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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2018, 05:20:33 pm »
Randy Mac went 1 for 16 with runners in scoring position.

Misericordia 4, Randy Mac 2

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2018, 07:45:58 pm »
Just now, in the background of the NCAA broadcast, I heard a voice talk about Tarpcon 4.

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2018, 12:33:36 am »
TLU 7
Wooster 0

I've gotta say. A 4 hit shut out against a team that hits like that is probably the most impressive thing I've seen on the mound in a long time in D3. Not to mention your best hitter goes hitless and you still score 7 runs.

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2018, 12:42:02 am »
Congratulations to the winners on day one!

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2018, 07:05:30 am »
Three of the four "home" (higher seeded) teams lost in the first round. 

Can we say that D-3 is balanced?

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2018, 05:33:33 pm »
Tyler wins again 7-3 and is in the lower bracket finals! This is a team that was a 4th seed the ASC conference tournament. They thought their season was over when they lost  to Concordia Texas in the conference tournament. Received a Pool C bid to the Central and have made the most of their second life.

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2018, 11:24:52 pm »
Three of the four "home" (higher seeded) teams lost in the first round. 

Can we say that D-3 is balanced?
Just as readily as we could say there were seeding flaws.  It is plausible to consider that the 2 West Region teams were under seeded.
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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2018, 12:26:10 am »
Six teams left:

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2018, 10:28:19 am »
Not much talk in here about the WS but it's obvious that UT Tyler and Concordia are sitting pretty.  Some of my thoughts...

- What a disappointing showing by Wooster.  Coming into the WS they had a .353 team BA and they could only muster 5 runs on 13 hits over their 2 games.
- Another 0-2 for Oswego but they lost to 2 very good teams.
- It seems there is a lot more power in this years field than last year.  It also seems like the pitching and defense has been lackluster.
- Tyler reminds me of last years Cal Lu team....hot at the right time and doing the little things to get the job done.
- Great weather
- It's the University of Texas at Tyler, not Tyler-Texas as the play by play guys keep calling them.

I would be shocked if both pods weren't wrapped up tonight.  Maybe one day the field will allow for more rest.  I know it's D3 and the money is short, but it really sucks that they try and get this tournament wrapped up as quick as possible. 

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2018, 10:54:22 am »
TLU's starter Dylan Drgac may have had his worst outing of the year. His previous loss was to UTT, when he gave up 3 runs in 6 innings in the 11-4 loss. The score was 3-0 when he left.

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2018, 02:37:30 am »
Long day!  Two if necessary games coming on Monday.

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2018, 09:38:04 am »
Not much talk in here about the WS but it's obvious that UT Tyler and Concordia are sitting pretty.  Some of my thoughts...

- What a disappointing showing by Wooster.  Coming into the WS they had a .353 team BA and they could only muster 5 runs on 13 hits over their 2 games.
- Another 0-2 for Oswego but they lost to 2 very good teams.
- It seems there is a lot more power in this years field than last year.  It also seems like the pitching and defense has been lackluster.
- Tyler reminds me of last years Cal Lu team....hot at the right time and doing the little things to get the job done.
- Great weather
- It's the University of Texas at Tyler, not Tyler-Texas as the play by play guys keep calling them.

I would be shocked if both pods weren't wrapped up tonight. Maybe one day the field will allow for more rest.  I know it's D3 and the money is short, but it really sucks that they try and get this tournament wrapped up as quick as possible.

Well, looks like I could not have been more wrong.  Going to be a few really good games today with a lot of guys leaving it all out on the field.

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2018, 04:26:22 pm »
Alex Masotto strikes out the side in the bottom of the 9th to preserve the UTT win 8-6.  Interesting UTT used two relief pitchers one from Canada and one from New York to get the victory.  They obviously are drawing talent from outside of Texas.

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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2018, 07:55:34 pm »
TLU 5,  Concordia Chicago 4.

This is the first time in the history of D-3 (42 national championships) for the 2 finalists to come from the same region!

The West Region will have won 4 of the last 6 National Championships.



Correction. I am sorry for overlooking this game.

Marietta beat Otterbein in 1983 by the score of 36-8.

http://www.d3baseball.com/playoffs/all-time

Same state, same region (I presume), and same conference (the OAC).

Here is the pdf for the history of the OAC. 

http://www.oac.org/information/History/OAC_HISTORY_2012__3_.pdf
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Re: 2018 D-III World Series
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2018, 08:04:29 pm »
Absolutely incredible! Neither TLU or UTT were ranked very high as they were the 5th and 6th seeded teams. UTT was nowhere to be found in the top 25 and yet had to defeat several ranked teams including the #1 ranked team in the regionals and #5 ranked team in the World Series. Likewise TLU was not a favorite in the west regional and yet beat out higher seeded teams at both the regional and the world series. These two teams played each other seems like an eternity ago, UTT had a 3 game sweep of TLU on TLUs home field. That means nothing now as both teams are totally different than they were in the early spring.