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Nick Robinson, shortstop from North Central College in Illinois drafted by the Red Sox in the 39th Round
Nick Robinson, shortstop from North Central College in Illinois drafted by the Red Sox in the 39th Round
Ypsi make that 8 - 0 with 1 out looks like the with the light situation in Naperville the CCIW is praying for a 10 run rule  ;)
With Giovenco going 149 pitches an Sparacino going 143 today it is clear that North Park was riding out their two studs.  But after beating NCC today, it would have been a large task beating a Wesleyan team with someone as good as Kulavic in their back pocket as a number 3 starter.  However, with the way IW is swinging the bats now and their arms in the bullpen I wouldn't quite count them out right away against Carthage if that is the case.
Looking at the weather forecast in Naperville tonight as well as tomorrow, does anyone know what happens to the tournament if weather becomes a factor, especially since NCC doesn't have lights and games can't be played later at night?
Quote from: BigPoppa on May 10, 2010, 02:58:09 PM
Are there any lights at North Central? (Just wondering in case of bad weather)

This is a shame that NCC doesn't have lights.  It is such a nice field and would be great with lights.  They even have extra lights that are on the football field that are not being used but are available from the days the Chicago Fire used to play at the Stadium.  However, the softball field is in more of a residential neighborhood and in order to get lights on the baseball field, both fields are required by the school to have them and there is an issue with the neighbors at the softball field.

Quote from: BigPoppa on May 10, 2010, 03:22:58 PM
If what McQuade said is true, then I'd bet that Augie dealt with it in a way that only Augie can. He preaches playing against the game, not the opponent.

I am really looking forward to the scores rolling in on Thursday and Friday... is NCC having a live audio feed in addition to live stats?

I would assume there would be a live audio feed in addition to this.  I know that all the NCC home games this year were broadcasted on their home radio station WONC.

So even though I am not positive I would definitely check in on this website and tune in at the times of the game because there is a good possibility that the games would be getting broadcasted on the radio station in addition to live stats.  :)
Quote from: norfrank on May 10, 2010, 01:54:12 PM
But now the pitching matchups change the complexity of each game. I believe  the starters for NP (as a collective whole) are better than any other team. Get past game two and NCC has nothing in they can confidently through out there.  Carthage's pitchers have not shown they can shut down their opponents.

North Park has proven that they have collectively as a whole a very solid pitching staff as well as hitting however I don't think saying that NCC has nothing they can confidently throw out there after game two is an accurate statement.  Looking at the box score of the Wesleyan game yesterday, Hecimovich a freshman left hander, held down Wesleyan's offense for 8 innings allowing 0 runs.  This is the same offense who scored 17 runs the day before in a game where the conference's era leader was on the mound for NCC.  So maybe North Parks pitching is a little bit better, but going into this weekend North Park's conference ERA was 5.94 and NCC's was 6.02, and with both teams going 2 - 1 and their era's both going down, I think it is a little bit more balanced than it shows.  
Quote from: BigPoppa on May 10, 2010, 08:48:41 AM
I think NCC is the favorite. They have beaten everybody all season long. Still, this might be the most wide open CCIW tourney in many, many years.

I can't wait to head out to Naperville to see this years tournamentt it is going to be some great baseball.  Does anyone from here plan on making the trip out to watch the games any of the days?
Quote from: BigPoppa on May 03, 2010, 10:11:29 AM
We do not think poorly about NCC fans and alums, we just think poorly of droppinbombs:)

Oh Poppa I just like to play devil's advocate on here sometimes and I use my comments in doing so as you could see with my previous post.  Last games of the year can't hold anything back  ;D
Quote from: mr_b on May 02, 2010, 11:44:16 PM
Quote from: norfrank on May 02, 2010, 10:41:08 PM
Quote from: droppinbombs47 on May 02, 2010, 09:37:42 PM
In other news, does anyone think Stephen Strasburg I mean Mike Giovenco is going to win his 3rd consecutive CCIW pitcher of the week ??  :P

If you want to bash a player do it in person instead of hiding behind a nickname.  Classless.
It makes one wonder what motivates such a posting... jealousy, perhaps.  I agree with Dirty Jersey that recent postings have been sad and out of character for the CCIW board at the very least.

My take on this whole boards thing is that theyshould be used to inform (scores, rules, schedule changes),  speculate (match-ups, line-ups, who'll qualify for a tournament), and support (one's favorite team, recognize the accomplishments of a player).  Banter and respectful ribbing are entertaining and sometimes clever, and they highlight the competitive nature of the game and the conference as a whole.

Droppinbombs, surely you support a team and probably can celebrate the accomplishments of the players on that team.  Why not do that rather than criticize a player on another team?  You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

Fellas, I mean no harm in my posts I am just having a good time and I don't mean any disrespect towards any other team or players on any of the CCIW teams.  It is obviously that North Central, North Park, Carthage, and Wesleyan are very good ball clubs, and that Giovenco is a great pitcher.  I just give people are hard time because I think it is fun to see their rebuttals about my comments.  I love the CCIW and have been ever since I played for it and I really like the way it is shaping up these next couple weeks.  Carthage as Wesleyan has battled through adversity and are in the tournament and have the chance to make something happen.  As well as North Central and North Park surprising people and finishing 1 and 2 this year.  This is a great year for the CCIW and only is a start in many great and epic battles in the upcoming years especially with Wheaton and Augustana on their tales as well as Elmhurst and Millikin being right behind with a couple strong players away from being contenders.  I am sorry if I have offended anyone but it is all in good fun and I as well as I know all of your guys are, enjoy the change of the guard and excitement this year has brought in the CCIW.
In other news, does anyone think Stephen Strasburg I mean Mike Giovenco is going to win his 3rd consecutive CCIW pitcher of the week ??  :P
 Wow Jigsaw ... not bad for a 6th grade education ;D
Quote from: norfrank on May 01, 2010, 10:49:09 PM
Arrogance comes before the fall.

"I am who I am and your approval isn't needed"  ~ Me
Quote from: The General Public on May 01, 2010, 01:39:44 AM
my post got tied up in my quote...heres my piece..


I have not been on here lately but thanks for the defense. Its good to see that some on here have a reading comprehension level greater than 6th graders.  I guess it was a pretty complex sentence for North Central alum/current students.

Since some of us on here are not at a 6th grade school level I need help with just a little bit of math that I'm struggling with.  What is 1+1 ... Because the answer to that is North Central's magic number to clinch the CCIW conference championship ... I'm trying to figure it out but without a 6th grade education I just can't quite figure it out  ???
Central Region / Re: BB: Central Region Rankings
April 28, 2010, 09:32:40 PM
With the regional rankings coming out tomorrow I would like to hear some people's predictions.  Here are mine for good measure and how I would rank them according to my research on the strength of schedule.

1) Buena Vista
2) St. Norbert
3) North Central
4) Carthage
5) Webster
6) Coe
7) North Park