Week 3 Kicks Off On Thursday – Mav’s Rule!

Weekend Preview

Week 3 of the Northern Sun Conference kicked off today with many teams playing Thursday-Friday doubleheaders.  This week we have a number of interesting matchups and already we are seeing some of the lower level teams knock off the title contenders.

Thursday Results –

The biggest series of the weekend is the home & home series between Minnesota State and Southwest Minnesota State.  The Mavericks were picked in the preseason coaches poll to win the NSIC in 2010 and so far the coaches look like they were on to something.  Minnesota State came out of the games with 2 dominating performances on both offense and pitching to move to 9-1 in the conference, winning 11-1 & 8-2.  Game 1 saw the Mustangs have the 10 run rule implemented as Patrick Lenton pitched a complete game gem in 7 innings to move to 6-2 on the season.  He gave up just 4 hits to go with 5 K’s and no walks.  Game 2 saw an equally impressive pitching performance by Blake Schwartz who moved to 6-0 on the season.  These 2 teams will play again tomorrow in Marshall.  Mavericks Sweep Mustangs

St. Cloud State also claimed a 7 inning, 10 run rule game in their 12-2 win over Minnesota Duluth today.  David Deminsky, the NSIC Pitcher of the Week last week, went the distance to get the win.  Sam Radbil hit a grand slam in the game to lead the offensive attack.  The Bulldogs did come back in game 2 to give the Huskies their first Conference loss of the season as they won 9-6.  It was an off day for Logan Birr – both Tyler Erickson and Brian Burmann had home runs for Duluth.

Concordia St Paul got their first win of the season as they split a doubleheader with Wayne State.  The Wildcats eeked out the first game in 9 innings by a score of 13-12 in a game that featured 39 hits between the 2 teams.  Joe Wendte had a huge day for them as he was 5-6 with 2 HR’s, 3 RBI’s and 4 runs scored.  Concordia might have won but they left 17 runners on base in the game.  In the 2nd game Concordia got a great pitching performance from Chris Peterson (2-1) as he pitched a complete game to lead the Golden Bears to a 7-2 victory.  Bryan Lippincott was huge on the day as he was 6-10 with 4 runs, 5 RBI’s and 2 homers to lead Concordia offensively. 

Other News –

Some other information came out this week of interest including:

  • Minnesota State issued an update on their former players who are in the Minor Leagues – Mavs In The Minors
  • Cody Wilcoxson of Concordia continues to post regularly on his Ping! blog.  He’s already posted on it 16 times – Breaking the Losing Woes
  • Augustana easily beat Morningside College today in a non-conference game by a score of 11-2 – Vikings Baseball Cruises
  • St. Cloud State jumped to #13 in the NCBWA poll this week and into a tie for the top spot in the Central Region.  Minnesota State, Winona State and Augustana are also in the all important Top 6 – NCBWA Regional Polls

Players of the Week

I’m a little behind but I should at least acknowledge the Players of the Week for the 8th week of NSIC play – NSIC Week 8 Release

NSIC Player of the Week
Photo#2 Derick Swenson
OF, 5-7, 165, Sr., R/R
Alexandria, Minn.
Alexandria HS
SMSU

Derick Swenson helped lead SMSU to a 5-1 week, including 4-0 in NSIC play, batting .609 with 14 hits in 23 at bats. Swenson finished with four doubles, three home runs and one triple and added nine RBI. He finished with a slugging percentage of 1.261 and an on-base percentage of .679 as he also recorded three walks, two hit by pitches and stole two bases.

NSIC Pitcher of the Week
Photo#27 David Deminsky
LHP, 6-3, 205, SR., L/L
Sartell, Minn.
Sartell HS
St. Cloud State

David Deminsky improved to 5-1 on the year with a complete seven inning shutout on the mound in a 15-0 win over the University of Mary. He gave up just four hits and finished the game with 11 strikeouts. Deminsky is currently tied for with Nick Anderson (Brainerd) with a team-high 57 strikeouts on the season.

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58 Responses to “Week 3 Kicks Off On Thursday – Mav’s Rule!”


  1. 1 John Plasha Sr. April 1, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Wow,
    All that kid does is hit. In the clutch too. 6 for 10 + 5rbi’s. Nice job cu17. Bought the old B/A up 25 points. Not bad for a days work. My hats off to the kid. Nice ballplayer!

  2. 2 Anonymous April 1, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    How many stolen bases

  3. 5 IMAFAN April 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Sr. Were you in the stands with a striped shirt? I was standing to the side behind watching late.
    Strangest play I have seen in a long time. CU; Up by 3, 5-3 5th inning 1 out guy on 3rd with Devries up – a power hitter. 2 balls 2 strikes and they try a suicide squeeze??????? He did offer but the ump didn’t see it and the guy from 3rd was meat. I am not a coach but I play one on this site. What was up with that?

    • 6 John Plasha Sr. April 1, 2010 at 8:24 pm

      I stopped wearing striped shirts long ago. They make me look fatter than I really am. And that’s saying something! I was in the visitors bleachers the whole afternoon with the exception of several hotdog runs to the snack trailer.

      As far as what’s up with the squeeze play, you’ll have to ask the guy who called the play. I must say I did feel pretty sorry for the kid on third. Dead meat would be a better discription.

  4. 7 fishingmn April 1, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    News Flash – if the games are going to be played tomorrow at 11am I may try to attend for a bit at 11am (before heading to the airport at 1pm to pick up the Mrs.).

    John & Cu – look at my picture and try and find me (or send me an e-mail with your cell #’s and I’ll text you).

    70% chance of rain so this may not play out but I’d love to at least say hi.

    • 8 John Plasha Sr. April 1, 2010 at 9:13 pm

      Just watched the weather and the rains not supposed to start till between 2 and 4 in the afternoon. Good chance we’ll get at least the 1st one in.

      As far as looking at your picture, I think I can pick that pretty one out of a line up even on my worst day. See ya at the park.

  5. 9 IMAFAN April 1, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Thats why I was disapointed Winona wasn’t going to play at Cu this year. The field is very “Unique”. If someone from CU takes it for Hr’s in a season or a career I wouldn’t put as much stock in it would you?

  6. 10 cu17dad April 2, 2010 at 5:40 am

    I am not coming today. Saving my last personal day for later. Was able to listen on the radio. His mother and stepdad are there for the series.

    Thanks for the compliments about 17.

    I think the addition of the higher fence in left field makes it more of a challenge to hit home runs at Barnes this year. Certainly the designs of the fence in Center and Right are unique

    • 11 John Plasha Sr. April 2, 2010 at 8:20 am

      I’m sure the addition of the higher fence in left might help on some days but it didn’t make much of a differance yesterday. I’m not trying to take anything away from the kids who went yard but all you had to do was get it up and the trade winds did the rest. I will give Wendte and Lippincott (Both Left-Handers) credit though for recognizing this and having the tallent to go the other way. All 4 of the HR’s they had were of the opposite field varity.

  7. 12 Anonymous April 2, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I don’t understand how some of these games get canceled so easy.
    Weather in Minneapolis tomorrow looks great.
    Also SMSU canceled their games today in Marshall. Sunny and bright although windy.

    • 13 John Plasha Sr. April 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm

      I cant speak for SMSU but it was all they could do to get the 1st game in today between Wayne and Concordia. Both coaches agreed to start a hour early to try and beat the forcasted rain for this afternoon. As it turned out rain halted play in the middle of 5 with WSC holding an 8-2 lead. After 2 1/2 hr. delays (1 for lightening 1 for rain) play was resumed only to be called for good in the 8th. 1 hr later the sun was out but the damage was done. With not even a tarp to cover the infield the playing surface was unplayable. The fact that there was no tarp is a subject for a different post.

      • 14 John Plasha Sr. April 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm

        As far as the weather being better in Minn. tomorrow that does no good. What I was told today at the field was that the NSIC won’t allow teams to be on the road longer than 3 days during conferance play. WSC traveled to Concordia on Wed. played Thur. and Friday and had to travel home after the game. Saturday was not an option. I can understand that rule during a regular week but think there should be an exzemption over holliday weekends.

  8. 15 Anonymous April 2, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Ya the NSIC has many problems that need to be fixed. I one would like to see that when a conference game is cancelled, each team would be credited for 1/2 loss and 1/2 win. Might make some Coaches try to get the game in. Would you like 2 loses on your record or no decisions in the games against a tougher team.
    SMSU cancelled untill tomorrow against MSU. Now if those games are not played SMSU most likely escapes 2 loses.
    JUST SAYING.

  9. 16 Anonymous April 3, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Kudo’s out to Bob Reints, his staff and his players for doing everything possible to get the field ready after a hour plus rain delay. Yes, it would’ve been a complete game after 5 innings, but he and his players did a great job gettting the field back in shapge.

    This is what it’s all about! Doing everything possilbe to get games in.

    • 17 WSCDad April 3, 2010 at 7:13 am

      They should probably spend some money for a tarp for the field. Then it wouldn’t take nearly as much effort and many more games could get played.
      As I understand it, the CU facility is the worst most have seen in a while – including high school. High fences to try and keep balls in the field, bumpy ground – no tarp. How do you recruit kids to come play there?

    • 18 John Plasha Sr. April 3, 2010 at 8:35 am

      Were you at the game?

  10. 19 John Plasha Sr. April 3, 2010 at 9:02 am

    The above question was directed at “Anonymous” who is handing out the “Kudos” for the field maintance. In the middle of the 5th with WSC needing to get 3 outs for a win the lightening/rain started. Aside from covering home plate and the pitchers mound, not a thumb was lifted for the next hour until it was clear play was gonna be resumed and one of the players drug the field with a tractor. Kudos??? That is the home teams job!

    You must be talking about in the 8th inning after Concordia rallied to climb back into it 8-5. When it started to rain again the coaches/players were all over it like “Ants on a Hill”. They were raking, shoveling, putting down water absorbant, you name it. They were on it! But, like WSCdad above stated, an infield tarp could have avoided all of the above.

  11. 20 Anonymous April 3, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I have my gripes with two teams especially in the NSIC. If you look where the Conference office is at and where the Commish was before this job. Heres your sign

  12. 21 Anonymous @ UMD April 3, 2010 at 10:52 am

    The rain came hard after SCSU took the lead and then got UMD out in the 5th, making it official. All I was saying is it was nice to see the UMD staff and players do as much work to get the field ready, whether it played advantage to them or not. I didn’t give it a chance to continue after the down pour.

    • 22 John Plasha Sr. April 3, 2010 at 11:28 am

      I think we’re talking about 2 different games. I thought you were refering to the Concordia/WSC game when you were talking about how much effort was put forth getting the field ready to play. That’s why I answered the way I did. After reading your last post it’s now obvious your talking about SCSU vs. UMD.game. I didn’t attend that game there-for I have no comment.

  13. 23 cu17dad April 3, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Barnes Field has been improved this year. Does it need more help most certainly. The fact that the soccer field has moved to Seafoam Stadium is a benefit. I believe the staff will work more to renovate Barnes. They cannot do much with the size of the complex but the infield does need more help.

    Good luck Sr.. I hope other than the rain the people in St. Paul treated you well.

    How does CU recruit? Most of the kids are from the Cities area and want to play closer to home. The high school I teach and coach at has four players on the team. Brenden Furrow was recruited first. When my son came for a visit Furrow and Steven King (also from Johnston Higgh) spent time with him sharing insights about campus and academics. The facilities were to be upgraded during their elegibility. The academics and the Cities are strong selling points for CU.

    • 24 John Plasha Sr. April 3, 2010 at 12:30 pm

      Cu17,
      Thanks. The people were good and from what I can see you got a nice little ball club there. I think it’s safe to say they are better than their W-L record. Good Luck the rest of the season.

  14. 25 cu17dad April 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Ultimastely when a player is looking for a place to attend school it does help to feel wanted and appreciated. Concordia did that for my son. The school academics are very good, the commitment to buildign new facilities is evident, and it is a large metropolitan area. The construction of Seafoam Stadium is a major improvement. The brand new on campus softball field is a marvelous addition. Does more need to be done and likely to happen in the next couple of years, yes.

    Iowa is different from most states because we play high school baseball in the summer… late May until the end of July. It is harder for an Iowa kid to find a place to play if their best year is their senior year. Scholarships at 4 year schools are gone because school starts a month after they are done playing.

    I would aks a similar question, How does one recruit to remote places? (NE Nebraska, SD, ND, etc…

    Each school has its draw for students and athletes

    • 26 CUParent April 4, 2010 at 7:52 am

      I agree it would be nice for CU to redo their field. I think CU owns that blue building behind home plate, if they tore that down they could lenghten the field. It definetley needs some work.

      • 27 John Plasha Sr. April 4, 2010 at 9:37 pm

        I agree with you, the complex definatly needs some/alot work. The sad part is it appears the college is more commited finincally to other sports as evidenced by the basket ball field house beyond the outfield fence and the football bubble off in the distance. I do realize these are revenue generating sports but I think it’s a shame this school, like many other schools all accross the country, turn a blind eye when it comes to funding the Baseball program.

  15. 28 fishingmn April 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Mavericks destroy SMSU in game 3 of their series today. 2 hitters had career days – http://smsumustangs.com/news/2010/4/3/BB_0403105651.aspx

    Aaron Berner finished 5 for 5 with three home runs and five RBI to lead Minnesota State, Mankato to a 15-3 victory in game one this afternoon. Danny Miller added two home runs and finished with seven RBI to lead the Maverick charge.

  16. 29 Anonymous April 3, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    The wind went down by the start of the second game. No hrs there

  17. 30 Baseball April 5, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Anonymous..you have no clue what your talking about. Before you make a team drive to a city to play a game, you look at the weather. It said it was going to rain on Friday in Marshall and much better on Saturday. So that was the reason. It is a decision that has to be made before a team drives, before umps start driving, etc.

    Also, you failed to mention that SMSU ASKED to move the games to Wednesday and Thursday when it was 70 DEGREES!!!! Mankato didn’t want to. Don’t suggest SMSU is ducking anyone!! That is a joke you would suggest that. Get a clue Mr. B

  18. 31 imafan April 5, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Way too much coffee this morning

  19. 32 Anonymous April 5, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Yes my coffe is somewhat strong this morining and don’t know how to respond to that post accusing me of being a Mr.B. and saying SMSU is ducking someone.
    They have had a tough year in players hurt, leaving, etc. Cancelling the games on Friday was just to premature. My kid was not able to get to our family Easter that we had planned. I suppose that was not even considered. A two hour drive is not a big deal. NOt like they had to stay at a Motel if it was rained out. What happened if it rained on Sat. From what I was told the wind on sat was gusting from 25mph and higher. The wind went down some in the second game, but rain was a possibility.

    • 33 Dave April 5, 2010 at 11:57 am

      The MSU/SMSU games were definitely poorly planned. No question about that. They knew there was a possibility of rain early in the week and it seems they could have rescheduled for Wed/Thu. My son was not able to make it home for our planned Easter either which caused considerable angst around our house this weekend.

  20. 34 Anonymous April 5, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Also, you failed to mention that SMSU ASKED to move the games to Wednesday and Thursday when it was 70 DEGREES!!!! Mankato didn’t want to

    I was not happy about this either. Getting the games in the spring is alway hard to do. Don’t know the reason why we didn’t to this.

  21. 35 Anonymous April 5, 2010 at 11:47 am

    It said it was going to rain on Friday in Marshall and much better on Saturday.

    So they decided to take the (and much better on Saturday chance. )

  22. 36 baseball1787 April 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I had heard there was going to be a change in the scheduling next year. With the current schedule I believe there are 4 teams in the conference that a team would not play. This can make quite a difference in the standings at the end of the year especially with the disparity in talent amongst some of the teams. I hope they are able to make it more even as far as each school playing more of the teams in the conference. Or maybe a split conference with the top 3/4 from each going to playoffs. Anyone heard anything about this?

  23. 37 Mustanger April 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    I heard that the 4 teams you do not play this year, you will play next year. For instance SMSU will play these teams next year they do not play this year.

    Concordia
    St.Cloud
    Wayne St
    Duluth

    The other 4 teams I don’t know who they would be.
    I believe this to be the way it will be done. Not 100%.

  24. 38 Baseball April 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    so you wan Mankato to drive over, pay for vans or bus, pay the umpires to drive an hour and then turn around? You have to think about both teams. Saturday was the extra rain day. I will say sorry if there are more than one “Anonymous” on this board. But you say your kid goes to SMSU? But you also have grips with two schools in the NSIC and SMSU is one? I don’t understand…

  25. 39 Anonymous April 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I don’t know where I said my kid plays for SMSU, but he does not get much playing time at MSU. So the extra day that screwed up Easter, who evers fault it kind of made me upset. The Wed/Thur should have happened. I have seen teams travel great distances and pay the high fee to get two games in at the Dome. A two hr drive would have been worth the risk of getting the games in, in my opinion. Just don’t seem to me that the weather was bad enough to cancel. I may be all wrong. I also would have like the game between Concordia/Wayne played like at the Minnetonka complex if available. They canceled without any effort to replay I guess. I know Concordia has used that field before.
    From what I understand the weather at SMSU kFriday was windy but no rain event happened.
    I guess a effort to get as many games in as possible should have some sort of award.
    If you only get in 28 of the 32 you fail to qualify for the tournament. Something like that so to cancel games it wouldn’t be so quick to pull the trigger. Teams get in now with the best winning percentage no matter how many games they play as far as I know.

    • 40 John Plasha Sr. April 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm

      Anonymous,
      Where did you get you information about Wayne and Concordia “canceling without any effort to play”? I’d like to hear it if you got it from a good source but I doubt it. As I posted above the reason the game couldn’t be played after the rain stopped on Friday was because without a tarp the field was unplayable. I got that from a pretty reliable source which was my son who spent the better part of 2 days on the field. As far as the games not being made up on Saturday that was because of a rule the NSIC has not allowing the kids to be away from school longer then 3 days. Wayne drove Wed. then played Thur. and Friday. Although In my opinion that rule should be modified because in this case it occoured over the holiday weekend so no more school would have been missed but unfortunatly the rule stands as is and was adheared to.

      • 41 Anonymous April 5, 2010 at 5:17 pm

        I was just wondering if a effort ( phone Call) to Minnetonka to see if the field was available. Artificial turf.

        Also looking at the games tomorrow. Augustana at Wayne.
        This is for anyone.
        This is the forcast at Wayne. What would you do. Cancel or go for Wed.

        Tonight: Showers and a few thundershowers. Low 46F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
        Tomorrow: Showers with a possible thunderstorm in the morning, then variable clouds during the afternoon with still a chance of showers. High 56F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
        Tomorrow night: Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Low around 40F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
        Wednesday: Occasional rain tapering to a few showers late. High around 55F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

        Lets see what they do.

      • 42 Wow April 5, 2010 at 5:23 pm

        I am reading all the problems with games cancelled, etc. I just dread what will happen if and when we lose the Dome. Going south this year was not the answer especially for SMSU who only played 5 out of the 10 scheduled. Also the amount of games D2 get to play goes from 56 to 50.
        Anyone hear that fall ball my be on the blocks to.
        Its called (life and balance) in NCAA D2 sports.

  26. 43 Anonymous April 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    MINNESOTA STATE
    In game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, junior outfielder Aaron Berner, a
    native of Grantsburg, Wis., finished the contest five-for-five (2.800 Slugging
    percentage), including three home runs, five RBI and scoring three times.
    On the week, Berner finished with a .462 batting average and scored five
    times. He now owns five homers on the season to lead MSU.

    Nice game by Aaron. Somewhat windy but don’t don’t think it mattered.

    • 44 John Plasha Sr. April 5, 2010 at 5:45 pm

      What a performance by this young man. My hats off to him! Look forward to seeing him later this season.

  27. 45 cu17dad April 6, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Minnetonka H. S. decided to rebuild their pitcher’s mound (into a turf mound) this spring. Originally the Augustana CU games were to be played at Minnetonka. It is hard to play if there is not a pitcher’s mound. I don’t know if the work has been completed but would think so. Minnetonka HS plays spring ball and I believe games in HS have started limiting access to the field for colleges.

  28. 46 John Plasha Sr. April 6, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Wayne 8 Augie 2 Game #1 Game # 2 down 1-0 in the 5th WSC scores 2 in the 6th, 4 in the 6th and 4 in the 7th 10-9 Final.

  29. 48 imafan April 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Yikes. That last game was huge for WSC.
    Micromanager here.
    Marks looks like a very nice young ballplayer. Will he look as good when he can’t lift his arm above his head in a few weeks? He plays every game defensively and than in the middle of the game he goes in and throws and than goes back to third to finish the game than plays in the next one? I think its a huge mistake. All the warm-up throws for (2) hours B4 the game, all the throws between innings, all the time between innings and games. I think the coaches in the NSIC are off base utilizing kids like this. If he is going to pitch he needs days of rest I believe?
    Also. WSC coach left Doran in too long?!
    Like I said I am not a coach but I play one on this blog cause I can tipe….

    • 49 Dave April 6, 2010 at 7:18 pm

      From the box score it looks like Marks only pitched to 13 batters, gave up 5 hits, 5 fly outs and ground outs, 1 bb and 2 hbp so I would expect he threw less than 30-35 pitches. That’s not too hard on an arm. Do you realize how much these guys throw outside of games? That’s one place to adjust the amount of throwing for a guy playing both ways.

      I also saw on the box score that Augie’s coach got ejected in the 7th inning of the first game. Anyone know why and does that mean that he didn’t coach in the second game?

      Sr., congrats to your boy on the winning hit in the second game. Two outs in the bottom of 7, down by one and he comes through in the clutch. Very nice. Those are two really good wins for WSC.

      • 50 John Plasha Sr. April 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm

        Dave,
        I wasn’t there but from what I heard the augie coach got tossed in the 7th but it was no big deal. I think it was a little back and forth jawing with the the home plate ump. Some of those guys have a low tolerance when it comes to that. If I’m wrong on this perhaps he (Augie Coach) will correct me. He post on here from time to time. And once again, being I wasn’t there, I would guess he coached in the 2ed game. I did some research on this matter after the UMD kid got tossed then played in the next game against WSC and per the NSIC and the NCAA you’ve gotta just about shoot somebody to get tossed for 2 games.

        Thanks for the congrats on the last hit of the game. You’ll be able to recognize me in Mankato 2 weeks from now. I’ll still be smiling. Although there were many other big hits that came before that one including some on the other team. Young Mr. Baumann went 5 for 9 with 4 RBI’s just to mention one that jumps out me.

  30. 51 baseball April 6, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    wow, what a win by Wayne State in game two.

  31. 52 Wow April 7, 2010 at 8:39 am

    What a great comeback in the 7th by Wayne St to win the second game of the day. Maybe the young Augie team will learn that you have to play all 7 innings against good teams. Hopefully they will use this as a stepping stone to become one of the premier teams in the league like Wayne.
    Terrible playing conditions all day long.
    Congrats John on Jrs game winning hit.

  32. 53 cu17dad April 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Looks like the weather will allow games this week. I sense a surge in the Golden Bears record. The next two weeks hold the key to the Bears ability to climb into contention for conf tournament. Conf opponents coming up include NSU, Bemidji, and Crookston. This weekend at St Cloud.

    NSU does not have Live Stats up for the DH. I feel like Sr., frustrated being away from the games and unable to follow. NSU is only 783 miles from my house, probably would not have made the trip for a weekend series.

  33. 54 cu17dad April 7, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Sr.
    Congrats on the game winning hit.

    Your pitching was able to shut down Augie’s top hitters. That was tough so great sweep

    • 55 Wow April 7, 2010 at 6:17 pm

      With the wind blowing in at 25-30 miles per hr, I would say at least 6 balls would have been out in just 15mph winds. So an advantage to Wayne on that. All said, Wayne deserved to win the games yesterday.
      They just played better with the conditions handed to all.

      • 56 John Plasha Sr. April 7, 2010 at 7:27 pm

        And with MSM splitting with Duluth today things are starting to heat up. Should make for a fun couple of weeks comming up.

  34. 57 Dave April 7, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    It’s definitely going to be an interesting few weeks in the standings. It should be fun. Can definitely tell that MSU’s bullpen hasn’t had a lot of work this year. The offense had some problems too. They left 10 runners on base in the first game and 15 in the second. Have to get better at picking up those runs. That said, Duluth did a nice job of getting hits when they needed them and making some good plays in the field.

    It was about 35 degrees with 10-15 mph wind up there by the time the second game was finishing. I’m just getting warmed up. It reminded me of the conference tournament in St. Cloud last year.

  35. 58 Anonymous April 8, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Lance Schoenwald so naughty


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