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Title: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on February 11, 2006, 03:09:17 pm
Welcome to the Baseball Message Board for the Little East Conference (LEC).
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on June 03, 2006, 02:32:06 pm
Ralph,

Good to see a LEC site.  I have just registered and have been reading the messages over the DIII Baseball tournament including the CWS,  Seems a lot of discussion on Chapman.  Will try to provide some insight into LEC teams in general and ECSU baseball.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on June 03, 2006, 05:56:06 pm
I saw ECSU this year. They were strong...maybe not as imposing as in year's past, but still very good. They had alot of pitching depth (which probably won them the NY regional), but noone that stood out like Serfass or Dipietro. I think they had a young pitching staff.

Their first 4 hitters were all impressive, but I think the top 3 guys were all seniors.

I also saw UMassDartmouth, and they were young and way down from years' past. I know So. Maine and Keene St. had pretty good years, but I didn't see them.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on June 03, 2006, 08:31:51 pm
Hello Jumbo Fan,

I think you describe ECSU accurately, Certainly missed DiPietro this year, probabl;y could add 8-10 more wins if he piched his senior year.  But Coach Holowaty has some good freshman in Giblair and Jagodzinski.

They will miss DeSantis and Garofolo's bats in '07

Thanks for the response

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on June 04, 2006, 08:24:53 am
They'll miss Sullivan, too...he was a real good leadof guy...saw alot of pitches, spryed it around...tough out.

Also, Mehrback was hurt for most of the year, and he never got back his form from last year...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on June 04, 2006, 01:29:17 pm
Yes, and with these guys go a lot of experience.

How would you rank the LEC/NESCAC conferences vs the rest of the country.  LEC has 2-3 strong every year, NESCAC ,I would say can compete very well.  NEWMAC has Wheaton , but thats about it.

Nationally I see NJAC,OAC,WIAC as some of the Conferences that seem to historically place 1st, 2nd, or third in the CWS
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on June 04, 2006, 08:37:43 pm
The NESCAC and the LE are the top dogs of the Northeast. i would guess the NESCAC is a little stronger because of the depth. Aftger ECSU and So. Maine, there is a pretty significant dropoff, although Keene St. is showing alot of life.

in the NESCAC, Trinity made the CWS last year and Amherst beat them 3 out of 5 times. This year, Mid and Bowdoin made the NCAAs, and Tufts and Williams were very close to getting there. The two best teams from last year, Amherst and Trinity, didn't even make the league tourney.

What separates these 2 leagues to the top leagues in the country is the bottom teams. Colby, Bates, Hamilton, Plymouth St., Western CT, and UMass-D really brought the eagues down this year. The bottom of the NJAC, USA South, and other top leagues are much more competetive.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on November 08, 2006, 11:08:21 pm
I am letting you all know in advance WATCH OUT for the Beacons of Umass boston this year they have it all the hitting the pitching with defending LEC POTY Nick Conway who with any other team hi record would have been 8 or 9 and 2
They have thee entire lineup coming back plus the addition of power hitter jose morales who was sidelined last year with a torn hamstring and if Jaimie soto piches the way that he can this team has the potiental to take the cofrence they were 7-7 last year they lost 4 one run games 2 heartbreakers to RIC a  2 9th inning rallys by KSU They have all the tools to take this confrence by storm
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on January 13, 2007, 03:01:24 pm
I am letting you all know in advance WATCH OUT for the Beacons of Umass boston this year they have it all the hitting the pitching with defending LEC POTY Nick Conway who with any other team hi record would have been 8 or 9 and 2
They have thee entire lineup coming back plus the addition of power hitter jose morales who was sidelined last year with a torn hamstring and if Jaimie soto piches the way that he can this team has the potiental to take the cofrence they were 7-7 last year they lost 4 one run games 2 heartbreakers to RIC a  2 9th inning rallys by KSU They have all the tools to take this confrence by storm

I think your correct.  I saw Conway pitch last year and was very impressed.  He could have a big year and they should make some noise in the LEC
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: BigPoppa on February 01, 2007, 03:21:39 pm
If you had to build an all-time team from each conference school, who makes the cut for each school?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on February 19, 2007, 08:21:19 pm
I am letting you all know in advance WATCH OUT for the Beacons of Umass boston this year they have it all the hitting the pitching with defending LEC POTY Nick Conway who with any other team hi record would have been 8 or 9 and 2
They have thee entire lineup coming back plus the addition of power hitter jose morales who was sidelined last year with a torn hamstring and if Jaimie soto piches the way that he can this team has the potiental to take the cofrence they were 7-7 last year they lost 4 one run games 2 heartbreakers to RIC a  2 9th inning rallys by KSU They have all the tools to take this confrence by storm

I think your correct.  I saw Conway pitch last year and was very impressed.  He could have a big year and they should make some noise in the LEC
UMass Boston is the sleeper in the LEC. Are they deep enough to support a quality pitcher through the LEC schedule?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on February 20, 2007, 07:28:11 pm
I'm tell ya, there could be alot of surprises this year in the LEC. Plymouth St. has a couple pitchers that can be big guys.  Jim VanGyzen, Chip Hale can can throw jems at any time, they have some tools.  I think a lot of games in the LEC will come down to who can get the key hit.....Dah, thats probably the case in most conferences.  But top to bottom the teams in the LEC could be splitin games on weekends and make for an interesting regular season.  Pitching depth will win the tourney and some won't match up well for that.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on February 22, 2007, 02:46:08 pm
LEC in 2007 comes down to this. Southern Maine, EConn, UmassB, KSC**.
Southern Maine will be strong, Handy is a great addition as well as several new freshmen. EConn will be there at the end as always. UMB has a good club. So it comes down to KSC

**Keene State could be very good or very bad this year. They have a lot of talent. Can the staff get the talent all going in the same direction is the question.

USM            12-2 ???
EConn        11-3 ???
KSC             10-4
UMB             10-4
doesn't matter after that ???
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Bob Maxwell on February 22, 2007, 02:53:10 pm
Based on those numbers, the other four teams only win a combined 13 games?  That seems a little extreme... even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then.

I guess it could happen...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on February 22, 2007, 04:24:36 pm
Bob, check out the standings last year. wordsmith's prediction doesn't vary that much from last year.

Southern Maine 11-3
Keene State 11-3
Eastern Connecticut 8-6
Rhode Island College 8-6
UMass Boston 7-7
UMass Dartmouth 5-9
Western Connecticut 3-11
Plymouth State 3-11


wordsmith,
why do you say keen state could be very good or very bad?  i am not saying you are wrong for saying that but just interested in why you say that.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on February 22, 2007, 08:28:21 pm
I think you could say that any team in the LEC could be very good or very bad this year. ESCU lost a lot of talent and experience. USM still has the same porous defense it had last year. KSC lost the POTY and #3 Hitter. Can they replace Schilling without upsetting everything else? To me that's the key. They just added a former AAA catcher as a coach which can only help them. Pitching is sound. I dont thionk they will go south. They have kids who have played together for a long time.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on February 22, 2007, 08:45:45 pm
I think you are going to see it a lot closer than that this year.  Lots of teams near  500 or a little over.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on February 22, 2007, 08:48:53 pm
I think you are going to see it a lot closer than that this year.  Lots of teams near  500 or a little over.
I agree. It will come down to the tourneyment, and pitching in the tourney. Great year coming up!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on February 23, 2007, 08:47:08 am
Bob, You are correct with your math. I may have extended out the wins a bit too far for KSC & UMB.

As to KSC: They have perhaps the strongest senior class in the LEC, so one would think the leadership is there? (More about that later). I tried to find a weakness with KSC, perhaps middle infield and the health of the their 2b. The outfield is good although they do not have a #4 for when Ford comes into close. 1B is a ??? especially in the field. Middle relief is solid. Starting pitching is or should be strong.
The coaching staff is hurting as the pitching coach is out with family issues.
There are a lot of personalities on this team. If the coaching staff can manage them properly they will win the LEC. If not they could be really bad. Thus the 10-4 mark.


Word!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on February 23, 2007, 11:21:46 am
I don't think you can honestly say Ply St., WConn, UMD or even RIC could be good or bad. They are all programs that have had there moments but are not contenders.

USM & EConn are always there! They have coaching staffs that regularly put them in a position to win; and they have the horses to do that. KSC has the horses but they have to do it and get over the hump of beating USM & EConn when the titles are on the line. Yes, as I said they have a strong senior class, but the program has yet to prove they can be there at the end and finish-off the USM and EConn's of the world. Don't be surprised if USM ends up in thw WS this year.

As to KSC losing the POTY - I think they will miss the 1B more.

We'll see.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on February 23, 2007, 07:49:53 pm
I believe I misspoke. I meant the top four teams, which I see as USM, ECSU, KSC, UMB in that order for the regular season, then the tourney loaded with what-ifs.

I agree that it's going to be difficult to replace Arroyo at first. He was the impact player that Schilling was not.

As to senior leadership, I see only one senior starting as a position player.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on February 23, 2007, 08:16:44 pm
I believe I misspoke. I meant the top four teams, which I see as USM, ECSU, KSC, UMB in that order for the regular season, then the tourney loaded with what-ifs.

I agree that it's going to be difficult to replace Arroyo at first. He was the impact player that Schilling was not.

As to senior leadership, I see only one senior starting as a position player.
Not sure why Schilling was not a impact player. He hit 418 and was LEC POTY? Ford is still there and he hit .324 and had 7 HR's and he is only a Jr.  Never mine having Rousseau (jr) .379, and Hall (jr) .333 and on and on.  They look tough to me.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on February 24, 2007, 09:44:37 am
I include pitchers and role players as senior leadership. Last year neither captain was a starter but provided leadership in different ways. KSC basketball team has a non-starter as a capt. You have to have stars but you must have role players who understan their role and live-up to it.

This is where KSC rises or falls this year. Will the stars star and will the role players play their role?

Word!

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on February 24, 2007, 07:20:03 pm
I believe I misspoke. I meant the top four teams, which I see as USM, ECSU, KSC, UMB in that order for the regular season, then the tourney loaded with what-ifs.

I agree that it's going to be difficult to replace Arroyo at first. He was the impact player that Schilling was not.

As to senior leadership, I see only one senior starting as a position player.
Not sure why Schilling was not a impact player. He hit 418 and was LEC POTY? Ford is still there and he hit .324 and had 7 HR's and he is only a Jr.  Never mine having Rousseau (jr) .379, and Hall (jr) .333 and on and on.  They look tough to me.
Schilling was a great hitter...no doubt... but he was not a multi-dimensional player. I don't want to sell him short, but what he brought to the team will be easier to replace than what Arroyo brought at first.
Note to Word... I look at senior influence in terms of experience on the field in tough situations. You're right about the captains last year. BTY I heard the pitching coach was starting to plan on going on their spring trip...good news there
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on February 24, 2007, 09:31:19 pm
USM - what happened to the Bergeron kid? I thought he had another year? He was really a couple of years ago and even last year. Did he get injuried or did he transfer or just drop out?


Word!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on February 24, 2007, 10:09:17 pm
USM - what happened to the Bergeron kid? I thought he had another year? He was really a couple of years ago and even last year. Did he get injuried or did he transfer or just drop out?


Word!
Bergeron needs Thommyjohn surgery and decided he didnt want to go through it. He's out of baseball and out of college and doing landscaping.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on February 26, 2007, 09:08:35 am
USM fans - what happened to the Connors kid who pitched so well last year? I thought he was only a Soph.
Also, when do the LEC Pre-season coaches' predictions come out?
Here are my guesses:
    1) USM
    2) KSC
    3) EConn   
    4) UMB
    5) RI
    6) UMD
    7) WConn
    8) Ply St.
Gilblair(EConn), Bourque (USM), and Skeffington (USM), O'Connors (RIC) will fight it out for POTY!

Word

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on February 26, 2007, 05:59:24 pm
No predictions here, I don't want to put the hex on anyone...LOL

SMU
ECSU
KS
UMB
Plymouth
RIC
WCS
UMD

ECSU wins LEC tournament
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Old Man on February 26, 2007, 09:28:07 pm
WOW - Is the LEC up in the air or what?  - as a 5 + observer of the D 3 New england baseball scene, i feel this league is the best in Div. 3.  Can they continue their reign as the BEST D3 conference in the nation?  Only time will tell...  i am strong with USM and KSC as the favorites as well as ECSU and UMB as possible titie contenders.  I think the LEC winner has a 35% chance of winning the D 3 Crown.  That is higher than the poll but what other teams besides the NE region plays 5-6 games a week?  that sets them up to be pretty competitive in a tourny setting.  Alot of warmer teams play 3-5 games a week and they can get by with less pitching....

Just my thought from an "old Man"
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on February 27, 2007, 06:38:25 am
Apparently, old man hasn't been to New Jersey....the NJAC is the best league in D3 baseball, and it really isn't that close....I would say the LEC is definitely inthe top 5, but untill Mass Dartmouth and Western CT get back to respectability, only half of the league can be thought of as upper echelon teams.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on February 27, 2007, 01:30:25 pm
There's really 2 points here. I believe the LEC, year in and year out, are the best in the country when it comes to the top 3-4 teams. I don't think any othe conference can compare on that note.

However there is another factor and that is overall conference quality. I do believe the LEC as an overall conference is above average, but not the best in the country. that would probably fall to the conferences i Wisconsin, New Jerseys or Ohio.

By the way what ever happened to Dwight Wildmon, Tyler Delorme, and Brian Marshall? Is Fairchild and the Depietro(sp) kid still in the minors?

Word!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on February 27, 2007, 01:59:37 pm
only one way to solve this, have the annual NJAC-LEC challenge.  First weekend in march every year top 5 teams from each conference meet up.  play it at steven's in hoboken, they have a turf field (they play early every year, they played kean last saturday) go by last years conference standings, 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jim Dixon on February 27, 2007, 03:01:16 pm
only one way to solve this, have the annual NJAC-LEC challenge.  First weekend in march every year top 5 teams from each conference meet up.  play it at steven's in hoboken, they have a turf field (they play early every year, they played kean last saturday) go by last years conference standings, 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3.


Have a softball game between LE and NJAC posters.  That should settle things.

Or maybe an all star have with the all conference teams.   If the players are not available, then use their stats in stratomatic Baseball.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on February 27, 2007, 04:30:19 pm
There's really 2 points here. I believe the LEC, year in and year out, are the best in the country when it comes to the top 3-4 teams. I don't think any othe conference can compare on that note.

However there is another factor and that is overall conference quality. I do believe the LEC as an overall conference is above average, but not the best in the country. that would probably fall to the conferences i Wisconsin, New Jerseys or Ohio.

By the way what ever happened to Dwight Wildmon, Tyler Delorme, and Brian Marshall? Is Fairchild and the Depietro(sp) kid still in the minors?

Word!

DiPietro is in the Kansas City farm system.  He was at ECSU for a visit last week and I think he had to report this week.  He was going pretty good last year in the minors when he went to back up a throw to the plate, step the wrong way and blew out his knee.  Freak thing.
Wildman was a monster at ECSU but never got an offer from the pro's.  Don't know why.  He's in the record books a ton at ECSU.  Most people I've talked to were shocked he didn't get drafted.  Maybe he tried out somewhere???
Don't know about the other guys.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on February 27, 2007, 05:02:54 pm
here are some new england guys playing minor leagues (this is not a complete list, just what i got from a quick search)

ECSU
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Joseph%20Serfass&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=465779

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Ryan%20Di%20Pietro&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=453046

USM
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Tip%20Fairchild&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=488868


Trinity
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Jeff%20Natale&pos=2B&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=489164

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Jonah%20Bayliss&pos=P&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=435058

Wheaton
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Chris%20Denorfia&pos=OF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=456121


Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on February 27, 2007, 05:13:11 pm
only one way to solve this, have the annual NJAC-LEC challenge.  First weekend in march every year top 5 teams from each conference meet up.  play it at steven's in hoboken, they have a turf field (they play early every year, they played kean last saturday) go by last years conference standings, 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3.


Have a softball game between LE and NJAC posters.  That should settle things.

Or maybe an all star have with the all conference teams.   If the players are not available, then use their stats in stratomatic Baseball.
We can get a look at the answer to this on St. Patrick's day. KSC plays College of New Jersey in the afternoon after playing Johns Hopkins in the morning on the last day of their AZ trip. We'll see if they are as good as they should be.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on February 27, 2007, 05:34:03 pm
only one way to solve this, have the annual NJAC-LEC challenge.  First weekend in march every year top 5 teams from each conference meet up.  play it at steven's in hoboken, they have a turf field (they play early every year, they played kean last saturday) go by last years conference standings, 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3.
They also play Wm Patterson sun the 11th


Have a softball game between LE and NJAC posters.  That should settle things.

Or maybe an all star have with the all conference teams.   If the players are not available, then use their stats in stratomatic Baseball.
We can get a look at the answer to this on St. Patrick's day. KSC plays College of New Jersey in the afternoon after playing Johns Hopkins in the morning on the last day of their AZ trip. We'll see if they are as good as they should be.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on March 01, 2007, 05:48:18 pm
ECSU vs KEAN this weekend ppd.  Stevens Tech on Wednesday for ECSU.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on March 01, 2007, 06:21:58 pm
50 degrees today here in central jersey, was a good sign that game might have been played. 

the blotches of snow on the ground, not a very good sign
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 02, 2007, 09:41:23 am
6 Killed in Georgia bus crash carrying Bluffton College Baseball team to spring trip. WOW, how awful.

May God Bless the families and the injuried.
Title: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 07, 2007, 09:23:51 am
Next week we'll ask for POTY candidates.
Title: Little East Player of the Year
Post by: wordsmith on March 07, 2007, 01:14:21 pm
Vote early and often boys and girls.

Word
Title: Re: Little East Player of the Year
Post by: Jcon2134 on March 11, 2007, 12:35:15 am
I think that conway will repeat as pitcher of the year but i dont see a pitcher getting player of the year as well But I will vote Conway to repeat as Pitcher of the year.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jim Dixon on March 15, 2007, 01:36:59 am
For the Little East Preseaon Poll see: http://www.littleeast.com/bb/lecbbpoll07.htm

To avoid any suspence - Umass-Boston picked to finish fifth - and no mention of Conway.  Now there is no reason to check out the release. :)
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 15, 2007, 09:45:07 am
For the Little East Preseaon Poll see: http://www.littleeast.com/bb/lecbbpoll07.htm

To avoid any suspence - Umass-Boston picked to finish fifth - and no mention of Conway.  Now there is no reason to check out the release. :)

Nor Bourque from So. maine who made several Pre-season All America teams. I also see Keene State has started their AZ trip and are 5-3 with some tough games upcoming.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on March 15, 2007, 11:34:18 pm
Relax Jim I figured they would be 4th or 5th in the preseason polls. And as far as them not mentioning Conway by seasons end thats all your going to be hearing its a two horse race in the LEC for pitcher of the year and those 2 pitchers are Nick Conway and Shawn Gilblair.

Conway opens up for Umass Saturday vs. Calvin College when the kick off there spring break trip in Arizona. They play 8 games out there including a game verus New England Powerhouse Wheaton. Cant wait for the season to get going.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on March 17, 2007, 09:50:32 pm
Umass Opens up it season with 2 wins over Calvin college Conway got the win in the first game.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on March 18, 2007, 09:00:07 pm
Well ECSU is sticking true to form by not doing to good on their California trip.
First game of the year was a win beating Whittier College 8-4.  It was all downhill from there, losing a back and forth game 9-8 to Redlands in the bottom of the ninth. Then driving to LaVern and losing 8-4 in the second game of the day on Saturday.  Sunday was a was another back and forther against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps finally losing 10-8. The California bats just a little more in tune than the New England arms this time of year.  I know its early but thats a lot of runs to give up in 4 games with the staff I thought we had.  Like Jcon says.......time will tell.
Well it's off to Arizona Monday for 5 games. 
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 19, 2007, 08:39:58 am
See where Keene St College returned from their Ariz trip with a record of 7-5. Played a close game vs The College of NJ losing in the 12th inning. Got blown-out by J. Hopkins, split with William Paterson.

In the words of Denny Green, "the Owls are who we thought they were."

Weather may play a huge role this spring in the LEC. Northern tier schools have frozen fields covered with snow, Ply St., USM, KSC. Southern Tier schools have some snow but not to the degree. Should make for some interesting scheduling issues.

Word
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on March 20, 2007, 05:33:42 pm
Econn lost to williams today to drop there record to a suprising 1-4. Can someone please tell me whats going on....... OH WAIT I KNOW LIKE I SAID AT THE START THERE NOT THAT GOOD. OTHER THAN GILBLAIR
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jim Dixon on March 20, 2007, 07:06:15 pm
Econn lost to williams today to drop there record to a suprising 1-4. Can someone please tell me whats going on....... OH WAIT I KNOW LIKE I SAID AT THE START THERE NOT THAT GOOD. OTHER THAN GILBLAIR

I wonder if Conway is considering transfering mid-season.

Eastern Conn went through this last year where they really did not heat up until the end of the year.     You really want to win those in-region games since if your unable to  win the conference you need then to get a pool c bid.

There are a lot of top ranked teams that started poorly  this season - Otterbein, Wheaton, Carthage, etc.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 20, 2007, 07:27:30 pm
I dont think Keene State, USM or Eastern right now are thinking about pool c bids. They are getting ready for the LEC season where all that matters is winning the conference. Yeah you want to win, but you have to see where and how the kids play, not just the starters. After some tough and some bad games in Az, KSC has some work to do, and learning that is what spring trips are all about. It will be interseting to see how USM does with 8 starting position players returning on their trip to AZ starting tomorrow. You need scrimmages, and that's what these spring trips are all about.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on March 20, 2007, 08:22:18 pm
Econn lost to williams today to drop there record to a suprising 1-4. Can someone please tell me whats going on....... OH WAIT I KNOW LIKE I SAID AT THE START THERE NOT THAT GOOD. OTHER THAN GILBLAIR

I wonder if Conway is considering transfering mid-season.

Eastern Conn went through this last year where they really did not heat up until the end of the year.     You really want to win those in-region games since if your unable to  win the conference you need then to get a pool c bid.

There are a lot of top ranked teams that started poorly  this season - Otterbein, Wheaton, Carthage, etc.
Conway transfering?  We'll take him at ECSU.  Like I said earlier we never do well on this trip.  I agree with kscer's thinking.  With that said, I did expect a little more out of the pitchers.  But it is early and the last 5 days are the first they even got to any real long toss etc.  Esposito pitched excellent today and I'm sure more to come. 
jcon, we are not that bad.....I don't think we will win the LEC this year but I sure think we will have a good shot come tournament time. 
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on March 20, 2007, 09:50:58 pm
I realize that econn always does bad on this trip but this year I dont see them winning the tournament with how strong up and down this conference is. With so much up in the air in the conference I would think that these wins are even more critical because there are definatly 2 teams going to the NCAA out of the LEC the one who wins the tourney and the one who has the best record behind that. And the way that I am looking at it right now with 5 teams (USM ECSU KSU UMB RIC) that have the guns to win it dont these outta conference games become a hell of alot more important. I know the conference means everytrhing but with how good this conference in this year I just think there is more of a premuim on winning more games outta conference.
Also I know ECSU is not that bad I just had to say that and I see Shawn is off to a great start glad to see that.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on March 20, 2007, 11:15:41 pm
Maybe, not sure out of region games mean a ton but I see your point.  Shawn is not off to a great start.  He gave up a bunch of hits and walked 4 in that game.  The ECSU web site made it sound nice with the home run and all but he would be the first to tell you he was a little lucky to get the win.  But thanks for the comp.  We'll see how he does tomorrow....wait thats today for you northeners...lol.
Conway and Gilblair are not the only ones in the running for POTY either.  I'm telling you the LEC has a lot of quality arms.  What matters is if your mates can play defence behind you and get the timly hits.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on March 21, 2007, 02:18:59 pm
Yah on the website they made it seem like he had a great 1st outing. But yah I am just saying that with the New England region so good this year, I just think that winning more games to get that pool C bid if they dont win the tourney are a hell of alot more important this year then in previous years.

Also UMD beat Chapman @Chapman now I know they may not have been playing all there starters but regardless that is the biggest upset thus far this season in my option I was stunned when  I read it this morning.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on March 22, 2007, 10:55:34 am
That is a real nice win. Why would they not be playing their regulars? ;D
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on March 23, 2007, 02:50:39 pm
Just suprising to see dartmouth beat such a good team they are another team to throw into the mix this year i guess.... or they could have gotton lucky  ;D
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on March 23, 2007, 02:51:39 pm
jcon,

where are the Umass boston updates?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on March 24, 2007, 08:30:17 am
UMASS-Dartmouth followed up the Chapman win by getting swept by Welseyan, a team that won't even sniff the NESCAC playoffs...
Williams beats ECSU, too....

Maybe the NESCAC isn't too far behind the LEC this year.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on March 24, 2007, 10:36:21 am
Here is a Umass Boston update they are 4-4 after there AZ trip. The sad thing is they could be 7-1 they lost a extra inning game to williams in which they had more than enough chances to win the game. They then cough up a 4-0 lead to Buena vista college and ended up losing 16-12. Then on the last day they lost to Augsburg college 2-1 and the winning run was scored on an error. They had a good tip but it could have been a whole hell of alot better. There only game that they really should have had an bussiness losing was the one againist Wheaton.

And on the Nick Conway front he started 2 games and is 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA 
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: RedDevils36 on March 24, 2007, 12:09:43 pm
USM starts at 3-0...


Swept Albright  (20-2; 5-4) and beat Gustavus Adolphis 8-6 yesterday.  Getting good production from young guys early.


Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 24, 2007, 01:25:39 pm
USM starts at 3-0...


Swept Albright  (20-2; 5-4) and beat Gustavus Adolphis 8-6 yesterday.  Getting good production from young guys early.

Interesting comment about USM. All the Pre-season talk was they returned 7 or 8 positional starters, but it looks like a couple of positional spots are being filled by freshmen.



Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on March 24, 2007, 02:23:59 pm
Southern Maine is going to be a very good team this year the way that they can hit is unreal.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 25, 2007, 11:11:49 am
So. Maine beat Williams 7-5. USM headed for #1 in the nation.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 25, 2007, 07:06:40 pm
USM #2? Long season coming up. Let's see what happens against Middlebury before we hand them the baton. I think they have a good team, but lets see what happens to their defense once league play starts.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on March 26, 2007, 11:52:12 am
kscer, I have to agree that it is a little early to predict a #1 ranking. Their defense and young pitching will get tested. They are getting contributions from a number of new players. Can the rookies maintain for another 25-30 games? It will be interesting.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jim Dixon on March 26, 2007, 12:13:39 pm
[Interesting comment about USM. All the Pre-season talk was they returned 7 or 8 positional starters, but it looks like a couple of positional spots are being filled by freshmen.

I guess is that several freshmen played their way into starting roles.  This only makes a case for the strength of Southern Maine.

I am not sure I see Southern Maine as #1.  They are in  my top 10 with Wooster, Chapman, George Fox and Texas-Tyler (not in any particular order)
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on March 26, 2007, 05:14:11 pm
I agree with everything that is being said lets wait till USM gets into conference play before we crown them anything near #1.
Title: USM #1 errrrrr.... Stop the Presses
Post by: wordsmith on March 26, 2007, 08:05:01 pm
Middle-"buried" the Huskies today 14-7. Can't be #1 in the Nation if you're not even #1 in NE.

Ed is kicking coolers and air mailing clipboards.

Xtra laps tonight boys.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 27, 2007, 07:10:14 pm
[Interesting comment about USM. All the Pre-season talk was they returned 7 or 8 positional starters, but it looks like a couple of positional spots are being filled by freshmen.

I guess is that several freshmen played their way into starting roles.  This only makes a case for the strength of Southern Maine.

I understand what you are saying here, but if they are displacing "adequate" seniors ( who have played contributing roles for the last two years, but maybe not star quality) then I think that's wrong. In my world the seniors earn a position and you use the rookie star wherever you can until tournament time. It's gotta send a message to recruits about how they may be treated.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 27, 2007, 08:19:28 pm
WOW The ABCA Poll is out. Figure this out. Wheaton goes 6-5 and falls from 2nd to 11th.

So. Maine goes 4-0 (at the time of the poll) and they drop from 11th to 15th.

AND... Western New England goes 5-4 and only drops 2 spots from 21st to 23rd.

Go figure. When all else fails flip a coin.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: RedDevils36 on March 28, 2007, 10:27:24 pm
Southern Maine Defeats UW-Whitewater 11-9 and M.I.T. 11-5

     CHANDLER, Ariz.  --  The University of Southern Maine Huskies pounded out
32 hits and scored 22 runs to win the final two games on their eight-game
Arizona trip, defeating the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks 11-9 and
the M.I.T. Engineers 11-5, to return home with a 6-2 record.
     In the first game, the Huskies jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first two
innings before the Warhawks closed within one, 5-4, in the fourth.  The Huskies
expanded their lead to 11-5 after seven before hanging on over the final two
innings.
     Sophomore Chris Burleson (Portland, Maine/Deering) and senior Max Arsenault
(Boothbay, Maine) paced the Huskies' 15-hit attack with four hits apiece. 
Junior pitcher Adam Ross (Spruce Harbor, Maine/Rockland), who came on in relief
in the fifth, picked up the win.
     Leading 5-4, the Huskies got back-to-back home runs from freshman Collin
Henry (Penobscot, Maine/George Stevens Academy), a two-run shot, and sophomore
Ryan Pike (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) in the fifth to go up 8-4.
     After UWW got one run back in its half of the seventh, the Huskies tallied
three in the home half on Burleson's three-run homer.
     UWW scored twice in the eighth, and two unearned markers in the ninth to
pull within 11-9, but sophomore Tim Therrian (New Portland, Maine/Carrabec), who
came on the in seventh, stranded the tying runs by striking out the final
batter.
     Junior Thomas Corcoran (Rochester, Minn.) led UWW's 15-hit offense with
three hits.  Freshman starter Tony Wong (Appleton, Wis.) took the loss.
     Against M.I.T., the Huskies erased a 3-0 deficit with four runs in the
fifth inning.  After falling behind 5-4 in the sixth, the Huskies scored seven
times in the seventh to take the decision.
     Trailing 3-0 into the fifth, struck quickly for four runs on a pair of two-
run homers by senior Ryan Bourque (Sanford, Maine) and junior Eddie Skeffington
(Everett, Mass.).
     M.I.T. regained the lead in the sixth on a two-run double by senior Jason
Witzberger (Wheeling, W. Va.).
     The Huskies combined six extra base hits, a walk and an infield error to
score seven times in the seventh to take the lead for good.  Bourque drove in a
pair of runs with a double.
     Sophomore pitcher Andrew Stacy (Denmark, Maine/Fryeburg Academy) went the
first six innings to collect his first win of the season.  Skeffington and
sophomore Ryan Gaffney (Salem, N.H./Central Catholic) each had three hits to
lead the 17-hit attack.
     Junior Rich Kosoglow (Sunnyville, Calif.), the second of three M.I.T.
pitchers, was saddled with the loss.  Witzberger and sophomore Steven Nunez
(Tulare, Calif.) each had three hits.
     Southern Maine opens its Little East Conference schedule this Saturday
(12:00 p.m.) with a doubleheader at Western Connecticut State University.

At Chandler, Ariz.              123  456  789     R  H  E
Wisconsin-Whitewater  (6-5)     002  200  122     9 15  2
Southern Maine  (5-2)           320  030  30x    11 15  1
Batteries:  WW, Tony Wong, Greg Donovan (3), Mike Kenseth (6), Kale Olson (8)
and Matt Schliewe.     SM, Joe Curran, Adam Ross (5), Tim Therrian (7) and Joe
McGhee, Jordan Yanni (7), Stefan Black (9).
Winning Pitcher:  Ross (1-0)     Save:  Therrian (3)     Losing Pitcher:  Wong
2B:  WW, Prather, J. Donovan, Corcoran, T. Donovan, DeLong, Harder
     SM, Burleson, Bourque
3B:  none         
HR:  SM, Chris Burleson (1), Collin Henry (2), Ryan Pike (1)
RBI: WW, DeLong 3, Prather, J. Donovan, Zalnis, B. Johnson
     SM, Burleson 3, Bourque 2, Arsenault 2, Henry 2, Pike.
Repeat Hitters:  WW, Corcoran 3, Zalnis, T. Donovan, DeLong, Harder
     SM, Burleson 4, Arsenault 4, Bourque, Kinslow.

At Chandler, Ariz.        123  456  789     R  H  E
Southern Maine  (6-2)     000  040  700    11 17  1
M.I.T.  (2-2)             201  002  000     5 12  3
Batteries: SM, Andrew Stacy, Pat Foley (7), Matt Nickerson (9) and Jordan Yanni,
Stefan Black (8).     MIT, Matt Loper, Rich Kosoglow (6), Mike Vasquez (7) and
Steven Nunez.
Winning Pitcher:  Stacy (1-0)     Save: none     Losing Pitcher:  Kosoglow
2B:  SM, Gaffney 2, Burleson 2, Skeffington, Henry, Bourque
     MIT, Witzberger, Martinez
3B:  SM, Mackey     MIT, Nunez         
HR:  SM, Ryan Bourque (2), Eddie Skeffington (2)
RBI: SM, Bourque 4, Skeffington 2, Burleson, Henry, Mackey, Gaffney
     MIT, Witzberger 2, Park, Nole.
Repeat Hitters:  SM, Skeffington 3, Gaffney 3, Burleson, Bourque, Mackey
     MIT, Witzberger 3, Nunez 3, Nole, Park

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on March 30, 2007, 12:57:10 am
Burleson has the best curveball around- and the game to match.  There are some quality arms on the team- but overall their staff is questionable.  Pitching is what wins championships.

Word- SPOT ON with that call about flaherty after the middle"buried" game- HAHAHA
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: RedDevils36 on March 30, 2007, 10:36:27 am
I find it interesting that Armandi and Sam Handy have barely thrown (Handy came in to face one batter and walked him).

I know Armandi's had arm trouble in the past, but these are two arms that have seen innings in the past.  Interesting that it's mostly freshmen pitching. 

Give Schmidt a year of development and adaptation to the college hitters, and he will be VERY effective.  Has the ability to hold runners very close and get 1-2 pickoffs per game.  Adds a whole other element to his game.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 30, 2007, 02:19:24 pm
I find it interesting that Armandi and Sam Handy have barely thrown (Handy came in to face one batter and walked him).

I know Armandi's had arm trouble in the past, but these are two arms that have seen innings in the past.  Interesting that it's mostly freshmen pitching. 

Give Schmidt a year of development and adaptation to the college hitters, and he will be VERY effective.  Has the ability to hold runners very close and get 1-2 pickoffs per game.  Adds a whole other element to his game.

While on the subject of So. Maine. What happened to the Josh Connors kid who pitched for them last year? He was a Freshman and got used a lot last year.

As to Handy & Armandi- as Pink Floyd would say "All in all you're just another brick in the WALL!"


Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on March 30, 2007, 03:21:49 pm
Connors ripped his elbow up he is done for a at least this year possibly will never throw again...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 30, 2007, 08:14:49 pm
Gosh...Bergeron gone - Arm trouble, Armandi missed most of last year- Arm Trouble, Connors gone - arm trouble? Must be the weather or something up there. Good thing the freshmen are soing well.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on March 30, 2007, 11:53:47 pm
They didn't lose anything to graduation however, (rogers) and so the staff is anchored by young guys- foley should be given more consideration- as he continually is able to get the job done.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 31, 2007, 08:27:52 pm
USM can mash now 2-0. Will their pitching hold out or will HOFEF burn them up. ???

EConn  - 4 touchdowns against Plymouth St. anyone remember Joe Dudek? :o

KSC has no middle relief and no solid #2 after Stromgren. Watch for Morin to move in as the weekend starter over Young. Now 1-1.  :-\

RIC- is a middle of the road team, but a dangerous one at that. Now 1-1.  :-\

UMESS D-beats UMESS B - Maybe if we put combined the two UMESS teams we'd have a contenda'  :P

WConn- ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ :-X

Plymouth St. - Did the Panthers eat some of that tainted cat food today? 26 runs to EConn?  >:(
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 31, 2007, 10:23:07 pm
Why did Armandi go only one inning in the second game today for USM? He took his warmup pitches for the second but got pulled.

Who impressed me today:
Ryan Borque (this is a bit of a duh, but still): Both with his arm and his bat. Western basically didn't run on him, not while I was there.
Tim Therrian (also fairly obvious, I guess): Struck out six in three innings of relief to earn the win. Was consistently hitting 88 on the gun in his first inning of work and threw harder the last two innings.
Andrew Stacy: Strong relief performance, including entering with runners on base and ending Western's Game 2 rally. When he was done, he had thrown 3.2 innings of one-hit relief.
Miles Scribner: His final line doesn't really show it, but he kept Western in the game with middle relief.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on April 01, 2007, 02:23:16 am
Photo gallery from today's games:
http://www.pictureprints.net/albums.php?gallery=1698
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 01, 2007, 09:23:09 am

KSC has no middle relief and no solid #2 after Stromgren. Watch for Morin to move in as the weekend starter over Young. Now 1-1.  :-\

Young has struggled to get through the fourth inning all season. He has not let KSC get ahead early. Also they are not getting the production out of the middle of the lineup they need. The umpiring in the second game was the worst I have ever seen...ever - at any level. If this is the caliber of the umpiring the LEC ADs have bought for this year...watch out!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 01, 2007, 04:48:44 pm
Wheaton shuts down Southern Maine 2-1 as Josh Moore goes 7.2 and gives up 3 hits and 1 run.

Where is the D'Andrea and Ganley kid that played 2nd base for So. Maine last year?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: RedDevils36 on April 01, 2007, 11:33:47 pm
Ganley's on the team.  Kinslow (a senior) probably played his way into an everyday starter.  Kinslow's an excellent fielder. 

As for D'Andrea, he either transferred or got in trouble/dropped out of school, I would think.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: bball13 on April 02, 2007, 01:14:46 pm
Southern Maine has a good team, but them being so young it's tough for them.  They failed to recognize and adjust to what Moore was trying to do to them.  I was there at the Wheaton game and it seemed as if every swing they took they were trying to hit the ball out of the park.  Good pitching beats good hitting everytime.  If Southern Maine figures out how to make adjustments to teams during a game even though it puts them out of their comfort zone then they'll be a good team, but as for now this long ball strategy on offense is going to cut it especially against good teams like Wheaton who plays small ball and is built on excellent starting pitching and depth, not to overlook some people who can hit the ball a ways also. 
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on April 02, 2007, 09:02:02 pm
Southern Maine is a very beatable team.  There are many great players on the roster and they will always perform.  However, teams are able to upset them in the sense that they are a beatable team.  They can run into problems with chemistry and getting up on them is possible.

They are capable of doing big things- but they are also very capable of stumbling.  The test will be their pitching- their lineup will hit well all season long.  If younger guys can step up their game and play well in big games- then they will live up to their hype.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: DIII Dad on April 03, 2007, 06:39:31 pm
I must agree with bball13. After looking at USM's box scores, they have only won one game that they didn't have any homeruns in. It looks like the approach is pretty much all or nothing.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on April 06, 2007, 11:31:52 am
A little more on how if southern Maine doesnt hit the ball they do not even know the defintion of manufacturing a run. They have stolen 12 BASE this whole season and they are 12 games in the more you look at this team all you have to do is keep there bats contained which Obviously isnt easy but if you do they are a VERY VERY average team. 

And on the little East in general through I would say about 1/3 of the season or so maybe less but theyre are 5 teams that are at least 4 games over .500 this once again the more I look be the best conference in the country there are 5 teams in this conference that have the potiental to win 30 games. (USM, ECSU, KSU, RIC, UMB) this race is only going to get better.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 07, 2007, 07:02:22 pm
Sweeps are the order of the day:

Evil Empire sweeps So. Maine; Gilblair has a typical day complete game 5 hitter and 4-7 on the day. EConn looks to be the class of the LEC.

RIC gives the broom to the Beacons.

Corsairs drop a pair to Keene State. Beau Darak could be a 10. Red-shirt freshman transfer from UMaine may be the real deal.

WConn loses twice to Plywood State U.

Cream is rising to the top.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on April 09, 2007, 08:57:38 pm
Weird that after JCon calls the LEC the best conference in the country, Southern Maine loses to Johnson and Wales and Eastern CT loses to Babson...

I'm not even sure the LEC is the top division in New England right now.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on April 09, 2007, 11:26:13 pm
What is the top conference??

I think that a team that has around 30 wins at the end of the season is legit.  Teams like Johnson and Wales can beat USM- and teams like Babson can beat ECSU because of a hot pitcher.  It only takes one good start to beat a top team.  You can't win them all, and losing to only good teams makes you look worse.  A team like Johnson and Wales beating USM speaks well for their ace who beat them- but it doesn't mean jack to USM.

make sense? or did i come full circle and contradict myself?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on April 10, 2007, 07:24:13 am
I seriously doubt teams are throwing their ace in midweek games. I don't really think JWU has an ace. And I know Babson did not thrown their ace against ECSU.

I have no idea who the best conference is. I also agree that 30 wins is definitely a sign of a very strong team, but I don't see many LEC teams getting there in the regular season.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on April 10, 2007, 07:48:58 pm
Any team in the LEC with 30 wins is for sure top notch.  Don't see it though this year.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Spence on April 10, 2007, 08:46:50 pm
Did ECSU have 30 regular season wins the year they got a Pool C and won the tournament?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 10, 2007, 09:04:03 pm
I don't see any 30 game regular season winner in the LEC this year unless ECSU can pull it out. KSC and USM are at a huge disadvantage not being able to even practise outside. It's supposed to snow thursday again. Hopefully by conference tournament time teams will be at full performance level.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on April 10, 2007, 09:13:05 pm
Did ECSU have 30 regular season wins the year they got a Pool C and won the tournament?

These are the Evil Empires season records since their first championship
year
         GP  W    L    Pct.  Tournament  Head Coach 
2005 43 30   13  69.8
2004 54 43   11  79.6  NCAA (RegionalChampion) Holowaty
2003 52 43    9   82.7  NCAA (RegionalChampion) Holowaty
2002 51  39  11  77.5  NCAA (National Champion)  Holowaty 
2001 51  38  13  74.5  NCAA  Holowaty 
2000 39  29  10  74.4   
1999 41  26  15  63.4   
1998 51  40  11  78.4  NCAA (National Champion)  Holowaty 
1997 44  31  13  70.5  NCAA  Holowaty 
1996 41  27  14  65.9  NCAA  Holowaty 
1995 40  28  12  70.0  NCAA (RegionalChampion) Holowaty 
1994 38  23  15  60.5  NCAA  Holowaty 
1993 42  29  11  71.4  NCAA (RegionalChampion) Holowaty 
1992 38  27  11  71.1   
1991 44  28  16  66.7  NCAA  Holowaty 
1990 46  40  6    87.0  NCAA (National Champion)  Holowaty 
1989 41  24  17  58.5  NCAA  Holowaty 
1988 43  26  17  60.5  NCAA  Holowaty 
1987 49  36  13  73.5  NCAA (Regional Champion )  Holowaty 
1986 45  34  11  75.6  NCAA  Holowaty 
1985 48  36  12  75.0  NCAA  Holowaty 
1984 42  31  10  75.6  NCAA  Holowaty 
1983 48  32  16  66.7  NCAA (Regional Champion )  Holowaty 
1982 45  38   6   86.4  NCAA (National Champion)  Holowaty 
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Spence on April 10, 2007, 09:39:47 pm
In 02 they were 30-9-1 it would appear. So just at 30 wins.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 13, 2007, 09:45:54 pm
Anyone who would like to get an excellent overview of the quality of ECSU's baseball program as well as the success Coach Holowaty has had recruiting top quality players,( couple of which have played in MLB), go to the ECSU Baseball guide 2007 at ECSU Baseball site:

http://www.easternct.edu/depts/athletics/spring_season/bb-guide.htm

Whith the depth of players this year and some of the freshman starting to shine, I think Coach H will be in the thick of things come LEC and NCAA Tournament time.

FOUR TIME NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FLAGS FLY AT EASTERN BASEBALL STADIUM!!!!!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on April 13, 2007, 10:01:13 pm
TOOT TOOT!!

thats the sound of your own horn
hahah

impressive nonetheless

an evil empire indeed
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 13, 2007, 10:10:28 pm
TOOT TOOT!!

thats the sound of your own horn
hahah

impressive nonetheless

an evil empire indeed

Just want to educate the population on this DIII baseball team and show the history of success.  I am one proud alumni thats for sure!!!!

TOOT TOOT TOOOOOOOT!!!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Spence on April 13, 2007, 10:35:20 pm
You wouldn't happen to have the Hartford Courant's championship game story from the last national title year (2002) would you?

If you do, I've got a question for you but it can go in private...and it doesn't entail your dressing up as Little Bo Peep, I assure you.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 13, 2007, 10:52:10 pm
Sorry Spence I must of thrown it away.

Not sure I understand what your message is???
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Spence on April 13, 2007, 11:02:07 pm
If you had it, I was going to ask if you could copy it or get a copy or something.

I freelanced for both Marietta and Hartford for that game and thinking back wouldn't mind having a copy of both. At the time, I didn't really take much note of it.

As for the last part, forget it. It's from an 80s movie.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 14, 2007, 12:11:26 am
Hartford Courant may keep archives of sports articles.

try:

http://www.courant.com/sports/college/

Then click "archives"
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Spence on April 14, 2007, 12:34:29 am
Nothing seems to come up...probably too old. I'm sure I could probably order an old hard copy of it.

Not really sure what I'd do with it...framing doesn't seem quite appropriate since Marietta lost lol.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 14, 2007, 09:40:18 am
Spence,  when you say freelanced, does that mean you had an article in the H Courant for the CWS Championship game ( Marietta vs ECSU)?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on April 14, 2007, 10:07:11 am
Today is the day I have been talking about for weeks since I started posting UMB vs. ECSU. Lets see what happens
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 14, 2007, 10:22:27 am
Did ECSU have 30 regular season wins the year they got a Pool C and won the tournament?

These are the Evil Empires season records since their first championship
year
         GP  W    L    Pct.  Tournament  Head Coach 
2005 43 30   13  69.8
2004 54 43   11  79.6  NCAA (RegionalChampion) Holowaty
2003 52 43    9   82.7  NCAA (RegionalChampion) Holowaty
2002 51  39  11  77.5  NCAA (National Champion)  Holowaty 
2001 51  38  13  74.5  NCAA  Holowaty 
2000 39  29  10  74.4   
1999 41  26  15  63.4   
1998 51  40  11  78.4  NCAA (National Champion)  Holowaty 
1997 44  31  13  70.5  NCAA  Holowaty 
1996 41  27  14  65.9  NCAA  Holowaty 
1995 40  28  12  70.0  NCAA (RegionalChampion) Holowaty 
1994 38  23  15  60.5  NCAA  Holowaty 
1993 42  29  11  71.4  NCAA (RegionalChampion) Holowaty 
1992 38  27  11  71.1   
1991 44  28  16  66.7  NCAA  Holowaty 
1990 46  40  6    87.0  NCAA (National Champion)  Holowaty 
1989 41  24  17  58.5  NCAA  Holowaty 
1988 43  26  17  60.5  NCAA  Holowaty 
1987 49  36  13  73.5  NCAA (Regional Champion )  Holowaty 
1986 45  34  11  75.6  NCAA  Holowaty 
1985 48  36  12  75.0  NCAA  Holowaty 
1984 42  31  10  75.6  NCAA  Holowaty 
1983 48  32  16  66.7  NCAA (Regional Champion )  Holowaty 
1982 45  38   6   86.4  NCAA (National Champion)  Holowaty 



Whats with the term "Evil Empire"  Who coined this term??
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 14, 2007, 10:33:12 am
Spence,  when you say freelanced, does that mean you had an article in the H Courant for the CWS Championship game ( Marietta vs ECSU)?

Spence, Thanks for the info from Boyds
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 14, 2007, 09:11:25 pm
Ahh, the Evil Empire term was coined by me.

Consider it a complement; we all dislike EConn but respect the success.

That's what happens when you are consistently successful.

Word
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Spence on April 14, 2007, 09:42:05 pm
Spence,  when you say freelanced, does that mean you had an article in the H Courant for the CWS Championship game ( Marietta vs ECSU)?

Yes, just that one story for the Courant. I can't remember how it happened but I found out the Courant wasn't staffing or their stringer fell through or something, so I called them and asked them if they wanted me to do it.

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 14, 2007, 10:09:56 pm
ECSU sweeps UMass Boston 4-2, 7-2.  Giblair complete game, Jagodzinski 8 innings.

USM sweeps RIC, Keene'WCSU did not play, Plymouth UMass Dartmouth split

ECSU Big double header with RIC 4/21, then great match-ups with Trinity College Tues 4/24, and Wheaton 5/3

Keene State 5/5 will end LEC play unless rainouts
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 14, 2007, 11:12:04 pm

Keene State 5/5 will end LEC play unless rainouts
Not sure what you mean by this. Let's see Johnson + Wales,  Babson...sure indicators of the power of ESCU and USM. KSC starting pitching is strong. They can win with the schedule they have left.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 14, 2007, 11:18:56 pm

Keene State 5/5 will end LEC play unless rainouts
Not sure what you mean by this. Let's see Johnson + Wales,  Babson...sure indicators of the power of ESCU and USM. KSC starting pitching is strong. They can win with the schedule they have left.
Stromgren 1.88 era...Ghilblair 2.61. I guess we will see, huh
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 15, 2007, 01:55:42 pm

Keene State 5/5 will end LEC play unless rainouts
Not sure what you mean by this. Let's see Johnson + Wales,  Babson...sure indicators of the power of ESCU and USM. KSC starting pitching is strong. They can win with the schedule they have left.
Stromgren 1.88 era...Ghilblair 2.61. I guess we will see, huh


Mearly describing major opponents,(dates) ECSU faces in 2nd half of season.  what did you think I meant???

No doubt Keene St has come a long way and is now competitive, but it all comes down to who can play under pressure of LEC Tournament and then the NCAA Regional and National Tournaments

I quess we will see eh??!!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 15, 2007, 02:07:41 pm
Ahh, the Evil Empire term was coined by me.

Consider it a complement; we all dislike EConn but respect the success.

That's what happens when you are consistently successful.

Word

Thanks for the explaination, was just curious on the terminology.  Sort of like "those damn Yankees" so to speak

Who is your pet DIII NCAA team, if I may ask?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 15, 2007, 03:24:04 pm

Keene State 5/5 will end LEC play unless rainouts


Mearly describing major opponents,(dates) ECSU faces in 2nd half of season.  what did you think I meant???

 I misunderstood. Sorry. I thought you were predicting KSC for the remainder of the LEC season. I see them 8 wins and two losses going into the tourney. Right now the schedule should support that but any more rainout could change that.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 15, 2007, 04:04:21 pm

Keene State 5/5 will end LEC play unless rainouts


Mearly describing major opponents,(dates) ECSU faces in 2nd half of season.  what did you think I meant???

 I misunderstood. Sorry. I thought you were predicting KSC for the remainder of the LEC season. I see them 8 wins and two losses going into the tourney. Right now the schedule should support that but any more rainout could change that.

 


Keene St 8-2 going into the LEC tourny means one loss in double headers against USM, ECSU, UMass Boston, hmmmm, that may be a little optimistic.

Here are some recent Overall then Conference stats to ponder (respectively):

Team          Team ERA      Team Batting 

ECSU            3.45                   .315

KS                3.80                    .292

USM              4.15                    .308


TEAM BATTING           G   Avg   AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR   BB   SO  SB-ATT
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rhode Island College  19  .343  635  142  218   39    8   13   76   82  18-26
Eastern Connecticut.  19  .324  666  159  216   40   11   10   85   86  41-51
Plymouth State......  19  .311  653  126  203   42    6    7   62  106  13-19
Southern Maine......  15  .301  515   99  155   36    2   15   80   99  13-17
Keene State College.  19  .299  602   99  180   23    9    2   74   96  45-53
UMass Boston........  16  .296  521  102  154   29    9    2   45   79  25-31
Western Connecticut.  20  .286  647  108  185   32    3    4   67  101   6-15
UMass Dartmouth.....  17  .268  601   87  161   29    2    9   65  125  29-36

TEAM PITCHING          G   ERA   W   L  Sv     IP     H     R    ER    BB    SO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Eastern Connecticut.  19  3.66  13   6   3  167.1   182    84    68    55   146
UMass Boston........  16  4.03   9   7   3  125.0   133    75    56    46    72
Rhode Island College  19  4.39  11   8   1  151.2   172   104    74    65   115
Keene State College.  19  4.45  12   7   4  147.2   158    87    73    59   108
Southern Maine......  15  4.61   9   6   5  125.0   156    83    64    44    81
UMass Dartmouth.....  17  6.84   4  13   1  150.0   212   152   114    80    81
Plymouth State......  19  7.52   7  12   1  146.0   212   170   122    81    94
Western Connecticut.  20  8.24   5  15   1  158.1   240   184   145    97    95

TEAM FIELDING          G    PO     A     E    Pct    DP    PB SBA-ATT
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Southern Maine......  15   375   165    19   .966    11     0  26-30
Keene State College.  19   443   209    27   .960    19     2  21-26
Eastern Connecticut.  19   502   207    32   .957    11     4  13-22
UMass Boston........  16   375   163    29   .949    12     4  16-20
UMass Dartmouth.....  17   450   166    38   .942    16    18  37-44
Plymouth State......  19   438   185    46   .931    16    12  29-34
Rhode Island College  19   455   169    47   .930    13     4  24-30
Western Connecticut.  20   475   201    53   .927    12     9  42-52
Title: Re: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 15, 2007, 04:09:27 pm
My vote in order of highest probability, assuming everyone on the list healthy through rest of year, and based on latest results 4/15/2007

1)  S Gilblair
2)  R Bourke
3)  R Conway
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 15, 2007, 04:44:58 pm
Ahh, the Evil Empire term was coined by me.

Consider it a complement; we all dislike EConn but respect the success.

That's what happens when you are consistently successful.

Word

Thanks for the explaination, was just curious on the terminology.  Sort of like "those damn Yankees" so to speak

Who is your pet DIII NCAA team, if I may ask?

I root for:
1) Any team playing against EConn ;D
2) Some team to score 58 runs in 1 game vs Bridgewater St.
I follow:
1) St. Joe's - Cause Will Sanborn is a quality human being
2) Western NewEngland - Coach Labranche is a quality guy.
3) Thomas College  & Husson
4) Keene State - Good guys on the coaching staff as well
5) Southern Maine (EEIW) Evil Empire in Waiting)

I know it probably makes no sense but it is what it is.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 15, 2007, 05:19:59 pm
Wordsmith,

All honorable pursuits, except #1 of course  ::)

I am enjoying communication with DIII Basball fans. Great discussions

Good Luck to your causes except noted above

Thanks for the dialog

Go ECSU Warriors!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 15, 2007, 06:43:05 pm

Keene State 5/5 will end LEC play unless rainouts


Mearly describing major opponents,(dates) ECSU faces in 2nd half of season.  what did you think I meant???

 I misunderstood. Sorry. I thought you were predicting KSC for the remainder of the LEC season. I see them 8 wins and two losses going into the tourney. Right now the schedule should support that but any more rainout could change that.

 


Keene St 8-2 going into the LEC tourny means one loss in double headers against USM, ECSU, UMass Boston, hmmmm, that may be a little optimistic.

KSC is 3-1 in conference with 10 to go. They can go 8-2 for the remainder. Kene has played 24 games, stats only reflect 19.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 15, 2007, 07:31:24 pm
Wordsmith,

All honorable pursuits, except #1 of course  ::)

I am enjoying communication with DIII Basball fans. Great discussions

Good Luck to your causes except noted above

Thanks for the dialog

Go ECSU Warriors!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Evil Empire Alum:

I do root for EConn whenever they advance to the World Series. Always root for the NE rep. even if I must turn to the dark side once in a while. :'(

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 15, 2007, 08:16:01 pm
Thanks wordsmith,
maybe # 5, ( DIII CWS Championship) is not too far away. ;)
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 16, 2007, 08:23:44 am

Keene State 5/5 will end LEC play unless rainouts


Mearly describing major opponents,(dates) ECSU faces in 2nd half of season.  what did you think I meant???

 I misunderstood. Sorry. I thought you were predicting KSC for the remainder of the LEC season. I see them 8 wins and two losses going into the tourney. Right now the schedule should support that but any more rainout could change that.

 


Keene St 8-2 going into the LEC tourny means one loss in double headers against USM, ECSU, UMass Boston, hmmmm, that may be a little optimistic.

KSC is 3-1 in conference with 10 to go. They can go 8-2 for the remainder. Kene has played 24 games, stats only reflect 19.

I am enjoying this debate between kscer and EConnAlum. I'd say that kscer has a slight edge in the facts department, but also a slight edge in the whining department as well.

Word
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 21, 2007, 06:11:45 pm
ECSU Sweeps Rhode Island College 12-3 and 17-13

Second game was not pretty but the warriors are 9-0 in LEC conference play.

Any other LEC scores?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 21, 2007, 06:32:23 pm
Southern Maine Sweeps Plymouth State 6-2, 11-8
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 21, 2007, 08:03:31 pm
Keene State beat Plywood State yesterday; swept UMess Boston today.

They play Plywood State tomorrow and WConn in DH action on Tuesday.

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 21, 2007, 10:00:58 pm
KSC v UMB. Once again the umpiring interfered with the game with both head coaches being ejected for arguing bad calls... one on a balk call and one on a interfering with the catcher.
To all you knowledgeable folks out there, What does a catcher have to do to get interference called on a stolen base attempt? I guess pushing the batter out of the way doesn"t count, only throwing the ball and making contact on the throw counts. That's why coaches tell hitters to move across the plate an steal attempts. Pet peeve on my part but a stupid rule.

Conway pitched well. I would want him on my team, jcon.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on April 21, 2007, 11:55:38 pm
I was also at the games today and was very close to getting thrown out as well the umpiring was just awful there was no excuse for that bad of umpiring at this level those guys need to both be fired or suspeneded

That balk call was awful that ump cant make that call from that angle in a million years he it wasnt a balk either way that is what turned all the tide in the 2nd game
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 22, 2007, 12:15:53 pm
WHINE WHINE WHINE!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 22, 2007, 06:03:07 pm
UMess Boston upsets Southern Maine. Clipboards are flyin' in Gorham tonight.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 22, 2007, 06:12:52 pm
UMESS Boston USM game any scores
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 22, 2007, 06:24:44 pm
WHINE WHINE WHINE!!!!!!!!!!!
It's not whining. There is a problem in the LEC with umpiring. The umpire at the 2nd KSC/RIC  game was fired. The ADs went against the coaches choice and hired a very weak umpiring group.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 22, 2007, 08:06:07 pm
UMESS Boston USM game any scores

5-3 UMess Box Score attached.

http://usm.maine.edu/athletics/Baseball/stats/bbgm24.htm
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on April 22, 2007, 08:23:54 pm
WHINE WHINE WHINE!!!!!!!!!!!
It's not whining. There is a problem in the LEC with umpiring. The umpire at the 2nd KSC/RIC  game was fired. The ADs went against the coaches choice and hired a very weak umpiring group.

I heard the same thing....and the umpiring has been pretty bad from what I've seen.  Floating strike zones, easily intimadated, not knowing the rules.... pretty suspect for sure.  Now, I'm only comparing it to what I saw last year. 
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 22, 2007, 08:47:58 pm
WHINE WHINE WHINE!!!!!!!!!!!
It's not whining. There is a problem in the LEC with umpiring. The umpire at the 2nd KSC/RIC  game was fired. The ADs went against the coaches choice and hired a very weak umpiring group.

I heard the same thing....and the umpiring has been pretty bad from what I've seen.  Floating strike zones, easily intimadated, not knowing the rules.... pretty suspect for sure.  Now, I'm only comparing it to what I saw last year. 

It is so bad and the coaches know it. They start right at the beginning of the game trying to confuse and intimidate the umpires.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on April 22, 2007, 09:03:51 pm
And it's not always the evil empire doing  it...lol

Quote from Joe Morgan on the trouble chase wright for the yankees is have tonight.

He's only throwing his fastball when he's ahead in the count or way behind in the count..........what the .... doe's that mean?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on April 22, 2007, 09:22:33 pm
He's only throwing his fastball when he's ahead in the count or way behind in the count..........what the .... doe's that mean?

that isn't even one of his worst comments.  I have to start this post by saying two things, 1) i hate announcers, they all need to go, just pump up the crowd noise, let me hear the PA announcer and if someone gets hurt or something odd happens, have someone chime in and 2) if i talked on the air for 3 hours a night, i would probably say a few dumb things.

here are some of my favorite lines by announcers.

Joe Morgan
When speaking about the book Moneyball, "I don't need to read that book to know that what it says is wrong"
When speaking of pitching, "If you get the batters to hit the ball at people, they are more likely to get out"

Susan Waldman (yankees radion announcer)
Earlier this year talking about Oriole's pitcher Adam Loewn, "Last August he came up as a 21 year old, he is now 22, and tomorrow he turns 23"  at that pace he will be thirty by next week.

those are just some, i think i recall seeing a website once that had a whole list of these
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on April 22, 2007, 09:40:38 pm
Maybe he's tryin to be the new yogi.....you know you could get cash for doin that and thats as good as money......lol
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on April 22, 2007, 11:37:38 pm
Umass finally figured out how to come up with a clutch hit today at some points in the game. Now lets see if we can get on a run and get into the tourney and make some noise This win could turn the tide of there season there was alot more fire in there eyes after the win today HUGE WIN.

Not to be lost in all this the umpiring was not great again today Flaherty was thrown out of the game for argueing a call when the pitcher threw it to the shortstop at his postion on a pick off move now I know thats a balk but apparently mr. Flaherty didnt think so the strike son was inconsisent was the only problem with todays umps.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 24, 2007, 04:54:47 pm
The Swamp was good to the Owls today as they swept the WConn Warriors 6-1 and 8-3. 8)

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 24, 2007, 07:49:59 pm
I see where Southern Maine (formerly EEIT) is rated 26th in the latest Alphabet Poll. ???  :o  Laughable.

So. Maine is just like Notre Dame in Football, their rankings are never representative of their actual strength of schedule, how they play or their record. So, I must make the change to either Southern Dame or Notre Maine.

By the way, Notre Maine beat Bates today 19-13 :o
Clipboards in the State of maine are safe tonight ;)
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on April 24, 2007, 08:24:43 pm
How did they jump to that?  I don't understand how they can move up like that...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on April 24, 2007, 08:29:35 pm
I have them at 26...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 24, 2007, 08:38:33 pm
26th is correct they are 17-7. Sorry :-\
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 24, 2007, 10:05:45 pm
Nice Job by J Esposito this afternoon against an pretty good hitting Trinity College team!!!

Gilblair and Castillo are hot hitters!!

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Eastern Connecticut. 402 110 402 - 14 16  2
Trinity (Conn.)..... 100 200 000 -  3  6  3
-------------------------------------------

E - Castillo(9); Moran(10); Kent Graham(2); C. Barnard(1); D. Anderson(4).
DP - ECSUBB 2; Trinity 2. LOB - ECSUBB 12; Trinity 9. 2B - Gilblair 2(8);
Sean Killeen(10); M. Sullivan(6). 3B - Castillo 2(3). HR - C. Barnard(1).
HBP - Dalton; Geraci; Castillo; M. Sullivan. SF - Riemer(3). SB -
O'Toole(10). CS - Riemer(1).

Eastern Connecticut    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Joe Esposito........  9.0  6  3  3  5 10 33 39

Trinity (Conn.)        IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Eric McGrath........  2.2  8  6  5  4  2 14 19
D. Anderson.........  3.1  4  2  1  1  5 13 15
Rath-Noonan.........  0.1  1  4  4  3  0  2  5
M. Gyrguc...........  1.2  1  0  0  1  4  6  7
Dan Meehan..........  1.0  2  2  0  0  0  5  7

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 25, 2007, 09:12:43 pm
The LEC tournament field is getting interesting at the bottom end. There are five teams fighting for the last three slots, assuming USM doesn't completely collapse. Two good weekends coming up. #1 seed this year will be real important, not just for homefield but for matchup. KSC just won six conference games in six days. I don't think anyone else has that kind of pitching.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 26, 2007, 08:46:53 am
Seems like certain teams get written up more often on the DIII Baseball web site headlines.  Particularly Wheaton, NJAC teams and UW Whitewater.

Any reason for this? 

Need to spread the love!!!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 26, 2007, 05:33:35 pm
26th is correct they are 17-7. Sorry :-\


26th is correct, they are 20-7 now...USM had beaten St Joes twice, talk about overrated, it's not USM it's St Joes...USM can hit with the best of them, they just are lacking the pitching this year...
Title: Re: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 26, 2007, 05:37:35 pm
Skeffington is the most overrated player I have seen many years, he is hitting 9th and probably wouldn't be playing if not for his past sucess...I would say Bourque would get my vote...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 26, 2007, 08:13:59 pm
26th is correct, they are 20-7 now...USM had beaten St Joes twice, talk about overrated, it's not USM it's St Joes...USM can hit with the best of them, they just are lacking the pitching this year...
[/quote]

Notre Maine's last 3 wins came against those powerhouse Maine schools of
Colby Cheese College :(
Norman Bates Institute :-*
Doubting Thomas U ???


Big showdown in the Swamp this weekend between the Scowling Owls and Hall of Fame Edddie's crew.

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on April 26, 2007, 08:58:51 pm
I do not see how St Joes is overrated- they havent been ranked at all this year?

overrated??


USM needs upsets over st joes to get into the ncaas this year- because ECSU is easily going to take the LEC tourny AQ
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 26, 2007, 10:54:55 pm
Well USM just beat ST Joes for a 3rd time today, 3-0...I never said USM was going to beat ECSU, I was just pointing out that I don't think USM is overrated...If USM had 1 stud pitcher like they had in the past I would really consider them contenders but they don't, so while they will probably be in the regionals, I don't see them winning it...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on April 26, 2007, 10:57:20 pm
You see them reaching the regionals- via the atlarge bid im assuming-
does this mean that the huskies will get that name recognition thing going for them again? will ECSU get shipped off to NY regional again?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 26, 2007, 10:57:54 pm
26th is correct, they are 20-7 now...USM had beaten St Joes twice, talk about overrated, it's not USM it's St Joes...USM can hit with the best of them, they just are lacking the pitching this year...

Notre Maine's last 3 wins came against those powerhouse Maine schools of
Colby Cheese College :(
Norman Bates Institute :-*
Doubting Thomas U ???


Big showdown in the Swamp this weekend between the Scowling Owls and Hall of Fame Edddie's crew.


[/quote]

And St Joes for the 3rd time today...they actaully have won 13 of the last 14 games...While the competion maybe wasn't the best they are winning...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 26, 2007, 10:59:36 pm
You see them reaching the regionals- via the atlarge bid im assuming-
does this mean that the huskies will get that name recognition thing going for them again? will ECSU get shipped off to NY regional again?


No, I see them having a pretty good record and being a bottom seed in the New England Regional... :)
Title: Re: Little East Conference
Post by: Old Man on April 26, 2007, 11:00:43 pm
how can you not include STROMGREM from KSC - he is 4-1 and leading league in ERA - should be 6-1 - No Decicisons vs,. Wheaton and Umass- Bos- leading both games when removed - coaches did what they thought was right..................
Title: Re: Little East Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on April 26, 2007, 11:14:15 pm
Seeing as the survey was posted at the beginning of March, that's probably why.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on April 27, 2007, 01:41:13 am
whether or not they are a bottom seed they will play with top teams- but the way they play during the regular season does not warrant them a seed in the ncaas unless they win LEC AQ- sorry they arent consistant enough to deserve anything and a name recognition is not fair to teams that desrve a shot
Title: Re: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 27, 2007, 09:18:59 am
how can you not include STROMGREM from KSC - he is 4-1 and leading league in ERA - should be 6-1 - No Decicisons vs,. Wheaton and Umass- Bos- leading both games when removed - coaches did what they thought was right..................

Stromgren is certainly a "stromg" candidate for POTY. Mr. Coleman is correct, I posted the poll in March as a fun thing to predict the season. That's why Ricky is not on the poll. By the way, his next 2 games he pitches will determine his fate for POTY as well as KSC's.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 27, 2007, 02:45:33 pm
whether or not they are a bottom seed they will play with top teams- but the way they play during the regular season does not warrant them a seed in the ncaas unless they win LEC AQ- sorry they arent consistant enough to deserve anything and a name recognition is not fair to teams that desrve a shot

Seriously, have the played that bad???? the are 21-7...If the lose both to Keene on Sat and then don't get into the Championship on the Little East then sure they should not make it, but if the do take at least one from Keene and keep winning and the are able to beat Wheaton on May 4th then I can see them getting a bid if the lose in the last round of the LEC tourney...
Title: New Poll LEC Player of the Year
Post by: wordsmith on April 27, 2007, 07:53:13 pm
Vote early and often
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on April 27, 2007, 09:31:14 pm
If they do all of that they just might get a bid.  it will still depends on who wins all the autos.....dont you think?
Title: Re: Little East Conference
Post by: katt williams on April 27, 2007, 09:54:56 pm
I love having haters thanks hockeyfan77, Your my number 1 fan... Your the only 1 talking about me right now!

Thanks

It must be nice knowing that I'm not playing good and I have people talking, its amazing!
 

USM #1 Its not about the stats, its about the National Championship....
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 27, 2007, 11:45:56 pm
If they do all of that they just might get a bid.  it will still depends on who wins all the autos.....dont you think?


Of course...I am pretty much basing it on ESCU or KSU winning the Auto in the LEC...
Title: Re: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 27, 2007, 11:54:07 pm
I love having haters thanks hockeyfan77, Your my number 1 fan... Your the only 1 talking about me right now!

Thanks

It must be nice knowing that I'm not playing good and I have people talking, its amazing!
 

USM #1 Its not about the stats, its about the National Championship....




I do not hate you...I actually know you...I hope you pull out of your slump but from the at bats I have seen, it just seems you are trying to hard and letting that front shoulder fly out...I am not trying to trash you, just saying if you get back to your 2004 or 2005 form, USM offense will be downright scary...I have been around USM a lot longer than you and I know its not all about the stats, I was there in 97 :)...I will be at the game Sunday(DH against U-Mass Boston) running the scoreboard and hoping you will break out of your slump...Good luck...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 28, 2007, 06:58:31 pm
Keene State College Sweeps USM 3-2, 3-2.

Sets up show down in Keene  next week.

Any predictions??
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 28, 2007, 06:59:22 pm
ECSU sweeps UMD 9-0, 12-8
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 28, 2007, 07:00:08 pm
1 prediction - USM will not win the LEC regular season title. :D
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 28, 2007, 07:06:39 pm
Come on Wordsmith, Tell us something we dont already know. ;D

Fess up on EvilCSU and Keene State Owls DH next weekend!!! ;)
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 28, 2007, 07:10:54 pm
1 prediction - USM will not win the LEC regular season title. :D


1 prediction, wordsmith dosen't like USM...Didn't make the team or what???
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 28, 2007, 07:43:17 pm
Keene State College Sweeps USM 3-2, 3-2.

Sets up show down in Keene  next week.

Any predictions??

KSC swept ESCU last year and will do it again this year. They will force the defense to make plays and they will hit homeruns and doubles and walk off win in the ninth of both games, and everyone will love the umps.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 28, 2007, 07:53:10 pm
Keene State College Sweeps USM 3-2, 3-2.

Sets up show down in Keene  next week.

Any predictions??

KSC swept ESCU last year and will do it again this year. They will force the defense to make plays and they will hit homeruns and doubles and walk off win in the ninth of both games, and everyone will love the umps.

I guess we will see!!!  But I will restate that it is the LEC Tournament win that is the big prize.  How did Keene do last year in the LEC Tourny?
Who represented the LEC in the Wisconsin?
Better be able to play under pressure. ;D
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 28, 2007, 07:53:31 pm
Come on Wordsmith, Tell us something we dont already know. ;D

Fess up on EvilCSU and Keene State Owls DH next weekend!!! ;)

OK OK Evil Empire sweeps KSC. Neither game is close. I want my Karma point back!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 28, 2007, 07:59:23 pm
Karma Smarma. I am not at the proper posting level to pass out Karma points.

I think that ECSU will have a shot at putting KSC away next week,  If not then then in the LEC Tournement.

Last National Championship in 2002 ECSU id not win the LEC Championship.

So KSer better hope that they put the Evil Empir away for good because they will not loose too many to KEEEENE
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on April 28, 2007, 08:16:03 pm
Well that everyone is talking about the big matchup next week I am going to throw little UMB in the mix here the swept plymouth today in plymouth which  BOOSTED the chances at not only getting into the tourney but the #5 seed in the tourney.

Predictions for next week Econn takes both the tourney will be held in mansfield.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 28, 2007, 08:22:33 pm
Well that everyone is talking about the big matchup next week I am going to throw little UMB in the mix here the swept plymouth today in plymouth which  BOOSTED the chances at not only getting into the tourney but the #5 seed in the tourney.

Predictions for next week Econn takes both the tourney will be held in mansfield.

Jcon,

Right On!!

That is the beauty of the Conference Tournament format, If UMBoston gets hot at this time, all bets are off on ECSU, SMU, KSC.

Best of luck to UMB  Hope they give everybody hell, and kicks arse!!!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 28, 2007, 09:12:24 pm
Well that everyone is talking about the big matchup next week I am going to throw little UMB in the mix here the swept plymouth today in plymouth which  BOOSTED the chances at not only getting into the tourney but the #5 seed in the tourney.

Predictions for next week Econn takes both the tourney will be held in mansfield.

Jcon,

Right On!!

That is the beauty of the Conference Tournament format, If UMBoston gets hot at this time, all bets are off on ECSU, SMU, KSC.


When did RIC come from newhere and win?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 28, 2007, 09:17:56 pm
In 2005 RIC posted a .500 LEC record (7-7)

They won the LEC tourney!!

A whole new season statrs with the Conference Tournament!!!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 28, 2007, 09:34:39 pm
In 2005 RIC posted a .500 LEC record (7-7)

They won the LEC tourney!!

A whole new season statrs with the Conference Tournament!!!
That year KSC hosted ESCU and USM on the last weekend and split. But they used up all their pitching and were eliminated after two games.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on April 30, 2007, 12:12:33 pm
Tourney time is right aroubnd the corner boys and its shapeing up to be a great tourney as usaul with Keene and eastern battleing for the #1 seed there are battles all over the conference for postioning there are offically 4 teams that have already qualified for the tourney those being UMB after SWEEPING the huskies of USM for the 1st time in school history. you got Econn and KSU obviously and USM is also in and I am going to love how the seeds shake out because other then the fact that we know those 4 teams are in and the fact the we know Econn and KSU are going to be the #1 and 2 teams the rest of the seeding is up in the air its going to be a fantastic tournament I am am calling it right now I I predict niether KSU or ECONN is going to win the conference tourney. Bold prediction yes I know but as ECSUalum said ANYTHINg  can happen and there is one team inpaticular that is schorching hot right now in the LEC. Figure out who I am talkign about boys they are my pick to take down this years LEC tourney.  ;D
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 30, 2007, 07:38:30 pm
Jcon,

Let's see...

ESCU last 15 games 13-2 with losses to Babson and Wheaton

KSC last 15 games 13-2 with losses to Amherst and Wheaton

UMB last 15 games 5-10.

I guess we know who's scorching hot, but you know, anything can happen. RIC could win like they did in 2005.

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on April 30, 2007, 07:54:56 pm
haha- agreed kscer!!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on April 30, 2007, 09:38:39 pm
Hahaha those are some fantastic stats there Kscer but let me shoot you a little bit of info here pal Keene State from what I saw is an average team at best when they beat Umass Boston in both those games they needed all the help they could get from the umpires. I dont know if you were there but I was and in game if we decided to swing that bat much like we are now then it would have been a wrap and in the second game well lets just say the umpire wanted to be the star of that game by calling a balk that change the whole momentum of the game as much as I hate to tell you Kscer Keene state isnt that good of a team they are very beatable. I am actually hoping UMB gets the fifth seed and since I know for a fact that Keene is going to get swept this week Vs. ECONN and will get the 2 seed so we can expose you for the very average team that you are UMB will win the conference tournament with there top three pitchers in Conway, Andriano and Soto pitching the way they are hitters finally starting to come together and gel you could throw whoever you want in front of this team with it be Strongmen and KSU , Gilbliar and ECSU or Katt Williams (Eddie Skeffington) and USM they will knock them all down Because right now we cant be beat we hung with the so called 3rd best team in the league with our 6th best pitcher at best yesterday in Ryan Murphy. You take this down right now two weeks from now we will be talkign about UMB in the New England regionals and those are my facts for you Kscer.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on April 30, 2007, 09:51:49 pm
Jcon,

I love your posts, they are always entertaining.  I do want to ask you a favor though.  There is this girl who lives down the street from me.  She is incredibly beautiful, smart, funny, and laid back.  unfortunately she is a little out of my league.  is there anyway that you can sneak into her house and replace he sunglasses with the "forget all the facts, ignore possible flaws, endless devotion goggles" that you use when you look at Umass Boston.  Then she will look at me like i am george clooney and the two of us will have a chance to live happily ever after.   

thanks
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on April 30, 2007, 10:02:40 pm
Jcon,

I love your posts, they are always entertaining.  I do want to ask you a favor though.  There is this girl who lives down the street from me.  She is incredibly beautiful, smart, funny, and laid back.  unfortunately she is a little out of my league.  is there anyway that you can sneak into her house and replace he sunglasses with the "forget all the facts, ignore possible flaws, endless devotion goggles" that you use when you look at Umass Boston.  Then she will look at me like i am george clooney and the two of us will have a chance to live happily ever after.   

thanks

Donny, dont be so hard on Jcon.  Facts are facts but thats why we play the games.  He/she could have a valid point.  Conway could throw a JEM any game.  The lefty rookie was a mid week pitcher new to confrence foes, he could cause trouble.  Don't count anyone out it's tourney time.  You are for sure correct with stats are stats......but thats all they are.....best stats don't always win.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on April 30, 2007, 10:06:49 pm
i am just giving him/her a hard time.  come on, you didn't think my post was at least a little funny?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on April 30, 2007, 10:13:21 pm
i am just giving him/her a hard time.  come on, you didn't think my post was at least a little funny?

Yah it was OK.......nothin bad.  Just like Jcon sticking with his team and rally having a bit of a point.  Check out the rookies stats he's done a good job for them this year and Conway is a good arm.  They COULD win TWO out of the gate.  Of course I base that on who they face.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on April 30, 2007, 11:14:51 pm
Haha- what funny posts! Reminds me of a quote I heard- "Statistics are like bikinis, they show a lot, but not everything."  Let the games play out... there arent any excuses come playoff time- the teams that should win do.  No one deserves anything, only the best survive (and some luck)
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Bob Maxwell on May 01, 2007, 11:57:29 am
You have to give Jcon his due... he is a real FAN and always feels his team has a shot.  the records pretty much say it is a long long shot at best... but he is right, the tournament starts a new.  everyone is 0-0 and each gaem counts.

But it is a long long LONG shot for UMass Boston at best.

 ;D
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 01, 2007, 12:16:58 pm
once again i am just giving jcon a hard time.  i am actually pulling for underdogs in all of the conference tournaments left to be played in new england.

as for the LEC tourney i did some research.  Here are some stats based on seeds for the past 10 years of the LEC tourney.

Information Below listed as...

Seed, Wins-Losses, Percent of games won, and (times winning tournament)
#1  21-15  58.3% (3)
#2  25-14     64.1% (3)
#3  17-18     48.6% (2)
#4  16-16     50.0% (1)
#5  11-14     44.0% (1)
#6  4-15  21.1%   (0)
#7  0-1  0.0%       (0) 
#8  0-1  0.0%       (0)

note there have been a few different variations of the tournament format.

but based on this, my bet to win the tournament this year is the team that loses the showdown at keene this weekend. 
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on May 01, 2007, 12:22:09 pm
Everyone here can keep giving me a hard time thats fine You all can just keep talking about how much of a long shot it is. But the fact of the matter is this team had they geled alot earlier then now they would easily have been in 3rd place in this conference at least. They have still been in all there games in conference the bats just werent there and like I have said earlier in this tourney pitching matters. And from were I am sitting they have the the 2nd best  1 2 3 pitchers in this conference they are a close second behind econn. And now that the bats are working this team is a buzzsaw and the whole LEC is going to run into them.  ;D
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 01, 2007, 12:26:26 pm
but based on this, my bet to win the tournament this year is the team that loses the showdown at keene this weekend.   
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I agree. KSC won 3 of 5 last year, but they won the wrong 3 of 5. This year is the Evil Empire will split in Keene then sweep through the LEC and finish off KSC in the finals.

Word
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: bobm396 on May 01, 2007, 12:37:26 pm
Living in Ct. I have been following Eastern for a very long time. Not a huge fan of the boys in Willimantic, However has any one noticed the runs they have been putting on the score board lately. Is their hitting that good or has the pitching been that bad. My guess, We will find out this weekend. I believe Keene St has finals this week and graduation on Sun. Can you imagine how hostile that place may be with Eastern comming to town and all the students out of school waiting to graduate on Sun.
Should be a fun time in NH.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: MSG77 on May 01, 2007, 01:49:48 pm
Haven't been on here too much this year - just breezed in and found this thread.

Allow me my $.02 on a variety of things

1.  The term "Evil Empire" was originally used by Reagan as a reference to the USSR.  It became a baseball term used to describe the Yankees mainly after Larry Lucchino used it in reference to them.  It was in relation to the signing of Jose Contreras.  It looked as if the Sox were going to sign him, but at the last minute the Yankees came in and got him.  The Lucchino quote was "The Evil Empire extends its tentacles even into Latin America".  The media took it and ran with it, labelling the Yankees as the "Evil Empire".  http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1226/1482493.html (http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1226/1482493.html)

It has been applied to ECSU because of their Yankee-like way of winning every year.  Other teams hate them, but it is not without a level of respect.  I have heard many people compare the USM-ECSU rivalry to Sox-Yanks.  In many ways, I think it may have been stronger pre-02.  Since then, Wheaton has emerged as a legitimate national power and the introduction of the autobids to the NCAAs has resulted in the Wheaton-ECSU rivalry growing.  In the 13 years from 90 to 02, ECSU won 3 National championships and USM won 2.  Before the autobids, they were both always in the NE regionals.  So even though ECSU and USM play each other in the regular season, they haven't recently met in the NCAAs as well.

2. Should be a great first game on Saturday.  Likely Gilblair vs Stromgren since KSU has to win both.  If ECSU wins the first, I would not be surprised to see them throw some guys with limited innings to get some rest for the tourney as the second game will not affect the seedings or the hosting.  I would be surprised if KSU wins both with the way ECSU has been playing of late.  Although they have played them well over the last few years.  Also interesting to note that if ECSU does sweep, it will be the first time a team has ever gone undefeated in LE play.  Kind of hard to beleive that it would be this team. I think anyone would admit before the season started that they would not have predicted this.  I think most would agree that the 02-04 teams for ECSU were a bit better.

3.  Also a huge game on Thurs at ECSU as they take on Wheaton.  It may be too late since Wheaton beat ECSU last week and has already won their conference tourney, but if ECSU could post a huge win (similar to last years 8-0) they might have a shot to earn the #1 seed in the NE regional, provided they win at least 1 Sat and win the LE tourney.  If Wheaton win at ECSU, they will be locked in to the #1 seed.  With the new 7 team regionals, the #1 seed has a HUGE advantage in regional play.

4.  I think any neutrals should be rooting for ECSU to take at least 1 on Sat so they can host the tourney.  Their facilities are better than KSU, and they have LIGHTS!  I hate tournaments with games starting at 10AM and the possibility of the late games being delayed til the next day due to darkness.  For both players and fans, it is a huge inconvenience.  Although, short of the tournament being cancelled totally due to weather, I think everyone would agree it would be hard to top what happened last year in Maine! ;D

Jcon - love the enthusiasm, even if it is a bit misguided

hockeyfan - I have a feeling the the "77" in your username has the same origin as mine.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 01, 2007, 05:28:25 pm
MSG77...
I agree with everything you said. Howe is acutely aware that he used all his pitching trying to beat both USM and ESCU on the same weekend in 2005 and went into the tournament with no pitching and lost two before he realised it. The only reason I would want to play at Keene vs. Willamantic is the drive. You cannot compare the facilities.
In a sense this is a rematch of the game in Bangor. In that game, Stromgren gave up two runs in the first inning which he hadn't done all year. I doubt that will happen this year. That's an even game without those runs.

But this is what d3 college baseball is all about...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Catch08 on May 01, 2007, 09:57:49 pm
How good is my boy Mel Castilo at ECSU I play summer ball with him..if you havent seen this kid play you need to
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 03, 2007, 12:07:17 am
Final from tonight: USM 13 U-Maine 7...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Spence on May 03, 2007, 12:20:30 am
If they're anything like Wooster fans, they'll be crowing about how they're the best in the country because they can beat a D-I team.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: MSG77 on May 03, 2007, 12:51:16 am
Final from tonight: USM 13 U-Maine 7...

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

I guess "on any given day", but I didn't think USM was that strong this year.  To put up 13 on a DI pitching staff is impressive (and a bit surprising).  Any links to the box score (I'm too lazy to look it up), did Maine throw the last guys in the BP or was it legit?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: TheGNAC on May 03, 2007, 01:44:54 am
Maine started their #1, but he only went an inning. Typical staff day, but all their top arms got innings... USM didn't throw their #1 for 8 innings, either. Staff day on both sides, it seems.

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 03, 2007, 02:49:33 am
I don't know about U-Maine but USM threw their 4th...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 03, 2007, 02:50:24 am
If they're anything like Wooster fans, they'll be crowing about how they're the best in the country because they can beat a D-I team.


no, but USM has beat them in the last 2 meetings...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 03, 2007, 02:51:24 am
Final from tonight: USM 13 U-Maine 7...

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

I guess "on any given day", but I didn't think USM was that strong this year.  To put up 13 on a DI pitching staff is impressive (and a bit surprising). 

USM can hit, but IMO they just don't have the pitching depth...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on May 03, 2007, 07:59:48 am
I am not sure this is what some may think.  This is not the UMaine team that goes to the World Series.  This UMaine team is the one that trailed Colby College last week in the 7 inning! The USM team is the same team that a Bowdoin frosh heald to one run the day before.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 03, 2007, 09:09:33 am
USM can hit, but IMO they just don't have the pitching depth...
[/quote]

USM also has issues with their defense; their middle infield is average at best and on some days below average; outfield is a bit below average with range and speed and arm strength(even with Borque in right).
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 03, 2007, 12:56:06 pm
I am not sure this is what some may think.  This is not the UMaine team that goes to the World Series.  This UMaine team is the one that trailed Colby College last week in the 7 inning! The USM team is the same team that a Bowdoin frosh heald to one run the day before.


I don't care what others think, it's something i have noticed watching them all year...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 03, 2007, 12:57:49 pm
USM can hit, but IMO they just don't have the pitching depth...

USM also has issues with their defense; their middle infield is average at best and on some days below average; outfield is a bit below average with range and speed and arm strength(even with Borque in right).
[/quote]


They have a very good SS in Nick, and the OF really isn't bad..I don't think it's hitting or fielding that is going to be USM's downfall...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: MSG77 on May 03, 2007, 01:31:17 pm
I am not sure this is what some may think.  This is not the UMaine team that goes to the World Series.  This UMaine team is the one that trailed Colby College last week in the 7 inning! The USM team is the same team that a Bowdoin frosh heald to one run the day before.

Hence my comment on the mighty falling.  Wasn't using it to say USM is great.  They are a 23-11 D3 team.  I was alluding to your point that UMaine is not what they once were.  I don't think anyone here is confused and saying USM is a great team.  Barring winning the LEC tourney, they will be home for the 5th time in 6 years come NCAA time.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 04, 2007, 05:54:35 pm
Any predictions of what the matchups will be in Keene tomorrow?  I think it is interesting b/c the tournament starts on Wednesday (only three days between sunday and wednesday).  Do you throw your number 1 or rest them?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 04, 2007, 07:15:30 pm
Any predictions of what the matchups will be in Keene tomorrow?  I think it is interesting b/c the tournament starts on Wednesday (only three days between sunday and wednesday).  Do you throw your number 1 or rest them?

This is real interesting because no one knows who they are facing in the tourney. I think that Stromgren throws if Gilblair throws. Do these games mean anything ? Except for pride. They probably mean more for Keene than Eastern for an NCAA bid if they dont win the LEC Tournament. If Keene wins both and then RIC or UMB wins the LEC tourney what happens then?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 04, 2007, 07:23:34 pm
I think these games mean a lot.  it looks like (and i am only looking at box scores) that the LEC looks like this. 

ECSU and Keene at the top

then a drop off

Then Southern Maine, RIC, & UMass Boston

then another drop off

THen everyone else

With that assumption the number one seed is huge.  you get to play the 6 seed to start and then if you win you get to match up with a team that just lost the 3-4 game. 

if i were coaching i would do this.

Keene
Throw my number 2 in the first game and have my ace ready for game two.  If you win game 1, pitch your ace in game two b/c a sweep would win you the number 1 seed.  If you lose game 1 the second game is meaningless, rest your ace.

ECSU
Throw my number 2 in game 1.  if you win, you wrapped up #1 seed, rest the ace.  if you lose, throw your ace to wrap up #1 seed.

In both cases if the second game is meaningless i would probably throw my ace a few innings to keep him fresh.

just my thoughts, and heck the only coaching i have ever done is when i volunteered coaching t-ball and i never had to worry about who to pitch
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 04, 2007, 07:40:34 pm
Wheaton beat USM 11-1 today...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 04, 2007, 07:45:16 pm
Don,
I think this a good approach. This is a great confrontation coming up tomorrow in the swamps of Keene.
There are so many sub-plots going on here. From the coaches to the catchers, everyone has a part to play in this drama.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 04, 2007, 07:51:10 pm
I think these games mean a lot.  it looks like (and i am only looking at box scores) that the LEC looks like this. 

ECSU and Keene at the top

then a drop off

Then Southern Maine, RIC, & UMass Boston

then another drop off

THen everyone else

With that assumption the number one seed is huge.  you get to play the 6 seed to start and then if you win you get to match up with a team that just lost the 3-4 game. 

if i were coaching i would do this.

Keene
Throw my number 2 in the first game and have my ace ready for game two.  If you win game 1, pitch your ace in game two b/c a sweep would win you the number 1 seed.  If you lose game 1 the second game is meaningless, rest your ace.

ECSU
Throw my number 2 in game 1.  if you win, you wrapped up #1 seed, rest the ace.  if you lose, throw your ace to wrap up #1 seed.

In both cases if the second game is meaningless i would probably throw my ace a few innings to keep him fresh.

just my thoughts, and heck the only coaching i have ever done is when i volunteered coaching t-ball and i never had to worry about who to pitch
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KSC, at least in my humble opinion, does not have a solid #2. They tried Young who could not get past 3 or 4 innings, Maybe is a ???, a bit like Dice-K, Morin is untested in LEC action but could provide some magic. Howe will start Stromgren because he is at home and could win the LEC out right with a sweep. Ken will not start a #2 in the first game.

One thing about KSC, they do have good depth in their staff of pitchers.

Holywater vs the Howe Owl Scowl in the Swamp. Golly Gosh it don't get no betta than that.

By the way God bless the kid wounded in the shooting today at KSC and God Bless the parents of both kids. Mike Dyke was not a bad kid, just had some problems.

http://www.sentinelsource.com/main.asp?SectionID=31&SubSectionID=37&ArticleID=148638
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 04, 2007, 08:13:11 pm
I think these games mean a lot.  it looks like (and i am only looking at box scores) that the LEC looks like this. 

ECSU and Keene at the top

then a drop off

Then Southern Maine, RIC, & UMass Boston

then another drop off

THen everyone else

With that assumption the number one seed is huge.  you get to play the 6 seed to start and then if you win you get to match up with a team that just lost the 3-4 game. 

if i were coaching i would do this.

Keene
Throw my number 2 in the first game and have my ace ready for game two.  If you win game 1, pitch your ace in game two b/c a sweep would win you the number 1 seed.  If you lose game 1 the second game is meaningless, rest your ace.

ECSU
Throw my number 2 in game 1.  if you win, you wrapped up #1 seed, rest the ace.  if you lose, throw your ace to wrap up #1 seed.

In both cases if the second game is meaningless i would probably throw my ace a few innings to keep him fresh.

just my thoughts, and heck the only coaching i have ever done is when i volunteered coaching t-ball and i never had to worry about who to pitch
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KSC, at least in my humble opinion, does not have a solid #2. They tried Young who could not get past 3 or 4 innings, Maybe is a ???, a bit like Dice-K, Morin is untested in LEC action but could provide some magic. Howe will start Stromgren because he is at home and could win the LEC out right with a sweep. Ken will not start a #2 in the first game.

One thing about KSC, they do have good depth in their staff of pitchers.

Holywater vs the Howe Owl Scowl in the Swamp. Golly Gosh it don't get no betta than that.

By the way God bless the kid wounded in the shooting today at KSC and God Bless the parents of both kids. Mike Dyke was not a bad kid, just had some problems.
Howe will pitch Stromgren against Gilblair, however that works out. Maybe has been effective  except for a little let down against KSC. He has to prove he can fill Stromgren's shoes next year and I believe he can. But Keene still won that game.  Morin has been deadly and Young is coming back.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 04, 2007, 08:17:22 pm
For what it is worth, IMHO, if I were Ken Howe, I'd throw Morin in game one regardless of who the Evil Empire threw. Then decide on game 2 based upon the results of game 1.

Morin is the wild card. The kid is a gamer and he saves Howe from using Stromgrem up unless he has a chance to sweep.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 04, 2007, 08:29:16 pm
We"ll see tomorrow as the sun shines and the wind blows. Dress warmly...it is never warm at Owl Stadium.

As an aside, whatever happened in that shooting incident was truly tragic, and throws a little pall over graduation weekend.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 04, 2007, 09:03:54 pm
A comment and a question to everyone.

ESCU lost to Weaton yesterday, 2-1.

I had posted sometime last week about defense being an important element in the mix.  Well ECSU lost this game on 2 unearned runs.
Good defense is a must to win the D-III CWS.

Following the chat about USM beating UM and Wooster beating Kent St.

I also commented last week about a UConn/ ECSU match-up.

Anyone follow UConn Huskies  baseball and would like to make a comment?

Final comment, RIC looks to be coming into the LEC Tourny somewhat hot.

They make me nervous!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: MSG77 on May 04, 2007, 11:21:10 pm
I think it will be Gilblair vs Stromgren in Game 1.

I think it's a different strategy if Keene didn't have to sweep both games.  Can't worry about game 2 until you win game 1.

If I were ECSU, I would throw Gilblair in game 1.  I would asy it is about 95% they will.  Then if they win, they will likley throw #6 and some bullpen guys.  I wouldn't want to wait around for game 2 if you can clinch with game 1.  You don't want to get the other teams bats going to start the day and waiting around for game 2 is just asking for trouble I think.

Again, if I'm KSU, I throw Stromgren in game 1 if Gilblair is pitching.  I think if you win, you have a huge advantage in momentum, regardless of who your game 2 starter is.  I've seen it happen a lot, where if a team's ace shuts down the other team and beats their ace, the team that lost is demoralized and has a bit of a hangover to start the second game.  IMO this is the best chance that KSU has for a sweep.  You would figure that Gilblair is not going to give up a tons of runs, so you would need to hold Eastern down to win.  From what some have posted here, that might not happen with Keenes #2 or #3.

It is a huge advantage to finish #1 as has been said, the drop-off from #5 to #6 is pretty significant and the #1 seed gets to host which is also an advantage.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 05, 2007, 06:38:14 am
I think it will be Gilblair vs Stromgren in Game 1.

I think it's a different strategy if Keene didn't have to sweep both games.  Can't worry about game 2 until you win game 1.

If I were ECSU, I would throw Gilblair in game 1.  I would asy it is about 95% they will.  Then if they win, they will likley throw #6 and some bullpen guys.  I wouldn't want to wait around for game 2 if you can clinch with game 1.  You don't want to get the other teams bats going to start the day and waiting around for game 2 is just asking for trouble I think.

Again, if I'm KSU, I throw Stromgren in game 1 if Gilblair is pitching.  I think if you win, you have a huge advantage in momentum, regardless of who your game 2 starter is.  I've seen it happen a lot, where if a team's ace shuts down the other team and beats their ace, the team that lost is demoralized and has a bit of a hangover to start the second game.  IMO this is the best chance that KSU has for a sweep.  You would figure that Gilblair is not going to give up a tons of runs, so you would need to hold Eastern down to win.  From what some have posted here, that might not happen with Keenes #2 or #3.

It is a huge advantage to finish #1 as has been said, the drop-off from #5 to #6 is pretty significant and the #1 seed gets to host which is also an advantage.

MSG77,

Agreed, this is what you will see today. KSC cannot deviate from what got them to this point.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 05, 2007, 11:51:46 am
I think the fact that they NEED TO SWEEP is the exact reason you DON'T pitch your ace in game one if you are Keene State.

here is why i think this (sorry if i am repeating myself), lets say you pitch #1 in game one and you win, then your number 2 gets shelled.  now you get the two seed, don't get to host, have to play the #5 seed in first round and your #1 & #2 would be on 3 days rest.

Now if you throw your number 2 in game 1 and he gets shelled, you know to rest your ace because you are already the #2 seed, you can have your ace well rested for the first day and your number 2 on four days rest for the second day of the tournament.

Now if you throw your #2 in the first game against their ace and WIN, you look great.  you have your ace going in game two with their ace not able to pitch.

For Keene State to get the #1 seed and host the tourney they NEED to sweep.  that means someone other than their ace needs to win a game.  why not find out right away by pitching your number 2 in the first game.

Other than saying, "that is the way you do it" or "that is they way it is done" or "you can get the momentum" i can't see the logic in throwing your ace in the first game.  and a wise man once said, "In baseball momentum is only as good as the next games starting pitcher"
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 05, 2007, 03:58:36 pm
ECSU takes opener 8-3. Giblair started
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 05, 2007, 05:40:42 pm
Eastern takes game 2 by score of 3-2

First time 14-0 on LEC conference
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 05, 2007, 05:52:32 pm
I think the fact that they NEED TO SWEEP is the exact reason you DON'T pitch your ace in game one if you are Keene State.

here is why i think this (sorry if i am repeating myself), lets say you pitch #1 in game one and you win, then your number 2 gets shelled.  now you get the two seed, don't get to host, have to play the #5 seed in first round and your #1 & #2 would be on 3 days rest.

Now if you throw your number 2 in game 1 and he gets shelled, you know to rest your ace because you are already the #2 seed, you can have your ace well rested for the first day and your number 2 on four days rest for the second day of the tournament.

Now if you throw your #2 in the first game against their ace and WIN, you look great.  you have your ace going in game two with their ace not able to pitch.

For Keene State to get the #1 seed and host the tourney they NEED to sweep.  that means someone other than their ace needs to win a game.  why not find out right away by pitching your number 2 in the first game.

Other than saying, "that is the way you do it" or "that is they way it is done" or "you can get the momentum" i can't see the logic in throwing your ace in the first game.  and a wise man once said, "In baseball momentum is only as good as the next games starting pitcher"


You have to start you #1 IMO, first of he gets ample rest to pitch on Wed(Sun, Mon and Tues off) and your #2 is going to pich on regular rest...Plus, you don't want to let your #1 get too rusty, sitting on the bench for a week...Then what if there is rain??? You could go possibly 8 days without throwing your #1...Makes no sense, play to win the game you are playing, then worry about the next game, the next day and so on...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 05, 2007, 08:27:00 pm
Eastern takes game 2 by score of 3-2

First time 14-0 on LEC conference

That's a tremendous accomplishment. In my four years of watching, I think this is the best Eastern team I have seen. Any weakness in the infield is made up for in the outfield. They hit well, and pitching is better than adequate.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on May 05, 2007, 09:40:13 pm
Ladies and gentlemen we have finally come to the point in the season we have all been waiting for ITS TOURNEY TIME. This is going to be alot of fun and with a team like Keene who used up both there #1 and #2 starter they are in alot of trouble againist the hottest teaming coming into the tourney (barring ECONN obviously) The Beacons of UMASS BOSTON who have won 6 straight league games and look like a team poised to make a deep run into this tourney and take it down.  ;D
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 06, 2007, 07:21:49 am
Ladies and gentlemen we have finally come to the point in the season we have all been waiting for ITS TOURNEY TIME. This is going to be alot of fun and with a team like Keene who used up both there #1 and #2 starter they are in alot of trouble againist the hottest teaming coming into the tourney (barring ECONN obviously) The Beacons of UMASS BOSTON who have won 6 straight league games and look like a team poised to make a deep run into this tourney and take it down.  ;D

JCon,

Who does UMessBoston start? I see where both NCon & Adriano went 5 innings.

By the way, KSC's #1 went 4.1 and is fully capable of coming back on 3 days rest. Also their #2, who IMHO is really their #3, did go 6.2 and does not have the rubber arm others do on the staff. If I were the Owls I'd throw Morin against UMess then have Stromgren and Maybe rested for games 2 and 3(if still playing).
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 06, 2007, 11:09:46 am
Eastern takes game 2 by score of 3-2

First time 14-0 on LEC conference

That's a tremendous accomplishment. In my four years of watching, I think this is the best Eastern team I have seen. Any weakness in the infield is made up for in the outfield. They hit well, and pitching is better than adequate.

You know sometimes it is not good to beat a team multiple times in a season, especially, in front of a Conference tournament.  Keene is now positioned for the upsets.  Similarly as Wheaton took two from ECSU this year, they are due to lose next time.  The LEC tourmament will be exciting this year, because as I mentioned in previous postings, any team can get hot and vanquish the leader(s)!!!

Keene State is an up and coming in baseball, and all thier sports programs are considered strong, (defeated ESCU in LAX yesterday)

Good luck to all the teams this upcoming Wednesday!!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: JOUL on May 06, 2007, 02:34:45 pm
After the sweep yesterday...does anyone think that Keene could still possibly get a pool c bid if they lose in the championship of the LEC tourny?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 06, 2007, 02:58:46 pm
After the sweep yesterday...does anyone think that Keene could still possibly get a pool c bid if they lose in the championship of the LEC tourny?

Nope Southern Maine will get one though. >:(  Just kidding, fans of KSC will get a laugh out of that one after last year's hosing.

Seriously, if KSC is to have a chance EConn would have to take the Tourney title and KSC would have to finish second and have a good showing. If another LEC teams wins the tourney then EConn gets an at-large and I doubt the NCAA would take 3 teams from the LEC.

Another way to ask the same question: Would you give KSC an at-large bid right now and who is their competition for the bid? If they finish 2nd in the tourney all KSC will have done is to re-establish that they are the second best team in the LEC, which we already know.

I have a feeling the ECAC is headed for Keene again this year.

Mr. Turner has done a great job of spelling out the situation as it currently stands in National Topics Pool C topics.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on May 06, 2007, 10:23:35 pm
Wordsmith I dont know if someone from UMASS-BOSTON slept with your girlfriend or what the deal is but the simple fact that you think this team has no shot to win this tourney is just plain stupied. This team has the 2nd best 1 2 3 in this league with the emergance of Andriano and with Conway and Soto behind ECONN 123 there aint any team that can get outs like this staff. Let me throw some stats out at you there wordsmith and whoever else is doubting this squad in the last 6 conference games (all wins by the way) They have been letting up only 3.6 rpg with Conway and soto winning 2 of those games and Andriano winning 1 and pitching well enough to win both.

Now to the hitting they started off very very slow but they have picked it up as of late in there last 6 conference games (all wins by the way for the 2nd time) they are averaging a robust 8.3 rpg and 11.5 hits per game

So the simple facts of the matter are these if they keep hitting like they have been they will win this tourney because the pitching is always going to be there and when the hittings there they are one of the top 2 teams in this conference.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 06, 2007, 10:58:14 pm
Wordsmith I dont know if someone from UMASS-BOSTON slept with your girlfriend or what the deal is but the simple fact that you think this team has no shot to win this tourney is just plain stupied. This team has the 2nd best 1 2 3 in this league with the emergance of Andriano and with Conway and Soto behind ECONN 123 there aint any team that can get outs like this staff. Let me throw some stats out at you there wordsmith and whoever else is doubting this squad in the last 6 conference games (all wins by the way) They have been letting up only 3.6 rpg with Conway and soto winning 2 of those games and Andriano winning 1 and pitching well enough to win both.

Now to the hitting they started off very very slow but they have picked it up as of late in there last 6 conference games (all wins by the way for the 2nd time) they are averaging a robust 8.3 rpg and 11.5 hits per game

So the simple facts of the matter are these if they keep hitting like they have been they will win this tourney because the pitching is always going to be there and when the hittings there they are one of the top 2 teams in this conference.

Ah, I never said that nor even implied that, actually if you read my post carefully in discussing KSC's options I mentioned if they were still playing in a game 3. But...

Since you brought up stats let me remind you that UMess Boston is 7-9 overall in their last 16 games, in their last 6 conf games they beat Plywood St., WConn, and USM, a combined 13-29 in the LEC.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on May 06, 2007, 11:42:39 pm
Listen wordsmith you need to figure it out it doesnt mater who you beat as long as you get the job done and when you win games that builds confidence am I wrong?? This team just took a little while to find its stride and now that they have found it. I AM TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW KEENE STATE COLLEGE WILL LOSE TO UMB on wendesday and those are the stats that I am telling you there wordsmith and you can say whatever you want. And I am still kinda curious if maybe you were cut by UMB and you are just upset??? Because for some reason you dont know how to give credit were credit is due.

Predictions for Wendesays round 1
ECSU over UMD
UMB over KSC
USM over RIC

Everyone leave there predictions on the opening day of the tourney
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: MSG77 on May 07, 2007, 12:31:59 am
Eastern takes game 2 by score of 3-2

First time 14-0 on LEC conference

That's a tremendous accomplishment. In my four years of watching, I think this is the best Eastern team I have seen. Any weakness in the infield is made up for in the outfield. They hit well, and pitching is better than adequate.

Taking nothing away from this team and its accomplishments I have to ask -

Did you not see much of the 04 team?  Or has your memory blocked that team out because it was such a traumatic event? Haha.  Just as a refresher -

ECSU 14, KSU 0
ECSU 13, KSU 5
ECSU 19, KSU 2 (Tourney)

That 14-0 game was the most dominating pitching performance I have seen in college.

Ryan DiPietro had a no hitter thru 8 1/3 and finished with a 1 hitter (a bloop into short right) and 19 K.  He was almost untouchable that day.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 07, 2007, 12:46:09 am
There are 4 teams that can win the Little East IMO...ECSU, KSC, USM and U-Mass...U-Mass impressed me when they split with USM last Sunday...1st day projections:
ECSU over UMD
KSC over U-Mass
USM over RIC
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: MSG77 on May 07, 2007, 01:09:20 am
After the sweep yesterday...does anyone think that Keene could still possibly get a pool c bid if they lose in the championship of the LEC tourny?

Nope Southern Maine will get one though. >:(  Just kidding, fans of KSC will get a laugh out of that one after last year's hosing.

I laughed.  But then I did a little research.

USM took 2 of 3 from KSU last year and had fewer "bad" losses.  Although with 31 wins KSU was almost certainly one of the "last teams out".

I can't be bothered doing the QOWI for KSU, but if I was hoping to get an at-large I'd already have done it.  In another thread someone (I think it was Pat) posted that anything over 9.7 is "in contention" and over 10 is strong.  I just took a quick look at their sched and they don't have too many bad losses this year.

The losses to ECSU shouldn't hurt them too much. For example, if their QOWI was 10 before Sat, it would now be 9.78.  If it was right at 9.7 before Sat, it would be 9.50 now.  So those two losses shouldn't kill their chances.  If they go 3-2 or even 4-2 in the tourneyand finish second and ECSU wins it, they would be 28 or 29-13.  USM was 29-15 last year after the LE tourney.

Assuming that the NY regional is 7 teams again (which it might not be since there is talk of the West being 7 this year), there is no reason that I see that NE couldn't get 2 Pool C teams (with 2 NE teams being sent to NY like last year).  There don't look to be many at-large teams in contention from NY.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 07, 2007, 09:19:06 am
Eastern takes game 2 by score of 3-2

First time 14-0 on LEC conference

That's a tremendous accomplishment. In my four years of watching, I think this is the best Eastern team I have seen. Any weakness in the infield is made up for in the outfield. They hit well, and pitching is better than adequate.

Taking nothing away from this team and its accomplishments I have to ask -

Did you not see much of the 04 team?  Or has your memory blocked that team out because it was such a traumatic event? Haha.  Just as a refresher -

ECSU 14, KSU 0
ECSU 13, KSU 5
ECSU 19, KSU 2 (Tourney)

That 14-0 game was the most dominating pitching performance I have seen in college.

Ryan DiPietro had a no hitter thru 8 1/3 and finished with a 1 hitter (a bloop into short right) and 19 K.  He was almost untouchable that day.

I agree that '04 team was pretty special with DiPietro, Wildmon, Serfass, Galemba, Julien, Garfolo. There was also another really good young arm on the staff that I cannot remember the name.???

They went 4-0 in the LEC Tourney as well. This year's team is very good and may surprise folks because they do not have the "big names" on the roster that the '04 team had. 14-0 in the LEC is special, even given the down year many teams had. The '04 team really intimidated people though, not sure this team has that swagger, yet 8)
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 07, 2007, 05:00:24 pm
Eastern takes game 2 by score of 3-2

First time 14-0 on LEC conference

That's a tremendous accomplishment. In my four years of watching, I think this is the best Eastern team I have seen. Any weakness in the infield is made up for in the outfield. They hit well, and pitching is better than adequate.

Taking nothing away from this team and its accomplishments I have to ask -

Did you not see much of the 04 team?  Or has your memory blocked that team out because it was such a traumatic event? Haha.  Just as a refresher -

ECSU 14, KSU 0
ECSU 13, KSU 5
ECSU 19, KSU 2 (Tourney)

That 14-0 game was the most dominating pitching performance I have seen in college.

Ryan DiPietro had a no hitter thru 8 1/3 and finished with a 1 hitter (a bloop into short right) and 19 K.  He was almost untouchable that day.
I was not thinking of any game just the way they played as a team. When a team beats another by a large score that says one team is better than another, not how good they are against a standard. IMO, this version of ECSU , on saturdeay, played better than any ESCU team I have seen in four years. They may not have the talent of Wildman,or Serfass or Depietro, but overall, nine players are very, very, strong.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 07, 2007, 10:03:02 pm
Would have been nice to have Ryan pitching last year!!

Might have been #5 National Championship
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 08, 2007, 12:10:23 pm
Could someone answer this please?

Why does the LEC hold their conference championship later than most of the other NE conferences?

Why do they begin on a Wednesday rather than a Thursday?

By doing this it does influence who coaches pitch in their final weekend. I believe it diminishes the regular season results as many teams have to use their #1 & #2 then go into the tourney with the decision of not using them until Thursday or using a kid on short rest. So, does this lend itself to upsets? I know the arguements about pitching depth and possible rainouts extending the tourney into Sunday or Monday, and all that but shouldn't the LEC do more to honor the regular season results? Or am I off base here? :-[
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: JOUL on May 08, 2007, 12:33:03 pm
I agree that it affects pitching.  But every conference has things that could be changed.  For example, The NEWMAC and GNAC have single elimination play-in games on tuesday with the double-elimination starting thursday.  The top seeds have a bye in these rounds and can throw their ace against another teams #2 to start a double elimination tournament.  Also, in the GNAC each team had 3 double-headers (due to rainouts) in a four day span, on the weekend going into the tournament.  Another odd tournament format is the CCC, where in the championship, there were two teams with no losses in tourny play, but the championship was a one game deal.

Basically, I agree that the LEC tourny could be changed, but then again, a lot of conferences should change the way they do it.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 08, 2007, 12:38:20 pm
It really dosen't matter how the Tourney is set up...There are no excuses at this time of year, just win...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 08, 2007, 12:42:56 pm
I am guessing that the LEC starts this tournament on wednesday b/c of the possibilities of rain outs.    someone mentioned before the possibility of having to push games back to sunday and possibly monday.  i don't think you can push the tournament back until monday.  look at the LEC archives, i remember seeing one year where they had to stop the tournament and just name a champion b/c of time issues.  i agree with JOUL though, it seems like every conference tournament could be tweeked a little bit.

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 08, 2007, 02:05:01 pm
I agree all tourneys have issues. To be exact, I am not a tourney guy. I believe we should select the LEC champ/NCAA rep. based upon Regular season results. Period. I realize I am a dinosaur with that thought. :'(

Its just we base all the marbles on 2 or 3 days of playing rather than the larger picture. Hey, here's an idea.... have the tourney at the beginning of the season, then make the winner defend it throughout the regular season. Sort of like King of the Hill. Hahahaha ;D

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on May 08, 2007, 02:10:37 pm
We are less than 24 hours from tourney time and I think this has the makeings of one of the best little east tourneys in years with 5 teams out of 6  that can have a real shot to take it down.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 08, 2007, 02:42:34 pm
We are less than 24 hours from tourney time and I think this has the makeings of one of the best little east tourneys in years with 5 teams out of 6  that can have a real shot to take it down.

I agree. On any given day, especially this year in the LEC. One team that could cause waves is USM. They limped into the tourney on a bit of a down note; still they have several big time players and given a little luck could win this thing. Errors will tell the story for USM.

It is easy to pick the Evil Empire to repeat, but not a lock. I see them and KSC in the finals. Here's hoping that the Finals are not played at the Stephen King Field of Horrors for KSC.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: JOUL on May 08, 2007, 05:46:19 pm
I keep reading about how someone thinks UMass Boston can win the tourny.  I have never seen them play though.  Is their ace comparable to others in conference, and does anyone honestly think they have a shot?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 08, 2007, 07:46:24 pm


It is easy to pick the Evil Empire to repeat, but not a lock. I see them and KSC in the finals. Here's hoping that the Finals are not played at the Stephen King Field of Horrors for KSC.
[/quote]
This is what should happen. The key will be who hits for Keene. LOB is the answer for this tournament.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on May 08, 2007, 09:41:53 pm
Just what I like to see another umb doubter perfect....
Umb ace is Nick Conway he won conference pitcher of the year last year to ask if there ace is as good as all the other aces in the league is just plain dumb he is the easily #1 or #2 in this conference as the best pitcher in this league. And not only is there #1 soli dthere #2 and #3 easily stack up with the rest of this league so Joul do me a favor dont make comments on teams you know absoutly nothing about.

As I stated earlier this team is going very deep in this tourney how deep is the question but THEY WILL BEAT KSC tommorow @ 3:30 and thats another fact. ;D
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: JOUL on May 08, 2007, 10:06:38 pm
JCON,

I was not doubting UMB pitching at all.  I was dead serious in asking how good they were...I really have not seen them play before...and was honestly curious as to how their pitching stacks up.  Sorry for the misunderstanding.  And by the way, you are a manaic for reacting like that.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on May 09, 2007, 01:46:57 pm
Is the LEC tourney being broadcast online?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 09, 2007, 02:24:51 pm
Here is a link for the Keene State v UMess game, but I have not found links to any other games.

http://www.teamline.cc/sportpage?teamcode=2737&eventcode=5
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 09, 2007, 04:02:14 pm
Game 1            ESC 20
                        UMD  7

31 hits in the game. Evil Empire advances.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 09, 2007, 06:33:50 pm


As I stated earlier this team is going very deep in this tourney how deep is the question but THEY WILL BEAT KSC tommorow @ 3:30 and thats another fact. ;D
[/quote]
Guess eight runs aren't quite enough.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: RedDevils36 on May 09, 2007, 06:38:48 pm
Final Score

Keene State--9
UMB--3
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 09, 2007, 06:56:14 pm
Final Score

Keene State--9
UMB--3
Wrong...9-8 KSC
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2007, 06:56:48 pm
Final Score

Keene State--9
UMB--3

According to the Keens State site, it was 9-8 Keene....
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: RedDevils36 on May 09, 2007, 07:22:03 pm
Sorry, that was a major typo.  9-8 is correct.  I was typing it as I listened to the end of the broadcast and he said 9-3.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 09, 2007, 08:24:20 pm
Just what I like to see another umb doubter perfect....
Umb ace is Nick Conway he won conference pitcher of the year last year to ask if there ace is as good as all the other aces in the league is just plain dumb he is the easily #1 or #2 in this conference as the best pitcher in this league. And not only is there #1 soli dthere #2 and #3 easily stack up with the rest of this league so Joul do me a favor dont make comments on teams you know absoutly nothing about.

As I stated earlier this team is going very deep in this tourney how deep is the question but THEY WILL BEAT KSC tommorow @ 3:30 and thats another fact. ;D

JCon has left the Building!
JCon? JCon? JCon? come out come out wherever you are.


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
UMass Boston........ 100 331 000 -  8 10  4
Keene State College. 202 220 100 -  9 11  2

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 09, 2007, 08:29:59 pm
Just what I like to see another umb doubter perfect....
Umb ace is Nick Conway he won conference pitcher of the year last year to ask if there ace is as good as all the other aces in the league is just plain dumb he is the easily #1 or #2 in this conference as the best pitcher in this league. And not only is there #1 soli dthere #2 and #3 easily stack up with the rest of this league so Joul do me a favor dont make comments on teams you know absoutly nothing about.

As I stated earlier this team is going very deep in this tourney how deep is the question but THEY WILL BEAT KSC tommorow @ 3:30 and thats another fact. ;D

JCon has left the Building!
JCon? JCon? JCon? come out come out wherever you are.


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
UMass Boston........ 100 331 000 -  8 10  4
Keene State College. 202 220 100 -  9 11  2


He was probably at the game, or is busy eating his words.  He needs to figure out why Conway did not win the first game. Probably saving him for UMD.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 09, 2007, 08:38:52 pm
I was listening to parts of the game UMB v KSC. I have to think that when UMB gets their own field and has some leverage in recruiting they will have some very good teams. They may be two or three players away from causing real trouble in the LEC. Someone at the game told me they hit good pitches, not just mistakes, and they gave KSC fits as to how to get them out. Of course the wind was blowing out...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 10, 2007, 12:34:18 am
Final from the 3rd game of the day...USM 9 RIC 8...USMwas dow  8-3 in the 7th and came back to win 9-8...USM  will play Keene tomorrow night...Hopefully, their bats will show up...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 10, 2007, 08:27:35 am
Final from the 3rd game of the day...USM 9 RIC 8...USMwas dow  8-3 in the 7th and came back to win 9-8...USM  will play Keene tomorrow night...Hopefully, their bats will show up...

Fitting that Joe Ganley, from Keene, NH has the winning hit for USM to send them to meet KSC. Ironic.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on May 10, 2007, 09:04:51 am
Yes I was at the game and I have to say that was one of the best baseball games I have seen in a long time.
As far as today goes  they are throwing Conway againist UMD

I will let you know what happens hopefully I am on here talking about a win in about 6 hours and whos next for them BEACONS.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 10, 2007, 10:13:15 am
I listened to part of the game, Jcon's boys sounded like they were battling and wouldn't go away, it did some like a good game.  A windy game with the wind blowing out but a good game none the less.    I heard the announcer say at one point, "Fly ball to left field, should be playable, nope it is off the scoreboard for a home run."  As someone who has given up home runs off that score board, that it is a pretty good shot, not a playable fly ball
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 10, 2007, 12:17:36 pm
I listened to part of the game, Jcon's boys sounded like they were battling and wouldn't go away, it did some like a good game.  A windy game with the wind blowing out but a good game none the less.    I heard the announcer say at one point, "Fly ball to left field, should be playable, nope it is off the scoreboard for a home run."  As someone who has given up home runs off that score board, that it is a pretty good shot, not a playable fly ball
Some totals from all three games yesterday
14 HR, 16 2b, 2 3b, = 32 extra base hits. 61 runs scored on 74 hits. Was everyone saving their pitching?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 10, 2007, 12:51:50 pm
I listened to part of the game, Jcon's boys sounded like they were battling and wouldn't go away, it did some like a good game.  A windy game with the wind blowing out but a good game none the less.    I heard the announcer say at one point, "Fly ball to left field, should be playable, nope it is off the scoreboard for a home run."  As someone who has given up home runs off that score board, that it is a pretty good shot, not a playable fly ball
Some totals from all three games yesterday
14 HR, 16 2b, 2 3b, = 32 extra base hits. 61 runs scored on 74 hits. Was everyone saving their pitching?

Wow, hitting coaches dream, pitching coaches nightmare. Any predictions for the day?

Here are mine:

ESC, USM, UMB all win.

UMD & RIC go home, KSC falls into the Losers bracket.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 10, 2007, 02:08:09 pm
I would have to go with ECSU, U-Mass Boston, and USM as well...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 10, 2007, 03:22:32 pm
with everyone taking USM over Keene State it has pushed the line to KSC +135. 

I am taking KSC +135.  Two hundred to win 270.

this is for entertainment purposes only
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 10, 2007, 03:42:18 pm
with everyone taking USM over Keene State it has pushed the line to KSC +135. 

I am taking KSC +135.  Two hundred to win 270.

this is for entertainment purposes only

KSC & USM are dead even. Each have different strengths and weaknesses. KSC swept USM in the Swamp. However, one game went down to the last at bat for KSC, the other game was tied in the ninth.

USM will win or lose based upon their middle infield defense. When USM commits multiple errors they lose as they did in their 11 or 12 errors in 3 games stretch last week.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 10, 2007, 04:15:57 pm
the line was originally -105 for both teams but then there was a lot of action on USM that pushed the line. 

Betting lines are based on where people are betting and not who they really think is going to win
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 10, 2007, 04:24:14 pm
Beacons drop Corsairs

http://www.athletics.umb.edu/index.html
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 10, 2007, 04:44:56 pm
Big win for the beacons, party at jcon's house.  i'll bring the Pinata
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 10, 2007, 05:12:01 pm
with everyone taking USM over Keene State it has pushed the line to KSC +135. 

I am taking KSC +135.  Two hundred to win 270.

this is for entertainment purposes only

KSC & USM are dead even. Each have different strengths and weaknesses. KSC swept USM in the Swamp. However, one game went down to the last at bat for KSC, the other game was tied in the ninth.

USM will win or lose based upon their middle infield defense. When USM commits multiple errors they lose as they did in their 11 or 12 errors in 3 games stretch last week.



USM will win if the Keene pitchers don't throw anything off-speed, USM can't hit the breaking pitch to save their lives...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 10, 2007, 05:48:41 pm
ECSU defeats RIC 10-2 Gilblair complete game victory. Gave up a 2 run homer after Castillo error in bottom 9th.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Catch08 on May 10, 2007, 08:28:35 pm
Melvin makes a ton of errors but man that kid is a stud...Eastern is lucky to have him playing there people have to watch this kid play
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 10, 2007, 09:08:21 pm
 
Melvin makes a ton of errors but man that kid is a stud...Eastern is lucky to have him playing there people have to watch this kid play

 Yes, and only a Freshman!!

Hopefully his Defense will improve as he matures.

Hits a TON! 9 HRs so far this year and 43 RBI, leading the team
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 10, 2007, 09:31:27 pm
Unless KSC pulls a rabbit real quick, they drop into the losers bracket.

Trailing 10-7 in the bottom of the 8th.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 10, 2007, 10:06:37 pm
Wow, hitting coaches dream, pitching coaches nightmare. Any predictions for the day?

Here are mine:

ESC, USM, UMB all win.

UMD & RIC go home, KSC falls into the Losers bracket.
[/quote]

So let's recap the day in the LEC Tourney:
ESC wins check
USM wins check
UMB wins check
UMD heads home check
RIC heads home check
KSC falls into the losers bracket check

Tomorrow's match-ups ESC v USM; UMB v KSC Any predictions?

Here are mine:

ESC over USM
KSC over UMB
then KSC faces USM in the losers bracket finals and KSC advances back to face the Evil Empire in the finals.

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 10, 2007, 10:14:22 pm
I will go out on a limb and say USM beast ECSU tomorrow, KSC beats UMB, the ECSU beat KSC...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 11, 2007, 12:30:19 am
KSC wins two Friday and splits on Sat.
Corrected
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 11, 2007, 12:39:23 am
I still want to be on record in saying that the umpiring in the LEC is an embarrassment to Collegiate baseball. Floating strike zones and bad calls add an element to the games that has nothing to do with skill in playing or coaching, and the LEC AD's should go to confession and do pennance for hiring this bunch of umpires
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 11, 2007, 01:53:45 am
I still want to be on record in saying that the umpiring in the LEC is an embarrassment to Collegiate baseball. Floating strike zones and bad calls add an element to the games that has nothing to do with skill in playing or coaching, and the LEC AD's should go to confession and do pennance for hiring this bunch of umpires


Agreed...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 11, 2007, 08:48:40 am
I still want to be on record in saying that the umpiring in the LEC is an embarrassment to Collegiate baseball. Floating strike zones and bad calls add an element to the games that has nothing to do with skill in playing or coaching, and the LEC AD's should go to confession and do pennance for hiring this bunch of umpires

Dear KSCer,

With all due respect. Everytime KSC loses you post an umpire flame. What gives?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: RedDevils36 on May 11, 2007, 01:01:11 pm
If umpiring is bad, it's usually bad for both sides.  Unless you are claiming the umps are not impartial?  Perhaps the umpires got together and decided to gang up on KSC?

Deal with bad umping and play ball.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 11, 2007, 04:15:48 pm
Final, ECSU 16 USM 5...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 11, 2007, 06:06:19 pm
Are they using Fungo bats out there.  Over 7 games the winners have scored a combined 82 runs
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Stump on May 11, 2007, 07:59:51 pm
To go with the umpire rant I have to say I'm new to D3 and that  the biggest surprise and disappointment that I have seen this year has been the quality of the umpiring. Floating strike zones especially at the top of the zone and often umpires out of position to make proper calls.  I think high school umpiring last year was more consistent than what I have seen this year. Thanks for the chance to get that off my chest and I'm done complaining about the umps.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 11, 2007, 08:06:41 pm
any predictions out there for first team all conference?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Stump on May 11, 2007, 08:29:54 pm
Are they using Fungo bats out there.  Over 7 games the winners have scored a combined 82 runs

32 home runs and 145 runs in 8 games. Does the wind blow out at Eastern? must be some shellshocked pitchers and pitching coaches.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 11, 2007, 09:10:16 pm
any predictions out there for first team all conference?

Ryan Bourque, OF Southern Maine...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 11, 2007, 09:16:27 pm
KSC 11 U-Mass Boston 6...KSC moves on to play USM tonight, for the right to get smacked around by ECSU tomorrow...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 12, 2007, 12:23:07 am
Final...Keene 7 USM 3...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on May 12, 2007, 12:26:28 am
and down goes the most overrated team in new england

jcon is crying himself to sleep and keene is delaying the inevitable- however getting to the finals might allow them to be the at large bid

there only one from new england this year?  with the nac getting an AQ that would take out the one sjc got last year.  (i dunno whether i am right or wrong but ill go along with it)

with trinity losing in their tourny- does that make it a race between keene and trinity? any other snubs?

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 12, 2007, 02:29:15 am
I still want to be on record in saying that the umpiring in the LEC is an embarrassment to Collegiate baseball. Floating strike zones and bad calls add an element to the games that has nothing to do with skill in playing or coaching, and the LEC AD's should go to confession and do pennance for hiring this bunch of umpires

Dear KSCer,

With all due respect. Everytime KSC loses you post an umpire flame. What gives?
With all due respect dear word, I have talked about bad umpiring when KSC has won. The point is the AD's in the LEC made a deal with an umpiring group that was very weak, against the unaminous recommendation of the coaches. And the point is yeah you deal with it, but you should not have to and bad umpiring should not be part of the game. And as Stump points out they don"t even know where they're supposed to be and what calls they're supposed to make, and when I pay two dollars to see a game(senior discount) I expect quality, and lastly my comments are not flames for they are true.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 12, 2007, 06:16:01 am
and down goes the most overrated team in new england

jcon is crying himself to sleep and keene is delaying the inevitable- however getting to the finals might allow them to be the at large bid

there only one from new england this year?  with the nac getting an AQ that would take out the one sjc got last year.  (i dunno whether i am right or wrong but ill go along with it)

with trinity losing in their tourny- does that make it a race between keene and trinity? any other snubs?



Unless KSC pulls a USA Hockey miracle I think the ECAC will be visiting Keene again this year.

Current Poll on D3 Web Site:
Who will be the last team to get a Pool C bid?
Luther:
4.0%
Williams:
6.0%
Millsaps:
26.6%
Rhodes:
17.5%
Wartburg:
6.3%
St Thomas:
13.5%
Keene State:
13.1%
Oneonta:
10.3%
 
252 votes
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on May 12, 2007, 08:18:32 am
and down goes the most overrated team in new england

jcon is crying himself to sleep and keene is delaying the inevitable- however getting to the finals might allow them to be the at large bid

there only one from new england this year?  with the nac getting an AQ that would take out the one sjc got last year.  (i dunno whether i am right or wrong but ill go along with it)

The at-large bids are handed out nationally, so the number of automatic bids in the region is not really relevant to the discussion.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 12, 2007, 03:47:54 pm
http://www.teamline.cc/free_listen?teamcode=2737&eventcode=5&status=PFUt

http://www.littleeast.com/bb/lecbbtournament07.htm

Upset maybe brewing ??? in Connecticut. KSC downs ESC 6-3. Evil Empire's first in-conference loss this season after going 17-0; curse of the 17's again.

Mike Cook - seldom used pitcher for KSC (13 innings this year) came on in relief with 1 out in the first inning and held EConn to 2 runs. He left with 1 out in the eighth. Quite a performance given the supercharged offense EConn has shown this tourney.

If necessary game begins at approx. 5pm EST Links above. First one for the Owls; second one for the Empire.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 12, 2007, 07:24:14 pm
EConn wins in the bottom of the ninth with 2 outs and 2 on. Gilblair singles in O'Toole with the winning run.

Keene State had their chances. 8th and 9th innings both KSC had a runner at 3rd with 1 out.

8th inning Coach Holywater shows his coaching skills by pitching out on the second pitch of the at bat and foiling a suicide squeeze. 9th inning KSC has man on third 1 out, after 2 pitchouts batter Pete Hall lifts a fly ball to shallow right field. Coach How? sends Jones and the EConn kid throws a strike to nail him at the plate.

There were also some umpiring issues including a foul bunt call which took a hit away from KSC. I can't wait to hear KSCer's take on the umpires.

Congrats to EConn.

EConn is solid, but KSC is as well. I truly hope the NCAA awards KSC an at large bid.

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 12, 2007, 08:08:38 pm
EConn wins in the bottom of the ninth with 2 outs and 2 on. Gilblair singles in O'Toole with the winning run.

Keene State had their chances. 8th and 9th innings both KSC had a runner at 3rd with 1 out.

8th inning Coach Holywater shows his coaching skills by pitching out on the second pitch of the at bat and foiling a suicide squeeze. 9th inning KSC has man on third 1 out, after 2 pitchouts batter Pete Hall lifts a fly ball to shallow right field. Coach How? sends Jones and the EConn kid throws a strike to nail him at the plate.

EConn is solid, but KSC is as well. I truly hope the NCAA awards KSC an at large bid.



KSC should get one IMO...Almost coming back from the losers bracket and winning it, should get them into the tourney...
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 12, 2007, 10:34:02 pm
EConn wins in the bottom of the ninth with 2 outs and 2 on. Gilblair singles in O'Toole with the winning run.

Keene State had their chances. 8th and 9th innings both KSC had a runner at 3rd with 1 out.

8th inning Coach Holywater shows his coaching skills by pitching out on the second pitch of the at bat and foiling a suicide squeeze. 9th inning KSC has man on third 1 out, after 2 pitchouts batter Pete Hall lifts a fly ball to shallow right field. Coach How? sends Jones and the EConn kid throws a strike to nail him at the plate.

There were also some umpiring issues including a foul bunt call which took a hit away from KSC. I can't wait to hear KSCer's take on the umpires.

Congrats to EConn.

EConn is solid, but KSC is as well. I truly hope the NCAA awards KSC an at large bid.


The umpiring was as usual poor. The call in question concerned a double hit on the bat while the batter was in the box. Except no one saw it until Holywater brought it up and Cooney said it happened. He had them cowering at this point. His real genius move as a coach was walking KSC's #4 hittter to pitch to Ford with a runner on third one out eigth inning... and the the failed squeeze.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 13, 2007, 12:16:21 am
Keene State will be a formidable team to watch in the coming years.

Also hope they get an at large bid as well, they deseve it. ;D

That freshman Cook was IMPRESSIVE in first game
Good luck to all in the NCAA regionals!!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Spence on May 13, 2007, 04:31:16 am
I have Keene State in...they were #4 in the region before the tournament and can't have really hurt that. I think if you're in the top half of your region and you're not in a terrible region (defined: New York, the Central is actually looking stronger than usual this year, and may be able to fill all 6 slots, though one will probably go to the Midwest), then you've got a pretty good chance.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 13, 2007, 08:55:44 am
Keene State will be a formidable team to watch in the coming years.

Also hope they get an at large bid as well, they deseve it. ;D

That freshman Cook was IMPRESSIVE in first game
Good luck to all in the NCAA regionals!!

Mike Cook is a senior, sad to say. Pitched 56 innings in his entire 4 year career up to yesterday's game.  Mike Riley is a frosh.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 13, 2007, 09:58:04 am
Keene State will be a formidable team to watch in the coming years.

Also hope they get an at large bid as well, they deseve it. ;D

That freshman Cook was IMPRESSIVE in first game
Good luck to all in the NCAA regionals!!

Mike Cook is a senior, sad to say. Pitched 56 innings in his entire 4 year career up to yesterday's game.  Mike Riley is a frosh.

Mike has been a reliever. Yesterday, he stepped up, as did Riley the Freshman.Everybody should remember that the only senior position starter is the catcher. Thet will all be back, along with some impressive young pitchers.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 14, 2007, 08:11:59 pm
This NCAA regional could be interesting. KSC should have beaten Wheaton. Ford"s elbow snapped and he lost velocity to give up the tying run. A bad bounce sealed their fate in the tenth. They played Eastern straight up or better in three of the four games they played. They had three games canceled which could easily have given the 32 wins going in. Two of the Keene kids played in a 13 year old Babe Ruth regional at Whitehouse field. Laplante , the Wheaton catcher, played for Harwitch, and got beaten by Keene. Oh the threads that weave through this sport. Great Weekend coming up.;
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on May 14, 2007, 08:47:18 pm
At least it wasn't the umpiring.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 14, 2007, 10:20:42 pm
any predictions out there for first team all conference?

Ryan Bourque, OF Southern Maine...

I agree....Very bias predictions.

Player of the Year  —  Randy Re

Pitcher of the Year  —  Shawn Gilblair

Rookie of the Year  —  Mel Castillo

Coach of the Year  —  Howe

First Team All-Conference
 
Player Class Position Institution
DH Shawn Gilblair  Eastern Connecticut
Matt Cooney  Catcher Eastern Connecticut
Max Arsenault  First Base Southern Maine ( Hobbes Could be here)
James Chevalier  Second Base  Keene State
Mel Castillo Shortstop Eastern Connecticut
Josh Mackey Third Base  Southern Maine
Randy Re  Outfield Eastern Connecticut
Ismael Bolorin  Outfield Eastern Connecticut (Triple Man)
Ryan Bourque  Outfield Southern Maine ( Hits the _ _ _ _ out of it)
Shawn Gilblair  Starting Pitcher Eastern Connecticut
Jimmy Jagodzinski Starting Pitcher Eastern Connecticut
Jason LaVorgna Relief Pitcher Eastern Connecticut
 
All of these have to be first or second team.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 14, 2007, 10:22:59 pm
At least it wasn't the umpiring.

LOL Thanks for the laugh Pat :D
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 19, 2007, 06:00:22 pm
ECSU goes 3-0 in NCAA Northeast regional with 6-1 win over Keene State
Plays for NE Championship Sunday
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: WLCALUM83 on May 21, 2007, 01:10:27 pm
Anyone care to chime in with their take on ECSU's matchup with one of the Wisconsin squads later this week?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 21, 2007, 01:55:54 pm
Anyone care to chime in with their take on ECSU's matchup with one of the Wisconsin squads later this week?

EConn is nearly as good as their last National Championship team a few years back. They won the Regionals going away even with Hobbes slumping until the very end of the tourney. Gilblair is the real deal, Castillo is the show and Re is very solid. Their pitching staff is solid and deep; their defense is above average. They out scored their opponents 40-9 in 4 games in the Regionals.

EConn is like a diesel engine. You might stay with them for a while but they will eventually wear you down, wear you out and beat you.

I expect them to match-up quite well against anyone in the Nationals.

Name                       Avg     Gms     AB    R    H    2b  3b HR RBI
Randy Re............      .411  48-48   185  55  76  14   5   9   41 
Shawn Gilblair......     .395  47-45   157  45  62  12   0   6   50   
Melvin Castillo.....      .363  48-47   179  55  65  16   6  14  56 
Ismael Bolorin......     .348  46-36   155  42  54  10  12   0  26   
Trey Bongiovanni....   .346  29-13    78  19  27   4     2   2  14   
Tristan Hobbes......   .339  47-43   165  36  56  10    2   4  52   
Matt Cooney.........    .311  47-46   177  35  55  15   1   1   37   
Eric O'Toole........      .290  47-44   155  37  45   3     1   0   20   
Zack Thomas.........   .266  46-46   169  32  45  10    0   0   30   
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on May 22, 2007, 09:33:13 am
ECSU is impressive offensively, but where they really stand out is on the mound. Their pitching depth is unreal. Gilblair is obviously a major talent, but Jagodinski, Esposito, and Lavorgna were just as impressive in their roles. How they didn't end up at the Division I level is beyond me. I saw Tingley vs. Tufts this year, and he would be a 1 or 2 at 90% of Div. III programs, yet he is near the back of theline for ECSU pitchers.

I hope they rep. NE well this week.

Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon2134 on May 22, 2007, 09:52:48 am
As much as I have bashed Eastern this year when they were down and out early they truly have a real shot a winning this thing this year if they swing the bats like they have been all year and the pitching is somewhat there I reall dont see a team in the final 8 that can match them with the bats and ther pitching is probally like 2nd or 3rd there but there offense will be what carries them to the championship in my option
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: quailman on May 22, 2007, 10:20:32 am
Hello folks, new to the site but would like to add some to the discussion.  What many people don't understand is when you get to the world series, not always does the best team win.  A lot of luck and near perfect execution on every side of the baseball is needed.  Eastern has a good team and could win, i'm rooting for them and hope luck and execution is on there side.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on May 22, 2007, 10:45:32 am
Quail,
Great point. ECSU's pitching and hitting will not matter much if they are kicking it around in the infield.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 22, 2007, 07:29:53 pm
The thing about ESCU is they hit good pitching. they don't wait for mistakes. They are solid defensively. The outfield is trully outstanding. Re made a catch on a ball over the fense in the winners final that was as good as I have seen. That catch won the game for them, because it would have been a tie game in the seventh inning with momentum to KSC. They should win.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 22, 2007, 09:01:11 pm
The thing about ESCU is they hit good pitching. they don't wait for mistakes. They are solid defensively. The outfield is trully outstanding. Re made a catch on a ball over the fense in the winners final that was as good as I have seen. That catch won the game for them, because it would have been a tie game in the seventh inning with momentum to KSC. They should win.

They also suicide squeeze in the 7th inning up by 7 runs because they "respect Keene so much".
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on May 22, 2007, 10:22:32 pm
What many people don't understand is when you get to the world series, not always does the best team win.  A lot of luck and near perfect execution on every side of the baseball is needed. 

This isn't really any different the rest of the year, is it? Seems to be a basic tenet of baseball. That's why we don't play single elimination tournaments.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: quailman on May 23, 2007, 09:29:58 am
I couldn't disagree more. the deeper you goet into the post seasno, a natural urgency occurs unlike anything yeams have seen in the regular season. everything is hightend, and every aspect of the game means so much. Many players can't get it done. Coach Holowaty and other post season experienced coaches have an advantage many times because they try to recruit players who know and think they can play in intense situations. To say post season is similar to reg season is a very false statement.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on May 23, 2007, 09:54:19 am
But the World Series is so fundamentally different than the regionals?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: quailman on May 23, 2007, 10:42:36 am
there is a difference between the two. as a coach it is easy to get a scouting report for the regionals because 1. you may have already played the team. 2. someone in your confernce probably has played them before to get a sufficient report.  in the world series its much tougher to get a depenable report because unless you have a friend who coached against them its tough to trust it. as a player its different because 1. its the world series! 2. your a little uneasy because of the unknown. how good are these guys? u don't know what to expect. the uneasiness of the unknown is the best why to put it.  so there are differences. plus, most teams in the world series will take advantage of your mistakes where as in the regionals its probably just the one seed, maybe the 2.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on May 23, 2007, 11:07:09 am
I'll certainly agree on the unfamiliar opponents. But I would suggest that "the best team" doesn't always win the World Series is not because of scouting reports, or any of that. It's because we don't even know who "the best team" is based on the regionality of Division III.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: quailman on May 23, 2007, 11:34:13 am
you would be correct, if yor definition of the "best team" is the team that win's it all. So we can probably go back and forth all day. But I believe we both know the "best team" does not always win.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 25, 2007, 08:23:54 pm
Please, will someone help explain these rankings to me? How does Keene State College end up 4th in New England, and unbelievably 29th in the USA while Wheaton claims 2nd and Oh My GOD 11th in the Nation.??!!?? ??? ???

HELP

New England
1. Eastern Connecticut State (38-10)
2. Wheaton (34-13)
3. Trinity (30-8)
4. Keene State (32-15)
5. Williams (27-10)
6. Tufts (25-12)
7. Western New England (28-12)
8. Southern Maine (27-15)

Rank School Record Points Last Rank
1. (8) Chapman (Calif.) 40-6 240 2
2. Cortland (N.Y.) State 40-5 224 3
3. Emory (Ga.) 39-8 220 4
4. Kean (N.J.) 39-8 218 5
5. Eastern Connecticut State 38-10 206 11
6. Wis.-Stevens Point 32-15 196 25
7. Marietta (Ohio) 32-15 194 18
8. Carthage (Wis.) 36-11 193 nr
9. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) 35-9 163 15
10. Wooster (Ohio) 42-7 162 1
11. Wheaton (Mass.) 34-13 158 6
12. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 38-11 156 13
13. Wis.-Oshkosh 35-12 155 8
14. New Jersey 34-11 122 7
15. Texas Lutheran 37-10-1 119 9
16. Luther (Iowa) 31-11 111 nr
17. St. Thomas (Minn.) 30-11 97 14
18. Ferrum (Va.) 27-18 92 nr
19. Trinity (Conn.) 30-8 90 rv
20. Otterbein (Ohio) 32-13 86 rv
21. Ithaca (N.Y.) 27-15 75 rv
22. Augustana (Ill.) 35-14 70 rv
23t. Texas-Dallas 34-13 54 28
23t. York (Pa.) 32-14 54 nr
25. Salisbury (Md.) 33-9 41 10
26. Illinois Wesleyan 32-13 34 12
27. Gwynedd-Mercy (Pa.) 32-12 32 23
28. St. Olaf (Minn.) 32-10 31 27
29. Keene (N.H.) State 32-15 30 nr
30t. Millsaps (Miss.) 35-11 27 16
30t. Ohio Wesleyan 30-18 27 nr
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: mwunder on May 25, 2007, 10:20:43 pm
Quail,
Great point. ECSU's pitching and hitting will not matter much if they are kicking it around in the infield.


Not to rub salt in the wound, but this statement turned out to be prophetic.  EConn ended up with 5 errors today, but the scoreboard should have read more like 8.   Throwing the ball all over the field, missing cut-offs to let runners advance, dropping balls, not communicating in the OF....wow...not an impressive performance.

That being said, I think they beat Emory tomorrow to move on.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: spring07 on May 26, 2007, 08:21:47 am
Chill out wordsmith,

KSC beat WC twice in the regionals, had a great year and look like they will continue gaining momentum as they had a lot of good young players. Enjoy your summer.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 26, 2007, 04:57:06 pm
Chill out wordsmith,

KSC beat WC twice in the regionals, had a great year and look like they will continue gaining momentum as they had a lot of good young players. Enjoy your summer.
the thing is Wheatonboy, Wheaton does not deserve to be ranked above KSC and any one who saw all three games knows that.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 30, 2007, 09:31:44 pm
Well with the sour taste just starting to leave my mouth I will make comments.  We were really bad. I think the team was embarrassed plain and simple.  Other than that...lol...it was class stuff.  Congrats to Kean and Emory two of the teams we played this year.  Quality teams.  Yuk, still got that sour taste. 
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 30, 2007, 09:40:54 pm
Well with the sour taste just starting to leave my mouth I will make comments.  We were really bad. I think the team was embarrassed plain and simple.  Other than that...lol...it was class stuff.  Congrats to Kean and Emory two of the teams we played this year.  Quality teams.  Yuk, still got that sour taste. 
That makes for the beginning of a great off-season!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on June 01, 2007, 03:57:59 pm
Who is odds on favorite to win the Little East in 2008? (2008 already?) My thoughts:

1)   EConn (Doubt if they repeat 14-0, but still strong even with Re, O'Toole, Cooney gone)

1A) KSC (Will push EConn as everyone is back except Stromgren & Grainger, which is still a lot to replace; KSC loses both catchers and will go with untested underclassmen next year.)

3)   USM (Key losses include Bourque, Foley, Vardaro, Arsenault, is the Deering connection ready with more prospects? Middle infield??
                 
4)   RIC (Key losses - Henault, Naylor, and 2 starting pitchers> Briggs & Barber)
                 
5)  USB (Pitching returns but losing Soto, Curran, and Ketterer)

6-8) Pick 'em

So, the hot stove discussion begins: Any prospects coming to your favorite school? Cameron Fisk (yes that Fisk) is transferring to KSC to play basketball, could there be baseball in his future as well?

Hope to hear from you 8)
                 
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on June 01, 2007, 10:00:49 pm
wordsmith

I think you have it mostly right.  Not sure Keene will be 1a.  The will be 2

Castillo will have hugh offensive year in 2008, assuming no injuries.   Bolorin, Gilblair backs him up
Pitching will be solid, Gilblair, Jagodzinski, Esposito
Coach Holywater needs to find some defense at third base, which has been a problem for a number of years
Coach will recruit yet another bunch of great freshmen

Anyone know if there is stats/info on where highschool recruits will end up playing D-III college baseball?
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on June 03, 2007, 11:13:03 am
Wordsmith,
I agree with your analysis. Eastern will be tough. KSC- the key is Mabey and how tough he can become. He has the skills to be unbeateble. I heard rumors that they have recruited a top catcher, but I heard that last year. How they fill that slot will be another key to their puzzle. USM has to find a lot of pitching and a lot of talent on the field. I see RIC and UMB fighting for that three spot. As to Fisk, He made a choice in high school to become a football player. I dont see him playing baseball for KSC, although he may be the most talented of the Fisk kids.

It is tough dealing with the fact that my son's baseball playing days are over and he's moving on to another phase of his life. He is holding on to all his catcher's gear, because who knows, maybe there a "twilight league team where he's going that needs a catcher."I would not trade the last 14 years of organized baseball for anything.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Old Man on December 10, 2007, 11:17:44 pm
Well here we go.

2 months till practice starts in the LEC.... what are the 2008 predictions?

 ???
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on December 29, 2007, 05:41:06 pm
With Christmas gone, and the new year about to start, I guess it's time to start thinking about our boys of summer, who rarely see a warm sunny day on the diamond. The New England region has five teams ranked nationally and three of them from the LEC. Does Southern Maine really belong above KSC with what the respective teams lost to graduation and what they did last year. Seems to me KSC played ESCU for the LEC title, and oh yeah, for the NE Regional title. I think the LEC will be a dogfight after ESCU. Let the Games begin!
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: Jim Dixon on December 29, 2007, 06:25:16 pm
I think the LEC will be a dogfight after ESCU. Let the Games begin!

It will be a dogfight including ECSU.  The LEC is pretty competative.
Title: Re: LEC -- Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on December 30, 2007, 11:47:51 am
I think the LEC will be a dogfight after ESCU. Let the Games begin!

It will be a dogfight including ECSU.  The LEC is pretty competative.

Logically, I think you are right. But After seeing KSC play Eastern 9 times in the last two years I still have nightmares of the LEC title slipping away in Bangor Me and an 15 run clobbering in the NCAA Regionals in rainy Harwich. But KSC is loaded with experience and talent and should give them a run.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on January 04, 2008, 08:47:49 pm
Good to see kcer back fighting for his Keene Staters

I agree that Little East will be competitive and that Keene will be up there fighting it out with Holywater's Warriors.

Good Luck to all in Conference, and I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE SEASON TO BEGIN!!!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on January 09, 2008, 05:59:40 pm
ECSU has posted it's schedule.  Looks like another year packed with great competition.  Coach Holowaty puts together another great schedule!

http://www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/depts/athletics/spring_season/bb_schedule.htm
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on January 11, 2008, 07:25:55 pm
ECSU has posted it's schedule.  Looks like another year packed with great competition.  Coach Holowaty puts together another great schedule!

http://www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/depts/athletics/spring_season/bb_schedule.htm

When does ECSU post thier 2008 roster?  Always interested to see what new talent Coach has picked up!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on January 11, 2008, 08:22:52 pm
They didn't get their pictures taken yet so I don't think it will be to soon.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on January 12, 2008, 10:31:15 am
new question to think about whats the biggest rival game right now in the little east? Southern Maine vs Eastern, Keene State vs Eastern, or Southern and Eastern are three possible ones i came up with. Looking forward to the season oh anybody know of any grade casualties from any team?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on January 12, 2008, 02:03:02 pm
sorry i meant
keene state vs southern maine or
southern maine vs eastern or
southern maine vs keene state

sorry about the mistype
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: DIII Dad on January 12, 2008, 04:11:35 pm
KSCfan your last pairing of teams should be Keene State vs. Eastern.
Looks like another mis type. Three strikes and your out.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on January 12, 2008, 05:05:41 pm
I think any conference game is a big rivalry, even WesConn and UMD, because even the weaker teams can still win. A LEC team has to play its best game every conference game so every weekend is red sox v yankees. That's why this conference is so great. No one is best friends on game day.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on January 13, 2008, 02:03:14 pm
I think any conference game is a big rivalry, even WesConn and UMD, because even the weaker teams can still win. A LEC team has to play its best game every conference game so every weekend is red sox v yankees. That's why this conference is so great. No one is best friends on game day.
Not sure about Red Sox/Yankees.  Thats probably the biggest in all of sports.  I do agree with the rest of it though.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on January 13, 2008, 02:36:33 pm
just a little hyperbole, you know getting pumped up. Nothing equals the Red Sox -Yankees. KSC roster is posted. The only surprise is Keith Patnode, a transfer who is an excellent hitter and who played fall ball is not listed. ?maybe ineligible.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on January 13, 2008, 02:52:34 pm
My take on ECSU this season. 

The roster is going to seem empty without Cooney (All Conference catcher, top notch D) and Re ( All America CF, no errors in 108 chances last year). Eric O’Toole was a spark plug player whether it was at the plate or in the field. Iverson was a work horse, ate up lots of innings. Cremins was a solid weekday starter and Davis logged some good innings fighting injury all year. LaVorgna is with the Mets now, that’s another big hole. Another lose that hurts even though he only started 8 games is Matt Riemer.  He was a good bat off the bench and had a really good glove.  I think he had a chance to start somewhere this year but didn’t come back last fall. The loses are probably no more severe than any other team.  I really don’t think it is possible to replace Cooney and Re this year. The catcher spot has more than one option from what I saw last fall. But it will be a big drop from Cooney regardless.   Bolorin will slide over to center field taking Res’ spot. Coach will need two new OF’ers to fill O’Toole in left and Bolorin in right.

Who will fill those spots?  Whoever can do the best at the plate! There are a few that have a chance.  I would say two frosh and 2 vets.  That is unless Hobbes moves back to the OF and one of the transfers takes 1B, which is an option since he played RF his freshman year

The entire infield is back.  With that said I still think some new faces will compete for a spot.   John Parke played some varsity last year looked like he improved over the summer.  Freshman Pat Smith has super hands and is a real smooth infielder.  Infield defense will look to improve in 08.     


Pitching will be solid with our top starters coming back. Esposito,Gilblair,Jagodzinski and Tingley. We lost 13 starts in Cremins and Davis.  Tingley might get 2 or 3 more starts this year, Esposito maybe 3 or 4. The next 6 starts is why Holowaty gets paid all those big bucks.  Options are there for sure, saw a couple good looking new kids and JVer’s last fall.  Then you have guys like Kukucka (3.32 era 19 innings all in relief). Montanari (3.45 era 15 innings two starts).  The closer spot could go to Kukucka,Fontaine maybe even a JVer like Henry. Who knows but should have a good idea by the time we get back from California in March.

Offensively we should be solid.  Defense wins games. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on January 13, 2008, 09:10:52 pm
My take on ECSU this season. 

The roster is going to seem empty without Cooney (All Conference catcher, top notch D) and Re ( All America CF, no errors in 108 chances last year). Eric O’Toole was a spark plug player whether it was at the plate or in the field. Iverson was a work horse, ate up lots of innings. Cremins was a solid weekday starter and Davis logged some good innings fighting injury all year. LaVorgna is with the Mets now, that’s another big hole. Another lose that hurts even though he only started 8 games is Matt Riemer.  He was a good bat off the bench and had a really good glove.  I think he had a chance to start somewhere this year but didn’t come back last fall. The loses are probably no more severe than any other team.  I really don’t think it is possible to replace Cooney and Re this year. The catcher spot has more than one option from what I saw last fall. But it will be a big drop from Cooney regardless.   Bolorin will slide over to center field taking Res’ spot. Coach will need two new OF’ers to fill O’Toole in left and Bolorin in right.

Who will fill those spots?  Whoever can do the best at the plate! There are a few that have a chance.  I would say two frosh and 2 vets.  That is unless Hobbes moves back to the OF and one of the transfers takes 1B, which is an option since he played RF his freshman year

The entire infield is back.  With that said I still think some new faces will compete for a spot.   John Parke played some varsity last year looked like he improved over the summer.  Freshman Pat Smith has super hands and is a real smooth infielder.  Infield defense will look to improve in 08.     


Pitching will be solid with our top starters coming back. Esposito,Gilblair,Jagodzinski and Tingley. We lost 13 starts in Cremins and Davis.  Tingley might get 2 or 3 more starts this year, Esposito maybe 3 or 4. The next 6 starts is why Holowaty gets paid all those big bucks.  Options are there for sure, saw a couple good looking new kids and JVer’s last fall.  Then you have guys like Kukucka (3.32 era 19 innings all in relief). Montanari (3.45 era 15 innings two starts).  The closer spot could go to Kukucka,Fontaine maybe even a JVer like Henry. Who knows but should have a good idea by the time we get back from California in March.

Offensively we should be solid.  Defense wins games. 

Nice Review!!

Agree, Cooney big loss especially defensively and Randy Re's HR threat and defense.

Need another Dwight Wildman in OF, will never forget that rocket he hit in 2004?,CWS against UW -Whitewater to win the game

You hit it on the head re the defense.  ECSU was a a bit of a long shot to win last year's D-III CWS due to the team defense, 3rd base, ss in particular, hopefully Melvin will improve.

Looking for huge year from the pitching staff, and from Castillo.  Any thoughts on # of HR's from him this year, assuming healthy

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: LEC Fan on January 13, 2008, 09:19:13 pm
kscer- rumors are that the Patnode kid transfered to McNeese St. a DI school down south.

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on January 13, 2008, 11:11:13 pm
Looking at the conferance schedule today i noticed that Keene State opens their LEC play with Eastern instead of like the last 4 years where Keene and Eastern played the final weekend.  The last three years going into that final weekend Keene and Eastern played with the regular season title up for grabs so the game had a tournament game feel to it, any reason why the conferance decided to switch up the order that the teams played each other other than just mixing it up?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on January 14, 2008, 12:04:19 am
kscer- rumors are that the Patnode kid transfered to McNeese St. a DI school down south.
McNeese State roster (http://mcneesesports.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/mcne-m-basebl-mtt.html).

Of course, he would have to sit out a year in transferring from D-III to D-I.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: mm77 on January 14, 2008, 08:26:17 am
kscer- rumors are that the Patnode kid transfered to McNeese St. a DI school down south.
McNeese State roster (http://mcneesesports.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/mcne-m-basebl-mtt.html).

Of course, he would have to sit out a year in transferring from D-III to D-I.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: mm77 on January 14, 2008, 08:28:34 am
The transfer rule does not go into effect until next year.  Also, I don't think it applies unless you transfer from D1 to D1.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on January 14, 2008, 09:42:08 am
kscer- rumors are that the Patnode kid transfered to McNeese St. a DI school down south.


Here's the irony. He was not a position player this year at KSC, maybe DH, but a good enough bat to get a lot of looks. Transfers to D1 school and most likely sit the bench. Too small and not good enough defensively.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: LEC Fan on January 14, 2008, 09:53:25 am
I believe he transferred to be a DH at McNeese. He only came to Keene St. because he backed out of a school in one of the Carolinas in August when school started. He was only going to stay at KSC if he was a starter but apparently that wasnt going to be so he decided to take his college career elsewhere. I would agree a little undersized and defense was not his strong point.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on January 14, 2008, 10:17:29 am
Jim Dixon (http://www.d3sports.com/post/index.php?topic=4276.msg800318#msg800318) believes that Cavan, the star Chapman SS who is walking on at UC-Santa Barbara, will have to sit out a year.

I believe that Patnode must sit out.

About 5 years ago, McMurry had the freshman pitcher of the year in the ASC.  He got a scholarship to TCU (Mountain West Conference) and had to sit out a year.

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on January 14, 2008, 11:09:22 am
Didn't Charlie Furbush go from St. Joes last year to LSU?  He didn't sit out a year did he?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on January 14, 2008, 11:57:48 am
Furbush finished his year at St Joe's. Maybe that makes a difference.

Some comments on KSC this coming year:
They have several key issues that will determine how well they perform.
1. Who emerges as the catcher.
2. Who becomes the go-to guy in middle relief.
3. Will Maybe and Morin step up to their potential as starters. Either could be unbeatable.
4. Will Darak become a situational hitter in either the 3 or 4 slot, using his power when the opportunity presents itself.
5. Who will anchor the middle of the lineup and keep rallies going.

Infield is probably the best and most experienced in LEC and the outfield is solid. Perkins and Jones and Chevalier and Fournier should steal the opposition blind. Behind the plate will be key. Like Cooney at ESCU, you don't replace what they lost, you get something different.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on January 14, 2008, 06:34:10 pm
KSCer couldnt agree more with your assessment of keene this year, i think that cipolla will step up into the catching role, he saw some at bats last year while playing left field and dh a little bit, i dont think that he will be the presence that grainger was in the middle of the lineup but defensively he should be fine, however he still is a little green with calling pitches behind the plate but im sure that is something the coaching staff will work with him on.

I aslo agree with your statement on KSC having four very good basestealers.  Last year Keene did not hit home runs like some of the other teams in the conferance and seemed to adapt thier offensive style to a lot of stealing and small ball type stuff im sure that you will see more of that as Ford and Darrak are the two only real power guys in the lineup

Morin and Maybe should be fine on saturdays i am more worried about the 3 and 4 starters.  After the fall it would look like  possibly Somberg and Riley would step up into that role who both showed they can be successful but struggled with being consistant.  But i agree look for the owls to be right in the mix again this year
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jim Dixon on January 15, 2008, 07:13:23 pm
Jim Dixon (http://www.d3sports.com/post/index.php?topic=4276.msg800318#msg800318) believes that Cavan, the star Chapman SS who is walking on at UC-Santa Barbara, will have to sit out a year.

I believe that Patnode must sit out.

About 5 years ago, McMurry had the freshman pitcher of the year in the ASC.  He got a scholarship to TCU (Mountain West Conference) and had to sit out a year.



I don't know the rules but a player can switch schools and still play the next year.  It happens in D1 all the time.  I believe that you have to have the school's permission you are leaving but then again refer to the first sentence where I say I dont know the rule.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on January 17, 2008, 02:40:39 pm
any reactions to the D3's preseason all-americans?  I feel that Chevalier from Keene should of got a honorable mention.  Not only does he help anchor the middle infield with jones in the best middle infield in New England, he batted over 370 in a conferacne with great pitching (see Gilblair(ECSU), Conway(UmB), Henry(USM), and his perfomance in the regionals against the staff of Wheaton and Eastern CT, and closed games.   Oh and he was all new england last year as a sophmore, and hes only going to get better.  Any other people around new england or the conferance that got left off?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on January 17, 2008, 06:55:09 pm
There are some comments on this topic on the General NE post. I don't think it's just a LEC issue
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on January 22, 2008, 01:10:01 pm
Great to see two little east teams in the top 25 from D3.  Interesting though that the ABCA had Southern Maine at 19 in its preseason poll, but the D3 poll didnt have them in the top 25.  I personally thought that 19 was a bit high for Southern Maine but do they deserve to be in the top 25?  I personally dont think so, they can mash but thier pitching isnt as good as Keene's and Easterns. 


Also Keene posted who they play in thier Arizona trip.  Some hard teams such as College of NJ and Hopkins who has pounded Keene the last two years in Arizona are on the schedule as well as William Patterson who is a very respectable team we should find out quick just how good keene is considering they open with a DH against C of NJ and then play Hopkins two days later.  Is it march yet?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on January 27, 2008, 05:06:02 pm
ECSU may have found themselves a catcher for 08 or more pitching.  I think catcher is the biggest need at this point.  Associate head coach Bob Wojicks nephew from U of Maine.

http://goblackbears.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/wojick_chris00.html
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on January 28, 2008, 12:20:48 am
Catcher/Pitcher is a tough combo!  Any idea what he would be more effective as?  DOnt know that much about him will look for some stats on him from umaine.

Also heard from several second hand sources that there was some trouble at eastern with a pitcher and a suspension.  Names where not released but i had heard that it was Eastern's ace.  Any ideas on who or what happened.?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on January 28, 2008, 04:09:56 pm
A couple of the aces had to take a class during the break and are good now.  They did lose a possible outfield due to grades.  Everyone will be lacing up the cleats on March 1 to face Kean. 

Chris Wojick hasn't played that much the last two years.  He was injured, I think it was his knee but is healthy now.  Saw him play some in high school where he was a catcher and pitcher.  He throws hard but not sure what the coach has in mind.  I think he will get a chance to be the catcher this year. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on January 31, 2008, 05:50:49 pm
Catching full time and trying to pitch with any regularity is real hard. If the bat is good enough you catch, if the arm is better you pitch. Also it is a tough league to come into and catch without having been catching. It's interesting that both ESCU and KSC will be challenged behind the plate. Also what's this talk on the other board about season openers. We have snow sleet and freezing rain scheduled, not baseball. Almost six more weeks.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: LEC Fan on February 01, 2008, 12:05:30 pm
Do the teams in the south and out west play more games than teams in the northeast? I just saw on the front page that there are games scheduled for today.

Is there a big advantage to be playing now?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jim Dixon on February 01, 2008, 12:39:04 pm
Do the teams in the south and out west play more games than teams in the northeast? I just saw on the front page that there are games scheduled for today.

Is there a big advantage to be playing now?

There is a limit to the number of games.  Those that start on their spring break have plenty of time to get to 40 games.  If you start now, you can use few pitchers.  This is why the pitchers who win a lot of games are from the south or west as they get more chances to pitch. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on February 01, 2008, 05:06:36 pm
Catching full time and trying to pitch with any regularity is real hard. If the bat is good enough you catch, if the arm is better you pitch. Also it is a tough league to come into and catch without having been catching. It's interesting that both ESCU and KSC will be challenged behind the plate. Also what's this talk on the other board about season openers. We have snow sleet and freezing rain scheduled, not baseball. Almost six more weeks.

Your right, I don't think he will be doing both.  He has a good arm.  He hit well in high school but as we know that doesn't mean he will hit now. Not catching for the last couple years will show I'm sure. As long as he is improving I think he will be behind the plate at the start of the year.  If that fails, which I really don't think it will, he can go to the mound. Lets get all this bad weather out now.  Maybe we can get some temps in the 50's come March.   
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on February 01, 2008, 05:56:06 pm
.  Maybe we can get some temps in the 50's come March.   
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Yeah, like march 29 in Willamantic
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on February 02, 2008, 12:22:41 pm
Other than being able to use your ace more is there an advantage to playing games now as suppoused to the condensed version that you see here in the Northeast.  Do the teams down south go through long lay offs that make some of thier play rusty?  As you well know baseball is a game that you need to play everyday and get your reps in, long lay offs are tough (see colorado rockies 2007 world series).   When i played i know that i liked playing five to six days out of the week it allowed for you to get into a routine and a rythm.  Dont get me wrong i would of loved playing in Jan but does playing now with longer lay offs give your team an advantage come NCAA time?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on February 02, 2008, 02:18:29 pm
Other than being able to use your ace more is there an advantage to playing games now as suppoused to the condensed version that you see here in the Northeast.  Do the teams down south go through long lay offs that make some of thier play rusty?  As you well know baseball is a game that you need to play everyday and get your reps in, long lay offs are tough (see colorado rockies 2007 world series).   When i played i know that i liked playing five to six days out of the week it allowed for you to get into a routine and a rythm.  Dont get me wrong i would of loved playing in Jan but does playing now with longer lay offs give your team an advantage come NCAA time?
Don't think many get rusty.  Some teams do finish their seasons way before the regionals so that may hurt a little.  I agree with getting in the reps but if they play consistently all year I don't think it hurts them. That is till they get to the regionals and beyond.  Thats when they have to use a lot more pitching than normal and could become a factor. 

I know the last two years ECSU was a tired bunch by the time they got to Appleton.  Of course that had a lot to do with Keene in the LEC's 06 and regionals in 07.  Remember the weather and travel for the 06 LEC's and cramming games in at all hours of the night at different fields, what a trip.  Then the same thing happens in the NY regional.  Dog tired.  I think it would be much better to have the LEC's a week earlier and have a couple non league games for tune-up the following week.  Maybe a couple more single sunday games after the saturday doubles like ECSU does with WConn every year now.  That could give you the extra week before the regionals.  What do ya think? 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on February 12, 2008, 12:39:16 pm
I have no problems with the way that the LEC has set up and run thier schedule and or tournament.  I know that playing in the LEC prepares you for the regional tournament like no other conferance tourny in NE.  SOme leagues are done half way through and some only have like 4 teams in their conferance tourny.   I think that the reason you constantly see LEC teams in regional finals and and in appleton is that they are prepared for the grind for the regionals because they experiance that same grind just a week before.  I know what the LEC tourny in 06 was like and what the regionals where last year in the cape, Keene playing Wheaton till 2 in the morning then turning around playing Eastern at noon the next day for the regional championship.  THe answer to that problem is stay in the winners bracket.  Eastern two years ago(the tournament that still gives me nightmares) lose the second day to keene and then had to beat UMD, SM, and Keene twice no wonder they where tired if they had stayed in the winners bracket its a lot easier.  Same with Keene last year in the Regionals.  Losing to Eastern in the Winners bracket finals gets you a battle with Wheaton into all hours of the night and tired for Eastern the next day.  Solution stay out of the losers bracket, it can be done but its twice as hard to win a tourny from there espically if you  go into it early
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: LEC Fan on February 13, 2008, 10:23:58 am
KSC I would agree that staying the winners bracket is always the easiest way to go. The best thing for a team that moves on in tourament play is playing the least amount of games and using the least amount of pitching. The tournament always offers the best competition as the majority of teams have depth in the bullpen, good defense, and good team chemistry. Or they get hot at the right time i.e RIC when they won it back in 05 I believe. The conference tournament in the LEC offers the best comepetiton in NE, NESCAC is up there as well but the ability to win at the conference tourny level absolutely helps the teams at the regional level.

I can't believe the weather in NE. Its hard to believe that games are 2 months away. Atleast pitchers and catchers report soon!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on February 13, 2008, 05:25:14 pm
I have no problems with the way that the LEC has set up and run thier schedule and or tournament.  I know that playing in the LEC prepares you for the regional tournament like no other conferance tourny in NE.  SOme leagues are done half way through and some only have like 4 teams in their conferance tourny.   I think that the reason you constantly see LEC teams in regional finals and and in appleton is that they are prepared for the grind for the regionals because they experiance that same grind just a week before.  I know what the LEC tourny in 06 was like and what the regionals where last year in the cape, Keene playing Wheaton till 2 in the morning then turning around playing Eastern at noon the next day for the regional championship.  THe answer to that problem is stay in the winners bracket.  Eastern two years ago(the tournament that still gives me nightmares) lose the second day to keene and then had to beat UMD, SM, and Keene twice no wonder they where tired if they had stayed in the winners bracket its a lot easier.  Same with Keene last year in the Regionals.  Losing to Eastern in the Winners bracket finals gets you a battle with Wheaton into all hours of the night and tired for Eastern the next day.  Solution stay out of the losers bracket, it can be done but its twice as hard to win a tourny from there espically if you  go into it early

I agree with all that, except I think it would be better to have the tournament a week earlier.  The chance of winning a double elimination tournament for three consecutive weeks is pretty tough. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: supernovakid on February 27, 2008, 03:49:59 am
I agree with that,
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: stevejohnson on March 04, 2008, 08:47:28 am
Anyone have and news on Shawn Gilblair.  I heard a rumor from an Eastern source that he didn't play in their opening game against Kean because of a failed drug test.  I'm wondering if there is any truth to this rumor. 

If not, can anyone give some info on why he was held back.  He didn't pitch and didn't DH.  That seems like he must be hurt or suspended.  I can't think of any other reason to keep an All-American out of the line-up against the defending national champion.  I remember he had some injury issues at the end of last year, but the ECSU website says he is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on March 04, 2008, 03:54:50 pm
I see that the LEC pre season poll came out today.  No surprise to see ECSU at the top but I am surprised that there was only one first place vote going to another team.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on March 04, 2008, 03:56:37 pm
I forgot to put in the link to the article.

http://www.littleeast.com/sports/bsb/2007-08/news/20080227_ECSU_preseason
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jim Dixon on March 04, 2008, 04:08:15 pm
My expectation is that a righty was to be used against Kean.  Gilblair was not the expected opening day pitcher, Esposito was.

Holowalty must be saving him for Stevens.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on March 04, 2008, 04:19:19 pm
I read that online also (that Esposito was going to get the start against Kean).

The Steven's game should be a good game.  Steven's lost a one run game to Kean last week.  That is if they play, it has been raining here in Jersey all day.

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on March 04, 2008, 04:26:55 pm
Shawn has a torn patella ligament.  I wanted him to red shirt this year but he said he was playing.  The doctor said he could play with a special patella brace and be fine if thats what he wanted to do.  The injury can be easily repaired but he would miss this season and he wants to play. He was not going to play till Wednesday at the earliest. And he may not DH this year, we'll have to see how it feels and what Coach wants to do.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 04, 2008, 05:54:15 pm
Shawn has a torn patella ligament.  I wanted him to red shirt this year but he said he was playing.  The doctor said he could play with a special patella brace and be fine if thats what he wanted to do.  The injury can be easily repaired but he would miss this season and he wants to play. He was not going to play till Wednesday at the earliest. And he may not DH this year, we'll have to see how it feels and what Coach wants to do.
That's too bad. A healthy Shawn is fun to watch play the game.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 04, 2008, 06:03:20 pm
I see that the LEC pre season poll came out today.  No surprise to see ECSU at the top but I am surprised that there was only one first place vote going to another team.
The only vote going to another team was Holowaty's since he could not vote for himself. I think everyone is in awe of ESCU's undefeated season last year. I predict more parity as the season unfolds. If KSC's young pitching lives up to potential, they will give Eastern a run, and UMB may live up to their potential. ooooooooo... Can't wait 10 more days till our season starts.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on March 04, 2008, 07:16:15 pm
That is a good point, it is hard to vote against a team that went 10-0 in that conference the year before.

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 04, 2008, 11:13:05 pm
Thats to bad about Gilblair, i still think that Eastern is the early favorite, and deserved the first place nod ahead of Keene and Southern Maine.  Saw Eastern lost this weekend to Kean, i mean not really a big deal this early, and its tough to play a  team that good first time out, as im sure that Keene will find out when they open up thier season with a dh against College of NJ.  That will be NJ last two games down south making it like game 11 and 12 or so and Keenes first two games.  That could be a factor.  I think that the LEC is a three horse race this year as KSC, Eastern, and USM are clearly the head of the pack.  Anyone want to throw some preseaon guesses on player of the year, coach of the year, and pitcher of the year? heres my two cents
Player of the year- Melvin Castillo - Kid just flat out rakes
Pitcher of the year- Jamie Morin- Lefty will slide in and take with Gilblair being off a little
Coach of the Year- No idea!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: LEC Fan on March 05, 2008, 08:14:05 am
Thats too bad for Gilblair but hes a competitor, can you injur that any further or can it lead to any other type of injuries?

It will be an interesting year in the LEC. Eastern is the favorite but the other teams in the LEC should contend this year. UMass Boston could show up on the radar, they have supposedly had the pitching the past couple years so we shall see this year. Plywood St. and Western should be the bottom feeders, enough said. I would think its a 3-4 team race this year. The tops being KSC, ECSU,USM, and RIC or UMB. The early schedule wont really show anything besides some early season jitters. I mean Eastern always has a sub par trip but then come back and terrorize the Northeast. It will be an exciting season ahead and hopefully this god awful weather will pass quickly.

Good luck!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 05, 2008, 07:34:49 pm

Player of the year- Melvin Castillo - Kid just flat out rakes
Pitcher of the year- Jamie Morin- Lefty will slide in and take with Gilblair being off a little
Coach of the Year- No idea!
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If Gilblair is out of the equation(too early to say that,but) Conway from UMB has a shot and look out for Maybe at KSC
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Spence on March 06, 2008, 08:45:07 am
Shawn has a torn patella ligament.  I wanted him to red shirt this year but he said he was playing.  The doctor said he could play with a special patella brace and be fine if thats what he wanted to do.  The injury can be easily repaired but he would miss this season and he wants to play. He was not going to play till Wednesday at the earliest. And he may not DH this year, we'll have to see how it feels and what Coach wants to do.

Hope whoever told Stevejohnson that feels like a heel right now. Failed drug test...I'm all for free will on the boards, but jeez. If you're gonna throw that around, you better be sure. Not a big fan of what stevejohnson himself did, but he did say that he had heard that, not that it was true.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 06, 2008, 12:38:55 pm
Could not agree more. I hope future authors apply a tighter filter to what they write. Hey, I enjoy "trash-talking" and "funnin" as much as the next guy, but there should be a code we as authors don't violate. That was way over the line and uncalled for.

To Shawn Gilblair- Tip of the Hat to you.

On to the Season:

Keene State College field has about 3 feet of snow on it. Could the boys play another year without a home game until mid-May. say what you want, but I actually think that helped them last year come Tournament time.

USM- Could they actually be a 4th place team this year?? Has there been a changing of the guard in the LEC? Is KSC for real? Is UMB for real?

Can anyone knock-off the Evil Empire?

Can't wait to kick this year off, though I think northern teams may have another year of scheduling and field problems.

Word -
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Bob Maxwell on March 06, 2008, 01:26:01 pm
It doesn't matter where or from whom SteveJohnson heard it from... even if it ws directly from the boy or his dad.  Its not anyones place on here to spread rumors.  Provide our opinions and discuss them, absolutely... but that crossed the line in my mind.

Just asking the question on something like that is VERY poor judgement, as you spread a rumor asking about it.  I'm GLAD to hear that it is something different... but too bad that it is an injury.

Very poor judgement and I hope that they both feel pretty small for it even being said.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 06, 2008, 06:34:09 pm
Could not agree more. I hope future authors apply a tighter filter to what they write. Hey, I enjoy "trash-talking" and "funnin" as much as the next guy, but there should be a code we as authors don't violate. That was way over the line and uncalled for.

To Shawn Gilblair- Tip of the Hat to you.

On to the Season:

Keene State College field has about 3 feet of snow on it. Could the boys play another year without a home game until mid-May. say what you want, but I actually think that helped them last year come Tournament time.

USM- Could they actually be a 4th place team this year?? Has there been a changing of the guard in the LEC? Is KSC for real? Is UMB for real?

Can anyone knock-off the Evil Empire?

Can't wait to kick this year off, though I think northern teams may have another year of scheduling and field problems.

Word -
Word, good to see you woke up after your winter snooze. It seems to me that when KSC left for Arizona last year the field was almost clear but the while they were gone we got dumped on with about two feet of snow and then rain. Maybe this is a good sign. Also, I think being road warriors helped them in Harwich.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Spence on March 06, 2008, 06:48:34 pm
It doesn't matter where or from whom SteveJohnson heard it from... even if it ws directly from the boy or his dad.  Its not anyones place on here to spread rumors.  Provide our opinions and discuss them, absolutely... but that crossed the line in my mind.

Just asking the question on something like that is VERY poor judgement, as you spread a rumor asking about it.  I'm GLAD to hear that it is something different... but too bad that it is an injury.

Very poor judgement and I hope that they both feel pretty small for it even being said.

Can't really disagree with that. I was willing to give an inch of wiggle room, but when you put it that way...

I'm also very unhappy to hear he's injured.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on March 07, 2008, 01:13:29 am
Shawn has a torn patella ligament.  I wanted him to red shirt this year but he said he was playing.  The doctor said he could play with a special patella brace and be fine if thats what he wanted to do.  The injury can be easily repaired but he would miss this season and he wants to play. He was not going to play till Wednesday at the earliest. And he may not DH this year, we'll have to see how it feels and what Coach wants to do.
Get well Shawn.

Blood and gore don't bother me, but I have a hard time handling human carpentry, and bones that in anatomically incorrect postions, like Joe Theisman's leg! :-\
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on March 08, 2008, 11:37:09 am
Shawn has a torn patella ligament.  I wanted him to red shirt this year but he said he was playing.  The doctor said he could play with a special patella brace and be fine if thats what he wanted to do.  The injury can be easily repaired but he would miss this season and he wants to play. He was not going to play till Wednesday at the earliest. And he may not DH this year, we'll have to see how it feels and what Coach wants to do.
Get well Shawn.

Blood and gore don't bother me, but I have a hard time handling human carpentry, and bones that in anatomically incorrect postions, like Joe Theisman's leg! :-\

Shawn had a great start last week, to get ECSU's first win. Another poor defensive performance against Kean though!!

How is Shawn feeling after his fist start?  A real gutsy performance after hearing of his injury!!

Hopefully he can work his way through this knee injury, otherwise wishing him a sppedy recovery from any surgery!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 10, 2008, 10:03:45 am
Ric 3-1 off to a good start with a sweep of Colby Sawyer.  Does RIC have the horses and talent to make a run deep into the LEC this year?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: DIII Dad on March 10, 2008, 07:28:57 pm
KSCfan, I just checked RIC's website and they have them at 5 - 0 to start the season. If they can keep it going it should make things interesting.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on March 10, 2008, 08:50:55 pm
ECSU- do they have that speedy lead off hitter coming back- he at times really set the offense for that team and could get on a do a lot of damage.  He would make you focus on him as a pitcher and leave you giving them up to their big boppers in re castillo and gilblair
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: LEC Fan on March 10, 2008, 08:59:55 pm
kudos to RIC as they are off to a hot start to begin the 08 season. Should be interesting to see if they can keep it up as Colby Sawyer and Daniel Webster are some of the weaking teams in NE. The scores indicates alot of offense for the anchormen. Season is already exciting with early games and scores. Looking forward to this week and the next as many teams begin play outside on their spring trips.

Anybody know where PSU...UMASS D and B...WESTERN go for their trip and the quality of teams they play??
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on March 11, 2008, 09:41:33 pm
ECSU- do they have that speedy lead off hitter coming back- he at times really set the offense for that team and could get on a do a lot of damage.  He would make you focus on him as a pitcher and leave you giving them up to their big boppers in re castillo and gilblair

Yes, Ismael Bolorin right fielder is a senior this year.  I think Coach Holowaty will have another squad that will test opposing catchers arms and pitchers pick-off moves.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on March 11, 2008, 10:31:08 pm
That's great.  They had a solid lineup up and down last year with a good mix of speed and power.  If Castillo can learn to hit anything other than the fastball he'll make a run at all-american.

USM has some young guns and a couple hard throwers, last year was certainly an off year, but kids like Schmidt ought to come into their own this year.  Did that lefty kid who missed a year due to some inelligibility come back or did he graduate?  Bergeron maybe? 

Keene state has continually grown into a New England powerhouse, unfortunately they run up against ecsu who just flat out gets it done.

Just goes to show the LEC has a lot to offer year in and year out.  State schools will always manage to get the kids who cant afford private education and didnt quite develop into d1 talent in time to get recruited for that.  LEC is all state schools right? 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 12, 2008, 04:47:58 pm
Soxfa- Burgeron from USM is done and will not be back, however USM does have Burleson(right hander starting CF) and Henry(Tall lefty 1b) back, they where the conferance starters on saturday last year, and are good but not great.  i dont know what they brought in talent wise for freshman.  And yes the LEC is all state schools, the only one i dont know for one hundred percent is RIC but i think that they are.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on March 12, 2008, 08:09:03 pm
Shawn has a torn patella ligament.  I wanted him to red shirt this year but he said he was playing.  The doctor said he could play with a special patella brace and be fine if thats what he wanted to do.  The injury can be easily repaired but he would miss this season and he wants to play. He was not going to play till Wednesday at the earliest. And he may not DH this year, we'll have to see how it feels and what Coach wants to do.
Get well Shawn.

Blood and gore don't bother me, but I have a hard time handling human carpentry, and bones that in anatomically incorrect postions, like Joe Theisman's leg! :-\

Shawn had a great start last week, to get ECSU's first win. Another poor defensive performance against Kean though!!

How is Shawn feeling after his fist start?  A real gutsy performance after hearing of his injury!!

Hopefully he can work his way through this knee injury, otherwise wishing him a sppedy recovery from any surgery!!
Thanks all.....Shawn is feeling pretty good.  The knee seems to be on the mend.  He will eventually need to get it fixed but it looks like he will be able to play the year out.  He still needs to wear the brace but its working fine right now.  Off to Cali in the AM.  Should be a good challenge for the team.

soxfan, Castillo was an all-american last year.  3rd freshman in program history.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on March 12, 2008, 08:51:32 pm
Why's Castillo playing D3 ball then?  He can't anything ut afastball.  With the line-up eastern packs you were forced to give him one and he'd make you pay.  With a little patience and some swings in the off-season I'd think a smart player with raw talent like that could make a run for top player in NE (again I suppose) I thought gilblair deservedthough as he was just flat out huge all year for them.  With Gilblairs injuries, the man in the 6th position on the field may need o be their answer.


I forgot about Burleson.  The kid can drop a curve.  He's a gamer too.  I don't that Henry kid having t make-up to throw big games for them.  Sure, those two threw on the weekends, but I would guess that a couple of the role players Flaherty recruited start showing their potential.  USM had a solid senior class- I'd be curious to see what they bring in this year for recruits.

Where do people see Plymouth headed? Is that a program that is headed towards more wins, or is it doomed because of the powerhouses in the LEC?  McManus is a good coach, but day in day out that conference is tough.

SOXFAN 42585 (Mo, Paps, Nomahhhh)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on March 12, 2008, 09:25:43 pm
Shawn has a torn patella ligament.  I wanted him to red shirt this year but he said he was playing.  The doctor said he could play with a special patella brace and be fine if thats what he wanted to do.  The injury can be easily repaired but he would miss this season and he wants to play. He was not going to play till Wednesday at the earliest. And he may not DH this year, we'll have to see how it feels and what Coach wants to do.
Get well Shawn.

Blood and gore don't bother me, but I have a hard time handling human carpentry, and bones that in anatomically incorrect postions, like Joe Theisman's leg! :-\

Shawn had a great start last week, to get ECSU's first win. Another poor defensive performance against Kean though!!

How is Shawn feeling after his fist start?  A real gutsy performance after hearing of his injury!!

Hopefully he can work his way through this knee injury, otherwise wishing him a sppedy recovery from any surgery!!
Thanks all.....Shawn is feeling pretty good.  The knee seems to be on the mend.  He will eventually need to get it fixed but it looks like he will be able to play the year out.  He still needs to wear the brace but its working fine right now.  Off to Cali in the AM.  Should be a good challenge for the team.

soxfan, Castillo was an all-american last year.  3rd freshman in program history.


Wonderful news!! Good luck to Coach and the Warriors in LA Area.  Will have a chance to take in a couple of the games while visiting my daughrt next week.

What's the scoop on ECSU and Chapman, noticed they have not played each other in Cali this and last season. Probably no love loss between two coaches?  Was always a great matchup!  Saw the last game they played in 2006. Chapman field not so great for such a great program.  Field sits way off campus and average at best!!

Still reasonably tough schedule out there with SCIAC conference teams. Pamona, CMS, and Redlands playing well with 12-15 games under thier belts.  Has Cal Tech ever won a game? Not sure why they even play DIII!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 13, 2008, 10:36:53 am
I think you will find Chris Burelson playing shortstop this year at So. Maine. His pitching days appear to be  numbered if not totally over. But that remains to be seen.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Rick Vaughn on March 13, 2008, 10:57:37 am
That's a big change from CF and weekend starter.  Any idea why wouldn't move Mackey over from 2nd base to replace Vardaro? 

That move means USM has to replace 9 starts and 50 innings that they don't really have to replace.  Flaherty must have a lot of confidence in his pitching depth if that rumor is true.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 13, 2008, 12:41:46 pm
USM 2008 Roster below.

One never knows about where or why a kid gets moved, or requests a move. We'll have to wait and see what transpires.

7   Chris Burleson  *      Jr.   INF/OF  R/R   5-11  170   Portland, ME                  Deering

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 14, 2008, 08:24:16 pm
Burleson has a real kinky delivery that must place a lot of stress on his elbow and/or shoulder. I would not be surprised if he has arm problems as far as pitching is concerned.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 15, 2008, 04:50:19 pm
Keene State beats College of NJ 8-7 in first game of 2. Great job boys
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: DougiesGoinDeep on March 15, 2008, 09:34:20 pm
Thats a big win for KSC beating a hot and very good TCNJ team, who pitched for KSC?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 15, 2008, 09:53:03 pm
KSC wins second in 11 innings after being down 6-1 and then hitting into a triple play with the bases loaded.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 15, 2008, 10:13:02 pm
 ;D Keene State Owls put the double dip hurt on TCNJ; further establishes that the LEC is the best conference in the country.  :o

Word ;)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: StarvinMarvin on March 15, 2008, 10:52:46 pm
Yea and ECSU falls to Ithaca!  Word up!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 16, 2008, 10:41:20 am
The LEC is a combined 14-16 so I wouldn't crow too loud. I now most teams view their spring trip as spring training, and us it to evaluate different players in different situations. Eastern losing to Kean and Ithaca is understandable, but Rutgers-Newark? In the middle of May when the flowers stink and the grass needs cutting we'll know who is the best.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on March 16, 2008, 11:36:40 am
The LEC is a combined 14-16 so I wouldn't crow too loud. I now most teams view their spring trip as spring training, and us it to evaluate different players in different situations. Eastern losing to Kean and Ithaca is understandable, but Rutgers-Newark? In the middle of May when the flowers stink and the grass needs cutting we'll know who is the best.

Don't you mean, "When half of the pitching staff has blown out their arms and the batting averages plummet from their Florida free-for-alls? "  I think early on, teams have no idea what to expect.  I think by the time the second weekend of conference games rolls around you'll start to see teams playing their best ball.  It's no surprise that teams like Kean beats ECSU, for one, they already have been playing for a bit and can start earlier.  They know who ECSU is and gun for them.  It's not easy staying on top especially when every team guns at you for because of your reputation.  Read little into that game for the whole picture.  But Kean will hang their hat on that game.  (As will any team that beats them)  Not one team will finish the season undefeated, and if they do- great, but you have to drop a game here and game there.  I mean look at Keene state, they hit into a triple play with the bases loaded.  Most games that plates at least a run, bases loaded no outs.  But in this case, with a little magic the game was inevitably changed.  It went to extras and they won, but the notion that a team can go undefeated is ridiculous.  Baseball is a game of inches and sometimes you come up short, that's what happens!

Anyway, I think you are dead on kscer, wait before making the speculations about who the best team around is.  Although, a team coming out of "spring training" 0-10 is NOT a top team.  And one starting 10-0 doesn't indicate all that much either.


What is the best way to evaluate a team?  Pray the snow melts and the boys of (freezing cold Aprils and windy, bone chilling Mays) Summer get out to play.  Go watch a game and see who is the best.  Being a stat rat like myself and watching box scores doesn't paint the picture.  Go up to Plymouth State in the beginning of April and watch them play Keene State.  Then you'll know who came to the season ready (and who came ready to watch).


PLAY BALL

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 16, 2008, 08:45:30 pm
Keene splits today moving to 3 and 1.  Dont know much about the team they played today but they have another tough game tommorow in Hopkins
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: phil on March 17, 2008, 01:30:45 pm
;D Keene State Owls put the double dip hurt on TCNJ; further establishes that the LEC is the best conference in the country.  :o

Word ;)

Before we consider whether the NJAC is worthy playing on the same field as the LEC or not, you might want to consider how deep in the pitching staff TCNJ had gone in playing their 9th and 10th games in a week. While it's true that Keene was playing for the first time all season, I'll presume that TCNJ put up a considerable amount of runs against the Owls' best pitching. Besides, the Lions went 4-0 against the other nationally ranked teams last week. Not bad for a team picked fourth in their conference... in a rebuilding year... with a new coach...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: LEC Fan on March 17, 2008, 04:51:23 pm
Thats a good point Phil, that TCNJ was playing the end of their spring schedule. But for a team that was ranked in the top 30 preseason then droppped out after the first week because other teams started playing their games, shows alot about KSC coming into the 08 season and taking 2 from a top 10 ranked team. Always helps come tournament time to have those wins on your resume.

Not sure if I remember correctly but do the games in Ariz. or Fla. help your tournament resume? Is there some rule about playing teams in your region and having those count towards your overall record in region??? Anybody know the ruling or whatever on this???? If that is the case that these games count then the sweep of TCNJ is more important.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 17, 2008, 06:25:18 pm
KSC comes from behind in the 9th inning to beat Johns Hopkins 9-8. Ford has another scoreless inning to get the save. If a pitcher works Sunday or Monday and then comes back on Saturday, isn't that sort of the normal rotation. I did not check to see when the TCNJ starters pitched, but I think both had been in relief. I guess being tired at the end of the week is as good an excuse as being cold at the beginning.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 17, 2008, 06:29:30 pm
KSC comes from behind in the 9th inning to beat Johns Hopkins 9-8. Ford has another scoreless inning to get the save. If a pitcher works Sunday or Monday and then comes back on Saturday, isn't that sort of the normal rotation. I did not check to see when the TCNJ starters pitched, but I think both had been in relief. I guess being tired at the end of the week is as good an excuse as being cold at the beginning.
I went back and checked. One pitcher pitched 3/8, and one 3/10, so that's plenty of rest.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on March 17, 2008, 07:24:17 pm
kscer- I think you can coem up with an excuse no matter what happens at any point in the season.  The season is too short and too irregular to have a nice "rotation" that pros can pull.  I think a pitcher that really stands out in a season not only starts as the conference weekend pitcher but chucks an inning during the week.  Granted, not every team or every arm can do that, but a player with grade A talent and who is one of the top pitchers is one that will throw every chance he gets.  I would think that a player that can do that for a quality team is not only an ace (or 2) and deserves recognition of being a top player.

See where I am going with that?

How old is that Ford kid?  Seems like he's been throwing ched since 2002 at Keene State.
I thought he blew out his elbow a year or two back?  Did he need surgery?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 17, 2008, 07:46:36 pm
Greg Ford is a senior and is either 22 or 23. 
He hurts his arm on a regular basis; last time was vs Wheaton in the regular season.
He seems like he has been around awhile because he started as a freshman and was a high impact player for KSC from the beginning.

Note to LEC Fan- KSC beat Johns Hopkins today- JH must ahve been tired and out of pitching as well huh?

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on March 17, 2008, 07:53:16 pm
I feel like I've heard Ford's name forever.  Where did he go to high school?  I am not surprised he screws up his arm, hes got a strange hitch in his delivery if I remember correctly.  I would think that KSC would need him to stay healthy all season long to really make the impact that they want to.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 17, 2008, 10:21:50 pm
soxfan ford is a nashua high product when it was still one high school and not nash north and nash south.  Ford's only problem with health was last year at wheaton.  Im not sure where else you have heard he has been hurt but that is the only time that i remember. 

Keene out to a 4-1 start with three wins over two top ten teams.  I know its early but they should get some national exposure from this week, unless you see a total collapse
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: phil on March 18, 2008, 12:20:35 am
KSC comes from behind in the 9th inning to beat Johns Hopkins 9-8. Ford has another scoreless inning to get the save. If a pitcher works Sunday or Monday and then comes back on Saturday, isn't that sort of the normal rotation. I did not check to see when the TCNJ starters pitched, but I think both had been in relief. I guess being tired at the end of the week is as good an excuse as being cold at the beginning.
I went back and checked. One pitcher pitched 3/8, and one 3/10, so that's plenty of rest.
The one that pitched 3/8 was hit hard, but was the third starter in the rotation while Keene threw their ace who was touted as the conference pitcher of the year. The pitcher TCNJ threw in the second game gave up 1 run in five innings (none earned), while Keene racked up the runs against some middle inning relievers who had seen little to no action so far in the trip. Now I'll be alarmed if TCNJ's starting pitchers only average five innings during the season and these middle inning guys who faced Keene are seen on a regular basis!
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It's no surprise that teams like Kean beats ECSU, for one, they already have been playing for a bit and can start earlier.  They know who ECSU is and gun for them.  It's not easy staying on top especially when every team guns at you for because of your reputation.  Read little into that game for the whole picture.  But Kean will hang their hat on that game.
Soxfan,
Don't you mean ECSU is gunning for Kean? How does the defending national champion hang their hat on that game? I think until this thing is decided in another 40 or so games, Kean is the team with the reputation who everybody will gun for inside and out of the NJAC.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: bluejayfan on March 18, 2008, 01:16:01 am
I know I'm a Hopkins fan but having actually seen the Keene Hopkins game had to jump in here. Good game between the two schools. I give Keene credit for never giving up despite being down 6-2. However, I would like to point out Keene did get their tying and winning runs in the ninth inning on a two-out Hopkins error. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Old Man on March 18, 2008, 01:36:52 am
Blue Jay Fan----

i was also in the stands for this game.  how do you call a full dive by the 2b going hard to his left that hits off his glove an error.  maybe home team scoring by the home team? JHU?  it was a clean basehit anda great attemp by their 2bman.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: bluejayfan on March 18, 2008, 10:06:37 am
Old Man,
 Was actually talking about the error on the Hopkins' third baseman with two outs that allowed the inning to continue. Also I believe that play at second base was changed to a hit. I'm not trying to take anything away from Keene, I give them lots of credit for hanging around. Was just saying I felt bad for Hopkins that an error led partially to the way the ninth went.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 18, 2008, 04:14:38 pm
Keene's got another good team today in Montclair State.  I think they have three national championships.  No real easy teams so far yet for the owls, that is till they get to albertus magnus.  Blue Jay fan nice to see someone at the game that can be able to comment on the game.  It always tough when you make errors in the ninth.  I know Keene had a little help from JHU but like you said it shows Keene to be a tough team, and a team that will make you pay for mistakes.  Also its wierd seeing Keene racking up lots of runs.  They scored 12,8,9, against JHU and CNJ.  Usually Keene's strength is around pitching and defense.  Its nice to see the hitters actually giving some run suppourt to the pitchers for a change.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on March 18, 2008, 04:55:40 pm
Blue Jay-
In reponse to your comment-
 
Soxfan,
Don't you mean ECSU is gunning for Kean? How does the defending national champion hang their hat on that game? I think until this thing is decided in another 40 or so games, Kean is the team with the reputation who everybody will gun for inside and out of the NJAC.
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You mean to tell me that you don't think the defending champion has any games they see as big games.  That' s like saying that the Red Sox, defending champions are over looking the games against the Yankees this year.  A win over the Yankees is most certainly a game to hang your hat on.  Comparison is good because ECSU is referred to the evil empire of d3 ball in new england.

ECSU is the top team from New England and if they look back on their season they'll see a good team in Keene State, USM and others and if they beat them they'll view those as quality wins they can hang their hat on.  Not to beat a dea horse, but you see what I mean?  Kean will recognize that ECSU is a good opponant and hang their hat on it.


I am glad games are being paid finally.  Super huge speculation going on right now with the addition of the March Madness brackets coming out...!!!

Keep on swingin' playas
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 18, 2008, 05:24:52 pm
You know boys, middle relief and infield plays are part of the game, and if you lose because of them you have not executed part of the game, and if you win you have . And i doubt if any of these kids or their coaches think it's ok to lose.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on March 18, 2008, 05:56:32 pm
huh?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on March 18, 2008, 07:53:49 pm
Hey, how about those Anchormen, starting off pretty hot. Their now 7-3 after beating MIT today. Possible contenders again this year!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on March 18, 2008, 08:32:41 pm
RIC has a big game on Thursday when they host Wheaton.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: DIII Dad on March 19, 2008, 08:37:01 am
The way RIC is playing right now this could also be considered a big game for Wheaton.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on March 19, 2008, 09:03:45 am
D3Dad, I did not mean that it was "just" RIC that it is a big game for. Both programs should know the importance of this game. Also for the conferences, with most on here feeling the LEC is the top in the country, especially in New England..................Play ball.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 19, 2008, 05:37:12 pm
Anytime you play a NE game its a big game.  The regional rankings are very rarely talked about but are huge in my opinion.  A great regional ranking will get you that at large bid (see KSC 07) that some of the other teams wont get.  How do you get that regional ranking?  By beating the quality teams in NE weither its here or in Arizona, Florida, or Cali anytime you play a team in your region its huge.  It is bigger to beat a good team in your region then a top 25 national team out of your region. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 21, 2008, 12:16:39 pm
Southern Maine gets whacked in their debut against william patterson.  Keene totals Albertus who might as well be a JV team.  I know right now that Eastern is struggling, but they always struggle in cali and then come back to NE with a fury.  Really looking forward to next sat when LEC play opens up, as Keene and Eastern lock up.  Keene will send Morin and Maybe to the mound.  Gilblair or ecsu alum who is ECSU thorwing?  Gilblair and the J kid who i cant pronouce? or cause of Gilblairs leg will they see Esposito? 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TheGNAC on March 21, 2008, 08:38:15 pm
Suffolk sweeps Southern Maine today, dropping the Huskies to 0-3 to start their season. Suffolk moves to 7-2, with a 3-0 in-region record, beating WNEC as well.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on March 21, 2008, 09:34:56 pm
Tough game down their at Anchormen Field, Wheaton 12-RIC 10 in a game with some controversy (bad call by umpire). The Anchormen were down and seemed out going into the 7th inning (12-1) but they fought back against a tough team making it a close one. I again ask is RIC a contender this year?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 22, 2008, 08:09:42 am
RIC is a contender if and i mean if there pitching holds up.  RIC always hits the crap out of the ball but what seems to come back and bite them is thier pitching.  Rhode Island is always a very dangerous team that you do not want to run into when they are hot see LEC tourny 2005.  they seem to pitch well against mid level teams in New England, but struggle in giving up lots of runs to top tier teams.  I mean they gave 12 to wheaton.  If thier pitching improves yes they will be contenders
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on March 23, 2008, 08:26:53 pm
Santeezy, what was the bad call?  I was at the game, maybe I was shivering and did not see it. RIC did a number on the Wheaton pen, but had trouble with the starter Kostaris.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on March 24, 2008, 03:53:15 am
I believe it was bottom of 3rd, RIC had bases loaded 1 out when a fielders choice ball was hit up the 3rd base- line. The third baseman ran to tag third (he was playing deep behind the bag), he tags third and fires to first to attempt a dble play to get out of the inning. The umpire in the field had a bad view and called the kid running to first out although he was in the middle of the bag when the ball arrived. The stands began booing and yelling out at the call. I personally thought it was a game changing call. The next 4 innings Wheaton would score 12 runs without an answer. RIC would comeback but unfortunately without finishing.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on March 24, 2008, 08:10:27 am
That was a close play at first. Game changing or deciding???????????  Wheaton was up 4-0 at the time, would have left runners on 1st and 2nd with 2 outs, if called safe at first. It must have been the stands booing and yelling, cause there were only a handfull of fans.  A lot of the season left and they meet again later on. Time will tell. Get you game on!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on March 25, 2008, 02:34:18 pm
I believe it changed the momentum of the game, the boys competed well in the first two innings and after that call seemed to just giveup. Although they did fight back later in the game.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on March 25, 2008, 08:59:03 pm
Southern Maine gets whacked in their debut against william patterson.  Keene totals Albertus who might as well be a JV team.  I know right now that Eastern is struggling, but they always struggle in cali and then come back to NE with a fury.  Really looking forward to next sat when LEC play opens up, as Keene and Eastern lock up.  Keene will send Morin and Maybe to the mound.  Gilblair or ecsu alum who is ECSU thorwing?  Gilblair and the J kid who i cant pronouce? or cause of Gilblairs leg will they see Esposito? 

KSCfan,

Yes, Just returned from BEAUTIFUL S.Cal!! Absolutely wonderful baseball weather.

What I saw was Coach H. has little patience for sloppy play and mental errors on the field and will pull starters fast and put some of the frosh in, which he needs to evaluate anyway.   Team still a little shaky on the D, which I believe wins National Championships, but as all have said, it is still early, but is of concern!

Gilblair, Castillo, and Freshman Pat Smith just ripping the ball, Shaun with 6 HR so far.

I had heard that he may have a bit of tendonitis in his elbow, but that and his knee has not stopped his hitting. Very at ease at the plate.

Overall, ECSU hit well, but also gave up a few runs

The way I see it now starting rotation should be:

S Gilblair (if elbow OK)
J Jagodzinski
J Esposito
J Kukucka
with freshman R Newkirk and C Wojick in the pen

Sure did not take long for the Warriors to get bounced from the top 25!!

Looks like Keene off to a good start.  Will be an exciting LEC conference this year.

Good luck to all ;)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 26, 2008, 01:45:58 pm
Thanks for the info ecsualum.  Keene has been hot so far, espically thier bats.  Its thier pitching that has been not so great so far.  This is usually not the case for keene has typically its a small ball defense team.  Chevalier and Perkins are on fire right now, we will see if the trip back to the cold northeast will cool keenes bats.  Should be some great league games this weekend!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 26, 2008, 02:45:41 pm
Latest Alphabet Poll - Good to see Keene get some respect. Now that they have a target on their backs can they maintain it? Big weekend vs Evil Empire this weekend.

American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball
NCAA Division III Baseball Poll
March 25, 2008
next poll: April 8

Rank School Record Points Preseason Rank
1. (6) Chapman (Calif.) 17-2 238 4
2. (2) Wooster (Ohio) 16-1 229 1
3. Kean (N.J.) 13-4 216 3
4. Cortland (N.Y.) State 11-3 205 2
5t. Carthage (Wis.) 10-0 201 8
5t. Piedmont (Ga.) 20-4 201 nr
7. Texas-Tyler 21-4 197 18
8. New Jersey 10-2 172 14
9. Keene (N.H.) State 9-3 165 30
10. Wis.-Oshkosh 3-0 159 11
11. Christopher Newport (Va.) 16-4 152 nr
12. Trinity (Conn.) 11-0 151 21
13. Augustana (Ill.) 11-2 129 24
14. Emory (Ga.) 15-6 128 5
15. Rensselaer (N.Y.) 11-1 127 nr
16. Rowan (N.J.) 11-3 116 nr
17. Cal State East Bay 15-6 93 nr
18. Wheaton (Mass.) 9-4 89 13
19. St. Thomas (Minn.) 10-4 77 17
20. Concordia (Ill.) 10-1 74 nr
21. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 10-3 73 10
22. Linfield (Ore.) 17-4 61 nr
23t. Rhodes (Tenn.) 15-7 54 rv
23t. Millsaps (Miss.) 16-7 54 nr
25. Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.) 19-3 51 rv
26. Wis.-Stevens Point 6-5 48 7
27. DePauw (Ind.) 14-3 46 nr
28. Franklin (Ind.) 10-5 38 nr
29. Ozarks (Ark.) 19-5 33 nr
30. Wis.-Whitewater 6-1 27 nr
Also receiving votes and named on more than one ballot (alphabetically): Alvernia (Pa.),
Eastern Connecticut State, John Carroll (Ohio), Manhattanville (N.Y.), North Carolina
Wesleyan, Rochester (N.Y.), St. Scholastica (Minn.), Salisbury (Md.), Williams (Mass.).
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jim Dixon on March 26, 2008, 06:31:06 pm

Rank School Record Points Preseason Rank
1
8. New Jersey 10-2 172 14
9. Keene (N.H.) State 9-3 165 30


With Keene's sweep of New Jersey, maybe these positions should be switched
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 26, 2008, 07:09:12 pm

Rank School Record Points Preseason Rank
1
8. New Jersey 10-2 172 14
9. Keene (N.H.) State 9-3 165 30


National rankings are a lot like "noses" everybody has one and some smell better than others. KSC has struggled to gain national respect. A lot of reasons for that. Last year KSC took 3 of 4 from Wheaton, finished second to the Evil Empire in the Regionals, played a total of 6 homes games all season, and still barley cracked the Top 30 in the final National Rankings.

Oh well they beat Springfield today 8-5. Babson tomorrow and then a showdown with the -->bad boy, bunt when you're up by 10 runs cause you have so much "respect" for the other team, Evil Empire from Willimantic.

GO Owls.

With Keene's sweep of New Jersey, maybe these positions should be switched
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on March 26, 2008, 08:21:38 pm
Southern Maine gets whacked in their debut against william patterson.  Keene totals Albertus who might as well be a JV team.  I know right now that Eastern is struggling, but they always struggle in cali and then come back to NE with a fury.  Really looking forward to next sat when LEC play opens up, as Keene and Eastern lock up.  Keene will send Morin and Maybe to the mound.  Gilblair or ecsu alum who is ECSU thorwing?  Gilblair and the J kid who i cant pronouce? or cause of Gilblairs leg will they see Esposito? 

The J kid pitched 7 innings today against Manhattanville, 13-3 ECSU.  Gilblair and Esposito are going on Saturday, not sure what order.  I agree with ecsualum about the D, very very bad early. Holowaty has made some changes. Pat Smith has to play every day, as of right now he is taking time away from Thomas at 2nd base but he very well could end up playing somewhere else before the end of the season.  This is the kid I really liked last fall.  He can play anywhere and has a nice bat.  I would think Matt Fontaine earned another start after his performance against Redlands.  He pitched a nice game and showed a little moxie, which was nice to see. All and all I think the pitching is going to be very good again this year and maybe better than last all though Lavorgna would be nice to have again this year and everyone has to stays healty of course.  The offence should produce enough most of the time. The defence is the big ? right now and everyone knows it.  Shawn has a little tendinidis in his left forearm and his knee is a lot better than it was two weeks ago.  Surgery is in his future though.  It is going to be fun watching Esposito this year, I'm guessing a big year for him.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 26, 2008, 11:16:00 pm
predictions for saturdays showdown between keene and eastern anyone?  From what i have been told by my neighbors to the south Eastern will send espo and giblair to the hill against morin and maybe.  maybe struggled a little in arizona while morin was solid.  Espo shut down keene last year in the regionals, and gilblair is well gilblair.  Keenes hot bats vs Easterns strong pitching, oh and eastern can swing it too in case you didnt notice.  Im hoping for an Owls sweep, but hey im a homer!  Keene has had good success against eastern at eastern taking 3 out of the last 4 games against them at thier park.  Smart money is on a split, but you never know.  cant wait
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 27, 2008, 03:18:04 pm
predictions for saturdays showdown between keene and eastern anyone?  From what i have been told by my neighbors to the south Eastern will send espo and giblair to the hill against morin and maybe.  maybe struggled a little in arizona while morin was solid.  Espo shut down keene last year in the regionals, and gilblair is well gilblair.  Keenes hot bats vs Easterns strong pitching, oh and eastern can swing it too in case you didnt notice.  Im hoping for an Owls sweep, but hey im a homer!  Keene has had good success against eastern at eastern taking 3 out of the last 4 games against them at thier park.  Smart money is on a split, but you never know.  cant wait

OK I'll go out on the limb:

KSC gets swept by THE Evil Empire: :'(

Mabey will last 3 1/3 and The Evil Empire should touch him for 7 runs. Morin will go 6 and TEE might get him for 3 or 4 runs.

KSC will lose both. 11-5 and 7-3. :P
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on March 27, 2008, 04:35:54 pm
The most controversial pick of them all.

A split!    :P
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: LEC Fan on March 27, 2008, 05:58:31 pm
my guess is split, should be 2 good games!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 27, 2008, 06:39:05 pm
I think Morin is going to be strong and Maybe is going to solve his problems and throw low strikes. KSC's defense and bullpen depth will win. And there still hitting the ball. Keene takes both, just like two years ago.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on March 27, 2008, 11:26:38 pm
I say Keene will take the pair, just seem more in their element right now.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 28, 2008, 11:00:46 am
Good win for KSC yesterday at Babson.  Its happening again where Keene has to play all thier"home" games on the road.  This happened last year to Keene, but i think it helped them in the long run as they where a true road tested team.  Ford got hit around a little bit but he hadnt pitched in like ten days so i will overlook his sloppy outing.  NIce to see SOmberg get the win, Hes a sophmore with good stuff and is going to be vital to keene for the tough non conferance games.  The evil empire lost to WNEC yesterday 3 to 2, but in fairness i looked at the boxes and WNEC through thier top guy the tall lefty Anderson, and it looked like Eastern played some of thier non starters.  Im not taking anything away from WNEC, but it seemed that Eastern was clearly setting up for this weekend.  Go owls
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 28, 2008, 05:29:44 pm
WNEC through thier top guy the tall lefty Anderson, and it looked like Eastern played some of thier non starters.  Im not taking anything away from WNEC, but it seemed that Eastern was clearly setting up for this weekend.  Go owls
Eastern has either scored a lot of runs or starved. I'm guessing they are feasting on weaker pitching and struggling against good pitching.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 28, 2008, 07:05:26 pm
Eye-see where the KSC-TEE tilt this weekend is garnering a lot of votes on the Home page Poll. All this national attention on the New England area D-III baseball.

Keene received about 3-4" of snow today. I assume CT got rain?? So let the games begin.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 29, 2008, 10:06:00 am
I see where Southern Maine has climbed back to 8-4 after being 0-3. I am not sure of the caliber of their competition except for Williams and Suffolk (1-3). Any comments?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on March 30, 2008, 03:49:18 pm
Keene State loses the first game of their DH with TEE by a score of 7-4. Morin threw well for the Owls giving up 5 runs in 6 innings, but errors by KSC and timely hitting by TEE pulls this one out.

Keene State holds on for a 4-3 win in the second game and get a split with TEE.

Mabye was on his game today, Ford came in to relieve in the 8th.

Gilblair left late in the game with what appeared to be a hamstring. Hope he is OK, best wishes to him. Tough competitor, great ball player.

Coach Howe and Coach Testerone sleep well tonight.



Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 30, 2008, 06:36:58 pm
Keene wins a nail bitter to force the split, a much needed win as Keene did not want to start 0 and 2, ford a little shakey on the save but gets the job done!  So week 1 thoughts?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 30, 2008, 07:08:54 pm
Splitting with Eastern at Eastern is a real good start. Most teams in the LEC would take a split with them anytime. Keene was hurt by errors today. They can't give up extra outs. I hope Gilblair is ok. He got hit on his hand by a line drive early and then whatever it was with his leg. He just executes so well in all aspects of the game.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on March 30, 2008, 08:19:57 pm
Splitting with Eastern at Eastern is a real good start. Most teams in the LEC would take a split with them anytime. Keene was hurt by errors today. They can't give up extra outs. I hope Gilblair is ok. He got hit on his hand by a line drive early and then whatever it was with his leg. He just executes so well in all aspects of the game.

I listened over the ECSU net and thoroughly enjoyed the DH today, except for dreadful ECSU announcers they had streaming the games.  Just BAD!!

KSC has some good hitters in the line up and if Maybe et al continue to pitch well Keene will have a very competitve team at the national level.

As I continue to comment ( whine maybe now) on these threads, poor defence is a killer, and for any fan VERY frustrating,  Never the less a great first week-end match-up for what I think are the two main contenders for the LEC Championship

Shaun, Hope all is OK with your leg!!  If we lose SG, it could be a long season!!!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on March 30, 2008, 09:53:23 pm
Splitting with Eastern at Eastern is a real good start. Most teams in the LEC would take a split with them anytime. Keene was hurt by errors today. They can't give up extra outs. I hope Gilblair is ok. He got hit on his hand by a line drive early and then whatever it was with his leg. He just executes so well in all aspects of the game.

I listened over the ECSU net and thoroughly enjoyed the DH today, except for dreadful ECSU announcers they had streaming the games.  Just BAD!!

KSC has some good hitters in the line up and if Maybe et al continue to pitch well Keene will have a very competitve team at the national level.

As I continue to comment ( whine maybe now) on these threads, poor defence is a killer, and for any fan VERY frustrating,  Never the less a great first week-end match-up for what I think are the two main contenders for the LEC Championship

Shaun, Hope all is OK with your leg!!  If we lose SG, it could be a long season!!!!

Sorry to hear the announcers were bad.  The games were pretty awesome games so early in the year.  Had a little playoff feel to it.  These two teams really like playing each other.  They know it's going to be a battle every time out.  The weather was even half decent.  Shawn did pull a his ham on the single in the eight. But the hit he took on his bare hand in the first was bad.  I have no idea how he pitched that game.  If you saw his hand after the game. His condition is day to day.  I'm sure he will sit against WCSU on Monday.  Real good games.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on March 31, 2008, 12:23:21 am
Hello boys IM BACK

Great first weekend of games going to be a great year in the LEC

HOW BOUT THEM BEACONS  ;D
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on March 31, 2008, 01:39:58 am
I see where Southern Maine has climbed back to 8-4 after being 0-3. I am not sure of the caliber of their competition except for Williams and Suffolk (1-3). Any comments?

They can hit but pitching is iffy....I mean after 14 games the ERA is 4.92(but 23 unearned runs) but they are hitting as a team .368 with some pop...Time will tell, looks like they won't have a home game until April 12...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 31, 2008, 11:09:22 am
Other than the Keene Eastern split the other conferance games where all sweeps with USM, RIC, and UMB all getting sweeps.  I know its early but do one of these three teams sneak up on Keene and Eastern and win the regular season?  OF the three that swept i think that USM has the best shot at overtaking Keene and Eastern, but their pitching has been real iffy. 


Oh and Jcon 7 and 9 is hardly worth a smiley face animation.  Epically when have a loss to Albertus Magnus who should be playing in a division 9 is there is one cause they are that bad.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on March 31, 2008, 01:01:33 pm
Yes i know but they are streaking rite now and the loss to albert magnus loss is well embrassing but they have won 5 straight and they got a gtreat test coming up this weekend @Econn to see wat there really made of.

Tyhe conference again is strong up and down with i would say about 5 teams that could get hot come tourney time again and get the auto bid.

Gonna be fun
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on March 31, 2008, 02:35:14 pm
Jcon your right about a team getting hot around tourny time.  I hope that Conway can shut down eastern next week and have umb take 1 from eastern.  Anyone got a score from the Eastern Western games today and if Gilblair played?  I hope he can recover soon, like watching him battle.  Nice to see Keene beat Gilblair yesterday as they can "get that monkey off thier back"  Espo was very good for eastern on sunday as well, perhaps returning to freshman year form???
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on March 31, 2008, 04:09:59 pm
Yes i know but they are streaking rite now and the loss to albert magnus loss is well embrassing but they have won 5 straight and they got a gtreat test coming up this weekend @Econn to see wat there really made of.

Tyhe conference again is strong up and down with i would say about 5 teams that could get hot come tourney time again and get the auto bid.

Gonna be fun
jcon, I was wondering when you were going to reappear with your unbounded optimism and unquestioning devotion.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on March 31, 2008, 06:36:24 pm
Hahahaha it was only a matter if time boys.......

And the Econn Wconn gane got canceled this afternoon do to rain.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on April 01, 2008, 03:51:18 pm
I'd personally like to see the outcome of this weekends game between RIC and USM before making any decisions on who could be an upsetter in the conference.  I believe both teams could be a spoiler either way. Statistically they seem very comparable at this time. Should be a great season in the Little East.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TheGNAC on April 01, 2008, 10:40:36 pm
Looks like EConn lost to Montclair State today, 7-6. Gilblair didn't play, as he's out indefinitely with the hamstring injury.

Not good news on either front for EConn, as they've lsot two non-conference games to potential regional teams in Montclair and WNEC. You have to wonder if EConn will be playing in Harwich if they don't win the LEC. I'm beginning to have my doubts they can garner an at-large bid if they continue losing their non-conference tilts
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 02, 2008, 09:08:00 pm
I am sorry to hear that Gilblair is hurt. I dont think I would write Eastern off just yet. Two years ago they lost 19 games, came from nowhere to win the LEC and then won the regionals. They have had a tough schedule so far. There are a lot of games to be played in the next four weeks. If Gilblair is hurt they are in trouble. He is their glue.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on April 03, 2008, 07:58:00 am
Being a NEWMAC fan, I never mind seeing EConn placed in the New York Regional. Now if they could get a 2 for package and send Keene also, that would be real nice!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 03, 2008, 07:17:53 pm
If KSC had gone to New York last year you might have had two LEC teams in Appleton
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 03, 2008, 09:50:47 pm
Keene State wins by a Field Goal

Keene State' defeated "in-state" rival Plywood State  12-9 in a game played in Belmont Mass. The road show for both teams continue as fields are not playable in New Hampshire and not expected to be ready until errrr about July.

P.S. Weather forecast for the central New Hampshire region - Friday snow, sleet and freezing rain. Happy Friday :o
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Stump on April 03, 2008, 10:04:45 pm
Thanks for the forecast, Word.  :'(
 just keeps getting better, doesn't it?  maybe northern New England should get orange baseballs and play in the snow
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on April 03, 2008, 11:21:31 pm
I was in southern vermont last weekend and i am not surprised the fields are not playable but I am surprised that they couldn't find a closer field to play at.

Western Mass maybe--Springfield, WNEC, Westfield, Amherst, etc.

But then again I have no clue what goes into finding a field to play at.

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 04, 2008, 03:32:49 am
USM beats Bridgewater State today  8-3  to improve their record to 11-4...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 04, 2008, 11:21:25 am
I was in southern vermont last weekend and i am not surprised the fields are not playable but I am surprised that they couldn't find a closer field to play at.

Western Mass maybe--Springfield, WNEC, Westfield, Amherst, etc.

But then again I have no clue what goes into finding a field to play at.



Totally agree. I doubt any fields in NH (except possibly the seacoast) are playable. Fields in Worcester County MA are in decent shape. Last year these two teams played at Merchant's Field in Manchester. The Double A franchise for the Toronto team.

On another note: HOF-Ed has the USM Huskies playing well. They always mash, but can they hurl?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 05, 2008, 03:29:31 pm

Looks like Ryan DiPietro was released by the Royals Organization.  Pitched for the Burlington Bees in thier A Leaque last year.  If you go to his stats looks like he had some control problems

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=817
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 05, 2008, 04:32:48 pm

Looks like Ryan DiPietro was released by the Royals Organization.  Pitched for the Burlington Bees in thier A Leaque last year.  If you go to his stats looks like he had some control problems

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=817

Too bad, I remember this kid all the way back to his early High School and Legion Days. Lights Out. I always thought if he could put on some weight & stay healthy he had a legit chance to make some noise at the pro level.

Tip Fairchild (USM-Astros) appears to be about the only LEC pitcher from the early 2k's left in the pros. Or did I miss someone? Serfass?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 05, 2008, 08:31:20 pm
I see Gilblair did not play today. Any one have an update on his condition?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 05, 2008, 09:23:56 pm

Looks like Ryan DiPietro was released by the Royals Organization.  Pitched for the Burlington Bees in thier A Leaque last year.  If you go to his stats looks like he had some control problems

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=817

Too bad, I remember this kid all the way back to his early High School and Legion Days. Lights Out. I always thought if he could put on some weight & stay healthy he had a legit chance to make some noise at the pro level.

Tip Fairchild (USM-Astros) appears to be about the only LEC pitcher from the early 2k's left in the pros. Or did I miss someone? Serfass?

Yes Wordsmith, Ryan DiPietro was unbelievable, and, as was bad for the evil empire left his jr year.  Might have been 5 National Championships  if he had stayed,.  But you cannot blame him for signing a, what I seem to remember, 300K contract with the Royal organization.
I think Joey Sefass was also released this year from Mets AA organization,  Can someone confirm?

TEE beat WorstConn this afterneen 5-0 on some nice pitching by Matt Fontaine, (17K's !!!)

However, ECSU certainly didn't knock the leather off the ball, ( 6 hits)
Western Conn          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Joe Mangano.........  5.1  3  1  1  2    5 18 22
Josh Murray.........    0.2  1  2  2  2    0  2  5
Alex Zancan.........    1.0  2  2  2  0    0  4  6
Joe Postemsky.......  1.0  0  0  0  0    1  3  3

Eastern Conn           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Matt Fontaine.......  9.0  3  0  0  1    17 30 31
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 05, 2008, 09:29:34 pm

Looks like Ryan DiPietro was released by the Royals Organization.  Pitched for the Burlington Bees in thier A Leaque last year.  If you go to his stats looks like he had some control problems

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=817

Too bad, I remember this kid all the way back to his early High School and Legion Days. Lights Out. I always thought if he could put on some weight & stay healthy he had a legit chance to make some noise at the pro level.

Tip Fairchild (USM-Astros) appears to be about the only LEC pitcher from the early 2k's left in the pros. Or did I miss someone? Serfass?

Yes Wordsmith, Ryan DiPietro was unbelievable, and, as was bad for the evil empire left his jr year.  Might have been 5 National Championships  if he had stayed,.  But you cannot blame him for signing a, what I seem to remember, 300K contract with the Royal organization.
I think Joey Sefass was also released this year from Mets AA organization,  Can someone confirm?

TEE beat WorstConn this afterneen 5-0 on some nice pitching by Matt Fontaine, (17K's !!!)

However, ECSU certainly didn't knock the leather off the ball, ( 6 hits)
Western Conn          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Joe Mangano.........  5.1  3  1  1  2    5 18 22
Josh Murray.........    0.2  1  2  2  2    0  2  5
Alex Zancan.........    1.0  2  2  2  0    0  4  6
Joe Postemsky.......  1.0  0  0  0  0    1  3  3

Eastern Conn           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Matt Fontaine.......  9.0  3  0  0  1    17 30 31

Check that,  Meant to note Ryan left his senior year!

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 05, 2008, 09:45:52 pm
I see Gilblair did not play today. Any one have an update on his condition?

Shawn is out indefinitely with hamstring pull.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 05, 2008, 11:00:45 pm

Looks like Ryan DiPietro was released by the Royals Organization.  Pitched for the Burlington Bees in thier A Leaque last year.  If you go to his stats looks like he had some control problems

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=817

Too bad, I remember this kid all the way back to his early High School and Legion Days. Lights Out. I always thought if he could put on some weight & stay healthy he had a legit chance to make some noise at the pro level.

Tip Fairchild (USM-Astros) appears to be about the only LEC pitcher from the early 2k's left in the pros. Or did I miss someone? Serfass?


Probably because Tip was the best pitcher of the bunch IMO...He didn't have the supporting cast the other had and always had a good head on his shoulders...USM is still seraching for someone to be half the pitcher he was...Classy kid too...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 05, 2008, 11:02:42 pm
USM coughed up a 5-3 8th inning lead to fall to Wheaton 6-5...USM now is 11-5... The bullpen is going to kill USM this year...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 06, 2008, 01:18:01 pm
Keene State vs. Western Conn.

Sunday's Little East Conference baseball doubleheader at Western Conn. has been postponed. No make-up date has been set.

Fields? Rain? Anyone know why?


Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 06, 2008, 02:27:52 pm
new athletic website for keene state athletics, www.keeneowls.com    A much better one than the school has up.  this site acutally has stats which was missing from the other one, also a flashier and more colorful website.  just wanted to people to know, word i think cause of fields the game was postponed
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 06, 2008, 06:31:18 pm
LEC website has Umass Boston beating Eastern in game 1 of a dh today 3 to 2.  Jcon did conway pitch game 1?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 06, 2008, 06:53:04 pm
USM splits with RIC  :P

TEE loses first to UMess Sam Adams; then rebound to take the second game.

The LEC Standings are an interesting mess right now  ??? :o
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Old Man on April 06, 2008, 07:13:21 pm
Keene State vs. Western Conn.

Sunday's Little East Conference baseball doubleheader at Western Conn. has been postponed. No make-up date has been set.

Fields? Rain? Anyone know why?



Word,

Heard the game was postponed cuz of rain in Danbury on Friday......

OM
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 06, 2008, 08:04:22 pm
Beacons split with econn today

Conway went the distance the first game giving up 5 hits and no earned runs and he mad a great catch the saved the game for umass in the 8th with runners on 2nd and 3rd and two outs it was a pop up str8 up nobody in the field knew were the ball was then conway took off from off the mound and got to the ball near the backstop to end the inning and keep the lead 3-2

The 2nd game was another great game and could have gone either way andriano pitched great after a little bit of a shakey first Jakowski pithced well for eastern as well.

All and all cant really argue with a split if u would have told me in 2 games the would score 5 runs and have 9 hits total not to mention making 4 errors in game 1 and still walk out of there with a split i would have called u nuts. But 3-1 in confrence after 2 weeks cant really argue with that.

Sets up a couple more big games for the beacons next week wen RIC comes to town
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 06, 2008, 09:07:05 pm
Keene State vs. Western Conn.

Sunday's Little East Conference baseball doubleheader at Western Conn. has been postponed. No make-up date has been set.

Fields? Rain? Anyone know why?



Western has a habit of cancelling. They must have very poor drainage. They will probably reschedule when KSC has another league dblheader scheduled.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 06, 2008, 09:40:26 pm
KSCer you are right, western rescheduled for next friday so Keenes week will look something like this: a game tues, thursday, 2 vs Western friday, 2 vs umd sat, and 2 against breindies on sunday.  SHould tax the pitching
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 07, 2008, 06:25:58 pm
KSCfan, Did you see that posted somewhere.?I can't find it on Western's or Keene's site.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Old Man on April 07, 2008, 09:21:20 pm
From KEENEOWLS.Com

Apr. 8  3:30 PM  at Amherst     
   
Apr. 9  4:00 PM  Colby-Sawyer     
   
Apr. 11  1:00 PM  at Western Conn. St. *     
   
   4:00 PM  at Western Conn. St. *     
   
Apr. 12  12:00 PM  Mass.-Dartmouth *     
   
   2:30 PM  Mass.-Dartmouth *     
   
Apr. 13  1:00 PM  Brandeis     
   
   3:30 PM  Brandeis 

Looks like it is true .... lets see about KSC pitching and if they are ready for tourney with lack of playing.

OM
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 08, 2008, 08:58:24 am
From KEENEOWLS.Com

Apr. 8  3:30 PM  at Amherst     
   
Apr. 9  4:00 PM  Colby-Sawyer     
   
Apr. 11  1:00 PM  at Western Conn. St. *     
   
   4:00 PM  at Western Conn. St. *     
   
Apr. 12  12:00 PM  Mass.-Dartmouth *     
   
   2:30 PM  Mass.-Dartmouth *     
   
Apr. 13  1:00 PM  Brandeis     
   
   3:30 PM  Brandeis 

Looks like it is true .... lets see about KSC pitching and if they are ready for tourney with lack of playing.

OM


CoachHowedidwegetthisgood? should think about changing the Brandeis DblHeader to a single 9 inning game or cancel altogether. KSC' s field is not ready and will not be for another 7-10 days or longer, depending upon this weekend's weather.

KSC's round trip  travels include - 3 hrs to both Amherst amd Colby-Sawyer, 6 hrs to Worst Conn, 5+hrs to UMess-Dartmouth, and 3 hrs to Brandeis. Total bus time this week - 20+ hrs. Real Road Warriors!!

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 08, 2008, 09:54:37 am
word, i know that keenes field is not playable right now, but the sat dh is suppoused to be at home.  I dont see Coach Howe going to darmouth, years past he was never big on playing home dh away at the other teams field.  What might happen is a dh like you saw against plymouth.  Some place closer than Dartmouths field.  Maybe Alumni where the swamp bats play, or maybe another "local" field that is ready.  But yes you are right, this happened to keene last year as well, they are true road warriors, and to be honest i think that Keene has a shot at taking 7 out of 8 of these games.  Look for whoever pitches today agasint amherst to bounce back and pitch a game on sunday.  65 sunny rest of week, hopefully stays that where here in western NH, so fields can dry out a little
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 08, 2008, 01:36:25 pm
word, i know that keenes field is not playable right now, but the sat dh is suppoused to be at home.  I dont see Coach Howe going to darmouth, years past he was never big on playing home dh away at the other teams field.  What might happen is a dh like you saw against plymouth.  Some place closer than Dartmouths field.  Maybe Alumni where the swamp bats play, or maybe another "local" field that is ready.  But yes you are right, this happened to keene last year as well, they are true road warriors, and to be honest i think that Keene has a shot at taking 7 out of 8 of these games.  Look for whoever pitches today agasint amherst to bounce back and pitch a game on sunday.  65 sunny rest of week, hopefully stays that where here in western NH, so fields can dry out a little

I agree, but desparate people do desparate things in desparate times.

Alumni Field - the Keene High School Field still had snow on it Sunday. The high school and small college fields in Central and Western Mass are largely playable. Franklin Pierce could be a possibility :D :D :D


Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 09, 2008, 09:36:58 am
Keene loses to Amherst yesterday, they never seem to beat Amherst, espically at Amherst.  The only time i remember keene beating them was when they played at keene 2 or 3 years ago.  Colby Sawyer today, and then dh mania going into the weekend.  Need these conferance games as they are against the bottom of the LEC.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 09, 2008, 09:58:30 am
Keene loses to Amherst yesterday, they never seem to beat Amherst, espically at Amherst.  The only time i remember keene beating them was when they played at keene 2 or 3 years ago.  Colby Sawyer today, and then dh mania going into the weekend.  Need these conferance games as they are against the bottom of the LEC.

Agree, 2 years ago a last minute trip to Amherst, which resulted in a loss, may well have cost KSC a trip to the NCAAs. They also lost to Colby-Sawyer that year I think in back-to-back games. YIKES

Anyone see this play and have an opinion on the call?


Owls Fall to Amherst in the Ninth 7-6

The home-team Owls had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the inning.  Anthony Cipolla (Glastonbury, Conn.) led of with a single.  Trying to sacrifice him to second, Bobby Doyon (Keene, N.H.) was hit in the back on the throw to first. The umpired ruled interference on Doyon and moved Cippola back to first.  Greg Ford (Nashua, N.H.) ended the game with a long fly out to right field.

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 09, 2008, 02:51:46 pm
keene playing colby sawyer at alumi field(Keene High School).  Could see sat dh against umess dartmouth (sorry word stole that one from you) played there as well. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 09, 2008, 07:14:02 pm
Keene State defeats Colby-Sawyer 15-9 to move to 14-5; a real pitchers duel :o

Keene High field yielded 5 or 6 Homers. AHHH metals bats and short fences.

KSC has some middle relief issues they need to resolve fairly soon.

Now 6 games in 3 days beginning Friday (weather dependent.) The DblHdr vs UMess-DartBoard is currently scheduled for KSC's Home field. At least that was the announcement made at today's game. All I got to say is the Curse-airs better bring their scuba fins for the outfielders.  ;)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 09, 2008, 07:18:25 pm
USM deafeated Husson 11-10 today(on a high school field) to improve to 13-6(3-1 in the LEC)...They travel to play Salem State tomorrow...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on April 09, 2008, 07:38:21 pm
RIC deafeated Salve Regina 17-5 today to improve to 15-7 (5-1 in the LEC)...They  play Newbury College tomorrow at home.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 09, 2008, 08:20:54 pm
Keene loses to Amherst yesterday, they never seem to beat Amherst, espically at Amherst.  The only time i remember keene beating them was when they played at keene 2 or 3 years ago.  Colby Sawyer today, and then dh mania going into the weekend.  Need these conferance games as they are against the bottom of the LEC.

Agree, 2 years ago a last minute trip to Amherst, which resulted in a loss, may well have cost KSC a trip to the NCAAs. They also lost to Colby-Sawyer that year I think in back-to-back games. YIKES

Anyone see this play and have an opinion on the call?


Owls Fall to Amherst in the Ninth 7-6

The home-team Owls had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the inning.  Anthony Cipolla (Glastonbury, Conn.) led of with a single.  Trying to sacrifice him to second, Bobby Doyon (Keene, N.H.) was hit in the back on the throw to first. The umpired ruled interference on Doyon and moved Cippola back to first.  Greg Ford (Nashua, N.H.) ended the game with a long fly out to right field.


My opinion- this is rarely called unless it is flagrant. The ball was on the grass and Doyon was kicking dirt. From my angle I did not have a clear view, but if the catcher threw inside or outside he would have got him out. Keene did not play with enough intensity to earn a victory against a tough opponent.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 10, 2008, 09:53:34 am


MANSFIELD, Conn. – Sophomore All-America Melvin Castillo (Danbury) hit a grand slam on a two-strike pitch in the fifth inning and junior All-America Shawn Gilblair (Windham) had three hits and scored a run upon his return from an injury when baseball posted a 10-5 non-conference victory over Springfield College Wednesday afternoon at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.

SHAWN IS BAAAACK.... ;D

Thank GOD!!!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 10, 2008, 01:03:55 pm


MANSFIELD, Conn. – Sophomore All-America Melvin Castillo (Danbury) hit a grand slam on a two-strike pitch in the fifth inning and junior All-America Shawn Gilblair (Windham) had three hits and scored a run upon his return from an injury when baseball posted a 10-5 non-conference victory over Springfield College Wednesday afternoon at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.

SHAWN IS BAAAACK.... ;D

Thank GOD!!!!

I guess USM will see Eastern on Friday...Kind of stinks that they have to play on a High School Field...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 10, 2008, 04:45:31 pm


MANSFIELD, Conn. – Sophomore All-America Melvin Castillo (Danbury) hit a grand slam on a two-strike pitch in the fifth inning and junior All-America Shawn Gilblair (Windham) had three hits and scored a run upon his return from an injury when baseball posted a 10-5 non-conference victory over Springfield College Wednesday afternoon at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.

SHAWN IS BAAAACK.... ;D

Thank GOD!!!!

I guess USM will see Eastern on Friday...Kind of stinks that they have to play on a High School Field...

Yes, sure does hockyfan, but you cant change Mother Nature.  Should be good matchups!!  Good luck to USM
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 10, 2008, 08:09:26 pm
USM beat Salem State 13-2 today to improve to 14-6 (3-1 in the LEC)...USM has 2 tomorrow against Eastern...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on April 11, 2008, 08:58:54 am
RIC deafeated Newbury College 16-4 today to improve to 16-7 (5-1 in the LEC)...They  play UMB this weekend possibly at home due to weather.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 11, 2008, 09:42:08 am
Keene at Western today for 2 and than umass dartmouth for 2 tommorow, should be interesting to see how coach howe sets up the pitching.  Oh and a side note Western field is the worst baseball field i have ever laids on, that might be a slight overstatement but still its by far the worst field in the Little East.  Hopefully Keene can hit the ball down the hill in left, and they better be careful about right cause the ball will roll back to second and they wil be out on a sure double.  Hate that place
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 11, 2008, 04:42:59 pm
Umb will not be traveling to RIC on sunday for there doubleheader and will move there sunday game to april 27th as part of a DH againist southern Maine UMB starting to look like keene state playing all there "home games" at other ppls parks
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 11, 2008, 08:24:42 pm
Eye-See where TEE and Southern Maniacs split their double header.

Keene SwampRats sweeps Worst Conn 8-0 and 9-0

LEC Standings are an interesting view.

LEC All
Rhode Island Quahogs        5-1 
Keene SwampRats              4-1
UMESS Chowdas                 3-1 
Southern Maniacs                4-2 
The Evil Empire                   4-3
PlyWood State                    1-4 
UMESS DartBoard               1-5 
Worst Connecticut              0-5 

 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 11, 2008, 08:55:20 pm
Eye-See where TEE and Southern Maniacs split their double header.

Keene State Ducks sweeps Worst Conn 8-0 and 9-0

LEC Standings are an interesting view.

LEC All
Rhode Island Quahogs        5-1 
Keene SwampRats              4-1
UMESS Chowdas                 3-1 
Southern Maniacs                4-2 
The Evil Empire                   4-3
PlyWood State                    1-4 
UMESS DartBoard               1-5 
Worst Connecticut              0-5 

 
I got a real chuckle out of the above wordsmith , well done!!!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on April 11, 2008, 11:05:10 pm
Sa 12 at UMass Boston * (DH) 12:00 pm

Su 13 vs UMass Boston * (DH) 12:00 pm

Postponed to 4/13- To be Played @ RIC

I don't know but just got this off the RIC website states sunday at RIC.

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 13, 2008, 02:46:51 pm
keene wins first game of a dh against brandeis at the swamp, doyon walk off hr
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 13, 2008, 05:50:24 pm
Keene State College sweeps doubleheader from Brandeis. Both in extra innings. Both come from behind wins.

Walk-off 3 run Home run from Keene's own Bobby Doyon to take Game 1.

Game 2 was tied 7-7 when The   Swamp jumps up to bite the Brandeis Outfield. As KSC's Greg Ford lofted a routine fly ball to right field the mud and muck in that corner caused the player to slip and slide and fail to get to the ball. Oddly, Ford had struggled in that corner as well and struggled with several balls.  Ford ended up at third with no outs; 2 batters later he came home on single by Jones. Ford also got the win in relief and hit a ball that traveled over the scoreboard in center. Those of you that have been to the Swamp know that is a shot.

Two "good" wins for KSC.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 13, 2008, 06:00:09 pm
Two freshman for keene right now are really locked in. Deprato and Doyon are absolutely destroying the ball.  Both are hitting well into the .400's and are anchoring the middle of KSC lineup.  Impressive come from behind win in the second game, a combo of Perkins double, Rouss single, and an rbi ground out had the score go from keene down 2 to tied in like two minutes.  Keene postponed yesterday against umd when it was 70 and sunny anyone know why?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 13, 2008, 06:05:25 pm
Two freshman for keene right now are really locked in. Deprato and Doyon are absolutely destroying the ball.  Both are hitting well into the .400's and are anchoring the middle of KSC lineup.  Impressive come from behind win in the second game, a combo of Perkins double, Rouss single, and an rbi ground out had the score go from keene down 2 to tied in like two minutes.  Keene postponed yesterday against umd when it was 70 and sunny anyone know why?

Field conditions?  Did you see Right field today? In fact the decision to play today's game at the Swamp or at Keene High School was not made until early this morning. And the forecast was for heavy rains Saturday. The weather folks kinda missed that one huh?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on April 13, 2008, 06:22:34 pm
RIC improves to 18-7 (LEC 7-1) after sweeping UMB 7-0 AND 3-2 TODAY.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 13, 2008, 07:21:49 pm
Not a good day today for the beacons of UMB the bats were held silent by tibault who pitched a great game in game 1 and it was more of the dsame in the second game only managing 2 runs on 4 hits not going to win many games wen u only score 2 runs in 2 games.

Anyway looking ahead to next week 2 big games in the swamp vs. the owls of keene state
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 13, 2008, 07:28:03 pm
Yeah RIC is looking solid, 7 and 1 is pretty darn good in the conferance.  Yeah right field was sloppy today Word, but it did rain all morning.  Yesterday was 70 and sunny so maybe right field would of been better.  On a side note is gilblairs injuries really bothering him?  I noticed the 1-3 record i know seans a competitor and will battle through injuries but i wonder if the injuries are nagging him or if he is just getting beat?  At halfway point the LEC is really anbodys  game between UMB, ECSU, Keene, and USM.  Second half should be real interesting as UMB has to still play Keene, and RIC plays Keene.  Any predictions on seeding for tourny? I know its early but still fun to speculate.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 13, 2008, 09:24:05 pm
Keene State will host the tournament and embarrass the admin into improving the facility.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 13, 2008, 10:39:53 pm
Rhode island is a real good baseball team if they get the pitching to go along with that hitting i think they will be hosting the tourney this year my seeds are as followed

1.RIC
2.KSC
3.UMB
4.USM
5.ECONN
6.Does it really even matter cause i dnt think any of the last 3 teams could get a win in the tourney but if i had to pick a team PSU
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on April 14, 2008, 12:22:30 am
If  RIC can maintain the pitching along with their explosive bats they should host the tourney, my preliminary seeds are....

1.RIC
2.KSC
3.USM
4.UMB
5.ECONN
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 14, 2008, 08:37:59 am
Who will Host the LEC Tourney Prediction Contest?
Eye Say Here are my predictions for final LEC Records

1) USM                11-3
1) RIC                 11-3
3) KSC                10-4
3) TEE                10-4
5) UMESS B         6-8
6) PlyWood        3-11   

I don't know the Tie Breaker as USM & RIC split their series. So, look for USM to host. AGAIN! :P

PS did anyone notice that USM and UMESS Boston are not doing the home and home single game as in the past. This gives the Maniacs 8 home games in the LEC, all double headers, whilst the Chowdas have 4 "home" games in Conference. All other teams are 7 and 7.

The cost of fuel may cause the LEC to re-visit the home and home series next year.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 14, 2008, 09:41:21 am
Heres my seeds:

1. KSC
2. USM
3. RIC
4. UMB
5. ECSU
6. MATTERS as they will go two and done

I think that Keene has the toughest road ahead out of any of the teams.  They still need to navigate through a DH with RIC, Boston, and Maine.  Those are six tough games.  The two aginst UMD should be a little easier, but there is no such thing as an easy LEC game.  I think that real  x factor for them is going to be Phil Maybe.  When is on, hes one of the most dominate in the league, when hes off hes really really off.  He has had two really good starts now after having two really bad ones in arizona.  Morin the other weekender for KSC will be solid as he always is, maybe is the diffeance maker.  Anyones tournament, the LEC is so wide open right now its exciting to watch.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 14, 2008, 12:09:44 pm
Ya its a joke they were suppose to play yesterday but there doubleheader vs. RIC was moved to sunday due to the "bad weather" in RI and the game vs. southern maine was moved to the 27th as part of a DH in maine which is unfair so instead of having the normal 7 LEC home games they get 4 not to mention the 26th and 27th they have to play 4 LEC games in 2 days the first on saturday vs PSU at noon then they have to turn around in go to USM for another doubleheader at noon.

This is a great season in the LEC any of the top 5 teams can beat each other on any day they play cant wait for the tourney this year.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 14, 2008, 05:38:24 pm
Keene sweeps RIC, UMB, and UMD and beats PSU but splits with USM in Maine to end up #1 seed for tourney. RIC will be #2, USM 3, ECSU 4, UMB 5 and PSU 6. ESCU and KSC will play for the title in a replay of the last two years, but Randy Re isn't here anymore and Keene knows who Gilblair is. Keene wins and there is no at large bid for the LEC.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 14, 2008, 06:38:12 pm
You have to be out of you god dam mind if you think that keene is just that easily is going to just roll throught those teams. There number 2 starter is at best shaky he is either hit or miss and vs a team like RIC if he misses they will make him pay for it dearly. Keene will be lucky if they split with RIC UMB AND USM. (they will sweep UMD I am sure) You are greatly over rating this team i think cause in my option starting pitching wins games Morin beat west conn (who hasnt) but got beat up pretty good by eastern so to say that they will sweep all those teams is just flat out stupidity i wouldnt be stunned if they go 2-4 vs UMB USM AND RIC the little east is that strong. I just dont think Keene has the starting pitching to win it they dont have that ace like henry at USM or Conway at UMB or even Tibault at RIC, and they may have the worst number 2 in the top 5 teams. Mayby is not better then andriano, jagz(or espo for that matter) the freshman from RIC is solid. Fact of the matter is starting pitching is going to win you ball games wen they start playing the better tier team not ure Western Conn and PSU and im sure your going to say look wat mayb did at eastern....even a blind squirel can find a nut ever once and a while. Im not by any means saying keene is a bad basebal lteam cause there not but i would take the 1-2 combo at UMB(Conway and Andriano) USM (Henry and Ross) Econn (Gilbliar and Jagz or Espo) Its going to be fun to watch but when there bats finally start to go quiet. Which they will u cant hit like they do all year they dont have the starting pitching to match up with the rest of the teams. Just my thoughts.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 14, 2008, 07:19:19 pm
Keene's defense, which should be the best, cost them the game at Eastern, they beat Gilblair and have quality wins against top 10 teams. They give up runs but don't get beat. We'll see jcon, just like two years ago, the swamp eats city folk.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 14, 2008, 07:43:47 pm
I try to stay pretty objective here so this is my take on Keene State.

-JCon and KSCer ever the 'homers" I luv you guys, you are what makes this board fun.
-JCon you are right on with your assessment about pitching; KSCer you are right about KSC's defense; However I'll add what I think is the 1 thing other teams must contend with to beat Keene.

-KSC currently ranks 5th in the Nation in Team Batting Average. In the Nation, not the LEC, not New England, the nation. The nation, not New England, the nation, we're talkin 'bout the nation, not, not, New England, the nation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGDBR2L5kzI

We'll see what quality front line pitching in the LEC can do with the line-up they roll out there.  They say good pitching will stop good hitting we'll see.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 14, 2008, 08:13:18 pm
I try to stay pretty objective here so this is my take on Keene State.

- JCon and KSCer ever the 'homers" I luv you guys, you are what makes this board fun.
-JCon you are right on with your assessment about pitching; KSCer you are right about KSC's defense; However I'll add what I think is the 1 thing other teams must contend with to beat Keene.

-KSC currently ranks 5th in the Nation in Team Batting Average. In the Nation, not the LEC, not New England, the nation. We'll see what quality front line pitching in the LEC can do with the line-up they roll out there.  They say good pitching will stop good hitting we'll see.

Word
With all due respect to my fellow bloggers, and I know everyone is passionate about thier teams:
Just to further put in perspective, Keene scored 2 earned runs vs Gilblair and 3 earned runs vs Esposito.  Again, TEE defense was suspect in those games.  So, although Keene does have a leading batting average nationally, I suspect they beat up on some poor pitching along the way, ie WorstConn, Alberticus Magnacus, Williams Sonoma, Plywood State.  (I admit they did hit well agains the NJIAC teams)

So IF KSC gets into regionals and then IF on to Grand Chute WI, we will see if they maintain the current batting average.

Word, How am I doing with the smithing? I want to be like you
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 14, 2008, 08:22:21 pm
The fact is wat u said word good pitching is going to stop there hitting and its just a matter of time before we start to see that those are the facts there pitching or in my eyes lack there of is going to catch up with them thats all i am saying. They arent going to be able to win the little east with that 1-2 and once there bats run into a good pitcher which is wats going to happen the next 3 weeks they will also be slowed down
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 14, 2008, 08:34:39 pm
I try to stay pretty objective here so this is my take on Keene State.

- JCon and KSCer ever the 'homers" I luv you guys, you are what makes this board fun.
-JCon you are right on with your assessment about pitching; KSCer you are right about KSC's defense; However I'll add what I think is the 1 thing other teams must contend with to beat Keene.

-KSC currently ranks 5th in the Nation in Team Batting Average. In the Nation, not the LEC, not New England, the nation. We'll see what quality front line pitching in the LEC can do with the line-up they roll out there.  They say good pitching will stop good hitting we'll see.

Word
With all due respect to my fellow bloggers, and I know everyone is passionate about thier teams:
Just to further put in perspective, Keene scored 2 earned runs vs Gilblair and 3 earned runs vs Esposito.  Again, TEE defense was suspect in those games.  So, although Keene does have a leading batting average nationally, I suspect they beat up on some poor pitching along the way, ie WorstConn, Alberticus Magnacus, Williams Sonoma, Plywood State.  (I admit they did hit well agains the NJIAC teams)

So IF KSC gets into regionals and then IF on to Grand Chute WI, we will see if they maintain the current batting average.

Word, How am I doing with the smithing? I want to be like you

Dude u da man 8)

But, unless you want to contemplate taking a swan dive into the asphalt on a pretty regular basis, you do not want to be me.

I agree with your assessment of the Boggy Mountain Boys from Cow Hampsha; and if ya look closely on the New England site I ask the key questions of the day about TEE and the LEC (which stands for Loves Eastern Connecticut). Will they be a heart breaker, a dream maker, a tourney slot taker, or will they be a candle in the wind?

I'll put my money on TEE to be there in the end. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go wash my mouth out with soap :P


Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 14, 2008, 08:50:59 pm
I will admit I have some concerns about the top pitching, but I think KSC's pitching top to bottom is very sound. Although they don't seem to have a close the door middle reliever, Their pitching keeps them close enough until the bats go to work, and their defense will get better as they can practise outside. The pitching is adequate to win the LEC, as we will see.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Stump on April 14, 2008, 09:09:02 pm
you guys are great fun. I love to check the LEC board  I wish there was more action like this on the other boards especially GNAC. The comments are entertaining and show your real enjoyment of the game. I haven't seen much LEC ball but I can get a feel for the passion for the game that does seem to make the LEC the top conference in NE.  keep it up guys
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 14, 2008, 09:18:09 pm
This is why i love this board.  Everyone will fight to the death for team.  Jcon with all do respect and i mean all do respect saying that henry and ross and or conway and matters are better than morin and maybe is just foolhearty.  Keene two years ago absolutely pounded ross in Maine in the LEC tourny, and they beat up on henry last year in thier lec regular season game.  And in case you havent forgot jcon, keene has beaten conway twice in the last two years.  now you want to argue that espo and gilblair are a little better than maybe you might haven an argument.  I have seen maybe at his best and at his worst but hes still better than umass beantown's number 2 and southern maines number 2.  Now i agree that good pitching beats good hitting, i just dont think that anyone in the conferance has the pitching good enough to beat keenes hitting right now.  Like i said earlier the road for keene is not easy with RIC, Umb, and USM still on the horizon.  I think that keene will win 5 out of those 7 games.  Taking two from boston and spliting with usm and ric. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 14, 2008, 09:22:58 pm
you guys are great fun. I love to check the LEC board  I wish there was more action like this on the other boards especially GNAC. The comments are entertaining and show your real enjoyment of the game. I haven't seen much LEC ball but I can get a feel for the passion for the game that does seem to make the LEC the top conference in NE.  keep it up guys

Stump, thanks for the nice remarks. We have a lot of fun here on the LEC board. Is GNAC an insect or that stuff you clean out of the corner your eyes in the morning?  I can't say we've ever heard of it. :D Just kidding Just kidding.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 14, 2008, 10:43:56 pm
alrite lets look at stats then

UMB                         ERA   W-L    app   GS   CG   SO   BB         
Nick Conway.........  2.12   3-2     5       5     3     39    10   
Mike Andriano....... 4.15    1-2     4       4     1     18    11
KSC
Jamie Morin.........   2.16    2-0     4       4     1     21     8
Phil Mabey..........   6.55    2-1      4      4      0     12    10
USM
Collin Henry........  2.03   2-2       5        5    1       16    10
Adam Ross........... 5.40   2-2     4         4     2       9      5


And as far as Keene beating Conway that last 2 years your right but wat u failed to mention is that fact in 2006 when he won pitcher of the year he threw a gem of a baseball game only to c it slip away in the bottom of the ninth on an error a single and a sac fly. Then last year the momentum of the game completely turned on that balk call in one of the worst umpired games ever i believed u agreed with me on that cause both coachs were thrown out of that baseball game b4 the third inning.

The fact is no matter wat you say the facts are this Keene St. would be nowere if they werent scoring 7 or 8 runs a game those are the facts they dont have that ace and the only reason that mabey record isnt  worse then it is is because on the first day of the season he let up 6 earned but the team ended up scoring 12 and winning by a run. For you to say that mabey is better then Andriano who could very easily be 3-1 instead of 1-2 he lost 2 straight LEC games by a score of 3-2. If he had Keene bats he would be 3-1 Mabey is not better then Andriano. Morin is not better then Conway. But hey that why they play the games we will see what happens this saturday But I will tell you right now if UMB hits like they can they might walk out of the swamp with 2 wins cause the pitching is going to be there That much I can promise you.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 15, 2008, 10:43:48 am
Jcon no doubt in my mind that its going to be a battle in the swamp this weekend.  I think that Morin and Conway is going to be a great game that could go either way.  I just dont think that UMB has the sticks to beat either Morin and or Maybe.  Thier team offense has been touch and go all year.  Talking of stats See umass boston team batting average at .268, and thier opponents have scored 186 runs to thier 145.   After 25 games thats an average of 5.8 runs a game.  Where as Keene has scored 212 runs in 23 games or 9.2 a game.  Conway may be able to counteract that as he so far has been the best pitcher or if not in the top 3 pitchers of the conferance all year.

As for game 2 with Maybe and Andriano i dont think that Andriano can shut down Keenes bats enough to win.  Boston may score 5 or six off maybe, but i think that keene is going to rip Andriano.  Maybe has had two good starts in his last two outings and he has a habit of pitching really good in big games, which these two are.  Keene sweeps
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 15, 2008, 11:24:34 am
Andriano shut down keens bats last year in the first game og a DH he threw 10 innings only to lose the ballgame 3-2 granted in the tourney keene got to him but he was a freshman pitching in a game thats win or go home lot of pressure but this year he is back big stronger and a better pitcher. But like you said its going to be a couple of good games and no way kkene sweeps. If the beacons get game 1 ic them walking out of the swamp with a sweep.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 15, 2008, 06:18:47 pm
I think you guys are selling Maybe short. His"bad" outings were against TCNJ (whose only other losses are inconference to Montclair state and Stockton) and Williams, who has wins against UMB (sweep) KSC and USM (split). I doubt if any starter in the LEC will last 9 innings against Keene and when they get into the bullpen watch out. And they're not thinking about tournament or post season, they're thinking about tomorrow against PSU. And they haven't beaten up on weak teams to fatten their averages except for Albert Maytag. And they haven't even used their speed yet.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 15, 2008, 08:06:32 pm
And they're not thinking about tournament or post season, they're thinking about tomorrow against PSU. And they haven't beaten up on weak teams to fatten their averages except for Albert Maytag. And they haven't even used their speed yet.

Albert MayTag-KScer that one is awwwwwwsome dude! I luv it. Thanks for the  :D :D :D

I once knew a player that tried out for the team at Albert MayTag, but he washed-out.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 15, 2008, 09:48:49 pm
And they're not thinking about tournament or post season, they're thinking about tomorrow against PSU. And they haven't beaten up on weak teams to fatten their averages except for Albert Maytag. And they haven't even used their speed yet.

Albert MayTag-KScer that one is awwwwwwsome dude! I luv it. Thanks for the  :D :D :D

I once knew a player that tried out for the team at Albert MayTag, but he washed-out.

See, the word has got everyone smithing!  Forget about D-III BB I come here for a good laugh.  KCER that was funny!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 16, 2008, 01:55:19 am
USM beat Bowdoin 12-1 today to improve to 16-7(4-2 in the LEC)...They play at Colby Tomorrow...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 16, 2008, 08:25:27 am
USM beat Bowdoin 12-1 today to improve to 16-7(4-2 in the LEC)...They play at Colby Tomorrow...

Eye-See where Bowdoin committed 6 errors in yesterday's game.
Joshua Chamberlain is spinning in his grave.
Thank God he didn't commit 6 errors on his big day! :P

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 16, 2008, 04:57:15 pm
We will just see wat happens on saturday when the 2 teams meet
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on April 16, 2008, 06:11:04 pm
Jcon, How will your team fare today vs Babson. Babson is bidding to punch their ticket to the regionals, after being snubbed last year.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 16, 2008, 06:31:22 pm
UMB v Babson
Unfortunately in a prelude to events forecast for the swamp, Babson scores the winning run in the bottom of the 9th after UMB tied the game in the top of the ninth. I'm thinking they were just practicing for Saturday. Too bad jcon. Meanwhile KSC 13-2 over PSU.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on April 16, 2008, 06:34:32 pm
RIC improves to 21-7 (7-1 LEC) after pitching duel against Curry College today. Final score 3-2
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 16, 2008, 06:53:02 pm
UMB v Babson
Unfortunately in a prelude to events forecast for the swamp, Babson scores the winning run in the bottom of the 9th after UMB tied the game in the top of the ninth. I'm thinking they were just practicing for Saturday. Too bad jcon. Meanwhile KSC 13-2 over PSU.

Keene State needs a da-gum kicker. They missed another extra point. ::)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 16, 2008, 06:59:19 pm
Kscer these mid week games mean nothing at all to the beacons they are not getting an      at-large bid they know that they rest 6 out of 9 starters they threw there number 5 starter and they lost in the last inning to a team primed to go to the regionals with that lineup so lets just relax there big guy. And yes Keene did beat plymouth state more then aware but as you and I both know Plymouth has no pitching. I cant wait for Saturday telling you right now UMB walks out of there with one game if not a sweep. Keenes Bats will become silent.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 16, 2008, 07:53:44 pm
I know mid week games aren't that important for teams going nowhere, but when we look at comparisons to gauge a teams strength or weaknesses, well...KSC walked out of Babson with a 9th inning win. Just the difference between the two teams I'm pointing out is all.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 16, 2008, 09:21:34 pm
USM Beats Colby 16-9 to improve to 17-7(4-2 in the LEC)...They play tomorrow against St Joe's...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 16, 2008, 10:51:57 pm
Southern Maine and Ric for that matter two hot teams right now.  they are flying under the radar a alittle bit and seem to be loose and ready to go.  Looking forward to the 24 when ric and southern meet up
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 17, 2008, 06:58:33 pm
Keene State wins 8-1 over Westfield State. Went for two after the TD.

They still need a da-gum kicker. Where is Mike Vanderjerk?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 17, 2008, 07:13:19 pm
We have some upsets today

St Joe's 7   U Sullen Maine 6
Woosta St 14   Suffolkate 10
Babbleson 4    Wheaties 2
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 17, 2008, 07:40:28 pm
Nice work ESCAlum I like it :D

Coach Will (The Hardest Working Man in Show Biz) Sanborn has a smile on his face tonight. Good job Coach Will. ;)

St. Joe's is the bane of Sullen Maine's existence.

Clip boards are flying tonight around the Gorham Donuts >:(
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Stump on April 17, 2008, 09:25:29 pm
very nice ECSUalum! very creative!

Wouldn't want to be within clipboard reach tonight

USM defense and pitching pretty suspect. They can mash the ball but St. Joes mixed and match pitchers well and kept USM hitters off balance after first couple innings.

defense really let Sullen Maine down today
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on April 17, 2008, 09:55:50 pm
Careful ECSUalum, don't say anything bad about those LEC teams.

Stump what are you talking about, "USM defense and pitching pretty suspect"  Do you know how many World Series titles the LEC teams have won???
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Stump on April 17, 2008, 10:20:24 pm
363dp: I'll repeat something I said in a previous post. I haven't seen a lot of LEC ball.  The LEC is consistently a great conference but the USM team I saw today will not be adding a World Series title for the LEC this year.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 18, 2008, 01:19:00 am
USM blew a 6-1 lead and lost 7-6 to St Joe's which dropped their record to 17-8(4-2 in the LEC)...Next Game for USM is @ Plymouth State(DH) on Saturday...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 18, 2008, 02:46:02 pm
363dp: I'll repeat something I said in a previous post. I haven't seen a lot of LEC ball.  The LEC is consistently a great conference but the USM team I saw today will not be adding a World Series title for the LEC this year.

Well I should hope so, considering the fact that USM sat their starting SS, 1B and 2B...They played USM's back-up infield bascially and it showed...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 18, 2008, 07:00:27 pm
363dp: I'll repeat something I said in a previous post. I haven't seen a lot of LEC ball.  The LEC is consistently a great conference but the USM team I saw today will not be adding a World Series title for the LEC this year.

Well I should hope so, considering the fact that USM sat their starting SS, 1B and 2B...They played USM's back-up infield bascially and it showed...

You know, Sullen Maine has often been a little rough around the edges in their middle infield defense. Lang was solid, but Marshall, Vardaro, Ganley, D'Andrea, all were streaky in the field.

By the way what ever happened to the D'Andrea kid? Wasn't he the son of the Deering High (otherwise known as the Sullen Maine Feeder Program) Coach? He played as a Frosh and I have not seen him since.

Word 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 18, 2008, 08:57:30 pm
Tommorow Big slate of games in the LEC  tommorow we start to seprate the men from the boys going to be fun.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 18, 2008, 09:09:04 pm
Tommorow Big slate of games in the LEC  tommorow we start to seprate the men from the boys going to be fun.
jcon,
are you bringing your waders to the swamp in Keene tomorrow?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 19, 2008, 01:14:43 am
363dp: I'll repeat something I said in a previous post. I haven't seen a lot of LEC ball.  The LEC is consistently a great conference but the USM team I saw today will not be adding a World Series title for the LEC this year.

Well I should hope so, considering the fact that USM sat their starting SS, 1B and 2B...They played USM's back-up infield bascially and it showed...

You know, Sullen Maine has often been a little rough around the edges in their middle infield defense. Lang was solid, but Marshall, Vardaro, Ganley, D'Andrea, all were streaky in the field.

By the way what ever happened to the D'Andrea kid? Wasn't he the son of the Deering High (otherwise known as the Sullen Maine Feeder Program) Coach? He played as a Frosh and I have not seen him since.

Word 


He left school, don't know why and yes he was the son of the Deering caoch....The last few years the IF has been rough, the last real good defesive SS USM had was Toomey...The still have soild enough D, it's the Bullpen that worries me this year...I will say this USM team, when eveyone is playing and healthy(which is not the case at the moment) can hit like the 97 USM team...Pitching, well that's a different case...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 19, 2008, 02:41:29 am
I will be at the game tommorow kscer if you were curious
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 19, 2008, 04:54:35 pm
TEE over RIC in first game 8-5
TEE Leading 14 -4 in second
Castillo 2 HR's in second game
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 19, 2008, 05:34:31 pm
second game TEE 19 RIC 8 called after 7 innings mercy rule!!?? 

What is mercy rule?? Never heard of this.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on April 19, 2008, 05:42:04 pm
Does the LEC play 9/9 DH's or do they permit a 10-run mercy rule after 7 innings on DH days?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 19, 2008, 06:03:38 pm
Keene sweeps yes let me repeat that JConn but you already know cause you watched the carnage of those two shellings.  Where to start hmmm... First morin and conway a good battle but i feel that morin out pitched conway today.  UMB bullpen might as well have been a youth softball team cause they seemed to be lobbing them over for the Keene explosion.  In the second game hmmmmm all week i heard how conway and the little lefty where better than Morin and Maybe.  Um yeah after watching the little lefty give up about 8 hits in a row and not make it past the 4th i might have to disagree.  It seems to me that boston is still what it was every year, an ok team with conway on the mound and not much better when he is not pitching.  i mean you went on and on about how umb pitching was going to silence the ksc bats.  Well 13 runs in the first game and 14 in the second might disagree with that one. Your blogging rights should be suspended for a week making such dumb predictions that UMB was going to sweep.  So Jconn better luck next year, and one more thing how do you like your crow? fried or baked?


With the TEE sweep of RIC that puts Keene in first place of the LEC, with one loss.  Southern Maine has two and RIC and Eastern both have three.   Big weekends still as Keene and Southern play and ric and keene still play
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 19, 2008, 06:20:51 pm
Does the LEC play 9/9 DH's or do they permit a 10-run mercy rule after 7 innings on DH days?
I believe there is a mercy rule after seven in the second game of conference games. Some folks call it the Pymouth rule because PSU got murdered every game, and it's a long ride home from Plymouth.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 19, 2008, 08:25:22 pm
Yes I was there and I dont think morin outpitched Conway i would say it was dead even. But Im not going to sit here and look for little morale victories favct of the matter is The Bullpen didnt show up today after Conway Came out. The 2nd game Andriano got hit there were a couple errors in there as well but they hit him. Mabey wasnt exactly lights out either he also had a very rough outing i would say he really didnt show me much he has one pitch and thats a dead red fastball. His slider is garbage. I dont even think that he throws a changeup. If he does its for the birds.

But fact of the matter is still the same they got swept so there just going to have to brush these two off and get ready cause they got 4 big games next weekend 2 sat. vs PSU and then 2 sunday in Southern Maine. So they will brush these off and they will be ready to go next weekend that much I can promise you.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 19, 2008, 09:07:57 pm
Jcon, Morin pitched 7 2/3 innings and only made one mistake in the second inning. Conway was hurt by Conway. Walks and Hit batters followed by wild pitches, getting behind in the count and then serving up meatballs. Keene was up 6-2 when they yanked Conway (I think) and then the bullpen gave up seven runs. I may be wrong on this but I think that was the situation. In the second game Maybe fell apart in the fourth, but the game was out of hand by that point, but as much as Keene wanted to give the game away, UMB could not take it. Andriano just wasn't fooling anyone. Good luck against RIC and USM
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 19, 2008, 09:12:16 pm
Negative conway came out oif the game when it was tied at 2-2 after 6 innings Also I still feel Cnway and Andraino are still better they Morin and Mabey today did not change that one little bit one bad gme cant change that
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 19, 2008, 09:27:03 pm
You're right about Conway, my mistake. But 27 runs, 35 hits is a season, not a double header.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 19, 2008, 09:32:21 pm
Jcon with all due respect after i watched the hefty lefty Adriano give up hard hit after hard hit, i have come up with one conclusion, Adriano would get cut by keene state..... you can think in your mind that hes better but then again you thought ujoke boston was going to sweep so speaks volumes about your knowledge about Keene, and or the LEC and or baseball for that matter.  Your right that Conway came out in the 6th 2-2, as i was at the game, i felt that Conway got himself in some tight spots and managed to pitch out of them, hes a very good pitcher and it shows but keene managed to get his pitch count high and that is why im guessing he was done in the sixth as he was at about 110 pitches.  After Conway the rest of ujoke bostons pitching staff belongs on Albertus Magnus, oh wait ujoke boston lost to them as well, well lets just say after conway its a sharp fall off the respectable pitching cliff.  Maybe was good enough to win, and you may say his slider is garbage if you want but its still better than that Andriano kids whole arsenal.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on April 19, 2008, 10:13:05 pm
USM  has been putting up some big offensive numbers without Henry and Burleson! Where are they?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: LECFan on April 19, 2008, 10:19:31 pm
jconn i don't know who you are, but obviously you have no idea what you're talking about.  You might be mentally challenged or blind and deaf
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 19, 2008, 10:51:09 pm
LECFAN who the hell are you to talk trash your a clown kid all that matters is getting into the tournament now Im not saying UMB is the best team in the LEC by any means and yes they didnt play well today but they are a solid baseball tema thye just have to find a groove dont come on here thinking you know anything cause the fact is wen the tourney comes around UMB will be there and thats all that matters and they have the ability to get hot and they will they just nneed a spark I can care less wat any of you think because you dont go see this team play every game if they cut down on there errors they would be a lot better Say wat u want this team is going to make noise.

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 19, 2008, 10:56:50 pm
 

Dan Martin.......... 18.00   0-1     2   0   0   0/0    0   3.0   8   6   6   2   2   1   0   3   17  .471    0   


Who are you to talk trash about andriano your having a hell of a year yourself good thing you dont pitch to often
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 20, 2008, 12:02:34 am
USM won 20-5 and 11-2 over Plymouth today to move to 19-8(6-2 in the LEC)...USM plays Wheaton tomorrow
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 20, 2008, 12:05:46 am
USM  has been putting up some big offensive numbers without Henry and Burleson! Where are they?

Coming back in time for the Keen, U-Mass Boston Weekend...I have said it before and I will say it again:   

I will say this USM team, when eveyone is playing and healthy(which is not the case at the moment) can hit like the 97 USM team...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: LECFan on April 20, 2008, 02:02:55 am
haha you think you know who this is?  nice try, all i can say is that umb showed that they are terrible compared to good teams in the lec.  ya they can make it to the playoffs, but who cant?  you know who cant, so before you start calling out people on teams in the lec, get a clue, keep ur comments to yourself, no matter what you say your team still can't compete and you know it
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 20, 2008, 03:04:23 am
Jcon with all ribbing aside, and i must say i do respect your enthusiam for your team.  you never give up on the beacons and i respect that as you are obviously a die hard boston fan.  You are a major part of what makes the LEC blog fun to write on.  Lets not go to far in getting nasty and calling kids out.  i know that i wrote that adriano is not very good, but i know that he is a respectable pitcher in a very tough conferance.  I might not agree with your assessment of him but thats what makes this page fun.  Please dont go attacking kids and throwing stat lines up and calling kids out when you are not correct.  Im not saying i dont rib a little bit myself but i mean lets not go to far.


Hockey fan has burleson and Henry been hurt?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 20, 2008, 05:57:19 am
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Hockey fan has burleson and Henry been hurt?


Yes...Not big injuries but enough that they needed the rest....Henry could be back at any time, think they might get him a couple of mid-week innings to sharpen him for next weekend...Burleson just tweaked something and could be back any game(might even play today against Wheaton)...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 20, 2008, 09:10:06 am
I try to stay pretty objective here so this is my take on Keene State.

-JCon and KSCer ever the 'homers" I luv you guys, you are what makes this board fun.
-JCon you are right on with your assessment about pitching; KSCer you are right about KSC's defense; However I'll add what I think is the 1 thing other teams must contend with to beat Keene.

-KSC currently ranks 5th in the Nation in Team Batting Average. In the Nation, not the LEC, not New England, the nation. The nation, not New England, the nation, we're talkin 'bout the nation, not, not, New England, the nation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGDBR2L5kzI

We'll see what quality front line pitching in the LEC can do with the line-up they roll out there.  They say good pitching will stop good hitting we'll see.

Word

Sorry Boys I didn't get to weigh in yesterday as I was in Fenway to watch the Red Sox Rangers game- Great Fun. Still I missed the LEC action. Anyway I'll weigh in on the KSC-UMESS Chowdas "games".

13-2 and 14-8. KSC bats vs LEC Pitching.  :o 8) :-\

The Word Spoke but ya'll didn't listen.   ;)

As for starting pitching for KSC? Let's see how the boys do today. I'd think LaPlante maybe the front runner to nudge Mabey out as the #2 Starter come tourney time. I think KSC will stick with Mabey against Sullen Maine as he has pitched well against them in the past.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on April 20, 2008, 10:28:52 am
I must say I was at the TEE vs. Ric game yesterday and the caliber of the two officails on the field was pathetic, probably the worst I've seen in 24 yrs of basbeall. On a second note the fans at TEE must be the most arrogant, disrespectful lame brains I have seen in a long time, no control at that stadium.

On a game note RIC got swept yesterday by poor pitching, definetely wasn't one of their better performances. The good thing is they'll knock the empire out of the playoffs for sure.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 20, 2008, 10:30:20 am
Yesterday in the LEC dblhdrs the winning teams scored 110 runs vs the losers 39. There were two "mercy" rule invocations.  How can anyone talk about pitching? Is this the type of score we expect in what we consider to be the toughest, most competitive conference in the country? And this is on Saturday, when everyone throws their best. These scores are more like Lacrosse than bezeball
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 20, 2008, 10:46:01 am
KSCer good point, i was very surprised about the RIC, Eastern scores i thought that those games where going to be a little bit closer than they where.  Word you brought up the point about Laplante taking over for maybe.  Keene has switched its number 2's before as they did last year with maybe taking over for a struggling young.  I think that you are right about leaving him for the Southern Maine as he has pitched very well against them recently.  When it comes to tourny time its going to be really interesting to see what happens.  Espically as teams advance and start getting to starters 3 and 4. With all the offense that has been popping up lately should be a great tourny.  keene makes up 2 with umass darmouth today from earlier this year.  If they win both today, that will put them in the drivers seat to host, something the owls have never done.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 20, 2008, 11:35:05 am

As for starting pitching for KSC? Let's see how the boys do today. I'd think LaPlante maybe the front runner to nudge Mabey out as the #2 Starter come tourney time. I think KSC will stick with Mabey against Sullen Maine as he has pitched well against them in the past.

Word
Maybe pitched well for four innings yesterday then could not throw a good strike. He has pitched some gems, so I think he stays #2 but with a real short string. He has no pitching mechanics to fall back on so when he loses it it's gone, but I think they ride him as long as they can.
On another note... This teams hits with tremendous confidence. Every kid wants to bat in tough spots and they all swing the bats with authority. You cant pitch around anyone.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 20, 2008, 01:19:48 pm
I must say I was at the TEE vs. Ric game yesterday and the caliber of the two officails on the field was pathetic, probably the worst I've seen in 24 yrs of basbeall. On a second note the fans at TEE must be the most arrogant, disrespectful lame brains I have seen in a long time, no control at that stadium.

On a game note RIC got swept yesterday by poor pitching, definetely wasn't one of their better performances. The good thing is they'll knock the empire out of the playoffs for sure.

Santeezy06

I am at a loss to understand your reasoning here???!!! ???
ECSU unloaded aon all RIC pitchers including thier aces


Let the LEC tourny begin and we will see who knocks who out :o
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 20, 2008, 01:50:34 pm
LECFAN they beat the team you guys lost to say wat you want everyteam has a bad day and the bullpen didnt show up in the first game. The 2nd game every pitcher has a bad day this team ids going to bounce back.

Like I said before 4 BIG GAMES next week lets see how this team response.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 20, 2008, 04:51:52 pm
Results: ECSU at Worcester St

Score by Innings                                 R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Eastern Connecticut. 500 171 044 - 22 22  2
Worcester State..... 000 110 230 -     7 14  3
-------------------------------------------

E - Horrigan(1); Palo(5); Moffett(4); Hinkell(3); Dortona(7). DP - Eastern
Conn 2. LOB - Eastern Conn 10; Worcester St 10. 2B - Parke(5); Meldon(1);
Palo(2); LaPrade(1); Ferrelli(1). 3B - Bolorin(1); Schult(1). HR -
Hinkell(1). HBP - Cannata; Hinkell. SF - Bolorin(1); Esposito(1); Hobbes(2);
Bass(1); Palo(1). SB - Parke(15). CS - Schult(1).

Eastern Connecticut    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
James Kukucka.......  6.0  7  2  1  3  3 23 27
Wes Dutton..........  1.0  4  2  2  1  0  7  8
Ronnie Newkirk......  1.0  3  3  3  0  3  6  6
Michael Montanari...  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  3  3

Worcester State        IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Joel Brierley.......  4.1 11 10  9  3  4 21 26
Josh Buzzell........  1.2  5  4  4  1  1 10 12
Kevin Hayes.........  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  4  4
Matt Hart...........  1.0  2  4  4  2  0  4  8
John Flaherty.......  1.0  4  4  4  2  0  6  9

Win - Kukucka (4-1).  Loss - Brierley (1-4).  Save - None.
WP - Kukucka(4); Buzzell(4). HBP - by Kukucka (Hinkell); by Hart (Cannata). PB -
Hinkell(2).
Umpires - HP: William Story  1B: Robert Dwyer
Start: 1:00 pm   Time: 3:00   Attendance: 75
Game: WORBB29
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 20, 2008, 05:00:59 pm
Keene sweeps umass dartmouth today.  Winning the first one in a blowout, and the second one in come from behind action.  Keenes bats where quiet for the first six innings in the second game.   Keene looked a little flat but got the job done.  4 conferance wins in a weekend is not bad.  I know its from the bottom feeders of the LEC but still.  Big week coming up for the owls.  They play wheaton, wnec, fitchburg, and two sat against southern maine
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 20, 2008, 05:06:28 pm
USM again blows a late inning lead to Wheaton and losses 5-4 in 10 innings to drop to 19-9(6-2 in the LEC)...Next up for the Huskies:  Bates on Tuesday...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Rick Vaughn on April 20, 2008, 05:27:00 pm
Is the LEC a lock for three bids this year? 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on April 20, 2008, 05:37:35 pm
Is the LEC a lock for three bids this year? 
We haven't seen the Regional Rankings yet to get an idea of how many teams are contending for the Pool C bids.

Secondly, the Handbook has not been released to give us the number of Pool C bids.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 20, 2008, 05:47:53 pm
Is the LEC a lock for three bids this year? 

Word is no expert on all this Poll C stuff like Mr. Turner, however, I would say this. LEC will get but 1 bid, possibly 2 if say a KSC wins the Regular season title, but loses late in the LEC Tourney. I think at this stage there are some very good teams in New England not in the LEC who will not win an auto-berth in their conference, not to mention a number of other teams around the country in the same boat.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 20, 2008, 05:52:55 pm
Is the LEC a lock for three bids this year? 

I will be surprised if the LEC gets more than their automatic unless KSC does not win the tourney
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on April 20, 2008, 06:05:00 pm
When I said poor pitching I was refrencing RIC's bullpen. They never looked that horrible all season. The freshmen in the first game held off the attack to make it a close game but Thibeau in second game was horrible.

The fans are still the most unclassy of all LEC teams.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 20, 2008, 07:12:56 pm
On the LEC getting three bids....

i dont see that happening this year unfourtanetly.  i agree that if KSC wins the conferance they will only get one.  unless that is, southern maine gets hot but they really needed todays game to help that cause.  Last year you saw two LEC teams get in the NE regional.  As much as it pains me to say i think that the NEWMAC will get two this year with Wheaton and or Babson winning the conferance tourny and the other team getting the at large. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 20, 2008, 07:38:06 pm
So we are coming down the home stretch of the LEC season, anyone want to weigh in on player of the year, pitcher of the year and all that jazz.  Heres mine

Pitcher of the year: Jamie Morin KSC
Player of the year: This is tough do you go with gilblair and his 10 hr, and or someone on KSC batting .400, im going to go with melvin from Eastern.

Some pitching lines to back up morin

Jamie Morin.........  1.87   3-0     6   5   1   1/0    0  33.2  21   9   7  10  28   3   0   1  116  .181    1   3   0    1   1
Jimmy Jagodzinski  3.72   6-2     9   7   0   0/0    0  48.1  48  25  20  11  41   8   3   4  194  .247    2   2   0    1   2
Collin Henry........  2.03   2-2     5   5   1   0/0    0  31.0  32  18   7  10  16   7   0   0  121  .264    3   2   0    0   4
Nick Conway.........  2.25   3-2     6   6   3   0/0    0  40.0  32  16  10  15  46   8   0   0  153  .209    6   3   0    1   2

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on April 20, 2008, 08:23:48 pm
Easy teesy you need to stop blaming the umpires! I recently read where you complained about them before. The Umpires are having better games than the RIC pitching staff.

Glad to see the LEC fans are realizing that  Babson and Wheaton are better than the  LEC teams.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 20, 2008, 08:34:32 pm
Easy teesy you need to stop blaming the umpires! I recently read where you complained about them before. The Umpires are having better games than the RIC pitching staff.

Glad to see the LEC fans are realizing that  Babson and Wheaton are better than the  LEC teams.
Keene beat Babson and will beat Wheaton.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on April 20, 2008, 08:39:48 pm
Will will see about Keene/Wheaton, this Game could determine an at large bid, because it is very possible that both could lose in there league tourney.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Old Man on April 20, 2008, 09:11:31 pm
to 363DP,

It will mean more to wheaton than KSC at that time because the NEWMAC will be done and over........  KSC will have 2 more conference games vs. RIC and then the battle of the LEC tourney after the wheaton game. 

Hard to have all these tourneys running at different times.  teams after their tournament can pick and choose who they throw against different opponents,  while others still have conference games to worry about.

Just thought i would throw that out there.

OM
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 20, 2008, 09:22:31 pm
On the LEC getting three bids....

i dont see that happening this year unfourtanetly.  i agree that if KSC wins the conferance they will only get one.  unless that is, southern maine gets hot but they really needed todays game to help that cause.  Last year you saw two LEC teams get in the NE regional.  As much as it pains me to say i think that the NEWMAC will get two this year with Wheaton and or Babson winning the conferance tourny and the other team getting the at large. 


USM also has Babson left on the schedule, if Wheaton wins the the Newac (or whatever it is) this will be a big game...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on April 20, 2008, 11:41:51 pm
363dp first and foremost I way in on things I see so there won't be any easy teesy. The umpires down right sucked in this game by the fan and coaching remarks from both teams. And further more RIC has done quite well thus far this season and I anticipate them to come out even hotter after getting blown awa this weekend, I say coach Grenier at RIC got out coached by TEE but I don't agree that RIC'S pitching is all that shaky. I mean what team do you call your own again. RIC gave Wheaton a pretty good game losing by 2 and Ianticipate another one coming soon against those guys.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on April 21, 2008, 08:03:02 am
Watch out LEC- EConn is on a roll. Winners of 10 out of the last 11 with wins vs. top teams in NE like Roger Williams (21-6), Suffolk (23-8), Babson (25-8), RIC (21-9) twice, and Southern Maine (19-9). USM was the only loss.  This week will be tough with Trinity and Wesleyan back to back at home. But the offense seems to be clicking. Defense has improved. Pitching has been relatively steady and young pitchers are getting their feet wet. I was at the RIC game on Saturday. Umpires are always going to be questioned - but calls, as they say, even out in the end. EConn fans were ok until mid-way through the second game. Nice touch by the "Not so TEE" by recognizing the '98 National Championship team in between games.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 21, 2008, 11:07:08 am
I wouldnt sat that there is any real front runner for any of the awards right now theres still 2 big weekends of baseball to be played.

So I am going to hold off on predictions
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 21, 2008, 03:54:22 pm
Watch out LEC- EConn is on a roll. Winners of 10 out of the last 11 with wins vs. top teams in NE like Roger Williams (21-6), Suffolk (23-8), Babson (25-8), RIC (21-9) twice, and Southern Maine (19-9). USM was the only loss.  This week will be tough with Trinity and Wesleyan back to back at home. But the offense seems to be clicking. Defense has improved. Pitching has been relatively steady and young pitchers are getting their feet wet. I was at the RIC game on Saturday. Umpires are always going to be questioned - but calls, as they say, even out in the end. EConn fans were ok until mid-way through the second game. Nice touch by the "Not so TEE" by recognizing the '98 National Championship team in between games.


ecfaninri,

Do you or anyone know what's up with Joe Esposito?  Has not started since I recall Keene DH.  Had a shaky relief apperance this Saturday against RIC in 6th inning, (wild pich, walks, couple of base hits).  I was glad they called game after 7 as espo had me nervous.  TEE needs Espo to pitch ( start) effectively  down the home stretch, especially since All American pitcher S Gilblair is still dealing with his knee and hamstring injuries.

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on April 21, 2008, 06:03:35 pm
Esposito will probably pitch tomorrow against Trinity. Saturday he warmed up in the 1st game but didn't pitch. Jagodzinski pitched well but it was a tight game with the wind blowing out. You're right EConn will need Espo down the stretch. What's the old saying? "You can't have enough starting pitching". With Gilblair doing his thing - clubbing the ball - the pitching staff has been able to give him time to heal. The staff led by Jags and Espo, and Kukucka, Fontaine, will be able to carry the Warriors deep into games while the bats continue their assault on various pitching staffs, posting 16, 10, & 19 runs against Babson, Suffolk, and RIC respectively.
Reserve players and newcomers have really blended well in the line-up. Injuries have not really slowed up the "Notso TEE".
On another note - the announcer for the web cast has done a good job with the games. Some people just don't know how difficult it is to call a game. The important thing is - the announcer helps fans of EConn stay in touch during the week with the call.  Nice job EConn and Mr. "I".
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 21, 2008, 06:38:55 pm
Esposito will probably pitch tomorrow against Trinity. Saturday he warmed up in the 1st game but didn't pitch. Jagodzinski pitched well but it was a tight game with the wind blowing out. You're right EConn will need Espo down the stretch. What's the old saying? "You can't have enough starting pitching". With Gilblair doing his thing - clubbing the ball - the pitching staff has been able to give him time to heal. The staff led by Jags and Espo, and Kukucka, Fontaine, will be able to carry the Warriors deep into games while the bats continue their assault on various pitching staffs, posting 16, 10, & 19 runs against Babson, Suffolk, and RIC respectively.
Reserve players and newcomers have really blended well in the line-up. Injuries have not really slowed up the "Notso TEE".
On another note - the announcer for the web cast has done a good job with the games. Some people just don't know how difficult it is to call a game. The important thing is - the announcer helps fans of EConn stay in touch during the week with the call.  Nice job EConn and Mr. "I".
   

lecfaninri,

you are right, i should be thankful to have someone who ar streaming the games.

USM announcer is Great though.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on April 21, 2008, 06:51:16 pm
haha you think you know who this is?  nice try, all i can say is that umb showed that they are terrible compared to good teams in the lec.  ya they can make it to the playoffs, but who cant?  you know who cant, so before you start calling out people on teams in the lec, get a clue, keep ur comments to yourself, no matter what you say your team still can't compete and you know it

Gotta love people who don't read the instructions and don't realize their e-mail address is only on every post ...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 21, 2008, 06:55:18 pm
Correction, and a big thanks to KH-16 for pointing out the correct schedule.

Keene State vs Fitchburg should be online Thursday afternoon. It may even be webcast. Here be the link.

http://www.teamline.cc/sportpage?teamcode=2737&eventcode=5


I talked to Word today and he suggests this could be a trapgame   for KSC. 4 Conference games over the weekend, Western New England and Sullen Maine in the same week. 11 straight wins. Trap-City :P Beware

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 21, 2008, 06:57:44 pm
haha you think you know who this is?  nice try, all i can say is that umb showed that they are terrible compared to good teams in the lec.  ya they can make it to the playoffs, but who cant?  you know who cant, so before you start calling out people on teams in the lec, get a clue, keep ur comments to yourself, no matter what you say your team still can't compete and you know it

Gotta love people who don't read the instructions and don't realize their e-mail address is only on every post ...

Pat, it makes you wonder. Thanks for the laugh. :D I actually know who this young feller is.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 21, 2008, 07:20:56 pm
LEC Baseball Report Week #5

Word Notes:
2nd Pitcher of the Week Award for Morin of KSC.

Another interesting note: Tyler DiPrato has never once received a Rookie of the Week Award and Bobby Doyan has one; but both are my odds on favorite to be Co-Rookies of the Year in the LEC and very possibly 1st Team LEC.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BASEBALL
April 21, 2007
Little East Conference Report #5 

Co-Players of the WeeK

Ryan Jones (Nashua, N.H.), Senior, Shortstop, Keene State College

Jones paced the Keene State College attack this past week, hitting .476 (10-for-21) from the plate with two doubles, two triples, and a grand slam home run. The senior shortstop from Nashua, N.H. hit safely in all five games, including three multiple knock contests. On April 19, Jones drove in a week-high four runs against UMass Boston, belting a grand slam in the fourth inning of the nightcap.

Travis Bass (West Hartford, Conn.), Sophomore, Second Base, Eastern Connecticut State

Bass led Eastern Connecticut State University to a 6-0 week with a .474 batting average (8-for-19) and a .947 slugging percentage from the dish. The West Hartford, Conn. product recorded at least one hit in all five games, including a four-for-four showing against Bridgewater State College. Bass blasted a home run in three consecutive games and completed the week with a team-best 11 RBI. 

Pitcher of the Week

Jamie Morin (Goffstown, N.H.), Senior, Keene State College

In his only start of the week, Morin led Keene State College to a Little East Conference victory over UMass Boston on April 19. The senior from Goffstown, N.H. allowed a lone earned run on five hits, while striking out six in seven in two-thirds innings of work. Morin held his opposition scoreless in six of his seven frames to collect his third win of the campaign.

Rookie of the Week

Ryan Walsh (Newton, Mass.), Freshman, Shortstop, UMass Boston

In four games, Walsh batted a robust .563 (9-16), while cracking four extra-base hits with three doubles and a homer run to contribute to a .938 slugging percentage. The native of Newton, Mass. also drew a pair of walks for a .611 on-base average. Walsh drove in six runs and scored six times, while striking out just once in 18 plate appearances. The shortstop collected at least one hit and one RBI in all four games, including three multi-hit outings and two multi-RBI efforts.



Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 21, 2008, 09:05:59 pm
Hey LEC Fans:  I know this is difficult but we have GOT to pull for TEE and Coach HolyWater to knock off Trinity;

Go TEE


I'll take an extra shower tonight  ;)

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 21, 2008, 09:49:22 pm
Hey LEC Fans:  I know this is difficult but we have GOT to pull for TEE and Coach HolyWater to knock off Trinity;

Go TEE


I'll take an extra shower tonight  ;)


Ok guys, I have my pom poms, short skirt,  and megaphone

1,2,3

All together Word, KSCfan, 363dp, oldman, hockeyfan, santeezy, exfaninri, Kcer, Jcon9858, Pat and Ralph

Just kidding about the skirt and pom poms!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 22, 2008, 09:53:00 am
just out of curiosity how many does keene put on the all conference team if their hitters keep up this ridiculous pace?  i am thinking almost the entire starting lineup starting with the whole outfield(perkins .400 plus, ford HR, RBI's and doyan everything) rousseau at 3b, chevalier at 2b (bar none the best 2b in the league) jones second team to melvin, morin 1st team pitcher, cippola somewhere for outstanding defense and batting 400 plus.  How do you deny any one of those guys a place on the all conference team?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 22, 2008, 07:54:44 pm
USM beat Bates today 11-6 to improve to 20-9(6-2 on the LEC)...Next game tomorrow vs Thomas College...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on April 22, 2008, 08:10:45 pm
Not a great start for the EE. Espo could not get anyone out, Trinity puts up lucky 7 in first inning. Couldn't take any more, left after 6 with Trinity on top 10-1. Trinity is for real, very aggressive on the bases, any ball in the dirt, they are gone. Alum you know I was cheering for the LEC team :D :D :D
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TheGNAC on April 22, 2008, 08:14:21 pm
Really makes you wonder why Trinity isn't ranked higher when they're beating up on teams like Eastern. 27-0 and playing in New England, they're #1 in my book.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 22, 2008, 08:33:57 pm
Not a great start for the EE. Espo could not get anyone out, Trinity puts up lucky 7 in first inning. Couldn't take any more, left after 6 with Trinity on top 10-1. Trinity is for real, very aggressive on the bases, any ball in the dirt, they are gone. Alum you know I was cheering for the LEC team :D :D :D

Well, you can be on top every year.

By the way 363 where are you getting the update on the game?  ECSU radio station are losers also game stream never came through
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on April 22, 2008, 08:47:22 pm
Live at the wonderful stadium in Mansfield.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 22, 2008, 08:54:43 pm
Live at the wonderful stadium in Mansfield.

How are you transmitting the updates?  What is the damage now?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 22, 2008, 08:59:13 pm
Trinity 17 TEE 2  WHIIIIIPEOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: LECFan on April 23, 2008, 05:37:47 am
"Trinity 17 TEE 2  WHIIIIIPEOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Damn, that's too bad for ECSU!   This must of shut up those arrogant moron of fans that ECSU has!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 23, 2008, 09:43:44 am
"Trinity 17 TEE 2  WHIIIIIPEOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Damn, that's too bad for ECSU!   This must of shut up those arrogant moron of fans that ECSU has!

LECfan,

Poor baby, Did ECSU beat up on your team recently? ;)
There are rude fans at all baseball games, at college and  including professional level ie Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park. 

Stop whining ;D
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 23, 2008, 10:02:09 am
Sat predictions anyone, i feel that the biggest games are going to KH-16 and his high soaring owls offense vs Clipboard smashing Ed Flaherty and his Southern Maniacs at the house that Fairchild built.  Keene has not had great success at that field considering thier last 2 times they went thier they got sweept in regular season DH's.  But, i feel that Keenes pitching is going to make the differance on sat.  morin is having a great year and should keep it close and let the owls bat's go to work against either Ross or Henry.  IN the nightcap i really feel that Maybe is goign to have a good game as he is prone to do against Southern.  A sweep by the owls will all but gurantee the tourny in the swamp.  They at least need a split, getting swept which could very well happen would hurt, a lot. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 23, 2008, 10:23:29 am
Sat predictions anyone, i feel that the biggest games are going to KH-16 and his high soaring owls offense vs Clipboard smashing Ed Flaherty and his Southern Maniacs at the house that Fairchild built.  Keene has not had great success at that field considering thier last 2 times they went thier they got sweept in regular season DH's.  But, i feel that Keenes pitching is going to make the differance on sat.  morin is having a great year and should keep it close and let the owls bat's go to work against either Ross or Henry.  IN the nightcap i really feel that Maybe is goign to have a good game as he is prone to do against Southern.  A sweep by the owls will all but gurantee the tourny in the swamp.  They at least need a split, getting swept which could very well happen would hurt, a lot. 

Keene State sweeps
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 23, 2008, 01:52:22 pm
Sat predictions anyone, i feel that the biggest games are going to KH-16 and his high soaring owls offense vs Clipboard smashing Ed Flaherty and his Southern Maniacs at the house that Fairchild built.  Keene has not had great success at that field considering thier last 2 times they went thier they got sweept in regular season DH's.  But, i feel that Keenes pitching is going to make the differance on sat.  morin is having a great year and should keep it close and let the owls bat's go to work against either Ross or Henry.  IN the nightcap i really feel that Maybe is goign to have a good game as he is prone to do against Southern.  A sweep by the owls will all but gurantee the tourny in the swamp.  They at least need a split, getting swept which could very well happen would hurt, a lot. 


Don't be surprised if Schmidt pitches the 2nd game...He has had a great year and is now only starting to get his confidence back...We will see though, I say split...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 23, 2008, 04:30:50 pm
Morin is cruising and maybe is a Husky trainer. KSC takes both and ends the tradition of losing at Gorham.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 23, 2008, 07:10:58 pm
USM beat Thomas College today 11-8 to improve to 21-9(6-2 in the LEC)...Next game tomorrow @ Endicott...USM hit 5 HR today with at least 3 traveling 450+...Just In case anybody was wondering and wanted the catch the games: all for games this weekend with Keen and U-Mass will be boradcast here

http://www.usm.maine.edu/~jkessler/athletics/
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 23, 2008, 07:20:19 pm
KSC loses to WNEC and RIC loses to Worcester State. USM has to come from behind, giving up 8 runs to Thomas. ECSU destroyed by Trinity. Not a good week so far for the LEC.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Stump on April 23, 2008, 09:28:37 pm
Is Henry hurt? hasn't pitched or played field since TEE. only a little DH and PH
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 23, 2008, 09:29:28 pm
Word is out of town in Newport RI tis week so he has asked me to fill in for him. But his message is this:KSC got caught in a meatgrinder today, kind of a trapgame as you might say; if you gotta lose this one was better than to Bitchburg State or to Sullen Maine. WNEC is a strong program and could make some noise before the season is out. not the end of the world, a bump along the way.

Still Word has conveyed to me that he is very concerned about the weekend series with the Boys of USM. better respect them. This is exactly the kind of series USM and HOFEd are noted for. Word predicts a spilt. Morin with the win.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Stump on April 23, 2008, 09:44:35 pm
good point about a trapgame but none of these results enhance the chance for an at large bid for the LEC, does it?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 23, 2008, 09:53:01 pm
good point about a trapgame but none of these results enhance the chance for an at large bid for the LEC, does it?

KSC is still a strong candidate for an at large bid. IWO
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on April 23, 2008, 10:42:15 pm
KSC loses to WNEC and RIC loses to Worcester State. USM has to come from behind, giving up 8 runs to Thomas. ECSU destroyed by Trinity. Not a good week so far for the LEC.

I would have to agree with you, kscer, this time.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 24, 2008, 12:56:42 am
Is Henry hurt? hasn't pitched or played field since TEE. only a little DH and PH


He has been banged up, But he's ready to pitch against Keen and he will also be ready to DH the other 3 games.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 24, 2008, 05:43:13 pm
Keene is beating Fitchburg 15-3 in the 8th right now, bats where hot today hope they can keep it up for the weekend against southern maine
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 24, 2008, 08:39:30 pm
USM Defeated Endicott 8-6 today to improve to 22-9(6-2 in the LEC). Next game Sat. Keene (DH).
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 26, 2008, 02:51:51 pm
HOFEddy spins a gem and the Boggy Mountain Boys of Sullen Maine take the first game from the SwampRats of Keene State 12-7.

Middle Relief failed to stop the Muskie attack. Back and forth game, Muskies jumped out to a 5 run lead, KSC tied it up, then went ahead. Muskies smacked a 5 spot on the Rats in the 8th to take the first game.

Now can Mabey come back and pitch a gem?

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 26, 2008, 03:59:43 pm
Eastern Canmakethecut  28  UMESS Dartboard 6
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 26, 2008, 05:09:38 pm
Muskies are sinking in the 2nd game trailing SwampRats 16-5 in the top of the 6th.

Mabey is still on the bump.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 26, 2008, 06:16:48 pm
Second game ECSU 11 UMD 6
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 26, 2008, 06:22:00 pm
USM Split with Keen today to even out their record @ 23-10(7-3 in the LEC)...12-7 W 17-6 L...USM plays 2 against UMB tomorrow...Errors and like I said the Bullpen did USM in today: almost losing the first game and imploding in the 2nd...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 26, 2008, 06:46:02 pm
USM Split with Keen today to even out their record @ 23-10(7-3 in the LEC)...12-7 W 17-6 L...USM plays 2 against UMB tomorrow...Errors and like I said the Bullpen did USM in today: almost losing the first game and imploding in the 2nd...
Hockeyfan,
In listening to the games today I got the impression the play was sloppy but it was hard to tell from the announcer. Was it sloppy?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 26, 2008, 06:51:04 pm
Just out of curiosity, What are the tie breakers in the LEC. I expect KSC to sweep RIC nezt week, but just curious.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 26, 2008, 06:59:40 pm
Latest Standings from the LEC Site: Still some things to sort out;

Questions for ya'll if SwampRats split with Hogs; who hosts? if Hogs or Muskies, Rats & TEE all finish at 11-3 who hosts? Get yer thinking caps on :-\

                                                                  LEC                All
Keene State SwampRats                          10-2             26-7
Rhode Island Quahogs                               8-4             23-11
TEE                                                             8-3             23-11-1
Sullen Maine Muskies                                 7-3             23-10
UMESS Chowdas                                        3-6             12-20
Worst Can't                                               3-7             14-19
PlyWood State                                           3-8             10-21
UMESS DartBoards                                    1-11            3-31
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 26, 2008, 07:49:24 pm
RIC has four losses, so it comes down to KSC USM and ECSU. If KSC sweeps RIC then no need to think.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 26, 2008, 08:00:13 pm
USM Split with Keen today to even out their record @ 23-10(7-3 in the LEC)...12-7 W 17-6 L...USM plays 2 against UMB tomorrow...Errors and like I said the Bullpen did USM in today: almost losing the first game and imploding in the 2nd...
Hockeyfan,
In listening to the games today I got the impression the play was sloppy but it was hard to tell from the announcer. Was it sloppy?


Very sloppy play on both sides...I think in game 2 there were 8 total errors though 2 1/2 innings...I think both team can play better...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 26, 2008, 08:00:39 pm
RIC has four losses, so it comes down to KSC USM and ECSU. If KSC sweeps RIC then no need to think.

Thanks for the update on RICs record, however, the point of the question was to get the tie-breaker sorted out. I realize if KSC sweeps the issue ends there.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 26, 2008, 08:39:23 pm
Beacons split with plymouth should have been a sweep conway threw a gem in the first game striking out 15 but in the 9th plymouth got a bases clearing look wat i found off the bat of there number 8 hitter very frustrating loss not often you see a guy stike out 15 and lose the baseball game.

Anyway they shook it off in the 2nd game and got a much needed victory behind andriano throwing a great game just really frustrating should have gotten the both of them.

But back at it again tommorow when they go up to USM and try to get a couple of ball games a win gets them a spot in the tourney because they already swept swept western and have a better record then plymouth.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 27, 2008, 01:33:30 am
to all my esteemed posters correct me if i am wrong here, i am under the impression that the LEC tie breaker is first head to head.  And if that does not work then they start at the top of the conferance and compare how both teams did against that team.  For instance, if say Keene and Southern end in a tie, it first goes to head to head, and since they split it goes to the next team, that being RIC or eastern, if one team sweeps that team then they get that spot, if both have the same record against the best team it goes to the next team in the standings.  I could be wrong but im pretty sure im right on this one, someone back me up please.   So this year it woule be Keene and Southern going head to head first which is a split, so it goes to the next best team and how each team did aginst them.  Im not sure if its RIC or Eastern, but if Keene sweeps Ric which they should it doesnt matter and we are looking at the LEC's in the swamp for the first time ever, and i will be pumped cause i only have to travel five minutes to see the game s instead of the usual two hours to eastern and or southern.  Come on Keeene.  big game this week against wheaton with regional impacts, and also saint joes who was a regional team last year.   this leading to the huge huge weekend dh with ric, once again keenes season coming down to the last dh for hostin and or seeding.  good luck to all LEC teams this week, and i am personally pumped for the tourny should be some great baseball/ some crazy baseball upsets and or games!!!!!!!!1
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 27, 2008, 06:21:54 pm
Eye-See where the SwampRats are headed back North to visit the Padres of St. Joe's. Coach Will has the boys in the NC2As again.

Coach HowedoIGettheAdmin2UpgradeRfield has the Boggers on the precipice of an Outright LEC Title.

No Furbush this time and although Standish is a beautiful field, it is a real tough place to play.

Word is predicting  :P uh  :-\ this is a tough one, but its the Padres by a nose.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 27, 2008, 06:54:31 pm
to all my esteemed posters correct me if i am wrong here, i am under the impression that the LEC tie breaker is first head to head.  And if that does not work then they start at the top of the conferance and compare how both teams did against that team.  For instance, if say Keene and Southern end in a tie, it first goes to head to head, and since they split it goes to the next team, that being RIC or eastern, if one team sweeps that team then they get that spot, if both have the same record against the best team it goes to the next team in the standings.  I could be wrong but im pretty sure im right on this one, someone back me up please.   So this year it woule be Keene and Southern going head to head first which is a split, so it goes to the next best team and how each team did aginst them.  Im not sure if its RIC or Eastern, but if Keene sweeps Ric which they should it doesnt matter and we are looking at the LEC's in the swamp for the first time ever, and i will be pumped cause i only have to travel five minutes to see the game s instead of the usual two hours to eastern and or southern.  Come on Keeene.  big game this week against wheaton with regional impacts, and also saint joes who was a regional team last year.   this leading to the huge huge weekend dh with ric, once again keenes season coming down to the last dh for hostin and or seeding.  good luck to all LEC teams this week, and i am personally pumped for the tourny should be some great baseball/ some crazy baseball upsets and or games!!!!!!!!1

So is KSCFan correct here?  Any more input..from anyone? Something on the web to provide guidance?

Any predictions for the Bid East tourney.  I think it will be a doosey ;)

Joe espo pitched well today at Western CT.  We will surley need him in the LEC tournament.

Prediction ECSU/Keene final with Keene pulling it out to go to the NE Regional
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 27, 2008, 07:08:23 pm
to all my esteemed posters correct me if i am wrong here, i am under the impression that the LEC tie breaker is first head to head.  And if that does not work then they start at the top of the conferance and compare how both teams did against that team.  For instance, if say Keene and Southern end in a tie, it first goes to head to head, and since they split it goes to the next team, that being RIC or eastern, if one team sweeps that team then they get that spot, if both have the same record against the best team it goes to the next team in the standings.  I could be wrong but im pretty sure im right on this one, someone back me up please.   So this year it woule be Keene and Southern going head to head first which is a split, so it goes to the next best team and how each team did aginst them.  Im not sure if its RIC or Eastern, but if Keene sweeps Ric which they should it doesnt matter and we are looking at the LEC's in the swamp for the first time ever, and i will be pumped cause i only have to travel five minutes to see the game s instead of the usual two hours to eastern and or southern.  Come on Keeene.  big game this week against wheaton with regional impacts, and also saint joes who was a regional team last year.   this leading to the huge huge weekend dh with ric, once again keenes season coming down to the last dh for hostin and or seeding.  good luck to all LEC teams this week, and i am personally pumped for the tourny should be some great baseball/ some crazy baseball upsets and or games!!!!!!!!1

So is KSCFan correct here?  Any more input..from anyone? Something on the web to provide guidance?

Any predictions for the Bid East tourney.  I think it will be a doosey ;)

Joe espo pitched well today at Western CT.  We will surley need him in the LEC tournament.

Prediction ECSU/Keene final with Keene pulling it out to go to the NE Regional


He is correct...My Predictions is USM over Keen on the LEC...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 27, 2008, 07:09:40 pm
USM beat U-Mass Boston 12-7 and 17-6 today to improve to 25-10(9-3 on the LEC)...Next game Tuesday @ Bowdoin...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 27, 2008, 08:03:01 pm
to all my esteemed posters correct me if i am wrong here, i am under the impression that the LEC tie breaker is first head to head.  And if that does not work then they start at the top of the conferance and compare how both teams did against that team.  For instance, if say Keene and Southern end in a tie, it first goes to head to head, and since they split it goes to the next team, that being RIC or eastern, if one team sweeps that team then they get that spot, if both have the same record against the best team it goes to the next team in the standings.  I could be wrong but im pretty sure im right on this one, someone back me up please.   So this year it woule be Keene and Southern going head to head first which is a split, so it goes to the next best team and how each team did aginst them.  Im not sure if its RIC or Eastern, but if Keene sweeps Ric which they should it doesnt matter and we are looking at the LEC's in the swamp for the first time ever, and i will be pumped cause i only have to travel five minutes to see the game s instead of the usual two hours to eastern and or southern.  Come on Keeene.  big game this week against wheaton with regional impacts, and also saint joes who was a regional team last year.   this leading to the huge huge weekend dh with ric, once again keenes season coming down to the last dh for hostin and or seeding.  good luck to all LEC teams this week, and i am personally pumped for the tourny should be some great baseball/ some crazy baseball upsets and or games!!!!!!!!1

So is KSCFan correct here?  Any more input..from anyone? Something on the web to provide guidance?

Any predictions for the Bid East tourney.  I think it will be a doosey ;)

Joe espo pitched well today at Western CT.  We will surley need him in the LEC tournament.

Prediction ECSU/Keene final with Keene pulling it out to go to the NE Regional


He is correct...My Predictions is USM over Keen on the LEC...
Without the hex of Stephen King, we have the revenge of Bangor in Keene with Keene taking two on the final day in 80 degree sunshine. Oh let the gods of baseball reign.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 27, 2008, 08:23:32 pm
to all my esteemed posters correct me if i am wrong here, i am under the impression that the LEC tie breaker is first head to head.  And if that does not work then they start at the top of the conferance and compare how both teams did against that team.  For instance, if say Keene and Southern end in a tie, it first goes to head to head, and since they split it goes to the next team, that being RIC or eastern, if one team sweeps that team then they get that spot, if both have the same record against the best team it goes to the next team in the standings.  I could be wrong but im pretty sure im right on this one, someone back me up please.   So this year it woule be Keene and Southern going head to head first which is a split, so it goes to the next best team and how each team did aginst them.  Im not sure if its RIC or Eastern, but if Keene sweeps Ric which they should it doesnt matter and we are looking at the LEC's in the swamp for the first time ever, and i will be pumped cause i only have to travel five minutes to see the game s instead of the usual two hours to eastern and or southern.  Come on Keeene.  big game this week against wheaton with regional impacts, and also saint joes who was a regional team last year.   this leading to the huge huge weekend dh with ric, once again keenes season coming down to the last dh for hostin and or seeding.  good luck to all LEC teams this week, and i am personally pumped for the tourny should be some great baseball/ some crazy baseball upsets and or games!!!!!!!!1

So is KSCFan correct here?  Any more input..from anyone? Something on the web to provide guidance?

Any predictions for the Bid East tourney.  I think it will be a doosey ;)

Joe espo pitched well today at Western CT.  We will surley need him in the LEC tournament.

Prediction ECSU/Keene final with Keene pulling it out to go to the NE Regional


He is correct...My Predictions is USM over Keen on the LEC...
Without the hex of Stephen King, we have the revenge of Bangor in Keene with Keene taking two on the final day in 80 degree sunshine. Oh let the gods of baseball reign.

Taking two from whom?

My prediction based on Shawn not being able to pitch.

I think it will be Keene's year to shine, and then move on to kick ass in the CWS

I quess everyone is wondering what the hell I have been smoking... eh!!!??? :o

Can anyone  teach me that wonderful norther NE accent. I want to be a lobstah crackah
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 27, 2008, 09:28:58 pm
The revenge of Bangor has to be against Eastern.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ballfan101 on April 27, 2008, 11:11:35 pm
Usm will be tough once they get their heads on straight again....Once skefington gets out of this slump they should be alright......Burelson is crushing the ball and delphonso is always someone to worry about. ? will be pitching, without henry in the rotation thats going to hurt them.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on April 27, 2008, 11:52:39 pm
Once again, don't be so quick to count out the "Not so TEE". True they banged by Trinity this past week, but they took care of business later in the week. Espo has rebounded with two appearances - with 8 strong innings today. Jags, Fontaine, and Kukucka remain constant up front with Wojick impressive at the end while Gilblair continues to mend up for the tourney. Offensively, newcomers Shault, Dewing and Bass have stepped up big while Hobbes is starting to heat up.  It should be an interesting LEC tourney. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 28, 2008, 10:16:55 am
Once again, don't be so quick to count out the "Not so TEE". True they banged by Trinity this past week, but they took care of business later in the week. Espo has rebounded with two appearances - with 8 strong innings today. Jags, Fontaine, and Kukucka remain constant up front with Wojick impressive at the end while Gilblair continues to mend up for the tourney. Offensively, newcomers Shault, Dewing and Bass have stepped up big while Hobbes is starting to heat up.  It should be an interesting LEC tourney. 

ecfaninri

You are correct in your review.  I saw Espo pitch this weekend, and he looked his old self.   I believe Joe and Shawn are key to TEE's performance in the LEC tourney. two key pitchers, (hitter/pitcher in case of Gilblair) who has to come through if ECSU is going to win the LEC tourney and advance to NE Regional.  If not then I think Keene State has the edge.  Just trying to be objective here.  Did you see Castillo try to jack one for his Danbury CT homeys who attended the game yesterday?  He was trying too hard.  Also noticed Coach H has him at 3rd base last couple games.  I think good defensive move, he still has some issues with a lot of errors
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on April 28, 2008, 02:45:42 pm
I have seen quite a few EConn games during the past 2 seasons and I have yet to see a player who has the love of the game - thoughout the entire game like Castillo. He's always "in the game". Yes there was a rooting section there on Sunday, but they quickly got involved with the whole game. Their positive energy was uplifting for the "Not so TEE" players on and off the field. Coach H continues to try new things including moving Castillo to 3rd and Parke to ss from the outfield. That seemed to work out.
Role players on the roster continue to pick the team up. But I think that a player like Castillo and his enthusiasm funnels done to the younger players.  He looks like he is always trying to hit the ball hard somewhere.
Pressing to impress the crowd - I don't think so..... I think he's just trying to help his team win games. I'm glad he's a "Warrior". Whenever he comes to the plate or whenever he's on base, I get excited because he can be exciting. And that is what the game should be - exciting.  Go Mel!
 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 28, 2008, 04:41:52 pm
Indeed, Castillo is one of those players it is fun to watch. His mistakes in the games are mistakes of exuberance, not laziness. Too bad he plays for TEE, though because the only time I get to see him is when they play KSC and I have to hope he's over-exuberant then.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 28, 2008, 07:40:05 pm
fyi... keenes game tommorow against the fighting monks has been moved to thursday
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 28, 2008, 07:55:11 pm
You know i was just thinking, lets look at keenes week.  THey have two games this week against the NCAA bound teams.  Wheaton wed, and St Joes Thursday.  then they have arguably the two biggest games of thier season on sat in a dh against a good RIC team.  There is some class conflicts with the game change so i know that keene will not have a full squad against ST Joes.  Real tough week for hte owls coming up should be interesting
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 28, 2008, 08:06:01 pm
You know i was just thinking, lets look at keenes week.  THey have two games this week against the NCAA bound teams.  Wheaton wed, and St Joes Thursday.  then they have arguably the two biggest games of thier season on sat in a dh against a good RIC team.  There is some class conflicts with the game change so i know that keene will not have a full squad against ST Joes.  Real tough week for hte owls coming up should be interesting

Class conflicts what does that mean? Are there players not going on the trip because they have classes? KSC has played other Thursday games why is this a conflict now??? Finals play a role in this at all?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on April 28, 2008, 08:23:50 pm
Last time I checked, most schools still have classes, finals, graduation, and travel to worry about. It is part of the deal called college and student athletes. Good luck to all teams in their tourneys and to all student athletes during finals.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on April 28, 2008, 08:44:33 pm
Is the Keene/Wheaton game on Wednesday or Friday? The Wheaton site has it as Friday and TEE in Thursday.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on April 28, 2008, 08:53:21 pm
Wheaton is at EConn on Thursday
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 28, 2008, 10:42:28 pm
Out of curiosty if they tiebreakers are determined by the record of the team vs the other team in that season then why is UMB behind Western Conn since UMB swept they on the opening week of the season that doesnt make sense to me can soem one please explain
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 29, 2008, 09:21:59 am
LEC Standings -That Matter
                                         In Conf Games Remaining
KSC                       10-2              2 vs RIC
USM                        9-3              2 vs Worst Conn
TEE                         9-3              2 vs PlyWood St
RIC                         8-4              2 vs KSC

Some possibilities:

Let us assume that the Muskies and TEE sweep their games; 3 things can happen in the KSC v RIC series                         
                               #1   A sweep by KSC
                               #2   A Sweep by RIC
                               #3   A Split
 
#1 Leaves no doubt about hosting issues - KSC would host; bring your swim trunks (more later)

#2 Hosting comes to a tie breaker between TEE and USM. They split their series, so tiebreakers applies:
          HOFEd and Coach HolyWater would have to fight in a weiner take all match over a clipboard and a box of Kenny Rodgers' chicken wings (Spicy) in the back seat of a UMESS Beacons' mini-bus at the LEC HQ Parking Lot at High Noon. Winner hosts LEC Tourney; but that idea was nixed by the Be Loud Be Proud WatchDog Committee of the LEC as being too violent. Thus the competition will involve a kick-off where both coaches will attempt to punt a clipboard the farthest distance. Style points do apply. A panel of Roger Clemens, Mindy McCready and Debbie Clemens have been selected as the guest judging panel.

# 3 Leaves KSC/TEE/USM all tied. The 3 teams all spilt so we move to another tie breaker. This one will be held in the Swamp @ KSC. The field will be flooded, as usual, each coach will be given scuba gear and the first to find a dry spot in right field will host the LEC. (Hint: Since there are no dry spots in right field no one wins and RIC gets to host by default.)  :D

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 29, 2008, 09:47:18 am
Word two things,

1.  Keene's finals are this next week coming up, but a lot of the players have presentations that they can't put off on thursday.  The game was suppoused to be tuesday so they scheduled the presentations on thursday.  Now that Keene is playing ST joes wed, and WHEATON ON WEDNESDAY (answers question of 363dp) some of the guys are not going to be there on thursday.   I dont know which ones but i heard that it might be a couple of everyday starters (rumor has Darrak) and maybe someone else.

2. That last post was the funniest post that i have ever read on this website.  Poor Roger from Penthouse to OUthouse all because of some "misrembering"  I wonder if Mindy "misrembers" the affair with Roger.  Games are in Keene this weekend, i will be there and hoping for an owl sweep.  Last years Keene Ric games where some of the worst umpired i have ever seen, and RIC is a very dangerous team.  Also it pains me to say it but we all knew that Eastern was going to be there in the end with thier conferance schedule.  Does Eastern have a shot at an at large.  I know that Babson might have a better resume, but Emperor Holywater can always use some jedi mind tricks to persuade the galatic senate (NCAA comitee)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on April 29, 2008, 12:18:01 pm
Babson vs EConn's resume ?
Both teams lost to Trinity. But then again - who hasn't?
EConn split with KSC and while Babson lost
Both teams beat Suffolk

Babson also beat Wheaton, Curry, and Johnson & Wales
EConn's top wins were against Redlands, Manhantville, Roger Williams, RIC (twice), and a split with USM.

EConn beat Babson head to head.

7 of "Not so TEE"'s losses came at the hands of non-conference foes which include Kean (1st game of season), Ithaca, Pomona -Pitzer, WNEC, Monclair St., USM, Trinity.

Not a bad resume. We'll see what happens today ( weather permitting) vs Tufts and Thursday vs Wheaton. Either way the LEC tourney should be a doozie.

KSCfan... what's the weather forecast for the weekend? 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on April 29, 2008, 12:47:23 pm
Weather Forecast for Keene Swamp :o and obligatory wear for the participants. :P

 
http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Most-Emailed-Photos/ss/1756/im:/080427/481/fdc7d4dc289245c18658f47e8d361904

http://wbztv.com/topstories/New.Hampshire.Flooding.2.573391.html

(This picture is an actual picture of the KSC baseball/softball/succer fields- circa 10/05) This is why we call them the Swamp.




Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 29, 2008, 02:38:42 pm
USM game vs Bowdoin has been cancalled with no make-up date...Next game Tomorrow @ St Joe's...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 29, 2008, 04:11:03 pm
weekend forecast, 50-55 cloudy and windy.... which means at the swamp it will be 45 with a 30mph wind which will make it feel like 10.  Word great pictures of the dog and of the field flooded.  I remember that, that was wild
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dubbc on April 29, 2008, 11:18:40 pm
pretty sure the wheaton ksc game is friday @ wheaton, and @ econn under the lights thursday
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 30, 2008, 09:31:01 am
Dubbc- you are right, i talked to coach howe last ngiht and i was wrong on my previous post.  Wheaton plays Keene on Friday, sorry about that.  Anyone know of any other qualifiers besides ST Joes, and Wheaton.  When is the MASCAC and NESCAC Tournies?  Are they the same time as the LEC?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on April 30, 2008, 09:41:07 am
Will RIC throw thier aces this weekend against Keene?  I was tryin to do the math and baring some major upsets to Southern Maine and or Eastern they are going to be in the 3-4 game in the first round no matter what.  Even if they win both and stay at 4 loses, or lose both and go to 6 loses in conferance they are still in that 3-4 game.  Would it be wise of RIC who has really no shot of hosting the tourny, to save thier 1 and 2 pitchers for the following wednesday at the start of the LEC tourny.  Instead of burning them out and maybe them not being ready when RIC needs them the most come tourny time?  And if they dont throw thier 1 and 2, does Keene set up thier pitching so that thier 1 and 2 throw thursday against ST Joes, and Friday against Wheaton?  THen save say Somberg and Laplante, or Riley for Sat and hope you outslug RIC.  Lot of differant ideas to think about heading into sat's DH. 

Im not a college coach nor do i pretend to be one, but i feel that Keene winning both on sat is of more importance than thursday, fridays games.  Hosting the tourny in Keene means your players in thier own beds, in thier own souroundings.  Plus that number 1 seed where you will get either Western or Boston.  I think that Boston has the tie breaker, and that means as the 1 you would get western and avoid Conway in Round 1.  Should be a great tourny, good luck to all teams ( i say that but i really mean i hope that Keene wins)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on April 30, 2008, 12:43:10 pm
LEC Standings -That Matter
                                         In Conf Games Remaining
KSC                       10-2              2 vs RIC
USM                        9-3              2 vs Worst Conn
TEE                         9-3              2 vs PlyWood St
RIC                         8-4              2 vs KSC

Some possibilities:

Let us assume that the Muskies and TEE sweep their games; 3 things can happen in the KSC v RIC series                         
                               #1   A sweep by KSC
                               #2   A Sweep by RIC
                               #3   A Split
 
#1 Leaves no doubt about hosting issues - KSC would host; bring your swim trunks (more later)

#2 Hosting comes to a tie breaker between TEE and USM. They split their series, so tiebreakers applies:
          HOFEd and Coach HolyWater would have to fight in a weiner take all match over a clipboard and a box of Kenny Rodgers' chicken wings (Spicy) in the back seat of a UMESS Beacons' mini-bus at the LEC HQ Parking Lot at High Noon. Winner hosts LEC Tourney; but that idea was nixed by the Be Loud Be Proud WatchDog Committee of the LEC as being too violent. Thus the competition will involve a kick-off where both coaches will attempt to punt a clipboard the farthest distance. Style points do apply. A panel of Roger Clemens, Mindy McCready and Debbie Clemens have been selected as the guest judging panel.

# 3 Leaves KSC/TEE/USM all tied. The 3 teams all spilt so we move to another tie breaker. This one will be held in the Swamp @ KSC. The field will be flooded, as usual, each coach will be given scuba gear and the first to find a dry spot in right field will host the LEC. (Hint: Since there are no dry spots in right field no one wins and RIC gets to host by default.)  :D

Word

Word,

you have done it again!!!  Absolutely hilarious, Will we see you on the Comedy Channel??

Well well done.  Makes this message board a pleasure to read
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on April 30, 2008, 02:38:06 pm
Im almost postive UMB has the tiebreaker but in the standings they are still behind western i think that is because of the records overall but pretty sure if the season ended today that it would be UMB as the #5 seed due to there sweep over western amd western as the #6 seed..... Correct me if I am wrong.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on April 30, 2008, 06:17:12 pm
Will RIC throw thier aces this weekend against Keene?  I was tryin to do the math and baring some major upsets to Southern Maine and or Eastern they are going to be in the 3-4 game in the first round no matter what.  Even if they win both and stay at 4 loses, or lose both and go to 6 loses in conferance they are still in that 3-4 game.  Would it be wise of RIC who has really no shot of hosting the tourny, to save thier 1 and 2 pitchers for the following wednesday at the start of the LEC tourny.  Instead of burning them out and maybe them not being ready when RIC needs them the most come tourny time?  And if they dont throw thier 1 and 2, does Keene set up thier pitching so that thier 1 and 2 throw thursday against ST Joes, and Friday against Wheaton?  THen save say Somberg and Laplante, or Riley for Sat and hope you outslug RIC.  Lot of differant ideas to think about heading into sat's DH. 

Im not a college coach nor do i pretend to be one, but i feel that Keene winning both on sat is of more importance than thursday, fridays games.  Hosting the tourny in Keene means your players in thier own beds, in thier own souroundings.  Plus that number 1 seed where you will get either Western or Boston.  I think that Boston has the tie breaker, and that means as the 1 you would get western and avoid Conway in Round 1.  Should be a great tourny, good luck to all teams ( i say that but i really mean i hope that Keene wins)
Three years ago KSC attempted to sweep four games on the last weekend and went into the tourney with their pitching wasted. The games thurs and fri really dont mean much other than pride. Winning the tourney is more important than winning the regular season. My guess is Morin or Maybe will pitch on Saturday, and the other friday.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on April 30, 2008, 08:36:59 pm
RIC improves to 24-11 (8-4 LEC) after beating Babson 6-2 today.

Should be an interesting weekend of LEC action, lots of possibilities out there. Good luck all and can't wait for the tourney to begin.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on April 30, 2008, 09:11:03 pm
USM beat St Joe's 6-4 tonight to improve to 26-10(9-3 in the LEC)...Next game Tomorrow vs Babson...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Bill Gorman on April 30, 2008, 09:12:23 pm
Question for the Keene State Faithful--how has Aaron Laplante been this year.  Obviously I know he's 5-0 with a 2.75, but since I haven't followed much, I wasn't sure where he was in the rotation, etc.  He pitched two years for us (Wentworth) and was 6-1 last year, including a win in a tournament elimination game.  He's a pretty good pitcher and a good kid, so anyone who has followed them a lot more closely and has some insight into how he's been this year would be appreciated.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 01, 2008, 09:33:26 am
Bill, Laplante has had a real big impact on the owls this year.  He has been a great mid-week pitcher for the Owls.  Im not sure how familiar you are with the little east but, the conferance games are dh on the weekend and traditionally your best 2 guys go then, however, you need great 3,4,5 guys during the tough mid week games that Keene has played.  He consantly this year has gone out and got hte job done for the owls this year during those imporant mid-week games.  I will say that he has had great offense suppourt but everytime that he has gone out to the mound he has taken the ball into at least the 6th or 7th. Hes been a great addition to the rotation, and will compete with Somberg and Riley for a weekend ace spot next year. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Bill Gorman on May 01, 2008, 10:19:59 am
Bill, Laplante has had a real big impact on the owls this year.  He has been a great mid-week pitcher for the Owls.  Im not sure how familiar you are with the little east but, the conferance games are dh on the weekend and traditionally your best 2 guys go then, however, you need great 3,4,5 guys during the tough mid week games that Keene has played.  He consantly this year has gone out and got hte job done for the owls this year during those imporant mid-week games.  I will say that he has had great offense suppourt but everytime that he has gone out to the mound he has taken the ball into at least the 6th or 7th. Hes been a great addition to the rotation, and will compete with Somberg and Riley for a weekend ace spot next year. 
Thanks.  I am familiar with the league, but wasn't sure on the way the schedule was structured.  Good for him.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 01, 2008, 10:40:38 am
Question for the Keene State Faithful--how has Aaron Laplante been this year.  Obviously I know he's 5-0 with a 2.75, but since I haven't followed much, I wasn't sure where he was in the rotation, etc.  He pitched two years for us (Wentworth) and was 6-1 last year, including a win in a tournament elimination game.  He's a pretty good pitcher and a good kid, so anyone who has followed them a lot more closely and has some insight into how he's been this year would be appreciated.

Aaron is a mid-week pitcher for KSC. His starts have been against some, shall we say, weaker teams (Marian; Albert MayTag, Fitchburger St; PlyWood State; and Westfield State); also he ahs had tremendous run support in his starts. Having not faced the cream of NE teams it is hard to say how he would fare. I like the fact he has a decent walk/innings ratio. He will be tested in the coming days and weeks given St. Joe's, Wheaton and a double dip with the Quahogs of RI; then comes the LEC Tourney and possibly the NC2As.

Check back on his stats in 2 weks for a better verdict.

Player          ERA   W-L   APP  GS  CG SHO/CBO SV    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  2B  3B  HR   AB B/Avg   WP HBP  BK  SFA SHA

A. Laplante.2.75   5-0     8      7   0     0/1          0  36.0  35  19  11   8  18   5   1   1     145  .241    1   3   0    0   0

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 01, 2008, 06:52:09 pm
USM beat Babson 18-9 today to improve to 27-10(9-3 in the LEC)...Next game Sat vs West Conn(DH)...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 01, 2008, 08:22:44 pm
The Monks of St. Joe's defeated Keene State 5-4 in 10 innings.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 01, 2008, 09:23:22 pm
ECSU over Wheaton 2-1  Fontaine with the win Wojick the save
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 02, 2008, 08:13:53 am
Eye-See where the SwampRats are headed back North to visit the Padres of St. Joe's. Coach Will has the boys in the NC2As again.

Coach HowedoIGettheAdmin2UpgradeRfield has the Boggers on the precipice of an Outright LEC Title.

No Furbush this time and although Standish is a beautiful field, it is a real tough place to play.

Word is predicting  :P uh  :-\ this is a tough one, but its the Padres by a nose.

Monks squeeze by KSC 5-4 in extra innings.

Wheaton will down KSC tonight in a tight match pulling away in the end.  :(
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on May 03, 2008, 10:14:19 am
KSC and RIC postponed today, it's going to be tough to get it in this weekend. What happens now?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 03, 2008, 10:43:33 am
KSC and RIC postponed today, it's going to be tough to get it in this weekend. What happens now?
I believe they will play it when they can as long as it has impact on hosting or seeding, even if it is Tuesday. Bad or KSC and RIC. It has been raining here in Keene all night, not very heavy but steady. Maybe they will get lucky and play tomorrow.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 03, 2008, 11:38:49 am
KSC and RIC postponed today, it's going to be tough to get it in this weekend. What happens now?

Keene State vs Rhode Island has been moved to Franklin Pierce Pappas Field 4pm Sunday. This field is turf and has lights. A great venue for baseball.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 03, 2008, 02:45:50 pm
Eastern Conn  beat PSU in Game 1 at PSU  4-2

Western 9
USM       8

bot  6th
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 03, 2008, 02:51:14 pm
USM - Westerrn  game LIVE at www.usm.maine.edu/athletics
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 03, 2008, 03:25:15 pm
Western CT - 9
Southern Maine - 9

Bottom of the 8th
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 03, 2008, 04:00:05 pm
WSU   10-17-1
USM   12-17-2

LEFT ON BASE:  USM-11   WSC-17

WP -  Nick Hahn (3-0)
LP -   Brian Scribner  (2-5)

Time of Game:  3:44
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 03, 2008, 04:03:43 pm
WSU   10-17-1
USM   12-17-2

LEFT ON BASE:  USM-11   WSC-17

WP -  Nick Hahn (3-0)
LP -   Brian Scribner  (2-5)

Time of Game:  3:44

Records:  USM  28-10 (10-3)  WSU  17-22  (4-9)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 03, 2008, 05:00:51 pm
log onto www.usm.maine.edu/athletics

click on the webcasting link and follow the instructions
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 03, 2008, 05:08:02 pm
log onto www.usm.maine.edu/athletics

click on the webcasting link and follow the instructions

Go to westconn site and click on:

www.usm.maine.edu/~jkessler/athletics/1/1.html
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 03, 2008, 05:13:02 pm
looking for the econn-psu score of the 2nd game
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 03, 2008, 05:35:58 pm
looking for the econn-psu score of the 2nd game


ECSU 7 Plymouth St 0
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 03, 2008, 05:48:00 pm
WCU  - 3
USM  -  2

bot 4th - 1 out
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 03, 2008, 06:03:01 pm
WCU  - 3
USM  -  5

Middle of the 5th
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 03, 2008, 06:36:56 pm

WCU  - 5
USM  -  5

Top of the 7th
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 03, 2008, 07:16:57 pm
Does anyone really know how the tie breaker works?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 03, 2008, 08:08:05 pm
We now know the 6 teams that will be in the tourney this week in terms of the venue not a clu but with psu losing both to econn today UMB and Western Conn are in. UMB will play there games monday at noon @UMD niether one of there aces will go Im sure with the tourney so close you save them for the new season were anything can hapen boys best time of the year.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 03, 2008, 08:16:52 pm
Does anyone really know how the tie breaker works?

I do...I know that USM cannot host...If Keene Sweeps RIC, then Keene is the  Host...If it's a split than ECSU is the  Host...This info is from the SID @ USM, so I am pretty sure it is right...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 03, 2008, 08:19:23 pm
USM beat West Conn today 12-10 and 9-5 to improve to 29-10(11-3 in the LEC)...Next game: Wed most likley against RIC in the LEC Tourney...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 04, 2008, 08:31:20 am
Up at Plymouth yesterday, nice job by the field crew getting the field ready for those games. Cold and damp was condition of the day. Can't imagine what its going to be like at 4pm today at Franklin Pierce for Keene St. and RIC.  Anybody have any idea what happens if they can't get these games in before the start of the LEC Tourney and more importantly who would host?

EConn's pitching is lining up strong. Jags and Espo were strong yesterday. Gilblair was back and hit a bomb. Could be an interesting day. Anyone know if the KSC and RIC games will be in the web?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 04, 2008, 09:29:15 am
Welcome ecfaninri!  :)

Bring your friends!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 04, 2008, 02:08:01 pm
  Anybody have any idea what happens if they can't get these games in before the start of the LEC Tourney and more importantly who would host?

. Anyone know if the KSC and RIC games will be in the web?


They pretty much have to get them in if Keene wants to host...Good 2nd question any answer???, and I have one also: are the LEC games going to be on the web????
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 04, 2008, 02:46:31 pm
I think that if they are at EConn they will be.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 04, 2008, 03:00:27 pm
The better question is if Keene wants to host the tourney they are probally going to have to throw there 2 weekend guys because RIC will take advantage of there weekday pitchers cause of the way they hit but then that leaves them completly screwed for the tourney If im them i let the home field go and save the pitching for the tourney but then if they get swept they fall all the way down into that 3 vs. 4 game because USM would take 2nd place. Very excited to see wat happens today and how keene plays it and if they finish 2nd there going to have to see UMB who will not be throwing either one of there aces vs.UMD so they will be the only team with both there aces on full rest and then some. Im rooting for RIC today nothing personal keenes field is a joke if it drizzles were in a swamp.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 04, 2008, 04:21:03 pm
KSC vs RIC LIVE

The guy broadcasting (Gino) does a great job.

Anyway bottom of the first 3-0 Owls still hackin'.

http://www.teamline.cc/free_listen?teamcode=2737&eventcode=5&status=PFU

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 04, 2008, 04:38:50 pm
4-0 keene top fourth morin has 4 k's through 4
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 04, 2008, 05:03:56 pm
RIC is changing pitchers 6-2 keene right now
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 04, 2008, 05:21:01 pm
Darrak goes big fly 8 to 2 keene bottom of five
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 04, 2008, 05:32:06 pm
8-3 keene bottom of the sixth
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 04, 2008, 05:50:28 pm
fords lead off hr (10th of the year) makes it 9 to 3 morin pitched the 7th, and has been pitching very well.  Be interesting if coach howe lets him keep going if saves his arm for later of the week
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 04, 2008, 05:59:28 pm
Keene brings in delbuno for in the 8th and gives up lead off hr 9-4 keene
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: EasternCtFan on May 04, 2008, 06:04:53 pm
kscfan,

any idea who the game 2 starters will be?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 04, 2008, 06:16:20 pm
Mabey for KSC

?? for RIC
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 04, 2008, 07:42:43 pm
KSC 8
RIC 0

4th inning
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: EasternCtFan on May 04, 2008, 07:56:45 pm
Never would have thought it would be 8-0 this quick, im surprised the way Mabey is pitching. Assuming keene holds on what will be the game times Wed and Thurs and if Keene is unable to host because of field conditions what will happen?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 04, 2008, 08:23:18 pm
Never would have thought it would be 8-0 this quick, im surprised the way Mabey is pitching. Assuming keene holds on what will be the game times Wed and Thurs and if Keene is unable to host because of field conditions what will happen?

18-0 KSC in the 5th.

Beau Darak has 3 homers today; 2 in the 5th inning of the second game alone. That gives him the team lead with 11.

Keene's field will be playable by Wednesday, provided it does not rain hard this week. They could also use Alumni Field in Keene which has lights, but is a bandbox; ther option is FPC's field which they are currently using.

Dear LEC Teams and Fans Welcome to Keene, I hope you enjoy your stay. Need some hotel or eating suggestions? email me aside from this page and I will be glad to help.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 04, 2008, 09:17:59 pm
Great play by play by the KSC announcer.

Congtratulations to KSC for winning the regular season

LET THE TOURNEY BEGIN!!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 04, 2008, 09:34:17 pm
Keene State looked awfully strong today. Morin and Maybe were on pitch counts today to save them for the tournament. Field play was great, and the boys were seein' and hittin'. Darak started slowly and was actually taken out for hitting poorly. Two HR in one inning. Tournament ply come down to winning every pitch, every out every inning. I think the boys are ready. Go OWLS.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Radioguyfan on May 04, 2008, 09:52:27 pm
Will be interesting--Keene to host, nice town horrible field. EConn pitching vs. USM offense vs. Keene pitching (not as good as Eastern) hitting (not as good as USM) and poor fielding vs. RIC (darkhorse) with their #1 pitching vs. Boston--very tough with their #1 on the mound--cant hit but can shut your offense down.
I have broadcast for a couple different leagues but this confere
 is hands down the toughest--these teams are like dogs that have been kicked  >:( >:(
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: EasternCtFan on May 04, 2008, 10:22:27 pm
Let me get this correct.........

UMB vs. Eastern
Western vs. Keene
RIC vs. USM

I would say Fontaine, Conway, Thiabault will be the starters, what about the rest?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 04, 2008, 11:42:16 pm
According to the standings it looks like USM is the #2 seed therefore it will be this

KSC VS. WCONN
USM VS. UMB
ECONN VS. RIC
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 04, 2008, 11:48:05 pm
But anyway its going to be a great tourney going to be good Keenes starting pitching just threw there 2 aces and they will have to be ready by thursday which is only 4 days rest.
And of course they can hit but once the tourney comes around pitching rules the game. UMB wil have both its aces on a week and a half rest so they will be ready to go. They play UMD tommorow in games that mean nothing they cant improve there seed so no need to throw them.

More on the beacons i think they will be confidente going into this tourney no matter who they draw on day one. Cause there ace will be on the hill and Southern maine hasnt seen Conway in a few years. And they have never faced Andriano. If they draw ECONN they have to like there odds to because both pitchers held the Warriors at bay. Look for this team to make a run at it boys. Say wat u want they got as good a chance is any team in this if they hit.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: EasternCtFan on May 05, 2008, 12:14:08 am
I believe Eastern is the 2 seed based on sweeping RIC and USM having split with them. But maybe facing RIC would be a better thing having not to face Conway. If we play UMB I expect a low scoring game considering the pitching and UMB lack of offense.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 05, 2008, 08:29:28 am
This is posted on the LEC Web Site

2008 Little East Conference Baseball Championship Tournament

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

GAME 1: No. 6 Western Connecticut at No. 1 Keene State College, 9 a.m.

GAME 2: No. 5 UMass Boston vs. No. 2 Eastern Connecticut State University, 12 p.m.

GAME 3: No. 4 Rhode Island College vs. No. 3 University of Southern Maine, 3 p.m.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 05, 2008, 09:39:09 am
Couple of things boys... first good to see Keene host the tournament.  The official theme song for the LEC tourny this year will be Lynard Skynars Swamp Music.  Going into day one i think that Keene will throw Laplante or Somberg.  You might not see Maybe or Morin till friday or thursday late.  Morin has pitched on three days rest before and is good at it.  You might see Maybe first cause that game was such a blow out that they where really able to limit him. 

Tournament predictions:
Keene over Westconn day 1
Eastern over UMB, I think that Conway might keep them at bay but the middle relief is just god awful terrible for UMB, and the Emperor is smart and will have a lot of Eastern hitters work counts and get Conway out in the sixth of seventh and go to work on the bullpen
Southern Maine over RIC, I know i picked no upsets, but i think that USM offense is to good and will scratch out enough against RIC who looked not that good yesterday against keene.

For the tournament? Keene over USM in the finals.  6-4 in game 1. Tournament MVP Chavalier.  USM gets the at large and the two little east foes battle again in the regionals, oh by the way the NE regional is stacked with very good teams this year

Anyone want to throw out Pitcher/Player/Coach of the year? and some early tourny predictions.  An interesting matchup for the tournament is if USM and Eastern meet head to head in round 2.  THat might be an at large bid game, with the winner taking that.  A lot of people including myself have been sleeping on USM in the at large picture and i was trying to compare resumes with Eastern's and i think that they are pretty even, so that game could impact a comitee decesion.

Keene's field will be fine and ready to go.  I am pretty sure that the games will be webcasted for the radio with GIno the guy that did it yesterday doing the radio, you might also see video feed, Keene has been doing that for its home games but im not sure how the tourny is going to shape up with that.  The video is nice, but usually college kids do the play by play so it depends on quality of announcing. 

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 05, 2008, 12:59:36 pm
Couple of things boys... first good to see Keene host the tournament.  The official theme song for the LEC tourny this year will be Lynard Skynars Swamp Music.  Going into day one i think that Keene will throw Laplante or Somberg.  You might not see Maybe or Morin till friday or thursday late.  Morin has pitched on three days rest before and is good at it.  You might see Maybe first cause that game was such a blow out that they where really able to limit him. 

Tournament predictions:
Keene over Westconn day 1
Eastern over UMB, I think that Conway might keep them at bay but the middle relief is just god awful terrible for UMB, and the Emperor is smart and will have a lot of Eastern hitters work counts and get Conway out in the sixth of seventh and go to work on the bullpen
Southern Maine over RIC, I know i picked no upsets, but i think that USM offense is to good and will scratch out enough against RIC who looked not that good yesterday against keene.

For the tournament? Keene over USM in the finals.  6-4 in game 1. Tournament MVP Chavalier.  USM gets the at large and the two little east foes battle again in the regionals, oh by the way the NE regional is stacked with very good teams this year

Anyone want to throw out Pitcher/Player/Coach of the year? and some early tourny predictions.  An interesting matchup for the tournament is if USM and Eastern meet head to head in round 2.  THat might be an at large bid game, with the winner taking that.  A lot of people including myself have been sleeping on USM in the at large picture and i was trying to compare resumes with Eastern's and i think that they are pretty even, so that game could impact a comitee decesion.

Keene's field will be fine and ready to go.  I am pretty sure that the games will be webcasted for the radio with GIno the guy that did it yesterday doing the radio, you might also see video feed, Keene has been doing that for its home games but im not sure how the tourny is going to shape up with that.  The video is nice, but usually college kids do the play by play so it depends on quality of announcing. 




I also agree that it will come down to that 2nd round game between Eastern and USM...I still think USM has a decent shot, they are getting a couple of pitchers back in Burleson(pitched last year but didn't this year) and also Henry has been resting his arm for the Tourney...So USM will have a 1, 2 3, 4 punch of Herny, Schmidt, Burleson(on a pitch count) and Ross: not bad if you ask me...I am also confident they can hit any pitcher, that any LEC teams throws at them...I think USM will upend Keen in the Championship game  9-5...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 05, 2008, 01:01:49 pm
When it comes down to it, will somebody please post a link to any Radio or Video of the tourney...Thanks in advance....
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 05, 2008, 04:33:06 pm
When it comes down to it, will somebody please post a link to any Radio or Video of the tourney...Thanks in advance....

Go to Keene Athletics, basball, schedule/results and you will see at bottom May 7th Keene vs WestConn LIVE STATS.  click on that.   
I believe, this will give you the audio play by play by Gino ( who is excellent by the way) and the visual of the team lineups and the written play by play.  Actually yesterday vs RIC the visual was about 15-30 sec  ahead of the audio, in other words the visual on the actual play would come up and 15-30 secs BEFORE the KSC announcer would announce the play.

http://www.keeneowls.com/sports/bsb/2007-08/schedule

Anyone have an update on if NCAA NE Regional ,(I think usually sponsered by ECAC), will have live video feed from Harwich MA like last year.  That was tremendous
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 05, 2008, 05:14:51 pm
When it comes down to it, will somebody please post a link to any Radio or Video of the tourney...Thanks in advance....

Go to Keene Athletics, basball, schedule/results and you will see at bottom May 7th Keene vs WestConn LIVE STATS.  click on that.   
I believe, this will give you the audio play by play by Gino ( who is excellent by the way) and the visual of the team lineups and the written play by play.  Actually yesterday vs RIC the visual was about 15-30 sec  ahead of the audio, in other words the visual on the actual play would come up and 15-30 secs BEFORE the KSC announcer would announce the play.

http://www.keeneowls.com/sports/bsb/2007-08/schedule

Anyone have an update on if NCAA NE Regional ,(I think usually sponsered by ECAC), will have live video feed from Harwich MA like last year.  That was tremendous


Thank you...And I heard that the Regionals will be on d3cast again(about 75 percent sure of this)....
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 05, 2008, 06:08:31 pm
hockeyfan.... 
As you know, never look beyond 1st round opponents. Sometimes saving pitching can end up being embarassing when what looks like a "W" - and somehow you end up in the loser's bracket going through bullpens.  But EConn's pitching rotation lately has been getting deep into games. RIC did save some pitching to get through to the tourney. They weren't going to host. So why kill themselves and their chances to help out Eastern. Keene still has depth, but using Morin and Mabey could prove costly in the 2nd round as well. UMB - Conway, Michael, and Adriano could give fits as well.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 05, 2008, 06:22:12 pm
This is starting to get exciting. As far as the tourney goes, this is KSC's year. They are peaking at the right time. They beat themselves at USM in that first game and showed their strength in the second. The M&M boys are pitching lights out. If you think they wont be available until late, think again. Don't forget Chevalier. LaPlante and Somborg have been solid, and Ford is usually dependable as a closer. KSC is leading the league in batting, slugging % and on Base%. They are tournament tested losing to Eastern in the if necessary game twice in the LEC and once in the NE regionals. Darak is on a tear, and Ford has been hitting consistently all year. Defensively the only question would be the inexperience in LF(but lf is batting .417 with 43 rbis). They are tied for the lead defensively and have turned 44 dp's.
This is the year of the OWL
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 05, 2008, 06:50:34 pm
Hey Kscer.....
I love the enthusiasm. But I don't think anyone is just going to lie down for the owls. The LEC is a battle tested league. We can all look at some of these other flawed conferences getting automatic bids would be on the outside looking in if they were in the LEC. It wouldn't surprise me if the LEC 2nd team gets shipped to the NY region for an at-large berth.

Last year - Eastern was 14-0 in league play and were pushed to the "if" game by the owls. Throw the league records out the window. Wednesday the fun begins. Too bad there are no lights. Hopefully it won't come into play.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 05, 2008, 08:53:55 pm
ecfaninri,
Great teams achieve their status through their results. This KSC team has the potential for being great. Of course they have to prove it through winning, which imho they are capable of doing. They don't need another team to play poorly, they just have to play up to their own ability level.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 05, 2008, 09:43:06 pm
hockeyfan.... 
As you know, never look beyond 1st round opponents. Sometimes saving pitching can end up being embarassing when what looks like a "W" - and somehow you end up in the loser's bracket going through bullpens.  But EConn's pitching rotation lately has been getting deep into games. RIC did save some pitching to get through to the tourney. They weren't going to host. So why kill themselves and their chances to help out Eastern. Keene still has depth, but using Morin and Mabey could prove costly in the 2nd round as well. UMB - Conway, Michael, and Adriano could give fits as well.


I wasn't looking past the first round opponent: I was just saying for the AT LARGE BID, I am pretty sure the winner of that game will get it...If they lose in the first round IMO theywon't get in: unless they win it all from the losers bracket...I think pretty  much every team saved pitching for the tourney...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TheGNAC on May 05, 2008, 11:31:08 pm
I think you have a point hockeyfan77, but I also think Eastern and Keene both have a better resume and case for the at-large. The fact they play in such a difficult conference both helps and hurts them, and I really don't see the committee giving two at-large bids to one conference, especially if there are only two Pool C bids going to New England.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 06, 2008, 02:17:12 am
I think you have a point hockeyfan77, but I also think Eastern and Keene both have a better resume and case for the at-large. The fact they play in such a difficult conference both helps and hurts them, and I really don't see the committee giving two at-large bids to one conference, especially if there are only two Pool C bids going to New England.

Well it dosen't matter really: what they have to focus on is winning the Tourney...Then there would be no debate..:)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 06, 2008, 10:04:14 am
Anyone got any inside info on day 1 starters for the tourny?  Jcon will we see Conway on Wed? and Adriano possibly on thursday.  For the same matter, ECSU crew will we see the Gilblair at all in this tourny? and whos the inside track for wed? Esposito? or Jimmy i cant pronounce your last name?  I still dont know about Keene, my guess would be Somberg, or Laplante for wed.  Great series of games coming up, im starting to feel a little under the weather for thursday or friday, and i hear the best mediciine is some fresh air!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 06, 2008, 10:19:40 am
Yes conway will be throwing vs ECONN on day one of the tourney and Andriano will be throwing on the second day i believe i really like this team right now they got both there aces on over a weeks rest they can very easily jump right out of the gate and win the first two. That was there problem the last 2 yers they needed to rest conway in the first game because he was on 3 or 4 days rest and they tried to steal the 1st game which they were unsuccesful doing. I really like them with Conway in game 1 then andriano in game 2. WHOLE NEW SEASON BOYS ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.

DAY 1 PREDICTIONS

KSC OVER WCONN (Lot closer then ppl think i bet)
UMB OVER ECONN (There aces possible final start in college if you dnt get a win thats gotta get you jaked up)
USM OVER RIC (RIC has been scuffling no reason to think its going to stop with a hot USM team comin in)

If the becons hit they are going to be scary cause they got Conway Andriano and Michaels who pitched very well vs USM. There pitching is going to carry them but they need a few runs for that to happen.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TEEFAN on May 06, 2008, 11:58:35 am
Yes conway will be throwing vs ECONN on day one of the tourney and Andriano will be throwing on the second day i believe i really like this team right now they got both there aces on over a weeks rest they can very easily jump right out of the gate and win the first two. That was there problem the last 2 yers they needed to rest conway in the first game because he was on 3 or 4 days rest and they tried to steal the 1st game which they were unsuccesful doing. I really like them with Conway in game 1 then andriano in game 2. WHOLE NEW SEASON BOYS ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.

DAY 1 PREDICTIONS

KSC OVER WCONN (Lot closer then ppl think i bet)
UMB OVER ECONN (There aces possible final start in college if you dnt get a win thats gotta get you jaked up)
USM OVER RIC (RIC has been scuffling no reason to think its going to stop with a hot USM team comin in)

If the becons hit they are going to be scary cause they got Conway Andriano and Michaels who pitched very well vs USM. There pitching is going to carry them but they need a few runs for that to happen.

Jcon, I respect you're prediction, but i disagree. I feel that Eastern will come out on top. ECSU will be throwing Fontaine, who has been one of their best pitchers down the stretch (including 17 K's vs WCONN, a gem vs Wheaton, and was awarded LEC pitcher of the week twice). Also, the last time Conway faced ECSU, Dewing, Gilblair, or Bass were not in the lineup. Bass became a full-time starter a few games after the UMB game and is batting 370 with 5 homeruns and 23 RBI. Gilblair and Dewing have been ECSU's most consistant hitters throughout the season and should give Conway trouble hitting in the 4 and 5 spot behind Castillo.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 06, 2008, 12:26:40 pm
Conway hs always pitched very well vs ECONN i dont see why it will be any diffrent come tommorow no mater who is in the lineup Im saying that i think that if UMB can put up about 4 runs they win this ballgame with conway on the mound. I mean lets look Gilbliar is still a little bit banged up and The other two problly have never seen a pitcher with the stuff that Conway has. But thats why they play the games boys going to be a great tourney this year.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 06, 2008, 12:57:57 pm
Anyone got any inside info on day 1 starters for the tourny?  Jcon will we see Conway on Wed? and Adriano possibly on thursday.  For the same matter, ECSU crew will we see the Gilblair at all in this tourny? and whos the inside track for wed? Esposito? or Jimmy i cant pronounce your last name?  I still dont know about Keene, my guess would be Somberg, or Laplante for wed.  Great series of games coming up, im starting to feel a little under the weather for thursday or friday, and i hear the best mediciine is some fresh air!

USM will probably go with Schmidt, Herny, Ross and if anyone struggles Bureleson....
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on May 06, 2008, 02:36:52 pm
RIC will be throwing Thibeau and Grogan or Levesque if need be, should be a great tourny. Goodluck too all.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 06, 2008, 03:51:52 pm
Jcon,
If Econn does go with Fontaine vs Conway, it probably will be a classic pitchers duel. Coach H will hope Fontaine can continue to throw like he has against Wheaton, RIC, Roger Williams, and Montclair. His ERA is below 4 and with the defensive changes Econn has made UMB is going to be hard pressed to score runs. Econn's pitchers have been good with probably fewest walks in the league. But if they go with Espo or Jags it will be more of the same - long outings and plenty of K's.   I don't know why all of a sudden people have forgotten Jags ( 8-2) second in the conference in K's and 1st in innings pitched. Espo has pitched well all year except for the one outing vs. Trinity. He has rebounded well. Kukucka is well rested and Montinari and Wojick have held up the back end.

Don't forget Parke and his ability to get on base. Dalton has moved into the #2 spot in the lineup and has performed exceptionally. Yes, Gilblair may be banged up, but he still hammered a bomb off Jones (Plymouth) on Saturday. Hobbes has been on a tear. Castillo continues to hit the ball hard makes things happen on the bases. Defense has improved since Parke has moved to SS and Castillo to 3B. Bass and Shult - 2 freshman have moved into the starting lineup and have been steady. Magliola,  the catcher, has come in behind Cooney, and handled the pitchers well. Bolorin and Dewing gives Coach H more stability to work with.  Offensively, this team wears down pitching. They get on base, they hit and run, they steal, they cause havoc, and most importantly have won 7 straight and 15 of 17 and   18 of 20 since their 3-2 loss at the hands of UMB. 

Their three losses in LEC play were by scores of 3-2 to UMB, 4-2 to USM, and 4-3 to KSC. In each of those losses they held those teams to only 2 total runs after the 6th inning.  In the last 20 games the offense has only failed score more than 4 runs four times.

Good luck to all teams it should be a fun few days.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 06, 2008, 04:31:23 pm
Welcome to the LEC Tourney in wonderful Keene New Hampsha.

Word is predicting the following for Wednesday's Games

Colonels of Worst Conn get demoted to the losers bracket but they give Francis Marion and the Swampies a game; in the end Swampies prevail 8-7 in 10 innings

On this day Word prefers TEE over Chowda; TEE prevails 7-2

Word casts his final vote for the Muskies as they grind-up the Quahogs of RI --> 13-6

A little history lesson in the predictions, anyone catch them? :-\ ???

Word ;D


Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 06, 2008, 06:15:57 pm
Hey TEEFAN...
Good to see someone else who has seen a lot of the warriors this year give them some credit. But I guess many people just get tired of the being good year after year. Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 06, 2008, 06:39:50 pm
Anyone got any inside info on day 1 starters for the tourny?  Jcon will we see Conway on Wed? and Adriano possibly on thursday.  For the same matter, ECSU crew will we see the Gilblair at all in this tourny? and whos the inside track for wed? Esposito? or Jimmy i cant pronounce your last name?  I still dont know about Keene, my guess would be Somberg, or Laplante for wed.  Great series of games coming up, im starting to feel a little under the weather for thursday or friday, and i hear the best mediciine is some fresh air!
My guess is Somberg will pitch Wednesday because he has tourney experience, and then unless there is an upset, LaPlante on Thursday.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TheGNAC on May 06, 2008, 09:39:23 pm
I'm going to go with the front-runners here, crazy I know. I'm predicting a KSC-ECSU final, with Keene prevailing in the championship, 4-3. Southern Maine can hit with anyone, but I've seen them play a few times this year, and I'm not impressed at all with their pitching. I think Keene's combination of offense and pitching should allow them to win the LEC. ECSU is always there in the end, and this year is no different, however I just don't think they have the pitching to beat Keene (unless Gilblair pitches, then all bets are off). I don't think it will matter much once those teams reach the championship though, as I think whoever loses is a lock for the first Pool C bid given to New England.

Should be an excellent tournament, and I'm going to rely on you guys to keep us updated here. This is the best thread on the boards, so I'm sure you guys won't disappoint.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 06, 2008, 11:24:29 pm
GNAC  - everyone at EConn would agree their chances would be better if Gilblair was able to throw in the tourney. Fact is their pitching has filled the void throughout the season. Shawn's only win came in March against Stevens. But his experience has helped out the young pitchers and in particular - Fontaine. His record is 5-1 and leads the conference in strikeouts. Gilblair has been a positive influence on Esposito who leads the conference in ERA and Jagodzinski with wins.  A healthy Gilblair somewhere throughout the tourney or maybe in the regionals would be a plus.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TEEFAN on May 06, 2008, 11:50:07 pm
Good job, ecfaninri. Another point is that ECSU pitching leads the LEC in ERA, opposing batting average, strikeouts, and is second in saves. If their pitchers can go 6 or 7 innings and get the ball to their bullpen and their solid closer, Chris Wojick (.56 ERA, 6 saves, 31 k's in 32 innings), ECSU can go very far and be very dangerous.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 07, 2008, 09:38:44 am
Tourny underway fellas, Somberg starting for the owls and they are 0-0 in the top of the third.  There is no video or audio and i am a little pissed about it.  Would of been a great oppurtunity to showcase how far Keene has come.  However, if you go to www.keeneowls.com and look on the scores on the right they have a live stats link under the score of the games.  Im on it right now, not bad, but not the radio.  Jetting out of work to catch the USM RIC game today.  Rain in the forecast for friday....

Starting to feel really sick for tommorow as there is a bunch of games i really want to see, might just pitch a cabanna and a grill and a lawn chair next  to the left field line and just watch all day long
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 07, 2008, 09:53:50 am
Doyon singles in chevy bottom of four keene 1-0
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 07, 2008, 10:03:18 am
Can't go wrong with a Ford and a Chevy on the same team. ;)

I don't see any live audio or video feeds from the site either, only this link with live stats. :P

http://livestats.prestosports.com/keene/bsb/baseball.html


Word

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 07, 2008, 10:06:49 am
side note, remember last years tourny at eastern when balls flew out of the park, i dont think that is going to happen this year.  At the swamp the wind blows out to right gail force wind style.  This means balls hammered to left hit that cross wind and die on the track.  Be interesting to see how many hrs compared to last years tourny
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 07, 2008, 10:18:06 am
1-0 going into the bottom of the sixth.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 07, 2008, 10:28:54 am
1-0 bottom of the seventh, wonder how long somberg stays in and if it is still 1-0 who comes in for him.  Keene really needs an insurance run
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 07, 2008, 10:36:23 am
Worst Conn continues to hang around; not good for the Swampies.

As a Coach you have to put in your best to win this game. FM should go with Ford as soon as Sonberg begins to tire. Like right now after he walked the lead-off batter. Even if it means 2 innings of relief for him.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 07, 2008, 10:39:46 am
1 and 3 no out for western top of the 8th owls finding themselves in a bit of hot water
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on May 07, 2008, 10:40:51 am
The games live at this link.

http://www.teamline.cc/free_listen?teamcode=2737&eventcode=5&status=PFU
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 07, 2008, 10:42:57 am
western ties it 1-1 in the top of the 8th on a grounout, keene cant turn two to get out of the inninng
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 07, 2008, 10:45:20 am
top of the order for keene coming up bottom of the 8th, 1-1.  KH staying with Som or is he rolling over to Ford or Chevy.  Im sure Boston and Eastern have thier WC hats on right now, as they get ready to play next
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TheGNAC on May 07, 2008, 10:48:02 am
Wow, really did not expect to see Western and KSC tied going into the bottom of the 8th inning.

That's what happens when you let mediocre teams hang around -- they realize, "hey, it's the 7th inning and we're only down 1, we could actually win this thing."

I wonder what a first-round loss to WestConn would mean for Keene's Pool C chances, especially if they lose to the USM-ECSU loser. Of course I'm getting ahead of myself, and I fully expect them to win this game.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 07, 2008, 10:50:18 am
Here we go, into the 9th tied 1-1.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 07, 2008, 10:51:00 am
Delbuno in to pitch for KSC, Somberg very impressive today to bad the offense decided to go hide for this game
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TheGNAC on May 07, 2008, 10:55:48 am
Guys, I'm getting the video feed fine here, just went to keeneowls.com and it's playing great.

Really surprised to see that Keene doesn't actually play in a swamp. All this talk, and the field actually looks pretty nice.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 07, 2008, 10:56:18 am
hi ho hi ho off to the bottom of the 9th we go score tied 1-1
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 07, 2008, 10:58:59 am
Guys, I'm getting the video feed fine here, just went to keeneowls.com and it's playing great.

Really surprised to see that Keene doesn't actually play in a swamp. All this talk, and the field actually looks pretty nice.

Nice infield, outfield is rough esp right field which is where the swamp thing resides.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TheGNAC on May 07, 2008, 11:01:24 am
Nice play by Armstrong on that bunt. I checked this kids stats, he's a freshman with some pretty nice stats, especially in the LEC. 4-3, 3.26 ERA in 49.2 IP. Only 42 hits allowed, and 42 Ks. Impressive.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 07, 2008, 11:04:10 am
Sweet, video it wasn't working before...
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Post by: wordsmith on May 07, 2008, 11:07:57 am
Wow making a pitching change here? Not sure about that. i'd ride the horse that brung me. at least thru the ninth.
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Post by: TheGNAC on May 07, 2008, 11:08:29 am
Wow making a pitching change here? Not sure about that. i'd ride the horse that brung me. at least thru the ninth.

Agreed, I'd be pretty pissed if I was that kid.
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Post by: TheGNAC on May 07, 2008, 11:09:50 am
To extras we go.
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Post by: wordsmith on May 07, 2008, 11:11:32 am
Welcome to the LEC Tourney in wonderful Keene New Hampsha.

Word is predicting the following for Wednesday's Games

Colonels of Worst Conn get demoted to the losers bracket but they give Francis Marion and the Swampies a game; in the end Swampies prevail 8-7 in 10 innings

On this day Word prefers TEE over Chowda; TEE prevails 7-2

Word casts his final vote for the Muskies as they grind-up the Quahogs of RI --> 13-6

A little history lesson in the predictions, anyone catch them? :-\ ???

Word ;D




Well I missed the score but got the extra innings part right. Now if only I can get the same end result. :P
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Post by: TheGNAC on May 07, 2008, 11:20:08 am
Keene wins 2-1 on a walk-off double from Rousseau.
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Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 07, 2008, 11:24:11 am
Looks like 2 games will be on the radio/video but the USM/RIC game won't be because of Softball >:(
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Post by: ECSUalum on May 07, 2008, 02:52:17 pm
TEE 6-5 over the Chowdas

Conway gave up 2 2 run goffer balls to Smiley and Bolerin, but also had some poor defence behind him.

Fontaine not a sharp as previous starts.

Couple of close games so far
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Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 07, 2008, 04:14:04 pm
After 2 1/2 ...RIC 1 USM 0...
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Post by: Paul Heering on May 07, 2008, 04:19:24 pm
Did somebody say "Live Video Feed"?

Where can I get me one of those?
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Post by: Pat Coleman on May 07, 2008, 04:32:21 pm
just went to keeneowls.com
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Post by: ECSUalum on May 07, 2008, 04:33:30 pm
Did somebody say "Live Video Feed"?

Where can I get me one of those?


Paul, I think they are feeding the Womens Softball game, so just live stats available as far as I know

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Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 07, 2008, 04:41:02 pm
Yeah ,the first two games( West Conn/Keene and East Conn/UMB) were on live video but we only have the live stats for this one...


After 4....USM 2 RIC 1
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Post by: Paul Heering on May 07, 2008, 05:06:15 pm
Yeah ,the first two games( West Conn/Keene and East Conn/UMB) were on live video but we only have the live stats for this one...


After 4....USM 2 RIC 1


Darn 9-5 job (well 9-4 today), I miss all the good stuff
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Post by: Jcon8958 on May 07, 2008, 05:31:17 pm
Ya was a great game today justy couldnt seem to get it done. Conway had a good game was a battle down to the last inning.

Andriano goes tommorow vs WCONN try to get a win and keep the season going.
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Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 07, 2008, 07:31:14 pm
USM beat RIC 6-5 today to improve to 30-10...Next game tomorrow against Eastern...
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Post by: kscer on May 07, 2008, 07:35:15 pm
Burleson came in to shut the door on RIC. He was deadly for one inning.
Who does KSC pitch tomorrow? LaPLante? Chevalier? or maybe Maybe?
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Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 07, 2008, 08:15:45 pm
I would save Maybe for the Winner on the Eastern/USM game: and if one of the other guys get in trouble, I would bring him in...I don't know much about Keene so take that with a grain of salt...It looks like Burleson is now USM's closer: it should help the USM's Bullpen...I am guessing Schmidt goes tomorrow for USM...
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Post by: kscer on May 07, 2008, 08:59:39 pm
If Keene can win tomorrow without using Maybe or Morin and there's no rain delays, they will be in a very strong position. If it were me I would try Laplante and keep Chevy at second and bring him in when needed.
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Post by: wordsmith on May 07, 2008, 09:15:52 pm
Who to pitch???

I pitch my best available pitcher. If Morin is ready throw him. If he is still sore from Sunday go to Mabey. If neither are ready, then and only then, go to a #4 like LaPlante.

I learned a looooong time ago when it comes to pitching in the tournament you must go with your best horses when they are ready. Quahogs cannot be taken lightly.

Game Predictions: Chalk was the word for Wednesday. Thursday the word from Word is more chalk.

9am             Chowdas march the Colonels out of the Tournament in an error-filled game
Noon            Swampies 'dice'  the Quahogs -->big bats from Marion's boys
3pm             The Muskies over TEE in a very tight game

Word
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Post by: ecfaninri on May 07, 2008, 09:18:34 pm
EConn vs UMB game... a good game. Conway was hit for a couple of long balls and almost a third. A couple of fielding plays hurt both Conway and Fontaine, and neither was given the low strike. Good to see Bolorin in the thick of things with a double and HR.  Also Gilblair played some at 1B today. Wojick did a nice job in  relief.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: thelatenighter on May 08, 2008, 01:20:40 am
I agree word, of course you go with who is available, i think that keene knows, southern knows, and the rest know that RIC can hit the ball, and hit it in bunches, and if there was one team(other than keene and southern) that you don't want to get into a shoot out with its RIC.  If keene wins this game its on to the winners bracket final, being where you want to be, at home.
 That being said, the southern/ eastern game might be the most entertaining on the venue, and burleson did pitch lights out, but they can not win another game with him hitting like he did and 2 miscues.  Southern rides on burleson this year, and it will show today.

goodnight
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Post by: santeezy06 on May 08, 2008, 06:36:40 am
I must say the tourny is all of what I expected thus far. The entire field played hard and each game was ridiculously close. I had the privledge of watching RIC and USM what a close game. You really can't count out any of these teams yet though, Goodluck in todays games.
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Post by: ecfaninri on May 08, 2008, 08:15:59 am
santeezy... You're right... 3 tight games ... each with its own drama. WConn and UMB will probably be a knock down drag out event because  each of them gave top seeds it their games fits. Neither team appears to be anxious or ready to call it a season. RIC has the tough task of facing the owls for the 4th time in less than a week. owls will need to score more than 2 runs against the  Anchorman. USM and eConn will entertain the fans again. Latenighter.. welcome aboard.. you're right.. if Burleson is not on base  it will make it a little tougher for southern.  Day #2 of the LEC  ... hope the rain holds up.
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Post by: wordsmith on May 08, 2008, 09:27:48 am
Wanted to give a shout-out to the broadcast team at Keene State. Geno and the crew does an excellent job. Don't ya think? A small measure of the quality people that KSC has in their system and the quality of their programs.

Word


http://www.teamline.cc/free_view?teamcode=2737&eventcode=5&status=PFF
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 08, 2008, 01:13:22 pm
I agree word, of course you go with who is available, i think that keene knows, southern knows, and the rest know that RIC can hit the ball, and hit it in bunches, and if there was one team(other than keene and southern) that you don't want to get into a shoot out with its RIC.  If keene wins this game its on to the winners bracket final, being where you want to be, at home.
 That being said, the southern/ eastern game might be the most entertaining on the venue, and burleson did pitch lights out, but they can not win another game with him hitting like he did and 2 miscues.  Southern rides on burleson this year, and it will show today.

goodnight

Dear thelatenighter,

Welcome to the LEC Board- Best Dang Board in the land.

Not sure if you might have missed my point. My email was in response to KSCers that said KSC should save Morin and Mabey for a later game. My point is, if either is ready they should pitch in this game, period. IMHAO

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 08, 2008, 01:27:11 pm
Question for the Keene State Faithful--how has Aaron Laplante been this year.  Obviously I know he's 5-0 with a 2.75, but since I haven't followed much, I wasn't sure where he was in the rotation, etc.  He pitched two years for us (Wentworth) and was 6-1 last year, including a win in a tournament elimination game.  He's a pretty good pitcher and a good kid, so anyone who has followed them a lot more closely and has some insight into how he's been this year would be appreciated.

Aaron is a mid-week pitcher for KSC. His starts have been against some, shall we say, weaker teams (Marian; Albert MayTag, Fitchburger St; PlyWood State; and Westfield State); also he ahs had tremendous run support in his starts. Having not faced the cream of NE teams it is hard to say how he would fare. I like the fact he has a decent walk/innings ratio. He will be tested in the coming days and weeks given St. Joe's, Wheaton and a double dip with the Quahogs of RI; then comes the LEC Tourney and possibly the NC2As.

Check back on his stats in 2 weeks for a better verdict.

Player          ERA   W-L   APP  GS  CG SHO/CBO SV    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  2B  3B  HR   AB B/Avg   WP HBP  BK  SFA SHA

A. Laplante.2.75   5-0     8      7   0     0/1          0  36.0  35  19  11   8  18   5   1   1     145  .241    1   3   0    0   0

Word


KSC Coach Francis Marion goes with the LaPlante. The skinny on the kid pitching for KSC. He is a local guy from the Keene area. I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best.

Now Mr. Gorman we can better answer your original question.

Word
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Post by: kscer on May 08, 2008, 02:08:45 pm
I agree word, of course you go with who is available, i think that keene knows, southern knows, and the rest know that RIC can hit the ball, and hit it in bunches, and if there was one team(other than keene and southern) that you don't want to get into a shoot out with its RIC.  If keene wins this game its on to the winners bracket final, being where you want to be, at home.
 That being said, the southern/ eastern game might be the most entertaining on the venue, and burleson did pitch lights out, but they can not win another game with him hitting like he did and 2 miscues.  Southern rides on burleson this year, and it will show today.

goodnight

Dear thelatenighter,

Welcome to the LEC Board- Best Dang Board in the land.

Not sure if you might have missed my point. My email was in response to KSCers that said KSC should save Morin and Mabey for a later game. My point is, if either is ready they should pitch in this game, period. IMHAO

Word
Word,
just a minor correction. I did not say KSC should save M&M's.I said"if", "could" and what I would do. Also Morin threw 90 pitches sunday and Maybe was in ice yesterday morning.
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Post by: wordsmith on May 08, 2008, 02:50:15 pm
I agree word, of course you go with who is available, i think that keene knows, southern knows, and the rest know that RIC can hit the ball, and hit it in bunches, and if there was one team(other than keene and southern) that you don't want to get into a shoot out with its RIC.  If keene wins this game its on to the winners bracket final, being where you want to be, at home.
 That being said, the southern/ eastern game might be the most entertaining on the venue, and burleson did pitch lights out, but they can not win another game with him hitting like he did and 2 miscues.  Southern rides on burleson this year, and it will show today.

goodnight

Dear thelatenighter,

Welcome to the LEC Board- Best Dang Board in the land.

Not sure if you might have missed my point. My email was in response to KSCers that said KSC should save Morin and Mabey for a later game. My point is, if either is ready they should pitch in this game, period. IMHAO

Word
Word,
just a minor correction. I did not say KSC should save M&M's.I said"if", "could" and what I would do. Also Morin threw 90 pitches sunday and Maybe was in ice yesterday morning.

OK, sorry  :o

Doesn't seem to matter at this point, Swampies are on a roll, and LaPlante is out of the game with Riley now on the bump.


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Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 08, 2008, 05:15:58 pm
Final...USM 14 ECSU 3....
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 08, 2008, 07:35:13 pm
I agree word, of course you go with who is available, i think that keene knows, southern knows, and the rest know that RIC can hit the ball, and hit it in bunches, and if there was one team(other than keene and southern) that you don't want to get into a shoot out with its RIC.  If keene wins this game its on to the winners bracket final, being where you want to be, at home.
 That being said, the southern/ eastern game might be the most entertaining on the venue, and burleson did pitch lights out, but they can not win another game with him hitting like he did and 2 miscues.  Southern rides on burleson this year, and it will show today.

goodnight

Dear thelatenighter,

Welcome to the LEC Board- Best Dang Board in the land.

Not sure if you might have missed my point. My email was in response to KSCers that said KSC should save Morin and Mabey for a later game. My point is, if either is ready they should pitch in this game, period. IMHAO

Word
Word,
just a minor correction. I did not say KSC should save M&M's.I said"if", "could" and what I would do. Also Morin threw 90 pitches sunday and Maybe was in ice yesterday morning.

OK, sorry  :o

Doesn't seem to matter at this point, Swampies are on a roll, and LaPlante is out of the game with Riley now on the bump.



I guess LaPlante was taken out because he hurt his arm. I( didn't hear how bad or how long. He pitched fairly well after the Home run early. Gotta be concerned about second level pitching for Keene. Riley was ineffective, Sunday Wentworth could not get an out Sunday, Chevy was hit hard today. Ford pitched well.
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Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 08, 2008, 07:40:18 pm
I agree word, of course you go with who is available, i think that keene knows, southern knows, and the rest know that RIC can hit the ball, and hit it in bunches, and if there was one team(other than keene and southern) that you don't want to get into a shoot out with its RIC.  If keene wins this game its on to the winners bracket final, being where you want to be, at home.
 That being said, the southern/ eastern game might be the most entertaining on the venue, and burleson did pitch lights out, but they can not win another game with him hitting like he did and 2 miscues.  Southern rides on burleson this year, and it will show today.

goodnight

Dear thelatenighter,

Welcome to the LEC Board- Best Dang Board in the land.

Not sure if you might have missed my point. My email was in response to KSCers that said KSC should save Morin and Mabey for a later game. My point is, if either is ready they should pitch in this game, period. IMHAO

Word
Word,
just a minor correction. I did not say KSC should save M&M's.I said"if", "could" and what I would do. Also Morin threw 90 pitches sunday and Maybe was in ice yesterday morning.

OK, sorry  :o

Doesn't seem to matter at this point, Swampies are on a roll, and LaPlante is out of the game with Riley now on the bump.



I guess LaPlante was taken out because he hurt his arm. I( didn't hear how bad or how long. He pitched fairly well after the Home run early. Gotta be concerned about second level pitching for Keene. Riley was ineffective, Sunday Wentworth could not get an out Sunday, Chevy was hit hard today. Ford pitched well.


I was listening to the Broadcast(which is great by the way) and it looks like Keene is going to thorw Maybe tomorrow: which is the right move IMO: maybe has killed USM in the past...
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Post by: kscer on May 08, 2008, 07:45:42 pm
Yeah Maybe is loose and ready to go and has been tough for the Sumainees They seem to have better success against lefties. Maybe is rested and raring to go. The weather may come into play tomorrow afternoon.
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Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 08, 2008, 07:48:01 pm
USM beat Eastern Conn 14-3 today to improve to 31-10...Next game tomorrow vs Keene State...
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Post by: wordsmith on May 08, 2008, 08:09:58 pm
Who to pitch???

I pitch my best available pitcher. If Morin is ready throw him. If he is still sore from Sunday go to Mabey. If neither are ready, then and only then, go to a #4 like LaPlante.

I learned a looooong time ago when it comes to pitching in the tournament you must go with your best horses when they are ready. Quahogs cannot be taken lightly.

Game Predictions: Chalk was the word for Wednesday. Thursday the word from Word is more chalk.

9am             Chowdas march the Colonels out of the Tournament in an error-filled game
Noon            Swampies 'dice'  the Quahogs -->big bats from Marion's boys
3pm             The Muskies over TEE in a very tight game

Word

Chowdas prevail; Swampies roll; Muskies romp.

Friday Game predictions:

9am           Muskies pop KSC
Noon         TEE has more talent than a scrappy UMESS team (but it would not shock me to see an upset here.
3pm           Swampies down TEE

Word
3pm           TEE
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Post by: kscer on May 08, 2008, 08:25:43 pm
My prediction:
Keene watches Eastern get revenge in the 3PM games as both USM and ECSU devour each others pitching.
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Post by: ECSUalum on May 08, 2008, 09:08:26 pm
Nice job by the Muskies beating up on TEE's best pitcher!!

Expected a big W today from Jags and got a big L.

As stated on previous posting, w/o Shawn it will be tough for TEE

However, it's not over until its over.

what ever happens i will be looking for Sullen Maine or the Swampies to move through the NE reg. and make the LEC proud
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Post by: ECSUalum on May 08, 2008, 09:14:11 pm
Oh by the way, any bets on who gives the Bantams thier first loss??

I would like it to be Keene or Southern Maine!!!, but if not I predict Wheaton
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Post by: Jcon8958 on May 08, 2008, 09:20:46 pm
BIG win for umb today coming back from 7-2 and winning the game in the top half of the ninth they got ECONN again tommorow they win 2 games tommorow they will have there top 3 pitchers coming back for the championship round and you can rest assure conway is going to come back with a gem.

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Post by: ecfaninri on May 08, 2008, 10:44:08 pm
Jcon....Let me get this straight....the Beacons are going to beat Eastern tomorrow and right after that they are going to beat the loser of the Keene/USM game and will have their top 3 pitchers coming back for the championship round. One small question, who pitches against Eastern? Wait ,,, another question, then who takes on the loser of USM/Keene?  I realize Conway is a very good pitcher and has pitched a lot of good/great games in the history of the LEC, but that may be asking a lot from him. Eastern will probably throw Esposito tommorow. It won't be like facing WConn.   But I have to give it to the Beacons... they don't quit.
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Post by: thelatenighter on May 08, 2008, 11:53:41 pm
Another day of baseball, this day however not as pretty as the first.  First of all Jconn, I just have a question...REALLY? No seriously, Really.  I am just assuming you did not watch that massacre of what those two teams called a baseball game.  Each team had already checked out and the busses were warm.  Never mind the errors, walks, wild pitches, but the mental mistakes. Really.
Second game started really well, well pitched by both squads, good defense, but Laplante then blew out his shoulder, the son of 1986 Pats QB lost it suddenly, and it was a shootout the rest of the way.  Keene's middle relief a little scary but 2 key points, del buono 2 perfect against w conn, chev gets out of a bases loaded jam up by 2 in the 7th.  Gotta love the keene st winds.
Then a shocker, but then again not as USM bats came to life in windy keene and easterns did not, but once again was just one big inning, but as expected burleson stepped up.
So who has the big inning tomorrow, keene or usm, or will the game actually come down to pitching and defense like a good baseball team between two teams should.  Who knows whos pitching, who cares with these offenses, whoever makes the least mistakes wins.  One note is that Keene is set up with m&m as you say, no team has that pitching(not bad for the 5th ranked offense in the country) so you might be right Jconn, pitching may prevail.
 east conn will send boston back after a day late, and eastern will be warmed up for the next game for whoever they face, so all should beware of that. 
Sorry for the long one, took me a while to get on here, good day of baseball tomorrow with teams goin home

Goodnight
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Post by: wordsmith on May 09, 2008, 12:10:49 am
Two major turning points in today's USM/TEE game. First --> when TEE had a player thrown out at home in the bottom of the 3rd; several TEE players were very vocal about how unhappy with their coaches for sending the runner;

The other was in the 5th when TEE had bases loaded and they were unable to score. That IMO was the game. The whole tone of the TEE dugout changed and then the Muskies hung 6 on them in the very next inning.

Teams react to whoopings in 1 of 2 ways they get embrassed and angry and more focused and come back, or they 'wait' around to see what happens and as soon as the game takes a bad turn they cash it in.

I will be interested in how TEE responds tomorrow. I suspect Coach Holywater will have the boys tuned and focused. We shall see.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 09, 2008, 09:32:38 am
Keene 1-0 bottom top of three, did the absolute drubbing that USM put on ECSU put them ahead of Eastern for the at large?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 10:00:29 am
After 5 ...USM 4 KSC 1...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 09, 2008, 10:02:02 am
1-0 Keene top 5
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 10:02:55 am
Keene 1-0 bottom top of three, did the absolute drubbing that USM put on ECSU put them ahead of Eastern for the at large?


IMO no, but Suffolk losing 2 to ST Joe's really USM's cause...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 10:27:17 am
The annoncers at Keene need a stat sheet to know why D'Alfonso got plunked being USM's leading HR hitter.

Overall, they are doing a fine job!  The cameraman missed the wild pickoff throw by the KSC pitcher allowing Skeffington to get into scoring position.

USM 4
KSC 1

Bottom 5th

HR - (USM) Colin Henry a 2-run bomb to right field
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 09, 2008, 10:28:22 am
4-1 USM in an action filled top of fifth.  I have no audio cause im not suppoused to be watching it, i saw a kid from USM down talking to trainers, I saw Coach Testo getting scolded by the  field ump, and i saw Hall of fame ED and KH16 getting into it with the ump.  Anybody know why i have been popping in and out and missed the fireworks
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Bill Gorman on May 09, 2008, 10:32:09 am
Question for the Keene State Faithful--how has Aaron Laplante been this year.  Obviously I know he's 5-0 with a 2.75, but since I haven't followed much, I wasn't sure where he was in the rotation, etc.  He pitched two years for us (Wentworth) and was 6-1 last year, including a win in a tournament elimination game.  He's a pretty good pitcher and a good kid, so anyone who has followed them a lot more closely and has some insight into how he's been this year would be appreciated.

Aaron is a mid-week pitcher for KSC. His starts have been against some, shall we say, weaker teams (Marian; Albert MayTag, Fitchburger St; PlyWood State; and Westfield State); also he ahs had tremendous run support in his starts. Having not faced the cream of NE teams it is hard to say how he would fare. I like the fact he has a decent walk/innings ratio. He will be tested in the coming days and weeks given St. Joe's, Wheaton and a double dip with the Quahogs of RI; then comes the LEC Tourney and possibly the NC2As.

Check back on his stats in 2 weeks for a better verdict.

Player          ERA   W-L   APP  GS  CG SHO/CBO SV    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  2B  3B  HR   AB B/Avg   WP HBP  BK  SFA SHA

A. Laplante.2.75   5-0     8      7   0     0/1          0  36.0  35  19  11   8  18   5   1   1     145  .241    1   3   0    0   0

Word


KSC Coach Francis Marion goes with the LaPlante. The skinny on the kid pitching for KSC. He is a local guy from the Keene area. I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best.

Now Mr. Gorman we can better answer your original question.

Word

Word & kscer,

Thanks.  I had seen the box score and wondered why he only lasted three innings.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 10:33:01 am
It was Jordan Berthiaume (USM-C) was the man that got hit by the foul ball.  He seems to have bounced back.

This game is now playing right into USM's hands with the bullpen being set up with DeBethune and Burleson as the go to guys in the 8th and 9th.  USM also has guys to get them through the 6th and/or 7th if they need it.  Thanks to Schmidt who went 9 yesterday!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 10:34:42 am
Therrian is pitching as good as I have ever seen him pitch!

USM 4
KSC  1

end of 5
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 10:39:32 am
I am also glad to see Colin Henry back at 1st Base.  He is USM's best option there.  Andy Stacy did a nice job down the stretch holding down the 1st Base job in the final weeks of the regular season.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 10:42:13 am
The annoncers at Keene need a stat sheet to know why D'Alfonso got plunked being USM's leading HR hitter.




You  think it's his 13HR and 55RBI with a .395 Average that got him it...Me too but there is nothing you can do about it...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 10:47:29 am
Burleson does it again in the clutch!  Base hit to center chasing Maybe the KSC pitcher out of the game!

USM - 5
KSC -  1

Top 5th - 2 Out
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 10:48:23 am
The annoncers at Keene need a stat sheet to know why D'Alfonso got plunked being USM's leading HR hitter.


Wish I was there calling the games like we did 2 years ago in Gorham!

You  think it's his 13HR and 55RBI with a .395 Average that got him it...Me too but there is nothing you can do about it...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 10:49:01 am
The annoncers at Keene need a stat sheet to know why D'Alfonso got plunked being USM's leading HR hitter.




You  think it's his 13HR and 55RBI with a .395 Average that got him it...Me too but there is nothing you can do about it...
Wish I was there calling the games like we did 2 years ago in Gorham!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 10:49:32 am
After 6... USM 5 KSC 2...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 10:50:00 am
Southern Maine - 5
Keene State       - 1

Middle of the 6th
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 10:52:29 am
The annoncers at Keene need a stat sheet to know why D'Alfonso got plunked being USM's leading HR hitter.




You  think it's his 13HR and 55RBI with a .395 Average that got him it...Me too but there is nothing you can do about it...
Wish I was there calling the games like we did 2 years ago in Gorham!


I wish it was in Gorham too but Keene is doing a great job hosting it: espically with the camera...Keene has so much offense, both teams average over 9 runs a game which is pretty sick...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 10:55:24 am
Skeffington is now in RF?  who is in LF?

when did they make the change?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 10:56:59 am
My bad!

D'Alfonso is in LF as always!

I should have known better!

I was going off what these announcers mentioned a few innings ago.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 10:58:18 am
USM - 5
KSC - 2

End of 6
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 10:59:36 am
Not to count my chickens, but a KSC-Boston match up later today would be nice!  That should be a good game!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:01:13 am
PAST LEC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

2007     Eastern Connecticut State University
2006     Eastern Connecticut State University
2005     Rhode Island College
2004     Eastern Connecticut State University
2003     Eastern Connecticut State University
2002     Western Connecticut State University
2001     University of Southern Maine
2000     University of Southern Maine & Eastern Connecticut State University
1999     University of Southern Maine & Eastern Connecticut State University
1998     Eastern Connecticut State University
1997     Eastern Connecticut State University
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 11:02:30 am
Not to count my chickens, but a KSC-Boston match up later today would be nice!  That should be a good game!


Shhh, don't jinx us now...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:04:14 am
ALL-TIME WIN/LOSS RECORDS IN THE LEC TOUNRAMENT

                           Baseball - All-Time Results
                    Team Records in the Conference Tournament

Institution                       W    L   Pct.   A   GP   T
Eastern Connecticut       29   14   .674  11   43   6
Southern Maine              26   17   .605  11   43   2
Keene State College      15   17   .469  10   32   0
UMass Dartmouth          14   17   .452  10   31   1
Western Connecticut       7   11   .389   7   18   1
Plymouth State                6    8   .385   5   13   0
Rhode Island College       6   13   .316   8   19   1
UMass Boston                  2    8   .200   5   10   0

A = Appearances
GP = Games Played
T = Titles
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:05:06 am
Don't worry Tim, I sitting here on pins and needles myself!
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Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:06:51 am
ALL-TIME LEC REGULAR SEASON RECORDS

Institution                               W    L    T     Pct.   S   GP    T
Eastern Connecticut             133   22   0   .858  11  155   9 (2 Shared)
Southern Maine                    118   35   1   .765  11  154   4 (3 Shared)
Keene State College              79   61   0   .564  10  140   1 (1 Shared)
UMass Dartmouth                  78   77   0   .503  11  155   0
Rhode Island College             52  102   0   .338  11  154   0
Western Connecticut              51  102   1   .334  11  154   0
Plymouth State                       49  104   1   .321  11  154   0
UMass Boston                         48  105   1   .315  11  154   0

S = Seasons
GP = Games Played
T = Titles
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:09:14 am
Looks like it is getting brighter down in Keene.  It seemed like a gloomy day in the early going of this one.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 11:14:58 am
What an effort by the other Timmy...6.2 innings!!!! If he could ever figure it out he has all the talent in the world...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 11:15:56 am
After 7...USM 5 KSC 2...
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Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:16:20 am
Looks like it is going to be a 7-out save for Burleson!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 11:17:44 am
Looks like it is going to be a 7-out save for Burleson!


Hopefully Jim, hopefully...Or maybe some more runs so they don't have to use him that long: that would be nice too...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:18:03 am
If Skeff could launch one here, that would be great!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:19:25 am
Boy did Eddy go up after that one into Center!!!!!

Good job Skeff!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:20:06 am
The wheels are starting to come off again for Keene!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:21:22 am
Getting into Keene's bullpen is a good thing for USM!

I don't believe that they are as deep as USM!

Eddy can keep running guys out there at this point of the game!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:23:00 am
What a spot for Mackey with the top of the order coming back up for USM!!!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:30:22 am
OUCH!!!!!!  That Hurt us!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 11:30:49 am
Big lost chance there!!!! Damn...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:31:35 am
It figures!  I knew something was up on that play!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:33:44 am
Burleson has got some NASTY stuff going today!!!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:37:10 am
USM - 5
KSC - 2

End of the 8th
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:38:06 am
I love the live stats page that they are using!  It's like the one on Yahoo for the MLB coverage.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:50:54 am
Bases Loaded - Top of the 9th - KSC Pitching Change - 2 Out

USM - 6
KSC  - 2

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:54:13 am
USM - 8
KSC  - 2

Top 9th - 2 Out

USM - Ryan Gaffney hit a 2-RBI single to Right Field
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 11:55:16 am
USM - 8
KSC  - 2

Top 9th - 2 Out

USM - Ryan Gaffney hit a 2-RBI single to Right Field


I feel a little better now... :)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:55:51 am
USM - 8
KSC - 2

Bottom 9th
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Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:56:19 am
Me Too Tim!  Me Too!!!!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 11:59:07 am
Keene was 12 - 1 at home coming into today's game!
USM was 15 - 3 away from Gorham at the start of play!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 12:10:15 pm
Final...USM 8 KSC 4...
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Post by: USM_Radio_Jim_Ward on May 09, 2008, 12:10:27 pm
USM - 8
KSC  - 4

Final

WP - Tim Therrian (USM)
LP -   Phil Mabey (KSC)
SAVE - Chris Burleson (USM)

USM advances to the LEC Tournament Final
KSC will play the winner of the EConn/Boston game at 3:00pm today.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 12:13:14 pm
USM beat Keene State 8-4 today to improve to 32-10...Next game tomorrow vs KSC or ECSU...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Frznropes on May 09, 2008, 12:17:12 pm
any idea what time USM will play tomorrow?  Can't seem to find a tourney schedule anywhere.

thanks.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 12:43:29 pm
any idea what time USM will play tomorrow?  Can't seem to find a tourney schedule anywhere.

thanks.


12pm


http://www.littleeast.com/sports/tourney/2008-spring-tourney-central

Schedule should be here...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TheGNAC on May 09, 2008, 01:04:10 pm
Congrats to the Huskies, who have pretty much punched their ticket to Harwich no matter what happens tomorrow. Knocking off the 3rd and 4th ranked teams in consecutive days is mighty impressive, and I'd be pretty scared if I have to play them in the regionals.

Interestingly enough, I think Eastern Connecticut might be in big trouble now. Assuming they beat UMB, I still think they're going to have to beat Keene later today in order to receive an at-large bid. If they lose to the Beacons, I don't think they'll be playing in a regional, as whoever loses between KSC/USM in the final should receive the bid.

If I'm Suffolk or Amherst, I'm pulling for the Beacons to upset TEE today.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 09, 2008, 01:36:16 pm
Final ...ESCU 9  UMB 6
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 09, 2008, 06:54:14 pm
tough loss today for the boys from UMB but they will be back next year stronger and better a very young baseball team.
They will have to overcome the loss of Ace Nick Conway and starting 3rd baseman Mike dorval and Dan ciocaa who had a nice bat off the bench.

This is a young team they will be back again.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 09, 2008, 06:54:53 pm
Top of the 9th for ECSU.

Dewing on by E-5
Horrigan pinch ran for Dewing
Schult KS
Horrigan to 2b on Wild Pitch
Bass groundout 6-3
Horrigan to 3b on wild pitch
Gilblair walked intentionally
Meldon fouled out to ss.  Third out, bullet dodged.
KSC to bat in the bottom of the 9th, 0-0.

KSC at bat.
Hobbes to 1b for Horrigan
DiPrato flies to CF
Ford singles to LF
Ford to 2B passed ball
Darak out KS
Jones singles up the middle Ford scores unearned

KSC wins 1-0.  ECSU eliminated



Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 09, 2008, 07:50:46 pm
What an exciting day of baseball in today in the Swamp. A few impressions and thoughts:

Thank God the rain held off. 25-30 miles to the south it rained all day.
Pitching ruled the day.
The UMass Beacons team really impressed me. Tip of the hat to them despite their loss; they played hard and well all tourney.
HofEddy and Coach Holywater are masters at creating controversy and using it to stoke their respective teams.
Best game of the day - hands down was the gem between TEE and Swampies.

Espo and Morin pitched their guts out. I thought the real turning point was when the TEE player missed 3rd on his way home and the run was taken off the board.

Great intensity, and after all these years of watching baseball I saw things I've never seen, like the Muskie player having his own foul tip mash him in the face; 3 balks called on the same pitcher in the same inning - Muskie's Burleson; and finally the most controversial play of all, Melvin Castillo being ejected for having his back swing hit the KSC catcher, 5 times in the same game and 4 times in the same at bat.

Wow cannot wait until tomorrow. By the way Word is picking Swampies to take Game 1, Muskies Game 2 to take the title. Either way both should be in the NC2As.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 09, 2008, 08:10:01 pm
The Eastern/KSC game was great. Ford and Jones teamed up to get the winning run, two kids who have played together since bambino (now Cal Ripken). Morin pitched an outstanding game (as did Espo) against a quality team. It will be interesting to hear the rule interpretation on the Castillo ejection. If any one knows?
I know there was a protest and a ruling. Keene stranded at least 8 runners before getting the one that mattered home. And Morin struck out a bunch of Warriors.

Tomorrow...Keene playing at home takes it to USM and wins both. Remember, Keene 10 runned mercy ruled USM at Maine.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 09, 2008, 08:30:16 pm
KSCer,

Great point about the Castillo ejection. I was standing with an 'off duty umpire' who thought the game ump may have considered his actions as an intent to injure.

Controversy always accompanies KSC vs TEE.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 09, 2008, 09:19:12 pm
Morin and Esposito - one hellava pitcher's duel.  Castillo being ejected after the strikeout... after the strikeout... I don't know about that.  All through that at bat, Morin was pitching Castillo down and away  and Cipolla kept inching forward. He was up in the catcher's box and Castillo was deep in the batter's box. If anyone knows Melvin... there was clearly no intent to injure. But it is interesting that this isn't the first time he got hit by Castillo. At best, a warning could have been issued. The ejection at that point in the game kind of made the situation worse because of when it happened. I am not saying that Cipolla was "acting" but the same thing happened when both teams squared off in CT during the season. Catcher's interference could have easily have been called.... but I guess not at the swamp. 

Not it;s waiting time for EConn to see if their record, schedule is enough for an at-large berth. It would be a shame.. though I'm sure there won't be many tears outside Willimantic.

Great job by Kukucka to force the game with Keene. Thanks to the LEC and Keene for providing live feeds of the games. I'm sure many fans enjoyed watching and listening to the games.   
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: EasternCtFan on May 10, 2008, 12:47:13 am
What a terrible call by the home plate umpire in ejecting Melvin. Not one warning was given to him on the previous swings in which he made contact w/ the catcher. Just an awful job of umpiring, if he knew anything about Melvin it is a part of his swing and has been doing it for two years now. Who would change their swing and risk missing the ball to purposely hit the catcher, have a clue.

Well played game, great pitchers duel in a big game. Every pitch Morin threw was down which made him so effective. No excuse though for missing 3rd base like that.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 10, 2008, 09:38:22 am
Morin and Esposito - one hellava pitcher's duel.  Castillo being ejected after the strikeout... after the strikeout... I don't know about that.  All through that at bat, Morin was pitching Castillo down and away  and Cipolla kept inching forward. He was up in the catcher's box and Castillo was deep in the batter's box. If anyone knows Melvin... there was clearly no intent to injure. But it is interesting that this isn't the first time he got hit by Castillo. At best, a warning could have been issued. The ejection at that point in the game kind of made the situation worse because of when it happened. I am not saying that Cipolla was "acting" but the same thing happened when both teams squared off in CT during the season. Catcher's interference could have easily have been called.... but I guess not at the swamp. 

Not it;s waiting time for EConn to see if their record, schedule is enough for an at-large berth. It would be a shame.. though I'm sure there won't be many tears outside Willimantic.

Great job by Kukucka to force the game with Keene. Thanks to the LEC and Keene for providing live feeds of the games. I'm sure many fans enjoyed watching and listening to the games.   
I think the umpire warned Castillo after the second hit. I saw him talking directly to Melvin. The the third time in the at bat he threw him out. Fourth hit of the day. I don't necessarily agree with the call, but I think maybe the umpire sensed some intent to drive Cipolla back so he couldn't block so well. I dont think it was a homer call as none of the Keene coaches said anything to the Umps. I dont think catchers interference could be called because the bat was n the backswing, not going foreward. The strikeout was the important play.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 10, 2008, 11:04:50 am
Melvin has a hugh swing and follow through.  This is not the first catcher he has made contact with and I can say for sure there is no intent on his part.  The problem is with the pitches down in the dirt.  What the Keene catcher was doing was coming forward and up to keep the ball in front of him.  Morin did a nice job and lived in the dirt all day, ECSU didn't adjust to that, not sure they could have.  Mel was not the only batter to hit the catcher either.  Not a good call by the ump as it was as much the catchers fault as Mels.  That didn't lose the game but missing third might have.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 10, 2008, 11:30:57 am
Great call DGilblair... Eastern needed to adjust on Morin and didn't. There is no crying in baseball, but the umpire should have been warning both players to control the bat or not to lunge for the ball. Clearly a judgment call which could have gone either way. A good no call would have been better at that point of the game. The ejection clearly took away the fine pitching performances by Morin and Espo. To have anyone say that there was an intent to injure, abviously doesn't know Mel like Eastern fans know him. I'm sure he would love to have another chance to play with an at-large bid. 29 wins 12 losses and a tie... I hope the committee really looks at the rankings and see how far this team has come without Shawn throughout the season. Here's hoping the committee does the right thing and gives them a bid. It is really a dogfight in the LEC. KSC USM and EConn each deserve spots. And that's because there are some other tough teams in the conference like RIC and UMB.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 10, 2008, 12:14:49 pm
Final...KSC 21 USM 2
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 10, 2008, 12:47:06 pm
Melvin has a hugh swing and follow through.  This is not the first catcher he has made contact with and I can say for sure there is no intent on his part.  The problem is with the pitches down in the dirt.  What the Keene catcher was doing was coming forward and up to keep the ball in front of him.  Morin did a nice job and lived in the dirt all day, ECSU didn't adjust to that, not sure they could have.  Mel was not the only batter to hit the catcher either.  Not a good call by the ump as it was as much the catchers fault as Mels.  That didn't lose the game but missing third might have.


From  a totally impartial view(I don't like either team but I saw the play)  I will say you are right, I saw 2 or 3 other players hit the catcher,  and right after the incident, the first or second  batter hit him as well...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on May 10, 2008, 02:31:38 pm
Any talk of whose going to summer leagues yet. I know of atleast 3 kids going down to CAL Ripken this summer Ford and Jones from KSC and Cardoso from RIC.  Also Fama from RIC will see action in the NYCBL.
Just wondering like to keep up with status of LEC players over the summer.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: EasternCtFan on May 10, 2008, 02:55:23 pm
Eastern Players..........

NECBL

Castillo, Wojick (Danbury) Fontaine (Newport) Kukucka (Manchester)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 10, 2008, 02:59:43 pm
Eastern CT fan...
Don't be so quick to send those four players to the NECBL... Plus Fontaine will be playing in Lowell.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: EasternCtFan on May 10, 2008, 03:37:40 pm
Yes your right we still have regionals to think about, they played their hearts out and the three LEC teams are so even why not put in three this year. If you are in the top 30 shouldnt that be an automatic for an at-large berth. I meant Lowell I guess I was thinking the R.I. connection.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 10, 2008, 05:05:48 pm
Final...KSC 14 USM 7



Congrats to Keene State: I knew this could happen to USM: that's why I was kind of rooting for Eastern Yesterday...See ya in the regional: hopefully... :)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 10, 2008, 05:35:33 pm
http://www.d3cast.com/index.php


At least some good news today, it looks like the New England Regional will be on d3 cast...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 10, 2008, 06:38:14 pm
USM drops 2 to Keene today (21-2, 14-7) to fall to 32-12...Next game Wed vs WNEC...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 10, 2008, 07:15:59 pm
Congratulations to Keene State and Coach Howe espically.  That program has come so far in the last five years it stems directly from the coaching staff.  I was at both games today and i have never seen a keene team hit like that, it was amazing.  Gutsy performance by the KSC pitching staff as kids stepped up with sore arms to get the job done.  Nothing againt Eastern but it will be nice to see someone else on the LEC baseball page.  What seed is keene in the regionals.  Prob a 3 but i think they should get the 2 over wheaton.  But hey im a homer, did USM do enough to punch thier ticket, i think thier resume is better than Easterns and should get in.  Sunday night will be interesting
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 10, 2008, 07:31:44 pm

-KSC currently ranks 5th in the Nation in Team Batting Average. In the Nation, not the LEC, not New England, the nation. The nation, not New England, the nation, we're talkin 'bout the nation, not, not, New England, the nation.

We'll see what quality front line pitching in the LEC can do with the line-up they roll out there.  They say good pitching will stop good hitting we'll see.

Word

And so it ends. Another LEC Tourney in the books. Today makes it offical it is no longer the Big 2 and the Little Rest. It is now the Big 3. Swampies mash out 35 runs on 40 hits in 2 games.

Some final observations-

Congrats to KSC Coach Howe, Coach Marty and the players.

I hope USM gets a NC2A bid, they deserve it, even if they have to go to NY.  Swampies should be the 3 seed in NE.

It appeared to me the umps missed the call in left field in the first game. I saw Doyon catch the ball then have it pop out and hit the fence then he grabbed it in the air.

Biggest crowd I have ever seen at a KSC game.
Some pictures of the crowd down the left field line that gave the USM players a hard time.
http://www.killsometime.com/Pictures/Picture.asp?ID=376

Tip of the cap to Adam Ross and Ben Sondberg who both pitched on 2 days rest.

Word






Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 10, 2008, 07:33:40 pm
Congrats to the Owls.  Not what I thought would happen today, expected Maine to win one of the games.  Really didn't think the Huskies would spit the bit like that. Well deserved.  
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on May 12, 2008, 02:15:37 am
Looks like we got 3 spots:

May 14-18
Hosted by Eastern College Athletic Conference, Harwich, Massachusetts
1. Trinity (Connecticut) (37-0)
2. Wheaton (Massachusetts) (32-8)
3. Keene State (33-9)
4. Southern Maine (32-12)
5. Western New England (31-11)
6. St. Joseph's (Maine) (28-16)
7. Worcester State (23-16)
8. Castleton State (20-10)

Hosted by Ithaca College, Auburn, New York
1. Cortland State (38-3)
2. Ithaca (28-11)
3. Rensselaer (30-10)
4. Montclair State (26-18)
5. Eastern Connecticut State (29-13)
6. Farmingdale (23-13)
7. Ohio Wesleyan (28-17)
8. Grove City (18-16)

Go LEC.................................... . I wish all three teams the best of luck we'll be well represented with the caliber of play demonstrated by these teams.


Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 12, 2008, 09:36:17 am
Eastern has a serious shot of winning that New York Regional.  Eastern is always a tough team in tournaments.  Of the three teams that made it to the regionals which team has the best shot of going to Wisconsin.  Im goin to take Keene and here is why.  If USM wins thier first game they get Trinity which is like a buzzsaw.  Keene if they win will get Wheaton (see 2007 NE Tourny here)  I think that Keene wil beat Wheaton and go upaginst Trintiy in the winner bracket finals.   But, Eastern has a good shot in New York,  I dont know much about the NY regional but i do know that Eastern won that regional two years ago to go the D3WS.  Cant wait to go to Harwich.  Anyone know the schedule of games yet.  Im assuming something like 9am 1v8, 12pm for the 2v7, 3pm for the 3v6 and 6pm for the 4v5. But thats a guess
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 12, 2008, 02:27:04 pm
Regional times another great time of year now that we see who has made it let me just start of by saying Im rooting for KSC to make it to the WS I have seen them play many times this year and even though i think there pitching is still very suspect with Maybee in the 2 slot They have the offense to make up for that.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: rbgosfan on May 12, 2008, 02:53:14 pm
Here is the link for all the info on the NE regional.
http://www.ecacsports.com/sports/spring/bsb/news/2008_NCAA_Division_III_Participant_Manual.pdf?dec=
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 12, 2008, 02:55:18 pm
Eastern has a serious shot of winning that New York Regional.  Eastern is always a tough team in tournaments.  Of the three teams that made it to the regionals which team has the best shot of going to Wisconsin.  Im goin to take Keene and here is why.  If USM wins thier first game they get Trinity which is like a buzzsaw.  Keene if they win will get Wheaton (see 2007 NE Tourny here)  I think that Keene wil beat Wheaton and go upaginst Trintiy in the winner bracket finals.   But, Eastern has a good shot in New York,  I dont know much about the NY regional but i do know that Eastern won that regional two years ago to go the D3WS.  Cant wait to go to Harwich.  Anyone know the schedule of games yet.  Im assuming something like 9am 1v8, 12pm for the 2v7, 3pm for the 3v6 and 6pm for the 4v5. But thats a guess


Well here is the video link

http://www.d3cast.com/index.php
 
And this ist he first day schedule.......
First Round Games, Wednesday, May 14                                   
Game One:     Western New England vs. Southern Maine                9:30
Game Two:     Castleton State vs. Trinity                           1:00
Game Three:   St. Joseph's vs. Keene State                          4:30
Game Four:    Worcester State vs. Wheaton                           8:00

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 12, 2008, 04:58:11 pm
Back from a college graduation in DC.

Wanted to congratulate Keene St on a fantastic season. and Good luck to both Keene and USM in the NE Regional.  Will be rooting for both.

ECSU will have its hands fulll with Cortland St.  Good success in the past, but just glad the Warriors got in.  TEE definitely needs to get the bats going
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 12, 2008, 05:14:29 pm
Also I dont think that eastern should have even got into the tourney they are in on reputaion alone. I would have put suffolk in over them its just reputation and not only that they got put into the easier regional just my thoughts.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 12, 2008, 05:20:14 pm
At the beginning of the season I predicted that Suffolk would go to Harwich but I think ECSU deserved the bid based on what they did this year. 

Was this based on their reputation only?

              Apr 14, 2008 at Mansfield, Conn. (Mansfield Complex)

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
-------------------------------------------
Suffolk University.. 222 110 000 -  8 11  2
Eastern Connecticut. 300 004 03X - 10 11  4
-------------------------------------------

Win - Esposito (2-0).  Loss - DiMarco (1-1).  Save - Wojick (3).
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 12, 2008, 06:04:19 pm
I am not a fan of Eastern but I think they deserved a bid over Suffolk. And it took a major effort to oust them from the LEC tourney. They drew Montclair State for their first game. It will be interesting to see how NJAC/LEC "best conference" scenario  plays out at the end of the season when it counts rather than in AZ when MSU beat Keene.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 12, 2008, 07:41:36 pm
Do we dare think about the possibility of two LEC teams going to the World Series. I for one have not conceded Harwich to Trinity. They may have some stud pitchers, but they ain't played nobody but Eastern an a bad day. 37-0 is awesome and even with a weak schedule would be hard to accomplish. A great achievement. But I will be surprised if they can win at Harwich against Wheaton, USM and KSC.


















Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 12, 2008, 10:06:28 pm
You can't concede the tourney to anyone...If you bunt, put the ball in play and put pressure on the pitcher and D: then any team or any pitcher can be beaten...I have not seem Trinty play, have heard get things about them but they have not played a very tough schedule

Here have a look
http://www.trincoll.edu/athletics/main.aspx?mode=schedule&t_id=41&year=0


But the most impressive stat I have seen in a long time:
 
                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO
Tim Kiely  70.0  55  13  11   1  75 


1 BB in 70 innings: a 75/1  K/BB ratio...

Bunt and use speed against this kid
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on May 12, 2008, 10:16:08 pm
LEC with 3 bids??  They might prove me wrong, but I do not think so. USM gave up 36 runs after their top 3 pitchers had pitched, how can they survive in an eight team tourney? Without Gilblair, Eastern is only a little above average. Keene is legit.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 12, 2008, 10:28:48 pm
JCon8958,
Are you kidding me? Eastern got in by beating the likes of Wheaton, Redlands, Roger Williams, USM,Keene State, and of course Suffolk. They also play one of the toughest schedules in D-3 - Kean on the road, Montclair St., WNEC, Amherst, and UMB twice in the LEC tourney. Their pitching kept them in a lot of games and when it counted a 1-0 loss to KSC - the 5th ranked team offensively in D-3. Come on Suffolk had it's chance and didn't get it done. Reputation? EConn plays a tough schedule and did it with a less than 100% National Co-Player of the Year. Down the stretch winning 17 of 20 games. Come on JConn, give credit when its due.

KSCer,
I do agree, no one should concede to Trinity.The Bantams will be hard pressed to go up against the Owls, USM and Wheaton and even WNEC. You're right on that game vs Eastern.  It was probably there worst game of the year. I do think KSC will be able to hit their pitching. I'm just glad that other people get to see the LEC in the NY region as well.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 12, 2008, 10:37:23 pm
USM gave up 36 runs after their top 3 pitchers had pitched, how can they survive in an eight team tourney?


Pitch better...Pretty simple..
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 12, 2008, 11:20:54 pm
I give credit were credit is due and the fact of the matter is say eastern should nopt be there thats wat i think and if they made it in lets be serious put them in the tougher regional as usaul they get the NY regional which in my option is much easier. If you tthrow them in the New England regional no way in hell they get out.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 12, 2008, 11:51:59 pm
I'm with Jcon on ECSU getting a break by going to NY (but I disagree with Jcon about them deserving a bid--I think they should be in).

Look at the seeds
Seed--New England--New York--Matchup
#1--Cortland--Trinity--Push
#2--Ithaca--Keene State--Advantage New England
#3--RPI--Wheaton--Advantage New England
#4--Montclair State--Southern Maine--Push
#5--ECSU--WNEC--Both New England Teams--Call it a push--WNEC won head to head 3-2
#6--Farmingdale--St. Joe's--Advantage New England
#7--Ohio Wesleyan--Worcester State--Advantage New York
#8--Grove City--Castleton--Push (I guess)

So in my highly scientific analysis here (note the sarcasm) New England wins 3-1-4.

it is that easy
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 13, 2008, 12:53:37 am
JCon and Paul,
If the NY Region was so much easier, why was EConn a 5 seed? Would they be 5 seed in NE? It really doesn't matter...they are in and they will have to play a 4 seed and then a #1 in the second round. Same scenario if they were in NE.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 13, 2008, 01:02:00 am
You just said that it was easier in new york then in ure next post you say it doesnt matter??
Fact of the matter is not only do i think eastern did not deserve to get in but they by no means should have got ot go to new york for the easier regional and it is much much easier. If the Suffolk coach was at the helm for 40 years you better believe that suffolk would be in and not eastern.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 13, 2008, 06:09:17 am
Jcon,
Well I guess you're right 40 years does make a difference. 40 years 1200 plus wins.. not a bad program and how many titles? Suffolk will be there in the future and I guess it will be easier for  Eastern. So I guess they shouldn't worry. Of course they it will appear easier. But it will come down to pitching again at this level. And I guess 40 years of experience helps Eastern find enough pitching to get this far.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on May 13, 2008, 06:38:42 am
Eastern had better computer #s than Suffolk. That's why they went. Suffolk killed it's hopes by losing to St. Joe's 4 time in 10 days. Can't do that and get an at-large, especially when it happens at the end of the season.

And I know you LEC guys are loyal, but Trinity has beaten plenty of good teams this year...they beat Babson, Denison, and St. Thomas in Florida. They beat Amherst(which no LEC team was able to do this year) 4 times, swept Tufts, and Bayer made Eastern's lineup look very weak. It's not the toughest schedule in the world, but this is a team that is on par with the Serfass-Dipietro Eastern team that won it all.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 13, 2008, 09:52:05 am
I dont care what regional any team is in, regional tournys are tough.  Lets remember that most of the conferance tournys do not play the 6 or 8 team tournys that the LEC plays at the end of the year.  Eastern deserved to go by getting hot at the end of the year and ripping off a bunch of wins, espically against wheaton.  Eastern has the pitching to win that tourny.   Jagz, Fontaine, and Espo are nothing to sneeze at.  Espically after the way that Espo pitched not only in the Regionals last year against Keene (however keenes offense this year embarsses last years team) and the 1-0 loss to Keene against Morin.  He is very very good.  I was surprised that Jagz got hit like he did aginst southern in the tourny but he is good enough to bounce back.  Im not an Eastern fan, never have been, but sometimes you have to give them credit.  Easterns record with the teams they played in the LEC and non conferance was a better resume then Suffolk. 

As for the New England regional should be interesting to see if Keene and USM meet up, two teams with a lot of respect for each other, but a little bad blood in the conferance tourny.  THe Keene fans where brutal to the USM team on sat.  TO the point where the left fielder fired a ball while warming up. WHich only set the Keene fans into a bigger frenzy.  Also KH16 , Testo and the crew got into it with Big Head Ed.  Hockeyfan any chance of Henry pitching in the Regionals?  Going to need him.  I will put Morin up agianst any of the Trinity pitchers espically after what he did in the conferance tourny.  However Trintiy has 3 Morins.  But, i think that Keene will beat them if they play them.  Espo was as good as any of htem on that friday and keene found a way to beat them.  I hope Eastern loses in thier regional finals and Keene goes to the WOrld Series over Maine in the finals(won't happen, but i hope it does.). Im all LEC, Down with the NESCAC and Trinity!!!!!  T
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 13, 2008, 10:59:42 am
I dont care what regional any team is in, regional tournys are tough.  Lets remember that most of the conferance tournys do not play the 6 or 8 team tournys that the LEC plays at the end of the year.  Eastern deserved to go by getting hot at the end of the year and ripping off a bunch of wins, espically against wheaton.  Eastern has the pitching to win that tourny.   Jagz, Fontaine, and Espo are nothing to sneeze at.  Espically after the way that Espo pitched not only in the Regionals last year against Keene (however keenes offense this year embarsses last years team) and the 1-0 loss to Keene against Morin.  He is very very good.  I was surprised that Jagz got hit like he did aginst southern in the tourny but he is good enough to bounce back.  Im not an Eastern fan, never have been, but sometimes you have to give them credit.  Easterns record with the teams they played in the LEC and non conferance was a better resume then Suffolk. 

As for the New England regional should be interesting to see if Keene and USM meet up, two teams with a lot of respect for each other, but a little bad blood in the conferance tourny.  THe Keene fans where brutal to the USM team on sat.  TO the point where the left fielder fired a ball while warming up. WHich only set the Keene fans into a bigger frenzy.  Also KH16 , Testo and the crew got into it with Big Head Ed.  Hockeyfan any chance of Henry pitching in the Regionals?  Going to need him.  I will put Morin up agianst any of the Trinity pitchers espically after what he did in the conferance tourny.  However Trintiy has 3 Morins.  But, i think that Keene will beat them if they play them.  Espo was as good as any of htem on that friday and keene found a way to beat them.  I hope Eastern loses in thier regional finals and Keene goes to the WOrld Series over Maine in the finals(won't happen, but i hope it does.). Im all LEC, Down with the NESCAC and Trinity!!!!!  T


They may have been yelling at each other sat, but I am sure they will be pulling for the rematch in the regional... funny thing is when Testo got kicked out of the game up here, he had to sit in the press box and some of the things I said he used on the air when he was the color guy for the USM/Eastern game: I need to copyright my stuff.... ...I have seen Wheaton, and St Joe's this year and I think Keen is going to come out of that group: I have never seen WNEC play but I am sure it will be tough but if then can face Trinity, with Schmidt going well, I think it it will be at the very least at tough test for the Trinity team...Herny, who knows: Burleson wasn't supposed to pitch again but he is and not pitching badly: if they can get Herny to go and throw just 1 game: USM has pretty solid pitching: Ross(who is good against anybody but Keene) Schmidt, Timmy, and Herny/Burleson...They also have some very good RP when not overworked: that's what happened to them on Sat against Keene...Hahn, deBethune, Eaton and Stacy can all get the job done...It should be fun...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Paul Heering on May 13, 2008, 03:30:01 pm
Just to clarify, I was not trying to bash Eastern Connecticut or say that they get breaks.  I was just saying that if you ask me, which nobody did, the New England Regional is tougher than the New York Regional.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 13, 2008, 03:36:26 pm
Im not bashing the fact of the matter is they do catch all the breaks they get things on there past accomplishments. Thats how i feel and im sure alot of other people feel that way as well
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: 363dp on May 13, 2008, 04:04:06 pm
How did USM get in last year?  HOF ED's rep!

It is not always bad to have that experience and sucess behind you.

"Pitch better...Pretty simple.."

If it was that simple, don't embarrass yourself and give up 35 runs when you need a victory!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 13, 2008, 04:54:57 pm
Jcon,
Well I guess you're right 40 years does make a difference. 40 years 1200 plus wins.. not a bad program and how many titles? Suffolk will be there in the future and I guess it will be easier for  Eastern. So I guess they shouldn't worry. Of course they it will appear easier. But it will come down to pitching again at this level. And I guess 40 years of experience helps Eastern find enough pitching to get this far.

ecfan, don't let jcon get to you.  He is just a ECSU hater.  Besides we beat his UMB team two times in the LECT and he is still a little salty about that.  jcon said Shawn was the most overrated player he ever saw back in 06.  I still think Nick is a really good pitcher jcon.  I mean that, I think I dreaded facing him more than any other in the LEC.  When he is on he is nasty.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 13, 2008, 05:09:20 pm
How did USM get in last year?  HOF ED's rep!

It is not always bad to have that experience and sucess behind you.

"Pitch better...Pretty simple.."

If it was that simple, don't embarrass yourself and give up 35 runs when you need a victory!



UMM, they didn't get in last year, check facts before spouting...Well what do you suggest, they pitch worse???
What do you have against USM anyway??? Keene is one of the best hitting teams I have seen in the last 10 years, but they didn't hit well, it was bad pitching right.. ::)...What's your team anyway, Suffolk??? ST Joe's, Wheaton or Babson...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 13, 2008, 08:34:51 pm
Jcon,
Well I guess you're right 40 years does make a difference. 40 years 1200 plus wins.. not a bad program and how many titles? Suffolk will be there in the future and I guess it will be easier for  Eastern. So I guess they shouldn't worry. Of course they it will appear easier. But it will come down to pitching again at this level. And I guess 40 years of experience helps Eastern find enough pitching to get this far.


Hey JCON,

When UMASS Boston puts the above stats up over 40. 50, or maybe 60 years, then they will be given the benefit of the doubt.  Keene, USM are lucky they did not have to face a healthy Shawn Gilblair, because if they had, the NE Region would look a lot different.  Just wait until next spring when Shawn is healthy and a rested arm, Lights out for most of the big east teams.  HE WILL BE NASTY ;D

Just be glad UMASS Boston is part of a Conference that has 3 teams in the regionals, makes your team look better then it really is.

Stop whining and try to enjor having three LEC teams in the NCAA Regionals!!! Man  do I have sour grapes  ;)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 13, 2008, 10:12:27 pm
Time to turn the page, move on, tomorrow is a new day. JCon, I wish UMB and Nick well. But it is time to move on and EConn is in and the only thing you do about it is root against them. But remember 3 teams in the final 54  is not bad for the LEC. How many other conferences can say that. Good luck KSC and USM !
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 14, 2008, 09:44:24 am
ECSUalum- i love Jcon bashing as much as the next guy trust me, he told the world that UMB was going to sweep Keene and i watched Conway get outpitched by Morin and Keene shred UMB bullpen.  Then he told me that that Adriano was going to shut Keene down and he gave up like 7 runs.  Just ignore Jcon he cant look past his homer status.  However, i dont think that you can call KSC and USM lucky this year at all.  Keene was clearly a superior team than Eastern this year, and even with Gilblair i think that Keene would of still won the tournament, cause Jags got ripped by Southern and Keene beat Espo, not to mention they beat Gilblair in Eastern.  I know he wasnt 100 percent but seriously Keenes offense was filth this year.


Day 1 of the regionals i think that all LEC teams should win thier games today ( I hope).  Eastern and Southern have real tough games, as well as Keene.  No easy games in a regioinal, except if you have Castleton State and you are Trinity
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on May 14, 2008, 01:20:17 pm
I see that many have selected St Joe's and KS to be the best game out of the first round.  (Closest at least)  Dispite WNEC and USM going into xrtras.  No one seems to be taking ST Joes.  Are they going to m ake a run through the loser's bracket if they do lose to Keene?  One must be impressed by the three straight vistories against Keene by SJC?


I like them in an upset bid here.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on May 14, 2008, 01:21:47 pm
It looks like Eastern lost their lead. 


Anyone know if the All Conference teams have been sent out for the LEC?  Where did D'Alphonso end up?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on May 14, 2008, 01:46:41 pm
Looks like Econn lost their game 8-7 to Montclair.

Also USM goes down in the 12th 8-6 Western NE.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 14, 2008, 03:06:52 pm
USM dops a tough one 8-6 to WNEC and falls to 32-13...Next Game Tomorrow vs Trinity/Castlston State
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 14, 2008, 06:07:47 pm
I am not sour at all and I dont recall ever saying that gilbliar was the most overrated pitcher but maybe i did but facts are he is a great pitcher and thats all there is to that. And you are all right i really do not like ECONN.

The littleeast awards came out today.


2008 Little East All-Conference Teams First Team           

Name  Class  Position  Institution 

Shawn Gilblair  Junior  Designated Hitter  Eastern Connecticut 

Jordan Berthiaume  Freshman  Catcher  University of Southern Maine 

Beau Darak  Sophomore  First Base  Keene State College 

Jamie Chevalier  Junior  Second Base  Keene State College 

Joe Rosseau  Senior  Third Base  Keene State College 

Chris Burleson  Junior  Shortstop  University of Southern Maine 

Anthony D'Alfonso  Junior  Outfield  University of Southern Maine 

Bobby Doyon  Freshman  Outfield  Keene State College 

Greg Ford  Senior  Outfield  Keene State College 

Chris O'Connors  Junior  Outfield  Rhode Island College 

Nick Conway  Senior  Pitcher  UMass Boston 

Joe Esposito  Senior  Pitcher  Eastern Connecticut 

Eric Fama  Junior  Relief Pitcher  Rhode Island College 
           
Second Team           

Andrew Stacy  Junior  Designated Hitter  University of Southern Maine 

Matt Gardiner  Senior  Catcher  Western Connecticut 

Andrew Dewing  Freshman  First Base  Eastern Connecticut 

Peter Olson  Senior  Second Base  Rhode Island College 

Ryan Gaffney  Junior  Third Base  University of Southern Maine 

Melvin Castillo  Sophomore  Shortstop  Eastern Connecticut 

John Parke  Sophomore  Outfield  Eastern Connecticut 

Jeff Perkins  Junior  Outfield  Keene State College 

Nick Ross  Junior  Outfield  Western Connecticut 

Jimmy Jagodzinski  Senior  Pitcher  Eastern Connecticut 

Jamie Morin  Senior  Pitcher  Keene State College 

Eric Thibault  Senior  Pitcher  Rhode Island College 

Chris Wojick  Sophomore  Relief Pitcher  Eastern Connecticut 


Player of the year
Chris Burleson  Junior  Shortstop  University of Southern Maine 

Pitcher of the year
Nick Conway  Senior  Pitcher  UMass Boston 

Rookie of the year
Jordan Berthiaume  Freshman  Catcher  University of Southern Maine 
Bobby Doyon  Freshman  Outfield  Keene State College 

Coach of the year
Ken Howe Keene State
 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: LEC Fan on May 14, 2008, 06:53:55 pm
Nick Conway is pitcher of the year? wait wait...the pitcher of the year? Are you kidding me??? All due respect to the kid but seriously...

INDIVIDUAL PITCHING
Min 1.0 IP/Team game       App   ERA  W-L  Sv    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Joe Esposito ECSU.........  12  2.10  5-2   0  51.1  34  21  12  26  46
Jamie Morin KSC...........  10  2.67  5-0   0  57.1  42  20  17  17  58
Bill Armstrong WCSU.......  10  2.93  4-3   0  58.1  49  26  19  32  49
Nick Conway UMB...........   8  3.05  3-4   0  56.0  48  26  19  22  65
Tom Michael UMB...........  14  3.66  3-3   2  46.2  38  30  19  28  46
Jimmy Jagodzinski ECSU....  12  3.71  8-3   0  70.1  76  38  29  12  64
Eric Thibault RIC.........  11  3.78  7-2   0  66.2  61  33  28  15  46
Matt Fontaine ECSU........  12  4.12  5-1   0  67.2  63  36  31   9  78

2-3 kids that deserved that honor over him. Bamboozled!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 14, 2008, 07:39:48 pm
morin is just straight nasty again in the regional.  He has put down 16 straight ST Joes hitters.  At one point Morin struck out five looking, the announcers said over his last 27 innings 0 earned runs and 25 struck outs.  Those aren't Conway numbers, THEY ARE BETTER !!!!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 14, 2008, 08:06:12 pm
morin is just straight nasty again in the regional.  He has put down 16 straight ST Joes hitters.  At one point Morin struck out five looking, the announcers said over his last 27 innings 0 earned runs and 25 struck outs.  Those aren't Conway numbers, THEY ARE BETTER !!!!!
With all due respect to Conway, choosing him pitcher of the year over Morin and Espo is a feel good Award. And for Morin to not even make first team all lec is a joke, a real live joke.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 14, 2008, 09:00:01 pm
LEC did a good job on the selections; I do think they missed the boat with the Pitcher of the Year selection though.

But hey the coaches do the voting right? So I gotta believe this was a bit of a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' type of deal.

For what its worth, despite his record, if I had a team I'd want Nick Conway right at the top of my rotation. I coached against Conway and he is a bulldog.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 14, 2008, 10:32:15 pm
Put Conway on any team in the little east that hits he wouldnt have lost a baseball game all year. I can promise you that if you ask any coach in the league one pitcher they dont want to see is Nick Conway. I mean he had one bad outing all year and it happened in the tourney. Like you all say give credit were credit is due. The league has alot of good pitchers does he deserve it thats not for anyone here to vote on the coachs voted it so they must think he has somthing.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 14, 2008, 10:38:29 pm
You're right KSCer... LEC Pitcher of the Year to Nick Conway was a feel good award. I guess they had to give someone from Boston an award. Come on... 8 appearances with a 3-4 record? 3-4? Pitcher of the year? There were at least 5 pitchers with overall statistics better than his. But just look at what Morin did this year. He was denied this award. He and Fontaine were both named pitcher of the week twice. Jags had the most wins (8),Esposito and Morin led the conference in ERA under 3 and batting average against.
3-4 W/L ? Oh well it's water under the bridge. The matchup of Esposito and Morin in the LEC tourney with Morin striking out 15 Eastern hitters should have been taken into consideration. That should trump 15 Plymouth batters Conway K'd. Hey Fontaine had 17 vs WConn. I'm sorry Morin 2nd team - that's just wrong.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on May 14, 2008, 10:41:35 pm
In pitching, isn't the win-loss record a lot more to do with your own team rather than the pitcher himself?

If you want to do the John Kruk analysis, just look at the win total. If you want to know how good the pitcher really is, look at ERA, H/9 IP, K/BB, etc. Those are things unaffected by how good your offense is -- something a pitcher cannot in any way control.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 14, 2008, 11:29:51 pm
Ok i will be blunt i think morin deserved to be on the first team there is no doubt about that wat so ever he is a very good pitcher. But if you go with the pitcher that means the most to his ballclub then they got it right because if you take morin away from KSC and Espo from econn both those teams would still be fine But if you take Conway away from UMB thats a whole diffrent story.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 15, 2008, 09:43:30 am
JCon didnt you tell me all year that Maybe was grossly overrated, and that he wasnt that good, and that adriano is better than him.  If you want i can copy paste the posts for you that you do in.  According to JCon logic which we all know makes no sense and floats around one thing and thatis UMass Boston, then Morin means even more to the Owls than Conway to the Beacons.  You said that Adriano was going to pitch better than Maybe, so if you take Conway away from UMB and Morin away from KSC then Umass should be in better pitching shape.  Morin was pitcher of the year no doubt about it, feel good award is right, but i guess in the end it doesnt matter cause KSC is playing in the regional and UMB is thinking about how they are going to beat Albertus Magnus next year
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 15, 2008, 10:35:34 am
KSCER but you forget how good the rest of ure teams pitching in remember the great Keene State blew up UMB bullpen. Say wat u want Conway is a better pitcher then morin he has been going hrew the little east for 3 years and won POTY twice compared to morin who has only been a weekend starter for 1 year and not many of the littleeast teams have seen him. Not saying he is not a great picher but he is only his first year pitching in confrence.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 15, 2008, 10:50:16 am
Jcon- Conway was pitcher of the year twice now with losing records thats absurd.  It shouldn't matter how long you have been in the conferance at all.  The title is pitcher of the year, not pitcher of the last three years.  Morin had better numbers than Conway.  COnway had more strikeouts, but Morin had more apperances, a better ERA, a better record, more Innings pitched, less hits given up, less walks, and less earened runs.  Im willing to throw out the record cause UMB offense is terrrrrrrible, but earned run means UMB awful defense cant be accounted for either, im sorry this year 2008, Morin was better than Conway.  Im not saying that Conway isnt a great pitcher, and i would of loved for him to transfer to Keene is a second, im just saying that the pitcher of the year was Morin, if you want to give pitcher of the last three years to someone heck Conway is my choice, but pitcher of htis year is Morin no debate about it
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 15, 2008, 12:44:34 pm
USM beat Castleton 16-7 today to improve to 33-13...Next game tomorrow vs Keene State
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 15, 2008, 01:14:51 pm
I was just told that the coachs vote on the awards before the tourney so none of the tourney has any affect and on that his sophmore year he was no doubt the best pitcher in the league so lets not even go there but the votes have been casted Conway is the pitcher of the year. Morin is a very good pitcher. But he didnt win and thats all there is to it. He deserved to be 1st team as well.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 15, 2008, 02:40:35 pm
JCon and anyone else who still cares,
The regular season is over... we know coaches try to lobby for their kids every chance they get..... records.... the love fest to make players feel good...... weekday starter/weekend starter..... good defense/bad defense ....... wha! Wha! Whaaaa! Pitching statistics that really matter are ERA, Hits, IP, GS, BB's, and K's.
4th in ERA behind Esposito and Morin
3rd in Batting Avg against behind Esposito and Morin
Not even in top 4 for innings pitched behind Fontaine, Jags and Thibeault
Only started 8 games behind Fontaine, Jags and Thibeault
Not even in the top 5 for hits allowed behind Esposito, Michael (UMB),Schmidt, and Morin
Not in the top five for Walks Allowed - behind Fontaine and Jags
2nd in K's - behind Fontaine and 1 ahead of Jags

7 weeks of press releases from the Little East- for Pitcher of the Week
Morin named twice
Fontaine named twice
Michael named once
Andriano named once
Scribner named once

Again ...... no disrespect of Nick,  but his own teammates were named pitcher of the week by the LEC more than him. Good luck i the future Nick, your presence within the league was appreciated and well watched. But this year - you were not the POTY.. sorry.  UMB and the LEC will miss you.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: JustAFan on May 15, 2008, 06:10:06 pm
More to debate.  The NEIBA all-New England selections:

NEW ENGLAND INTERCOLLEGIATE BASEBALLL ASSOCIATION
Link: http://www.neiba.org/

ALL-NEW ENGLAND DIVISION 3 TEAMS

Player of the Year: Chris Burleson, SS, Southern Maine
Pitcher of the Year: Tim Kiely, Trinity
Coach of the Year: Bill Decker, Trinity

1ST TEAM
DH – Nick Martinho, Jr., Suffolk
C – Sean Killeen, Jr., Trinity
1B – Kent Graham, So., Trinity
2B – Ryan Piacentini, Jr., Trinity
3B – Joe Rousseau, Sr., Keene St.
SS – Chris Burleson, Jr., Southern Maine
OF – David Vincent, Sr., Curry
OF – Jim Wood, So., Trinity
OF – Anthony D’Alfonso, Jr., Southern Maine
OF – Bobby Doyon, Fr., Keene St.
UT – Steve Ragonese, Sr., Tufts
UT – Chandler Barnard, Sr., Trinity
P – Tim Kiely, Sr., Trinity
P – Jeremiah Bayer, So., Trinity
P – Adam Gingras, Jr., Wheaton

2nd TEAM
DH – Travis Schwamb, Sr., Western New England
C – Alex Perry, So., Tufts
C – Jeff Lienek, So., Wheaton
1B – Nate Nelson, Sr., Worcester St.
2B – Matt Delaney, Sr., Babson
2B – Jamie Chevalier, Jr., Keene St.
3B – Ryan Gaffney, Jr., Southern Maine
SS – Luke Enman, Sr., St. Joseph’s (ME)
OF – Steve Tahmoush, Sr., Babson
OF – Steve Smith, Sr., Bridgewater St.
OF – Jesse Bruinsma, So., Curry
OF – Scott McNee, Jr., WPI
UT – Greg Ford, Sr., Keene St.
P – Mike Regan, Sr., Trinity
P – Dan D’Elia, So., Suffolk
P – Jason Pizzoferrato, Jr., Western New England
P – Jamie Morin, Sr., Keene St.

3rd TEAM
DH – Shawn Gilblair, Jr., Eastern Connecticut
C – Neal Allar, Sr., Amherst
C – Matt Gardiner, Sr., Western Connecticut
1B – Mark Shimrock, Jr., Middlebury
1B – Alex Perry, Jr., Roger Williams
2B – Brad Polcare, Sr., Castleton St.
3B – Dan Conley, Fr., Castleton St.
3B – Kevin Simpson, Jr., Roger Williams
SS – Brad Jackson, Sr., Johnson & Wales
OF – Max Pinto, Sr., Williams
OF – Chris O’Connors, Jr., Rhode Island College
OF – Chris Newell, Jr., Western New England
OF – Bob Foote, Jr., Wheaton
OF - Jeff Perkins, Jr., Keene St.
UT – John Parke, So., Eastern Connecticut
P – Andrew Aizenstadt, Fr., Babson
P – Chris Wojick, So., Eastern Connecticut
P – Dan Benz, Jr., Williams
P – Martin Anderson, Sr., Bridgewater St.
 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 15, 2008, 07:28:02 pm
Say wat you will he won nothing you can do about it 2 out of 3 and only the 2nd pitcher in history to do it in the little east (Only other was a 6th round pick and he was pretty good ryan dipetro) and in the 5 games he lost or got a no decision he got 2.4 runs per game so cant control it all.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 16, 2008, 09:42:26 am
Congratulations to all the LEC players on the All-New England team, espically nice to see Burleson as player of the year.  He works very hard and is a very good player.  He is also a lot of fun to watch, congrats to all
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 16, 2008, 12:44:08 pm
To Spark the Debate for 2009 (God Word 2009 already, 2008 ain't over yet!) I have listed the returning All-Stars for each team with along with the players lost to graduation. (I am assuming no one gets drafted or transfers to another school like Franklin Pierce).

This does not take into account other ‘impact’ players that did not make the 1st or 2nd Team.

2008 Little East All-Conference Teams First & Second Team           

Eastern Connecticut  - Returning
                Shawn Gilblair  Junior  Designated Hitter
       Andrew Dewing  Freshman  First Base   
       Melvin Castillo  Sophomore  Shortstop 
       John Parke  Sophomore  Outfield 
       Chris Wojick  Sophomore  Relief Pitcher 
                Jimmy Jagodzinski  Junior  Pitcher 
Eastern Connecticut - Losing
       Joe Esposito  Senior  Pitcher 
               

University of Southern Maine  - Returning
      Jordan Berthiaume  Freshman  Catcher 
       Chris Burleson  Junior  Shortstop 
       Anthony D'Alfonso  Junior  Outfield
       Andrew Stacy  Junior  Designated Hitter   
       Ryan Gaffney  Junior  Third Base
University of Sothern Maine - Losing
                NONE
 
Keene State College  - Returning
       Beau Darak  Sophomore  First Base 
       Jamie Chevalier  Junior  Second Base 
        Bobby Doyon  Freshman  Outfield 
       Jeff Perkins  Junior  Outfield 
       
Keene State College  - Losing
     Joe Rosseau  Senior  Third Base 
    Greg Ford  Senior  Outfield 
                 Jamie Morin Senior Pitcher

Rhode Island College  - Returning
      Chris O'Connors  Junior  Outfield 
      Eric Fama  Junior  Relief Pitcher
Rhode Island College  - Losing      
               Peter Olson  Senior  Second Base 
      Eric Thibault  Senior  Pitcher 
 
UMass Boston  - Losing
     Nick Conway  Senior  Pitcher
 
Western Connecticut  - Returning
               Nick Ross  Junior  Outfield 
Western Connecticut  - Losing
                Matt Gardiner  Senior  Catcher 

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 16, 2008, 03:19:52 pm
USM beats Keene State today 8-0 to improve to 34-13...Next game tomorrow against WNEC...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 16, 2008, 05:16:47 pm
Word,
Morin is done for KSC. He was a senior this year. They also lose Jones at SS and Maybe.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 16, 2008, 06:10:05 pm
To Spark the Debate for 2009 (God Word 2009 already, 2008 ain't over yet!) I have listed the returning All-Stars for each team with along with the players lost to graduation. (I am assuming no one gets drafted or transfers to another school like Franklin Pierce).

This does not take into account other ‘impact’ players that did not make the 1st or 2nd Team.

2008 Little East All-Conference Teams First & Second Team           

Eastern Connecticut  - Returning
                Shawn Gilblair  Junior  Designated Hitter
       Andrew Dewing  Freshman  First Base   
       Melvin Castillo  Sophomore  Shortstop 
       John Parke  Sophomore  Outfield 
       Chris Wojick  Sophomore  Relief Pitcher 
Eastern Connecticut - Losing
       Joe Esposito  Senior  Pitcher 
                Jimmy Jagodzinski  Senior  Pitcher 

University of Southern Maine  - Returning
      Jordan Berthiaume  Freshman  Catcher 
       Chris Burleson  Junior  Shortstop 
       Anthony D'Alfonso  Junior  Outfield
       Andrew Stacy  Junior  Designated Hitter   
       Ryan Gaffney  Junior  Third Base
University of Sothern Maine - Losing
                NONE
 
Keene State College  - Returning
       Beau Darak  Sophomore  First Base 
       Jamie Chevalier  Junior  Second Base 
        Bobby Doyon  Freshman  Outfield 
       Jeff Perkins  Junior  Outfield 
       Jamie Morin  -Junior Pitcher
Keene State College  - Losing
     Joe Rosseau  Senior  Third Base 
    Greg Ford  Senior  Outfield 

Rhode Island College  - Returning
      Chris O'Connors  Junior  Outfield 
      Eric Fama  Junior  Relief Pitcher
Rhode Island College  - Losing      
               Peter Olson  Senior  Second Base 
      Eric Thibault  Senior  Pitcher 
 
UMass Boston  - Losing
     Nick Conway  Senior  Pitcher
 
Western Connecticut  - Returning
               Nick Ross  Junior  Outfield 
Western Connecticut  - Losing
                Matt Gardiner  Senior  Catcher 



Word,

I beliee Jags is a Junior this year, so he should be back

But nice review to give us a preview of next years LEC lineups
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 16, 2008, 06:26:33 pm
TEEalum,

Thanks for the correction, the LEC site lists him as a Senior, the TEE site has him as a Junior. The rest of the LEC wishes he were a Senior.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 16, 2008, 06:31:32 pm
watching the Trinity/Wheaton game.

Will the Bantams ever lose!!!???

Maybe after they set the record cor consecutive wins ::)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 16, 2008, 06:44:22 pm


Will the Bantams ever lose!!!???




I don't see a team left in the regional that can beat them...But then again stranger things have happened...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: MSG77 on May 16, 2008, 07:04:17 pm
TEEalum,

Thanks for the correction, the LEC site lists him as a Senior, the TEE site has him as a Junior. The rest of the LEC wishes he were a Senior.

Word

From my understanding (on pretty good authority), this is Jags last year.

School wise, he is a graduating senior.  He was on medical redshirt his freshman year, so eligibility wise he is a junior.

But last I heard, his plans were not to go to grad school.  So although he has a year of eligibility left, he won't be enrolled in school so he won't be playing.

I guess that's always subject to change, but that was the last I heard.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 16, 2008, 07:57:25 pm
Any thoughts on what happened to KSC. They scored 8 runs in three games. This is  a team that has been scoring close to 1o runs per game. Gingras obviously is a good pitcher having a great year, but not scoring against USM is odd.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 16, 2008, 08:06:15 pm
Any thoughts on what happened to KSC. They scored 8 runs in three games. This is  a team that has been scoring close to 1o runs per game. Gingras obviously is a good pitcher having a great year, but not scoring against USM is odd.


True, they did get 11 hits though: Therrian beat them in the LEC tourney as well...I think he just had their number...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 16, 2008, 08:18:49 pm
Some thoughts on KSCer's Question about the Swampies:

1) Good pitching stops good hitting; Timmy T got them twice in a week :'(
2) KSC pitching was poor, save for Morin; :-\
3) Their defense was sketchy at best; ???
4) Swampies may have been emotionally flat after the LEC Tourney; :-[
5) Was Dan Moylan, their hitting coach in attendance? His presence, IMO, has a big positive affect on the hitters.  ???
6) Tough to beat USM 3 straight times :(  EddyCubed is a tough team Tip of the hat them.


Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 16, 2008, 08:39:19 pm
TEEalum,

Thanks for the correction, the LEC site lists him as a Senior, the TEE site has him as a Junior. The rest of the LEC wishes he were a Senior.

Word

From my understanding (on pretty good authority), this is Jags last year.

School wise, he is a graduating senior.  He was on medical redshirt his freshman year, so eligibility wise he is a junior.

But last I heard, his plans were not to go to grad school.  So although he has a year of eligibility left, he won't be enrolled in school so he won't be playing.

I guess that's always subject to change, but that was the last I heard.

Interesting,  I stand corrected!! ???

Thanks MSG77

Word you were correct!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 16, 2008, 11:44:16 pm
LEC fans... EConn 6 Montclair 0 in the second inning. A late start upstate.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: met_fan on May 17, 2008, 12:55:44 am
Anything can happen, but it's hard to see Trinity not coming out of NE at this point.  I really think this is the year Cortland might make it to the championship, but Trinity looks really strong right now.  I see those two teams going at it when finally comes down to the final.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 17, 2008, 05:57:56 pm
ECSU eliminated by RPI in New York Regional 14-13 in 10 innings
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 17, 2008, 05:59:10 pm
USM beat WNEC 11-0 today to improve to 35-13...Next game tonight vs Wheaton...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: YagsUMB on May 17, 2008, 09:23:00 pm
I can't see Trinity losing, at least in the regional tourney. That pitching staff is ridiculous and they have the hitting to go with it. The real question is how good would their record have been if they played an LEC schedule?

Take into account that the NESCAC only allows its teams to play one non-conference game per week to keep their academic integrity, which is a joke. For discussion sake lets say they would play a complete LEC schedule with the average LEC load of weekday games.

Personally I think they would have lost at least 6-7 games based on the fact they would have to run into pitchers like Morin, Conway, Esposito (although he pitched terribly against them this year, i think he could have beat them in conference circumstances), and Schmidt. They would have also had their pitching depth challenged during the week if they played more than one game a week. That being said I still think they're a great team, their players are great people and I hope they win the National Championship.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 17, 2008, 09:47:02 pm
I can't see Trinity losing, at least in the regional tourney. That pitching staff is ridiculous and they have the hitting to go with it. The real question is how good would their record have been if they played an LEC schedule?

Take into account that the NESCAC only allows its teams to play one non-conference game per week to keep their academic integrity, which is a joke. For discussion sake lets say they would play a complete LEC schedule with the average LEC load of weekday games.

Personally I think they would have lost at least 6-7 games based on the fact they would have to run into pitchers like Morin, Conway, Esposito (although he pitched terribly against them this year, i think he could have beat them in conference circumstances), and Schmidt. They would have also had their pitching depth challenged during the week if they played more than one game a week. That being said I still think they're a great team, their players are great people and I hope they win the National Championship.


I would say it's a stretch to say they would have lost 6 or 7 games and they are a great team there is no doubt about that, but if they had played an LEC type schedule I do think they would have lost 1 or 2....They didn't though and you can't take anything away from the players: they can only play the schedule given to them...kudos to them, I do hope that USM somehow does beat them at least once: wishful thinking I know but hey why not...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 17, 2008, 09:48:53 pm
USM beat Wheaton tonight 9-3 to improve to to 36-13...Next game tomorrow against 40-0 Trinity...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: YagsUMB on May 17, 2008, 10:33:57 pm
By no means do i think they would have lost 6-7 games in conference but I think some teams would have got the best of them at least once on given weekends. They didn't play a tough FLA schedule at all and their non conference weekday games weren't anything special. That is not the players fault by any means and to go undefeated this deep into the season is a testament to how good they are, regardless of who they played. I play ball with a bunch of them in the summer and they are as good a group of guys as there is out there. I honestly think that they win despite their coach sometimes and that speaks volumes for what kind of TEAM they are. They don't back down from anybody and they would actually be a great fit in the LEC personality-wise. Even though they are school known for academics, most of their players are tough dirtbags and anyone who played in the LEC knows thats a compliment.

That being said, I think the NESCAC was down this year and with the amount of quality teams in NE, I think they could have had a better schedule. And with that better schedule, I believe a few loses would have come their way. But guess what, THEY ARE 40-0! and i hope they win out.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 18, 2008, 12:32:26 am
By no means do i think they would have lost 6-7 games in conference but I think some teams would have got the best of them at least once on given weekends. They didn't play a tough FLA schedule at all and their non conference weekday games weren't anything special. That is not the players fault by any means and to go undefeated this deep into the season is a testament to how good they are, regardless of who they played. I play ball with a bunch of them in the summer and they are as good a group of guys as there is out there. I honestly think that they win despite their coach sometimes and that speaks volumes for what kind of TEAM they are. They don't back down from anybody and they would actually be a great fit in the LEC personality-wise. Even though they are school known for academics, most of their players are tough dirtbags and anyone who played in the LEC knows thats a compliment.

That being said, I think the NESCAC was down this year and with the amount of quality teams in NE, I think they could have had a better schedule. And with that better schedule, I believe a few loses would have come their way. But guess what, THEY ARE 40-0! and i hope they win out.

I think if Trinity played in the LEC this year they may have gone undefeated just like ECSU did last year with that pitching staff.  From what I've seen of it anyway.  What they have shown against the big dogs in Harwich just makes that point a little stronger.  Lets see what the Maine Mashers do against them.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 18, 2008, 12:46:59 am
I have to agree with yags here if they had played in the lec vs. the pitcher the likes of morin espo and Conway there bats could have been shut down and the would have lost about 2 or 3 games in LEC PLAY (if they were in that league) that being said I hope they go undeafted and bring another Title to the best region in the country NEW ENGLAND
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on May 18, 2008, 07:38:46 am
I got news for you guys...the only certainty is that if Trinity was in the LEC, every other team in the LEC would have finished one spot lower in the rankings.

I've seen Morin and Conway and even Gilblair at his best. Tim Kiely is simply better than them, and nobody has a 2-3-4 as good as Bayer, Barnard, Regan.

Would they have lost a game? Maybe. But let's not act like the NESCAC is some weak league. This is the first time in 4 years it hasn't been a 2 bid league, and look at how the top of the league did vs. the vaunted LEC...Trinity almost won the NY regional last year and they didn'at even make the NESCAC tourney! Also, Trinity played a pretty solid FLA schedule this year. Most of the teams they played were top of their league teams. St Thomas, Babson, St. Lawrence, Denison, and St. Mary's were all good wins. I do agree that the NESCAC was down this year, but Tufts, Amherst, and Williams still came up with some very good wins this year.

Lastly, if Trinity was in the LEC, there are probably over 100 kids over the last 10 years that would have gone there but were rejected by admissions.

For anyone to suggest that Trinity would have lost X amount of games if they had done this or that simply misses the point. This is a loaded team...on the mound and at the plate.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: met_fan on May 18, 2008, 08:36:00 am
Would they have lost a game? Maybe. But let's not act like the NESCAC is some weak league. This is the first time in 4 years it hasn't been a 2 bid league, and look at how the top of the league did vs. the vaunted LEC...Trinity almost won the NY regional last year and they didn'at even make the NESCAC tourney! Also, Trinity played a pretty solid FLA schedule this year. Most of the teams they played were top of their league teams. St Thomas, Babson, St. Lawrence, Denison, and St. Mary's were all good wins. I do agree that the NESCAC was down this year, but Tufts, Amherst, and Williams still came up with some very good wins this year.

Lastly, if Trinity was in the LEC, there are probably over 100 kids over the last 10 years that would have gone there but were rejected by admissions.

For anyone to suggest that Trinity would have lost X amount of games if they had done this or that simply misses the point. This is a loaded team...on the mound and at the plate.

I have no doubt Trinity would have had great success this year regardless of what league they were in.  Who knows if they would have been undefeated or not, but it doesn't really matter.  But the NESCAC is not a great baseball league.  There are usually some pretty good teams at the top of the league, but the rest of the league is bad.  And it doesn't exactly have a history of sending teams deep into the World Series.  Again, Trinity is great and my point is not to take anything away from this year's team.  I just don't think you should claim the NESCAC as a strong league to bolster Trinity's standing.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on May 18, 2008, 09:09:55 am
The NESCAC is the 2nd strongest league in the region. Amherst, Williams, and Tufts are always ranked or receiving votes in NE polls.

Look at how the top 4 teams did this year in non conference games. And Tufts was having a rebuilding year!

While I agree the bottom is awful, the bottom of the LEC (UMD/PSC) is pretty darn horrific, too. But it does have a much bigger history on the national scale. It is clearly the class of the region. The NESCAC is gaining on it, though, as Trinity becomes the national power that Eastern used to be.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 18, 2008, 01:10:17 pm
The NESCAC is the 2nd strongest league in the region. Amherst, Williams, and Tufts are always ranked or receiving votes in NE polls.

Look at how the top 4 teams did this year in non conference games. And Tufts was having a rebuilding year!

While I agree the bottom is awful, the bottom of the LEC (UMD/PSC) is pretty darn horrific, too. But it does have a much bigger history on the national scale. It is clearly the class of the region. The NESCAC is gaining on it, though, as Trinity becomes the national power that Eastern used to be.  

Bostonian,

It is easy to be a bit arrogant when your team is having a great year.  Only time will tell if Trinity will be a national power, academics or no academics ::)

Time will tell if Trinity:

1) does anything in the 2008 D-III College World Series and
2) is the National Power Eastern "used" to be!!!  ( spare me!!!!)

The  ECSU proof is a history of being in the NCAA regional playoff,  in D-III CWS and number of  NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.  You can easily look these up, but I believe I posted the top national teams historical stats on another board ;)

Maybe ECSU is slipping, but I doubt it

Maybe....... Trinity is up and coming, but I'll compare ECSU historical stats, with Trinity,s any day, and, ESCU is still a NE and National power!!! They had an off year just like all teams do, while Trinity is have one of ECSU many fantastic years

Maybe Trinity will in fact become a LONG TERM national power.  maybe maybe!!

Let's see if they can win a National Championship first, then you can start talking national powerhouse.

Re NESCAC being a better conference than the LEC....  again look up the stats.  Keene, USM and ECSU STATS re NCAA regional, national appearances and National Championships.

Bantams have a great team this year, but MAYBE.... THEY NEED TO PROVE IT!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TRhit on May 18, 2008, 01:18:16 pm
And maybe, just maybe, some of you need to open your eyes and minds and give credit where credit is due---40-0 in any league is a bit awesome

And no I am not a Trinity grad--I just appreciate great baseball
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on May 18, 2008, 01:18:27 pm
Trinity sure as heck is not my team...I'm a Jumbo fan. Can't stand Trinity. I just can't figure out how you guys can discredit them after the year they've had... especially as another LEC team is getting blown out by them.

Trinity will be in their 3rd CWS this decade. If that ain't a national powerhouse, somebody needs to show me one. How many NE teams have been to 3 CWS tourneys in this decade? How many have even been to more than 1?

And "used to be" was wrong...my bad...Eastern is still a national powerhouse. So is Trinity.

And where did I say the NESCAC is as good as the LEC. I said it's the 2nd best conference in the region and that it is gaining on the LEC. 5 years ago, it was alot further behind the LEC than it is now.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 18, 2008, 01:38:48 pm
I said Trinity is a great team... this year. I am certainly not discrediting them for what they have done this year, it is a one of a kind record.

Wonderfull that they have been in CWS 3 years in a row.  Let them win one!!

Amherst, Tufts, other NESCAC teams not even close.

Chapman, Johns Hopkins, etc will give them a run for the money in Grand Chute!!

If they win the trophy, I will be the first to congratulate them

Unfortunately we all do not have crystal balls, so we base our comments on historical fact.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: met_fan on May 18, 2008, 02:01:57 pm
The NESCAC is the 2nd strongest league in the region. Amherst, Williams, and Tufts are always ranked or receiving votes in NE polls.

Look at how the top 4 teams did this year in non conference games. And Tufts was having a rebuilding year!

While I agree the bottom is awful, the bottom of the LEC (UMD/PSC) is pretty darn horrific, too. But it does have a much bigger history on the national scale. It is clearly the class of the region. The NESCAC is gaining on it, though, as Trinity becomes the national power that Eastern used to be.

Can we let Trinity establish themselves on the national stage for a few years, let alone win something, before we start calling them a national power?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on May 18, 2008, 02:03:31 pm
Amherst, Tufts and other NESCAC teams not close to what? Eastern? National powerhouse? Not sure what you're saying...only thing I know is that Tufts plays Eastern as tough as anyone in the region...reason I know that is that Holawaty said it to me when I was talking to him about Fontaine (I am one of his Legion coaches). So I doubt your coach would be as brazen in his description on the other NESCAc teams.

If so, I guess Keene St. is not even close too, as they haven't done anything on the national landscape. So. Maine must be approaching "not even close", too. When's the last time they won a regional?

Face it. No matter what you bring up, it's easy to see that the top of the NESCAC is very close to the top of the LEC at this time.

Met fan-What do you have to do to become a national power? Is three CWS' in a decade enough? Like I said, if not, there are very few national powers out there. I guess Eastern is the only national power in New England.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 18, 2008, 02:17:07 pm
Why can't we realx: I had my doubts about Trinity before the tourney but not now: they always have  good solid team year in and year out...This team  they have this year is just special...41-0  that's impressive...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 18, 2008, 02:44:46 pm
Why can't we realx: I had my doubts about Trinity before the trouney but not now: they always have  good solid team year in and year out...This team  they have this year is just special...41-0  that's impressive...
Well said. 41 - 0. I was impressed at 37-0 and one of the nay sayers who said they didn't play anyone. Well they did this week and won. Best in NE.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Bostonian on May 18, 2008, 02:56:27 pm
Crazy factoid about this Trinity team is that it didn't even make the NESCAC tourney last year or the year before.

Has there ever been a team make the NCAA tourney while not qualifying for their own conference tourney?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 18, 2008, 03:01:28 pm
Crazy factoid about this Trinity team is that it didn't even make the NESCAC tourney last year or the year before.

Has there ever been a team make the NCAA tourney while not qualifying for their own conference tourney?
Probably not... because we have just had the expanded Pool C brackets for three years.

You also need to make the distinction about making the post-season tourney for Pool B conferences.  :)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 18, 2008, 03:44:43 pm
I have to agree with yags here if they had played in the lec vs. the pitcher the likes of morin espo and Conway there bats could have been shut down and the would have lost about 2 or 3 games in LEC PLAY (if they were in that league) that being said I hope they go undeafted and bring another Title to the best region in the country NEW ENGLAND

Well that makes Trinity 3-0 in the LEC this year.  I really don't think they have lost in the LEC this year with that pitching staff and that team.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 18, 2008, 03:56:55 pm
And so another exciting season of LEC baseball comes to close. I am bored already. A few final thoughts on the 2008 season.

The LEC is now a 3 team horse race with KSC a 'contenda'.
Does the phrase pitch-count have any meaning at USM?
How good could ECONN have been with a healthy Gilblair?
They sure grow-em' big in Maine.
Trinity would have won the LEC this year, but not gone undefeated.
It will be strange to see the D-III WS without an LEC Team :-\

Finally - My picks for next season

1-  TEE returns to form as does Gilblair ::)
2-  USM - More RoboBatters and Rubba-armed pitchers ;)
3-  KSC - Loses much, returns much, key is young arms developing ???

If you are bored perhaps these videos mght brighten your day.

Why baseball players should NOT do steroids!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfIfYkuJSMY&feature=related


Best reason why MLB should not have mascots. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU_kGhDz-Zw&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwM-Rz6h9Ko&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQxTYLlayXk&mode=related&search=

Happy Summer - Word









Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 18, 2008, 04:22:41 pm
I want to thank Word this season for his keen insights and I hope making everyone laugh, (certainly had me on the floor!!!).

I realize everyone sometimes gets a little too serious about thier teams, But as someone else posted earlier this year, the LEC Board is the best!!

We all should be proud of the teams in the conference from Plywood to TEE to the Chowdas to Sullen Maine to the Swampies.

It will be another great season in the LEC nation next year.

Re the 2008 D-III CWS I personally are rooting for  the Red Dragons of Cortland State, and no, not because TEE was in the NY Regional , but because of thier great program over the years.. I just think it will be thier year.  It will not be easy with the Chapsters the Bantammysters and the JHopsters @ Grand Chute in the great state of Wisconsin, but I am hoping.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 18, 2008, 07:28:05 pm
Another LEC season in the books, want to thank everyone for thier posts, and thier good insight.  Already counting down for next years LEC season!!!!!!!  Good luck to Trinity in the championship tournament
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on May 18, 2008, 08:19:16 pm
Hey -- just because the season for most of the region is over doesn't mean you have to leave. I know not every LEC school has football but those that do need your support on D3football.com. Keene State has a good basketball program and Eastern Conn needs support on our LEC basketball board. Plus we're starting up D3soccer.com this year. Plus Southern Maine and Eastern Conn have had some pretty good women's basketball teams.

Just making my pitch. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 18, 2008, 09:26:07 pm
Hey -- just because the season for most of the region is over doesn't mean you have to leave. I know not every LEC school has football but those that do need your support on D3football.com. Keene State has a good basketball program and Eastern Conn needs support on our LEC basketball board. Plus we're starting up D3soccer.com this year. Plus Southern Maine and Eastern Conn have had some pretty good women's basketball teams.

Just making my pitch. Thanks. :)

I need my hockey!!!  ;D....I do check the site once or twice a week during the off-season and will start posting in the national topics...This site is great and thanks for that...Is there a video link for the d3 championship next week?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 18, 2008, 10:12:26 pm
Had another great time on the boards this year. Will be back next year of course And will most certianly be back during the off season with updates
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 18, 2008, 10:37:08 pm
And so another exciting season of LEC baseball comes to close. I am bored already. A few final thoughts on the 2008 season.

The LEC is now a 3 team horse race with KSC a 'contenda'.
Does the phrase pitch-count have any meaning at USM?
How good could ECONN have been with a healthy Gilblair?
They sure grow-em' big in Maine.
Trinity would have won the LEC this year, but not gone undefeated.
It will be strange to see the D-III WS without an LEC Team :-\

Finally - My picks for next season

1-  TEE returns to form as does Gilblair ::)
2-  USM - More RoboBatters and Rubba-armed pitchers ;)
3-  KSC - Loses much, returns much, key is young arms developing ???

If you are bored perhaps these videos mght brighten your day.

Why baseball players should NOT do steroids!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfIfYkuJSMY&feature=related


Best reason why MLB should not have mascots. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU_kGhDz-Zw&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwM-Rz6h9Ko&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQxTYLlayXk&mode=related&search=

Happy Summer - Word


Keene is losing Ford, Morin, Maybe and Rousseau just to begin with, that hurts.  Hope they recruited well.

USM losing Skeff and Ross.  Does D'Alfonso get drafted?  Scouts have been at the games looking at him.  They will have the core of the team and they could roll in the LEC next year.  Plus they recruit so well.

RIC losing Thibault, Olson, Reyes and others will hurt.  Going to depend on pitching,  which always seems to be the case with them.

UMB losing Conway.  Need I say anymore.

Western may surprise some teams with their young pitching and more experience for the others on the staff.

Plymouth is Plymouth and Dartmouth is Dartmouth at least for the present time.

ECSU losing Dalton, Esposito, Jagodzinski and Bolorin, as well as others is big.  The fact is ECSU defense was not good this year.  Not any one spot, just as a whole in different spots at different times. Plus losing your two best pitchers.  Not good.  If Shawn comes back healthy that will help.  But there is still a hugh whole.  Fontaine filled Shawns spot this year and did a great job.  Kukucka, Montanari will need to take it up another notch when they are given the chances next year.  I think they have shown they are ready to do that.  It's just real had to replace Esposito and Jagodzinski in the same year.  DEFENSE, DEFENSE.

All in all SMU looks to be in the best shape to me right now.  The spring is a long way away.  Recruiting could do it.  Look what D'Alfonso did for USM this year.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 19, 2008, 09:51:38 am
Little insight to Keene fellas as we head into the off season, They lose a lot.  Morin and Maybe will hurt more this year more than Stromgren and Young did the year before because Keene doesnt have a Morin and or Stromgren to step into that role next year.  One kid that you want to look at is Somberg.  I know that USM hit him pretty good in the regionals, but he had a very good year and a great game in the LEC tourny.  Coach Testo has recruited some very good pitchers to come into the program next year, a couple of good freshaman , and a couple of juco transfer actually from CT.  (the owls seem to be spreading thier wings down into ct lately to get kids)  Both those are unproven pitchers, will be interesting to see how they mature, coach testo is very good at what he does and i have faith that he will make sure the staff is fine, he will take it personally if he doesnt, he cares that much about pitching and his players

Offense speaking they should be fine, prob not as good as last year with the loss of Jones and Rousseau(one of hte most underrated players in the LEC by the way).  Chev and Perkins are seniors, Cipolla will be a junior, All NE Doyon will be a sophmpore as well as Deprato who hit into the 400's as a freshman.  Chev will move to short, and look for Cahill and Barber to slide into the 3b and 2b spots, both who proved they can handel it this year at various chances.  Is keene the frontrunner to repeat as LEC champs? At this point i would say no, To many questions at the pitching level, but you never know
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 19, 2008, 09:53:48 am
Pat- i do post on the Basketball site from time to time, i do go to most of the basketball games, and i like to post on that, however the board there is no where near as fun as the LEC board for baseball.  But, i will be there rootin on my owls as the homer that i am
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on May 19, 2008, 11:41:52 am
And so another exciting season of LEC baseball comes to close. I am bored already. A few final thoughts on the 2008 season.

The LEC is now a 3 team horse race with KSC a 'contenda'.
Does the phrase pitch-count have any meaning at USM?
How good could ECONN have been with a healthy Gilblair?
They sure grow-em' big in Maine.
Trinity would have won the LEC this year, but not gone undefeated.
It will be strange to see the D-III WS without an LEC Team :-\

Finally - My picks for next season

1-  TEE returns to form as does Gilblair ::)
2-  USM - More RoboBatters and Rubba-armed pitchers ;)
3-  KSC - Loses much, returns much, key is young arms developing ???

If you are bored perhaps these videos mght brighten your day.

Why baseball players should NOT do steroids!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfIfYkuJSMY&feature=related


Best reason why MLB should not have mascots. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU_kGhDz-Zw&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwM-Rz6h9Ko&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQxTYLlayXk&mode=related&search=

Happy Summer - Word


.  Does D'Alfonso get drafted?  Scouts have been at the games looking at him.  


.

 Recruiting could do it.  Look what D'Alfonso did for USM this year.



Not this year, if he puts up numbers like he did this year, next year I am sure he will...Recruiting, well since D'Alfonso played about 500 feet from my house last year for SMCC, I will take credit for that find... ;D
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 19, 2008, 12:15:53 pm
And so another exciting season of LEC baseball comes to close. I am bored already. A few final thoughts on the 2008 season.

The LEC is now a 3 team horse race with KSC a 'contenda'.
Does the phrase pitch-count have any meaning at USM?
How good could ECONN have been with a healthy Gilblair?
They sure grow-em' big in Maine.
Trinity would have won the LEC this year, but not gone undefeated.
It will be strange to see the D-III WS without an LEC Team :-\


Finally - My picks for next season

1-  TEE returns to form as does Gilblair ::)
2-  USM - More RoboBatters and Rubba-armed pitchers ;)
3-  KSC - Loses much, returns much, key is young arms developing ???

If you are bored perhaps these videos mght brighten your day.

Why baseball players should NOT do steroids!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfIfYkuJSMY&feature=related


Best reason why MLB should not have mascots. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU_kGhDz-Zw&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwM-Rz6h9Ko&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQxTYLlayXk&mode=related&search=

Happy Summer - Word


Keene is losing Ford, Morin, Maybe and Rousseau just to begin with, that hurts.  Hope they recruited well.

USM losing Skeff and Ross.  Does D'Alfonso get drafted?  Scouts have been at the games looking at him.  They will have the core of the team and they could roll in the LEC next year.  Plus they recruit so well.

RIC losing Thibault, Olson, Reyes and others will hurt.  Going to depend on pitching,  which always seems to be the case with them.

UMB losing Conway.  Need I say anymore.

Western may surprise some teams with their young pitching and more experience for the others on the staff.

Plymouth is Plymouth and Dartmouth is Dartmouth at least for the present time.

ECSU losing Dalton, Esposito, Jagodzinski and Bolorin, as well as others is big.  The fact is ECSU defense was not good this year.  Not any one spot, just as a whole in different spots at different times. Plus losing your two best pitchers.  Not good.  If Shawn comes back healthy that will help.  But there is still a hugh whole.  Fontaine filled Shawns spot this year and did a great job.  Kukucka, Montanari will need to take it up another notch when they are given the chances next year.  I think they have shown they are ready to do that.  It's just real had to replace Esposito and Jagodzinski in the same year.  DEFENSE, DEFENSE.

All in all SMU looks to be in the best shape to me right now.  The spring is a long way away.  Recruiting could do it.  Look what D'Alfonso did for USM this year.



D Gilblair,

Couple of questions.

Do you know why Coach H did not put Wojick in for relief in the RPI game?

Can you convince Jags to enroll in Grad school?  ;D

Can Ronnie Newkirk blossum next year and really contruibute to back fill in loss of Jags and Espo?  He got some good experience this year and had a bit of a rough time re stats, but I see another Fontaine here.

I see the young players like Dewing, Park, Bass, Shult, Smith really providing some extra offensive punch in addition to Shawn and Mel next year.  Could be a big years for more than one of these guys.

Hopefully Coach H and W can find another Shawn or Ryan D, that can immediately contribute, but obviously these types will be sought after by many D-I and D-II programs nationally.

Agree re the D, I have posted many times that it is the third leg of a national championship team next to O and P.

Need to be in the .960-.970 on F% vs 0.940-0.950

Finally, I saw a lot of ECSU mental errors occur this year.  Sort of no excuse here!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Pat Coleman on May 19, 2008, 03:50:07 pm
Hey -- just because the season for most of the region is over doesn't mean you have to leave. I know not every LEC school has football but those that do need your support on D3football.com. Keene State has a good basketball program and Eastern Conn needs support on our LEC basketball board. Plus we're starting up D3soccer.com this year. Plus Southern Maine and Eastern Conn have had some pretty good women's basketball teams.

Just making my pitch. Thanks. :)

I need my hockey!!!  ;D....I do check the site once or twice a week during the off-season and will start posting in the national topics...This site is great and thanks for that...Is there a video link for the d3 cahmpionship next week?

Yes -- we'll have links on the front page.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 20, 2008, 04:20:44 pm
Few surprises here. Polls are what they are.  :P

American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball
NCAA Division III Baseball Poll
May 19, 2008
next poll: May 28
Rank School Record Points Last Rank
1. (4) Chapman (Calif.) 39-3 236 1
2. (4) Trinity (Conn.) 41-0 234 2
3. Cortland (N.Y.) State 42-3 223 3
4. Kean (N.J.) 39-9 214 6
5. Wis.-Whitewater 39-8 208 5
6. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 39-6 195 10
7. Salisbury (Md.) 41-4 190 4
8. Linfield (Ore.) 34-11 171 18
9. Adrian (Mich.) 34-11 156 nr
10. Heidelberg (Ohio) 41-10 155 9
11. Southern Maine 36-14 140 rv
12. Illinois Wesleyan 33-11 136 8
13. Lynchburg (Va.) 32-13 130 20
14. St. Scholastica (Minn.) 35-6 129 rv
15. Texas-Tyler 36-9 119 7
16. Rensselaer (N.Y.) 33-12 109 nr
17. Wheaton (Mass.) 34-10 105 11
18. Rowan (N.J.) 34-14 103 28
19. St. Thomas (Minn.) 33-9 100 16
20. Wooster (Ohio) 36-11 99 19
21. Webster (Ill.) 31-15 89 nr
22. Piedmont (Ga.) 34-14 88 12
23. Carthage (Wis.) 36-10 81 13
24. Keene (N.H.) State 34-11 55 17
25. Wis.-Oshkosh 29-11 38 14
26. Ithaca (N.Y.) 30-13 37 21
27. Eastern Connecticut State 32-15-1 24 26
28. Montclair (N.J.) State 28-20 23 22
29. New Jersey 30-12 22 23
30. Christopher Newport (Va.) 29-14 21 nr
Also receiving votes and named on more than one ballot (alphabetically): Augustana (Ill.),
Cal State East Bay, Rose-Hulman (Ind.).
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 20, 2008, 05:02:23 pm

ECSU,

Wojick either hurt himself during or after the Montclair game, not sure which, and was not available the rest of the way.  That was unfortunate but you go with what you have.  I did think it was a little funny he came on in the 7th with a 7-3 lead, but you really hate to go to the losers bracket.

Jags has been worked on to come back.  Nothing definite, so you have to consider him gone and hope to see him in the spring. It would be huge if he does.

Newkirk, I don't think you can put him in the Fontaine category just yet.  Maybe your right though.  Fontaine has better stuff but they both need to work on focusing a little more or maybe longer.  Now I'm not putting anything on Fontaine for his last start he was going on two days rest and was on fumes out there.  He is a top notch starter for us and I'm happy when he toe's the rubber.  Where was I, they both will be going good then get into a little trouble, get two outs and give up a hit or and a run or two.  I know that happens but it just seemed it happened to often.  Could be a lack of focus.    

It was to bad we had so many players injured this year.  Smith being one of them.  He is good.  Dewing pop a hammie, thats why he didn't play against RPI.  But you are absolutly correct that is a nice group and should put up some numbers next year.  I think Hobbs is going to hit with more power next year and closer to 400 too.  Just my hunch.

These rumors of incoming freshman and a transfer or two that can be impact players.  But we will have to wait and see, just like Jags.

The defense in my opinion was worse than the numbers even showed and to me thats still going to be a big concern next year.  I saw a lot of balls that should have been caught or fielded that never went for errors.  

Yes you did.  A LOT of mental baserunning.  

A year older should help some of woes.  If we recruit well and Tingley and Gilblair get healty, Jags returns for one more run, we will be fine.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on May 21, 2008, 08:35:34 am
DGilblair, you're right about many of the "what ifs" for the 08 season. The Warriors won 30 plus games despite losing key pitchers, all-american CF in Randy Re, Matt Cooney behind the plate and several key injuries throughout the season. I think that returning players will need to focus this summer and off-season on building a solid base of those key elements which ended their season short of their goal- Appleton. Wojick, Fontaine, Kukucka, Montinari, and Newkirk were not really in the picture last year. But they all have to learn that giving up 2 out, 0-2 hits make for longer outings, more innings, and sometimes less confidence from the coaching staff. Healthy Shawn and possibly Tingley know the deal in Willimantic, losing is not an option. You're right, Jags has been worked on to return. Only time will tell.

The infield is returning, but the outfield will be a big question. Magliola was a big surprise stepping in after Cooney. Many key hits throughout the season. Solid attitude. Recruits and transfers cannot be even discussed until they get on campus and go through bootcamp in the fall. Stud pitchers. players sometimes get a different impression of the program after the fall. It takes a special player in every program to go from being all-state, all-conference, all-world in high school or as a juco, then they come up against more of the same in college. It can be a humbling experience for the average athlete. EConn is no diferent. I am sure you have seen this.

But looking into the crystal ball for 09... Correct,,,, defense and baserunning has to improve. I do think the starting pitching will be better based upon the experience they were given this season. A healthy Shawn and Tingley can only be a plus. If they do get a stud starter to come in, maybe one of these guys can help out in the bullpen and save innings for Wojick. It was evident that both Wojick and Fontaine wore down. But they did gain experience.

The LEC will be strong again next year. Keene and Southern Maine will reload and it will be a dogfight again. Will look forward to see how some of these teams and their players either play or rest during the summer.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 21, 2008, 02:29:54 pm
D Gilblair,

It has been great to have you to bounce questions off of this year and your keen insight to the team.

Thanks for the comments above, and best of luck to Shawn on the offseason, maybe the rest will really refresh his arm, (and legs) for next year.  We are all hoping for another All American Season for him.next year and a MLB draft pick as well.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 22, 2008, 04:52:17 pm
Also does anybody have a list of players that will be playing in the NEIBA game i was just told that Conway out of UMB will not be in it despite being POTY twice dont jump all over me boys but lets be honest somthing say wat u want he deserves to be playing in this game the fact that he isnt and 14 other LEC players are is a joke in it self.

Im sure all the other players did deserve it but come on let be honest so did he.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 22, 2008, 06:37:48 pm
Also does anybody have a list of players that will be playing in the NEIBA game i was just told that Conway out of UMB will not be in it despite being POTY twice dont jump all over me boys but lets be honest somthing say wat u want he deserves to be playing in this game the fact that he isnt and 14 other LEC players are is a joke in it self.

Im sure all the other players did deserve it but come on let be honest so did he.


Don't know much about the NEIBA game.  I think it is for seniors only but other than that I don't know.  Maybe the coach has to nominate them or something.  Maybe he didn't want to go.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 22, 2008, 06:49:28 pm
The LEC will be strong again next year. Keene and Southern Maine will reload and it will be a dogfight again. Will look forward to see how some of these teams and their players either play or rest during the summer.

The 08 season was another great year for TEE.  Another regional bid, almost getting to Cortland in the finales.  Which by the way I don't think we would have faired to well running on pitching fumes. The best part of it all was a lot of young kids got a taste of it.  That will go a long way next year and the year after that.  All those dogfights in the LEC don't hurt much either.  Don't you love them dogfights!!!  Just another notch in the belt for coach Holowaty and crew.  What a legacy he and his crew have.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jcon8958 on May 22, 2008, 07:43:31 pm
Anyone have any predictions on who might get picked up in the little east this year in the draft?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: kscer on May 24, 2008, 07:02:58 pm
I just saw Jamie Chevalier KSC 2nd Base was selected to the ABCA/ Rawlings Gold Glove team. Well deserved award. He took away many hits the way he played 2nd. Congratulations Jamie.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 24, 2008, 08:47:23 pm
I just saw Jamie Chevalier KSC 2nd Base was selected to the ABCA/ Rawlings Gold Glove team. Well deserved award. He took away many hits the way he played 2nd. Congratulations Jamie.

Congradulations to Chevy.  He has a heart the size of a Mach truck on top of that.  Plays the deepest second I've ever seen, takes so many hits away.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on May 27, 2008, 01:31:00 pm
Hey Gang,

Thought I'd pass this little tidbit along.

Anyone remember Brian Maloney? He pitched for UMESS DartBoard back a year ago. Well it seems he 'transferred' to Franklin Pierce a very strong D-II program in NH where they employ wood bats in the regular season. They just won the NE Regional for the 3rd straight year and booked yet another trip to the WS. (Got KO'd in 2 again this year).

Anyway, back to the Maloney kid. From what I remember of him he was a solid pitcher. His 2007 stats reflects a kid who was 2-3 with a 3.63 ERA. He did have a decent K/inning ratio. So he leaves the DartBoards and heads north to play for Pierce and Coach KingKong. Maloney has a heck of a year and heading into the WS he is 8-1 with an ERA a bit over 2.1. (Says something about wood bats, eh?)

So they head off to the WS and Maloney gets the draw as the Game 2 starter vs Shippensburg St. An elimination game. Poor kid struggles and cannot get out of the first inning, I mean they have him in for 62 pitches in the first inning. 62 pitches in the first inning!! Then he has to come back out and throw the 2nd and 3rd innings. All total he heaves up 111 pitches in 3.1 innings. Gives up 7 runs on 6 hits and 6 walks, 5 of which came in the first inning.

Thought you LEC fans might remember this guy. Anyone ever seen a kid throw 60+ pitches in the first inning? Makes you wonder.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 27, 2008, 03:15:46 pm
Word,

Seem to remember this guy.

Boyd has a lot of interesting comments on pitch count:

http://www.boydsworld.com/data/pitchcount.html
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 27, 2008, 10:05:15 pm
I remember him.  In 06 he pitched a heck of a game against ECSU and beat us.  I was surprised and glad we didn't see him in 07. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: YagsUMB on May 28, 2008, 12:18:47 am
DGilblair, That wasn't him in 06. He's only a sophomore this year. You must have misremembered. hahaha Will Maloney is the kid you're thinking of. How bout them Bantams!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: YagsUMB on May 28, 2008, 01:08:21 am
Couple interesting numbers behind Trinity's 45-1 championship season.

-Four pitchers (Kiely, Barnard, Regan, Bayer) combined to throw 81 percent of the team's innings. Thats 314 out of a possible 388 innings. That is unreal to me. After the first game in Harwich, these are the only four pitchers who threw an inning.

-The staff threw 9 shutouts and had a team ERA under 2.00

-Their K/BB ratio was around 4.5/1 as a team and opponents hit a little over .210 against them. Kiely's K/BB ratio? 107/3 or about 36/1. And one of those walks was intentional!!! He'll be getting a well deserved call next week from a major league organization.

-The Bantams out-homered their opposition 41-10, out-stole them 84-30 and outscored them 404-122.

-They committed 27 fewer errors than the other team, leading to about 40 more unearned runs than there opponents.

-They played in 7 one run games, including back-to-back 1-0 victories in late March.

The more you look into their stats, the more you appreciate what they did this year. The pitching staff was their calling card but they also hit over .330 and ran their opponents into submission. They had the perfect mix of team speed, power and timely hitting. They had 24 more sacrifice hits than the other team and got hit by 27 more pitches proving that they were a selfless machine.

And now that Trophy is back in New England where it belongs.

Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on May 28, 2008, 09:36:07 am
I give all the credit in the world for Trinity, espically that at bat when the kid fouled off 6 2-2 pitchers.  Tough way for Hopkins to lose it though.  Back to Back walks is really tough.  COngrats to the Bantams on an amazing run. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 28, 2008, 10:11:28 am
Couple interesting numbers behind Trinity's 45-1 championship season.

-Four pitchers (Kiely, Barnard, Regan, Bayer) combined to throw 81 percent of the team's innings. Thats 314 out of a possible 388 innings. That is unreal to me. After the first game in Harwich, these are the only four pitchers who threw an inning.

-The staff threw 9 shutouts and had a team ERA under 2.00

-Their K/BB ratio was around 4.5/1 as a team and opponents hit a little over .210 against them. Kiely's K/BB ratio? 107/3 or about 36/1. And one of those walks was intentional!!! He'll be getting a well deserved call next week from a major league organization.

-The Bantams out-homered their opposition 41-10, out-stole them 84-30 and outscored them 404-122.

-They committed 27 fewer errors than the other team, leading to about 40 more unearned runs than their opponents.

-They played in 7 one run games, including back-to-back 1-0 victories in late March.

The more you look into their stats, the more you appreciate what they did this year. The pitching staff was their calling card but they also hit over .330 and ran their opponents into submission. They had the perfect mix of team speed, power and timely hitting. They had 24 more sacrifice hits than the other team and got hit by 27 more pitches proving that they were a selfless machine.

And now that Trophy is back in New England where it belongs.
Great post!

I like your regional attitude!   :)

Since the beginning of the Pool system for allocating playoff bids, this is the count of champions by region.

New England -- 2002, 2009
Mid-Atlantic -- 2000, 2007
Midwest --  2001, 2005
West -- 2003, 2004
Mieeast -- 2006

New York, South and Central -- none
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 28, 2008, 10:39:09 am
I think DGilblair deserves a Karma point or 2 on his last post!!!!!!!

One comment to that next to last at bat,( where the Trinity player fouled off about 6-7 pitches.

The ball four was REEL close to being a strike, if i remember , and if called a strike, the Blue Jays are the National Champs.  The Bantams owe one to the Umpire behide home plate!!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 28, 2008, 10:51:38 am
ralph,

Your a gentleman and a scholar!!!

On that ball 4 pitch, just based on the fact that the batter recieved 6-7 strikes, (and were fouled off), I would have maybe rung him up!!  I was watching this at bat.  Boy oh boy was that pitch close!!! Could have been called either way. I have seen a hell of a lot of balls farther out of the strike zone called strikes.

Not taking anything away from Trinity, as DGilblair stated, WOW what a year, put the 2008 Trophy was won by maybe 1/4 of an inch!!!! ;)

Just my thoughts
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 28, 2008, 11:17:44 am
Ralph,

You're a gentleman and a scholar!!!

On that ball 4 pitch, just based on the fact that the batter received 6-7 strikes, (and were fouled off), I would have maybe rung him up!!  I was watching this at bat.  Boy oh boy was that pitch close!!! Could have been called either way. I have seen a hell of a lot of balls farther out of the strike zone called strikes.

Not taking anything away from Trinity, as DGilblair stated, WOW what a year, put the 2008 Trophy was won by maybe 1/4 of an inch!!!! ;)

Just my thoughts
Thanks, and karma delivered!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 28, 2008, 11:36:13 am
ralph,

Your a gentleman and a scholar!!!

On that ball 4 pitch, just based on the fact that the batter recieved 6-7 strikes, (and were fouled off), I would have maybe rung him up!!  I was watching this at bat.  Boy oh boy was that pitch close!!! Could have been called either way. I have seen a hell of a lot of balls farther out of the strike zone called strikes.

Not taking anything away from Trinity, as DGilblair stated, WOW what a year, put the 2008 Trophy was won by maybe 1/4 of an inch!!!! ;)

Just my thoughts
I was trying to edit a post and hit the wrong button.  Sorry!

Back to that thought on the batter that fouled off the 7 pitches, that occurred while I was out of the room working my day-job!

That batter made contact on those 7 pitches that he saw were strikes and fought them off.  He sees that last pitch.  It is not in "his strike zone".  He works that pitch for a "called" ball. (Was the fourth ball on the previous batter as "borderline" as well?)

I hate to put that one on the ump.  When you are painting the corners, it is tough to get every call, unless you are an MLB-quality control pitcher!

Thanks for the thoughts!

I think that New England baseball is so strong, because you don't have the D-1 wannabes and the D-2's that are soaking up the "marginal" pitching talent.  Look at the names of the D-I World Series teams playing in the Regionals.  There are 5-7 more teams in their home conferences just like them.  Do any of you northern or northeastern fans even know where those schools are located?   ;) Think of how many pitchers that have on their rosters sitting on the deep bullpen bench that would be weekend starters in D-III!

Every marginal kid that wants to play college ball in the South and West Regions is playing in some scholarship program, whether it is one of the "player-development" JUCO's that we have, or some D-1, D-2 or NAIA program.

As for the NESCAC talent, (I may be wrong, but I'll bet that) Chandler Barnard must have turned down marginal D-I and good D-II programs and chose Trinity CT over a Trinity TX or a Southwestern (which does not have football) for the academics.

On the one hand, the NESCAC's gritch and moan about their scholarship standards and recruiting inside them.  On the other hand, they are getting some kid like Chandler from Lubbock TX, who did not want to sit on the bench at a Texas D-II with a scholarship.  That is a whole 'nother level of talent and character!
 
Only crocodile tears here for Trinity!   ;)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Old Spartan on May 28, 2008, 01:16:10 pm
I think DGilblair deserves a Karma point or 2 on his last post!!!!!!!

One comment to that next to last at bat,( where the Trinity player fouled off about 6-7 pitches.

The ball four was REEL close to being a strike, if i remember , and if called a strike, the Blue Jays are the National Champs.  The Bantams owe one to the Umpire behide home plate!!

For the record, the last statement is not necessarily true.  If the umpire had called that a strike, the score would have been tied and it would have gone to extra innings.  Trinity had plenty of pitching in the tank.

OS
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: YagsUMB on May 28, 2008, 01:25:07 pm
Barnard actually went back to Texas for the fall semester this past year. He was at an NAIA school in Lubbock but decided to come back cause it wasn't a good fit for him. Turned out alright, I guess.

Some of these D-1 schools in NE are shaky at best. UHart is one that comes to mind as a school that recruits so much out of state that it hasn't been able to build a great reputation with local coaches. High school coaches in our area realize that a player has a better chance to develop and succeed if they go to Trinity, ECSU or UConn-Avery Point for that matter. We have a strong high school baseball conference in CT that has schools surrounding UHart, the northwest conference. The conference sends about 6-8 kids to D-1 programs each year with another 12-15 playing at other levels. (Berlin, Plainville, Northwest Catholic, East Catholic, have strong programs each year) Since I started playing in that conference in 98, I think UHart has only grabbed about 7 players from us and have never gone out of their way to build great relationships with the conference's best teams. The top level players go to UConn, CCSU, other NEC schools or down south, and it seems the next level end up at the D3 powers in NE. Players who can shake the stigma of playing at a non-scholarship school and focus strictly on their development often have as good of a chance as any to develop into good players. That, coupled with the NECBL being one of the best summer leagues that reaches out to all levels of college ball and you have a recipe for good D3 ball in the Northeast.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 28, 2008, 01:46:01 pm
I think DGilblair deserves a Karma point or 2 on his last post!!!!!!!

One comment to that next to last at bat,( where the Trinity player fouled off about 6-7 pitches.

The ball four was REEL close to being a strike, if i remember , and if called a strike, the Blue Jays are the National Champs.  The Bantams owe one to the Umpire behide home plate!!

For the record, the last statement is not necessarily true.  If the umpire had called that a strike, the score would have been tied and it would have gone to extra innings.  Trinity had plenty of pitching in the tank.

OS

Yea , I quess my memory failed, I thought he was the guy who walked in the tying run!!

Exactly, I think JH pitching was running on "fumes", so as you say the Bantams had a tank full of pitching, so it was most likely inevitable that JH would be defeated
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Ralph Turner on May 28, 2008, 02:13:08 pm
Barnard actually went back to Texas for the fall semester this past year. He was at an NAIA school in Lubbock but decided to come back cause it wasn't a good fit for him. Turned out alright, I guess. ...

I remember that.  Lubbock Christian University (http://www.lcuchaps.com/main.aspx?cat=mensbaseball) is NAIA-1, scholarship.  They won the very competitive Sooner AC but lost in the Region VI tourney to Oklahoma City which still alive in Lewiston ID (http://www.ocusports.com/News/baseball/2008/5/27/Baseball%205-27-08.asp).

See!  He went for the academics over the athletic scholarship.  I know that the ASC and SCAC schools would have taken him!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: TRhit on May 29, 2008, 05:24:43 pm
yags


I do not see it as a stigma playing at non scholarship schools---the majority of players are not going pro anyway, not to say that a non scholarship players cannot be drafted because it does happen, so why not go to a school where they get academic money . grants etc play great baseball and get a great education.

With the new Division I rules I think we will see more and more good players going to the D-II and D-III levels

Incidently Pat Steffee  JHU RHP who started the title game had Division I opportunities but chose JHU

Kent Graham , Trinity, also had Division I situations but chose Trinity and I do not think he is sorry with his choice

Both of these fine young men played with us on our travel team
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 29, 2008, 06:37:04 pm
I think DGilblair deserves a Karma point or 2 on his last post!!!!!!!

One comment to that next to last at bat,( where the Trinity player fouled off about 6-7 pitches.

The ball four was REEL close to being a strike, if i remember , and if called a strike, the Blue Jays are the National Champs.  The Bantams owe one to the Umpire behide home plate!!

Thanks for the plug there ECSUalum. If messing up and saying stupid stuff is good for karma I should have a lot more than I do.  I did misremember there I guess but at least I had it partly correct, I think, didn't I.......
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on May 29, 2008, 07:05:11 pm
yags


I do not see it as a stigma playing at non scholarship schools---the majority of players are not going pro anyway, not to say that a non scholarship players cannot be drafted because it does happen, so why not go to a school where they get academic money . grants etc play great baseball and get a great education.

With the new Division I rules I think we will see more and more good players going to the D-II and D-III levels

Incidently Pat Steffee  JHU RHP who started the title game had Division I opportunities but chose JHU

Kent Graham , Trinity, also had Division I situations but chose Trinity and I do not think he is sorry with his choice

Both of these fine young men played with us on our travel team


Not that I'm sticking up for Yags but, correct me if I'm wrong, when he refers to stigma I thing he is suggesting ego of the young high school kid.  If you are a excellent high school player and the kids know who is who in the surrounding towns that stretch many miles.  There are write ups in the papers about this kid going this DI school with a ride and that kid going to that school.  So for one of those kids to turn down a DI DII school and playing at a DIII would take getting over that teenage ego/stigma.  Now thats just what I was thinking when I read Yags post.  I may be wrong.

There could be other reasons as well.  Playing time can figure into the process of DI, DII or DIII.  With the chance of making it to the big show so small you may as well play for four years in college if you can. A kid may turn down a free ride at a DI or DII school to be closer to home.  It could be that the kid wants to go to the DIII school because he knows he will have a good chance to play in Appleton for something that really matters.  Lots of things can figure into a kids choice of schools.  As in many cases it is academics when you choose a school like Trinity.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: YagsUMB on May 29, 2008, 11:14:05 pm
You got me DGilblair.

 I'm sure a there are a fair share of ball players who chose academics over a school like CCSU or Hartford, but those kids may also have the money to go to a school like Trinty or Johns Hopkins. Not all of them, but I think most would have to come from wealthy families in order to turn down money from a low D1, D2 in order to go with an academic point of view. Some players might recieve financial aid packages but I know for a fact that 85 percent or more of the Trinity players are paying full tuition. Baseball has become somewhat of an "upper class" sport anyhow.

The inner cities don't produce the same amount of players as they used to and it shows in the demographic that are playing in the majors, not counting latin american players. I think this is terrible for the game and there has to be more of an effort to revive baseball in the inner cities (RBI program tries but not enough people know about it). If you want to torture yourself go watch a high school baseball game in Hartford, New Haven or Bridgeport. Inner city Boston is horrendous as well. There are so many black athletes who don't even think about playing baseball, and they are leaving money on the table. It has to start earlier in little leagues and camps in these cities. Something has to give. I don't know how the hell I got off on that rant?
DGilblair got my original point.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: cutter on May 29, 2008, 11:21:42 pm
ECSU, you are correct...the boarderline pitch was on the tying run...in fact, about half the hopkins bench was already out on the field thinking they had the K and the title!!  The winning run came on 4 pitches that really weren't all that close...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Old Spartan on May 30, 2008, 08:46:03 am
ECSU, you are correct...the boarderline pitch was on the tying run...in fact, about half the hopkins bench was already out on the field thinking they had the K and the title!!  The winning run came on 4 pitches that really weren't all that close...

I may be blind, but was at the game.  I believe that the facts are the reverse.  The at bat with all the foul balls was without question the one with the walk that resulted in the wining run.  There was one close ball/strike call there.  The previous at bat, the walk that resulted in the tying run, did not have close judgement calls and I am not sure there was even a strike thrown.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on May 30, 2008, 07:10:07 pm
Old Spartan you are correct!

I reviewed the box score and Trinity's Sullivan walked to force in the tie and Goglettino, who had that great at bat fouling off 6-7 piches was walked forcing in the winning run.  A strike out of Goglettino would have mearly forced the game into extra innings, as I believe there were two outs.

Sorry for the confusion, it was such an exciting game my memory fried.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Tanaka on June 01, 2008, 10:45:07 pm
I here to say I been to many LEC games over several last years. Great college baseball, some of best around.  Only thing is there seems to be a lot of cheerleading from players and coaches. Why is that?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Rick Vaughn on June 02, 2008, 12:27:30 am
Like skirts and pompoms?  And your point is?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Tanaka on June 02, 2008, 02:49:06 pm
Point is...acting that way is extremely "bush" and it is surprising to see so much of it from a conference touted as being one of the best in the nation...and even more surprising from the so-called "top" teams who do it the most and therefore look the worst.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on June 02, 2008, 04:34:11 pm
Point is...acting that way is extremely "bush" and it is surprising to see so much of it from a conference touted as being one of the best in the nation...and even more surprising from the so-called "top" teams who do it the most and therefore look the worst.


You join this site to add this??? what great info: thanks... ::)   Every team that I saw this play this year did this...The team that won the National title did this... ST Joe's is famous for this...What you are trying to say in the last line is that Eastern, Keen and USM aren't good?? If not than why is "top" in quotes...I bet RIC and/or U-Mass Boston would have give better showings in the regionals that Castleton and St Joe's...
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Rick Vaughn on June 02, 2008, 09:20:04 pm
It's a way to be good.  It's always been my belief that if you are an average hitting team with very good speed, but you chatter a lot and get on the opposing pitcher then you are a very good offensive team in D3 baseball.  I saw this a few years ago from a NC Wesleyan team that made the World Series.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: EasternCtFan on June 02, 2008, 10:28:33 pm
This is a dumb topic to talk about and I can't believe you really think this Rick Vaughn. Pitchers dont even pay attention to this stuff.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Rick Vaughn on June 03, 2008, 09:57:36 am
I'm not saying its that simple and I know most good pitchers ignore the ra-ra stuff, but I have seen team that are below average bats and run well at least try to rattle the opposing team through chatter.  These teams lose all credibility if you jump on them early and shut down their running game.  Shuts them up pretty quickly.  They are just teams with less talent trying to compensate.

I'm not trying to support Tanaka, just explain why some teams are ra-ra on the bench.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jim Dixon on June 03, 2008, 06:24:16 pm
I know that if I am cheering on my teammates in our softball league, I keep my mind in the game.  I suspect if I were playing college baseball, the same routine would benefit me also. 

The enthusiasm on the bench is one reason to enjoy the game.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: soxfan42585 on June 04, 2008, 05:55:19 pm
Chattah is good stuff.  If you don't like it you aren't out to enjoy it.  Sitting there not saying anything "because you are too good for that Bush League crap" is, in my eyes, trying to act big league.   We are talking about d3 college ball.  You should cheer and you shouldn't Pimp a homer.  You should [play hard, slide hard, bunt, steal, heckle and do whatver you can to help your team win.  I suppose standing at home plate watching a homer sail of some slob who threw a fastball that Tim Wakefield's would soar past is fantastic.  Too good for the game is too good to play d3.  New England has one of the top regions.  Crazy how that works.  Full props to the kids out there in early April screaming BACK!!! on some lefty's horrible third throw over- just to keep warm (it is afterall cold enough to shatter a metal bat on a bunt attempt.)


Keep playing ball, keep pulling for your boys and if you want to sit around while on the bench, play summerball.  (the hootin and hollerin is for the bars after)

Having a team screaming at you from your own side or the other side gets you fired up and it is a big part of the game.  It adds emotion, fun and competitive spirit.  Plus, a well timed, original jab is awesome.

 "Stick to the mustard...tough to Ketchup!!"

"Can I help you?  No, thanks, just looking."
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on June 04, 2008, 08:41:29 pm
I agree, sox fan, chatter is part of the fun... stay in the game... if you're bored, take up bowling or bingo.  You're playing a game - a game.. don't forget emotion plays a big part in motivating yourself and teammates. If you can't get excited about a game of baseball - n matter what level - time to devote your time and efforts into something else.
 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on June 05, 2008, 05:38:42 pm
Congratulations to USM coach Flaherty on his son Ryan being drafted in the first round (41st overall) by the Cubs.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on June 10, 2008, 02:40:39 pm
Congratulations to USM coach Flaherty on his son Ryan being drafted in the first round (41st overall) by the Cubs.

Funny story related to Ryan Flaherty. Several years back my son was recruited to play baseball at USM. After a practice or two in the fall we spoke by phone. I asked him about the talent level. At that time Marshall, Delorme, Lang, et al were there and Delomre was a 2 time All-American.

So he talks about a couple of the better known kids, then he says, you know dad, there is this one kid, I don't know his name but he is the best player here, by far. He isn't very big, but man can he field and hit.

So a couple more days go by and we talk again. I ask him, did you ever figure out who that kid was, is he a freshman? He tells me, nope that is Coach Flaherty's son and he is a sophmore, in high school. We both had a real good chuckle. But that shows you the difference between really good players and great ones. The players know first.

Ryan is a great kid and we wish him the very best. Apples don't fall far from the tree.

Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on June 10, 2008, 02:42:07 pm
Sorry for the double posting, but this just hit my radar screen. Congrats to another good guy. Way to go Chevy.

http://www.keeneowls.com/sports/bsb/2007-08/news/20080610Goldglove


Word
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: hockeyfan77 on June 13, 2008, 08:28:22 pm
Congratulations to USM coach Flaherty on his son Ryan being drafted in the first round (41st overall) by the Cubs.

Funny story related to Ryan Flaherty. Several years back my son was recruited to play baseball at USM. After a practice or two in the fall we spoke by phone. I asked him about the talent level. At that time Marshall, Delorme, Lang, et al were there and Delomre was a 2 time All-American.

So he talks about a couple of the better known kids, then he says, you know dad, there is this one kid, I don't know his name but he is the best player here, by far. He isn't very big, but man can he field and hit.

So a couple more days go by and we talk again. I ask him, did you ever figure out who that kid was, is he a freshman? He tells me, nope that is Coach Flaherty's son and he is a sophmore, in high school. We both had a real good chuckle. But that shows you the difference between really good players and great ones. The players know first.

Ryan is a great kid and we wish him the very best. Apples don't fall far from the tree.

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This is a true...Saw he play many times and he is a great player...Nice kid and when he was the bat boy, I know of him giving hints to some of the USM hitters...I won't say who though... :)
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Old Man on June 28, 2008, 10:53:24 pm
Hey DGILBLAIR....

How is Shawn doing?  Hope he is doing well.  i have had the oppurtunity to watch him play for the past 3 years and one of the "BEST KIDS" not to mention the best player(s) in the LEC.  Has he had surgeries yet?  I know he was banged up by the end of the year.  He is a class act and that comes from the parents.  Hope he is doing well and getting ready for a good Senior Year.

OM
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on July 09, 2008, 08:06:57 pm
Hey DGILBLAIR....

How is Shawn doing?  Hope he is doing well.  i have had the oppurtunity to watch him play for the past 3 years and one of the "BEST KIDS" not to mention the best player(s) in the LEC.  Has he had surgeries yet?  I know he was banged up by the end of the year.  He is a class act and that comes from the parents.  Hope he is doing well and getting ready for a good Senior Year.

OM

Hey OM

Shawn had knee surgery and is doing fine to date.  Doctor says all looks great. Still has a ways to go before he plays again. 

So OM, with all those compliments flying I must know you?  He hopes to have a good year. We were expecting a good 08.  Like they say, you never know and we got a goood dose of that this year. I know he is already working out, without the running.  Lots of pool time for the knee.....tough life. If all goes as planned he will be ready to this fall. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on July 09, 2008, 09:03:40 pm
DGiblair,
Hood to hear Shawn is progressing, look forward to seeing him this fall and more importantly,hopefully, next spring.
 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on July 23, 2008, 06:27:11 pm
DGiblair,
Hood to hear Shawn is progressing, look forward to seeing him this fall and more importantly,hopefully, next spring.
 

ecfaninri, how has the summer traveling been for you?  I saw that Matt made the NECBL All Star team.  Nice to see ECSU kids do well in the summer leagues. 

Shawn is doing excellent.  He got the OK to start running, throwing and hitting today.   Ready to go.  Guess my arm is going to get some work the rest of the summer.

From what I hear we have some real good transfers coming in and of course the Evil Empire always recruits well.  I hear, as of this month, Jags is coming back.  Now, that is this month a lot can happen come August/September so we'll see.  I really think if Jimmy say's he's coming back in July he will be there in August.  SO that is super good news.  I hear a little about Mel may not be coming back, that would hurt.  But as we know pitching, pitching, pitching is what it takes and things are setting up pretty good for ECSU in 09. 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on July 24, 2008, 06:24:13 am
DGilblair....
NECBL has been a good experience for Matt. Got to see Shawn at the All-Star game. He looks and sounds good. If anyone thinks life at the college level is tough with travel and the number of games, ought to try following one of these summer teams. 42 games in 50 days, no overnight stays, bus travel, etc. ..... this is grueling. I think that this experience has strengthened Matt because he has been "managed" and not overused. This along with the return of a healthy Shawn and Jags could make for an interesting staff along with transfers and recruits. You're right if Melvin does not return.  See you at the Golf Classic?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on July 24, 2008, 06:31:26 pm
DGilblair....
NECBL has been a good experience for Matt. Got to see Shawn at the All-Star game. He looks and sounds good. If anyone thinks life at the college level is tough with travel and the number of games, ought to try following one of these summer teams. 42 games in 50 days, no overnight stays, bus travel, etc. ..... this is grueling. I think that this experience has strengthened Matt because he has been "managed" and not overused. This along with the return of a healthy Shawn and Jags could make for an interesting staff along with transfers and recruits. You're right if Melvin does not return.  See you at the Golf Classic?

The travel is brutal for sure.  What if Tingley come back strong and pitches to his potential.  Kuch will be strong.  Can't wait.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: YagsUMB on August 08, 2008, 01:22:29 am
Whats Castillo's situation? Is he going to transfer or is he going to call it quits and start collecting social security? He's old enough to qualify, correct? hahaha just kidding. I'm back Gilblair!!!

Also, take a look at what some of the TrinColl kids did in the NECBL, not too shabby. James Wood and Sean Killeen beat the ball up pretty well for Holyoke, Kent Graham contributed for North Shore but Ryan Piacentini struggled a bit for Manchester. Andrew Janiga signed late and did a very good job coming out of the pen for Manchester. He's gonna be a weekend sleeper for the first few weeks until the NESCAC finds out what hit 'em. I play in the Hartford Twilight League with CF Jack Abbott and I'll tell you what fellas, this kid is a player. He did some moonlighting with Holyoke against a few of the National teams and other exhibitions but mostly played for our Simbury team and was a catalyst all summer long. He's got great speed, gap power, gets fantastic jumps on the ball and has athletic ability that isn't very common in a D3 ball player.  Like his game a lot. If he adds 10-15lbs over the fall/winter and produces some power numbers, he's going to be a force. He's sitting around 180lbs at 6'1" right now so he's not small, but he has a frame to grow into.

Enough with those NESCAC bums though, whats the word on some LEC players this summer?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Rick Vaughn on August 11, 2008, 11:35:04 am
Despite a 1-5 record, Fontaine is the only LEC pitcher that had much success this summer.  He threw 44 innings and was tied for second in K's.  He was solid all summer despite being on a team that was out of contention very early. 

While Castillo struggled, D'Alfonso was a monster.  For a kid with that much power, he struck out a surprisingly low number of times.  He must be scary with metal.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on August 16, 2008, 12:34:29 pm
Whats Castillo's situation? Is he going to transfer or is he going to call it quits and start collecting social security? He's old enough to qualify, correct? hahaha just kidding. I'm back Gilblair!!!

Also, take a look at what some of the TrinColl kids did in the NECBL, not too shabby. James Wood and Sean Killeen beat the ball up pretty well for Holyoke, Kent Graham contributed for North Shore but Ryan Piacentini struggled a bit for Manchester. Andrew Janiga signed late and did a very good job coming out of the pen for Manchester. He's gonna be a weekend sleeper for the first few weeks until the NESCAC finds out what hit 'em. I play in the Hartford Twilight League with CF Jack Abbott and I'll tell you what fellas, this kid is a player. He did some moonlighting with Holyoke against a few of the National teams and other exhibitions but mostly played for our Simbury team and was a catalyst all summer long. He's got great speed, gap power, gets fantastic jumps on the ball and has athletic ability that isn't very common in a D3 ball player.  Like his game a lot. If he adds 10-15lbs over the fall/winter and produces some power numbers, he's going to be a force. He's sitting around 180lbs at 6'1" right now so he's not small, but he has a frame to grow into.

Enough with those NESCAC bums though, whats the word on some LEC players this summer?

Yags how you doing.....not sure what Mel is going to do.  He is not that old.  I'll tell you one thing about Mel, he is a top notch kid.  He works a full time job most of the year pays his own way for everything, thats quite a load.  He played all summer so I would think he plans on playing somewhere in the spring.  He didn't have great success in the NECBL so I don't know why he would transfer to another school but I guess it's possible.  You have your feelers out tell me what you hear. I think he will be at ECSU in September.

I thought all and all the ECSU kids did well this summer in the NECBL.  Fontaine, Wojick and Kukucka got some good innings and experience that will help in the spring. 

I do hear that we have talent coming in that will give us more depth in pitching and fielding but I don't count them chickens till they hatch.  We will find out next month. If Tingley comes back from Tommy John that will be a plus also.  Fall baseball is the best here in New England don't you think? 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on August 18, 2008, 02:41:14 pm
Whats Castillo's situation? Is he going to transfer or is he going to call it quits and start collecting social security? He's old enough to qualify, correct? hahaha just kidding. I'm back Gilblair!!!

Also, take a look at what some of the TrinColl kids did in the NECBL, not too shabby. James Wood and Sean Killeen beat the ball up pretty well for Holyoke, Kent Graham contributed for North Shore but Ryan Piacentini struggled a bit for Manchester. Andrew Janiga signed late and did a very good job coming out of the pen for Manchester. He's gonna be a weekend sleeper for the first few weeks until the NESCAC finds out what hit 'em. I play in the Hartford Twilight League with CF Jack Abbott and I'll tell you what fellas, this kid is a player. He did some moonlighting with Holyoke against a few of the National teams and other exhibitions but mostly played for our Simbury team and was a catalyst all summer long. He's got great speed, gap power, gets fantastic jumps on the ball and has athletic ability that isn't very common in a D3 ball player.  Like his game a lot. If he adds 10-15lbs over the fall/winter and produces some power numbers, he's going to be a force. He's sitting around 180lbs at 6'1" right now so he's not small, but he has a frame to grow into.

Enough with those NESCAC bums though, whats the word on some LEC players this summer?

Yags how you doing.....not sure what Mel is going to do.  He is not that old.  I'll tell you one thing about Mel, he is a top notch kid.  He works a full time job most of the year pays his own way for everything, thats quite a load.  He played all summer so I would think he plans on playing somewhere in the spring.  He didn't have great success in the NECBL so I don't know why he would transfer to another school but I guess it's possible.  You have your feelers out tell me what you hear. I think he will be at ECSU in September.

I thought all and all the ECSU kids did well this summer in the NECBL.  Fontaine, Wojick and Kukucka got some good innings and experience that will help in the spring. 

I do hear that we have talent coming in that will give us more depth in pitching and fielding but I don't count them chickens till they hatch.  We will find out next month. If Tingley comes back from Tommy John that will be a plus also.  Fall baseball is the best here in New England don't you think? 

D Gilblair,

A little Karma, for your updates on ECSU

Thanks
Title: Re: BB: LEC: 2008 SEASON ****NEW FORUM
Post by: SCOUT66 on August 18, 2008, 06:23:31 pm
IM A REP FROM THE NEW ENGLAND REGION, AND I AM EXCITED FOR THE 2008 SEASON FOR THIS CONF, A LOT OF NAMES OUT THERE THAT MIGHT HAVE THE TOOLS TO PLAY AT THE NEXT LEVEL. EASTERN CONNECTICUT IS THE STRONG HORSE THIS YEAR I HAVE NOTED  7 INCOMING TRANSFERS FROM DIV I SCHOOLS AND JUCO AND THERE IS A BUNCH OF KIDS FROM THEIR STARTING LINEUP ON OUR RADAR. SOUTHERN MAINE ONLY GRADUATED TWO THERE ARE A FEW PLAYERS ON THAT TEAM WITH OUR EYE ON. KEENE STATE IS YOUNG, UNDERSIZED. NOW ESCUINRI AND DGILBLAIR YOU SEEM TO BE CONNECTICUT GUYS CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT ON THE TEAM. OR MAYBE SOUTHERN MAINE--
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: EasternCtFan on August 18, 2008, 07:53:40 pm
SCOUTT......... Who are these incoming transfers you talk about and who do you have on your radar?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: SCOUT66 on August 19, 2008, 12:49:39 pm
U SOUTHERN MAINE: I HAVE HEARD ON THE WIRE 3 TRANSFERS, AND IM TRYING TO FIND NAMES AND LOCATINS. PLAYERS-L/R D'ALFONSO PLAYED WELL IN THE NECBL SAW HIS LAST COUPLE OF GAMES BARRELS THE BALL WELL, HAS SIZE,RAW POWER POTENTIAL. BURLESON SLIGHT UNDERSIZE FOR A SS GOOD ARM, GAP POWER, POSSIBLE 2B IN FUTURE GOOD TOOLS. INF MACKEY-AVG BAT/ARM GOOD FIELDER,SLOW LEGS. PITCHERS DO NOT REALLY JUMP OUT.  KEENE STATE IS TRYING TO GET FRANKLIN PIERCE TRANSFERS. PLAYERS- INF-CHEVALIER HAS 2 TOOLS GLOVE, AND EFFORT BUT THATS ABOUT IT. OF DOYON, RUNS WELL,AVG ARM, LONG SWING DROP AND DRIVE. INF DARAK GOOD BAT SEEMS LIKE A STREAKY HITTER,GOOD GLOVE BIG FRAME. EASTERN CONNECTICUT I READ RECEIVED TWO PLAYERS FROM A JUNIOR COLLEGE I WANT TO SAY FROM NJ, A OF FROM MARIST NY, CONNECTICUT RHP, A DIV II SCHOOL IN NJ. PLAYERS-INF CASTILLO, MATURE, LONG SWING,LONG ARM,RUNS WELL, AGE IS QUESTIONABLE. LHP GILBLAIR-LOCATION OF PITCHES WELL MOST PART, MORE VELO IS +, NEEDS 4TH PITCH AND LOCATE, UNDERSIZED. RHP WOJICK- UNDERSIZED, USES LEGS, GOOD VELOCITY GOOD MOVEMENT. OF PARKE-DECEIVING FOR SIZE,HAS TOOLS, GOOD SPEED, ARM,OBP,INF DEWING-BIG FRAME,GOOD BAT,AVG,GLOVE,SPEED NEEDS TO IMPROVE,POTENTIAL
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: SCOUT66 on August 19, 2008, 01:05:00 pm
DONT HAVE MUCH FOR OTHER TEAMS TO BE HONEST RIC HAS A L/L OF POSSIBLE. THATS ABOUT IT.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on August 20, 2008, 08:14:12 pm
Got this through my e-mail  2 HS player listed committed to  ECSU.

Click on heading for alphabetical order:

COLLEGE BASEBALL 2008




 

College Recruiting Rankings for 2008 High School Classes
March 21, 2008
 
This list ranking the nation’s top college recruiting classes is much different than any other rankings. It is based on utilizing our Perfect Game national player rankings to rank the current college recruiting classes.

Perfect Game currently has well over 1,500 players ranked in the 2008 class. The rankings are based on a point system. The top player (presently RHP Gerrit Cole, signed with UCLA) gives UCLA 1,585 points. We’ve assigned the number two player (SS Tim Beckham, signed with Southern Cal) 1,584 points and continued all the way down the list through the final player, whose college of choice receives 1 point in the final tabulation.

There are, of course, some players who have yet to sign with a college. There are also players who we may not have signing information for, although we think our data base is the most complete list available.

Many of the best players on the list will never set foot on campus, choosing instead to sign professionally after the June Draft. We also acknowledge that different schools have different recruiting needs from year to year and may either sign a small class or sign a class heavy in junior college players, who are not included in this evaluation.

These rankings will be updated as we are made aware of more commitments including those players signed during the spring signing period. Also, as time goes forward the PG player rankings are continually updated up until the June Draft. This will also cause some changes to the college recruiting rankings as it will change the total points for colleges who have players moving up or down in the PG rankings. Our current commitment list can be viewed at:

http://www.pgcrosschecker.com/hsprospects/2008/college_commitments_08class.aspx?gyear=2008

Look for periodic updates in these rankings right up until next fall when players actually end up on campus. Then the final rankings will be adjusted again with the start of the 2009 season which will be the final evaluation of the recruiting classes. Who will pgcrosschecker name as the final top recruiting class in the nation?Stay tuned!

If you know of any other signings/commitments or if you are a coach who would like to report anything about a recruiting class to us, please feel free to update us by emailing gsabers@perfectgame.org
 
 
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on August 21, 2008, 05:20:24 pm
Thanks for that karma ECSUalum and the link.

I hear we are getting a UCONN transfer infielder/pitcher, Will Musson who had 17 appearances with a 5.73 era with them last year.  He only had an AB or two but I hear he may be playing the field and pitching for us.  Another new face will be Bobby Nichols, I think thats his last name.  He play for UCONN Avery Point, a JUCO school.  He is another pitcher and outfielder that is expected to play right away.  I think he was drafted out of high school or maybe UCONN AP.  Tall kid who threw hard, my son played against him in high school. Also hear of some catcher coming in.  I think we will have a lot of pitching depth as long as the injured come back and stay there.  The coaches always seem to find some gems in the off season.


SCOUT66, let me take a guess.....you work for the Marlins or Rays?
Don't know what else I could tell you that you don't already know.  All you assessments seem pretty fair to me.  The DAlfonso kid is big for sure.  What I was most impressed by with him was how well he hit bad pitches or should I say pitchers pitches.  What I was least impressed with was his defense and just his judgements in general while on the field.  I think he really needs to improve there alot to get to the next level and have a success.  But if you can hit and with his size they may find a spot for him who knows. Burleson is a very nice player and it will be interesting to see how much he pitches in 09.  Chevalier also has the heart of a lion but I guess that doesn't  get you that far.  Darak is super streaky for sure.  Gilblair undersized, it's that he is 5' 10" and a half  5' 11" that is undersized I guess in most eyes.  Now if he was 6' 1".  That just goes to show you what and inch or two can do for you.  Who said size doesn't matter...lol.  I do agree it would help with more volocity and maybe a fourth pitch.  Castillo will need to shorten that huge swing, if he can, to have any success in the future and the defense needs work at times.  But when he is on his game he is a monster.  Your right on with Parke, I liked that kid the first time I saw him play.  He'll run through a brick wall for you.  Wojick  may use his legs a little to much sometimes and he loses his command of his pitches.  Balance may get a little out of whack but I expect him to have a really good year in 09.  He didn't really pitch for like two years after high school before coming to ECSU this past season.  Then with what he did in the NECBL this summer and the tools he does have he should be real strong and confident in 09.  Fontaine may be one to watch next year also.  He is a big kid that should keep getting better and better, time will tell, but he should have a good year too. As we all know it's about results, thats the bottom line.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: DIII Dad on August 22, 2008, 10:48:00 am
SCOUT66 - You said you are a rep for the N.E. region. Are there any other conferences - teams - players from the New England region on your radar?
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on August 23, 2008, 01:57:03 pm
It seems that Keene recruited some jucco pitchers from a good mcc team this year, should be interesting to see how they do in the LEC.  Also Cipolla ended up on Manchester towards the end of the year, anyone know if he played a lot and how he did.  Should be a good year coming up for the LEC.  I think Keenes biggest issue is going to be pitching.  They lost Morin and Maybe, Somberg is going to have to step up along with some others. If Jags comes back between him and Gil they are going to be strong.  Melvin is a good kid, i have talked to him a couple of times when i was playing at Keene in the New England Regional.  Very down to earth kid, i know that he struggled in Danburry but i watched him a ball into the upper trees in left at the Regionals in Harwich, the kid is a heck of a player.  Keep the updates coming
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on October 12, 2008, 03:26:52 pm
Thanks for that karma ECSUalum and the link.

I hear we are getting a UCONN transfer infielder/pitcher, Will Musson who had 17 appearances with a 5.73 era with them last year.  He only had an AB or two but I hear he may be playing the field and pitching for us.  Another new face will be Bobby Nichols, I think thats his last name.  He play for UCONN Avery Point, a JUCO school.  He is another pitcher and outfielder that is expected to play right away.  I think he was drafted out of high school or maybe UCONN AP.  Tall kid who threw hard, my son played against him in high school. Also hear of some catcher coming in.  I think we will have a lot of pitching depth as long as the injured come back and stay there.  The coaches always seem to find some gems in the off season.


SCOUT66, let me take a guess.....you work for the Marlins or Rays?
Don't know what else I could tell you that you don't already know.  All you assessments seem pretty fair to me.  The DAlfonso kid is big for sure.  What I was most impressed by with him was how well he hit bad pitches or should I say pitchers pitches.  What I was least impressed with was his defense and just his judgements in general while on the field.  I think he really needs to improve there alot to get to the next level and have a success.  But if you can hit and with his size they may find a spot for him who knows. Burleson is a very nice player and it will be interesting to see how much he pitches in 09.  Chevalier also has the heart of a lion but I guess that doesn't  get you that far.  Darak is super streaky for sure.  Gilblair undersized, it's that he is 5' 10" and a half  5' 11" that is undersized I guess in most eyes.  Now if he was 6' 1".  That just goes to show you what and inch or two can do for you.  Who said size doesn't matter...lol.  I do agree it would help with more volocity and maybe a fourth pitch.  Castillo will need to shorten that huge swing, if he can, to have any success in the future and the defense needs work at times.  But when he is on his game he is a monster.  Your right on with Parke, I liked that kid the first time I saw him play.  He'll run through a brick wall for you.  Wojick  may use his legs a little to much sometimes and he loses his command of his pitches.  Balance may get a little out of whack but I expect him to have a really good year in 09.  He didn't really pitch for like two years after high school before coming to ECSU this past season.  Then with what he did in the NECBL this summer and the tools he does have he should be real strong and confident in 09.  Fontaine may be one to watch next year also.  He is a big kid that should keep getting better and better, time will tell, but he should have a good year too. As we all know it's about results, thats the bottom line.

Hello DGilblair

Any updates on the ECSU roster for the coming season?  Jags, Mel, Shawn, new recruits, others?

I presume they will head out to So. Cal next spring again.

Your predictions on how Coach and the Team will do this year?

Was up at campus watching the Soccer team yesterday, drove by the Baseball Stadium to see if there was any fall bb games or workouts going on.  Did not see anyone.

Woodsmith, KCFAN, other LEC bb fans, whats new?

Thanks in advance to all

Getting itchy for the spring to arive I guess
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on October 14, 2008, 10:08:03 am
ecsualum

On the keene front....
 I was talking to coach howe over the weekend and he says that thier roster is pretty big right now.  He seems very happy with the team that they are fielding for the spring.  He also mentioned going with a bigger expanded roster than normal as keene might have a few more "pitcher onlys" this year than in years past.  Coach Howe and Coach Testo both seem to think that thier team will have no problems at the plate this year as once again keene should be able to score runs.  Some of the guys that got some abs last year but were not everyday players should slide into everyday roles on the team.  You will see Chevy slide over to short, who his partner at second will be remains to be determined.  In the outfield dont forget you still have Perkins and Doyon.  In my personal opinion, i think that pitching seems to be the one question mark for the owls.  But like mentioned before coach testo seems confident in his staff, and if i know testo he will make it his personal mission to make sure that he gets the most of his staff which might i add he usually does.  I agree though i need spring, and i need it bad
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Moziemea on October 15, 2008, 08:20:36 pm
JCon and anyone else who still cares,
The regular season is over... we know coaches try to lobby for their kids every chance they get..... records.... the love fest to make players feel good...... weekday starter/weekend starter..... good defense/bad defense ....... wha! Wha! Whaaaa! Pitching statistics that really matter are ERA, Hits, IP, GS, BB's, and K's.
4th in ERA behind Esposito and Morin
3rd in Batting Avg against behind Esposito and Morin
Not even in top 4 for innings pitched behind Fontaine, Jags and Thibeault
Only started 8 games behind Fontaine, Jags and Thibeault
Not even in the top 5 for hits allowed behind Esposito, Michael (UMB),Schmidt, and Morin
Not in the top five for Walks Allowed - behind Fontaine and Jags
2nd in K's - behind Fontaine and 1 ahead of Jags

7 weeks of press releases from the Little East- for Pitcher of the Week
Morin named twice
Fontaine named twice
Michael named once
Andriano named once
Scribner named once

Again ...... no disrespect of Nick,  but his own teammates were named pitcher of the week by the LEC more than him. Good luck i the future Nick, your presence within the league was appreciated and well watched. But this year - you were not the POTY.. sorry.  UMB and the LEC will miss you.

** I have spent many hours reading the posts on this site... I stumbled upon this site in May 2008 while looking for another college site... What is the point to my post?  After reading through what I believe to be all the posts beginning in 2006... I have both a comment and a question... The question? Why would anyone choose 1 player and go on and on about an award that he won?  My comment is...  I did not find as many negative comments about any other player as the ones that were written about "CONWAY"...  I believe it to be nothing more than jealousy; I say this because after reading these comments I did an extensive amount of research about the 2008 LEC season, and Conway...  I have concluded that most of you really have no idea what you are talking about...  Win as a team Lose as a team, the pitcher is not the only player on the field (as we all know) I would be happy to share the correct stats and data with anyone who requests it.  It is my understanding all the coaches have a vote in the "Award" process and although I am sure there is criteria the coaches follow, no one on this site knows what it is...  Although this post comes 4 months after the fact, at least I took the time to get the facts...  CUDOS NICK CONWAY...  You are a great pitcher with great form and an incredible amount of talent, your curve ball is amazing... by the way does anyone else know the variety of unbelievably precise pitches this kid throws?  No Disrespect?  Respect is all this young man deserves and it is a shame that anyone would try take away HIS moment!
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Rick Vaughn on October 15, 2008, 08:43:26 pm
Cipolla did not play very much this summer for Manchester.  And god is he small.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on October 16, 2008, 06:08:17 am
Moziemea.......
Welcome aboard one of the best D3 baseball sites. Thanks for setting us all straight after your extensive research on LEC play and CONWay
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jim Dixon on October 16, 2008, 01:27:21 pm
Cipolla did not play very much this summer for Manchester.  And god is he small.

How small?

Which brings up the question - Who is the smallest D-III player ever.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on October 16, 2008, 01:28:08 pm
Moziemea.....
Also welcome to the crazyness that is the LEC postings.  I looked over your research of Conway and your points, which were really strong.  However, I dont think that people were trying to take away his moment.  As you put it the team wins as a team and loses as a team, and that the pitcher is only one person on the team.  That being said UMB didn't do as much winning as some of the other teams in the conferance over the last couple of years.  I'm not going to sit here and say that Conway is not a great pitcher, he was, and im sure that he still is.  I think that most people felt that thier were other canadates such as a Morin from Keene State, and or a Esposito from Eastern or whomever.  I guess the argument boils down to the old one about if a person should be a Cy Young on a team that doesn't make the postseason and has a great year, or if someone with slightly less numbers on a playoff team should get it.  I feel like in Conway's case his numbers did not blow everyone else out of the water, and that other pitchers should of been pitcher of the year.  That being said, would of i loved to see Conway transfer to Keene State, UH YEAH I WOULD.  He was an amazing pitcher.  However the fact still remains that he was not the best pitcher in the LEC last year, and he was on a sub par team.  As far as everyone not knowing what they are talking about that is a pretty strong comment.  I have been writing on this board for a while now, and i feel that there are people here that know how to play baseball, and know thier stuff.  That's what makes this board the best board in all of the D3 sites. (Nescac for mens basketball is pretty good too though).


Rick Vaughn Cipolla is small, very small.  But, for his size he still manages to do pretty good.  BUt you are right he is small hahaha
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on October 16, 2008, 01:31:45 pm
Jim the program lists him at 5-7 170 pounds.  I have seen Cipolla up close before, the 5-7 might be a stretch.  Im saying he is closer to 5-5.  Although Pedroia does alright for himself at 5-7 so maybe that is a lucky number who knows?  Cipolla is the smallest player that i have ever seen at D3, im sure someone out there is even smaller.  I do know that no one on Southern Maine however is 5-7.  All those guys seem like they are 6-4 240 pounds of rock
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Jim Dixon on October 16, 2008, 01:34:35 pm
Jim the program lists him at 5-7 170 pounds.  I have seen Cipolla up close before, the 5-7 might be a stretch.  Im saying he is closer to 5-5.  Although Pedroia does alright for himself at 5-7 so maybe that is a lucky number who knows?  Cipolla is the smallest player that i have ever seen at D3, im sure someone out there is even smaller.  I do know that no one on Southern Maine however is 5-7.  All those guys seem like they are 6-4 240 pounds of rock

The smallest player I ever saw was Jaime Whiting, NC Wesleyan at 5-4.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on October 16, 2008, 04:09:04 pm
ecsualum

On the keene front....
 I was talking to coach howe over the weekend and he says that thier roster is pretty big right now.  He seems very happy with the team that they are fielding for the spring.  He also mentioned going with a bigger expanded roster than normal as keene might have a few more "pitcher onlys" this year than in years past.  Coach Howe and Coach Testo both seem to think that thier team will have no problems at the plate this year as once again keene should be able to score runs.  Some of the guys that got some abs last year but were not everyday players should slide into everyday roles on the team.  You will see Chevy slide over to short, who his partner at second will be remains to be determined.  In the outfield dont forget you still have Perkins and Doyon.  In my personal opinion, i think that pitching seems to be the one question mark for the owls.  But like mentioned before coach testo seems confident in his staff, and if i know testo he will make it his personal mission to make sure that he gets the most of his staff which might i add he usually does.  I agree though i need spring, and i need it bad

KSCFAN,

Many thanks for tyhe update on KeeneSt.  They have had some great players over the last bunch of years , so I expect they will contend strongly in the LEC and perhaps the NCAA again this year!!

I am hoping to get DGilblair to update us on ECSU

Not too too long to D-III springstart-up, Hoping to get back out to So. Cal to see some early scheduled games.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on October 16, 2008, 07:11:39 pm
Well Mozie.....the coaches vote for the season awards and Nick won pitcher of the year.  Thats what matters.  I think most, if not all, LEC posters and fans think and have said they want Nick on their side of the field. 

ECSUalum, we are not going to Cali this year.  Arizona this year, reason being they moved the spring break date. 

If this team heals up and players reach their potential it could be a very good year for ECSU.  The coaching staff is always on top of the game and that may improve this year with some of the additions to an already time tested trio.

Now the tough part is to predict how all the injurys will heal and perform in the upcoming season.  We have had seven surgically repaired body parts.  Two Tommy Johns, one knee, one shoulder, three broken hands. Thats what I know about.  All but one of those players was on the regional roster and the other is a transfer who should play a major role 09.  All things seem to point to those injurys healing close to 100% by February. I think thats all the bad stuff as far as ECSU is concerned.

The loss of a couple players last year and the ones that didn't return will hurt some no doubt.  Some of the transfers and new faces could fill those spots.  Espo will be missed the most, at least by me.  I'm still convinced that Jags will be back but time will tell.  I did offer him free rent at my house if he comes back.....wait is that an NCAA violation?  Mel is coming back much to the surprise of Yags who thinks Mel is 33.  Just kidding Yags.

The infield will have a different look.  From watching the fall session it looks like Bass at SS, Mel at 2B, Musson at 3B and Hobbes and Dewing at 1B.  Maybe Gilblair in there once in a while if Musson is pitching.  These are all guesses but thats what it looks like.  Not to say someone may be moved as the season gos on but I think this is a good starting point for the infield. The outfield is wide open with a lot of options.  Lots of speed and arms, some home grown, some tranfers.  Whoever performs or sould I say hits early in the year will get the chances.  Parke will be out there somewhere I would guess so that leaves two spots open with Schults having an inside track on  one of those spots.  I can tell you one thing nobody should take anything for granted.  They all better work hard this winter and be ready come spring.

The pitching staff should be really good.  Jags, Gilblair, Fontaine, Wojick, Kukucka, Musson, Tingley, Dutton from last year and some new faces that have a chance to be good.  Could be the best staff in recent years.  Could is the big word but I expect it to be the best in the LEC this year by far if all the above pitch next year.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on October 16, 2008, 08:06:39 pm
Well Mozie.....the coaches vote for the season awards and Nick won pitcher of the year.  Thats what matters.  I think most, if not all, LEC posters and fans think and have said they want Nick on their side of the field. 

ECSUalum, we are not going to Cali this year.  Arizona this year, reason being they moved the spring break date. 

If this team heals up and players reach their potential it could be a very good year for ECSU.  The coaching staff is always on top of the game and that may improve this year with some of the additions to an already time tested trio.

Now the tough part is to predict how all the injurys will heal and perform in the upcoming season.  We have had seven surgically repaired body parts.  Two Tommy Johns, one knee, one shoulder, three broken hands. Thats what I know about.  All but one of those players was on the regional roster and the other is a transfer who should play a major role 09.  All things seem to point to those injurys healing close to 100% by February. I think thats all the bad stuff as far as ECSU is concerned.

The loss of a couple players last year and the ones that didn't return will hurt some no doubt.  Some of the transfers and new faces could fill those spots.  Espo will be missed the most, at least by me.  I'm still convinced that Jags will be back but time will tell.  I did offer him free rent at my house if he comes back.....wait is that an NCAA violation?  Mel is coming back much to the surprise of Yags who thinks Mel is 33.  Just kidding Yags.

The infield will have a different look.  From watching the fall session it looks like Bass at SS, Mel at 2B, Musson at 3B and Hobbes and Dewing at 1B.  Maybe Gilblair in there once in a while if Musson is pitching.  These are all guesses but thats what it looks like.  Not to say someone may be moved as the season gos on but I think this is a good starting point for the infield. The outfield is wide open with a lot of options.  Lots of speed and arms, some home grown, some tranfers.  Whoever performs or sould I say hits early in the year will get the chances.  Parke will be out there somewhere I would guess so that leaves two spots open with Schults having an inside track on  one of those spots.  I can tell you one thing nobody should take anything for granted.  They all better work hard this winter and be ready come spring.

The pitching staff should be really good.  Jags, Gilblair, Fontaine, Wojick, Kukucka, Musson, Tingley, Dutton from last year and some new faces that have a chance to be good.  Could be the best staff in recent years.  Could is the big word but I expect it to be the best in the LEC this year by far if all the above pitch next year.

DGilblair,

Many thanks for the latest update.  I am sure that , besides ECSU followers, other posters on this thread much appreciate your comments and keen insight into Warriors baseball. That's a bummer about not going to So Cal, as my daughter lives in LA area, and we always try to catch at least one game while visiting her.  However, I am sure Arizona area will allow Coach to get his team some good competition and allow him to scope out his starers for the rest of the season.

I am very pleased that Mel is back because, as you have commented previously, he is a great kid, and is exciting to watch.

Jags back will be icing on the cake and of course to have Shawn back to form on the mound and healthy will be outstanding.  Lets keep our fingers crossed that all stay healthy, and then we can all look forward to another great season of LEC and NE D-III baseball.

So Guys, Mr Gilblair has come through again with the latest on the boys of summer  from Willimantic  aka "Evil Empire".  Word, are you out there?

All, let us know what is going on at WCSU, PSC, USM,  RIC, USM, UMB, UMD, more on Keene., and as well, teams in all well the other great  conferences LEC teams face.

 LEC thread is the best and looking to continue the tradition
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on October 17, 2008, 01:24:16 pm
ecsu alum-

Arizona is a good spring break destination.  Over the last three years Southern Maine and Keene have gone done there.  The fields are ok, the Gene Autry (prob the wrong spelling) are pretty good as they where old LA Angles minor league fields.  The usual three fields all back to back to back to each other.  There is some good competition down in Arizona as well as Hopkins, TCNJ, amongst others go there every year so Eastern should be able to play some quality teams.  One thing to note is that, is that most of the teams down there have been only playing a week at the most.  Plus its fun to watch other LEC teams in action as you are waiting for your game to start.  Outside of baseball that is a really nice area around there.  The last three years Keene State has gone down to Arizona State, which is really nice.  I think that they walked around the strip down there and then went to a ASU baseball game.  You should like the trip if you go.

Can't wait till spring... oh wordsmith is in hibernation, dont worry he will be back soon
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on October 17, 2008, 04:32:31 pm
ECSU went from Cali to Arizona and back on their 07 trip.  Played a few days in Cali then drove six hours to Mesa for a few days.  Then drove back to Cali and flew out that night. Played most of the games in Chandler.  I think the complex is the old Brewer spring training spot Snedigar Sportsplex.  Not sure yet if we are going there again.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on October 17, 2008, 07:16:54 pm
ecsu alum-

Arizona is a good spring break destination.  Over the last three years Southern Maine and Keene have gone done there.  The fields are ok, the Gene Autry (prob the wrong spelling) are pretty good as they where old LA Angles minor league fields.  The usual three fields all back to back to back to each other.  There is some good competition down in Arizona as well as Hopkins, TCNJ, amongst others go there every year so Eastern should be able to play some quality teams.  One thing to note is that, is that most of the teams down there have been only playing a week at the most.  Plus its fun to watch other LEC teams in action as you are waiting for your game to start.  Outside of baseball that is a really nice area around there.  The last three years Keene State has gone down to Arizona State, which is really nice.  I think that they walked around the strip down there and then went to a ASU baseball game.  You should like the trip if you go.

Can't wait till spring... oh wordsmith is in hibernation, dont worry he will be back soon

KSCFAN,

You make some good points for visiting Arizona this year.  I guess a 6 hour drive from LA is not a big deal.  Watching other LEC teams and ASC would be a lot of fun.

Any update on KSC bb field?  It's a shame that the team cannot play more home games there as the Keene fans are very supportive.  Is it something that the school can fix easily/cheaply or is a federal project so to speak.

Thanks for you update
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on October 20, 2008, 08:34:22 am
ECSU alum

The keene state field is a great place to play (for Keene) as it has great fan suppourt.  Opposing team outfielders take some abuse.  I remember last year a Southern Maine player actually winding up and firing a ball into the crowd as he was angry at the razzing he  was receiving.  The left field line can be a bit crazy sometimes.
As far as the field goes its tough. Keene State when they built that athletic complex built it on a drained swamp.  The field has a real hard time draining any water because of this.  When the field is dry its a great place to play, however the field is never dry from the snow and water of the spring. Also the wind whips like crazy over there. I dont think opposing teams really look forward to playing there as it is usally cold and the field is wet.  I think their is some plans to improve the field right now, the last time  i talked to the coaching staff they were talking about some improvements to the drainage of the field as well as the dugouts.  The dugouts there are rather crampt.  As far as the drainage goes, thats more of a federal rip up the field project.  Two or three years ago they put in a sprinkler system that has helped some.  I do know that the team as well as the maintainence crew work really hard to keep that field the best they can.   
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Rick Vaughn on October 23, 2008, 05:40:53 pm
Cipolla looked even smaller b/c he was crouching most of the times I saw him.

On smallest players I've seen:  he was not a DIII guy, but I played summer ball with Chris Cates from Louisville the year before they went to the CWS.  Cates is 5'2!!

On spring trips to Arizona:  It's a good place to go.  The greater Phoenix area is very nice and growing fast.  Also there is pretty much zero threat of rain while trips to Florida will frequently lose at least one game due to rain.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on October 24, 2008, 11:28:11 am
Is there a website to check out to see who is going to Arizona.  If i remember it was something like the Russmat or something.  I know it is early in the game and that some teams might not have decided where they are going, but it gives me a distraction from work.  So far all i know is that Keene, USM, and Eastern are going back, as well as TCNJ, and John Hopkins.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: santeezy06 on October 24, 2008, 02:43:58 pm
The website your looking for is www.russmattbaseball.com it is up and running but the teams and schedules are not posted quite yet.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on October 25, 2008, 11:43:55 pm
The website your looking for is www.russmattbaseball.com it is up and running but the teams and schedules are not posted quite yet.

Santeezy and KSCFAN,  Thanks for the reference to the russmattbaseball web site!!  Looks like some great facilities in Phoenix, (Chandler/Mesa) AZ.  Looking forward to following all the NE and LEC Teams starting thier 2009 seasons down there.

I wish ESCU would post the 2009 roster on the thier baseball web site so we could get a bit of a preview of what new recruits and transfers will make the team.

How soon does other NE or LEC BB teams typically post thier rosters and spring schedules??
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on October 26, 2008, 10:09:02 am
ECSUalum... Phoenix is a good place for "spring games" for both your favorite D3 team and then there are tons of MLB spring training games there, all with 20 minutes of Snedigar Complex. Two years ago ECSU was there and the competition was very good.  I don't think you'll see their roster posted until after the first of the year. But from the looks of the fall games/scrimmages,,, it looks like a promising year. But you know as well as anyone, all teams look good before they start the season. Pitching depth will be a key, just like everyone else in the LEC. I believe the Not so Evil Empire is scheduled to play some games in Virginia prior to going to Phoenix. Can't wait.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ECSUalum on October 26, 2008, 08:05:46 pm
ECSUalum... Phoenix is a good place for "spring games" for both your favorite D3 team and then there are tons of MLB spring training games there, all with 20 minutes of Snedigar Complex. Two years ago ECSU was there and the competition was very good.  I don't think you'll see their roster posted until after the first of the year. But from the looks of the fall games/scrimmages,,, it looks like a promising year. But you know as well as anyone, all teams look good before they start the season. Pitching depth will be a key, just like everyone else in the LEC. I believe the Not so Evil Empire is scheduled to play some games in Virginia prior to going to Phoenix. Can't wait.

ecfaninri,

Yes based on your and DGilblairs comments I am REALLY excited for the Warriors to get back into the swing of things in March.  Want to experience the feeling I got when watching them win it all in 2002 on the internet for the first time.  However, this year I plan to watch them win it live @ Fox Cities Stadium.

I was at (ECSC in those days) in the early 70's and watched  great talent such as John Caniera, and Steve Thomas pitch, when they played some excellent D-I/II programs, ie St Johns, UNC, E. Carolina, (spring) and U of New Haven

I really hope Shawn comes back strong this year , he is a great kid and a real warrior, base on how he stuck in there  last year with all his injuries.  From reading this tread, he also seems to have a great Dad.

As you say, piching is so critical, but I have a good feeling re the pitching staff this year, especially if Jags is back and Shawn is healthy.

ecfaninri your first Karma point!   thanks for all your insight over the last 2-3 seasons
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: wordsmith on October 26, 2008, 10:25:17 pm
ecsu alum-

Arizona is a good spring break destination.  Over the last three years Southern Maine and Keene have gone done there.  The fields are ok, the Gene Autry (prob the wrong spelling) are pretty good as they where old LA Angles minor league fields.  The usual three fields all back to back to back to each other.  There is some good competition down in Arizona as well as Hopkins, TCNJ, amongst others go there every year so Eastern should be able to play some quality teams.  One thing to note is that, is that most of the teams down there have been only playing a week at the most.  Plus its fun to watch other LEC teams in action as you are waiting for your game to start.  Outside of baseball that is a really nice area around there.  The last three years Keene State has gone down to Arizona State, which is really nice.  I think that they walked around the strip down there and then went to a ASU baseball game.  You should like the trip if you go.

Can't wait till spring... oh wordsmith is in hibernation, dont worry he will be back soon

Word is in mourning as his Buckeyes lose once again on the big national stage. I even went to Ohio Stadium, Mecca, as it were, this summer and tried to 'exercise' the demons, but they were all on Jenny Craig and addicted to The Biggest Loser and had no interest in my machinations.
Word on the other hand has been hard at work trying to get in shape this fall. I am proud of my six-pack abs. Not bad eh?

http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/7530/Six+Pack+Abs/


By the way Andy Sonnanstine, the Rays pitcher of record tonight in the World Serious and a 'Magic' from Barberton, OHIO,  the birthplace of Bo Schemblecher, and the town where my dad passed away, spent a summer with the Sanford Stainers of the NECBL.

Keene was invaded by the Gourd Horde this weekend. This Pumpkin Festival thang is the same weekend as Homecoming at KSC not to mention the Leaf Peepers. Traffic rumbled past my humble abode from 7am - 11 pm yesterday.  My thoughts on that whole mess of having 70,000 people visit Keene to look at a dang bunch of Punkins --->
http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/7668/Pumpkin+Suicide/

Finally, a few pictures of the Homecoming events at Keene State College this past weekend.

http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/7678/Auto+Surfing/


Midnight Madness - I hear RIC has a big recruit coming in for the basketball team.

http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/7680/Elephant+Basketball/

OK, enough for tonight.... back to hibernation. ZZZZZZZZZZZ




Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: Old Man on October 26, 2008, 11:13:26 pm
Welcome back from hibernation WORD.....  Anyone seen KSCer or JCON?  Looking forward to an interesting 2009 Season.  Lets hope for a great SPRING.  As the UMPS say ...... "PLAY BALL"

OM
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: KSCfan on October 27, 2008, 09:40:05 am
Sant- Thanks for the Russmat link, I know that Keene usually doesnt post its final roster until about 2 or 3 weeks before they head south.  Just had the KSC alumni golf tourny up here in the great white north this weekend.  Its always nice to see the guys get back together and tell stories.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on November 25, 2008, 03:50:47 pm
Rumor is Eastern will host the New England Regionals this year.

Thats a big step up from the Cape.  I know the Cape has a lot of history but the facilitys are not the best.  Eastern is a super place to play and watch.  Easy access, not to far from a couple of the best casinos in the country maybe 30-40 minutes and of course a WalMart right down the road.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: ecfaninri on November 25, 2008, 04:40:21 pm
DGilblair

That would be great news about hosting regionals.

Most people enjoy ECSU stadium.  Good restaurants in the area, parking closeby, and heated rest rooms for those long rain delays in May. Plenty of good vantage points to see the games. Hopefully no one will try and take over Gilblair Hill. That's gotta be reserved seating only. You will be in heaven.

On another note, it is nice to hear Shawn is all over the pitching staff to keep up with off season conditioning. He's gotta be itching to get going. We booked our flight for Phoenix. Happy Holidays. It's almost time to say those immortal words...... Play Ball.
Title: Re: BB: LEC: Little East Conference
Post by: dgilblair on November 25, 2008, 06:10:37 pm
DGilblair