Stangs and Vikes

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  1. PC Dad_MC Grad

    PC Dad_MC Grad Well-Known Member
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    Best of luck to St Rita and St Laurence today in semis!! Bring home a clean sweep in 3A and 4A for the CCL Blue the most dominant baseball conference in the state. Possible that 3 of 4 teams in 3A and 4A finals are from the mega CCL/ESCC conference. SR, StL and Montini.
     
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    StL on to finals! 8-2 winners
     
  3. Crossface22.0

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    Re: "Mega CCL/ESCC conference" - Isn't Montini in the CCL officially?

    Congrats to STL, one more!
     
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    Yes on Montini
     
  5. PC Dad_MC Grad

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    Rita eliminated
     
  6. stripes13

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    I think it's weird that they play both classes back to back. I think it'd be cool to do both third place games, and then play the finals back to back.
     
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    Less people stay now after the first game. Allows for possibly charging people admission twice
     
  8. DeanOfSelection

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    In shock Laurence lost
     
  9. PC Dad_MC Grad

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    Ditto, hats off to Montini. Came out of now where? Is StL pushed up to 4A?
     
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    Montini on the right side of this upset.
     
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    St.laur played like they should win easily,Montini played like they really wanted to win. Just my opinion.
     
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    Wow, Grats to Montini.
     
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    Laurence will now opt for 2A next year
     
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    Lol

    CCL brought home lots of hardware today.

    Congrats Broncos of Montini - 3A champs
    Congrats Vikings of St Laurence - 3A runner ups
    Congrats Mustangs of St Rita - 4A 3rd place

    Now that official marks the end of me rooting for any of you. On to football season!!!!
     
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    Calendar marked
    10/4 - Provi vs St Rita
    10/18 - Provi vs St Laurence
    10/25 - Provi vs Montini
     
  16. Wittymoniker1

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    LOL! Very nice, PC Dad. We appreciate your support! Congrats to SL-Bronco-SR for a great showing. Btw, how is PC going to look for 2019?
     
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    1 - 2 for your Celtic? :)
     
  18. PC Dad_MC Grad

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    Pc football looking strong. O line is beastly.
     
  19. Gene K.

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    Really shouldn't be a shock if you followed Montini's season. Montini had a up and down start at the beginning of the season with huge wins and huge losses. Then they came on strong when it counted with 9 wins in a row. Three seniors on the team, none of whom are pitchers. All their starting pitchers are juniors. What they do have is kids who can hit the ball and play better than average defense. In addition, a sophomore left fielder who leads the team in batting average as well as other sophomore contributors. They have at least 5 starting players batting over .300 for the season. They lost to St. Laurence at the start of the season 15-12 but were behind big but stormed back to tie it only to lose it in the 9th inning. Earlier this year I thought they would do well but have to admit they came further than I thought for this year.
    The arrow is pointing up for Montini baseball next season too.
     
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    I bet there is facetiousness in this comment, but not sure!!

    I thought STL wanted to stay in 4A and even appealed the IHSA's ruling. Therefore, had to play in 3A this year. We'll see how it shakes out next year.

    Congrats to Monini, STL, and SR on great runs!
     
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    I was surprised that was Edwardsville's first title since 1998, Seems like they are always in the final.
     
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    Edwardsville would run into local rival, O’Fallon in their sectional. If they got past them then they would run into a CCL powerhouse like MC, SR or Providence. This would keep them out of the finals year after year. They final found a path. Beating Marist was huge.
     
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    Shows how tough it is to win a state championship in baseball

    Makes PCs run a few years ago truly amazing
     
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  24. PC Dad_MC Grad

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    Without a doubt. 14 of their 21 games won over that 3 year period were by 1 run. 6 were won on their last at bat. The biggest being the 6-5 win over MC in 2015.
     
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    @StRitaBaseball June 10. 2019
    Senior Jalen Greer signing his contract with the Oakland A's immediately after the Mustangs game yesterday. He will leave for Mesa, AZ tomorrow. Best of luck to Jalen in his professional baseball career. #SRBaseball
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    Baseball is the one sport that most kids say they have played at some point in their life. I'm sure it has the highest number of participants throughout the years with house and travel ball teams....yet it gets very little, if any, press or hype when it comes to the High School season....Football brings in thousands to the games, Basketball hundreds....Baseball brings in high teens in attendance....America's past time.....I don't get it.
     
  27. DeanOfSelection

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    Ouch! StL player, correct?
     
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    Whenever they have a big game at a place like Crestwood's park and it is at night (7 pm) they get huge crowds. MC-Lockport there in 2013 couldn't even park. Problem is most of the games are at 4:30 during the week.
     
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    Yep 430pm starts and just playing 30-35 games doesn't do the same for the "event" type of atmosphere football has (once a week, Friday night no school next day). Plus baseball has no other school involvement like football- no band, cheer, poms, etc. Not right or wrong, I do agree that baseball gets short stick. It's almost like come state playoffs, ihsa just wants to get it over with asap for summer.

    Honestly I've wondered why some HS programs don't try a minor league approach to drum up more hype. Have bigger youth baseball events for games (get them out there, have kids take field with players). Have some in-between innings games for fans, enhance music and PA more. Try something.
     
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    Very true. Those start times are not conducive to bigger crowds.

    IMO, high school baseball, like high school sports in general, is a hidden gem.
     
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    Playoffs are done with little thought and done poorly. For starters, they do the seeding well before season over which makes zero sense. Also 4 classes is just way too many for baseball.
     
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    The emergence of travel ball over the last decade has dug into it too. I know kids that don’t even play for their high school, they just focus on Travel because that’s where you get noticed by scouts
     
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    Will Montini have to play up in class 4a next year?
     
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    I don't think so. Last year they only won the regional and lost the next game
     
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    Most likely stay at 3A. If they make final 4 again then most likely moved up.
     
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  37. DeanOfSelection

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    I think they have to make the finals so last 4 teams left, doesn't have to be the title game like football. I am not positive though.
     

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