2021 Baseball Mega Thread

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Unread post by McLeansvilleAppFan » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:22 pm

Ended early due to 10 run rule. Can't complain about this weekend.


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Unread post by WataugaMan » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:30 pm

App sweeps the series with Arkansas State, winning today 12-2 in a beat down. I guess they took their two previous series with ECU and UNCW personally. Anyway, great start in conference play.



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Unread post by beav910 » Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:08 pm

Love it. After six straight losses it's nice to get 4 in a row no matter the opponent. Onto Ikea University.


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Unread post by WVAPPeer » Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:16 pm

WataugaMan wrote:
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Winningest coach in program history at Belmont Abbey and Lander. So, either he's a DII guy or Boone isn't the greatest place for DI baseball in a warm weather conference. What I know of Smith is very good.

App has a nice facility but, you know, it's kind of cold up there. Given the choice, kids prefer a warmer environment for baseball. There are much better climate destinations for baseball in the Sun Belt.
If that's the case, then why even field a team? Personally, I'm not buying the cold weather excuse. Anyway, there are four straight home games ahead, one against NC A&T and a series against Arky State (who is currently 3-8). Should do better in the next 4 than what we've witnessed in the last 6.
I don't believe he is using the weather as an excuse, he is simply stating that players would prefer baseball in a warmer climate - that statement is 100% true, however it doesn't mean colder climate teams can't/don't have good baseball teams -


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Unread post by WataugaMan » Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:57 pm

Stating that players would prefer baseball in a warmer climate is pure speculation. Some probably do, not all. Stating that players prefer playing for a winning program regardless of climate is probably more like it.



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WataugaMan wrote:
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Stating that players would prefer baseball in a warmer climate is pure speculation. Some probably do, not all. Stating that players prefer playing for a winning program regardless of climate is probably more like it.
True...but I prefer to attend baseball games in a warmer climate.



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Unread post by bigdaddyg » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:57 am

Isn’t the D1 baseball scholarship limit around 13? How does App handle that? Do we break up scholarships for players or are 13 guys given a ride and the rest basically on their own and play for the love of the game? I thought I had heard that NCSU for example gives every player half a scholarship (could be wrong). If a school’s baseball roster consists of over 50% paying their way that probably make it tough to be really competitive (at a mid tier level). Throw in the tough weather aspect in Boone and it must get challenging. If a guy wants to play ball, is paying for school and isn’t in love with Boone (crazy notion) then it’s possible he might just go where it’s warmer for the first chunk of the season. Just a theory.



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Unread post by WVAPPeer » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:00 am

It's not speculation - take out any connection a potential player has to a certain university or region of the country and yes, players would much rather play baseball in a warmer climate and I state that with my knowledge of being involved with high school and college baseball for over 20 years - I will again repeat this - it is doesn't mean a cold-climate team can't be successful.


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Unread post by WataugaMan » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:54 am

Throughout my 30 year working career, I've been assigned to many places within the continental U.S. With that said, some the coldest places I've witnessed during February/March are on the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast, not the mountains. The wind blowing off the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico during winter will cut right through a person. I'm not really sure one could say that the "warmer climates" are really that much warmer around the Feb/March time frame, at least that's been the case through my experience(s). I remember reporting to basic training in February through March at San Antonio, Texas. Almost froze my ass off, that's a fact. Those strong cold winds of South America that blow north-east across the pampas from the Andes to the Atlantic are brutal.
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Unread post by App91 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:34 am

bigdaddyg wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:57 am
Isn’t the D1 baseball scholarship limit around 13? How does App handle that? Do we break up scholarships for players or are 13 guys given a ride and the rest basically on their own and play for the love of the game? I thought I had heard that NCSU for example gives every player half a scholarship (could be wrong). If a school’s baseball roster consists of over 50% paying their way that probably make it tough to be really competitive (at a mid tier level). Throw in the tough weather aspect in Boone and it must get challenging. If a guy wants to play ball, is paying for school and isn’t in love with Boone (crazy notion) then it’s possible he might just go where it’s warmer for the first chunk of the season. Just a theory.
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Unread post by WVAPPeer » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:46 am

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2019 Vanderbilt (59-12) Tim Corbin 8-2 Michigan Omaha, Neb.
2018 Oregon State (55-12-1) Pat Casey 5-0 Arkansas Omaha, Neb.
2017 Florida (52-19) Kevin O'Sullivan 6-1 LSU Omaha, Neb.
2016 Coastal Carolina (55-18) Gary Gilmore 4-3 Arizona Omaha, Neb.
2015 Virginia (44-24) Brian O'Connor 4-2 Vanderbilt Omaha, Neb.
2014 Vanderbilt (51-21) Tim Corbin 3-2 Virginia Omaha, Neb.
2013 * UCLA (49-17) John Savage 8-0 Mississippi State Omaha, Neb.
2012 * Arizona (48-17) Andy Lopez 4-1 South Carolina Omaha, Neb.
2011 * South Carolina (55-14) Ray Tanner 5-2 Florida Omaha, Neb.
2010 South Carolina (54-16) Ray Tanner 2-1 (11 inn.) UCLA Omaha, Neb.
2009 LSU (56-17) Paul Mainieri 11-4 Texas Omaha, Neb.
2008 Fresno State (47-31) Mike Batesole 6-1 Georgia Omaha, Neb.
2007 * Oregon State (49-18) Pat Casey 9-3 North Carolina Omaha, Neb.
2006 Oregon State (50-16) Pat Casey 3-2 North Carolina Omaha, Neb.
2005 * Texas (56-16) Augie Garrido 6-2 Florida Omaha, Neb.
2004 Cal St. Fullerton (47-22) George Horton 3-2 Texas Omaha, Neb.
2003 Rice (58-12) Wayne Graham 14-2 Stanford Omaha, Neb.
2002 * Texas (57-15) Augie Garrido 12-6 South Carolina Omaha, Neb.
2001 * Miami (Fla.) (53-12) Jim Morris 12-1 Stanford Omaha, Neb.
2000 * LSU (52-17) Skip Bertman 6-5 Stanford Omaha, Neb.
1999 * Miami (Fla.) (50-13) Jim Morris 6-5 Florida State Omaha, Neb.
1998 Southern California (49-17) Mike Gillespie 21-14 Arizona State Omaha, Neb.
1997 * LSU (57-13) Skip Bertman 13-6 Alabama Omaha, Neb.
1996 * LSU (52-15) Skip Bertman 9-8 Miami (Fla.) Omaha, Neb.
1995 * Cal St. Fullerton (57-9) Augie Garrido 11-5 Southern California Omaha, Neb.
1994 * Oklahoma (50-17) Larry Cochell 13-5 Georgia Tech Omaha, Neb.
1993 LSU (53-17-1) Skip Bertman 8-0 Wichita State Omaha, Neb.
1992 * Pepperdine (48-11-1) Andy Lopez 3-2 Cal St. Fullerton Omaha, Neb.
1991 * LSU (55-18) Skip Bertman 6-3 Wichita State Omaha, Neb.
1990 Georgia (52-19) Steve Webber 2-1 Oklahoma State Omaha, Neb.
1989 Wichita State (68-16) Gene Stephenson 5-3 Texas Omaha, Neb.
1988 Stanford (46-23) Mark Marquess 9-4 Arizona State Omaha, Neb.
1987 Stanford (53-17) Mark Marquess 9-5 Oklahoma State Omaha, Neb.
1986 Arizona (49-19) Jerry Kindall 10-2 Florida State Omaha, Neb.
1985 Miami (Fla.) (64-16) Ron Fraser 10-6 Texas Omaha, Neb.
1984 Cal St. Fullerton (66-20) Augie Garrido 3-1 Texas Omaha, Neb.
1983 * Texas (66-14) Cliff Gustafson 4-3 Alabama Omaha, Neb.
1982 * Miami (Fla.) (55-17-1) Ron Fraser 9-3 Wichita State Omaha, Neb.
1981 Arizona State (55-13) Jim Brock 7-4 Oklahoma State Omaha, Neb.


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Unread post by WataugaMan » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:51 am

Good thing we compete in the Sun Belt (mid major) vice SEC ($$$). It is felt, we can compete with other Sun Belt teams, weather gives no other Sun Belt Team an advantage over the other. Just my opinion for what it's worth. Peace



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Unread post by WataugaMan » Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:20 pm

To close on this issue, please allow me to explain where I'm coming from. In a nutshell, I can't speak on what other fans expectations are of our sport(s) programs. Speaking for myself, I don't see App going to the College World Series as a mid major anymore than I see them playing Alabama for the National Championship as a Group of Five member. However, I sincerely believe we can continually be one of the best at the mid major level (in basketball and baseball) and as a member of the Group of Five without any regard to weather. That's it, I'll move on to something else. :)



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Unread post by WataugaMan » Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:23 pm

Bottom of the third, no outs, Charlotte up 10 -0. Sound more like a football score, horrible!



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Unread post by Stonewall » Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:35 pm

No. It doesn’t.



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Unread post by WataugaMan » Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:41 pm

Agreed, particularly when it's an App - Charlotte football game. But, ya'll know what I meant. The score sounds more like a football score regardless of who we're playing. Unfortunately it's Char. Bad analogy on my part.



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Unread post by hapapp » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:49 pm

Final 15-5



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Unread post by AppSt94 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:16 am

Missing some key guys last night hurt. Need to clean up the self-inflicted errors.



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Unread post by Stonewall » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:18 am

I try not to get excited about mid-week games either way.In my mind it's for developmental purposes.Win the week ends!



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