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Re: BB: E8: Empire 8
« Reply #930 on: May 13, 2017, 11:54:36 am »
Ithaca advances to the E8 title game, while St. John Fisher and Stevens battle it out to see who has to beat the Bombers twice tomorrow.

Boy, what a surprising opener by Fisher. Poldomani is Stevens' ace, I get it, but a 7-3 loss with the three runs coming in the 9th is a stunner. And for a team that relies heavily on three starters to have to burn that third one in a losers' bracket game is tough, especially because pitching depth is usually a key advantage when facing the Bombers. Ithaca also got a complete game from their starter today, so that helps, but I have no clue if Ithaca has the arms to pull this off

Fisher did the same thing in last year's tournament. They dropped an egg against Utica in game one before winning 3 straight to push IC to an elimination game. Eventually losing to IC in the final game. The difference was last year's team had one more quality starter for the first game against IC. I guess the real question is, has Fisher done enough, if they do lose today, to get an at large?

The Bombers get six runs in the second inning thanks to four Fisher errors and a bases loaded triple. Bombers trying to hang on. 6-2 in the 7th

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Re: BB: E8: Empire 8
« Reply #931 on: May 15, 2017, 08:45:06 am »
Ithaca hangs on and gets the E8 autobid with a 10-6 win. The early errors by Fisher killed them, leading to four unearned runs. But the Bombers also racked up 10 hits and drew 8 walks, and got six quality innings from Andrew Bailey, as Fisher's bats once again take way too long to get going. The Cardinals briefly made it interesting by getting it to 6-4, but a 4 run 7th from the Bombers is too much to overcome

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Re: BB: E8: Empire 8
« Reply #932 on: September 30, 2017, 08:35:39 pm »
I see Tim Locastro was just called up to the Dodgers yesterday.  Obviously not a post-season roster guy but another D3 guy in the bigs is great to see.

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Re: BB: E8: Empire 8
« Reply #933 on: October 02, 2017, 10:43:00 am »
Locastro got in 3 games with an AB and SB.  Not bad for a very late callup

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Re: BB: E8: Empire 8
« Reply #934 on: April 02, 2018, 10:44:05 pm »
Does anyone know why Jim Dawson has not been pitching for Fisher this year? He is listed on the roster, but has yet to pitch.
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Re: BB: E8: Empire 8
« Reply #935 on: April 03, 2018, 09:21:57 am »
Does anyone know why Jim Dawson has not been pitching for Fisher this year? He is listed on the roster, but has yet to pitch.

Could be for any number of reasons. Think Fisher has been decent enough without him so far using two freshmen along with Brophy in the starting rotation. That said, if Fisher has both Dawson & Brophy dealing, they're a solid favorite to get back to Appleton and do damage. Without... still a very good team but maybe a bit lower of a ceiling. I should preface that by saying I still think they very much go to NCAA's but it's hard to get deep into the tournament without great starting pitching depth. In terms of the player, yes, he is on the roster, and he is also mentioned in the school's season preview that was released in February so who knows.

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Re: BB: E8: Empire 8
« Reply #936 on: April 03, 2018, 11:41:14 am »
If you look at the numbers at the end of the year last season...he struggled towards end and velo was down.  I think he may have been hurt.  I don't believe he pitched in summer as well.  Lot of wins to replace, but, after looking at the schedule they played so far, it seems the youngsters are holding their own.

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Re: BB: E8: Empire 8
« Reply #937 on: April 30, 2018, 02:37:19 pm »
Empire 8 tournament begins next Thursday, and should be an interesting one with it hosted at Stevens and their unique field dimensions.

There could be some great pitching matchups...
Ruegger Poidomani DiPasquale - Stevens
Brophy Geissel (maybe Chambers) - St. John Fisher
Binder Morello - Ithaca
Cavalieri - Houghton


#4 Houghton at #1 Stevens - Thurs. 5/10 11am
#3 Ithaca at #2 St. John Fisher - Thurs. 5/10 2:30pm