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Mid-East Region / Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: June 10, 2016, 04:26:13 pm »
I do not blame anyone for bettering their situation. I can understand changing jobs to spend more time with family. I have done it myself. I just thought it was a bit coincidental that the BBall coaches leave at the same time and the recent records at both programs.
Witt has been middle of the road in baseball as long as I have been paying attention. They would usually finish 3 or 4 the west. occasionally higher. For many years it was always OWU,Denison, and Witt as the top 3 in the west, Then you had Wabash and Earlham. The last couple of years though, Witt has been just plain bad in baseball. They have been losing many recruits to Otterbein, the last couple of years and some of the other schools in mid Ohio.  Witts roster used to have quite a few very talented players from central Ohio, but those numbers have dwindle. They still have players from around here but they are many times they are second tier guys. 
I know swapping Depauw for Earlham (even though Earlham was very good this year) has shuffled the power in the west, but I did not think Witt would take such a dive. I hope they get a coach soon because this is prime recruiting time. Not so much for calling players but for identifying rising seniors. If they have to wait till the fall they will behind the eight ball.

Mid-East Region / Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: June 10, 2016, 02:16:04 pm »
They should get some very nice candidates.  It's a good job.  Nice facilities, a very pro-athletics administration and a good location relative to metro areas for recruiting.  It's definitely a place you can win.
I find it strange that they are loosing so many coaches at the same time. I know baseball has been down for a few years. Basketball was not quite as good as they have been in the past last season. (that may be a blip on the radar and not indicative of anything.) Could this be a sign that the bond rating downgrade that Witt received several years ago is finally coming home to roost? One if the findings from that downgrade was that they give out too much aid. Has Witt rolled back on the Aid provided to students, making Witt less competitive when recruiting students. (note the students and not athletes).

Mid-East Region / Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: June 08, 2016, 10:19:09 pm »
Who will the new coach at Witt be? Jay just left to be AD at st Paris Graham.

Mid-East Region / Re: Rank the Mideast Region
« 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.

Mid-East Region / Re: Rank the Mideast Region
« 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.

Mid-East Region / Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« on: May 17, 2016, 04:54:20 pm »
Yeah, Dr. I am hoping they can turn it around quickly.

Mid-East Region / Re: Rank the Mideast Region
« 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.

Mid-East Region / Re: Rank the Mideast Region
« 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.

West Region / Re: 2016 West Regional - Spokane, WA
« on: May 16, 2016, 08:33:15 pm »
There were tes from other regions left home as well. See Otterbein of the OAC, 32-11. Also see Wooster last year, over 30 wins and they stayed home. Happens almost every year to some team. Clearly SOS is important. Part of the problem is pool A bids from bad conferences. Not sure there is an answer to this. It is what it is.

Mid-East Region / Re: Rank the Mideast Region
« 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.

Have you tried reaching out to other coaches in the OAC or NCAC. They may have pitchers looking for spots.

Mid-East Region / Re: Rank the Mideast Region
« 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.

Midwest Region / Re: BB: Midwest Region
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:42:58 pm »
That would be a good move for the WIAC.
But I agree, I do not think CSS will move.

West Region / Re: 2016 West Regional - Spokane, WA
« on: May 16, 2016, 12:33:14 pm »
Case played the #2 schedule. I wouldn't take their number to be comparable to the rest of the region that is limited in what they can accomplish SOS wise.

I didn't mean to devalue that point. It's just my interpretation of taking that into account that I value the .60 difference in BA and 1.25 difference in ERA more than the #2 SOS. Being a West poster I'm also a little biased with the SOS since the West gets bashed for that and there is not a ton those teams can do about it.
But that difference in ERA MAY be linked directly to SOS. WHat wouild Case's ERA be if they did not play the SOS they did. I do not believe you can just throw out SOS. I believe the 2 are inexorably linked. You cannot look at one with out looking at the other.

National topics / Re: BB: Pool C
« on: May 16, 2016, 11:51:43 am »
Welcome Back, I was truly Surprised that OWU got in. Happy but surprised. Losing two in the tourney like that, I thought several teams would jump them. I thought OWU would have to get the The championship game to have a shot. I think that if OWU was in the same spot last year they would not have gotten in. The Primary criteria must have been enough.

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