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Title: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 11, 2015, 03:26:31 pm
Figured I'd start a new thread for all our Mideast region teams spread throughout the different Regionals.  Hopefully we can follow them here, and hopefully many of them advance to Appleton!!!

South Regional
#4 - Marietta

Mideast Regional
#2 - Adrian
#3 - Heidelberg
#4 - La Roche
#6 - W&J

Central Regional
#4 - Anderson

New York Regional
#2 - Baldwin-Wallace
#8 - Oberlin


Quick note....I find it hard to believe that with the obvious depth in the OAC, and the strength of the Mideast region that NO teams from the Mideast ended up with a #1 seed (not even in the Mideast Regional)....odd.

Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: EttaFan1 on May 11, 2015, 03:38:50 pm
I think Frostburg is going to be a tough out in Washington.   They are a really good team. 

Heidelberg facing La Roche could be an interesting matchup in game one, especially if Wilt from La Roche is healthy and able to throw.  He is a D-1 Transfer from Pitt who had Tommy John surgery a year ago.  His numbers are very impressive this year (63K in 47 innings pitched, 1.91 ERA).  He didn't throw in the AMCC tournament, but have no idea what his situation is.  Remember LaRoche handed Frostburg 2 of its 5 losses this year.  A Wilt vs. Hendrixson matchup in game one would be a heckuva pitcher's duel.  Hendrixon is a stud plain and simple. 

Marietta will likely face a really good pitcher from BSC on Wednesday.  Herstine is going to have to be on top of his game in that one. 

Oberlin gets thrown to the wolves, so to speak.  Facing top ranked Cortland in their NCAA debut is one way to get things started. 

BW is a dangerous team.  They can hit it a ton.  I'm not sure their pitching is of the highest quality though.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 12, 2015, 07:03:34 pm
A glaring error in Mideast preview, calls it the Marietta Regional Schedule.

I also doubt the assessment of 20+ runs being scored in Berg's first game. They have 2 undefeated pitchers with ERAs of 2.4 and 0.7 respectively. If the score totals over 20 in that game it will be a collapse. Now when and if they make it to a 3rd game that take may hold true.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 13, 2015, 12:09:47 pm
The South Regional has a GREAT video feed with LIVE commentating...looking forward to watching these other games (and teams) while waiting to see the Etta Express tonight.

http://www.piedmontlions.com/watch/?Live=305
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 13, 2015, 04:21:12 pm
Bottom of 6th and Oberlin up on #1 ranked Cortland 4-3.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 13, 2015, 05:32:11 pm
Oberlin gave up 3 in bottom of 8th and lost 6-4. A valiant effort.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 13, 2015, 09:14:13 pm
Berg scores 1 in bottom of 9th on a 2 out 2 strike RBI single by Doug Miller to tie it and wins on an RBI single by freshman SS Joey Rydzewski who had a day going 4 for 5. Beat LaRoche 6-5 in 10 innings.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 13, 2015, 09:21:14 pm
Berg scores 1 in bottom of 9th on a 2 out 2 strike RBI single by Doug Miller to tie it and wins on an RBI single by freshman SS Joey Rydzewski who had a day going 4 for 5. Beat LaRoche 6-5 in 10 innings.

Great job!! Go OAC!
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: Dr. Acula on May 13, 2015, 10:05:39 pm
Berg scores 1 in bottom of 9th on a 2 out 2 strike RBI single by Doug Miller to tie it and wins on an RBI single by freshman SS Joey Rydzewski who had a day going 4 for 5. Beat LaRoche 6-5 in 10 innings.

I watched the end of that game.  Exciting stuff.  I was afraid La Roche was going to escape after that K for the 2nd out. 

Berg rallied.  Now we need Etta to do it too.  Only down a couple.  That kid from BSC looked tough.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 13, 2015, 10:12:01 pm
Tough draw for Marietta. They face this kid from #7 BSU in game one, and if they can't pull out a win they have the face another top 10 team tomorrow in #6 Rhodes.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 13, 2015, 10:22:24 pm
Anderson wins their opening game 4-3!

Go BW!!!
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 14, 2015, 12:26:42 pm
Oberlin stays alive with a win!!!  Great job to those kids in their first regional!
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: Pops33 on May 14, 2015, 12:29:56 pm
Oberlin beats Oswego State 7-2.  Sean Kiley from Oberlin throws a complete game.  Oswego starter Donnelly had a 1.15 ERA before the game but the Yeomen put forth another strong performance, banging out 12 hits to get the victory.   
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 14, 2015, 01:12:23 pm
Great to hear. The NCAC representative needs to do well at the regionals. Nice to see them do well. they almost beat Cortland the other day.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: Sir Battlescars on May 14, 2015, 01:22:35 pm
Oberlin is a great story, hope they can keep it going.

If they can then maybe the NCAC will finally get the respect they deserve!
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 14, 2015, 03:26:43 pm
BW goes 0-2 and is out of the New York regional.

Marietta (0-1) must win to stay alive in the South Regional vs top seed Rhodes (1-0).  Go ETTA EXPRESS!!!

Heidelberg is a win away from being in great shape in the Mideast...good luck BERG!!
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 14, 2015, 03:45:22 pm
Adrian also 0-2 and on the way home. Except last year, I don't think they have won a game at regionals since going to Appleton in 2009. At least their conference is so weak they don't usually get challenged for the automatic bid.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 14, 2015, 04:39:54 pm
Not pretty baseball in GA. Each team with 3 errors in 3.5 innings.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 14, 2015, 05:51:01 pm
Survive and Advance...Marietta beats top seed Rhodes  4-3.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: NCACfan22 on May 14, 2015, 06:05:27 pm
BW faced a kid last night on Old Westbury (Tim Ingham I believe was his name) who was the best pitcher I have ever seen at the D3 level. Kid was sitting 90-92, topped 93 and had 14 strikeouts through 8 innings. Pretty bueno. Oberlin has competed their a** off at this tournament and looked as good as anybody here. Took Cortland to the wire (they outplayed Cortland in all facets besides the 9 walks the Oberlin pitchers gave up) and then dominated a solid Oswego team this morning. Let's hope they can keep it going.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 14, 2015, 06:07:48 pm
LaRoche also won against a top seed to stay alive, beat Frostburg for the 3rd time this year.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 14, 2015, 07:00:29 pm
We are only on day Two and so far 6 of the 8 top regional seeds have a loss...crazy!
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 14, 2015, 08:58:59 pm
Berg wins 5-0. Adam Manner with CG shut out. Had no hitter till 1 out in 8th.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 14, 2015, 09:34:24 pm
Great job BERG!!

Marietta and Heidelberg will both need a pitcher or two to step up huge tomorrow, and hopefully those bats they had last weekend show up in GA and PA.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 14, 2015, 10:19:14 pm
They should be using Ankrom since he didn't have to go in relief. Probably Simun after him. Hear they play survivor of Frostburg vs Shenandoah tomorrow and go to Sat no matter the result. Guess that means Laroche and W & J face off in the other elimination game.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: Dr. Acula on May 15, 2015, 09:15:40 am
Oberlin plays at 1:15, Etta at 3:30 and Berg tonight at 6:35.  Good luck to all!
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: Bishopleftiesdad on May 15, 2015, 01:34:30 pm
Thanks, Batlescars.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: wally_wabash on May 15, 2015, 02:36:05 pm
7-2 Oberlin in the bottom of the 4th.  The Yeomen plated 5 in the top of the 1st against Old Westbury which is a nice way to start a game. 

This is fun.  Oberlin has moved ahead 9-2 and still batting in the 6th.  The way this club is raking right now, they just might be able to beat back pitching attrition (which has to be coming soon) for another game or two. 

9-3 Yeomen, middle 8th.  Yeomen are six outs away from an elimination nightcap against Keystone this evening.  Sorry- 5 outs now as I type this. 

9-3 is the final.  Oberlin v. Keystone tonight.  Go Yeo!
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 15, 2015, 02:45:27 pm
Heidelberg in a great spot in the Mideast Regional.  They will face #1 seed Frostburg St tonight; with a win in that game they would face the winner of the W&J/LaRoche game tomorrow, only needing to win ONE game.  Tonight is a BIG game for the BERG!
 
Marietta plays a must-win game vs Emory at 3:30pm.  A win would advance them to Championship Saturday, and they would need to win 2 games tomorrow.....so win ONE today, and TWO tomorrow; sounds like last weekend!!  Go Etta Express!!

Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: Westside on May 15, 2015, 05:53:13 pm
Oh my lanta, Marietta!

Hanahan hits a two out, 2-run bomb in the 9th to give Marietta a 2-1 lead... See if they can hold it.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 15, 2015, 06:45:43 pm
Couldn't hold on after the heroic HR...end up losing 3-2 in extras.

Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 15, 2015, 09:31:00 pm
Berg loses to Frostburg 9-6. Blew a 6-1 lead. Same story as last week. Bet Hendrixson is out there tomorrow.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: NCACfan22 on May 16, 2015, 11:22:26 am
OBERLIN WINS!! Game resumed in bottom 6th with YEO trailing Keystone (31-11) 4-1. Yeo battled back and won 5-4. The Cinderella story continues!! They now play RPI at 1 PM with a spot in the championship game against Cortland (who they beat through 8 innings) on the line.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: mideastfan2 on May 16, 2015, 02:00:14 pm
Go BERG!!

Go OBERLIN!!

Both faceust win games to just get to the regional championship...it can be done!!
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 16, 2015, 02:14:41 pm
Another example of why they need a rule about rest between starts, Laroche starts Ferguson today vs Heidelberg on 2 days rest after pitching 9+ innings on Wed, having thrown 153 pitches. It needs to be taken out of the coaches hands. It is borderline criminal.

I will feel the same way if Berg does the same thing with Hendrixson.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 16, 2015, 10:08:02 pm
Berg loses to Laroche. Ran into the same problem as at the OAC Tournament, 2 pitchers not enough to win any tournament.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: Dr. Acula on May 17, 2015, 08:42:38 am
They might only need 2 if only Hendrixson would have come back and thrown another CG like Ferguson did...   ;D

On the surface I certainly agree that's ridiculous for a kid to throw 18 innings and 250-300 pitches in 4 days.  But I also don't like codifying stuff like that.  These aren't little kids who are still growing and developing, they're 18-23 year olds.  If he feels like he can go and his parents are fine with it?  I say he should be able to.  Now whether the coach wants to use him is another decision, but I think it should be a coach's decision not a hard and fast rule.

For the record, my dad would have known if I was okay to pitch better than anyone just from watching me warm up.  He knew all my subconscious "tells" of not being ready from years of catching me and coaching me.  Maybe all dads aren't that in tune and I understand that.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 18, 2015, 04:26:42 pm
Dr, I agree I would prefer not to have to put it in the rules but it seems obvious that's going to have to be done since coaches can't resist the temptation to go for it all at any cost. No kid is going to say he can't do it or he risks the coaches ire and maybe even the disdain of his teammates.

I agree with you about some dads knowing more about the son's mechanics than his coaches but I saw that be ignored first hand last year. I saw a flaw that was costing my son major velocity toward the end of the regular season last year. When the stubborn little brat wouldn't listen to me I attempted to talk to the pitching coach. He listened and told me they would work on it and didn't do a thing about it according to my son after the season ended. So, this past winter the kid spent money on lessons from his pitching coach at home working on the same thing I said was wrong last spring.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: BigPoppa on May 20, 2015, 11:23:02 am
Similarly, as an 18-23 year old, he is a legal adult and does not need his parents permission or approval to throw.
Title: Re: 2015 Regionals
Post by: motorman on May 20, 2015, 07:23:29 pm
Similarly, as an 18-23 year old, he is a legal adult and does not need his parents permission or approval to throw.

As a parent I would never attempt to say he couldn't do it but I will not have anything good to say about a coach or program that subjects their kids to that.

I know Ohio State stopped sending kids to play for Butler in the Prospect League in the summer because of overuse issues.

I think it is high time throwing kids that much on short rest is not applauded and be taken off the board as an option for coaches. If the NCAA truly is looking out for the student athlete then this needs to be addressed.

I was very glad that Laroche didn't earn a trip to Appleton as a result of this, but Heidelberg was hardly blameless either throwing Adam Manner 3+ innings in relief the day after pitching a complete game.