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Re: BB: SCAC: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3555 on: June 29, 2018, 12:50:06 am »
Fun fact:  NCAA champion Oregon State's pitcher Bryce Fehmel (who was 10-1 with an 3.19 ERA this season) is now the second member of his family to be on a championship team.   His older brother Brody was a senior OF on the Trinity squad that won the 2016 D3 championship.

But MAN I have to feel for Arkansas and the kids that couldn't make the play on a fairly routine foul ball that would have clinched the championship for the Hogs in the second game. 

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« Reply #3556 on: January 06, 2019, 01:36:47 pm »
Happy New Year to DIII baseball fans.

Wow, what  a start for Trinity this year. First series Cortland 3, then BSC 3, mid-week MHB, then Endicott 3, Babson 3, Rochester 3, then midweek Millikin. So much for Regional rankings; it will be interesting to see how all of this plays out at the end of the baseball year.

https://www.trinitytigers.com/sports/bsb/2018-19/schedule

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« Reply #3557 on: January 09, 2019, 05:10:34 pm »
According to their schedule - 33 home games should help!

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« Reply #3558 on: January 10, 2019, 03:12:45 pm »
According to their schedule - 33 home games should help!
I count 8.

At UMHB and at McMurry.

3-game series on the road at UDallas and at Austin College. The other 4 SCAC series are home.

You can't get a better schedule than that.

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« Reply #3559 on: January 11, 2019, 12:42:14 pm »
Correct!  32 home games is a tremendous advantage so there will be no excuses coming out of San Antonio this year!  Their road games are against teams that were a combined 53-104 last season.  Look for Trinity to be playing well into the month of May in 2019!

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Re: BB: SCAC: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3560 on: January 16, 2019, 12:46:00 pm »

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Re: BB: SCAC: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3561 on: February 12, 2019, 09:47:47 am »
108, where are you?   Figured you'd have an update for us on the two wins against Cortland, then again maybe you are too smart to watch ballgames when it's 40 and wet ...   ;)

TLU also off to a great start with a dominating offensive performance over the weekend.

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« Reply #3562 on: February 12, 2019, 01:06:43 pm »
I had lots of friends at the game but could not make it this year. I watched some of it on the video feed and love their new three camera webcast, quality announcers. Top shelf. Cortland is a young team but look very talented and I would expect them to be in the mix later in the season. Trinity has the talent to make another run this year with better pitching and a more seasoned team. Not as much depth as previous teams so as long as injuries don't happen they should again be a favorite coming out of the West. Pretty special seeing TLU, and Trinity ranked in top 10.

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« Reply #3563 on: February 12, 2019, 01:26:18 pm »
I had lots of friends at the game but could not make it this year. I watched some of it on the video feed and love their new three camera webcast, quality announcers. Top shelf. Cortland is a young team but look very talented and I would expect them to be in the mix later in the season. Trinity has the talent to make another run this year with better pitching and a more seasoned team. Not as much depth as previous teams so as long as injuries don't happen they should again be a favorite coming out of the West. Pretty special seeing TLU, and Trinity ranked in top 10.

I would love to see the NCAA split up the West region teams in the Supers after how successful the West has been over the past 10 years....but we all know how the bean counters operate.  I think the West is absolutely stacked this year, especially in TX.

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Re: BB: SCAC: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3564 on: February 13, 2019, 11:40:45 am »
I had lots of friends at the game but could not make it this year. I watched some of it on the video feed and love their new three camera webcast, quality announcers. Top shelf. Cortland is a young team but look very talented and I would expect them to be in the mix later in the season. Trinity has the talent to make another run this year with better pitching and a more seasoned team. Not as much depth as previous teams so as long as injuries don't happen they should again be a favorite coming out of the West. Pretty special seeing TLU, and Trinity ranked in top 10.

I would love to see the NCAA split up the West region teams in the Supers after how successful the West has been over the past 10 years....but we all know how the bean counters operate.  I think the West is absolutely stacked this year, especially in TX.

It should be possible to spit the west teams into three regionals depending on how the NCAA wants to split the field.  With no experience in super regionals, out outlook is murky indeed.

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Re: BB: SCAC: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3565 on: February 15, 2019, 08:27:41 pm »
And next year, possibly another region?   Aren't there something like 390 D3 schools playing baseball?  (Edit: according to the NCAA there were 389 schools which participated in D3 baseball in 2018).

I posted this elsewhere but it may be of interest here:

DIII Championships Committee supports regional realignment

https://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/diii-championships-committee-supports-regional-realignment

Besides aligning schools to reflect growth and changes in participation, this proposal could also increase the number of regions in some sports, reducing the number of schools in a region:

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The new model seeks to have roughly 40 teams in each region. Sports that have 40-149 sponsors would have two regions; sports sponsored by 150-374 schools would have five to eight regions; and sports with 375 or more sponsors would have nine to 10 regions. In tennis, additional review will take place to determine the appropriate number of regions given that selections for the individual portion of the tournament are dependent on the alignment.

In most instances, the total number of regions in each sport would increase by two, three or four. The changes will require that some national committees expand to account for new regional representatives on those committees. Also, some conferences would be moved from their current regions.

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Re: BB: SCAC: Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #3566 on: March 19, 2019, 11:12:01 am »
Trinity's new #1 d3baseball.com ranking gets its stiffest test of the season so far when they face #8 TLU this weekend for a three-game set.  TLU P Nathan Malinovsky has been unexpectedly human in the early going (2-2, 5.24 ERA, largely due to a 1 1/3 inning stint against UT Dallas where he gave up 7 ER) but I fully expect him to turn it up a notch when the teams face off in San Antonio.

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« Reply #3567 on: March 19, 2019, 11:54:29 am »
Trinity's new #1 d3baseball.com ranking gets its stiffest test of the season so far when they face #8 TLU this weekend for a three-game set.  TLU P Nathan Malinovsky has been unexpectedly human in the early going (2-2, 5.24 ERA, largely due to a 1 1/3 inning stint against UT Dallas where he gave up 7 ER) but I fully expect him to turn it up a notch when the teams face off in San Antonio.
#1 hosting #8/

I think that TU must win the series to maintain its top spot.

TU is 15-3, going 2-1 vs #21 Babson, 2-1 vs #23 B-SC, and 2-0 vs #25 Cortland St.

They are 2-1 versus Endicott, currently not receiving votes, but always a contender in the Commonwealth Coast Conference.

I will not be surprised to see all 4 teams in the playoffs, come May.