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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3675 on: April 09, 2011, 02:29:05 pm »
Poppa whats your prediction this weekend with NCC and Carthage.  Want to hear your thoughts on the matchup.

I see Carthage taking 2 of 3 at minimum or sweeping in best case scenario. It is a good chance to find out if NCC is for real right now. Their Rose-Hulman series makes me think they are more pretender than contender, but today will help make that clearer.
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3676 on: April 09, 2011, 04:03:22 pm »
iwu beats wheaton 3-2 in first game

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3677 on: April 09, 2011, 04:20:29 pm »
Poppa whats your prediction this weekend with NCC and Carthage.  Want to hear your thoughts on the matchup.

I see Carthage taking 2 of 3 at minimum or sweeping in best case scenario. It is a good chance to find out if NCC is for real right now. Their Rose-Hulman series makes me think they are more pretender than contender, but today will help make that clearer.

I believe it's 4 games this weekend with a pair of games each day.  Carthage wins the first of the series 5-4 with a walk-off in the 9th.  http://athletics.carthage.edu/news/2011/4/9/Baseball_0409113100.aspx

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3678 on: April 09, 2011, 05:52:42 pm »
NPU took the first game of today's rain-delayed doubleheader in Decatur, beating Millikin, 9-0. Steve Kuligowski (5-1, 2.72) went the distance for North Park, scattering three hits without allowing a walk. He also struck out nine and pitched to only one batter above the minimum. No Big Blue player reached second base in the game.

The second game of the doubleheader will start shortly.

Poppa whats your prediction this weekend with NCC and Carthage.  Want to hear your thoughts on the matchup.

I see Carthage taking 2 of 3 at minimum or sweeping in best case scenario. It is a good chance to find out if NCC is for real right now. Their Rose-Hulman series makes me think they are more pretender than contender, but today will help make that clearer.

I believe it's 4 games this weekend with a pair of games each day.  Carthage wins the first of the series 5-4 with a walk-off in the 9th.  http://athletics.carthage.edu/news/2011/4/9/Baseball_0409113100.aspx

No, it's only a three-game series -- two today, one tomorrow.
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3679 on: April 09, 2011, 06:44:50 pm »
The CCIW already appears to be a five team race for the four playoff spots. Which of the bottom three teams is going to cost one of the top five teams a playoff spot?

Carthage 4-0
IWU 5-1
NCC 4-1
Augustana 4-1
North Park 3-2

---------------------------HUGE GAP-----------------------

Wheaton 0-5
Millikin 0-5
Elmhurst 0-5

Dunno about it costing anyone a playoff spot, but one of the three winless teams at the bottom just broke through. Wheaton topped Illinois Wesleyan in the nightcap of today's doubleheader, 7-5, to salvage a game in the three-game series.
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3680 on: April 09, 2011, 07:04:09 pm »
Poppa whats your prediction this weekend with NCC and Carthage.  Want to hear your thoughts on the matchup.

I see Carthage taking 2 of 3 at minimum or sweeping in best case scenario. It is a good chance to find out if NCC is for real right now. Their Rose-Hulman series makes me think they are more pretender than contender, but today will help make that clearer.

I believe it's 4 games this weekend with a pair of games each day.  Carthage wins the first of the series 5-4 with a walk-off in the 9th.  http://athletics.carthage.edu/news/2011/4/9/Baseball_0409113100.aspx

North Central came back to win the nightcap, 6-3.

Also, Augie held off Elmhurst in the first game of their doubleheader today in Rock Island, 3-2.

Update: Augie won the second game as well, 8-5.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2011, 09:19:41 pm by Gregory Sager »
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3681 on: April 09, 2011, 07:23:04 pm »
Greg, you're probably right, but I was going by what the Carthage website still says...

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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3682 on: April 09, 2011, 07:26:15 pm »
Greg, you're probably right, but I was going by what the Carthage website still says...

CCIW teams play three-game series against each other. The CCIW website indicates correctly that tomorrow's NCC vs. CC contest is a single game.
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3683 on: April 09, 2011, 08:31:48 pm »
North Park swept the doubleheader by cruising over Millikin, 9-1. Nick Soldano (4-0, 1.80) went the distance, giving up five hits and striking out nine without walking anybody. The Big Blue certainly didn't help its cause by committing seven errors that helped lead to five unearned runs.

The two teams will conclude their series tomorrow afternoon with a noon game in Decatur.
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3684 on: April 10, 2011, 04:25:09 pm »
NCC just scored three in the bottom of the 9th to tie it at 7-7. Unearned run as Carthage comitted an error to extend the inning.

Three great games on the weekened between these two teams.
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3685 on: April 10, 2011, 04:51:37 pm »
I get frustrated when Carthage misplays the ball, but who am I to talk?! I hold the NCAA record for most errors in a world series game (4) and in a single series (8). Just had one of those weeks and I have been trying to live it down ever since that moment in '94.
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3686 on: April 10, 2011, 05:17:35 pm »
Carthage wins 8 -7 in 10 innings. A defensive struggle with only 2 combined earned runs !!lol
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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3687 on: April 10, 2011, 05:20:56 pm »
You gotta give these guys credit. They seem to be pretty good at overcoming mistakes and coming out with the win. Big Lead Off Homer by Kyle Pusateri in the top of the 10th !!!


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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3688 on: April 10, 2011, 10:40:36 pm »
I get frustrated when Carthage misplays the ball, but who am I to talk?! I hold the NCAA record for most errors in a world series game (4) and in a single series (8). Just had one of those weeks and I have been trying to live it down ever since that moment in '94.


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Re: BB: CCIW: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Reply #3689 on: April 11, 2011, 01:29:24 pm »
I see my Cousin is leading the Augie Vikes with 5 wins.  Wow,  keep up the good work Michael J.   In years past I would have said why are you bruising my Alma Mater, but glad to see you ripping them up now.
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