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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3525 on: March 05, 2017, 02:25:35 pm »
ASC is now in full swing and the early indications are showing UTT and UTD to have the best overall records. UTT has played more in conference games. Both teams are 12-2 with UTT having a 5-1 record in conference and UTD is 2-1 as it just started its conference schedule this weekend. It will be interesting to see if this early trend holds or if one or both of those teams start to falter. A lot of the teams are at or just above or below .500 so far. One of those teams will likely catch fire as the season progresses.

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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3526 on: March 07, 2017, 04:54:32 pm »
It is nice that they will not inflict regular season losses on each other.

My bet is that they vie in conference tourney finals for the Pool A bid and the other is strong candidate for a Pool C bid.

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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3527 on: May 06, 2017, 09:08:58 pm »
ETBU is undefeated UTD and moved to the Finals. UTD eliminated HSU and must win 2 on Sunday in the Red Bracket to proceed to the best of 3 finals next weekend.

CTX beat UTTyler scoring 4 in the 7th and 3 in the 8th to win 8-5.

UT-Tyler must beat LaCollege to face CTX tomorrow in the finals of the Blue bracket.

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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3528 on: May 07, 2017, 12:17:02 am »
CTX at 1-loss UTT tomorrow
ETBU at 1-loss UTD tomorrow.

Double elimination.

Winners meet next weekend best of 3.

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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3529 on: May 07, 2017, 12:24:51 am »
CTX at 1-loss UTT tomorrow
ETBU at 1-loss UTD tomorrow.

Double elimination.

Winners meet next weekend best of 3.

If UTD fails to win both games tomorrow they can begin their off-season right away.

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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3530 on: May 07, 2017, 12:54:31 pm »
From Top Teams in the West "I forgot to point out that UTT and CTX are in the same bracket this weekend so one of those teams could get two wins against a current ranked opponent. Of course the looser is likely to fall out of the regional ranking."

I am thinking that UTT better win at least the first game vs CTX or they could join UTD (if they don't move on) for their summer vacation. 

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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3531 on: May 07, 2017, 11:47:44 pm »
ASC first weekend games:

13 games played in the 2 brackets:

2 extra inning games.

In the other 11 games, here were the margins of defeat and the respective seeds:

1 run by a #2 seed, 1 run by #4 seed, 1 run by a #6 seed,
2 runs by a ##7 seed,
3 runs by a #7 seed, 3 runs by a #1 seed, 3 runs by a #6 seed,
4 runs by a #8 seed,
5 runs by a #5 seed, 5 runs by a #5 seed, 5 runs by a #8 seed

#1 seed UT-Tyler and #3 seed ETBU advance and play at Irwin Field in Tyler this weekend.


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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3532 on: May 08, 2017, 02:53:10 am »
UTT was down 10-5 going into the 7th and won 13-12. They scored on a bases loaded walk to take lead and then held CTX in the bottom of the 9th..

Very evenly matched teams.

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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3533 on: May 08, 2017, 01:28:31 pm »
UTT was down 10-5 going into the 7th and won 13-12. They scored on a bases loaded walk to take lead and then held CTX in the bottom of the 9th..

Very evenly matched teams.

UTT also tied the game on a bases load walk.  Throwing strikes was a problem in the late innings but then again, UTT starting hitting those strikes.

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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3534 on: May 13, 2017, 05:42:05 pm »
UT-Tyler at ETBU (in Tyler). Game 2 of the series and 1st game of the day.

ETBU bottom of the 9th. Runners on 1st and 2nd, 1 out.  Tied at 1. 6-4-3 DP. UTT out of the inning.

Top of the 10th UTT gets a double that is brought home on a single.

With one out and runners on 1st and 2nd, the SS fails to execute the DP and gets and error.
UTT then gets a grand slam by Broussard. Now 6-1 UTTyler.

Final  UTT 6, ETBU 1 in 10 innings.
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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3535 on: May 14, 2017, 12:11:52 am »
UTT won both games but both were tough and went extra innings. The first game saw a total of 10 pitchers and multiple lead changes. Both teams battled 13 innings before UTT won on a passed ball-wild pitch.

The second game was just the opposite as neither team could break it open. Tyler had 12 hits but only 1 run going into the 10th. ETBU played great defense up to that point. ETBU had a chance to win in the 9th but a couple of good Tyler defensive plays stopped them. An error on an inning ending double play killed ETBU in the 10th as the next player hit a grand slam and that effectively ended it.

In my opinion ETBU deserves a regional ranking and a chance to play in a regional somewhere. Their team is very good much better than they were in the early part of the season. These two games could have just as easily have been won by ETBU.


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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3536 on: May 14, 2017, 12:35:05 am »
UTT won both games but both were tough and went extra innings. The first game saw a total of 10 pitchers and multiple lead changes. Both teams battled 13 innings before UTT won on a passed ball-wild pitch.

The second game was just the opposite as neither team could break it open. Tyler had 12 hits but only 1 run going into the 10th. ETBU played great defense up to that point. ETBU had a chance to win in the 9th but a couple of good Tyler defensive plays stopped them. An error on an inning ending double play killed ETBU in the 10th as the next player hit a grand slam and that effectively ended it.

In my opinion ETBU deserves a regional ranking and a chance to play in a regional somewhere. Their team is very good much better than they were in the early part of the season. These two games could have just as easily have been won by ETBU.
Thanks for the comment.

Respectfully, let me play devil's advocate about ETBU and how I would advise the coach to schedule next year.

The Tigers only had one quality non-conference opponent, Centenary, against whom they showed poorly.  The Schreiner series did not help them. At 30-15, there are too many losses to good and average teams that the other teams at the next level handily defeat.  There are plenty of .667 teams who are just on the edge of Regional Rankings.

I would hope that they could team with Centenary to bring quality teams (teams that are likely to show up in the Regional Rankings somewhere across the country) to Shreveport for a couple of games. Look at who has been in the Regional Rankings over the last 3 years and assess who might be there next year. Concordia TX got a big boost when Concordia Chicago (Regionally ranked #2 in the Midwest) came to Austin.

Best wishes to ETBU. Had they won the conference tourney, it would have been a feather in the cap of the program. Unfortunately, (IMHO) the West Region is too balanced for us to get the numbers that sneak a team into Pool C consideration.

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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3537 on: May 17, 2017, 07:15:29 pm »
Tip of the hat to Pat Coleman for recalling a series of posts that were made on the Little East Conference board back in January.

This is what it takes to be a shoo-in for Pool C.

USM  2017 Baseball Schedule

http://www.southernmainehuskies.com/sports/bsb/2016-17/schedule
Wow that is a tough schedule. They should have a good SOS after their trip to Florida.
I agree, but it makes them tournament ready and will make them powerful in Pool C consideration!

This.

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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3538 on: May 17, 2017, 07:43:28 pm »
Tip of the hat to Pat Coleman for recalling a series of posts that were made on the Little East Conference board back in January.

This is what it takes to be a shoo-in for Pool C.

USM  2017 Baseball Schedule

http://www.southernmainehuskies.com/sports/bsb/2016-17/schedule
Wow that is a tough schedule. They should have a good SOS after their trip to Florida.
I agree, but it makes them tournament ready and will make them powerful in Pool C consideration!

This.


Also, USM had to scratch 3 games: 1 vs MIT, 1 vs St Joe's and 1 vs WNEC: first time in a long time USM didn't get 40 games in: but that what happens when you can't play a home game until April 15!

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Re: BB: ASC: American Southwest Conference
« Reply #3539 on: May 30, 2017, 06:24:54 pm »
Well Tornadoes, Cal Lu won it all!

You were THAT close!