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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2006, 10:34:45 pm »
McM defeated Wayland Baptist (Sooner AC; NAIA) 9-8 on a 10th inning walk-off HR by Greg Erickson.

McM is now (6-1).

McMurry is off to a hot start with their only loss coming to #4 ranked Chapman, a team they also defeated twice. This could make for a very competitive West Regional if Chapman, McMurry and George Fox all play to their abilities, then you mix in the SCIAC champion and you are looking at a top-notch regional.

Big Poppa, don't forget Texas Lutheran, the pre-season pick in the West and then there is the 8 team playoff just to get the Pool A bid.

The ASC season should be excellent! ;)

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2006, 11:13:20 am »
Texas Lutheran is a great program... they got hosed a few years ago when they went 31-3 and did not get an NCAA bid. It seems like the TX schools only get one team in every year. They need to have an 8-team West Region to get a few more deserving teams in.
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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2006, 10:03:51 pm »
Big Poppa, the ASC has a conference tourney matching the top 4 from each division.  The conference added the extra 4 teams in 2005, so we could push the tourney later into May.

However, we beat ourselves up.  There are too few Pool C bids for us to get one, so we have plenty of good teams (maybe not great ones) sitting home.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2006, 04:23:24 pm »
Big Poppa, the ASC has a conference tourney matching the top 4 from each division.  The conference added the extra 4 teams in 2005, so we could push the tourney later into May.

However, we beat ourselves up.  There are too few Pool C bids for us to get one, so we have plenty of good teams (maybe not great ones) sitting home.

I agree... great conference tend to pound one another and take too many losses. It kills them at selection time when they are going head to head with a school that is 35-4 in a terrible conference and never beat anybody. I would love to see the tourney expand even more than it it now. I think tha=ey are having a few more teams this season, but there will always be someone deserving left out. I guess the key is to win your automatic bid and let the others deal with the selection process.
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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2006, 12:07:30 am »
http://www.lacollege.edu/athletics/baseball/stats_05-06/teamstat.htm

LaCollege has taken 2 out of 3 from both McMurry and UMHB.

Erickson is still strong as a pitcher for McMurry.  McM's Dickerhof has lost to LC.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2006, 01:04:37 pm »
HPU swept Univ of Ozarks this weekend.  Not sure if it was just a good showing by HPU or Ozarks isn't very good this year.


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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2006, 03:51:16 pm »
McM defeated SRSU 28-0 in the first game on Friday night.

They lead the Lobos 7-0 going to the top of the 7th.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2006, 03:53:14 pm »
Greg Erickson shuts out the Lobos, 9-0.

Erickson gets the 7-inning complete game, 3-hit shutout and moves to 4-0 on the season.
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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2006, 05:49:56 pm »
Going to the top of the 7th, McM 6-0 over the Lobos!

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2006, 06:28:28 pm »
Final Score from historic Kokernot Field,

McMurry 7, Sul Ross 0.

Eric Dickerhoff gets the 3-hit, 9-inning complete game shutout.

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2006, 10:28:16 pm »
HPU swept UMHB 12-7, 11-3, 12-9

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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2006, 01:09:23 pm »
McM defeated SRSU 28-0 in the first game on Friday night.

They lead the Lobos 7-0 going to the top of the 7th.

WOW!!!!

Ralph.. looks like McMurry is the real deal this year, huh?
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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2006, 01:36:52 pm »
McM defeated SRSU 28-0 in the first game on Friday night.

They lead the Lobos 7-0 going to the top of the 7th.

WOW!!!!

Ralph.. looks like McMurry is the real deal this year, huh?

Big Poppa, there are 3 really big series that are occurring early in the West.

HSU managed to get a win on the road against Texas Lutheran.  McMurry and HSU play next weekend.  McMurry then goes to TLU the following weekend.

HSU Baseball site

The strongest team on the East is 3rd-year Provisional UT-Tyler, which is ineligible for the playoffs until 2007-08.  However results against UT-Tyler do count in the Regional Records.

IMHO, McMurry needs more stability in the pitching staff.  I feel very good about Greg Erickson.  Hank Casey had a good game on Friday night, and Eric Dickerhoff may have had his best game yet on Saturday.
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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2006, 02:26:53 pm »
Thanks for the info Ralph. It's great to have impartial(and knowledgeable) eyes in the Texas area. I enjoy the fact that you do not see things through maroon-colored glasses.

The West Region is turning out to be wide open... Chapman, McMurry, Teaxas Lutheran, Trinity, George Fox all look to have strong teams.
The SCIAC right now is topsy-turvy with Redlands out front and the two favorites, Cal Lutheran and Laverne struggling to get conference wins. It is shaping up to be quite the season and it has not really got rolling yet.
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Re: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2006, 02:29:53 pm »
UT-Dallas and ETBU also have good teams.  HSU lost to UT-Dallas in a midweek game this week.  These are the standings thru Wed March 9, 2006.

http://www.americansouthwestconf.org/pdffiles/standings-baseball-2006.pdf