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BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« on: April 29, 2012, 07:07:38 pm »
The 2012 Central Regional will be held at the USA Baseball Stadium in Millington TN, hosted by Rhodes College.

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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 02:29:50 am »
I have copied this post from the Midwest Regional Board...



I think it will be an eight-team regional this year.
Gonna go out onto the limb here...

Let's look at the concentration of teams which the NCAA needs to send to regionals by bus and not fly, I think that the NCAA puts the 6-team regionals at:

West  -- McMinnville --  with room for two (non-West Region) teams from the Central Time Zone to be flown to Oregon, especially if the West only has one Pool C bid.
Central -- Memphis --  BSC moves into this region and Pool B Wash U. plus SLIAC, CCIW and IIAC and a Pool C.
South -- CNU      --   Southernmost of the regionals in the Eastern time zone (CAC, ODAC, USASouth).
Midwest -- Prucha  -- I have trouble finding 8, especially with 2 apparent vacancies in the West, even moving the Midwest Conference into Prucha.
All IIAC teams and most CCIW teams would require a flight to Millington.
Thanks.

1) BSC
2) SLIAC
3) Wash U as a Pool B/C.

Who are #4- #6 in that bracket?

CCIW -- IWU is 453 miles from Rhodes. Augustana is 549 miles.

HCAC -- Rose-Hulman is 402 miles. Anderson is 514 (508 by google maps to Millington). Franklin is 471 miles.
Pres AC -- Thomas More, currently 2nd on the Pres AC is 469 miles.
IIAC -- Central is 579 miles from Rhodes. Coe is 557 miles. Luther is 666 miles.
NCAC -- DePauw, currently 2nd in the NCAC,  is 437 miles.

There may be a plane flight to Millington, regardless!  I think that Millington may get filled first if there are only 6 bus rides.


I am using NCAA Travel Distance to Rhodes as the proxy.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2012, 02:36:19 am by Ralph Turner »

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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 06:06:43 pm »
I have copied this post from the Midwest Regional Board...



I think it will be an eight-team regional this year.
Gonna go out onto the limb here...

Let's look at the concentration of teams which the NCAA needs to send to regionals by bus and not fly, I think that the NCAA puts the 6-team regionals at:

West  -- McMinnville --  with room for two (non-West Region) teams from the Central Time Zone to be flown to Oregon, especially if the West only has one Pool C bid.
Central -- Memphis --  BSC moves into this region and Pool B Wash U. plus SLIAC, CCIW and IIAC and a Pool C.
South -- CNU      --   Southernmost of the regionals in the Eastern time zone (CAC, ODAC, USASouth).
Midwest -- Prucha  -- I have trouble finding 8, especially with 2 apparent vacancies in the West, even moving the Midwest Conference into Prucha.
All IIAC teams and most CCIW teams would require a flight to Millington.
Thanks.

1) BSC
2) SLIAC
3) Wash U as a Pool B/C.

Who are #4- #6 in that bracket?

CCIW -- IWU is 453 miles from Rhodes. Augustana is 549 miles.

NPU is 535 miles.
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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 09:57:02 am »
My projected Central regional:
1. WashU
2. Birmingham Southern
3. North Park
4. Chicago
5. IWU??
6. Webster

Coe and St. Norbert move to the Midwest regional.
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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 06:07:53 pm »
My projected Central regional:
1. WashU
2. Birmingham Southern
3. North Park
4. Chicago
5. IWU??
6. Webster

Coe and St. Norbert move to the Midwest regional.

I don't think Coe goes to Whitewater.  With St. John's just beating St. Thomas, I think that will help keep Coe in the "Central" region.

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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 03:33:11 am »
NCAA playoff field released

North Park will go to the Midwest Regional (Whitewater), along with Aurora and Concordia-Chicago.  Illinois Wesleyan will go the the Central (Millington, TN) also with Wash U and Webster.  Coe travels to Linfield in the West.

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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 07:23:33 am »
My projected Central regional:
1. WashU
2. Birmingham Southern
3. North Park
4. Chicago
5. IWU??
6. Webster

Coe and St. Norbert move to the Midwest regional.

Any thoughts on why Chicago didn't get a bid?  They had a higher regional ranking than IWU.

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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 08:11:23 am »
My projected Central regional:
1. WashU
2. Birmingham Southern
3. North Park
4. Chicago
5. IWU??
6. Webster

Coe and St. Norbert move to the Midwest regional.

Any thoughts on why Chicago didn't get a bid?  They had a higher regional ranking than IWU...
...until IWU played a more regionally ranked teams, played more in-region games and improved their SOS in the CCIW tournament.

But, that is my knee-jerk first response before analyzing the data more carefully.

The NCAA has not released the final regional ranking, yet and if they will.

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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 09:27:01 am »
My projected Central regional:
1. WashU
2. Birmingham Southern
3. North Park
4. Chicago
5. IWU??
6. Webster

Coe and St. Norbert move to the Midwest regional.

Any thoughts on why Chicago didn't get a bid?  They had a higher regional ranking than IWU...
...until IWU played a more regionally ranked teams, played more in-region games and improved their SOS in the CCIW tournament.

But, that is my knee-jerk first response before analyzing the data more carefully.

The NCAA has not released the final regional ranking, yet and if they will.
Official word is they will release the final rankings.

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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2012, 09:36:24 am »
I can only imagine the debate once they do:)
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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2012, 11:21:17 am »
For me, the key for IWU will be survival.  When looking at their pitching staff, they do not have one guy who is an Ace.  That normally makes it difficult in the first couple of games of a Regional tournament. Therefore, it will be important, as this team is pretty talented offensively, to survive to get into a 3rd game and beyond.  The difference between the pitcher they will throw in the first game and the 3rd or 4th is pretty minimal.

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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2012, 12:43:50 pm »
Congratulations to Depauw for making the Tourney and getting shipped to Millington, for the Central regional.

Record against teams in their Regional:

Wash U. 3-1 (Three of these wins came early in the season in February, The loss come late in the season right before facing their nemesis, Wabash, and right before the NCAC tournament.)
Manchester 1-1 (This series were played in March) Edited Manchester is in the Mideast regional
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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2012, 01:01:13 pm »
Record vs other Central Region opponents:

#1 Birmingham-Southern (.500): 1-1 vs Emory
#2 WashU (.333):  3-6 (1-3 vs Depauw, 1-1 vs Emory, 1-1 vs Webster, 0-1 vs IWU)
#3 DePauw (.750): 1-3 vs WashU
#4 Emory (.500): (2-2) 1-1 vs Birmingham-Southern, 1-1 vs WashU,
#5 Webster (.500)r: 1-1 vs WashU
#6 IWU(1.000): 1-0 vs WashU
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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2012, 01:46:03 pm »
IWU and BSC are tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 3rd.  Joe Sweeney gets the start for the Titans.

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Re: BB: Regionals (Central) USA Stadium Millington TN (Rhodes)
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2012, 02:21:03 pm »
IWU takes a 2-1 lead in the top of the 5th and BSC comes rigth back in the bottom and ties it up on a HR by Maxwell.

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