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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #555 on: November 23, 2011, 04:56:56 pm »
In retirement from professional baseball most likely...

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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #556 on: November 24, 2011, 09:16:07 am »
Chapman plays 14 games with NWC teams in 2012:-X

Chapman does not duck anyone. Also plays Kean, and Trinity outside of the SCIAC. Could be the toughest schedule in the nation in 2012. Chapman will need a strong SOS to get a pool C bid since they can not get either a Pool A or Pool B bid in their transition year in the SCIAC conference.

George Fox, Linfield, Pac Lu, Whitman.

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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #557 on: January 02, 2012, 10:53:08 pm »
It's January 2nd, that means practice is right around the corner. NWC looks to be strong again this year. Who is going to surprise this year?

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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #558 on: January 14, 2012, 11:09:49 am »
Linfields Scott Brosius leads Team USA to Gold Medal
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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #559 on: January 17, 2012, 03:16:36 pm »
Word is coming out that Linfield will once again be hosting a regional this year!  Can't wait!

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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #560 on: January 26, 2012, 05:35:01 pm »
'Cats preseason ranked #4 and I'm looking forward to getting to watch this team in action.  Go 'Cats!

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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #561 on: February 01, 2012, 08:08:51 pm »
Hello NWC baseball fans:

New D3 Boards member here just introducing myself.  I've now got a son playing in the league, and will be attending a fair amount of games.  I'm looking forward to a great season, and hopefully offering some objective viewpoints and observations on this forum.

For what it's worth, the NWC coaches poll was posted two days ago, I don't think there are any surprises, but it's pre-season, everyone is tied for first, and they'll still be playing the games to decide a winner....

http://www.nwcsports.com/sports/bsb/2011-12/releases/bbpoll

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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #562 on: February 02, 2012, 01:55:27 pm »
Looks like it was unanimous that LC would finish last :(

While the rosters haven't been posted, I've heard they will have more new players than returners - which implies largely a freshman team. Lots of untested and unknowns there.

What ought to be a primary concern is pitching. For LC (and for any D3 team), success always begins with pitching and pitching depth - and most of last year's staff for LC won't be back. Of the six pitchers with more than 20 IP, only two (Gural and Hathaway) are returning.

Well, hopefully Coach Flynn has some jewels in the new players - especially some pitching!!!

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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #563 on: February 02, 2012, 03:53:23 pm »


What ought to be a primary concern is pitching. For LC (and for any D3 team), success always begins with pitching and pitching depth -

This and this. 

The long ball is fun but if you have quality pitching and the defense behind it you're going to battle each weekend.

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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #564 on: February 03, 2012, 12:28:24 pm »
http://www.nwcsports.com/sports/bsb/2011-12/releases/bbpoll

Looks like UPS second place finish last year didn't earn them a lot of respect. Still 16 points behind George Fox.  And 12 behind Pac Lu.

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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #565 on: February 03, 2012, 12:56:18 pm »
CA_dreamin,

UPS does brings back most of their top performers but the Loggers could only manage a 3-6 vs Lin, GFU, and PLU last year.  However, I do find it curious the coaches put Pacific ahead of UPS considering the Loggers swept that series last season. 

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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #566 on: February 03, 2012, 01:06:39 pm »
CA_dreamin,

UPS does brings back most of their top performers but the Loggers could only manage a 3-6 vs Lin, GFU, and PLU last year.  However, I do find it curious the coaches put Pacific ahead of UPS considering the Loggers swept that series last season.

What happened last season has little do do with will happen this season.
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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #567 on: February 03, 2012, 02:48:39 pm »
CA_dreamin,

UPS does brings back most of their top performers but the Loggers could only manage a 3-6 vs Lin, GFU, and PLU last year.  However, I do find it curious the coaches put Pacific ahead of UPS considering the Loggers swept that series last season.

What happened last season has little do do with will happen this season.

Come on..last season's results along with who's coming back on a roster has much to do with how these preseason polls are put together and voted on.

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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #568 on: February 03, 2012, 04:19:21 pm »
Not to mention that how a player did the previous year is a strong indicator of how they will do this year.... e.g. if a guy hit .400 with 10 HRs, I would be encouraged to see them returning for another season.

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Re: BB: NWC: Northwest Conference
« Reply #569 on: February 03, 2012, 04:34:21 pm »
                 2007   2008   2009   2010   2011
Linfield          3   1   3   1   1
Puget Sound   4   6   6   4   2
George Fox          2   2   1   3   3
Pacific (Ore.)   8   4   5   6   3
Whitworth          5   7   7   6   5
Pacific Lutheran   1   3   1   2   5
Willamette           5   5   4   4   7
Whitman          9   9   9   9   8
Lewis & Clark   5   7   8   8   9

Hope the formatting holds up... The above table attempts to show final standings for each year for the last five years. Seems like the prior year is a pretty good predictor of the coming year. Basically if Linfield, George Fox and PLU don't end up as 2 of the top 3, it is a major upset. And if LC or Whitman don't end up in the basement, equally a upset.