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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1740 on: December 13, 2012, 01:19:25 am »
2012 SCIAC Team Stats
http://www.thesciac.org/sports/bsb/2011-12/stats/lgsumm.htm

What will 2013 look like?

Potential 2013 Top Hitters in SCIAC

Nick Gentili-Pomona-Pitzer
Trevor Koons-Cal Lutheran 
Alex Scheiwe-Redlands
Erik Munzer-Pomona-Pitzer
Jason Moralez-La Verne
Pedro Aldape-Occidental
Nick Boggan-Cal Lutheran 
Jake Bruml-Pomona-Pitzer
Mark Okuma-Pomona-Pitzer
Tyler Surnbrock-Chapman
Brian Penserini-Cal Tech
Connor Battaglia-Chapman   
Mark Saatzer-Chapman   
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1741 on: December 17, 2012, 07:01:58 pm »
Potential 2013 Top Pitchers in SCIAC

Jake Bruml - Pomona - Pitzer
Anthony Cerafice - La Verne
Chad Hadzinsky - Claremont
Phil Schick - La Verne
Scott Hong - Occidental
Matt Malot - Occidental
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1742 on: December 29, 2012, 10:00:48 pm »
Corrections may be needed once teams post their 2013 rosters.

SCIAC Top Position Players Returning 

Cal Lutheran

Trevor Koons IF   .395 avg .436 ob% .578 slg%
Nick DeLorenzo IF .336 avg .406 ob% .547 slg%
Nick Boggan IF    .284 avg .395 ob% .500 slg%

 
Cal Tech
Brian Penserini C .430 avg .486 ob% .624 slg%

Chapman
Connor Battaglia OF .330 avg .386 ob% .447 slg%
Mark Saatzer IF     .327 avg .377 ob% .440 slg%
Tyler Surnbrock OF  .317 avg .373 ob% .493 slg%
Adam Velez OF       .309 avg .364 ob% .370 slg%
Adam Cogan IF       .304 avg .395 ob% .362 slg%
Taber Watson C      .284 avg .355 ob% .413 slg%

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Scott Witte IF .333 avg .338 ob% .489 slg%
Michael Erb IF .321 avg .399 ob% .466 slg%

La Verne
Dylan Leong OF     .360 avg .529 ob% .440 slg%
Albert Ramos IF    .337 avg .404 ob% .395 slg%
Jason Moralez C    .323 avg .396 ob% .457 slg%
Michael Stewart DH .301 avg .434 ob% .363 slg%
George Hanna IF    .284 avg .379 ob% .370 slg%

Occidental
Pedro Aldape    IF .390 avg .441 ob% .640 slg%
Logan Allen     IF .325 avg .394 ob% .448 slg%
Kevin Ozaki    UTL .324 avg .440 ob% .405 slg%
Jonathan Brooks IF .303 avg .369 ob% .494 slg%
Scott Hong      OF .291 avg .402 ob% .475 slg%

Pomona-Pitzer
Nick Gentili OF .401 avg .514 ob% .707 slg%
E.J. Lopez   IF .338 avg .425 ob% .407 slg%
Erik Munzer  OF .338 avg .392 ob% .456 slg%
Mike Moyer   OF .336 avg .413 ob% .390 slg%
Jake Bruml   IF .323 avg .412 ob% .535 slg%
Travis Bowers C .286 avg .340 ob% .340 slg%

Redlands
Conner Hancock   OF .360 avg .417 ob% .440 slg%
Alex Scheiwe     OF .355 avg .379 ob% .426 slg%
Marcus Himelhoch OF .347 avg .430 ob% .573 slg%
Sean McMillan     C .310 avg .367 ob% .398 slg%

Whittier
Alex Mitchell OF .344 avg .430 ob% .382 slg%
Austin Straus DH .326 avg .423 ob% .517 slg%
Corey Jensen  IF .316 avg .405 ob% .398 slg%
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1743 on: January 06, 2013, 03:58:14 pm »
3 weeks before games begin....
http://www.thesciac.org/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Panthers play their Alumni game on 1/26/2012 2013 @ Hart Park in Orange, CA also  ;D
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1744 on: January 07, 2013, 04:27:53 pm »
IF Chapman wants to return to the playoffs in 2013...THEY MUST DO BETTER..

http://www.thesciac.org/sports/bsb/2011-12/stats/lgsumm.htm
7th in SCIAC in Team Batting  :-[
8th in SCIAC in Team Fielding  :-[
1st in SCIAC in Team Pitching  ;D

Also there are lot of question marks on who returns on the pitching staff and what new impact players they bring in for 2013.
The outstanding coaching staff and players have always been able to make adjustments in the past and I expect a much better 2013.

La Verne won the SCIAC in 2012

7th in SCIAC in Pitching  :-[
2nd in SCIAC in Batting   ;D
7th in SCIAC in Fielding   :-[
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1745 on: January 08, 2013, 07:33:42 pm »
SCIAC 2013
This will be the first year SCIAC teams have this type of schedule. Please notice the games at the end of the season

April 24 - April 27 ...Teams play 4 SCIAC Games.... Game Opponent & Location Based on SCIAC Standings)

SCIAC Tournament   (May. 3 - May. 5)  Top 4 teams double elimination. Winner gets Pool A playoff bid

Pomona-Pitzer
http://www.pe.pomona.edu/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Redlands
http://www.goredlands.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Whittier
http://www.wcpoets.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Cal Tech
http://www.gocaltech.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

La Verne
http://www.leopardathletics.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Occidental
http://www.oxyathletics.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Chapman
http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Claremont
http://www.cmsathletics.org/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Cal Lutheran
http://www.clusports.com/baseball/schedule/
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1746 on: January 11, 2013, 02:54:28 am »
Baseball not far away in 2013. SCIAC teams have begun practices and intra squad games. SCIAC is a hitting league. Teams that hit the best will win. with good defense...
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1747 on: January 11, 2013, 11:06:54 am »
I don't know this for sure Crash, but wasn't Chapman's run based on Pitching dominance?

Of course they were not SCIAC at the time, but I thought they were pitching/defense teams.

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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1748 on: January 11, 2013, 08:24:39 pm »
SCIAC 2013
This will be the first year SCIAC teams have this type of schedule. Please notice the games at the end of the season

April 24 - April 27 ...Teams play 4 SCIAC Games.... Game Opponent & Location Based on SCIAC Standings)

SCIAC Tournament   (May. 3 - May. 5)  Top 4 teams double elimination. Winner gets Pool A playoff bid

Pomona-Pitzer
http://www.pe.pomona.edu/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Redlands
http://www.goredlands.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Whittier
http://www.wcpoets.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Cal Tech
http://www.gocaltech.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

La Verne
http://www.leopardathletics.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Occidental
http://www.oxyathletics.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Chapman
http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Claremont
http://www.cmsathletics.org/sports/bsb/2012-13/schedule

Cal Lutheran
http://www.clusports.com/baseball/schedule/

Here is my take on each schedule...

Pomona- Great opening series against an up-and-comer from the NWC and ending it with a game against Whitworth.  Take away the first SCIAC weekend with CMS and they get Cal Lu and Redlands.  Pretty solid first 10/13 games.  Kudos for bringing Linfield down for 3 as well.

Redlands- Very good opening slate in the AZ tourney then straight into a SCIAC series with La Verne.  Redlands gets a break with Cal Tech but gets after it right away with CLU and Pomona in back-to-back weekends.  Very tough start of the year.

Whittier- Decent trip to AZ but it gets easier over the next few weeks.  The schedule is pretty back-loaded and could mean another long year for Whittier.

La Verne- Similar to Whittier with a decent trip to AZ but straight back to the SCIAC with Redlands and Chapman.  If they can manage the first weeks of the SCIAC they could be on their way to a repeat.  *Anyone know anything about their home field situation?

Oxy- I am sure the schedule is atypo but 6 games in 2 days to open up with???  What makes it worse is they are with Austin College.  Sorry, but Oxy is trying to step up their game but a schedule starting with Austin and La Sierra is terrible.  After likely getting beat by Chapman in 3 games Oxy has CMS and Cal Tech.  Oxy can not afford to slip up at all during the first part of the season.  I am intrigued by this team after what they did last year but the schedule needs major improvement.

Chapman- I LOVE the opening weekend with Trinity and regardless of it being non-conference it is a HUGE weekend for both squads.  I am not a fan of the NAIA games but understand they are fairly close so no huge deal.  SCIAC starts with Oxy, ULV and CLU which makes for a very competitive first part of the schedule.  I also like the trip to TX in the middle of the season.

CMS- not a fan of the NAIA game to open up with but I think it's pretty traditional for CMS to do so.  Whitman is pretty terrible but CMS makes their schedule a lot better with Pacific down for 3 in the middle of the season.  Not too bad at all.

CLU- WOW!  Whitworth, George Fox, Pomona, Chapman, Redlands all in a row is brutal.  This kind of schedule could either be really good for them in the growth it can produce or it could knock them down real fast. 

I am a little confused how the scheduling works with the 4 games at the end of the year but I honestly believe the SCIAC is a 2-bid league this year.  Less out of region games screws the East Coast schools that usually travel out but it helps the SCIAC for sure.

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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1749 on: January 13, 2013, 11:50:20 am »

Some insight on the 2013 Panthers.. Click on quote from Colorado link above.
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1750 on: January 13, 2013, 12:07:12 pm »
Corrections may be needed once teams post their 2013 rosters.

Players Returning  in 2013

Chapman
Connor Battaglia OF .330 avg .386 ob% .447 slg%
Mark Saatzer IF     .327 avg .377 ob% .440 slg%
Tyler Surnbrock OF  .317 avg .373 ob% .493 slg%
Adam Velez OF       .309 avg .364 ob% .370 slg%
Taber Watson C      .284 avg .355 ob% .413 slg%
Justin Hanks RHP

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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1751 on: January 13, 2013, 05:13:31 pm »
My take on the SCIAC is that it is as strong a conference, top to bottom as there is in the country.  Matching its #! vs #1, #2 vs #2, down to #8 vs #8, I think they hold their own. 

I wonder who Cal Tech might beat in D-3 from the other parts of the country in some of the weaker conferences.  I imagine Cal Tech might approach .500 in some conferences.

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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1752 on: January 13, 2013, 05:59:56 pm »
I do not see any dominant team in 2013. With a SCIAC tournament to end the season at least any of the top 4 teams can win the Pool A bid to the playoffs.

Teams to watch out for....Pomona-Pitzer, La Verne, Cal Lutheran, Redlands, Chapman

Occidental, Whittier, Claremount can beat anyone on a given day...but I dont think will make it to the SCIAC tournament,,,,

Cal Tech....I know several people will give me flack but should really be playing club level baseball with UC Santa Cruz and others...
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1753 on: January 17, 2013, 04:05:16 pm »
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1754 on: January 18, 2013, 10:54:16 am »
With regards to how the final four SCIAC games will work, it will likely follow the local JC conference's model (Orange Empire Conference) which has the same situation. Team will be matched based on their conference seeding at that point (1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 1 vs 3, 2 vs 4 etc...) and each game will be pre determined based on the rankings prior to those final four games. The top teams are likely rewarded with a weaker schedule while the lower a team drops, the tougher their four games get. It will not be a four game series but probably four games vs four different opponents with a pre-set schedule of who plays who. While the top teams do face off in those types of schedules, it is generally only once while they would face weaker teams in two or three of those matchups. It may be interesting to see how the SoS of the top seeds is affected if they play the weakest of the schedules.

It is a system that provides great separation among teams that appear to be similar in the standings... all while building a playoff-like atmoshpere. For the second and third seeded teams, it likely is a playoff series for them as it could be a "jump-to-the-top-or-go-home" situation for them. Setting up the pitching in these four game scenarios is always a gamble.
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