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bethlehempard

Baseball recruiting

One lost to W&M: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blo...cher-commits-to-william-and-mary/
NewXbo

Re: Baseball recruiting

bethlehempard wrote:
One lost to W&M: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blo...cher-commits-to-william-and-mary/



It would be nice if someone could post about a few athletes that committed to Lafayette and not some other school.
LC Local Fan

http://www.northjersey.com/sports...ts-to-lafayette-college-1.1071430
NewXbo

Got an email from Coach Joe this morning listing his 2018 class he asked me to post it since Andy and LCLF aren't getting it done.

Pat Nelson Inf/OF from Princeton, NJ

Drew Aherne OF from Chevy Chase, MD

John Cain LHP from Middletown, NY

Hadley Stone RHP from Marion TX

Kyle Stefanic RHP from Berwyn, PA

Conor Russell RHP, Wesley Mass

Luke Robinson OF from St Louis, MO

A J Kloehn C from Canton OH
Andy

NewXbo wrote:
Got an email from Coach Joe this morning listing his 2018 class he asked me to post it since Andy and LCLF aren't getting it done.

Pat Nelson Inf/OF from Princeton, NJ

Drew Aherne OF from Chevy Chase, MD

John Cain LHP from Middletown, NY

Hadley Stone RHP from Marion TX

Kyle Stefanic RHP from Berwyn, PA

Conor Russell RHP, Wesley Mass

Rich Villa C 6-1 HHH, LI

Luke Robinson OF from St Louis, MO

A J Kloehn C from Canton OH


Nice job, the class was announced with a website release on July 15. Shocked

(Glad to hear you're on the road to recovery, not the alcoholism, the other thing)

A few 2015s:

Isaiah Berg OF 6-1 175 BBN, Newton, MA

Connor Jones RHP/3B Oakton HS VA

Rich Villa C 6-1 HHH, LI (on your list, is a 2015)

Spencer Rouse IF R/R 6-0 175 Loyola, Pasadena CA
flyfisher

Learned a bunch on this subject recently as baseball is our love. Our program only has 1.5 scholarships to offer. Max for D1 is 11.7. Needless to say we are nowhere near being fully funded. I can't say about the other patriot schools but we will not be competitive with that kind of support. Tough to find good baseball players with 240k in their bank account for college. Takes some wealthy parents with a big checkbook and ego to match. As well as an appreciation for the education.
Bogus Megapardus

flyfisher wrote:
Our program only has 1.5 scholarships to offer. Max for D1 is 11.7.


1.5 scholarships per year or 1.5 total for the team?
futurepard

son being recruited

My son is being recruited for baseball.

Went to a couple of games, sat in the stands.

Why is there so much animosity towards the coaches from the parents?

[quote="flyfisher:47385"]Learned a bunch on this subject recently as baseball is our love. Our program only has 1.5 scholarships to offer. Max for D1 is 11.7. Needless to say we are nowhere near being fully funded. I can't say about the other patriot schools but we will not be competitive with that kind of support. Tough to find good baseball players with 240k in their bank account for college. Takes some wealthy parents with a big checkbook and ego to match. As well as an appreciation for the education.[/quote]
NewXbo

Re: son being recruited

futurepard wrote:
My son is being recruited for baseball.

Went to a couple of games, sat in the stands.

Why is there so much animosity towards the coaches from the parents?

flyfisher wrote:
Learned a bunch on this subject recently as baseball is our love. Our program only has 1.5 scholarships to offer. Max for D1 is 11.7. Needless to say we are nowhere near being fully funded. I can't say about the other patriot schools but we will not be competitive with that kind of support. Tough to find good baseball players with 240k in their bank account for college. Takes some wealthy parents with a big checkbook and ego to match. As well as an appreciation for the education.


Most parents think they know more about coaching a team than the current coaches.  Obviously they don't or they would be out there recruiting and coaching a college team.  Also, they never want to blame a player, after all it might be their kid the next time.  

Classic example this weekend, two plays where the pitcher should have made a play. One started to throw to 2B on a comebacker, changed his mind, didn't move his feet and threw it away at 1B.  Gave up a couple of runs that cost us the game.

Other play, popup near the mound, pitcher didn't go for it, 3B couldn't get there in time. Nobody made a play, runners advanced and scored on the next play or two and we lose another.

You're the coach for these two plays, who do you blame? What changes would you make?
bethlehempard

I had a close family tie play PL baseball, not at Lafayette. I found it more pleasant to watch games from the sidelines away from the crowds.
The crowds such as they are consist mainly of players' families and friends, and the atmosphere can get a little unpleasant when things aren't going well.
It's different with a big crowd, like at some of the southern schools.
futurepard

Re: son being recruited

I thought as a team you don't blame anyone?

Are you saying you think the pitchers should not be playing because of those two plays or would you blame the fielders?

If players get blamed, that kind of validates what I was hearing from the parents.
NewXbo

Re: son being recruited

futurepard wrote:
I thought as a team you don't blame anyone?

Are you saying you think the pitchers should not be playing because of those two plays or would you blame the fielders?

If players get blamed, that kind of validates what I was hearing from the parents.


It sound like you are going to be another complainer that it's always someone else's fault. You stated the parents (that would be you) are complaining about the coaches. My comments point out that it is often the players fault and not always the coaches.
futurepard

Re: son being recruited

First, I am not a parent of a current player.

I came on here because I wanted to find out more about the program since I am getting mixed signals from the coaches and the parents.

Guess I should look elsewhere for answers since you just went off topic and turned from a question of why parents are grumbling about the coaches to who we should blame for a loss.

By the way, never once did I hear any parent complain about the team not having a winning record.
pardfan

Re: son being recruited

futurepard wrote:
First, I am not a parent of a current player.

I came on here because I wanted to find out more about the program since I am getting mixed signals from the coaches and the parents.

Guess I should look elsewhere for answers since you just went off topic and turned from a question of why parents are grumbling about the coaches to who we should blame for a loss.

By the way, never once did I hear any parent complain about the team not having a winning record.


My son's D1 team had 7 guys touch NHL ice. I talked to the coach once. Nice fellow, ok parents but they could have given a rat's ptooty if I were getting "mixed signals." Watch the games, cheer, donate...end of story.
futurepard

Re: son being recruited

well this was certainly useless.

Cheer, donate?

That is how you decide which school your son should go to.  I'm more concerned on whether any of those things the parents say are true.

Thanks for no help.
Franks Tanks

I am not intimately involved in the Lafayette baseball program, nor have I ever been.  I cannot speak to what parents may or may not be saying in the stands.

I can say that Coach Kinney is a quality baseball coach for this level of competition.  He is demanding and competent, and his former players really like the guy.  I'm sure current players grumble about him and the staff, as players always seem to do, but former players sure seem to respect him when their playing days conclude.
admin

Re: son being recruited

futurepard wrote:
well this was certainly useless.

Cheer, donate?

That is how you decide which school your son should go to. I'm more concerned on whether any of those things the parents say are true.

Thanks for no help.


So you came on here hoping we would all line up to bash coach Kinney - and when we didn't fall in line it was useless.

The parents are pissed because we lose a hell of a lot more than we win and if you're sitting in the stands next to a pitcher's Mom whose kid has a 9.8 ERA you can't say "the pitching sucks" so you go with "the coaching sucks."

This is hardly unique to Lafayette. Hell, the scenario is played out at every level.  You can't tell me you've never heard parents bitching about coaching before - really?
Andy

aXcess Baseball @BaseballLI   Jan 15  

Jon Faraci (Hills West '15) has transferred to Lafayette College. He is recovering from Tommy John and hopes to be ready by the fall

3. JON FARACI- HHH West, RHP: Dominating RH pitcher with a 66 frame. Classic power arm that is highly
projectable. Potential power breaking ball. Very good chance at being a draft pick out of HS in 2015. Early commit to
St. Johns University.

http://www.bluechipprospects.com/pdf/2015TOPPROSPECTSLIST.pdf

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