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2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« on: May 18, 2017, 08:49:03 am »
Thursday, May 18   
10 a.m.   Game 1 - St. Scholastica (32-8) vs. UW-La Crosse (28-17)
1:15 p.m.   Game 2 - UW-Whitewater (35-7) vs. St. Norbert (30-11)
4:30 p.m.   Game 3 - Adrian (33-11) vs. St. Thomas (26-16)
7:45 p.m.   Game 4 - Concordia Chicago (29-11) vs. Macalester (26-15)

Edit -- Only link you need: http://www.d3baseball.com/playoffs/2017/previews/midwest-regional-playoff-preview :)

So is it 10:00 yet?!?!?!?   ;D
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 10:52:13 am »
It will be Rindal vs Boushley in the opener.... 

Rindal did not pitch in the DH against La Crosse in the regular season, while St. Scholastica tagged Boushley for five runs in seven innings of a 6-5 12-inning victory for the Saints.  It was arguably Boushley's worst start of the season, as he didn't give up more than four runs in any other start.
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 11:34:30 am »
St. Scholastica loads the bases in the second on a single, hit batter and a walk, however Boushley gets back-to-back strikeouts to get out of the jam and keep it a scoreless game as they head to the third inning.
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 11:48:40 am »
It appears La Crosse has chosen to be ultra-aggressive when they get base-runners against St. Scholastica, as they have already stolen three bases in four attempts through three innings.  (La Crosse was 6 for 6 in stolen base attempts in the regular season DH against the Saints earlier this year.)  The three out of four number is practically equal to La Crosse's 69/91 stolen base success rate AND St. Scholastica's 13/52 stolen base prevention number from the regular season.

Thanks to one of those stolen bases, and a error by the catcher on a pick-off attempt, the Eagles had taken a 1-0 lead, however St. Scholastica SS Tyler Duex answered with a solo HR in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game up again, 1-1....

EDIT-Make that three out of five on stolen base attempts, as La Crosse has a runner thrown out trying to steal second base in the Top of the 4th inning.  Eric Pearson hits a two out solo HR in the Bottom of the 4th inning to give St. Scholastica a 2-1 lead after four complete innings.
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 12:09:00 pm »
Pearson (a freshman) hits a solo in the bottom of 4 to make it 2-1 CSS. Looks like this will be a close one. I'm guessing this will be coming down to which team executes out of the bullpen.

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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 12:14:31 pm »
Pearson (a freshman) hits a solo in the bottom of 4 to make it 2-1 CSS. Looks like this will be a close one. I'm guessing this will be coming down to which team executes out of the bullpen.

As it should be.
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 12:22:27 pm »
Pearson (a freshman) hits a solo in the bottom of 4 to make it 2-1 CSS. Looks like this will be a close one. I'm guessing this will be coming down to which team executes out of the bullpen.
As it should be.
Maybe for CSS, but I'd be willing to wager Boushley will stay on the mound for La Crosse until the game is decided one way or the other...
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 12:29:37 pm »
After seeing a second runner gunned down trying to steal in the 4th inning, La Crosse changes their approach and has their #3 hitter lay down a sacrifice bunt with nobody out in the 6th inning.  After a single, a fielding error,  and a squeeze bunt, La Crosse takes the lead, 3-2.  Still only one out in the 6th inning.
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 12:35:21 pm »
St. Scholastica goes to their best relief pitcher, Gonrowski, with the bases loaded and one out following another infield error....  Gonrowski enters the game with a 0.29 ERA and .150 batting average against in 31 innings of work.

Roethle greets Gonrowski with an RBI single, and following a strikeout of Schmitt, a Zyhowski two-run single and Heili RBI single have chased Gonrowski as Thompson is now on in relief as La Crosse has blown things open and made it 7-2.
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 01:43:56 pm »
Other than the pair of solo HR's, Boushley was about as dominant as it gets, allowing just one other hit as La Crosse wins going away 11-2. 

St. Scholastica had a chance to get to Boushley in the second inning, but squandered a bases-loaded one out scoring opportunity.  From that point forward, Boushley retired 19 out of the next 22 hitters (the two solo HR's and Boushley error on bunt) and St. Scholastica never mounted another scoring threat.  It's the exact type of performance you would expect from an All American in the postseason!!!

La Crosse moves on and will face the winner of Whitewater vs St. Norbert, while St. Scholastica will get the loser.
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 02:35:57 pm »
McMahon vs WIAC Pitcher of the Year Heath Renz in Game #2...

Interesting that St. Norbert had the Midwest Conference-North Division Pitcher of the Year (Malkowski) yet chose not to start him....
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2017, 03:25:13 pm »
St. Norbert leads off game with back-to-back singles, however Renz retires the next three hitters to squash the threat.  Whitewater wastes little time putting up a crooked number, as three of the first four Warhawks to bat double as they take an early 3-0 lead at the end of one inning.

After trading scoreless second innings, St. Norbert pushes across an unearned run in the third inning to chip away at Whitewater's lead and make it 3-1 after three complete innings.
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2017, 03:36:23 pm »
A solo HR from St. Norbert catcher Robbie Dombrowski in the fourth inning cuts Whitewater's lead to 3-2 after four complete innings....
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2017, 03:40:27 pm »
Renz with his shortest start of the season, as Whitewater goes to the bullpen and brings on Wuethrich in relief to start the 5th inning...

Wuethrich retires St. Norbert in order, 1-2-3 which included a pair of strikeouts, and then Whitewater pushes across a run with two outs to extend their lead to 4-2.
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Re: 2017 Midwest Regional (Whitewater, WI)
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2017, 04:45:32 pm »
St. Norbert strands a runner in the sixth inning after getting him to third with just one out, as Wuethrich strikes out both Dombrowski and Grant to end the threat.

Outside of that, neither team has put a runner on third with less than two outs in the 7th or 8th innings...

Headed to the 9th inning, Whitewater still leads 4-2....
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