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Re: BB: Pre-season All-Americans
« Reply #120 on: January 19, 2010, 11:46:58 am »
I agree. How does that change the top 25 landscape? Emr was a HUGE part of the BlueJays success. Does any other team have 3 parts like Youchak, Emr, and Angeloni?
Yes. Off the top of my head: St. Scholastica, Whitewater, Salisbury, Tyler, Trinity, Thiel and Oshkosh.
Hooper, Coe, and Kuhlman for Whitewater?

Kannenberg, Berger, and N. Fadness for Oshkosh?
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Re: BB: Pre-season All-Americans
« Reply #121 on: January 19, 2010, 11:54:02 am »
I agree. How does that change the top 25 landscape? Emr was a HUGE part of the BlueJays success. Does any other team have 3 parts like Youchak, Emr, and Angeloni?
Yes. Off the top of my head: St. Scholastica, Whitewater, Salisbury, Tyler, Trinity, Thiel and Oshkosh.
Hooper, Coe, and Kuhlman for Whitewater?

Kannenberg, Berger, and N. Fadness for Oshkosh?
Check the date.

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Re: BB: Pre-season All-Americans
« Reply #122 on: January 20, 2010, 11:42:11 am »
I agree. How does that change the top 25 landscape? Emr was a HUGE part of the BlueJays success. Does any other team have 3 parts like Youchak, Emr, and Angeloni?
Yes. Off the top of my head: St. Scholastica, Whitewater, Salisbury, Tyler, Trinity, Thiel and Oshkosh.
Hooper, Coe, and Kuhlman for Whitewater?

Kannenberg, Berger, and N. Fadness for Oshkosh?
Check the date.
OUCH!!!!  Guess I need to look closer next time.

Sorry Dude!!! :-[
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Re: BB: Pre-season All-American Teams
« Reply #123 on: January 26, 2010, 06:44:28 pm »
Do voters for Pre-season All-Americans know that Brian Youchak from Hopkins (Double 1st Team All American in 2008) is playing his Senior year this year?

I find it hard to believe that a kid with a career average of .444 and OBPS of 1.178 isnt a preseason All-American.

Youchak 2007-08   AB 184  R 67  H 86  BA 0.467  2B 21  HR  9  SLG  0.750  RBI 59   
Youchak 2008-09   AB 166  R 51  H 73  BA 0.440  2B 16  HR  5  SLG  0.639  RBI 43   

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Re: BB: Pre-season All-American Teams
« Reply #124 on: January 26, 2010, 10:12:10 pm »
Do voters for Pre-season All-Americans know that Brian Youchak from Hopkins (Double 1st Team All American in 2008) is playing his Senior year this year?

I find it hard to believe that a kid with a career average of .444 and OBPS of 1.178 isnt a preseason All-American.

Youchak 2007-08   AB 184  R 67  H 86  BA 0.467  2B 21  HR  9  SLG  0.750  RBI 59   
Youchak 2008-09   AB 166  R 51  H 73  BA 0.440  2B 16  HR  5  SLG  0.639  RBI 43   
He made the team, right?

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Re: BB: Pre-season All-American Teams
« Reply #125 on: January 26, 2010, 11:23:17 pm »
Do voters for Pre-season All-Americans know that Brian Youchak from Hopkins (Double 1st Team All American in 2008) is playing his Senior year this year?

I find it hard to believe that a kid with a career average of .444 and OBPS of 1.178 isnt a preseason All-American.

Youchak 2007-08   AB 184  R 67  H 86  BA 0.467  2B 21  HR  9  SLG  0.750  RBI 59   
Youchak 2008-09   AB 166  R 51  H 73  BA 0.440  2B 16  HR  5  SLG  0.639  RBI 43   
He made the team, right?

Yep Youchak is there.  Check the honorable mentions.

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Re: BB: Pre-season All-American Teams
« Reply #126 on: January 27, 2010, 12:19:51 pm »
Gotcha....my mistake...

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Re: BB: Pre-season All-American Teams
« Reply #127 on: January 27, 2010, 01:15:36 pm »
Gotcha....my mistake...

What I find surprising is the absence of Youchak's name on regional lists in 2009.   

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Re: BB: Pre-season All-American Teams
« Reply #128 on: January 27, 2010, 07:59:17 pm »
Youchak had a good but not great season in 2009.  He did have a huge summer last year in the Prospect League competing with a bucketload of D-1 players (http://www.prospectleague.com), and you may count on him making the most of his senior season at Hopkins. 
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Re: BB: Pre-season All-American Teams
« Reply #129 on: February 01, 2010, 12:00:23 am »
Here is another problem with the preseason all-American team.  Bethany Lutheran College senior outfielder and relief pitcher Justin schweke is nowhere to be found.  He was an all american last year and has insane stat lines.
19 Schwecke, Justin.  .456  39-39   149  58  68  16   6   4  62  108  .725  23   2  11   1  .520   5   0  20-22    69   6   1  .987
Those numbers speak for themselves.  I am sick of hearing about what teams Bethany plays.  That was a common theme on the boards last year talking about at large bids.  They play who is on the schedule and beat some great teams(RPI, St.Johns - Fisher, St. Scholastica, Wittenburg and Hamline)
Give the kid some credit where credit is due he should be an All-American with his numbers!

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Re: BB: Pre-season All-American Teams
« Reply #130 on: February 01, 2010, 01:13:44 am »
Here is another problem with the preseason all-American team.  Bethany Lutheran College senior outfielder and relief pitcher Justin schweke is nowhere to be found.  He was an all american last year and has insane stat lines.
19 Schwecke, Justin.  .456  39-39   149  58  68  16   6   4  62  108  .725  23   2  11   1  .520   5   0  20-22    69   6   1  .987
Those numbers speak for themselves.  I am sick of hearing about what teams Bethany plays.  That was a common theme on the boards last year talking about at large bids.  They play who is on the schedule and beat some great teams(RPI, St.Johns - Fisher, St. Scholastica, Wittenburg and Hamline)
Give the kid some credit where credit is due he should be an All-American with his numbers!
With you 100% on Schwecke. Don't know how many AA votes he got, but I'm sure he got some. Hard to crack that list when an HM AA outfielder from the Midwest Region hit .489 and led the nation with a .602 OBP.

Preseason top-25 votes for BLC? I'm not so sure, and I'm a pretty big CSS/UMAC supporter. The UMAC is improving, but I don't think many people know much about the new-ish conference other than CSS wins a ton, has a ton of talent and for whatever reason loses at regionals. You know how good the ball is at the top of the league. So do some others, but give it time. And concede the fact that there are some subpar teams after the top few.

Expose a team to top comp and win, and you'll see exposure. It's doubtful that BLC's wins over Hamline and Wittenberg in 2009 made anyone take notice. St. Olaf, Buena Vista and, of course, CSS on the '10 schedule are chances to get BLC more exposure. But I'm not sure one 29-10 UMAC season gets a team in the top 25. Heck, CSS has won for more than a decade, has owned the league and has made the NCAA tourney five straight years yet checks in at No. 22.

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Re: BB: Pre-season All-American Teams
« Reply #131 on: February 01, 2010, 02:46:18 am »
BLC's sucess is not a flash in the pan.  As it pertains to CSS when you lose Kummet and Berg and Gobe (dont know the correct spelling) you wont be in the top ten.  Pure and simply it boils down to the fact that aside from the beating BLC took in the first championships of the UMAC tournament, BLC outplayed the Saints that weekend with a lesser team from the mound.  BLC has completely addressed these needs and again lost one bat and no other players.  The season will only tell but i see the power in the UMAC shifting for the first time in the short inception of the conference.

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Re: BB: Pre-season All-American Teams
« Reply #132 on: February 01, 2010, 09:22:49 am »
From Baseball America Today:

DIVISION III
TOP 5—HOW THEY'LL FINISH
Rank   Team   2009 Record
1.   St. Thomas (Minn.)   41-13
2.   Trinity (Conn.)   26-5
3.   Kean (N.J.)   39-11
4.   Wooster, Ohio   43-11
5.   Eastern Conn. State   39-8
PLAYERS TO WATCH
C—Patrick Reardon, Sr., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, N.Y. (.409-10-54).
1B—Mike Celenza, Sr., Salisbury, Md. (.469-12-57).
2B—Mike Moceri, Sr., Kean, N.J. (.433-2-59).
3B—Eric Groff, Sr., Keystone, Pa. (.445-13-58, 16 3B).
SS—Javier Arrieta, Sr., Sul Ross, Texas, State (.461-17-51, 15 SB).
OF—Bo Bell, Sr., Mississippi College (.425-13-73); Bobby Doyon, Jr., Keene, N.H., State (.435-13-72, 12 SB); James Wood, Sr., Trinity, Conn. (.361-4-38, 13 2Bs).
DH—Kent Graham, Sr., Trinity, Conn. (.409-10-54).
UT—Greg Van Sickler, Jr., Shenandoah, Va. (.411-7-66, 10 SB; 9-2, 2.69).
SP—Andrew Mondo, Sr., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (11-3, 3.03); Matt Schuld, Sr., St. Thomas, Minn. (12-1, 3.25); Noah Solomon, Jr., Trinity, Texas (5-1, 1.94). RP—Steve Matre, Sr., Mount St. Joseph, Ohio (0-1, 0.41, 13 SV, 22 IP/32 SO).
Player of the Year: Greg Van Sickler, rhp/1b, Shenandoah (Va.).
Championship: Eight regionals, campus sites, May 19-23. Eight regional champions advance to CWS, May 28-June 1 at Appleton, Wis. (Fox Cities Stadium).

TOP PROSPECTS, 2010 DRAFT
1. Greg Van Sickler, rhp/1b, Shenandoah (Va.)
2. James Wood, of, Trinity (Conn.)
3. Ryan Demmin, lhp, Wisconsin-Oshkosh

QUICK HITS
• St. Thomas (Minn.), the defending national champion, will have a new coach in 2010, as nine-year assistant coach Chris Olean was named interim coach in January. Dennis Denning, 65, retired in December after having led the Tommies to national titles in 2001 and 2009. St. Thomas either won the regular-season or tournament title in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) in each of the last 14 years. Denning's clubs went 522-157 (.769) at St. Thomas over 15 seasons. This year's Tommies team returns 20 players from last year's 41-13 club, led by 6-foot-3 senior RHP Matt Schuld, who set a school record with 12 victories last season; closer Brandon Stone, and senior OF Matt Olson (.380-2-25, 10 SB), the Most Outstanding Player of last year's Division III CWS.

• Independent power Chapman (Calif.) returns a pair of key players in two-sport athlete 2B Tyler Hadzinsky and senior OF Ryan Prechtl. Hadzinky was named the athlete of the year for 2008-2009 by D-III independents, doubling baseball player (he batted .376 with a team-best 18 doubles) and soccer goalkeeper (he's posted 0.62 and 0.68 goals against averages the last two seasons). Prechtl hit .315 with seven home runs and is a four-year starter in center field.

• Anderson (Ind.) coach Don Brandon has announced that the 2010 season will be his last. Brandon ranks second among D-III active coaches in wins and is fifth on the all-time list with a 1,075-562 record, after the 2009 club went 22-18.

• Mount St. Joseph senior closer Steve Matre is closing in on some records, as he has racked up 32 saves in three seasons while going 3-7, 1.29 overall. Matre, who has a 110-17 strikeout-walk ratio over 91 innings in three seasons, led the nation in saves a year ago. The Division I career saves record of 53, set by Blair Erickson (UC Irvine), is probably safe. But the D-III record is just 35, set in 2002 by Mike Spavento of Wheaton (Mass.).

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Re: BB: Pre-season All-American Teams
« Reply #133 on: February 01, 2010, 11:01:59 am »
Dougies,

Nice summary, many thanks, +k

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Re: BB: Pre-season All-American Teams
« Reply #134 on: February 01, 2010, 05:40:42 pm »
TOP PROSPECTS, 2010 DRAFT
1. Greg Van Sickler, rhp/1b, Shenandoah (Va.)
2. James Wood, of, Trinity (Conn.)
3. Ryan Demmin, lhp, Wisconsin-Oshkosh

FYI- Ryan Demmin is no longer at Oshkosh.  He transfered to Minnesota State, Mankato after his standout year with the Mankato Moondogs.