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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2970 on: December 21, 2018, 01:51:34 pm »
The first preseason poll is out and the NCAC is well represented.  Wooster voted #1, Wabash #25, and Denison #36.  We all know that the preseason polls have a lot to do with the prior season and somevoters may not really realize who is and is not coming back for each team, but it is nice to see that the conference is well-represented and some national respect.
Great to hear. Wooster list a big piece, Michael Wielansky.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2972 on: December 21, 2018, 03:55:50 pm »
Thanks ADL, I meant to post the link, but obviously forgot.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2973 on: December 26, 2018, 01:16:44 pm »
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Hope you all have a Wonderful New year.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2974 on: January 15, 2019, 03:31:47 pm »
Coach Pettorini from Wooster announces that 2019 will be his last season as Head Coach
http://woosterathletics.com/sports/bsb/2018-19/releases/20190115hto9yt

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2975 on: January 15, 2019, 05:42:38 pm »
Could Englander be lured away from CWRU back to his alma mater?
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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2976 on: January 15, 2019, 06:49:59 pm »
Could Englander be lured away from CWRU back to his alma mater?

I would be shocked if it wasn't Craddock or Englander.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2977 on: January 15, 2019, 09:18:07 pm »
Lots of former Fighting Scots are in the coaching ranks.  Don't forget about Palm, I believe he is from Smithville, just down the road from Wooster, and did a great job at Heidelberg.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2978 on: January 15, 2019, 09:48:22 pm »
My vote is Craddock, he has been kind of a coach in waiting, what seems like forever. Ever since he went back to Wooster, from being the head guy at Denison.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2979 on: January 16, 2019, 09:56:01 am »
Lots of former Fighting Scots are in the coaching ranks.  Don't forget about Palm, I believe he is from Smithville, just down the road from Wooster, and did a great job at Heidelberg.

I would be floored if it was Palm.  He moved away from coaching and took the AD job in order to be able to be involved with his kids' stuff growing up.  Now once his kids are out of school?  Different story. 

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2980 on: January 16, 2019, 10:01:43 am »
My vote is Craddock, he has been kind of a coach in waiting, what seems like forever. Ever since he went back to Wooster, from being the head guy at Denison.

I'd think if there were odds being set that Craddock would be a heavy favorite.  It just makes sense.  He and Englander both have similar resumes in so far as they've both been successful HC and both played for Coach P.  The difference IMO is that Craddock went back to Wooster to be an assistant after being a HC.  He clearly could have had a HC job instead which makes me wonder if there wasn't a handshake deal that if he returned Coach P would recommend him as his successor when he retired.  Potentially very similar to what happened at Etta when Brewer returned to be Schaly's assistant after being the HC at JCU.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2981 on: January 16, 2019, 10:44:51 am »
As always the Dr. comes through. How I miss Buckeye State baseball....

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2982 on: January 18, 2019, 10:34:34 pm »
Wabash's 2019 schedule is out: https://sports.wabash.edu/schedule.aspx?schedule=565

I like what I see here they have a trip to Tennessee to start off the year and then a Spring Break trip to Arizona once again. Some good teams in AZ. They have a few good teams but a pretty average OOC here, I believe. Kind of odd only seeing three true road OOC games, but alas.

OOC foes are below:
@ Rhodes College // 32-16 last year, open at 18 in the poll
v. Webster (neutral) // 38-10 last year, open at 17 in the poll
v. Transy (neutral) // 17-22 last year
v. Hanover x3 // 8-25 last year
v. Manchester x2 // 20-22 last year
v. Edgewood College x3 // 9-28 last year
@ Baldwin Wallace // 33-14 last year, open at 29 in the poll
v. Rose Hulman, @ Rose // 20-23 last year
v. Anderson (@Victory Field), v. Anderson // 25-20 last year
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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2983 on: January 21, 2019, 09:54:45 am »
I think that Wabash will be one of the best in the league again as most of their lineup returns.  The challenge they will face is pitching.  They had a couple of underclassmen get starts last year, which should bode well for the future.  However, pitchers that provided 32 of the 49 starts graduated.  While they do have some experienced pitching returning, those returning pitchers now slot against the #1 and #2 slots that Roberts and Cochran excelled in.  The good schedule that it appears they have should help that pitching grow and get better during the year.  The run they had last year in the conference tournament and the NCAA regional should also provide them additional motivation and desire that is needed to maintain success in the program.

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Re: BB: NCAC: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Reply #2984 on: January 21, 2019, 12:56:19 pm »
Hiring Martin, was a God send for Wabash. He knows what it takes to recruit at Wabash, because he lived it. He is a really good coach and I believe Wabash will finally get some pitching depth. Pitching depth has always been their big a boo. They just never had it. They usually had one or two very good or one great pitcher. After that their was a real drop off. If you could get to their bull pen, you had a good chance.
I believe Martin will correct that. Corey Steven's did a good job, he just could not convince enough really good potential pitchers to go their.