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West Region / Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« on: January 27, 2019, 12:35:44 am »
Holy crap that was fun!


West Region football / Re: FB: Northwest Conference
« on: December 04, 2018, 06:25:08 pm »
Bearcat Press

Hahaha! Good to see you too, Rat!

West Region football / Re: FB: Northwest Conference
« on: December 04, 2018, 02:59:39 pm »
Hi everyone -- long time no see.  (Not that there's been very much to see football-wise in Salem lately).

Willamette alum and current L&C offensive coordinator Isaac Parker has been named the Bearcats' new head coach.  Hopefully he can get this thing turned around.

West Region / Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:33:36 am »
Not sure how many people expected Willamette to win the NWC tourney but they just did it by beating George Fox twice today.  Short trip to the regional for them and they should be the only NWC team in the tourney.
The Dark Horse did win.  I will take tips on the Dark Horse anytime!

Haven't been posting anything because I didn't want to jinx it! ;D

This team has been red hot over the last month and a half: 18-4 over their last 22 games, and 11-1 in their last 12.  Steindorf has become a legit ace: he threw a complete game on Friday to beat Linfield, then turned around and tossed six innings of one-hit ball on Sunday in the final game against Fox.

Couldn't be happier for Coach Swick and the guys on that team.  It's been a long time coming.

West Region / Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« on: April 17, 2017, 01:00:08 pm »
Well, Willamette's loss to UPS last weekend -- but more really, the earlier series loss to George Fox -- came back to cost the Bearcats the regular season title, but it was still a fun weekend of baseball in Salem, featuring two more walk-off wins and a series sweep over Lewis & Clark to cap off Willamette's best season since 2001.  What a terrific job by Coach Swick, his staff, and all the players.

The conference tournament should be a lot of fun, and these Bearcats have plenty of experience playing in McMinnville: they're 6-2 at Roy Helser Field this year.

West Region / Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« on: April 03, 2017, 11:31:41 am »
I thought Willamette's pitching was exposed by George Fox last weekend, so of course they responded with a really impressive three-game sweep of #17 PLU -- including winning game three on a walk-off balk in the 10th inning.  This was the first series that Willamette has played at John Lewis Field all season.

It's become pretty clear this year that anybody in the NWC can lose to anybody else on any given day, which makes the title race between Willamette (13-5), PLU (15-6), and Linfield (12-5) even more exciting.  The Bearcats have UPS (away) and L&C (home), PLU has George Fox (home), and Linfield has Whitworth (home) and Whitman (away).  And Willamette owns the head-to-head tiebreaker over both PLU and Linfield.

West Region / Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« on: March 15, 2017, 01:14:29 pm »
I'm not sure how they're doing it, but these Bearcats just keep winning.  One walk-off would have been special, but back-to-back walk offs to win a key NWC series was unreal.  Whitman's pitching staff is no joke, and if the Blues' offense can just put together 3-4 runs per game, that might be enough to get them into the NWC tournament.

Willamette heads down to SCIAC country this week for four games against CMS, CLU, and Oxy. I think the biggest NWC series of the weekend will be PLU making the trip over the mountains to Whitworth.  George Fox has struggled, but I still think it was a big deal for the Pirates to get a road sweep last weekend.  If they can take 2 or 3 from the Lutes, they're right back in the race.

West Region / Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« on: March 06, 2017, 07:56:33 pm »
I checked the live stats on the second game of the Willamette/Whitworth doubleheader on Saturday, saw the Pirates leading 8-1 heading to the bottom of the eighth, and figured that a split was a good result against the preseason favorite.  What a crazy game!

I'm not sure if the weather is going to cooperate, but if it does, it'll be really interesting to see how this very young Bearcats team plays as favorites at home against a sneaky-good Whitman squad that has the NWC's second-best team ERA.

West Region / Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« on: February 27, 2017, 01:21:43 pm »
Another series win for Willamette against a team picked ahead of them in the preseason poll, and under tough circumstances too -- John Lewis Field was unplayable, so the Bearcats had to play their first "home" series of the year at two separate locations over 25 miles away from campus (Santiam Christian High School and Linfield).

Big, big test coming up this weekend at Whitworth.  Willamette played the Bucs in a nonconference game at Wilsonville High School earlier this month and got pounded 15-4.

West Region / Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« on: February 21, 2017, 12:26:06 pm »


Bearcat Press...back from the dead.  Good to see you're still kicking around, congrats on the series win.

Haha, thanks.  Definitely still kicking around, just with a lot less time to post nowadays.  Willamette football and basketball have been pretty rough the last few years, so a series win over Linfield (for the first time since 2003!) was definitely a nice way to start the NWC baseball season.  Hoping for a competitive conference race this year!

West Region football / Re: FB: Northwest Conference
« on: December 10, 2014, 01:37:42 pm »
A combination of law school, the bar exam, and a new job has kept me off this board for a while, but I just wanted to pop my head in the door to say that this Bearcat is hoping Linfield can go all the way this year.  As an outsider, it's been amazing to watch the way everyone has rallied around each other after such tragedy.

While I'm here, it looks like Jay Locey will interview for the head coaching job at L&C.  Speckman could be a candidate as well.

West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: March 15, 2014, 02:35:51 am »
Pretty sure he's talking about the high school gym, Grants Pass, OR.

Although the school has been remodeled and that may not be the exact same court playball played on.

Go Cavemen!

West Region football / Re: FB: Northwest Conference
« on: February 20, 2014, 12:43:04 am »

We know one thing for sure.  There were no Reed College football players responsible for the damage.   ;)   ;D

That might not always have been the case: Willamette has a perfect 1-0 record against Reed, posting a 21-12 win in 1919.  WU went 4-1 that year under head coach R.L. "Matty" Matthews (who later went on to coach at Lewis & Clark as well), posting wins over Chemawa Indian School, Pacific, Reed, and Puget Sound.  The Bearcats' lone blemish that year was a 24-12 loss to the Multnomah Athletic Club.

West Region / Re: Northwest Conference
« on: February 20, 2014, 12:31:08 am »
Thank-you Willamette for allowing LINFIELD to equal their wins with last season.

No problem.  We helped Caltech do that in the first game of the season, so why stop now? :(

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