Baton Rouge Regional Discussion Thread

Baton Rouge Regional Discussion Thread

  • 1.LSU
    4.Stony Brook
    3.So Miss
    2.ASU

    10am Fri
    ASU v. SoMiss

  • Discussion
  • Go Army!

    Go Stony Brook!

    This post was edited by Tmoguy 1 year ago

  • spayNnueterallCATS said... (original post)

    1.LSU

    4.Army

    3.So Miss

    2.ASU

    10am Fri

    ASU v. SoMiss

    It’s LSU vs Stony Brook and ASU vs SouthernMiss

  • Stony Brook is the 4 seed, not Army.

    spayNnueterallCATS said... (original post)

    1.LSU

    4.Army

    3.So Miss

    2.ASU

    10am Fri

    ASU v. SoMiss

  • Yeah Stony Brook. The Sea Wolves

  • You want to play in Omaha - it all starts in Baton Rouge

    We can win this

    GO DEVILS !!!

  • LSU v. Stony B is on ESPU Friday evening. ASU v. So Miss is streaming at ESPN3 at 10am

  • So Miss has wins over Ole Miss and Miss State

  • ASU will be facing RHP Gabe Shepard who pitched 7.1 innings of a combined no hitter Saturday against Rice in their conference tournament game.

  • Jack Harris is a lucky man. Gets to take in that LSU environment of 12K fans in person.

  • sparky29 said... (original post)

    ASU will be facing RHP Gabe Shepard who pitched 7.1 innings of a combined no hitter Saturday against Rice in their conference tournament game.

    Marsh needs to be Marsh and let's hope we get good BVK vs. LSU

  • Root for Illinois or FSU in our opposite regional

  • sparky29 said... (original post)

    ASU will be facing RHP Gabe Shepard who pitched 7.1 innings of a combined no hitter Saturday against Rice in their conference tournament game.

    42 strikeouts in 25 innings. His last two starts have been 5 and 7 innings. He has 7 starts, the others range from 1-3 innings. He's either dominant or gone early.

  • Shouldn’t we just start Boyd in the first game?

  • Tmoguy said... (original post)

    42 strikeouts in 25 innings. His last two starts have been 5 and 7 innings. He has 7 starts, the others range from 1-3 innings. He's either dominant or gone early.

    They just moved him into the rotation recently. 2.16 era with a 1.00 whip and only 2 HR's allowed. Most encouraging thing is he's a freshman and that's a tall order to ask for his first post season appearance against a lineup of the Devils caliber.

  • With our roster this is an absolutely winnable regional.

  • JewishSD1996 said... (original post)

    Shouldn’t we just start Boyd in the first game?

    I would not

  • JewishSD1996 said... (original post)

    Shouldn’t we just start Boyd in the first game?

    No. You have to go with your ace in Game 1 because you're in desperation mode and have a longer road if you don't win that one. Saving Marsh for LSU or a loser's bracket game would be a bad move.

  • Stony Brook trolling LSU on Twitter. Few years ago they beat LSU to win a regional

  • JewishSD1996 said... (original post)

    Shouldn’t we just start Boyd in the first game?

    From what I can tell from some quick research, USM has a 6'7" ace that is capable of rolling through a line up with a lot of efficiency and some dudes in the line up that can handle the bat.

    We've got to go with Marsh in game 1.

    Who the heck knows what will happen with the LSU game. Stony Brook isn't going to be intimidated by them.

  • sparky29 said... (original post)

    They just moved him into the rotation recently. 2.16 era with a 1.00 whip and only 2 HR's allowed. Most encouraging thing is he's a freshman and that's a tall order to ask for his first post season appearance against a lineup of the Devils caliber.

    Rice's coach said he hit 98. Others had him at 96. He's thrown 91 pitches last start, 78 the start before and then a few games around 60. We need to make him work. Baton Rogue in June everyone's gonna sweat buckets.

  • Tmoguy said... (original post)

    Rice's coach said he hit 98. Others had him at 96. He's thrown 91 pitches last start, 78 the start before and then a few games around 60. We need to make him work. Baton Rogue in June everyone's gonna sweat buckets.

    Thanks for the report TMO-that actually helps the Devils imo because they can hit anyone's fastball

  • sparky29 said... (original post)

    ASU will be facing RHP Gabe Shepard who pitched 7.1 innings of a combined no hitter Saturday against Rice in their conference tournament game.

    Hey, Devils. Tough matchup for us; however, I can definitely appreciate a unique match-up for us against a powerhouse program. I'm excited to see what happens.

    I have not seen that Shepard has been announced as the starter; though, Berry said that it would be "hard to put Powell back on the mound" after throwing on short rest on Sunday. If that's the case, you'll probably see Shepard.

    The deal with Shepard is that he is a true freshman who had TJ surgery a few games into his senior season in HS. He started several Sunday games for us this year, throwing 1-3 innings as the coaches brought him along slowly. They loosened up the restrictions his last couple of games; though, they still will not allow him to go over 100. He hit 91 pitches in the middle of his no hitter on Saturday and was taken out. He's typically going to work 92-95. He's shown some good breaking stuff, too. He was throwing the fastball by Rice hitters on Saturday--more than he will be able to do this weekend--but his command was outstanding, too. He was filling up the bottom of the strike zone, and there's only so much college lineups will do with 94 at knee level on the outer corner. I don't know if a light went off the last couple of starts or if he's just been in a zone that may be hard to replicate. I'm really interested to see what he shows this weekend.

    I wish I could tell you that this is a really dangerous 3 seed with a lot of talent that has underachieved but is peaking late in the season. I really can't, though. This is probably our weakest team in 5 years (including a team that did not make the tourney). I'm just happy that we made it this far.

    There are a few good bats in a lefty-heavy lineup. Matt Wallner--our cleanup hitter and RF--is the big name. He will probably be a 2nd round pick this year but has struggled big time against good pitching. Our 1 and 2 hitters, Montenegro (LF) and Guidry (2B), have been hitting the ball really well for the last month. Montenegro is a little guy with some pop (5 homers) but primarily a singles hitter that can work counts. Guidry is hitting right at .300 but has an OBP of .469--so good at working counts and remaining stationary in front of pitches coming in the direction of his body. He struggled with an injury early in the year that contributed to poor defensive numbers and lower power numbers than he should have. Slater (1B) is the 3-hitter--big kid with good power (11 homers) and can work counts He got off to a torrid start but has basically been a .260 hitter the last couple of months with low power numbers. Bowen (DH) also has good power (11 homers) and is our leading hitter at .340. After you get through the first 5, it's pretty weak. Lynch (3B) is a true freshman with a decent average but only hits singles. Our 9 hitter, Cooper (SS), hits .149 and isn't even a very good fielder. Big K numbers from 1-9. We leave a ton of men on base. As a whole, we can blow mediocre pitching to shreds but haven't show the ability to hit high-level pitching.

    Defense: All you have to do is look at the numbers there. Our 3B and SS haven't even committed a ton of errors. It's just that we've had an inordinate amount of errors from other positions (pitchers, 1B, 2B, C, OF). Even worse, our players all have pretty limited range, so not only do they botch a lot of routine plays, they can't get to a lot of balls that others can.

    Pitching: Powell has been our ace. He's a high-80's pitch-to-contact right-hander with downward trajectory (he's 6'7) and a good cutter. He's had a hell of a season and given us more than we could have asked for--particularly given that he had two TJ surgeries before even pitching for us. Honestly, though, he should be a Saturday or Sunday guy. Stevie Powers has been our #2--a lefty who works mid-to-high 80's. He's been pitching hurt all year--word is a torn labrum--but he's a senior and wanted to gut it out. The fact that he and Shepard spent much of the season as our 2 and 3 starters tells you a lot. I mentioned Shepard earlier. Our bullpen is also a bit of a wild card. We have several guys who just run hot and cold. Stanley and Tweedy have been our most consistent out of the pen with the latter being a situational/short relief lefty. Cody Carroll is a high-80's righty with good movement but can run into trouble with location (leaving balls up in the zone). JC Keys has the most explosive arm out of the pen, as he can run it up in the mid-90's and has an absolutely filthy 12-6 hammer but he's been horrible since a really good midweek effort against Ole Miss.

    In sum, I think we are probably your typical 3 seed with a maybe a little more upside if a few things can go our way. I'm not expecting much this weekend but stranger things have happened in postseason college baseball.

    This post was edited by eaglenjxn 1 year ago

  • Thanks for posting So Miss fan! Appreciate the info

  • Eaglenjxn - thanks so much much for the info and stoping by! Sounds like we could have a fun game on our hands.

  • Eagle- how hard was the kid throwing before tj surgery?