berry, Millsaps and BSC.  Millsaps record may not show it, but they've played tight games all year and are never to be taken lightly at their band box of a field.  If the weather warms up and that Jackson breeze starts blowing, the ball really launches out of that place.

That being said, Rhodes is having a fantastic year.  Can't wait to see if their stellar pitching can continue against some tougher lineups.  Need to get that offense turning again though.  It's feast or famine from the looks of the box scores, but then again that's about the status quo for my Lynx cats. 

D3 baseball has been great this year - seems like more parity than ever.  At least in the teams I follow!
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on April 04, 2014, 09:13:17 am
Millsap's record isn't where it normally is at this point in the year, but playing in Jackson is never easy. This weekend will be the barometer of Rhodes' pitching staff for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on April 08, 2014, 09:53:26 am
After losing 2 of 3 close games at Millsaps this weekend, Rhodes only drops one spot to #20 in the latest rankings. BSC climbs four sports to #11. Looks like the final weekend of regular season play with BSC playing at Rhodes might be what determines the #1 seed in conference tournament play.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on April 09, 2014, 11:02:15 am
If you look at the other teams around Rhodes in the previous poll, the voters may have respected taking one out of 3 from a respected Millsaps squad in Jackson.  The SAA is a very good baseball league, especially its upper level teams.  Also, there was not much seen in the teams who received votes to move someone above Rhodes.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on April 12, 2014, 08:03:15 pm
Rhodes and BSC both split their double headers today. Rhodes at Berry and BSC at home against Centre.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: sportsfan on April 14, 2014, 10:24:55 pm
good matchup this weekend with Rhodes and B Southern to wrap up the SAA regular season
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on April 19, 2014, 04:35:27 pm
After squandering an early lead in both games yesterday, Rhodes takes the 3rd game from BSC 7-1. Looks like if Rhodes wants to make a push for a pool B bid, they're going to, at the least, make it to the SAA championship.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on April 26, 2014, 09:34:21 am
Crazy end to the Oglethorpe v. Berry game yesterday. Oglethorpe, down 4 in the top of the 9th, scores three runs to make it a one run game. With bases loaded and one out, Oglethorpe hits what should have been a sac fly to tie the game. Berry's left fielder catches the ball, runners take off, but BEFORE the tying run scores at the plate, Berry throws out the Oglethorpe runner trying to take third for the game-ending out. Berry squeaks out a victory by one run in one of the most bizarre endings to a game I've seen.

Berry v. Rhodes play in the matchup of winners from yesterday, as well as  BSC/Hendrix.

Millsaps, Sewanee, Oglethorpe, and Centre all play this afternoon to keep their season alive.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: 108 Stitches on April 26, 2014, 10:32:21 am
That same exact play happened vs the Yankees last week.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on April 27, 2014, 08:44:20 pm
BSC defeats Millsaps to advance in the SAA tournament, and will host the winner of the Rhodes/Berry game currently playing.

After Rhodes took the first game, the second game was delayed by about 4 hours, and is finally starting back up. Rhodes leads 6-1 in the top of the 5th at a soaked Berry College field.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on April 27, 2014, 10:16:26 pm
Rhodes wins 12-2 after mashing 17 hits, and getting a stellar performance by senior Pat Kilkenny who came in after the lengthy rain delay and finished the game, giving up only one run in the process.

looks like i'll be at the SAA championships at BSC next weekend! ROLL LYNX
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Bob_Lotts on April 29, 2014, 03:07:40 pm
SAA all conference team announced and no surprises in the major award winners. Radack is a dynamite player and was clearly the best player in the conference. Stevens also was the best pitcher in the conference..even though teammate Miles Nordgren and Rhodes' Glauben were close behind.

However, after looking at the list more closely how in the world is Patrick Kulick from Oglethorpe not on the first team? And for that matter how is Patrick Kilkenny not on the 2nd team? Andrew Rafferty is a good player for Millsaps and he had a fine year, and nothing against him...but I don't see how he is 1st team over Kulick or even Kilkenny?

Kulick - .364 BA (5th), 1.041 OPS… 56 hits, 16 doubles, 7 HR’s, 37 Runs, 33 RBI’s, 95 total bases
Kilkenny - .336 BA (15th), .902 OPS…51 Hits, 17 doubles, 3 HRs, 29 Runs, 25 RBI’s, 77 total bases
Rafferty - .373 BA (3rd), .850 OPS…  50 hits, 5 doubles, 0 HRs, 17 runs, 17 RBI’s, 55 total bases

Is there something I'm missing here?
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: 34sidewinder on May 02, 2014, 01:58:01 pm
Good point there Bob.  I'm not seeing it either.  Kulick got shorted pretty bad - didn't realize he had those numbers.  7 bombs is no joke in the BBCOR era. 

Kilkenny is a friend, so not to be biased, but yeah he can mash too.  I think second team would have been a solid spot. 

Excited for this SAA championship series!  Wish Birmingham wasn't so far away so I could attend.  Two really solid teams squaring off.  Does anyone know if a live stream will be set up like Berry had?  That was enjoyable coverage.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: sportsfan on May 05, 2014, 09:08:09 am
should be a great one tonight with B Southern and Rhodes with NCAA on the line....
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on May 05, 2014, 11:10:03 pm
BSC defeats Rhodes 6-1 tonight.

Looks like it's do or die for the Lynx for the second weekend in a row!
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on May 12, 2014, 09:15:50 am
Rhodes and BSC both get regional bids and will be playing at Piedmont! Good luck to both teams!
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Bob_Lotts on May 15, 2014, 07:22:07 pm
Really tough loss for BSC today...The rain in Demorest last night forced them to use both Stevens and Nordgren for 4+ innings. Now they face the #1 seed Shenandoah with probably their #3 going vs SU's #2. BSC has the pitching talent to work their way back from the loser's bracket but it wont be easy. The schedule for Friday will be interesting. Will they play 3 or 4 games Friday and if BSC wins will they have to play again Friday or get an extra day and bring back Stevens Saturday? I don't think they will bring him back on 1 day rest after throwing about 70 pitches.

Rhodes needs to score some runs vs Covenant if they want to stay alive, they've had trouble all year scoring consistently vs good pitching.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: LynxCat39 on May 15, 2014, 10:24:33 pm
Rhodes takes advantage of a lead off hit by pitch, Covenant error, two bases loaded walks, and a bases loaded wild pitch to score 5 runs in the bottom of the 8th to come from behind and win 5-3, surviving another day.
Title: Re: BB: SAA: Southern Athletic Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 15, 2015, 06:19:14 pm
And the finally tally for BSC versus Rhodes in 2015 is, BSC 3 wins, Rhodes 3 wins.

But BSC won the last game they played.