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Moderator's note:  Here are the merged message boards from the Central Regionals for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Here is the message board for postings related to the 2008 Rock Island IL Regional.
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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008, 09:33:12 am »
Kudos to the committee for swapping UW-Stevens Point with Carthage so that we don't have regionals with three CCIW teams or three WIAC teams.

I like seeing as many conferences represented at a regional as possible.
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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 06:49:24 pm »
Seeing as IL Wes has always had NAthCon's number, that's who I'm pulling for in this regional.

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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 06:56:48 pm »
I hate to say it (I hope coach Augie Schmidt forgives me), but go IWU. It will be nice to see a CCIW team in Appleton. Hopefully, Carthage can join them there. I cannot even imagine what will happen if they actually meet in the first round.
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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 07:19:14 pm »
I hate to say it (I hope coach Augie Schmidt forgives me), but go IWU. It will be nice to see a CCIW team in Appleton. Hopefully, Carthage can join them there. I cannot even imagine what will happen if they actually meet in the first round.

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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 10:14:22 pm »
Just a little preview of the Central Regional teams

Seed        Team                Record       AVG      OBP      SLG      ERA    OAVG   Run Diff/Game

  1     Illinois Wesleyan         33-9        .335     .411     .491      4.46     .263        +2.1 
  2     UW-Stevens Point      28-14      .331     .433     .544       4.11     .263        +2.7
  3     Augustana                32-11      .352     .434     .545       4.84     .284        +1.4
  4     Wartburg                  26-13      .310                            4.09     .250        +2.2
  5     Linfield                     30-10      .307      .396     .464      2.93    .230        +2.5
  6     Webster                   28-13      .347     .441     .543       4.69     .265        +2.1

Note: Wartburg's stats had no OBP or SLG but they had a normal amount of walks and hit for little power.

Top Pitchers (no order)

Kulavic (IWU)            6-0  1.63 ERA  55.1 IP   56/9  K/BB
Aronson (IWU)          7-0  3.38 ERA  72.0 IP  68/16  K/BB
Thrun (UWSP)           5-3  2.96 ERA  67.0 IP  45/16  K/BB
Nix (UWSP)               8-3  4.97 ERA  58.0 IP  45/29  K/BB
Pagano (Augie)         4-1  3.59 ERA  62.2 IP  53/20  K/BB
Saeugling(W'burg)     5-0  1.83 ERA  44.1 IP  32/12  K/BB
Linfield Top 4 (Clark, McCulley, Dorn, Larson)  28-8  2.59-3.38 ERAs
Hilliard(Webster)       5-1  2.91 ERA  46.1 IP  40/12  K/BB
Meuller(Webster)      8-0  3.36 ERA  59.0 IP  38/27  K/BB

Top Hitters (no order)

Angel (IWU)             .356/.459/.644   11 HR  66 RBI
Ladd (IWU)              .393/.447/.518     1 HR  41 RBI   
Coe (UWSP)             .421/.534/.814   15 HR  56 RBI
Wagle (Augie)          .426/.485/.739   10 HR  59 RBI
Blakeley (Augie)       .390/.452/.554   25 SB  35 RBI
Saeugling(W'burg)    .366                    3 HR  31 RBI
Martijn(W'burg)        .395                    6 HR  26 RBI
Van Cleave(Linfield)  .367/.438/.594     4 HR  38 RBI
Fuiten(Webster)       .451/.564/.782   12 HR  52 RBI
Raetzloff(Webster)   .390/.495/.786   11 HR  42 RBI


To me, this seems to be a very competitive regional.  I think any of the top 5 can win it but I definitely wouldn't put it past Webster to pull an upset or two.  IWU has a great pitching duo that could put them in a great position after two games.  What really stands out to me were the stats on the top 4 Linfield starting pitchers.  Without knowing the strengths of all the schedules it's hard to completely compare these numbers but I just though they'd be interesting to look at and give us all a few names to keep an eye on while following the games.

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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 10:56:37 pm »
Great post with some good info augie_superfan.

I will predict that Augustana's bats will return to HOT as they were before the CCIW tournament.  I will also say that there will be atleast two Augustana Pitchers (that are not on the list you provided) that will have a impact on what happens in the next several days...Erickson & Engle. 

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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 10:40:37 am »
Linfield is coached by former Yankee 3rd baseman Scott Brosius.

I think the biggest problem with this team doing anything is that their hitters haven't faced real game situations since April 28th.  They've been off for just over two weeks.  It's kind of tough to play 2 and 3 times a week and then take a break like that and have to bring your "A" game right away.

I do like their pitching staff though.  They could surprise.

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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008, 01:39:06 pm »
no live stats for this regional?

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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008, 02:08:26 pm »
I've been looking for awhile and can't find any either.  I really thought Augustana would have them.

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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2008, 02:19:16 pm »
Someone needs to get a hold of Dave Wrath (sp?) and get him on board here!

OR


We need an on-site poster with internet access to give us some scoring updates!

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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2008, 02:50:11 pm »
This just sucks!  How can a school be awarded a regional tournament and have no live stats???  From what I can tell, this is the only D3 regional without live updates.  Shame on Augustana for not providing the service, and shame on the NCAA for not requiring this from the host school.  If the link is out there, please someone let us know (and then I'll apologize to Augustana for ripping on them).

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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2008, 03:09:21 pm »
I agree with everyone else, I really thought Augie would come through with some sort of a feed (if nothing more than score updates through D3baseball.com). 

They have the capabilities to do it on-site and should have even resorted to "renting" IWU's system if they had no other options.

It is going to be a long night tonight if I have to wait until the game is over around 10:30 to get the first update!

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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2008, 03:18:05 pm »
augie28,

Shouldn't you be working right now anyways?

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Re: BB: Rock Island IL Regional
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2008, 03:29:47 pm »
I can't find any...that is very disappointing.
While it is disappointing, I think embarassing would be an even better choice of words......   >:(
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