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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1755 on: January 18, 2013, 03:52:10 pm »
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.
Big Poppa you are right the last 4 SCIAC conference games are like you described.

For example the last 4 games for the #1 team in the SCIAC at that point in the season would be
1V9
1v8
1V7
1V6

Then the 2nd place team would be
2v8
2v7
2v6
2v5


After these LAST 4 games of SCIAC conference then a top 4 teams in SCIAC play in a double elimination tournament to deter the SCIAC conference champion that gets the Pool A bid.

Great set up...It is like the playoffs start the last 4 games of SCIAC conference games. This will be an advantage to teams that have the most pitching and can hit and score lots of runs when the pitching gets weaker.

Home fields can really make a difference...Pomona is a hitter friendly field while Chapman is big and pitcher friendly field.

Let the games begin.,..
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1756 on: January 20, 2013, 04:50:20 pm »
SCIAC CONFERENCE BASEBALL WEBSITE

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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1759 on: January 25, 2013, 11:34:23 am »
Looks like rain forecast for Saturday in SoCal  :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

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This will wipe out Alumni games scheduled for La Verne, Occidental and Chapman  :'(

SCIAC 2013 Baseball Schedule
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1760 on: January 25, 2013, 11:06:50 pm »
Chapman Baseball News
January 25, 2013
Rain postpones baseball alumni game
ORANGE, Calif. - Rainy weather has forced the postponement of Chapman University's baseball alumni game, scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hart Park. The annual exhibition game has been moved to Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.

The Panthers open up their 2013 season at Hart Park against Trinity University (Texas) on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., the first of a three-game series.
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1761 on: January 28, 2013, 09:51:50 am »
SCIAC Baseball News January 25, 2013
Cal Tech Baseball News

CAL TECH Rain Changes Team Schedule

Rain and cooler weather forced schedule change for the Caltech baseball team. Both weekend games canceled.The exhibition doubleheader with the UC Santa Cruz club team has been canceled. The games will not be made up. UPDATED -- The La Sierra, Caltech game scheduled for Noon on Sunday, Jan. 27 has been canceled.

Caltech begins the season on Saturday, Feb. 2 vs. Pacifica. The DH starts at 1 p.m.

LA VERNE
1/26/13 Baseball Alumni vs La Verne Cancelled at Rio Hondo College
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1762 on: January 28, 2013, 10:48:54 am »
The SCIAC has reconfigured how it will crown the conference champion in 2013. After each team has concluded their conference series schedules, the teams will be seeded 1-9 based on their conference record and begin a four game pool-play series set to take place April 24-30.

The top four teams in the SCIAC will advance to the Inaugural SCIAC Post Season Tournament from May 3-5 at the site of the highest seeded team. The tournament winner will earn the SCIAC automatic bid into the NCAA Championships.

The 2013 NCAA Division III Regional Tournaments will be held May 15-19 at 8 sites TBA. The winner of each Regional will play at the 2013 NCAA Division III College World Series that will be held May 24-28 at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wis.
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1764 on: January 28, 2013, 05:18:32 pm »
Chapman series vs Trinity starts Thursday night. Weather looks good! Let the games begin!!!!

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=33.78344939999999&lon=-117.84579559999997&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=Orange%2C%20CA%2092866%2C%20USA
Looks like clear weather. It can get cold at Hart Park in Orange, CA for the thin blood people from SoCal and Texas. Dress warm and many people bring small heaters and blankets.
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1765 on: January 28, 2013, 06:58:56 pm »
The SCIAC has reconfigured how it will crown the conference champion in 2013. After each team has concluded their conference series schedules, the teams will be seeded 1-9 based on their conference record and begin a four game pool-play series set to take place April 24-30.

The top four teams in the SCIAC will advance to the Inaugural SCIAC Post Season Tournament from May 3-5 at the site of the highest seeded team. The tournament winner will earn the SCIAC automatic bid into the NCAA Championships.

The 2013 NCAA Division III Regional Tournaments will be held May 15-19 at 8 sites TBA. The winner of each Regional will play at the 2013 NCAA Division III College World Series that will be held May 24-28 at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wis.
The four extra games seem like a nice safeguard for next season's mandate that teams must play 70 percent of all countable competition against in-region teams. Those are four games that may have been against non D-III teams out of geographic necessity.

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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1766 on: January 28, 2013, 08:16:09 pm »
The SCIAC has reconfigured how it will crown the conference champion in 2013. After each team has concluded their conference series schedules, the teams will be seeded 1-9 based on their conference record and begin a four game pool-play series set to take place April 24-30.

The top four teams in the SCIAC will advance to the Inaugural SCIAC Post Season Tournament from May 3-5 at the site of the highest seeded team. The tournament winner will earn the SCIAC automatic bid into the NCAA Championships.

The 2013 NCAA Division III Regional Tournaments will be held May 15-19 at 8 sites TBA. The winner of each Regional will play at the 2013 NCAA Division III College World Series that will be held May 24-28 at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wis.
The four extra games seem like a nice safeguard for next season's mandate that teams must play 70 percent of all countable competition against in-region teams. Those are four games that may have been against non D-III teams out of geographic necessity.
Yes. 28 games vs SCIAC opponents plus the SCIAC tournament games.   28/40 = 70%

This year Chapman plays 34 West Region games with 3 with Trinity and 3 with Hardin-Simmons.
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1767 on: January 29, 2013, 06:22:03 pm »
Any predictions on standings before the SCIAC Tournament

1 Pomona-Pitzer
???
???
???
5   :'(
6 Occidental  :(
7 Claremont Mudd Scripps  :(
8 Whittier  :(
9 Cal Tech  :(
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1768 on: January 30, 2013, 10:05:17 am »
Chapman vs Trinity Friday February 1, 2013
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Re: BB: SCIAC: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #1769 on: January 30, 2013, 11:40:35 am »
Actually first game is Thursday eve, not sure about the webcast.