D3boards.com

D3baseball.com => Conferences by region => New York Region => Topic started by: Ralph Turner on May 12, 2013, 11:29:50 pm

Title: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 12, 2013, 11:29:50 pm
Mock D3 brackets will be out by sunrise.
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: airball55 on May 13, 2013, 07:46:27 am
Neumann is the 5 seed and the team that probably bumps Fisher.  One game better than the Cards in the overall, Fisher travelled to Neumann and split, losing 1-0 and winning 6-1.  Fisher easily could have snuck in.  05 and 07 Ithaca much weaker resume's but got in.  I originally did not think Fisher had a shot, but, after seeing the field actually now thought they should have got in.  Break for the NY region though, they don't have to see D'Amato and co.  I like Cortland, a lot here now, with Rowan as my second pick.  Thoughts?
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: msarge7 on May 13, 2013, 11:27:44 am
Does anyone know where we can get the regional schedule?  I'd like to travel to Auburn to see some games, but I'd like to know when Cortland and Ithaca play.
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: AlleyCat on May 13, 2013, 11:33:57 am
Schedule is on Ithaca's site and RPI Site
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 13, 2013, 01:27:44 pm
This is the best Ithaca team in years. Very excited to see this regional. Ithaca's lack of pitching depth may come back to haunt them, but you dance with the date that you bring
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: AlleyCat on May 13, 2013, 01:30:20 pm
Ithaca's side of the bracket looks much easier than the Cortland Side with the NJAC tourney winner, NESCAC tourney winner, LL winner.

Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 13, 2013, 07:09:06 pm
Ithaca's side of the bracket looks much easier than the Cortland Side with the NJAC tourney winner, NESCAC tourney winner, LL winner.

Which is how it should be, no?
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 15, 2013, 10:49:02 am
Well, this site seems to like Ithaca's chances:

"Move over Cortland, there is a new king in the New York regional....The Bombers are expected to fly into the 2013 D-III World Series."

Respectfully, I think this is an inaccurate statement. Cortland's ranked ahead of Ithaca in the D-III polls, and while the Bombers beat them twice, you can't ignore the fact that the Red Dragons threw back-end pitchers in both their contests against the Bombers, whereas Ithaca threw their No 1. and No. 4 starters.

Ithaca certainly could win the regional, and it wouldn't be entirely shocking if they did. But to say they're "expected" to, to me, calls to mind a clear favorite, which I don't think they are. Cortland's much too good for that
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 15, 2013, 03:41:13 pm
I feel like Ithaca's doing the Ithaca thing again. Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 5th, Bombers just allowed an unearned run. Lemmo had to work out of a jam in the 4th inning, striking out two guys with runners on the corners.

EDIT: I retract my comment about Solano, as I was looking at the wrong year
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 15, 2013, 03:59:22 pm
I just don't understand baseball managers.

Ithaca gets Locastro on first to start the 6th. He's got 33 stolen bases in 34 tries this season, including one earlier today. Ithaca's #3 hitter is up. Rather than letting one of best basestealers in D-III get a base on his own, the Bombers take the bat out of the hands of one of their best hitters and give away one of their remaining 12 outs. No run scores in the inning.

Look, if it was the #9 hitter, in the 8th or 9th inning, I might understand it. But it's way too early to play for one run, especially with the heart of the order coming up. Lemmo gives up a run in the top of the 7th, and now, well, we're 9 outs away from seeing the same old song and dance from the Bombers
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 15, 2013, 04:24:31 pm
So naturally, Ithaca's bats wake up in the bottom of the 7th. Four runs on four hits and the Bombers take a 5-2 lead into the 8th
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 15, 2013, 05:03:18 pm
Six more for the Bombers in the 8th—it's amazing what can happen when you let players hit—and they turn a nailbiter into a blowout, 11-2. As a fringe benefit, the outburst seemed to deflate Moravian, which made three outs on four pitches in the 9th, which allowed Ithaca to get a CG from Lemmo. That's about as well as you can script an opening game
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: airball55 on May 16, 2013, 07:38:50 am
go easy bomberman...it is a long week...the boys took care of business! Cortland had it much tougher
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: scuba16 on May 16, 2013, 10:38:14 am
Hopefully this will turn into a Cortland vs IC final... Like it should be.

Lets go C-State TPK
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 16, 2013, 01:14:25 pm
Hopefully this will turn into a Cortland vs IC final... Like it should be.

Lets go C-State TPK

I agree. There's something to be said for seeing the two best teams taking each other on. Especially if Cortland actually uses good pitchers ;)

Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 16, 2013, 06:56:05 pm
Bombers pitchers are flat out DEALING. Prendergast tosses a 4-hitter, allows only one run in 8 innings. Bombers win 4-1

Now, it gets real. Ithaca's used their top 2 starters and Jimmy Wagner closed out the 9th today. I'd have to think Val will go with Andrew Sanders tomorrow.
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 16, 2013, 10:20:18 pm
Amherst upsets Cortland 6-3. Red Dragons have not looked good in this regional. Amherst and Ithaca play tomorrow, while Cortland looks to hold off elimination
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 17, 2013, 12:16:57 pm
RPI and Farmingdale are playing in a horrible game. 5-4 Farmingdale in the 8th. The teams have combined for 7 errors, leading to six unearned runs.
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 17, 2013, 06:21:07 pm
HUGE pickoff by Jasper Adams with a runner on second, one out, in the sixth. Next batter singles, but Adams gets out of it.

Bombers lead 3-2 in the 7th...
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 17, 2013, 07:10:53 pm
Ithaca wins 3-2 behind Jasper Adams. Jimmy Wagner closes it out.

The Bombers are in the catbird seat right now. Andrew Sanders gets the start tomorrow, and the Bombers have to feel good with him on the mound. If he falters, ace Pat Lemmo will be ready to go on Sunday. Cortland/RPI battle for the shot at Amherst
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: scuba16 on May 17, 2013, 11:04:36 pm
CState dispatches RPI..... Takes on Amherst to see who gets a shot at the Bombers! CState is deep on the mound, look for this to go to a Sunday deciding game! #WishfulThinkingCstateAlum
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 18, 2013, 08:42:26 am
Who goes for Cortland today?

McClain threw 121 pitches Wednesday
Barkley threw 84 Thursday
Hughes threw 103 Friday
Badanes threw 112 Friday

The only other pitchers who have stated games this year for Cortland are Brandon Serio, John Molloy, Matt Holling and Brandon Nemeti. Unless there's something else Joe Brown has up his sleeve (and I'd never count him out), two of those guys have to go today. I'd assume Serio (4-1, 1.45) takes one of the spots.  Ithaca shelled Molloy, Holling, and Nemeti earlier this year. Molloy also threw 40 pitches on Thursday. But if you're Cortland, can you risk saving Serio for the night game against the Bombers?

Now for Amherst.

John Cook threw 98 pitches Wednesday
Bob Cook threw 114 Thursday
Fred Shepard threw 107 Friday

The only other pitchers with starts are Dylan Driscoll, Charles Nutter, Quinn Saunders, and Keenan Szulik. But Szulik has only thrown five innings all season, and Saunders has thrown 8 2/3, giving up 16 hits and 6 walks in that span.

So it seems like the only two options are Driscoll and Nutter, and Driscoll threw 40 pitches two days ago.

Frankly, I bet Cortland beats Amherst unless Driscoll can come back on short rest. But honestly, both teams probably want some rain today.

Ithaca's running low on pitchers too (I'm not entirely sure who they;ll go to in relief of Andrew Sanders today--I guess Wagner could work three days in a row. I'm surprised Jasukonis didn't throw on Thursday with the three run lead.
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: jdex on May 18, 2013, 10:02:59 am

Unless Cortland finds its bats .........it won't matter.

If anything this season, hitting has been a disappointment. Believe J. Brown thought this crew would score and score and  ....... Hasn't happened. You look at Corts' averages and they appear to dispute that hitting theory. But t'aint so. Clutch hitting has left a lot to be desired.

The upside on the season is pitching. Guess here is Cortland will have ALL hands on deck today .....an inning apiece?
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: forheavendial4999 on May 18, 2013, 10:59:16 am
Driscoll for Amherst, Serio for Cortland in the first game, I would think (and hope, as it seems pretty obvious).

I don't know who Ithaca will throw today (I would think Wagner), but I know who they'll throw if they play tomorrow.
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: magicman on May 18, 2013, 01:25:36 pm
Cortland jumps out to a 2-0 lead over Amherst in the 1st inning on a 2 out RBI single by DH P. J. Rinaldi. After another hit by 1b Max Rosing, a flyball hit by 3b Anthony Iacomini was misplayed in right field and allowed Rinaldi to score. Red Dragons need to win this game and 2 more against Ithaca to win the regional. Tough to do but not impossible.
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 18, 2013, 01:53:03 pm
Driscoll for Amherst, Serio for Cortland in the first game, I would think (and hope, as it seems pretty obvious).

I don't know who Ithaca will throw today (I would think Wagner), but I know who they'll throw if they play tomorrow.

I think they'll throw Andrew Sanders, who beat Cortland earlier this season. Wagner closed the last two games
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: magicman on May 18, 2013, 03:21:38 pm
Cortland with a run in the bottom of the 8th to increase their lead to 3-1. Amherst 3 outs left to avoid elimination. Red Dragons Cody Petre in for the 5 out save as he came on in the bottom of the 8th with a man on 2nd and 1 out.
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: magicman on May 18, 2013, 03:23:10 pm
Cortland advances to a 5 PM matchup against Ithaca as they defeat Amherst 3-1 to eliminate the Lord Jeffs.

Brandon Serio with the win as he gives up only 4 hits and 1 unearned run in 7.1 innings pitched. He had 3 K's and didn't walk a batter.
Cody Petre with a 5 out save. Made it a little dicey in the top of the ninth as he gave up a leadoff single, got a groundout and a popup, but gave up another single to put the tying run on base. He then got a routine groundout to second for the final out.

Dylan Driscoll took the loss for Amherst. He went 7 innings, gave up 8 hits and yielded 2 runs, one of which was unearned.

Cortland with 10 hits led by Max Rosing with 3, Zack Graczyk with 2 and Tim Panetta with 2. P.J.Rinaldi scored a run and drove in a run and Panetta had an RBI as well. Rosing and Graczyk scored the other Cortland runs.

Amherst was led by Nic Meyer with a pair of hits and he scored their only run.  Nolan Stewart with a hit and the lone RBI.

Cotland line score 3 runs 10 hits 2 errors.
Amherst line score 1 run  6 hits 1 error.
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 18, 2013, 05:41:53 pm
WOW, neither team screwing around. McClain and Lemmo starting today. Bombers lead 2-0 in the bottom of the third.

McClain throws two innings, allows two hits and two walks
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: forheavendial4999 on May 18, 2013, 05:46:31 pm
I figured Lemmo would be tomorrow. I guess the thinking is to try to jump on them while they're short on arms.
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 18, 2013, 06:27:31 pm
Indeed, it's a gutsy move by Coach Val. I'm really surprised we haven't seen Andrew Sanders. I wonder if he's hurt. So I guess it's Prendergast if need be tomorrow.
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: tecmobowler on May 18, 2013, 08:05:07 pm
Bombers!!
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: Bombers798891 on May 19, 2013, 08:26:00 am
Absolutely stunning. After so many years of being snakebit in the regionals, the Bombers survive. Jimmy Wagner closes it out, striking out Max Rosling with the bases loaded in the 9th inning.

Ithaca uses four pitchers the entire tournament, and they allow just seven runs, two earned. Ace Pat Lemmo is now 11-0, 1.44 after throwing seven great innings on TWO days rest. The Bombers make the gutsy call not to start Jimmy Wagner, who was 8-0, 3.00 before the regional, and use him to close three straight games. Works brilliantly.

While Cortland's pitching didn't falter (no one's did really), the losers' bracket proved too much to overcome. Great season for the Red Dragons, but Ithaca proved that the first two results weren't simply a matter of Cortland throwing off. Clearly, the Bombers were the better team.

Congratulations to Coach Valesente and the Bombers! On to Wisconsin!
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: magicman on May 20, 2013, 08:16:22 am
Good luck to Ithaca in Wisconsin and congratulations on a job well done in the regional. Hope the Bombers bring back the Big Doorstop. 
Title: Re: BB: 2013 Regionals (New York)
Post by: AlleyCat on May 20, 2013, 09:19:14 am
What a great regional! All the games with the exception of Ithaca and Moravian were close games with either team having a chance to win. Nice to see 3 of the final 4 in the region being NY teams (Ithaca, Cortland and RPI). The NCAA Always seem to send the teams into NY that the regions they are from don't want to play. Amherst was a really good team!!!, and Rowan won the NJAC!

Ithaca could do really well in Wisconsin. They have good pitching, defense and can swing the bats. Good luck to the Bombers. Go represent NY baseball and bring back the Walnut and Bronze!!!