2023 College Baseball - Tallon's Mounded Circle

RedOctober3829

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Northeastern has made the top 25 poll for the 1st time in program history. Wins over #9 UConn, #10 Duke, and #19 BC, an 8 game winning streak and 7 weekend series winning streak got them there. They even catch a brake with a cancelation of an RPI killing game with Stonehill. Huge game at #23 Maryland looming next Tuesday, they are getting close to that at-large bid should they lose the conference tourney.
I saw them play in a weekend series recently. They're just relentless offensively and can also pitch very well. I think they should be in the at-large conversation at the worst case and probably deserve one but my team in 2011 went 42-12. lost the conference tourney, and did not make the NCAA's.
 

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I saw them play in a weekend series recently. They're just relentless offensively and can also pitch very well. I think they should be in the at-large conversation at the worst case and probably deserve one but my team in 2011 went 42-12. lost the conference tourney, and did not make the NCAA's.
Yup. If you are not in a major conference it's autobid or bust. Am getting excited for what is shaping up to be a pretty good regional with some combo of BC/UConn/NU, but lot of games left before that happens.
 

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James Tallon's 11th save equals the program record. He is tied for the ACC save lead with Wake's Minacci (thanks to B.C.'s comeback, blowing Minacci's save attempt! )
James enters with a one run lead and two on and one out in the eighth facing the heart of the Miami order. Two impressive Ks.
Miami is stingy at home. It will be tough for Duke to take another in this series. Their pitching is thinned out now.
 

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Maryland takes two of three at Penn State to win the regular season Big 10 title. My son plays on the Terps D2 club team and is a comp sci major so he’s been doing data crunching for the varsity team this season. His upcoming assignment is to break down the pitching tendencies of the four teams the Terps may face in the opening rounds of the conference tourney, TBD.
 

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Such a weird season. Maybe they'll be able to host a regional after all with a strong showing in Arlington?
And proceed to lose the first two Big 12 conference games and get eliminated this morning. Big time low point for this program - they should never lose to Kansas schools back to back. Ever.
 

Ale Xander

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And proceed to lose the first two Big 12 conference games and get eliminated this morning. Big time low point for this program - they should never lose to Kansas schools back to back. Ever.
Not in any sport other than Men’s Basketball
 

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Latest D1Baseball Field of 64 projections

Top 16 seeds which all host regionals
1. Wake Forest
2. Florida
3. Arkansas
4. LSU
5. Clemson
6. Stanford
7. Vandy
8. UVA
9. Coastal Carolina
10. Auburn
11. Alabama
12. Kentucky
13. Miami
14. BC
15. South Carolina
16. Indiana State

Out of 16 host schools, 8 are SEC schools and 5 are ACC. 1 Pac-12, 1 Sun Belt, and 1 Missouri Valley.

UConn--#2 seed in BC's regional
Northeastern--#2 seed in Wake Forest's regional
Maine--projected AE champs and #4 seed in Arkansas' regional
Central CT State--projected NEC champs and #4 seed in Clemson's regional
Fairfield--projected MAAC champs and #4 seed in Coastal Carolina's regional.
 

Ale Xander

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Zero big 12 hosts/seeds is wild (but deserved)

Baseball America projects Uconn Northeastern and Army all coming to Harrington (BC)
 

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Zero big 12 hosts/seeds is wild (but deserved)

Baseball America projects Uconn Northeastern and Army all coming to Harrington (BC)
Kudo to BC making sure that Harrington meets the requirements to host a regional. It would not need to be held off campus.

BC plays Clemson today to advance in ACC tourney with its ace fully rested.
 

Ale Xander

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Kudo to BC making sure that Harrington meets the requirements to host a regional. It would not need to be held off campus.

BC plays Clemson today to advance in ACC tourney with its ace fully rested.
I hope so with it only being 5 years old (and feels younger)
They may also actually have enough parking if the theology people have cleared out
 

Ale Xander

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Penn won the Ivy bid so it appears one (between them and Army and Maine) goes to Charlottesville another to BC, and the 3rd to Coral Gables? (As the 4 seeds)

Actually 3 SC possible sites so those are possible too
 

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Terps win Big 10 tournament 4-0 over Iowa in Omaha. They won’t host a regional as they did last year but they’re coming into the NCAAs hot.
 

Ale Xander

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Bad day for BC. They also lost out on the chance to be a Regional host. Guessing Auburn or Kentucky got last seed? Not sure though.

My WAG is Maine going to Winston-Salem and Army to Charlottesville.

Here are the sites hosting:
https://www.ncaa.com/news/baseball/article/2023-05-28/sixteen-regional-sites-selected-2023-ncaa-division-i-baseball-championship

The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records are as follows:
  • Auburn, Alabama – Auburn (34-21-1)
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana – LSU (43-15)
  • Charlottesville, Virginia – Virginia (45-12)
  • Clemson, South Carolina – Clemson (43-17)
  • Columbia, South Carolina – South Carolina (39-19)
  • Conway, South Carolina – Coastal Carolina (39-19)
  • Coral Gables, Florida – Miami (FL) (40-19)
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas – Arkansas (41-16)
  • Gainesville, Florida – Florida (44-14)
  • Lexington, Kentucky – Kentucky (36-18)
  • Nashville, Tennessee – Vanderbilt (41-18)
  • Stanford, California – Stanford (38-16)
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma – Oklahoma State (41-17) through games of 5/28
  • Terre Haute, Indiana – Indiana State (42-15)
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Alabama (40-19)
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina – Wake Forest (47-10)
 

Ale Xander

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BC going to Tuscaloosa
Good draw for regional sucky draw for super
F Bama
We should be hosting
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Maine going to coral gables
 

canderson

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Auburn does not deserve to host a regional. At all.

Texas gets a favorable draw - gong to Miami as the 2 seed with ULL and Maine. They’ll still blow it I’m sure.
 

Ale Xander

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BC’s first game is Friday at 2PM CT (3PM ET) vs Troy on ESPN+
 
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Here's the schedule of games on TV today in the regionals. All other games should be available on ESPN Plus.

Noon
Texas Tech/UConn ESPNU
Ball State/Kentucky SEC Network

1:00
NC State/Campbell ACC Network

3:00
Tulane/LSU ESPNU

6:00
Charlotte/Tennessee ESPNU

7:00
Oklahoma/ECU ESPN2
UNC/Iowa ACC Network

8:00
Eastern Illinois/Vandy SEC Network

9:00
Arizona/TCU ESPNU

10:00
Fullerton/Texas A&M ESPN2
 

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Penn beats Auburn (ranked #13 in the country) with three straight successful bunts in extra innings.

(semi-related, the (Fighting?) Quakers as a mascot seems to raise all sorts of issues... have there been talks about a new name?)
 
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I'd love to hear about bat sponsors/contract for college teams. If a team has a bat sponsor, do all the players have to use that brand bat?
 
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RedOctober3829

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I'd love to hear about bat sponsors/contract for college teams. If a team has a bat sponsor, do all the players have to use that brand bat?
Contractually yea they do. Our special pricing/free stuff is contingent upon 100% usage of bats and gloves. Could someone sneak another bat in? Sure, but if your rep or someone higher up catches it on tv you will get shit for it.