2023 Baseball Mega Thread

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Re: 2023 Baseball Mega Thread

Unread post by Yosef84 » Wed Jan 18, 2023 8:05 am

AppGrad78 wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:09 pm
Yosef84 wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:51 pm
With the incoming group Kermit has recruited (both freshmen and transfers) and the super seniors returning, I feel VERY good about App having a winning record this spring. I'm no authority on these things, but I've never seen a group this impressive coming in at App.
Agreed.

Our biggest problem is the conference in which we play. These guys play big boy baseball. Plus, our out-of-conference schedule isn’t quite as tough as last year but still pretty stout.
No doubt that the Belt plays some very good college baseball, but we've been able to hang close with most of them. We haven't ever had the bullpen to put games away though. With all the pitchers in this class, I'm really hoping that isn't still an issue. We will see. I don't think we win the conference, but I think Kermit has taken the right steps.

I'm really not sure he's on the hot seat. He took over a program that was in terrible shape. I do think that less than 50% would be disappointing this Spring.

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Re: 2023 Baseball Mega Thread

Unread post by Stonewall » Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:05 pm

I am not certain what the expectations of those in position to establish them are as to baseball.I suspect this year will reveal the answer.

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Re: 2023 Baseball Mega Thread

Unread post by AppinVA » Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:53 pm

This is an area where a little patience can go a long way.
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Re: 2023 Baseball Mega Thread

Unread post by Appmountaineers19 » Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:38 pm

Looking at the schedule I would a winning record in non conference play and .500 in conference play would be a great season.

Are they expanding the SBC tournament? I know it used to be 10 teams.

I think getting to the 2nd rd would be icing on the cake.

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Re: 2023 Baseball Mega Thread

Unread post by Stonewall » Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:50 pm

Baseball is the Sunbelt's strength relative to the rest of the D1 conferences. That or anything above it would be a strong showing although lower seeded teams winning a few games in the tournament is not unusul.Could be worth the trip.

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Re: 2023 Baseball Mega Thread

Unread post by 311neers » Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:03 pm



Glad to have called him a teammate. Congrats to Springs and his family! Go apps!

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