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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1215 on: May 26, 2011, 01:06:36 pm »
Congratulations to all of the Studen/Athletes in the OAC on being Named Academic All-OAC.
Especially the following Heidelberg Players.

1ST TEAM - NATHAN JAMES, ANDREW BUELOW, ALEX MONROE, ANDY LOWE, & JASON LASH.

JASON LASH IS A 3 YEAR 1ST TEAM HONOREE.

http://www.oac.org/htdocs/Releases/BaseballAcadAll-OAC2011.pdf

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1216 on: June 01, 2011, 09:12:42 am »
Congratulations to the Pioneers on winning the DIII championship.

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1217 on: June 01, 2011, 12:41:06 pm »
Congrats to the Pios on another NCAA Championship. Solid team from top to bottom all year long. Pitching staff, unreal.
The scary part for Mid East opponents is the majority of the team will be back for another run at the title.
A catch phrase for this years team and most likely next year would be, " Don't get caught standing on the tracks when the Etta Express is coming thru."

One last thought. It's a shame the Berg did not get shipped another region. I beleave you had 2 of the top 4 teams in the nation in the same conference and region. It would have been great to possibly see an all OAC match up for the title.

Congradulations to Marietta on a job well done.

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1218 on: June 04, 2011, 08:13:27 am »
OAC GOLD GLOVE WINNERS: 

2009     GREG FERRELL     OF     MOUNT UNION
2010     WES CARDER      SS     MUSKINGUM
2010     DAN JONES         C       MARIETTA
2011     JASON LASH        SS     HEIDELBERG
2011     JORDAN MARTIN  C       HEIDELBERG

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1219 on: October 19, 2011, 06:00:31 pm »
did any other teams play a Fall ball Exhibition game like Marietta did? If so, how did they do? Marietta hosted Cortland State and split. They won the first game 10-1 and lost the second 12-10. Good to see a little baseball being played early this year. They got a chance to have their freshman get a little taste of what it's going to be like in the Spring. Both teams were a little sloppy at times but a lot of promise being shown in Marietta once again.

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1220 on: October 20, 2011, 08:57:30 am »
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Word heard from Heidelberg is that the rains caused the field to be flooded and that "Fall Ball" was cancelled.  Can anyone clarify this for me?  We will be at THE BERG  Oct. 16th for the 2011 Awards Banquet and normally. the last game of Black vs Orange  is played that day. 
I'd also like to know how other teams have done in Fall Ball.  It would give a good insight as to what to expect for the 2012 season.
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Fall Ball not cancelled Gramps, just pushed back a week. Big day on Sunday with 2 9 inning DH's on tap. One squad playing at Adrian and the other playing at Sienna Heights.

As per Motorman (in bold) on the NCAC board Hiedelberg played Adrian and Sienna Heights in a split squad. Not sure how it all turned out.

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1221 on: October 20, 2011, 06:31:22 pm »
Berg varsity did play 1 game against Sienna Heights and 1 game against Adrian. Berg beat Sienna Heights 13-1 and lost to Adrian, I believe the score was 7-3. Sienna had beaten Adrian earlier in the day, but I don't know what the score was.

With all of the holes the Berg has to fill due to graduation, several freshman and sophomores played key rolls in both games. Even with it still being early, several youngsters looked very solid. Even though we will be young, I don't think we will have any trouble being competitive.

Berg JV also played both teams' JV squads, and won both games.

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1222 on: October 23, 2011, 08:05:13 pm »
Ring ceremony was pretty sweet In Marietta this past Saturday. Great turn out by the fans and community

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1223 on: October 24, 2011, 08:39:11 am »
Good to hear Etta. They deserve it. They are going to be tough team again this year. Good luck.

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1224 on: October 24, 2011, 08:59:58 am »
Good to hear Etta. They deserve it. They are going to be tough team again this year. Good luck.
Kudos to the Etta team of 2011. Awesome season for an awesome team. Best of Luck in the future. We made some nice friends over our four years of competition with the Etta family which we will treasure in our memory book.

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1225 on: November 17, 2011, 02:12:14 pm »
Here is News from Capitol from the Fall season:
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Crusaders Roll Through Fall Ball
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
COLUMBUS- Heading into his team’s fall baseball training schedule, Capital University coach Ryan Grice was optimistic about the direction of his team. A month later, Grice is even more primed for spring to come.

Grice was pleased to report that each of his players arrived in great shape and took advantage of their 16-practice schedule through the month of September. Capital’s stellar month of practice was highlighted by the team defeating Otterbein twice in Westerville.

Strong chemistry and the team’s peerless work ethic were among the many positives that Grice took from fall ball.

“I couldn’t ask for a better group of kids to build this program with. The chemistry on this team is great … everyone is involved here,” Grice said. “The guys are gym rats, and they kicked it up into high gear this month and were focused on the details that are going to make them better.”

While Grice had to spend the bulk of last year’s fall ball acclimating 30 freshmen to his program, Grice had only 12 new players in camp this year and was able to spend more time coaching this fall as opposed to introducing his philosophy. While the team’s sophomore class is filled with talent and experience after seeing considerable playing time as freshmen, Grice has seen his senior-less team receive newfound leadership from Justin Hoying (Fort Loramie, Ohio) and juniors Jacob Thuman (Westerville, Ohio), Patrick Jackson (Grove City, Ohio), Nate Campbell (Latrobe, Pa.) and Brandon Natale (Westerville, Ohio).

A freshman last year, Hoying anchored the pitching staff with three wins, two complete games and 39 strikeouts. Thuman led Capital with a .320 batting average and a .991 fielding percentage en route to earning All-Ohio Athletic Conference Second Team honors. Campbell was second on the team with a .309 average and led the team with seven stolen bases, while Natale fought through an injury last season and looks to return to the form that saw him lead the Crusaders in home runs in 2010.

The quintet played a key role in Capital’s wins over Otterbein, Heidelberg and Muskingum last year, marking the first time that the Purple and White had defeated those three OAC foes in a season since 2007.

“We don’t have a lot of raw raw guys, which is fine because to me productivity is leadership,” Grice said. “Justin and Nate lead by example, and Jake and Brandon will say things when needed. They’re also all very smart and do well in school, and to me that’s important because they are leading by example in baseball and in the classroom. Those guys are also very hard workers, which is a great thing to have when your best players are also your hardest working kids.”

The Crusaders pitching and defense, two of the main pillars of having a successful team, also made strides this fall.

“I’m excited about the depth of our defensive alignment. They have really grown through their work ethic and their focus on fundamentals. That’s saying a lot considering they fielded .960 last year,” Grice said. “We know we have four very solid starters on our pitching staff, and some very good guys behind them. We’ll have a much deeper staff this year, which means that our guys will be well-rested and can throw their best stuff when it’s their turn in the rotation.”

A major focus last month was spent on retooling an offense that showed signs of brilliance last spring but were not able to sustain that level of consistency throughout the season.

“Our top goal offensively will be just getting guys in scoring position as much as we can,” Grice said. “We worked on having the guys stay aggressive but being more selective with what pitches to hit. We’ll be able to do a number of things offensively, whether it’s moving guys through bunts or stealing bases. We’re a more athletic team this year, and we’re going to take advantage of that.”

Grice is also taking advantage of having a roster full of players that have bought into his philosophies and have a strong desire to get Capital baseball to the top of the conference.

“They’re smart kids, and they take a lot of pride in everything they do,” Grice said. “The kids have always given me their best effort, and they always try to do the right thing. Because of that, the wins and losses are going to turn around shortly.”

The story can be found on Capitols web page:

http://www.capitalcrusaders.net/

Sorry for the long post but looking forward to Spring.

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1226 on: November 22, 2011, 09:14:27 am »
This is from Jdex on the SUNYAC board:



Excerpted from Marietta news accounts ......

MARIETTA - Marietta College and SUNY Cortland each won a game. But the biggest winner at the Oct. 8 twinbill was the Strecker Cancer Center. "It was really nice to see a good crowd out here," said MC skipper Brian Brewer after the NCAA Division III defending national champion Pioneers split a doubleheader with the Red Dragons of New York State, winning the first game 10-1 but dropping the nightcap 13-10. Most of the players on both sides saw some diamond action as the two head coaches subbed freely.

In the opener, MC broke open a close game with a six-run seventh inning. Righty Brian Gasser, the DIII Pitcher of the Year, started on the hill for the Pioneers and threw three innings. The Etta Express ace was relieved by Logan Lewis and Kyle Lindquist. Marietta's top hitter was third baseman Bryan Gregorich, who was 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Second baseman Kirby Becker added three singles, and center fielder Aaron Hopper had a two-basehit.

Bouncing back in the nightcap, Cortland batted around and exploded for six runs in the top of the third inning. Max Rosing, Chris Jackson, Andrew Pezzuto, John Adornetto, and Donny Castaldo each drove in a run. MC got four of the runs back in the bottom half of the frame. All of this occurred with two outs. The Etta Express cut it to 6-5 in the fifth. But the Dragons responded with three runs in the top of the sixth to make it 9-5. In the bottom of the sixth, Marietta tied the game at 9-all. The MC Pioneers then took their first lead 10-9 in the seventh.

Cortland regained the lead in the eighth when it plated four runs. Matt June had one of the big hits, an RBI double. Bryan Mistretta also drove in a run.

"A split's a split, it's never a good thing and certainly not at home," Brewer said. "Having said that, I think we saw some good things. We had some young guys that played really well. I don't think our older guys played that well today. "Said Cortland coach Joe Brown, "It gives you something to improve upon. I certainly knew coming in that we were going to be playing a very good baseball team."

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1227 on: November 23, 2011, 12:49:47 am »
THE BERG did have an intra-squad Fall Ball WS and the following is a report from the new SID, Andrew Middleman:

Home › Athletics › Teams › Baseball › News Releases › 2011
Heidelberg Baseball Wraps Up Fall World Series, Celebrates Strong 2011 Season

The Heidelberg University baseball team recently completed its annual Fall World Series. The Orange team won the series, 4-1.

In Game 1, Lashon Long belted a three-run home run in the first inning and Daniel Brannum pitched the final frame to record the save, as the Orange team won, 4-1. . For the Black team, Ricardo Lizcano had a double.

In Game 2, the Orange team downed the Black Team by a score of 11-7. Sophomore Zach O’Driscoll recorded the win for Orange. Players with multiple hits for the Orange team included Austin Fleming, Steve Kisan, Jordan Martin, Doug Miller and Steve Morse. Sylvester Nino suffered the loss for Black.

The Orange team took a 3-0 advantage in the series by winning game three, 6-5. Karl Boedecker took the win on the mound with Daniel Brannum recording his second save of the series. Elvin Williams and Arneal Squibb led the Orange team with two hits apiece. Chris Thomas started on the mound for the Black team and gave up five runs (two earned) in five innings. Ricardo Lizcano hit a solo home run and had three RBI for the Black team.

The Black team got its first win of series by winning Game 4, 3-0. Junior Tyler Fruhwirth gave up just five hits in a complete game shutout for the Black team. Ben Blystone hit a two-run triple in the sixth inning to give the Black team the lead. Freshman Ryan Minteer pitched well for the Orange team giving up one hit over five innings.

In Game 5, the Orange team won by a score of 6-5. Bryan Peters recorded the win, pitching four innings and giving up four runs (two earned). Steve Kisan had three hits for the Orange team. Ross Pruitt suffered the loss for the Black team. The series concluded the fall season for the ‘Berg.

The Heidelberg University baseball team wrapped up the 2011 season with the annual fall banquet at Camden Falls on October 16, 2011. The night included a dinner, season recap, awards presentation and a 2012 season preview. All players from the 2012 team were in attendance, in addition to the seniors from the 2011 team.

The following awards were presented at the banquet:

All-OAC First Team : Nate James, Andy Lowe, Willie Brechun, Ricardo Lizcano, Jason Lash
All-OAC Second Team: Ethan Holt, Sylvester Nino, Gar Keen, Derek Andrzejczak, Alex Monroe
All-OAC Honorable Mention: Brian Koehl, Drew Buelow
OAC Sportsman of the Year: Andy Lowe
Academic All-OAC: Nathan James, Jason Lash, Andy Lowe, Drew Buelow, Alex Monroe

Ohio Athletic Conference Players of the Week: Gar Keen

OAC All-Tournament Team: Alex Monroe, Gar Keen, Elvin Williams, Jordan Martin

Regional All-Tournament Team: Alex Monroe, Gar Keen, All-Region, Jason Lash (1st), Ricardo Lizcano (1st), Andy Lowe (1st), Nate James (2nd), Gar Keen (3rd), Willie Brechun (3rd), Alex Monroe (3rd), Ethan Holt (3rd)

Team Awards
MVP: Ricardo Lizcano
Pitcher of the Year: Andy Lowe
Hitter of the Year: Ricardo Lizcano
Rookie of the Year: Zach O’Driscoll
Best Defensive Player: Jason Lash
Team Award: Joe Rourke
Coach’s Award: Blake Thornton

National Leaders: Andy Lowe (14 Saves)

All-America: Ricardo Lizcano (HM ABCA) (3rd D3Baseball.com), Jason Lash (2nd D3Baseball.com), Andy Lowe (1st ABCA) (3rd D3Baseball.com)

National Gold Glove: Jason Lash, Jordan Martin

Mideast Region Gold Glove: Jason Lash, Jordan Martin, Gar Keen
Additional Contact Information:

For more information on Heidelberg athletics, contact director of sports information & athletic marketing Andrew Middleman at (419) 448-2140 or amiddlem@heidelberg.edu.


Sorry for the long Post, but some people were interested as to some of the promising Freshmen's progress and of THE BERG's progress since the graduation of the departing Class of 2011. 



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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1228 on: December 16, 2011, 07:01:20 am »
The Heidelberg website just published their 2012 baseball schedule.  The Florida trip will be a shakedown tryout at several positions.  It will be interesting to see how many Freshmen will be plugged into the starting lineup. Knowing Coach Palm, he will field a very competitive team.

http://vweb.heidelberg.edu/athletics/teams/baseball/schedule

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Re: BB: OAC: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #1229 on: December 22, 2011, 10:32:39 pm »
Surprised I am the first one to mention it, but Collegiate Baseball Magazine has posted the first preseason D3 baseball poll. Totally as expected Marietta is #1. Don't know that it was nearly as expected but Heidelberg comes in at #14.

Rank    School Name ’11 Final Record Point Totals
1. Marietta, OH 47-4 270
2. Chapman, CA 37-13 261
3. Kean, NJ 42-11 259
4. Christopher Newport, VA 39-7 255
5. SUNY-Cortland, NY 36-10 252
6. Linfield, OR 33-11 249
7. Wisc.-Whitewater 37-13 245
8. Buena Vista, IA 34-18 242
9. Eastern Connecticut St. 34-13 240
10. Alvernia, PA 38-9 237
11. Western New England, MA 42-11 236
12. Wisc.-Stevens Point 34-10 234
13. Thomas More, KY 29-9 230
14. Heidelberg, OH 36-13 228
15. Redlands, CA 30-13 225
16. Wheaton, MA 32-12 222
17. Salisbury, MD 34-14 219
18. St. Scholastica, MN 37-7 218
19. Carthage, WI 32-12 214
20. Tufts, MA 27-9-1 211
21. Southern Maine 22-19 208
22. Johns Hopkins, MD 27-15 205
23. Birmingham-Southern, AL 30-9 203
24. Piedmont, GA 32-15 200
25. Coe, IA 32-12 195
26. Adrian, MI 31-11 193
27. Rowan, NJ 31-13-1 190
28. Texas-Tyler 33-8 188
29. St. Thomas, MN 28-17 186
30. Illinois Wesleyan 28-18 183