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Offline Jack Parkman

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 03:50:50 pm »
Friday's opening day games

Bracket A           

Oswego State vs Texas Tyler
Misericordia vs. Randolph-Macon

Bracket B           

Concordia-Chicago vs. Swarthmore
Wooster vs Texas Lutheran
Just out of curiosity, would these match-ups be the same regardless of who won each of the 8 Regionals or might they be different had Webster or Whitewater won the Central for example?

Likely different, but possible just slightly.  The bracket isn't made until all teams have clinched, which is much better than in years past when the times/match ups were pre-determined.  I remember playing in the WS in Virginia and playing the 9am game on day 1. Making a West Coast team play at 9am was brutal, although we did smoke Cortland so it didn't hurt us too bad.

Was that in '95?

Nope, '99

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 10:23:02 pm »
It appears that they've moved Friday's game times up an hour.

http://www.uwoshkoshtitans.com/NCAABaseballChampionship/Index

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 11:34:03 pm »
It appears that they've moved Friday's game times up an hour.

http://www.uwoshkoshtitans.com/NCAABaseballChampionship/Index

NCAA has them posted as EST, Oshkosh has them posted as local (CST).

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 11:50:35 pm »
I ran the Fielding Averages for the 8 teams and here is the "inverse" of the Fielding Averages

Team                    Chances                 Errors             FA           Chances per Error


Wooster                   1852                    41                .978             45.2 : 1

Randy Mac                1614                   44                .973             36.7 : 1

UT-Tyler                   1949                    69                .965             28.2  :  1

Concordia-Chicago     1965                   71                 .964             27.7  :  1

Swarthmore              1781                   65                 .964             27.4   :  1

TLU                          1729                   66                  .962            26.2  :   1

Misericordia               1826                   72                  .961            25.4  :   1

Oswego                     1580                   87                 .945             18.2  :   1 

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #19 on: Today at 09:20:34 am »
Per Oshkosh website...

"Pool A #1 Seed (1st Overall) Randolph-Macon College (Va.)
Pool A #2 Seed (4th Overall) State University of New York at Oswego
Pool A #3 Seed (5th Overall) University of Texas at Tyler
Pool A #4 Seed (8th Overall) Misericordia University (Pa.)

Pool B #1 Seed (2nd Overall) Concordia University Chicago (Ill.)
Pool B #2 Seed (3rd Overall) The College of Wooster (Ohio)
Pool B #3 Seed (6th Overall) Texas Lutheran University
Pool B #4 Seed (7th Overall) Swarthmore College (Pa.)"

CUC is the #2 overall seed?  How can that be right?  Am I totally off-base in thinking this?

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #20 on: Today at 09:32:06 am »
Per Oshkosh website...

"Pool A #1 Seed (1st Overall) Randolph-Macon College (Va.)
Pool A #2 Seed (4th Overall) State University of New York at Oswego
Pool A #3 Seed (5th Overall) University of Texas at Tyler
Pool A #4 Seed (8th Overall) Misericordia University (Pa.)

Pool B #1 Seed (2nd Overall) Concordia University Chicago (Ill.)
Pool B #2 Seed (3rd Overall) The College of Wooster (Ohio)
Pool B #3 Seed (6th Overall) Texas Lutheran University
Pool B #4 Seed (7th Overall) Swarthmore College (Pa.)"

CUC is the #2 overall seed?  How can that be right?  Am I totally off-base in thinking this?
Thank you for your comment.

Can you elaborate on why you think that CUC should not be the #2 seed? Either higher or lower?

I thought that the Fielding Averages were instructive when considering the seeding, over and beyond season record.

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #21 on: Today at 09:44:23 am »
Per Oshkosh website...

"Pool A #1 Seed (1st Overall) Randolph-Macon College (Va.)
Pool A #2 Seed (4th Overall) State University of New York at Oswego
Pool A #3 Seed (5th Overall) University of Texas at Tyler
Pool A #4 Seed (8th Overall) Misericordia University (Pa.)

Pool B #1 Seed (2nd Overall) Concordia University Chicago (Ill.)
Pool B #2 Seed (3rd Overall) The College of Wooster (Ohio)
Pool B #3 Seed (6th Overall) Texas Lutheran University
Pool B #4 Seed (7th Overall) Swarthmore College (Pa.)"

CUC is the #2 overall seed?  How can that be right?  Am I totally off-base in thinking this?
Thank you for your comment.

Can you elaborate on why you think that CUC should not be the #2 seed? Either higher or lower?

I thought that the Fielding Averages were instructive when considering the seeding, over and beyond season record.

Wooster has 40 wins, plays in a tougher conference than CUC, and swept through their region, so I would have thought they would have gotten the #2 seed behind R-Macon.

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #22 on: Today at 10:07:53 am »
Per Oshkosh website...

"Pool A #1 Seed (1st Overall) Randolph-Macon College (Va.)
Pool A #2 Seed (4th Overall) State University of New York at Oswego
Pool A #3 Seed (5th Overall) University of Texas at Tyler
Pool A #4 Seed (8th Overall) Misericordia University (Pa.)

Pool B #1 Seed (2nd Overall) Concordia University Chicago (Ill.)
Pool B #2 Seed (3rd Overall) The College of Wooster (Ohio)
Pool B #3 Seed (6th Overall) Texas Lutheran University
Pool B #4 Seed (7th Overall) Swarthmore College (Pa.)"

CUC is the #2 overall seed?  How can that be right?  Am I totally off-base in thinking this?
Thank you for your comment.

Can you elaborate on why you think that CUC should not be the #2 seed? Either higher or lower?

I thought that the Fielding Averages were instructive when considering the seeding, over and beyond season record.

Wooster has 40 wins, plays in a tougher conference than CUC, and swept through their region, so I would have thought they would have gotten the #2 seed behind R-Macon.
Thanks. (I wondered whom you thought should be higher seed in the other bracket.)  My impression of Fielding Average is that it shows how a team does or does not "beat itself".  IMHO, at this level, every team has offense and pitching (of its choosing), but Fielding is the variable when one comes to tight games.