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ed65

Baseball 4/5

I just got back from West Point.  Two well-pitched games by Connor Ortolf and Mitch Leeds.  They gave up 5 dingers to one for LC and lost both games.  Army first game pitcher was a stud and only gave up one hit.  LC's run was unearned.   In Game 2 LC loaded the bases in the first inning against a very hitable Cadet pitcher but couldn't get a big hit.

Cory Spera pitched great in relief but all the good pitching was wasted as the team once again could not hit.

Bednar and a player to be named later on the hill at West Point tomorrow.

The home plate ump in the second game was just terrible and gave every call to Army.  The Patriot League needs to do a lot better than this guy.  He better not give up his day job.
Andy

Good job getting out there, Ed, (had to be blustery), and good report.  Baseball fans on the board are few and far between. I "watched" on Gametracker.

As you said,  Ortloff and Spera combined to pitch a 3-hitter and lost. We managed one. Basically, we need a shutout to win (like our MSoc team).  The team BA is now .213 Yikes!

Joe has done a decent job bringing in quality pitching.  Is there hitting help in this class?
ed65

It was more than blustery. The wind whips down the river and right through the academy like a monsoon.  Makes Metzger look calm.

I don't see any bright lights in the hitting department.  Joe has to use his meager scholies on pitchers so we need to recruit some kids who can hit AND who can pay.  Prep schools maybe?

I try to get to one of the weekend days when the team plays at West Point.  It is only an hour drive from my house.  Met lots of parents there today.  It is a lot of fun talking to them.  

It sucks to lose to Army but at least that obnoxious coach was gone.

The Army field is nice BUT the music that is played is much too loud and in the first game was corn pone country.  As I was driving out I followed a car with Mississippi plates, confirming my suspicion that all military personnel at the academy are from the South!  I would think the academy could do better than the idiotic all too loud music played at the ball park.
bison137

ed65 wrote:
 Joe has to use his meager scholies on pitchers so we need to recruit some kids who can hit AND who can pay.  Prep schools maybe?




I'm surprised to hear LC has even a $1.00 of athletic scholarships for baseball.  I don't think anyone else in the PL does.   Any idea how much?
ed65

bison137 wrote:
ed65 wrote:
 Joe has to use his meager scholies on pitchers so we need to recruit some kids who can hit AND who can pay.  Prep schools maybe?




I'm surprised to hear LC has even a $1.00 of athletic scholarships for baseball.  I don't think anyone else in the PL does.   Any idea how much?


One per year.  The entire Army and Navy teams are on Athletic Scholarships but, of course, Bison, you knew that!
bison137

ed65 wrote:
bison137 wrote:
ed65 wrote:
 Joe has to use his meager scholies on pitchers so we need to recruit some kids who can hit AND who can pay.  Prep schools maybe?




I'm surprised to hear LC has even a $1.00 of athletic scholarships for baseball.  I don't think anyone else in the PL does.   Any idea how much?


One per year.  The entire Army and Navy teams are on Athletic Scholarships but, of course, Bison, you knew that!



I knew everyone at Army and Navy - athletes and non-athletes alike - have a free ride.    But I was surprised to hear LC has this level of baseball scholarships.   I'm pretty sure that LU and HC don't have any, and I know Bucknell doesn't.
Lafalum

bison137 wrote:
ed65 wrote:
bison137 wrote:
ed65 wrote:
 Joe has to use his meager scholies on pitchers so we need to recruit some kids who can hit AND who can pay.  Prep schools maybe?




I'm surprised to hear LC has even a $1.00 of athletic scholarships for baseball.  I don't think anyone else in the PL does.   Any idea how much?


One per year.  The entire Army and Navy teams are on Athletic Scholarships but, of course, Bison, you knew that!



I knew everyone at Army and Navy - athletes and non-athletes alike - have a free ride.    But I was surprised to hear LC has this level of baseball scholarships.   I'm pretty sure that LU and HC don't have any, and I know Bucknell doesn't.


Actually what I didn't know about the service academies is that they can be excused from their service contracts if they are drafted by a pro team.
bison137

Lafalum wrote:
bison137 wrote:
ed65 wrote:
bison137 wrote:
ed65 wrote:
 Joe has to use his meager scholies on pitchers so we need to recruit some kids who can hit AND who can pay.  Prep schools maybe?




I'm surprised to hear LC has even a $1.00 of athletic scholarships for baseball.  I don't think anyone else in the PL does.   Any idea how much?


One per year.  The entire Army and Navy teams are on Athletic Scholarships but, of course, Bison, you knew that!



I knew everyone at Army and Navy - athletes and non-athletes alike - have a free ride.    But I was surprised to hear LC has this level of baseball scholarships.   I'm pretty sure that LU and HC don't have any, and I know Bucknell doesn't.


Actually what I didn't know about the service academies is that they can be excused from their service contracts if they are drafted by a pro team.



Not immediately.   That was thrown out by the DOD about five years ago when Army was doing it and Navy/AF complained.   Now SA graduates have to serve a minimum of two years of regular service and then can convert the rest to serving in a recruiting office in the offseason.   In that case, they also may be required to repay some portion of their last two years tuition.

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