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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2010, 09:41:08 pm »
Damn. Bullpens were one of my favorite spots to shoot from.

What are the first round matchups in Appleton this year?

#1 10 a.m. Auburn (N.Y.) Regional Champion vs. Whitewater (Wis.) Regional Champion
#2 1:15 p.m. Mansfield (Conn.) Regional Champion vs. McMinnville (Ore.) Regional Champion
#3 4:30 p.m. Marietta (Ohio) Regional Champion vs. Trenton (N.J.) Regional Champion
#4 7:45 p.m. Fayetteville (N.C.) Regional Champion vs. Moline (Ill.) Regional Champion

You can pencil in Heidelberg as the Marietta (Ohio) Regional Champ as they defeated Marietta 6-2 this afternoon.



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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2010, 12:13:12 am »
Damn. Bullpens were one of my favorite spots to shoot from.

What are the first round matchups in Appleton this year?

#1 10 a.m. Auburn (N.Y.) Regional Champion vs. Whitewater (Wis.) Regional Champion
#2 1:15 p.m. Mansfield (Conn.) Regional Champion vs. McMinnville (Ore.) Regional Champion
#3 4:30 p.m. Marietta (Ohio) Regional Champion vs. Trenton (N.J.) Regional Champion
#4 7:45 p.m. Fayetteville (N.C.) Regional Champion vs. Moline (Ill.) Regional Champion

How hard will it be for Linfield Head Coach (and former New York Yankee) Scott Brosius to get up for a game against UMass-Boston?   :D

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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2010, 07:10:26 am »
All-Tournament Team
Thomas More—Nick Zeiser, catcher
Adrian—Alex Cowart, outfield
Penn State-Behrend—Jonathan Gray, outfield; Ryan Zamiskie, pitcher
Marietta—Brian Gasser, pitcher; John Snyder, outfield; Casey Levens, utility
Heidelberg—Alex Monroe, outfield; Jason Lash, shortstop; Steve Decker, catcher; Andy Lowe, pitcher
Most Outstanding Player—Andy Lowe, Heidelberg

Congrats to the Berg on winning the Mid-East Regional. They will be a great representative team at the World Series.
Also, a tip of Gramp's hat to all of the ball players who made the All Tournament Team.


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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2010, 03:07:29 pm »
AVGs. for teams in Appleton...

Category   Avg. Rank   WS Avg.
Batting Average   70.78   0.35
Scoring   44.88   9.55
Runs   32.5   404.75
Hits   29   529.75
Doubles/Game   81   2.39
Doubles   54   101
Triples/Game   161.38   0.3
Triples    134.38   12.88
Hrs/Game   25.13   1.15
Hrs    19.5   48.5
Slugging   53.25   0.52
Sbs/Game   134.38   1.71
Sbs   114.13   71.88
Bbs   74.75   178.13
Bunts   172.75   18.88
HBP   69.38   60.38
Sfs   45.63   27.25
ERA   61.38   4.57
Ks/Game   54.5   7.53
HA/game   47.63   9.59
BBA/Game   122   3.87
Field%   60.5   0.96
Dps/Game   73.38   0.93
Dps   44.88   39.63


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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2010, 07:49:27 am »
AVGs. for teams in Appleton...

Category   Avg. Rank   WS Avg.
Batting Average   70.78   0.35
Scoring   44.88   9.55
Runs   32.5   404.75
Hits   29   529.75
Doubles/Game   81   2.39
Doubles   54   101
Triples/Game   161.38   0.3
Triples    134.38   12.88
Hrs/Game   25.13   1.15
Hrs    19.5   48.5
Slugging   53.25   0.52
Sbs/Game   134.38   1.71
Sbs   114.13   71.88
Bbs   74.75   178.13
Bunts   172.75   18.88
HBP   69.38   60.38
Sfs   45.63   27.25
ERA   61.38   4.57
Ks/Game   54.5   7.53
HA/game   47.63   9.59
BBA/Game   122   3.87
Field%   60.5   0.96
Dps/Game   73.38   0.93
Dps   44.88   39.63


Johnny-What does this mean? ???

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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2010, 10:05:47 am »
Anyone else think it's time to scrap the eight-team double elimination format?  D-III is the last division still using it.  I think it makes it disproportionately difficult to win out of the losers bracket.

I'd go with the Division II format of two four-team brackets with a single championship game.

http://www.ncaa.com/brackets/2010/ncaa_bracket_DII_baseball.html

Ideally, I think they should do what the Women's College World Series does and have the losers of Game 5 and Game 6 cross over to the other bracket. (ie, Game 5 loser goes to Game 10 and Game 6 loser goes to Game 9).  That would give a chance for two teams from the same bracket to meet in the championship game, which would be especially important if the brackets aren't seeded.

A single championship game might also increase the chances of being picked up for TV broadcast like on CBS College Sports.
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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2010, 10:12:59 am »
Anyone else think it's time to scrap the eight-team double elimination format?  D-III is the last division still using it.  I think it makes it really disproportionately difficult to win out of the losers bracket.

I'd go with the Division II format of two four-team brackets with a single championship game.

http://www.ncaa.com/brackets/2010/ncaa_bracket_DII_baseball.html

Ideally, I think they should do what the Women's College World Series does and have the losers of Game 5 and Game 6 cross over to the other bracket. (ie, Game 5 loser goes to Game 10 and Game 6 loser goes to Game 9).  That would give a chance for two teams from the same bracket to meet in the championship game, which would be especially important if the brackets aren't seeded.

A single championship game might also increase the chances of being picked up for TV broadcast like on CBS College Sports.

(P.S. I'm sure they've made a mistake on that D-II bracket. Central Mo. should be playing Georgia College and UC-San Diego should be advanced to Thursday.)

I've been pushing for this format for a couple years now. It is definitely superior.

People have pushed back because of the increased # of games teams may have to play. The max a team could play in the D I format is 7 games (best 2 of 3 championship in D I. But given the reverting back to the old format of the 8 team tournament (where the winner bracket's champion must play on day 4), team can easily play 6 games. We played six games in the 08 WS.

I really don't think the "# of games" concern is a legitimate beef with the D I/II format.

 I didn't overly like the 05-08 format, I dislike this new one even more for various reasons. The final 2 days is so messed up. I would choose to go to the two 4-team pod format
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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2010, 10:15:39 am »
I only count a maximum of 6 games for any one team in the D-II format.  Five if you win your bracket through the losers half, and one for the championship game.  I don't see any possibility of seven.

Six is the same maximum that exists now.

Actually the D-I maximum games is eight. (Five through the losers half of your bracket and three in the championship series.)  I wouldn't advocate for that, unless they'll let us play it over nine days like they do, but the D-II format would be the way to go.
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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2010, 11:23:49 am »
A walk is never as good as a hit!

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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2010, 12:36:08 pm »


Johnny-What does this mean? ???

Teams that made the World Series this year have an average batting average of .350, an average ERA of 4.57, etc. The rank column is the average rank of the teams in the category. So on average the teams in the WS rank 71st in batting average, 20th in Home Runs, etc. Some categories, like HRs, seem more important than I originally thought and others, like SBs, aren't as important. But on average (with about 350 teams in D3) all these teams are better than average at everything. For teams who didn't make it there, this might be a hint where they need to improve. (I wish I could align the columns better so its easier to read and used some other word besides average a million times)
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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2010, 04:07:20 pm »
"Hopkins has four players with more home runs than strikeouts.  These players are Brian Youchak, Dave Kahn, John Swarr, and Chris Huisman.  Only two other players competing in the College World Series can put this on their resume.  These players are Zach Boskovich from Linfield and Kevin Brashears from Shenandoah.  Entering the NCAA Tournament, the Blue Jays led the nation in hits (601), runs (492) and home runs (76).  The Blue Jays also have the best winning percentage in the nation (.907). The Blue Jays are second in batting average (.384), runs/game (11.4) and sacrifice flies (34).  Hopkins is ranked third in home runs/game (1.77) and slugging percentage (.613).  The pitching staff ranks fifth in the nation in hits allowed/nine innings (8.33)."

Let's go Hop!!

http://www.hopkinssports.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/052510aad.html
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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2010, 04:19:27 pm »
D3 CWS predictions??

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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2010, 04:41:28 pm »
D3 CWS predictions??

Day 1

Gm 1: UWSP over Cortland St.
Gm 2: Linfield over UMass-Boston
Gm 3: Hopkins over Heidelberg
Gm 4: Shenandoah over IWU

Day 2

Gm 5: Cortland St. over UMass-Boston
Gm 6: Heidelberg over IWU
Gm 7: Linfield over UWSP
Gm 8: Hopkins over Shenandoah

Day 3

Gm 9:   Heidelberg over UWSP
Gm 10: Shenandoah over Cortland St.
Gm 11: Hopkins over Linfield

Final 4 teams: Hopkins, Linfeild, Heidelberg, Shenandoah

...then it gets crazy.....

Final 2 teams: Hopkins vs. Linfield

Hopkins National Champs!!

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Re: 2010 World Series in Appleton...
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2010, 05:12:52 pm »
Call me a homer but,  I think the Berg is a team to win it all.  Hopkins'stats are very impressive and I am not familiar with the conference they play in. Hiede has been tested in the OAC and is playing their best BB when it counts.

I guess we will find out from the start since they have a first round match-up. Whom ever wins, I still see both teams standing in the end for the championship.

This is only my prediction. If everything went as on paper, sports would be no fun. Good luck to all teams in the CWS. Fight hard and realize your dream.