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Title: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on March 17, 2013, 06:51:19 pm
In this thread, we hopefully discuss what we think about who the best teams in the Mideast region are, and rank. I guess I should be clear that we're not necessarily talking about the official regional rankings here (which one consider regional games), though certainly those regional rankings would be an appropriate topic for discussion.

I guess I'll start with a top 10 just to kick it off. Boy, a lot of teams with really good starts.

1. Marietta -- very close between the top 3 or 4, but close isn't enough to knock down a 2-time defending champ yet, especially one that is undefeated in the region and played a very strong schedule down south
2. Manchester -- 1 win in 3 games that could have gone either way on a freezing weekend in Tiffin, undefeated otherwise
3. Heidelberg -- winning 2 of 3 vs. Manchester at home not enough to overcome a couple of losses to not so great teams
4. Washington & Jefferson -- hard to tell much, but undefeated and coming off a big year
5. Mount Union -- rainout cut them a break on their FL schedule, good record, but not many signature wins
6. Otterbein -- even though they haven't proven much yet, mainly on talent
7. Wooster -- No idea what to do with them, but beating Wheaton at least says something
8. La Roche
9. Baldwin-Wallace
10. DePauw
Title: Re: Rank the region
Post by: middhoops on March 17, 2013, 07:00:47 pm
Oops, my mistake.  I saw a board labeled "Rank the Region" and mistook it for "rank the regions".  Looked like an opportunity to jump on the NESCAC (northeast) bandwagon.  As Gilda Radner would have said, "Oh, never mind."
Title: Re: Rank the region
Post by: Spence on March 17, 2013, 07:08:21 pm
Oops, my mistake.  I saw a board labeled "Rank the Region" and mistook it for "rank the regions".  Looked like an opportunity to jump on the NESCAC (northeast) bandwagon.  As Gilda Radner would have said, "Oh, never mind."

Also not the right sport. :)
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on March 18, 2013, 12:34:25 pm
Spence I cannot disagree with your assessment. I had hoped to put OWU in there but after there spring trip I cannot. I think as the season goes on BW may drop off this list. I saw one game of theirs in Florida. They have some impressive players but I do not think they are quite there yet. There short stop is quite good.

They had trouble hitting OWU pitching, they only had 5 hits. As the season goes on they may heat up and it could have been just one game.

In response to a post you made in another thread. It is not just one OWU pitcher that needs to cut down on the walks. After the spring trip I would say all of them have to.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Dr. Acula on March 18, 2013, 02:13:28 pm
Ott could move up just by default this week. Their FL schedule is the weakest I've seen. 5 teams with losing records last yr, two of which won 8 and 11 games, respectively. I'd be shocked if they go anything worse than 1 loss against that slate.  That's the problem with the late spring break I guess.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on March 18, 2013, 02:18:40 pm
Ott could move up just by default this week. Their FL schedule is the weakest I've seen. 5 teams with losing records last yr, two of which won 8 and 11 games, respectively. I'd be shocked if they go anything worse than 1 loss against that slate.  That's the problem with the late spring break I guess.

They still could be playing teams that they're not down there. Otterbein may get a lot of wins early, but until they beat someone good they're going to have a tough time moving above where they are unless some other teams significantly falter.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Dr. Acula on March 18, 2013, 02:57:03 pm
Ott could move up just by default this week. Their FL schedule is the weakest I've seen. 5 teams with losing records last yr, two of which won 8 and 11 games, respectively. I'd be shocked if they go anything worse than 1 loss against that slate.  That's the problem with the late spring break I guess.

They still could be playing teams that they're not down there. Otterbein may get a lot of wins early, but until they beat someone good they're going to have a tough time moving above where they are unless some other teams significantly falter.

This is pretty much how I feel about Ott, BW and Mount right now.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on March 24, 2013, 01:58:21 am
Well, I assume baseball is done for a few days with the weather coming in.

Here's what I've got.
1. Marietta -- a home split is never satisfying, but won 2 of 3 on the weekend against very good opponents
2. Manchester -- scoring tons of runs and pitching well enough to keep winning 

OK those two were easy...the rest...less so.
3. Case Western Reserve -- doubleheader sweep in Tiffin continues trend of solid pitching started in the UAA round robin.
4. Wittenberg -- still have questions, but DH sweep of Mount Union after 2 weeks on the shelf is impressive
5. Adrian -- getting it together after a rough start. Allowed Berg just one run in a staff-pitched game.
6. Heidelberg -- definitely been better weeks for the Berg. 10 runs scored in last 6 games. Quality wins earlier in year keep them from falling further.
7. Otterbein -- 13-1, but still hard to know what they are considering very weak schedule. Will soar if they perform up north.
8. La Roche -- home win over B-W keeps them in conversation
9. B-W -- road loss to La Roche not enough to take them out of conversation! :)
10. I have no idea. Put Oberlin, Kenyon, Wooster, John Carroll, Mount Union, Defiance, Washington & Jefferson, Thiel and Thomas More in a hat and pick one.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: OshDude on March 24, 2013, 02:20:23 am
Weird that we agree, Spence. As of today I think the top three are easy. All are in my initial top 25 for this week.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: motorman on March 24, 2013, 06:59:24 am
Season that started with such promise in Florida for Heidelberg has taken a sour turn in the cold north. Not only have the bats been frigid up here as Spence noted with only 10 runs scored in 6 games, but the pitching staff has taken a couple of severe blows. Chris Thomas suffered a broken hand in the first game vs Manchester and is out indefinitely. Ethan Holt has had an arm issue which has him shut down, hopefully only for the short term.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on March 24, 2013, 11:26:42 am
Season that started with such promise in Florida for Heidelberg has taken a sour turn in the cold north. Not only have the bats been frigid up here as Spence noted with only 10 runs scored in 6 games, but the pitching staff has taken a couple of severe blows. Chris Thomas suffered a broken hand in the first game vs Manchester and is out indefinitely. Ethan Holt has had an arm issue which has him shut down, hopefully only for the short term.

Oh wow. I was just looking at their stats and thinking those two would probably be their weekend starters. Need some other guys to step it up.

How did the broken hand happen? I didn't think he came out of the game early against them.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on March 24, 2013, 11:29:24 am
Weird that we agree, Spence. As of today I think the top three are easy. All are in my initial top 25 for this week.

I don't think it is that weird...we seem to have similar ranking philosophies.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: motorman on March 24, 2013, 01:12:58 pm
Season that started with such promise in Florida for Heidelberg has taken a sour turn in the cold north. Not only have the bats been frigid up here as Spence noted with only 10 runs scored in 6 games, but the pitching staff has taken a couple of severe blows. Chris Thomas suffered a broken hand in the first game vs Manchester and is out indefinitely. Ethan Holt has had an arm issue which has him shut down, hopefully only for the short term.

Oh wow. I was just looking at their stats and thinking those two would probably be their weekend starters. Need some other guys to step it up.

How did the broken hand happen? I didn't think he came out of the game early against them.
It happened on the hit with 1 out in the 9th vs Manchester. Hard 1 hopper that was at his right hip, happened to have his pitching hand right there. He came out after that play. They were hoping it was just a bruise but swelling didn't go down much all week.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on March 24, 2013, 01:23:19 pm
Season that started with such promise in Florida for Heidelberg has taken a sour turn in the cold north. Not only have the bats been frigid up here as Spence noted with only 10 runs scored in 6 games, but the pitching staff has taken a couple of severe blows. Chris Thomas suffered a broken hand in the first game vs Manchester and is out indefinitely. Ethan Holt has had an arm issue which has him shut down, hopefully only for the short term.

Oh wow. I was just looking at their stats and thinking those two would probably be their weekend starters. Need some other guys to step it up.

How did the broken hand happen? I didn't think he came out of the game early against them.
It happened on the hit with 1 out in the 9th vs Manchester. Hard 1 hopper that was at his right hip, happened to have his pitching hand right there. He came out after that play. They were hoping it was just a bruise but swelling didn't go down much all week.

:/ not good. So is he done for the year then? That's usually a couple of month injury. Would he quality for a medical waiver?

Apparently I was wrong about the weather wiping everything out. Heidelberg is playing, as I'm sure motorman knows.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: motorman on March 24, 2013, 07:32:56 pm
Season that started with such promise in Florida for Heidelberg has taken a sour turn in the cold north. Not only have the bats been frigid up here as Spence noted with only 10 runs scored in 6 games, but the pitching staff has taken a couple of severe blows. Chris Thomas suffered a broken hand in the first game vs Manchester and is out indefinitely. Ethan Holt has had an arm issue which has him shut down, hopefully only for the short term.

Oh wow. I was just looking at their stats and thinking those two would probably be their weekend starters. Need some other guys to step it up.

How did the broken hand happen? I didn't think he came out of the game early against them.
It happened on the hit with 1 out in the 9th vs Manchester. Hard 1 hopper that was at his right hip, happened to have his pitching hand right there. He came out after that play. They were hoping it was just a bruise but swelling didn't go down much all week.

:/ not good. So is he done for the year then? That's usually a couple of month injury. Would he quality for a medical waiver?

Apparently I was wrong about the weather wiping everything out. Heidelberg is playing, as I'm sure motorman knows.

Yes, Berg managed to salvage the last game vs Case with 3 runs in bottom of 9th to win 5-4. Not sure yet about the prognosis for Thomas. He would qualify for the medical waiver, but not sure about the advisability of paying another $25,000 to play another year of baseball.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on March 24, 2013, 08:14:20 pm

Yes, Berg managed to salvage the last game vs Case with 3 runs in bottom of 9th to win 5-4. Not sure yet about the prognosis for Thomas. He would qualify for the medical waiver, but not sure about the advisability of paying another $25,000 to play another year of baseball.

You make a good point there haha. Jeez I think that was about my total debt bill.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on March 25, 2013, 11:14:58 am
If he does get a waiver would he be able to play at a D1 if he would graduate and choose a grad school.

I know it is off the board for Grad school and D3.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on March 25, 2013, 12:45:51 pm
If he does get a waiver would he be able to play at a D1 if he would graduate and choose a grad school.

I know it is off the board for Grad school and D3.

Interesting question. I would guess the grad school team would have to put the waiver through.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on March 25, 2013, 01:36:30 pm
I know a D3 player that did this. He had TJ surgery his senior year. He did not play. that gave him one more year of Baseball and he is attending Grad school at t D1 and is on the team. I am not sure how much pitching he is getting, but it is another year in Baseball.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on April 01, 2013, 03:17:11 am
Doing another ranking right now seems pointless. It's Marietta 1, Manchester 2 and after that you've got like 15 schools that haven't really distinguished themselves from each other.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: EttaFan1 on April 01, 2013, 08:15:22 am
Things are going to get interesting this week.  There is a huge matchup on Tuesday between Mount Union and Marietta.  I think we will learn more about both of those teams this week. 

Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Dr. Acula on April 01, 2013, 10:13:03 am
Things are going to get interesting this week.  There is a huge matchup on Tuesday between Mount Union and Marietta.  I think we will learn more about both of those teams this week.

With the way Etta is hitting I'd be fine with a split.  It's not often you wish for this, but I'd rather have it be the 1-2 starters in this one.  I like Mount's chances better against Byers/Mulvey if we have Carlino/Murzynski going.  I'm worried that Etta's bats are too far ahead of Mount's right now to get into a high scoring DH tomorrow and have it turn out well.  If Pryor throws well (as he has certain starts) they have a good chance.  They just can't afford to do like ONU and fall down big early.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on April 01, 2013, 03:55:21 pm
You may get your wish with Mulvey. He only threw like 59 pitches Saturday. Probably not starting, but would be surprised if he doesn't pitch at some point in the day.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Dr. Acula on April 01, 2013, 04:48:41 pm
You may get your wish with Mulvey. He only threw like 59 pitches Saturday. Probably not starting, but would be surprised if he doesn't pitch at some point in the day.

Problem is I'm not getting the more important half of the wish which is Carlino/Murzynski.  Haha. 
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on April 01, 2013, 05:08:59 pm
You may get your wish with Mulvey. He only threw like 59 pitches Saturday. Probably not starting, but would be surprised if he doesn't pitch at some point in the day.

Problem is I'm not getting the more important half of the wish which is Carlino/Murzynski.  Haha.

Important to you maybe! I'm liking having Mulvey available! It'll be interesting to see what Brewer goes with to start.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: jos s on April 02, 2013, 08:02:10 am
Doing another ranking right now seems pointless. It's Marietta 1, Manchester 2 and after that you've got like 15 schools that haven't really distinguished themselves from each other.

Case Western has to be strongly looked at for the #3 spot in the region based on both record, and strength of sced.  Case has only played 1 team thie season with a losing record.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: EttaFan1 on April 02, 2013, 08:03:16 am
With the games pushed to Wednesday, look for Mulvey to start the 9.  Only question is will Byers start the first one on three days rest?

The extra day in between didn't hurt the pioneers!

And I think Case is a strong #3 in the group right now.  Their three game series with Marietta in May could prove to be very interesting!
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on April 02, 2013, 12:00:52 pm
With the games pushed to Wednesday, look for Mulvey to start the 9.  Only question is will Byers start the first one on three days rest?

The extra day in between didn't hurt the pioneers!

And I think Case is a strong #3 in the group right now.  Their three game series with Marietta in May could prove to be very interesting!

I can't pick between Case, Wittenberg, LaRoche, Otterbein, Heidelberg, etc. They've all either got really good records against some suspect schedules, or quite a few losses against good schedules.

I think so far only Marietta and Manchester would be Pool C's and Case in the conversation in Pool B/C. And that's pretty much what matters. Maybe I should change this to "sizing up" the region and invite more discussion on conference races and such in addition to Pool B and C...because probably the #8 team in the region isn't getting a postseason bid without a conference championship.

Mulvey certainly could start now. If he does, I imagine he'll see a few relief stints before the trip to Heidelberg. Byers would be on his 4th day...you count the day you pitch.

Of course with the weather as it's been, it's hard to count on much!
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on April 02, 2013, 12:31:01 pm
With the games pushed to Wednesday, look for Mulvey to start the 9.  Only question is will Byers start the first one on three days rest?

The extra day in between didn't hurt the pioneers!

And I think Case is a strong #3 in the group right now.  Their three game series with Marietta in May could prove to be very interesting!

I can't pick between Case, Wittenberg, LaRoche, Otterbein, Heidelberg, etc. They've all either got really good records against some suspect schedules, or quite a few losses against good schedules.

I think so far only Marietta and Manchester would be Pool C's and Case in the conversation in Pool B/C. And that's pretty much what matters. Maybe I should change this to "sizing up" the region and invite more discussion on conference races and such in addition to Pool B and C...because probably the #8 team in the region isn't getting a postseason bid without a conference championship.

Mulvey certainly could start now. If he does, I imagine he'll see a few relief stints before the trip to Heidelberg. Byers would be on his 4th day...you count the day you pitch.

Of course with the weather as it's been, it's hard to count on much!
OWU has played or will play all these teams in the next few weeks so I will get to see them up close. My son will probably start one of the Witt games but won't see more than a few innings maybe, against the others. OWU split with Case. The first game was good and both teams were competitive. The second game not so much so. First inning was good second OK but then the wheels fell off of OWU's pitching. 
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: jos s on April 02, 2013, 02:23:22 pm
i was impressed with the OWU team...solid group.

 Case controls it's own destiny ....with upcoming games vs wooster...oberlin...JCU...depauw....was hington and jefferson and marrietta

 not sure if many other schools have played the sced that Case has thus far, and hopefully winning the UAA league tourney for the first time in school history will also get them the respect of the voters come playoff time.   
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on April 02, 2013, 03:15:48 pm
Thanks Jos_s. They are young and need to find consistency. +1
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on April 03, 2013, 07:48:37 pm
After sweeping Hiedi on Tuesday, 4-3 and 4-2, Ott falls to OWU, 5-3. Ott allowed 5 runs in the 8th inning.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: jos s on April 07, 2013, 08:06:51 am
So far ..... The Mideast region is incredible..... Must be 15 teams with over 12 wins..... Wow !
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: jos s on April 07, 2013, 08:30:27 am
I take that back......19 teams in the region with 12 or more wins...... 6 with 14 or more.... With 5 playoff spots going to conf winners.....those last couple of spots are going to be a real shoot out !
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on April 07, 2013, 11:33:49 am
As a way to try to approximate regional rankings, I'm compiling a list of teams with above .500 regional records in order of in-region schedule strength.

I'm not getting a whole lot of certainty out of this other than Marietta being at the top. They have the highest schedule rating of any team with .800 or better in-region winning percentage. The other schools ranked in the top 50 at .800 or better are Johns Hopkins, Ramapo and Kean. So it appears the rumors of the Etta Express's derailment were greatly exaggerated.

Team   Regional record   Rwin%OWP (rank)   OOWP   NCAA
15 Marietta         12-2   .857   .6281 (22)           .5486    0.602
70 Mount Union   8-7   .533   .5830 (60)    .5010    0.556
79 John Carroll   7-6   .538   .5789 (62)    .4835    0.547
86 Adrian         11-6   .647   .5517 (91)    .5225    0.542
99 Denison           9-8   .529   .5431 (104)   .5270    0.538
116 Case West.   14-6   .700   .5260 (151)   .5486    0.534
119 Olivet            7-6   .538   .5390 (116)   .5202    0.533
122 Ohio Wes.   8-5   .615   .5380 (121)   .5188    0.532
192 Thiel          11-9   .550   .5100 (179)   .5065    0.509
204 Baldwin-W.   11-3   .786   .5000 (201)   .5148    0.505
211 La Roche   17-4   .810   .4817 (245)   .5442    0.503
228 Wooster   7-3   .700   .4952 (223)   .4975    0.496
236 Thom. More   10-6   .625   .4800 (251)   .5194    0.493
269 Allegheny   11-4   .733   .4421 (300)   .5527    0.479
275 Defiance   8-5   .615   .4778 (255)   .4737    0.476
277 Oberlin   3-1   .750   .5172 (169)   .3927    0.476
292 PSUBehrend   10-5   .667   .4350 (306)   .5282    0.466
303 Calvin            8-6   .571   .4507 (286)   .4796    0.460
305 Manchester   13-3   .812   .4321 (310)   .5078    0.457
307 Wittenberg   7-5   .583   .4386 (302)   .4926    0.457
324 Otterbein   6-4   .600   .4077 (325)   .5211    0.446
330 W and J   10-3   .769   .3636 (349)   .5703    0.432
333 Bluffton   11-10.524   .3853 (341)   .5185    0.430
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on April 07, 2013, 11:43:58 am
NO WAY Case should be behind John Carroll.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on April 07, 2013, 11:48:31 am
NO WAY Case should be behind John Carroll.

There is no should or shouldn't be. This is pure math. If they are, it's because they should be.

Case has played a pretty tough overall schedule, but many of those were not in-region games.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on April 07, 2013, 03:38:31 pm
Then it's pretty "fuzzy" math given that Case already beat JCU this year.

Granted, Case still has two more games scheduled against JCU this season, as well as two games against Denison, so those programs still have a chance to prove that they deserve their higher rankings.

But at this point, no way JCU should be ranked ahead of a team that beat them.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on April 07, 2013, 04:01:50 pm
You clearly don't get what this list is.

In other news, W&J with a very big 11-10 road win over Marietta. Marietta playing their 5th game in 4 days going against W&J's ace, but it was the bullpen that held firm after Marietta built a 9-0 lead.

MC tried to use Byers and Mulvey in relief late to keep the lead from slipping completely away but were unable to do it. 11 walks for Marietta pitching.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: motorman on April 07, 2013, 04:05:10 pm
Then it's pretty "fuzzy" math given that Case already beat JCU this year.

Granted, Case still has two more games scheduled against JCU this season, as well as two games against Denison, so those programs still have a chance to prove that they deserve their higher rankings.

But at this point, no way JCU should be ranked ahead of a team that beat them.

It isn't fuzzy math, it is a calculation of strength of schedule, not a ranking. It doesn't take into account if you won those games or not.

I do have a question for you Spence. How is South Region Huntingdon included in Marietta's regional strength of schedule calculation?
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on April 07, 2013, 04:14:46 pm
Then it's pretty "fuzzy" math given that Case already beat JCU this year.

Granted, Case still has two more games scheduled against JCU this season, as well as two games against Denison, so those programs still have a chance to prove that they deserve their higher rankings.

But at this point, no way JCU should be ranked ahead of a team that beat them.

It isn't fuzzy math, it is a calculation of strength of schedule, not a ranking. It doesn't take into account if you won those games or not.

I do have a question for you Spence. How is South Region Huntingdon included in Marietta's regional strength of schedule calculation?

That is a question for someone at the NCAA. They expanded the regions for the purpose of counting in-region games so that teams could get more "in-region" games. Alabama is apparently in region.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on April 07, 2013, 11:31:03 pm
NO WAY Case should be behind John Carroll.

There is no should or shouldn't be. This is pure math. If they are, it's because they should be.

Case has played a pretty tough overall schedule, but many of those were not in-region games.
   ???
All of Case's games are in-region.

Maybe what you meant was that their opponent's wins were not in region.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on April 08, 2013, 12:38:37 am
NO WAY Case should be behind John Carroll.

There is no should or shouldn't be. This is pure math. If they are, it's because they should be.

Case has played a pretty tough overall schedule, but many of those were not in-region games.
   ???
All of Case's games are in-region.

Maybe what you meant was that their opponent's wins were not in region.

I didn't think Brandeis or Washington STL were in region. Maybe they are because it's their conference?

Whatever it is, I didn't make it what it is. The numbers are what they are. I'm not sure why there's any argument here at all.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: jos s on April 08, 2013, 07:40:20 am
i can fully understand the frustration over the math...many things go into the selection of the playoff teams, and there are a lot of games to play and help everything unfold.  Case winning the UAA conf tourney , and if they can once again earn a 30 win season should get it done.  But Case has a meat grinder sced coming up with games against oberlin....W & J... Depauw.. John Carroll..  baldwin wallace and marrietta.   i don't see anyone else with a road that tough.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on April 08, 2013, 11:22:32 am
No argument with your SOS post Spence.  +k for posting it.

Yes, Brandeis and WUStL are in region since they are UAA foes.

After Sunday JCU's SOS is below CWRU's.

Still a week or two before the first RR.

jos s ...the UAA title by itself doesn't mean anything.  But wins over WUStL will mean a lot, both for RR and Pool B

ME top 10 by region win% (with SoS)

1. Manchester       .812                     LaRoche            .810   (.488)   Just checked they are MA not ME
2  Marietta            .800   (.603)
     W&J                  ,800   (.446)
4. BW                   .786   (.510)
5. Allegheny         .765   (.479)
6. Adrian               .684   (.536)
7. CWRU               .682   (.534)
8. Wooster           .667   (.537)
9. Hope               .647   (.553)
    Thomas More  .647   (.481)

PS Behrend is MA also

For kicks I approximated best record v best sched by multiplying win % by SoS

 1. Marietta         .482
 2. BW                 .404
                                                      LaRoche       .395  MA not ME
 3. W&J               .377
 4. Manchester    .376
 5. Adrian            .367
 6. Allegheny       .366
 7. CWRU            .364
 8. Wooster         .358
     Hope              .358
10. Thomas More .311


CWRU has games remaining v #s 1, 2, and 3.  Plus Dension which has a high SoS
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: jos s on April 08, 2013, 02:37:22 pm
damn....great numbers.. :o... you have earned an A for math

 very impressed with the Case team,   just keep winning and everything will fall into place.  In an everyday tourney format,  Case's pitching depth will be tough to beat.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on April 08, 2013, 04:34:08 pm
Guess I forgot about the conference all being in-region. I'll be so glad when all of that foolishness goes away. A ballgame is a ballgame.

Case doesn't really have to worry much about anyone in the region. All they have to do is get one of the Pool B bids that there's usually not that much real competition for. One advantage Case often has in the season that they won't in a regional though is pitching. Everyone else in the region is always throwing their top arms in conference games, not against Case.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: EttaFan1 on April 18, 2013, 11:15:02 am
Without numbers and simply looking at the W's and L's and the poll through this week (4/15)....

1.  Manchester (23-3-1)
2.  Marietta (20-7)
3.  Thomas More
4-7: W&J, LaRoche, Adrian, CWRU (wouldn't begin to know what order to put them in)
8.  Wooster

Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Spence on April 18, 2013, 01:14:43 pm
There's such a vast difference in in-region schedule strength between Marietta and Manchester that the Etta Express might still be #1 in the region. But that's very clearly the top 2.

Then I guess I'd go:
3. Case Western
4. Adrian
5. Hope
6. Denison
7. Wooster
8. LaRoche
9. W&J
10. B-W

But I don't think there's much difference between any of them.

EDIT: left out Wooster somehow.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: EttaFan1 on April 18, 2013, 01:24:43 pm
I purposely left BW out of the discussion due to their current sanctions, but they are certainly deserving of one of the spots right now.

It will be interesting to see the first set of regional rankings which should be out any time now...

Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: OshDude on April 18, 2013, 03:38:53 pm
I purposely left BW out of the discussion due to their current sanctions, but they are certainly deserving of one of the spots right now.

It will be interesting to see the first set of regional rankings which should be out any time now...
Scheduled to debut next week.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on March 03, 2016, 02:33:25 pm
Ok lets get this started for 2015.

This is strictly using D3 baseballs top 25.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Jim Dixon on March 04, 2016, 02:11:29 pm
These teams can fit in at the 10th spot:

Otterbein 5-0
Rose-Hulman 4-1

Ok lets get this started for 2015.

This is strictly using D3 baseballs top 25.
    1. Marrietta
    2. Wooster
    3. Heidelberg
    4. LaRoche
    5. Ohio Northern
    6. Baldwin Wallace
    7. Thomas More
    8. Adrian
    9. Ohio Wesleyan
    10. ???

    I do not think we have seen enough of these teams play yet, to have a good feel. Marietta is 3-1, Heidelberg 1-2, LaRoche 2-0, Ohio Northern 2-2, BW 2-3, and Adrian 0-1.
    Next week we should be able to start filling this in a bit.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on March 04, 2016, 08:36:58 pm
Maybe Capital, after they beat RHIT. I will hold off of OTT for a few games yet. 3 of those wins are against, North Central MN.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on March 16, 2016, 09:59:01 am
2. Denison
3. Wooster
4. Mt St Joseph (they have not played any tough cpmpetition yet.)
5. LaRoche
6. Marietta
7. Ohio Wesleyan
8. Allegheny
9. Capital
10. Ott

Tough to do the usual powers do not seem to be taking control. We will know more once Conference play starts. Ott and OWU play today so that will help a bit.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Pops33 on March 22, 2016, 10:45:05 am
Based on the most recent D3Baseball.com poll:

Ranked Teams:

22.  Wooster

ARV (in order of votes received):

Mount St. Joseph
Marietta
LaRoche
Ohio Northern
Otterbein
Denison
Penn St. Behrend

Not sure that I agree with the order. Those not mentioned but worthy of consideration are Ohio Welseyan, Theil, Alma, and Earlham based on their current records.  I expect others (such as Adrian, Rose Hulman, and Baldwin Wallace) to possibly work their way into this list as the season progresses as well.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on March 22, 2016, 11:35:08 am
Pops,
I agree. OWU for instance has beaten Ott. And OTT's schedule has not been the toughest. Not that OWU's has been exceedingly strong. Alvernia and Moravian have not been as strong as I hoped, But they are definitely, better than North Central.

BW and OWU play Wednesday, So that will help.

All any team can do is beat the teams scheduled and move forward.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Pops33 on March 31, 2016, 09:06:26 am
Rankings according to the Massey ratings (only listed those in the top 100) http://www.masseyratings.com/rate.php?s=cbase2016&sub=11620 (http://www.masseyratings.com/rate.php?s=cbase2016&sub=11620):

13  Wooster
26  Denison
49  Marietta
59  Rose Hulman
63  Ohio Wesleyan
64  Ohio Northern
81  Earlham
85  Thiel
86  Kalamazoo
88  Otterbein
95  La Roche

The list looks pretty solid based on the season so far.  As conference play progresses, I am sure there will be a lot of movement.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on April 17, 2016, 01:30:13 am
Case Western Reserve just SWEPT a double header from #22 Wooster today to move to 20-12 for the season.

Hard to imagine that CWRU isn't considered among the Top Five in the region.

Tomorrow, CWRU plays another game against Wooster, together with a game against cross-town rival John Carroll.

Double headers are scheduled with Oberlin and Marietta next week, with a season finale at Progressive Field (home of the Cleveland Indians) against John Carroll.

Query: If CWRU can win ALL of those upcoming games and finish the season 27-12, do the Spartans stand any chance of getting an at-large bid to the NCAAs from this region?
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on April 17, 2016, 09:36:09 am
Winning them all is not very likely. Having fourth highest SOS currently does portend well. I don't think we get RRs until the week after this.

Edit:

Spartans win six games in four days, including three over Wooster.

CWRU and WUSTL are contending for the second Pool B spot behind Emory. CWRU has a slim edge in SOS and W/L, but the Bears have the H2H.

Correction:

Emory and St John Fisher look like the two Bs right now Fisher is 20-6.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on April 17, 2016, 07:41:43 pm
Case just beat #23 Wooster again today to SWEEP the three game series, and beat JCU after that.

22-12 now with five games to go.

And to think that people here didn't even have us in their regional Top Ten.

I still hope that we'll win these last five games.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Dr. Acula on April 18, 2016, 12:22:16 am
Case is definitely top 10 in the region.  Probably top 5 IMO.  However, I'm not sure how much stock I'd put in the JCU win.  They literally faced the JV pitchers.  3 of those 6 kids had never pitched a varsity inning.  It looks like most of them are freshmen.  It's hard to gauge when you're talking about anyone's 8th or 10th best pitcher or whatever. 
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on April 18, 2016, 12:58:11 am
CWRU was down to the bottom of its staff as well having played six games in four days.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on April 18, 2016, 02:13:23 am
Our doubleheader Wednesday is against a mediocre 12-13 Oberlin team, and our best arms should be ready.

Marietta will be a lot tougher.

Let's hope that we can beat JCU at "The Jake" to close out the regular season.

At that point, it looks as if it'll be a "dice roll" to make the NCAAs.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on April 20, 2016, 06:52:42 pm
We swept Oberlin with two lopsided victories today.

Let's finish strong and hope for an at large bid.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Dr. Acula on April 21, 2016, 08:51:33 am
Looking at the top 25 isn't pretty for us currently, is it?  La Roche jumped in at 23 to save us from being shut out.  NCAC and OAC aren't even sniffing a top 25 team.  One would think we're in store for wild conference tournaments this year with the lack of a dominant team in either conference.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on April 24, 2016, 09:31:13 pm
CWRU split wit Marietta today.

Hopefully we can finish with a win over JCU.

At that point, we'll have to roll the dice on making the NCAAs.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: EttaFan1 on April 25, 2016, 08:05:43 am
The good things helping Case and Marietta are very strong SOS numbers.  Case with the toughest schedule in the country and Marietta with the 7th toughest.  Both have similar records as well--which is the "not so good"  (ie 12 losses). 

The (official) regional rankings will be very interesting. 

my guess is:

1.  La Roche.
2-?:  A bunch of who knows what that could include any of the following teams:  Thomas More, Rose Hulman, Adrian, Wooster, OWU, Marietta, Otterbein, Case Western, Denison, and probably a few others I couldn't even imagine.

The next few weeks will sort some things out.  Pool C Berth's will be very sparse this year, IMO. 
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: mideastfan2 on April 25, 2016, 12:54:30 pm
The good things helping Case and Marietta are very strong SOS numbers.  Case with the toughest schedule in the country and Marietta with the 7th toughest.  Both have similar records as well--which is the "not so good"  (ie 12 losses). 



If Marietta doesn't win the OAC tournament, then a slight positive is that they hold the edge over Case because they took the season series 2 games to 1.

If I were Case, I would be cheering for Marietta to win the Pool A bid out of the OAC.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on April 25, 2016, 02:30:16 pm
I'm cheering for no upsets in conference tourneys.

H2H will no doubt be significant, but CWRU has slightly better W/L and SOS.  RR I believe will be out Wednesday.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Pops33 on April 26, 2016, 11:14:29 am
The good things helping Case and Marietta are very strong SOS numbers.  Case with the toughest schedule in the country and Marietta with the 7th toughest.  Both have similar records as well--which is the "not so good"  (ie 12 losses). 



If Marietta doesn't win the OAC tournament, then a slight positive is that they hold the edge over Case because they took the season series 2 games to 1.

If I were Case, I would be cheering for Marietta to win the Pool A bid out of the OAC.

If Marietta does not win the OAC conference tourney, they will have a minimum of 15 losses.  Even with their strength of schedule, it may be difficult to give them a bid with that many losses.  The only other OAC team in the discussion for an at-large bid would be Otterbein, but they may have to win out (other than the tournament).  That would give them a minimum of 9 losses.  With a weaker strength of schedule (currently 298th according to d3baseball.com), that may not be good enough.  Last year, Wooster finished 36-9 and did not receive a bid, with the apparent reason being strength of schedule.  I think the OAC only gets one team into regionals this year.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on April 27, 2016, 04:32:55 pm
CWRU bests JCU 6-1 at Progressive Field in season finale to get back to .667.  Spartans were serious, no token appearances by seniors today.

Pool C effectively shrank by one as PacLuth (24-16) pushed Whitworth (26-10 .520 SoS) into the pool by winning the NWC.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on April 27, 2016, 04:45:45 pm
ADL70,

So the regional rankings still aren't out?
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on April 27, 2016, 05:00:22 pm
Gang,

I just noticed that CWRU is now receiving votes in both the Collegiate Baseball and d3baseball.com polls.

http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d3/ncbwad3baseballcom (http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/baseball/d3/ncbwad3baseballcom)

Sure wish they'd put out the regional rankings.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on April 27, 2016, 05:26:59 pm
ADL70,

So the regional rankings still aren't out?

Thursday-- see playoff central on baseball home page.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on April 28, 2016, 04:53:51 pm
Ok.  So we're ranked 4th in the region behind La Rouche, Marietta, and Ohio Wesleyan.

http://d3baseball.com/notables/2016/04/Regional-rankings-week-1 (http://d3baseball.com/notables/2016/04/Regional-rankings-week-1)

I hope that that will be enough to get us into the tourney!

Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Jim Dixon on April 29, 2016, 10:57:19 am
Ok.  So we're ranked 4th in the region behind La Rouche, Marietta, and Ohio Wesleyan.

http://d3baseball.com/notables/2016/04/Regional-rankings-week-1 (http://d3baseball.com/notables/2016/04/Regional-rankings-week-1)

I hope that that will be enough to get us into the tourney!

fourth is is bubble territory.  Last Year's fourth place team in the week 1 regional rankings was left out.

4    Ohio Northern    23-7-0 ( 0.767)    23-7-0 ( 0.767)
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on April 29, 2016, 11:37:53 am
Plus all this can change. This is only the first ranking.
I do have a question. Lets say LaRoche, Marietta and OWU win there conference tourney and Case stays at number four in the final secret ranking. Durin selection Case would be the first on the board for the mid east correct?
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on April 30, 2016, 06:32:37 pm
Ok.  So we're ranked 4th in the region behind La Rouche, Marietta, and Ohio Wesleyan.

http://d3baseball.com/notables/2016/04/Regional-rankings-week-1 (http://d3baseball.com/notables/2016/04/Regional-rankings-week-1)

I hope that that will be enough to get us into the tourney!

Those three winning conference tournaments would help a bunch.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: EttaFan1 on May 03, 2016, 10:54:02 pm
I think the message from the committee is a pretty significant one....

Schedule good competition, period.

Marietta's cwru's and records aren't necessarily glowing, but their sos rankings are 7th and first respectively. 

1. Laroche sos ranking: 214
2. Marietta sos ranking 7th
3. Owu sos ranking 42
4. Cwru sos ranking first
5. Wooster sos ranking 60
6. Rhit sos ranking 182
7.  Adrian sos ranking 241
8.  Denison sos ranking 64
9. Otterbein sos ranking 253.

I think the committee is showing some respect for those who play tough competition and maybe don't have the same success as those who have an easier time
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on May 04, 2016, 03:07:53 pm
I think the message from the committee is a pretty significant one....

Schedule good competition, period.

Marietta's cwru's and records aren't necessarily glowing, but their sos rankings are 7th and first respectively. 

1. Laroche sos ranking: 214
2. Marietta sos ranking 7th
3. Owu sos ranking 42
4. Cwru sos ranking first
5. Wooster sos ranking 60
6. Rhit sos ranking 182
7.  Adrian sos ranking 241
8.  Denison sos ranking 64
9. Otterbein sos ranking 253.

I think the committee is showing some respect for those who play tough competition and maybe don't have the same success as those who have an easier time

Well, that, AND the fact that CWRU had a lot of success against the other teams on that list, including a three game sweep of #5 Wooster and two game sweep of #8 Denison.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: EttaFan1 on May 04, 2016, 03:28:54 pm
Very true....

Marietta is 2-1 vs case, 1-0 vs owu, 1-0 vs Wooster, 1-0 vs Adrian, 1-1 vs otterbein, 0-1 vs Denison and 0-2 vs la Roche.

La Roche has had a lot of success against in region teams as well.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 05, 2016, 02:52:19 pm
The last regional ranking makes real sense to me. We will see later today if they still make sense to me. I believe the top 4 will stay the same.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 05, 2016, 02:56:48 pm
Ott is trying hard to increase their SOS.
They have scheduled Games against LaRoche and Frostburg in Pittsburgh. They should have scheduled them earlier.

http://www.otterbeincardinals.com/schedule.aspx?path=baseball&
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: EttaFan1 on May 05, 2016, 10:37:19 pm
Too little too late, imo.  The crap they schedule earlier in the season is the reason for thei sos being garbage. Playing frostburg and la Roche will help, but not that much.  It will be interesting to see
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 05, 2016, 10:53:33 pm
Well they moved up one or two places in the regional rankings today, and they continue to recieve votes in the d3 poll.
And I agree, they should not wait until the end to schedule a tough opponent. Looks like they have done that for a few years now.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on May 13, 2016, 06:44:06 pm
OWU loses to Wooster and Denison and is out of NCAC tournament. The losses drop their W/L below CWRU and their SOS rank is 46th. Will those elevate the Spartans despite the Bishops' 2-1 h2h advantage?

Hot dark horse DePauw will only need to win one of two from the winner of tonight's Wooster vs Denison game to win the AQ.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: EttaFan1 on May 14, 2016, 07:19:20 pm
Regionally ranked pool a teams

1. La Roche. (Leads 8-4 in the 7th at this time)
2. Marietta
5. Wooster
8. rose Hulman

Unbranded pool a

Thomas more.
Kalamazoo

Pool b teams

4. Cwru

Pool c teams
3. Owu
6. Otterbein
7. Adrian
9. Denison
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on May 14, 2016, 10:39:58 pm
Don't expect these rankings to stay the same. OWU probably fell below Case and possibly also Wooster, and is squarely on the bubble (I have them as one of the last teams out with North Central being eliminated today in CCIW).

I will be surprised if Rose Hulman or Kalamazoo head to Washington Pa. Rose-Hulman is one of few teams that can bus to the South regional (even including most South regional teams, oddly; don't be surprised if Frostburg or Shenandoah or both show up). Thomas More too if they end up going (I think they and W&J have one game winner-take-all for the bid tomorrow). Kalamazoo can bus to the Midwest or Central.

Could be a lot of unfamiliar logos in the Mideast regional this year (though Frostburg would be familiar to some). I'm projecting 11 teams from the New England region, so some folks are gonna have to go somewhere.

Fortunately, Marietta cannot bus to the South regional this year.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on May 14, 2016, 11:41:43 pm
Regionally ranked pool a teams

1. La Roche. (Leads 8-4 in the 7th at this time)
2. Marietta
5. Wooster
8. rose Hulman

Unbranded pool a

Thomas more.
Kalamazoo

Pool b teams

4. Cwru

Pool c teams
3. Owu
6. Otterbein
7. Adrian
9. Denison

Bs are likely to be Emory and SJ Fisher so CWRU drops to C. LaRoche won today, faces Behrend tomorrow for the AQ. Go Redhawks!
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on May 15, 2016, 12:31:53 am
Regionally ranked pool a teams

1. La Roche. (Leads 8-4 in the 7th at this time)
2. Marietta
5. Wooster
8. rose Hulman

Unbranded pool a

Thomas more.
Kalamazoo

Pool b teams

4. Cwru

Pool c teams
3. Owu
6. Otterbein
7. Adrian
9. Denison

Bs are likely to be Emory and SJ Fisher so CWRU drops to C. LaRoche won today, faces Behrend tomorrow for the AQ. Go Redhawks!

I imagine it'll be a lively discussion for the 2nd Pool B spot. In the end I doubt it matters as they're all 3 (Case, Fisher, Wash U) getting in, I think.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 16, 2016, 11:09:36 am
OWU and Case both get in. Do not know how each was ranked in the final secret ballot, but glad both got in.  They are the 3rd seed in the west while OWU is the 5th in Washington.
Marietta goes south to GA as a number 4.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 16, 2016, 04:49:05 pm
Well they moved up one or two places in the regional rankings today, and they continue to recieve votes in the d3 poll.
And I agree, they should not wait until the end to schedule a tough opponent. Looks like they have done that for a few years now.
With Ott being left home hopefully we will see a stronger schedule for them next year. Played one game against a BAD D1 team and then 3 against North Central. Did not play very strong teams when they went down south. Hopefully they change their MO next year.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on May 16, 2016, 05:54:00 pm
They did have two or three games scheduled with CWRU that were lost to weather.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 16, 2016, 07:27:17 pm
They did have two or three games scheduled with CWRU that were lost to weather.
true but IMO, they wasted three games in Florida. I can see playing one game against North Central but not Three.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on May 16, 2016, 09:30:15 pm
Well they moved up one or two places in the regional rankings today, and they continue to recieve votes in the d3 poll.
And I agree, they should not wait until the end to schedule a tough opponent. Looks like they have done that for a few years now.
With Ott being left home hopefully we will see a stronger schedule for them next year. Played one game against a BAD D1 team and then 3 against North Central. Did not play very strong teams when they went down south. Hopefully they change their MO next year.

Only so much they can do with when their spring trip is. But they can't play North Central 3 times again. They just can't. Killed them. I don't think it should have, I think people should have been smart enough to see through that, and maybe they were and it just wasn't good enough. But it just destroyed their SOS.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 16, 2016, 09:44:44 pm
I think if they could have pulled off a win at La Roche, they could have made it. It looked like head to head may have been important.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on May 16, 2016, 09:51:55 pm
Go to see Case made it in.  Their pool looks tough though.  It'll take a tremendous effort on their part to advance.

GO SPARTANS!!!
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: EttaFan1 on May 17, 2016, 07:23:51 am
Well they moved up one or two places in the regional rankings today, and they continue to recieve votes in the d3 poll.
And I agree, they should not wait until the end to schedule a tough opponent. Looks like they have done that for a few years now.
With Ott being left home hopefully we will see a stronger schedule for them next year. Played one game against a BAD D1 team and then 3 against North Central. Did not play very strong teams when they went down south. Hopefully they change their MO next year.

I think otterbein is at a slight disadvantage for spring break. It appears their Florida trip doesn't line up with most other d3 schools when everyone else goes south, so the number of opponents is limited. With that said I thought most of the d3 schools in our region would have learned last year when Wooster who had 30+ wins was left at home because of their awful sos.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Dr. Acula on May 17, 2016, 12:03:55 pm
The other thing that didn't help Ott was that the OAC as a whole was down.  Lots of .500 teams this year including two of the teams that made the OAC tournament.  The records of the 2nd-4th place teams didn't do them any favors.  Normally you could have counted on something more like Etta being 28-12 and BW/JCU being 25-15 or thereabouts.   
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 17, 2016, 01:07:51 pm
The other thing that didn't help Ott was that the OAC as a whole was down.  Lots of .500 teams this year including two of the teams that made the OAC tournament.  The records of the 2nd-4th place teams didn't do them any favors.  Normally you could have counted on something more like Etta being 28-12 and BW/JCU being 25-15 or thereabouts.   
BW has been good but really only since the 2012 season. Before that they were a middle of the road team. Of coarse that is when Coach Harrison showed up and has done good things with the program. I hope this is just a blip on the radar for BW and not a return to form.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Dr. Acula on May 17, 2016, 02:48:46 pm
They were good down the stretch including in the OAC tournament.  They lost 1-0 and 6-5 to Etta last weekend so it's not like they were playing poorly at all.  Harrison does a very good job there.  They just started slowly this year.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: EttaFan1 on May 17, 2016, 04:52:58 pm
The other thing that didn't help Ott was that the OAC as a whole was down.  Lots of .500 teams this year including two of the teams that made the OAC tournament.  The records of the 2nd-4th place teams didn't do them any favors.  Normally you could have counted on something more like Etta being 28-12 and BW/JCU being 25-15 or thereabouts.   

True to a point....The OAC is down.  Otterbein had the best overall record, and you don't play yourself, so there is no benefit to that, but it is worth noting, that the only OAC school with a worse SOS than Otterbein is Wilmington.  BW, JCU, and Marietta all had top 50 SOS rankings this year and played in the same conference.  IS the difference between 212 and 34 playing Otterbein 2 or three times vs playing BW two or three times? 

I would also venture a guess that conferences probably look very similar from top to bottom from an overall W-L perspective.  There are bad and mediocre teams in every conference. 

I really think it goes beyond what is in your conference.   Scheduling good teams and having decent results against that competition is given a lot more weight when it comes time to the post season selection.   They sent that message loudly to Wooster last year.  I hope Otterbein heard them again. 
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: old scot on May 17, 2016, 06:08:49 pm
OWU getting in was a real stretch.  Mid east was weak this year and they were thrown a bone.  Will see how things shakeout and see what is what. Woo not getting last year vs OWU getting in this year must be politics.  Scots earned their way in this year. Yea, I'm bitter about last year when the Obies took the auto bid and Woo got shut out.  Good luck to the Scots, Etta, and OWU.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 17, 2016, 08:36:43 pm
I was surprised when OWU got in. They did have abtop 50 SOS, compared to Wooster last year. Alsobthe teams in front of them in the regional rankings won the pool A bids. OWU was probably first or second on the board for the mid east. If Depauw had gotten the pool A OWU would not have gotten in, bevause Wooster would have taken a C and OWU and probably left on the board when the last selection is made. OWU needs to prove they belong.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 17, 2016, 08:38:57 pm
They were good down the stretch including in the OAC tournament.  They lost 1-0 and 6-5 to Etta last weekend so it's not like they were playing poorly at all.  Harrison does a very good job there.  They just started slowly this year.
Good I like Harison, he recruited my son really hard when my son was going through the process.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: old scot on May 19, 2016, 01:53:26 pm
2 and BBQ for the Bishops. Didn't score a run in 2 games. Do you think the committee is re-thinking that pool C bid.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: old scot on May 19, 2016, 05:41:38 pm
Wow. La Roche gets the pine tar rule called on them. Out, but maybe OK. Umpires on confer. Send the player who was originally called out for to much pine tar back to second base.  Runner from second scores to win the game. Don't know the rule but I'm thinking George Brett is happy some where. I guess I show my age.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on May 19, 2016, 11:00:24 pm
Ouch!!!

Well that was a speedy exit for CWRU!
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: old scot on May 20, 2016, 07:30:13 am
Woo losses to RM 2-1. Scots had the tying run thrown out at the plate trying to score from first on a double to end the game.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on May 20, 2016, 09:43:49 am
Ouch!!!

Well that was a speedy exit for CWRU!

Tough draw for the Spartans. Three seed, but the four was #18 in the poll and 5 per Massey.  Then they have to beat 1 seed to stay alive. Shouldn't the 1/6 winner play the 2/5 loser? Seems like the 5 seed has an easier path than 3/4.

Marietta suffered the same fate.

Remember the team should return essentially all of this season's contributors for 2017.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on May 20, 2016, 09:01:49 pm
It'll be interesting to see how the team does with the new "round robin" schedule.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on May 22, 2016, 10:25:52 am
It'll be interesting to see how the team does with the new "round robin" schedule.

Hope they can schedule quality spring break games.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on May 22, 2016, 03:24:22 pm
It'll be interesting to see how the team does with the new "round robin" schedule.

Hope they can schedule quality spring break games.

It will be interesting to see how Case approaches in region games now. Technically their conference games still don't really count for anything as far as an NCAA berth goes. It would be nice to see the UAA get up to Pool A status.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 22, 2016, 11:45:47 pm
Ouch!!!

Well that was a speedy exit for CWRU!

Tough draw for the Spartans. Three seed, but the four was #18 in the poll and 5 per Massey.  Then they have to beat 1 seed to stay alive. Shouldn't the 1/6 winner play the 2/5 loser? Seems like the 5 seed has an easier path than 3/4.

Marietta suffered the same fate.

Remember the team should return essentially all of this season's contributors for 2017.
The format for the 6-team regional  has to configure for the "2 absent teams in the brackets".

The number 3/4 winner gets the 2-5 winner so there is no breather in the West Region with a 6-team format.  That was the topic of the week on the West (Rodney Daingerfield) Region tourney board.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on May 23, 2016, 01:37:24 am
Ouch!!!

Well that was a speedy exit for CWRU!

Tough draw for the Spartans. Three seed, but the four was #18 in the poll and 5 per Massey.  Then they have to beat 1 seed to stay alive. Shouldn't the 1/6 winner play the 2/5 loser? Seems like the 5 seed has an easier path than 3/4.

Marietta suffered the same fate.

Remember the team should return essentially all of this season's contributors for 2017.
The format for the 6-team regional  has to configure for the "2 absent teams in the brackets".

The number 3/4 winner gets the 2-5 winner so there is no breather in the West Region with a 6-team format.  That was the topic of the week on the West (Rodney Daingerfield) Region tourney board.

I don't know if I buy that though. It looked like there was only 1 team in that regional that was capable of winning it, which is a contrast to most of the other regions.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on May 23, 2016, 01:39:32 am
It'll be interesting to see how the team does with the new "round robin" schedule.

Hope they can schedule quality spring break games.

I hope they diversify their spring trips. Could really help connect together schedules from different parts of the country.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Pops33 on December 22, 2016, 11:45:26 am
Collegiate Baseball has released their pre-season poll for 2017.  Take with a grain of salt, since most voters do not realize what each team (other than the top few) have lost from or have returning to their roster.  It is mainly a re-print of the end of the season poll, with a little bit of shuffling.  However, this does mean that ball games are just around the corner!!!

http://baseballnews.com/collegiate-baseball-div-3-poll-12-21-16/

Not much movement in the top 10, other than Trinity dropping from 1 to 11.  Those from the mideast region getting recognition are:

Laroche   4
Wooster  19
Adrian     23
Marietta  24
Rose-Hulman  37

Also receiving votes: CWRU, Otterbein, Thomas More, OWU, Kalamazoo
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Ralph Turner on December 23, 2016, 12:20:37 am
Collegiate Baseball has released their pre-season poll for 2017.  Take with a grain of salt, since most voters do not realize what each team (other than the top few) have lost from or have returning to their roster.  It is mainly a re-print of the end of the season poll, with a little bit of shuffling.  However, this does mean that ball games are just around the corner!!!

http://baseballnews.com/collegiate-baseball-div-3-poll-12-21-16/

Not much movement in the top 10, other than Trinity dropping from 1 to 11.  Those from the mideast region getting recognition are:

Laroche   4
Wooster  19
Adrian     23
Marietta  24
Rose-Hulman  37

Also receiving votes: CWRU, Otterbein, Thomas More, OWU, Kalamazoo
I guess that Baseball America has 8 voters.  Think about this.

The Poll doesn't make sense at first blush. Maybe I am assuming the vote allocation is like "D3" does it.

They do not list 1st place votes.
They have 33 teams receiving votes.

The #40 team (JHU) has 182 votes. The Number 1 team Cortland has 274. That is too close of a margin between #1 and #40

Do they only vote for 25 teams and then rank 40? I don't know.

Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ElRetornodelEspencio on December 23, 2016, 08:05:53 am
I guess the mystery of why Wooster is overrated every year will never be solved.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Jim Dixon on December 25, 2016, 06:16:11 pm
Collegiate Baseball has released their pre-season poll for 2017.  Take with a grain of salt, since most voters do not realize what each team (other than the top few) have lost from or have returning to their roster.  It is mainly a re-print of the end of the season poll, with a little bit of shuffling.  However, this does mean that ball games are just around the corner!!!

I know they ask for the same information D3baseball.com does from the schools before the season.  To be true, you have to throw a wildcard in the preseason poll as there are always an unranked team that seems to crack the top 10.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Pops33 on February 02, 2017, 09:33:49 am
Baseball America just released their D3 preview and had 2 Mid-East teams listed in their top 10.  Wooster at #7 and LaRoche at #8. 

http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/2017-college-preview-defending-d-iii-champs-start/#biwxWVrEuchcRJjm.97

They only listed their top 10.  Both LaRoche & Wooster have a ton of talent returning.   LaRoche did lose their Ace (Tanner Wilt), but I would still put them ahead of Wooster.  The returning players from LaRoche earned it with their performance last year.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on February 17, 2017, 01:06:57 pm
CWRU preview: http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2016-17/releases/20170217gdrowy
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on February 17, 2017, 04:20:35 pm
Wow!

That preview has me PSYCHED!!!

Sounds like almost the whole team is back!

Perhaps this could be CWRU's year!

Too bad we're playing one of the nation's toughest schedules.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Pops33 on March 03, 2017, 10:43:25 am
Great win by Adrian last night over #3 Birmingham-Southern.  Good pitching on both sides.  In the top of the 8th, 2B Brian Killinger hit a solo HR that put the Bulldogs up by a run.  Kyle Shephard pitched 2 scoreless innings to get the save and secure the win.  This is also good for the region to get a win over a top notch, nationally ranked, and highly respected program. 

Later this month, Adrian has the opportunity to solidify where they rank in the region when they play Marietta, Wooster, and North Central Ill.(out of region, but still a very good team) on back-to-back-back days - March 17-19.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Ralph Turner on March 15, 2017, 10:49:34 pm
Great win by Adrian last night over #3 Birmingham-Southern.  Good pitching on both sides.  In the top of the 8th, 2B Brian Killinger hit a solo HR that put the Bulldogs up by a run.  Kyle Shephard pitched 2 scoreless innings to get the save and secure the win.  This is also good for the region to get a win over a top notch, nationally ranked, and highly respected program. 

Later this month, Adrian has the opportunity to solidify where they rank in the region when they play Marietta, Wooster, and North Central Ill.(out of region, but still a very good team) on back-to-back-back days - March 17-19.
I say that 2 out of 3 is "solid".
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Pops33 on April 24, 2017, 10:25:24 am
If I am not mistaken, the regional rankings come out this week or next. Anyone want to take a shot at it? Here are my thoughts:

1. Wooster (24-5)
2. La Roche (26-6)
3. Adrian (24-8) - Have beaten 2 top 10 teams (Wooster & Birmingham Southern)
4. DePauw (26-7)
5. Mount Union (25-7), Strength of Schedule currently sits at #200
6. Denison (23-8), SOS currently #39
7. Washington & Jefferson (23-7)
8. Otterbein, (23-9)

Wild Cards  CWRU (21-14) SOS #1 & Marietta (16-12) SOS#5

In the past, the regional and national committees have put a lot of emphasis on Strength of Schedule so CWRU and Marietta may actually be ranked above some of these teams when the rankings come out.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Dr. Acula on April 24, 2017, 11:37:27 am
It's like splitting hairs after #3 IMO.  For example, if Denison had split 2-2 with DPU instead of losing 3 of 4 I would have them at 4 and DPU at 6.  One game is the difference of 2 spots to me right now. 
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Pops33 on April 24, 2017, 03:55:10 pm
I agree with your assessment Dr.  Pretty close after the top 3.  To further complicate things, Marietta just added to their resume by beating LaRoche.  Let's see what happens in game 2 today.  Also, Marietta and Case play two games later this week which will most likely (1) eliminate either team if they got swept, or (2) eliminate both teams if they split.  Eliminate from a pool C bid, that is.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on April 24, 2017, 04:09:31 pm
If I am not mistaken, the regional rankings come out this week or next. Anyone want to take a shot at it? Here are my thoughts:

1. Wooster (24-5)
2. La Roche (26-6)
3. Adrian (24-8) - Have beaten 2 top 10 teams (Wooster & Birmingham Southern)
4. DePauw (26-7)
5. Mount Union (25-7), Strength of Schedule currently sits at #200
6. Denison (23-8), SOS currently #39
7. Washington & Jefferson (23-7)
8. Otterbein, (23-9)

Wild Cards  CWRU (21-14) SOS #1 & Marietta (16-12) SOS#5

In the past, the regional and national committees have put a lot of emphasis on Strength of Schedule so CWRU and Marietta may actually be ranked above some of these teams when the rankings come out.

Add to CWRU's resume'  2-2 vs WashU #20 last week  2-2 vs Emory #25 last week.  2 one-run losses to W&J  Play Wooster tomorrow  15-3 over last 18 games
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Pops33 on April 24, 2017, 05:04:38 pm
Case has played one heck of a schedule.  No doubt about it.  They have proven that they are a good team.  Beating both Emory and Wash U twice definitely enhances any teams' resume.  And they have some tough games left.  If they win out and finish 26-14, the selection committee will have to take notice and reward them with a Pool C bid.  They also have to hope the top seeds win the conference tourneys.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on April 26, 2017, 10:20:59 am
Spartans lose to Fighting Scots 10-5.  Wooster threw it's #1, while CWRU which played four games over the weekend ans had to start a pitcher who missed his last two starts due to injury.

If they can win the four remaining games, two with 'Etta and two with JCU, they will finish 25-15 0.625, with the toughest schedule in D3.  As Pops says need top seeds to win their conferences.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on April 26, 2017, 10:45:24 am
We'll see how CWRU closes out the season.  I like the way that the Spartans appeared to have rallied during the new "Round Robin" conference format.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Pops33 on April 27, 2017, 01:03:35 pm
The first rankings were posted and it does not look like any surprises. Although, it has probably been a long while (if ever) that 3 out of the top 4 teams in the Regional Rankings were from the NCAC.  Not sure if they meant to put two teams at #5 or if that is a typo.

Mideast               
1.   Wooster      24-5      24-5
2.   La Roche      26-6      26-6
3.   DePauw      26-6      26-7
4.   Denison      23-8      23-8
5.   Adrian      23-8      24-8
5.   W & J      21-7      23-7
7.   Mt Union      25-7      25-7
8.   Otterbein      23-9      23-9
9.   Thomas More      22-7      22-7
10.   CWRU      21-14      21-14
11.   Marietta      16-12      16-12
12.   Kalamazoo      22-8      22-8
13.   Allegheny      20-12      20-12
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast R
Post by: Jim Dixon on April 27, 2017, 03:36:01 pm
The first rankings were posted and it does not look like any surprises. Although, it has probably been a long while (if ever) that 3 out of the top 4 teams in the Regional Rankings were from the NCAC.  Not sure if they meant to put two teams at #5 or if that is a typo.

Mideast               
1.   Wooster      24-5      24-5
2.   La Roche      26-6      26-6
3.   DePauw      26-6      26-7
4.   Denison      23-8      23-8
5.   Adrian      23-8      24-8
5.   W & J      21-7      23-7
7.   Mt Union      25-7      25-7
8.   Otterbein      23-9      23-9
9.   Thomas More      22-7      22-7
10.   CWRU      21-14      21-14
11.   Marietta      16-12      16-12
12.   Kalamazoo      22-8      22-8
13.   Allegheny      20-12      20-12

What the NCAA make a mistake.  I will have to look in my spare time to see if they every tied a regional ranking before.  You would thing that they could have found some difference between Adrian and W&J.  Especially since these rankings will be history in another week.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on April 30, 2017, 05:22:04 pm
The cancellation of this weekend's series may hurt CWRU's chances.

We'll see!
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on May 02, 2017, 08:38:26 am
Have added DH with BW Sunday.

But a lot of Pool C contenders ranked above them in RR
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Jim Dixon on May 02, 2017, 01:36:37 pm
The first rankings were posted and it does not look like any surprises. Although, it has probably been a long while (if ever) that 3 out of the top 4 teams in the Regional Rankings were from the NCAC.  Not sure if they meant to put two teams at #5 or if that is a typo.

Mideast               
1.   Wooster      24-5      24-5
2.   La Roche      26-6      26-6
3.   DePauw      26-6      26-7
4.   Denison      23-8      23-8
5.   Adrian      23-8      24-8
5.   W & J      21-7      23-7
7.   Mt Union      25-7      25-7
8.   Otterbein      23-9      23-9
9.   Thomas More      22-7      22-7
10.   CWRU      21-14      21-14
11.   Marietta      16-12      16-12
12.   Kalamazoo      22-8      22-8
13.   Allegheny      20-12      20-12

CWR has a decent chance wit a couple more wins.  The bold teams are conference leaders and the four other teams above them might lose games and will still have the conference round that will hand out losses.  CWR could rise in the regional rankings because of this but the real competition is Emory with a Pool B bid.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on May 02, 2017, 04:15:18 pm
Are there two B spots? Wash U seems like a lock for B
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Dr. Acula on May 03, 2017, 11:29:22 am
Mount and W&J split yesterday in PA.  That basically changes nothing in terms of the rankings.  Too bad for Mount.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Jim Dixon on May 03, 2017, 01:40:31 pm
Are there two B spots? Wash U seems like a lock for B
Yes two Pool B bids.  It is safe to say they are both going to the UAA.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: DagarmanSpartan on May 08, 2017, 02:35:03 am
Would CWRU have to be considered a long shot at this point?
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Jim Dixon on May 08, 2017, 01:24:49 pm
Would CWRU have to be considered a long shot at this point?

They need to root for favorites to win the conferences.  Any upsets just hurts their chances.  The best chance is to grab a pool B bid but if the committee drops pool B bids to one, that option goes away since Washington is the Pool B favorite.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Dr. Acula on May 09, 2017, 10:33:00 am
Just saw that Adrian hitting the 30 win mark again this year runs their streak to 10 straight years of 30+ wins.  That's impressive consistency.  I will admit that I didn't realize the MIAA plays a 28 game regular season schedule.  That doesn't leave a ton of room for OOC games.  I think the WIAC does something similar maybe.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: shknowsbest on May 10, 2017, 01:16:05 pm
Adrian Shortstop Ryan Dorow won the MIAA player of the year for the 3rd time this year.  He is something to watch.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on February 22, 2018, 06:09:09 pm
CWRU Preview

http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2017-18/releases/20180222huw8l4
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on March 03, 2018, 04:32:44 pm
In the season opener for each, CWRU beats W&J 7-2 in 11.  Killingstad got the win with three scoreless, one-hit innings in relief. Gross went 8, giving up one earned run on nine hits,

Spartans square off against Allegheny shortly and face each team again tomorrow.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on March 10, 2018, 04:26:45 pm
Second Saturday in a row, CWRU knocks off another Top 5 team, defeating #5 Cortland 3-2 in first game of spring trip in Lexington, SC.  Spartans again scheduled to face the Red Dragons on Monday.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on December 18, 2018, 11:19:03 am
Posting here because UAA Board is dead.
CWRU Sched  https://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2018-19/schedule

Open in Louisville with Spalding a team that RV last season once ranked #15

Other OOC play W&J, Marietta, Heidelberg, and Wooster,

Roster  https://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2018-19/roster

Position players return pretty much intact. Only need to replace one starting pitcher and closer.

Incoming Frosh LHP Nick Denove was Naples Daily New Southwest Florida Sports Awards  baseball poy.

Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Jim Dixon on December 18, 2018, 12:21:46 pm
Posting here because UAA Board is dead.
CWRU Sched  https://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2018-19/schedule

Open in Louisville with Spalding a team that RV last season once ranked #15

Other OOC play W&J, Marietta, Heidelberg, and Wooster,

Roster  https://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2018-19/roster

Position players return pretty much intact. Only need to replace one starting pitcher and closer.

Incoming Frosh LHP Nick Denove was Naples Daily New Southwest Florida Sports Awards  baseball poy.

Spalding is a great team to start with.  They have a record of being decent so they do not hurt your SOS, Spalding just lost AA Fleming so you will not get the All-American.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on December 18, 2018, 01:05:48 pm
Posting here because UAA Board is dead.
CWRU Sched  https://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2018-19/schedule

Open in Louisville with Spalding a team that RV last season once ranked #15

Other OOC play W&J, Marietta, Heidelberg, and Wooster,

Roster  https://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2018-19/roster

Position players return pretty much intact. Only need to replace one starting pitcher and closer.

Incoming Frosh LHP Nick Denove was Naples Daily New Southwest Florida Sports Awards  baseball poy.

Spalding is a great team to start with.  They have a record of being decent so they do not hurt your SOS, Spalding just lost AA Fleming so you will not get the All-American.

I overlooked WNE which went 1-2 in NCAA Regional last season.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on December 18, 2018, 01:49:54 pm
Posting here because UAA Board is dead.
CWRU Sched  https://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2018-19/schedule

Open in Louisville with Spalding a team that RV last season once ranked #15

Other OOC play W&J, Marietta, Heidelberg, and Wooster,

Roster  https://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2018-19/roster

Position players return pretty much intact. Only need to replace one starting pitcher and closer.

Incoming Frosh LHP Nick Denove was Naples Daily New Southwest Florida Sports Awards  baseball poy.


String OOC opponents. I have lost track, Is the UAA still doing the tournament during the spring vacation trip? Or are they Doing a round robin? I had heard they were changing, however old age seems to be catching up with me.
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on December 18, 2018, 01:55:20 pm
Round-Robin  Fr/Sa(2)/Su weather permitting of course.

This will be the second season CWRU has hosted a spring break Spartan Spring Classic in Lexington SC
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on December 18, 2018, 02:11:53 pm
Round-Robin  Fr/Sa(2)/Su weather permitting of course.
So no end of year tournament?
Title: Re: Rank the Mideast Region
Post by: ADL70 on December 18, 2018, 02:14:50 pm
Correct