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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2008, 01:30:03 pm »
Time for some predictions

UST vs Knox--------UST
                                       UST vs Carthage---UST
UWW vs CSS-------CSS                                             UST vs UWO----UST
                                       CSS vs UWO--------UWO
Carthage vs UWO-UWO                                                                      UST vs UWW-----UST

Losers bracket
UWW vs Knox-----UWW

                           UWW vs CSS-----UWW

                                                        UWW vs UWO---UWW

Hopefully everyone can follow my bracket--in the end I think it will be St. Thomas

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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2008, 02:46:49 pm »
I dont see CSS getting past UWW. I think itll be between UST and UWW for who moves on.

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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2008, 03:02:35 pm »
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It's maybe comparing apples and volleyball, but the Whitewater women won the WIAC regular season and the WIAC tourney, were the No. 2 ranked team in the region and were still shipped to St. Thomas (the other regional was down the road in Kenosha). Even after that movement, two WIAC teams faced each other in the opening round.

IMO, Whitewater got a very lucky break going to St. Thomas, which was a very tough region but not as tough as Carthage was.

Which, with that being said, Whitewater was able to survive St. Thomas, and lose in the Championship game to Wash U. (who barely beat Oshkosh in the second round).

So if the end of this Baseball season is going to be anything like Volleyball, I guess you might like Point's chance of playing for a Championship. Is Point a strong enough team to make it that far? I don't know.

But the UWO regional is a classic example of whoever wins that region will be the most prepared to go the rest of the way and win it all.

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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2008, 03:18:54 pm »
But the UWO regional is a classic example of whoever wins that region will be the most prepared to go the rest of the way and win it all.

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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2008, 03:58:33 pm »
"Dude I was just talking about the seed thats all give it a rest, they are not as good as UWO or CSS."

The second part of that statement caught my attention. Have you seen all 3 teams play? If so then I guess you are qualified to make that statement.  Obviously all 3 teams are top tier, but to say Carthage isn't as good as those two teams after winning 20 something in a row last year and advancing to the WS, and winning 24 in a row this year, I just think that's not a very smart thing to guess or assume.  Momentum plays a huge part in baseball, and with seniors Krepline and Baitinger going down (Baitinger is now back playing with a brace on his wrist) that was a big blow to the the Redmen that took a while to adjust to.  You may very well be right that UWO and CSS  are better than Carthage, but I'd wait til this weekend to make that statement, especially basing it on the last 2 weeks of the season.

I apologize you are right I might be making assumptions, I havent seen Carthage play but have seen all the MIAC/WIAC/UMAC play...Big win streaks are nice, but when there isnt much competitiion in those games its not as impressive (Take Hawaii in football). I hope Carthage beats Oshkosh (sorry Oshdude) so I hope they are as good as you say they are
Don't be. If anything, your hope is based in logic. Carthage is the favorite with Husing on the mound. If Rubens were to start, that would be different. But I think Demmin starts tomorrow with Rube in perpetual relief. UWO needs Ryno to gut one out and go deep. If he throws, that is.

If you're in WI, I'm sure it's windy where you are today. Wunderground says it will be windy tomorrow, too. If my compass is correct, the predicted NW midday winds will blow toward the RF gap or straight-away CF. *Gulp* (Again, IF my compass is correct, and I'm no geography major). Decent chance of rain on Friday and Saturday, according to Wunderground.

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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2008, 05:31:00 pm »
OshDude,
I was hoping you would be able to enlighten me on the dimensions of EJ Schneider field such as dimensions of the ballpark (I didnt see it on the regional website). Sounds like a great place, wish I could make it to watch.

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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2008, 05:36:48 pm »
OshDude,
I was hoping you would be able to enlighten me on the dimensions of EJ Schneider field such as dimensions of the ballpark (I didnt see it on the regional website). Sounds like a great place, wish I could make it to watch.
I wrote a bit about it here.

http://www.d3boards.com/index.php?topic=4399.2295

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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2008, 05:46:50 pm »
Potential audio links. The only one I'm 99% positive will be there is CSS. Worth a shot anyway. Add to it if you have other potential audio options. I'm assuming everyone knows live stats are available from the regional site.

CSS: http://www.csssaints.com/Sports/gen/2007/Webcast.asp
UWO: http://www.1490wosh.com/
WW: http://www.uwwsports.com/sports/gen/2007/followthewarhawks_09202007.asp
UWO (student): http://www.uwosh.edu/wrst/index.php
WW (student): http://www.wsuw.org/

Mr. Downtown could confirm or deny the UWO student one.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2008, 05:59:15 pm by OshDude »

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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2008, 06:47:59 pm »
Potential audio links. The only one I'm 99% positive will be there is CSS. Worth a shot anyway. Add to it if you have other potential audio options. I'm assuming everyone knows live stats are available from the regional site.

CSS: http://www.csssaints.com/Sports/gen/2007/Webcast.asp
UWO: http://www.1490wosh.com/
WW: http://www.uwwsports.com/sports/gen/2007/followthewarhawks_09202007.asp
UWO (student): http://www.uwosh.edu/wrst/index.php
WW (student): http://www.wsuw.org/

Mr. Downtown could confirm or deny the UWO student one.

CSS will be there.  Can always find them through the link below and click listen live before game time, they usually do a pre-game show. This is a just a quicker way to get to it, Oshdudes link will get you there also

http://www.fan560.com/main.php

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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2008, 06:54:01 pm »
I am planning on being a horrible teacher tomorrow and listening to the games in my classroom while my students work. I have even converted a few west coast Chapman siblings into Carthage fans! Teaching and coaching in the middle of Chapman territory (8 miles from the campus) makes it tough to hear about any other d3 program in the nation. I have no idea of what i would do without this site!
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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2008, 06:54:50 pm »
I dont see CSS getting past UWW. I think itll be between UST and UWW for who moves on.

Yea I agree thats why I have both those teams playing each other. I think CSS might get past them with Burg and they play solid defense. Burg has been perfect this year with solid wins over UWO, UST, Alvernia.

Its going to be some good baseball though
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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2008, 07:44:41 pm »
I would agree, along with two of the last three years CSS has beaten very talented Point teams in the first round.

I would assume CSS would start Burg also and then have Kummet in the pen if they need him for the first day.
Do you think UWW will start Dott, for the lefty matchups of CSS hitters, or Dominick as they did to start the WIAC tourney?

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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2008, 08:04:41 pm »
I would agree, along with two of the last three years CSS has beaten very talented Point teams in the first round.

I would assume CSS would start Burg also and then have Kummet in the pen if they need him for the first day.
Do you think UWW will start Dott, for the lefty matchups of CSS hitters, or Dominick as they did to start the WIAC tourney?

CSS-I would be shocked if Burg didnt start. Kummet out of the pen for maybe an inning or 2. They need Kummet in their next game. Burg is pretty efficient and throws with ease so expect him to go 9.

UWW- I think the smart move is to go with Dott to face CSSs 5 lefties

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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2008, 09:02:21 pm »
Has anyone else had the thought of Oshkosh-Point in the World Series final with a bench clearing brawl ?  Then Point wins the title goes immediately to Hooter's to pick up some chicks and party at the Paper Valley Hotel.  I don't care what happens as long as Point makes the World Series.

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Re: BB: Oshkosh WI Regional
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2008, 10:47:35 am »
St. Thomas is indeed going with Fahey to start against Knox....  Knox will counter with Davis however instead of Ball.
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