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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby bukie » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:52 pm

Is Illinois really good enough to go for a national seed, or are they just really taking advantage of a favorable schedule?
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby OleMissCub » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:55 pm

bukie wrote:Is Illinois really good enough to go for a national seed, or are they just really taking advantage of a favorable schedule?


If they keep playing well they'll certainly be in contention because it's likely they'll want to give the Big 10 a national seed, like they did with Indiana last year.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby UK » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:23 am

bukie wrote:Is Illinois really good enough to go for a national seed, or are they just really taking advantage of a favorable schedule?


Their schedule hasn't been that bad so far with quality showings against Ok State and USF but they've played the easier part of their conf. schedule (Rutgers should be at least 2 of 3 as well).

They'll need strong performances against OSU and Nebraska as well as win the Tourney to get a top 8 national seed. Right now, they're my last #1 seed.

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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby toonsterwu » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:26 pm

UVA's going to need to go on a very good streak to get in the tournament, but if they do, they are going to be a dangerous seed on the road, assuming Kirby is healthy. That said, the lineup's coming together (Coman's settling in, McCarthy's back), the pen looks to have enough pieces ahead of Sborz now ... and if Jones/Waddell can settle down (and Jones arguably pitched his best game of the year today), this UVA team starts to look like the team that people expected preseason - solid enough offense to go with good pitching. They put themselves in this hole ... but if they can sneak in with a healthy Kirby, they'll be scary for any team, anywhere.

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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby shnsajax » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:24 pm

Its crazy to think that Texas could replace their football, basketball, and now baseball coach all in about a 2 year span. I can't imagine Garrido staying on much longer at the rate they are going given his age. And a year being 1 inning away from the CWS final.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby toonsterwu » Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:18 am

Looks like that lat strain was relatively serious for Nate Kirby. Out for 6-8 weeks. Damn ... but UVA is doing the smart thing for his future by getting him out.

Jones was excellent against the Pack, the bats are hitting, and the pen seems to have finally got it together. If UVA can get to the postseason ... they'll be a dangerous lower seed, but without Kirby, even with Jones "on", that's a big if, as Waddell has been inconsistent (that's putting it nicely ... still weird to think he was the Friday night starter 2 seasons ago ... he's been bad enough that I wonder if he comes back for a senior turn). I'm not even sure who the third starter for the weekend is going to be - Bettinger got work today ... Derek Casey is out after pitching well the last few times out. Adam Haseley, the CF, got a start a few days ago mid-week. Heck, the lineup's banged out - Gerstenmaier is out, Clement is out, LaPrise has been out for the year.

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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby bukie » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:57 pm

Illinois is now projecting to actually get a national seed. really need a good week in Columbus though, since its the first real team they played in about a month.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:45 am

Fewest losses in D1. I would think barring a collapse, we should at least host a regional
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby OleMissCub » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:02 am

SouthSideRyan wrote:Fewest losses in D1. I would think barring a collapse, we should at least host a regional


Would certainly be interesting to see a Super in a stadium that holds 1500.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:07 am

OleMissCub wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:Fewest losses in D1. I would think barring a collapse, we should at least host a regional


Would certainly be interesting to see a Super in a stadium that holds 1500.


Wiki tells me they drew 5,214 in 2009. They'll put a [expletive] of temp seats in.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby OleMissCub » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:20 am

SouthSideRyan wrote:
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SouthSideRyan wrote:Fewest losses in D1. I would think barring a collapse, we should at least host a regional


Would certainly be interesting to see a Super in a stadium that holds 1500.


Wiki tells me they drew 5,214 in 2009. They'll put a [expletive] of temp seats in.


Ah, ya that's not so bad. ULL hosted a Super last year and they were at like 3500 or something.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby bukie » Fri May 01, 2015 7:06 pm

19 in a row. Unreal.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby bukie » Sun May 03, 2015 3:15 pm

I'll go ahead and call that a good week in Columbus. Six home games remaining, RPI up to 8, 21 in a row.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby hawkeyecub » Mon May 04, 2015 7:59 pm

Too bad Iowa and Illinois don't play in the regular season.

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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby OleMissCub » Thu May 07, 2015 7:52 am

SEC Network recently aired an SEC Storied called "Thunder and Lightning" about the 1985 Mississippi State baseball team. Probably one of the more talented college baseball rosters to never win a title. They had Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro and pitchers Jeff Brantley and Bobby Thigpen. Palmeiro is the only SEC player to ever win a triple crown and Brantley is tied for the most wins ever for an SEC pitcher. Interestingly, Thigpen was their cleanup hitter.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu May 07, 2015 8:26 am

hawkeyecub wrote:Too bad Iowa and Illinois don't play in the regular season.


They have had quite a favorable schedule, playing all 4 of the bottom teams, while missing Iowa (2nd) and Maryland(T-4th)
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby hawkeyecub » Fri May 08, 2015 6:07 am

D1Baseball.com has Iowa and Illinois hosting regionals. Crazy

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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby bukie » Sat May 09, 2015 7:30 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:
hawkeyecub wrote:Too bad Iowa and Illinois don't play in the regular season.


They have had quite a favorable schedule, playing all 4 of the bottom teams, while missing Iowa (2nd) and Maryland(T-4th)

Especially compared to Nebraska, who will have played the entire top 8 sans MSU.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby bukie » Sun May 10, 2015 5:27 pm

Illini fall behind 6-2 and 9-5 but refuse to ever stop scoring and end up winning 28-13 to win their 24th in a row. No midweek game, close the season next weekend at home vs. Nebraska. Got to figure they're due to drop one eventually.

I do like their odds if they somehow set the NCAA record for consecutive victories (currently 35).
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby Tim » Sun May 10, 2015 8:20 pm

bukie wrote:Illini fall behind 6-2 and 9-5 but refuse to ever stop scoring and end up winning 28-13 to win their 24th in a row. No midweek game, close the season next weekend at home vs. Nebraska. Got to figure they're due to drop one eventually.

I do like their odds if they somehow set the NCAA record for consecutive victories (currently 35).

The nsbb game thread would still be a mess because we gave up 13
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby bukie » Thu May 14, 2015 10:46 pm

Illinois clinches the B1G with their 25th straight win. NCAA record is 34, that'll be really tough to reach.

Usually the B1G is a non-factor in baseball, also, but this year they've arguably got 5-6 regional teams.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu May 14, 2015 11:24 pm

bukie wrote:Illinois clinches the B1G with their 25th straight win. NCAA record is 34, that'll be really tough to reach.

Usually the B1G is a non-factor in baseball, also, but this year they've arguably got 5-6 regional teams.


They could get to 31 heading into the tournament by sweeping Nebraska and the BTT. Not totally out of reach.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri May 15, 2015 10:54 pm

UCLA ace James Kaprielian has thrown 9 no-hit innings but UCLA has been unable to score so we are going to extra innings.

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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby bukie » Fri May 15, 2015 11:15 pm

Illinois hangs on to win 10-9 in an extremely sloppy game and ties a record with 20 straight B1G wins.
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Re: College Baseball 2015

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri May 15, 2015 11:24 pm

UCLA closer David Berg threw a perfect 10th and UCLA walked off in the bottom of the inning for the first no-hitter in school history.


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