Section 3 Legion Tournament

Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby scc » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:38 pm

The Section 3 Legion tournament starts on Wednesday. Any predictions?

The seeds are:
#1 Casselton
#2 Hope-Finley
#3 Fargo Bombers
#4 Hatton
#5 Central Valley-Hillsboro
#6 May-Port
#7 Thompson
#8 Gardner

I'll take Casselton and Hope-Finley on day 1. The Hatton vs. CV-H game is a push. CV-H blew a 21-2 lead when Hatton won 28-25, but CV-H won their second meeting at Hatton. I'll take CV-H in a close game. The upset special of the tournament could be the #3 vs. #6 matchup, as I think May-Port could have a shot at the Bombers. May-Port's defense will likely be the determining factor.
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby armada113 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:28 pm

scc wrote:The Section 3 Legion tournament starts on Wednesday. Any predictions?

The seeds are:
#1 Casselton
#2 Hope-Finley
#3 Fargo Bombers
#4 Hatton
#5 Central Valley-Hillsboro
#6 May-Port
#7 Thompson
#8 Gardner

I'll take Casselton and Hope-Finley on day 1. The Hatton vs. CV-H game is a push. CV-H blew a 21-2 lead when Hatton won 28-25, but CV-H won their second meeting at Hatton. I'll take CV-H in a close game. The upset special of the tournament could be the #3 vs. #6 matchup, as I think May-Port could have a shot at the Bombers. May-Port's defense will likely be the determining factor.


Ha. May-Port. Ha. Defense. Hahaha. Yeah if May-Port shows up with their defense could they somehow find the offense to back it up?? They are #6 for a reason. If their defense is what you say it is they wouldnt get licked everytime they play. Casselton and Hope seem to be the favorites. Even though Casselton has great pitching, do they have DEEP pitching?? Sure they may have two exellent starters but where do they go after that? And Hope from what ive seen is an great hitting team. But again, do they have the pitching to make it through the tourney?
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby scc » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:35 am

armada113 wrote:
scc wrote:The Section 3 Legion tournament starts on Wednesday. Any predictions?

The seeds are:
#1 Casselton
#2 Hope-Finley
#3 Fargo Bombers
#4 Hatton
#5 Central Valley-Hillsboro
#6 May-Port
#7 Thompson
#8 Gardner

I'll take Casselton and Hope-Finley on day 1. The Hatton vs. CV-H game is a push. CV-H blew a 21-2 lead when Hatton won 28-25, but CV-H won their second meeting at Hatton. I'll take CV-H in a close game. The upset special of the tournament could be the #3 vs. #6 matchup, as I think May-Port could have a shot at the Bombers. May-Port's defense will likely be the determining factor.


Ha. May-Port. Ha. Defense. Hahaha. Yeah if May-Port shows up with their defense could they somehow find the offense to back it up?? They are #6 for a reason. If their defense is what you say it is they wouldnt get licked everytime they play. Casselton and Hope seem to be the favorites. Even though Casselton has great pitching, do they have DEEP pitching?? Sure they may have two exellent starters but where do they go after that? And Hope from what ive seen is an great hitting team. But again, do they have the pitching to make it through the tourney?


May-Port's defense is the reason they are #6. If they play well defensively, they will be fine.
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby baseball » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:33 pm

scc wrote:The Hatton vs. CV-H game is a push. CV-H blew a 21-2 lead when Hatton won 28-25,.



How is that even possible??
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby armada113 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:36 pm

scc wrote:
armada113 wrote:
scc wrote:The Section 3 Legion tournament starts on Wednesday. Any predictions?

The seeds are:
#1 Casselton
#2 Hope-Finley
#3 Fargo Bombers
#4 Hatton
#5 Central Valley-Hillsboro
#6 May-Port
#7 Thompson
#8 Gardner

I'll take Casselton and Hope-Finley on day 1. The Hatton vs. CV-H game is a push. CV-H blew a 21-2 lead when Hatton won 28-25, but CV-H won their second meeting at Hatton. I'll take CV-H in a close game. The upset special of the tournament could be the #3 vs. #6 matchup, as I think May-Port could have a shot at the Bombers. May-Port's defense will likely be the determining factor.


Ha. May-Port. Ha. Defense. Hahaha. Yeah if May-Port shows up with their defense could they somehow find the offense to back it up?? They are #6 for a reason. If their defense is what you say it is they wouldnt get licked everytime they play. Casselton and Hope seem to be the favorites. Even though Casselton has great pitching, do they have DEEP pitching?? Sure they may have two exellent starters but where do they go after that? And Hope from what ive seen is an great hitting team. But again, do they have the pitching to make it through the tourney?


May-Port's defense is the reason they are #6. If they play well defensively, they will be fine.


You cant win games on defense alone. Sure they are not last in the section but its a stretch to say they can upset the top 3 seeds. And what do they have for pitching? Do they have anybody that even clocks at 70-75??
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby MinotFan22 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:43 pm

its funny to see how far thompson fell off from last year... winning on a walk off against a really good fargo team last year to being at the way bottom of the standings in just one year... i predict a fargo-hope final this year.. casselton has nothing for pitchers once their two studs throw..
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Postby armada113 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:02 pm

MinotFan22 wrote:its funny to see how far thompson fell off from last year... winning on a walk off against a really good fargo team last year to being at the way bottom of the standings in just one year... i predict a fargo-hope final this year.. casselton has nothing for pitchers once their two studs throw..


Exactly, Casselton has two GREAT pitchers but then nothing after that. Im not sure about Hope but Fargo has three exellent starters then two more pretty good pitchers, along with some hit or miss relievers. I think Hopes hitting will carry them through the tourney.
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby scc » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:23 pm

armada113 wrote:
scc wrote:
armada113 wrote:
scc wrote:The Section 3 Legion tournament starts on Wednesday. Any predictions?

The seeds are:
#1 Casselton
#2 Hope-Finley
#3 Fargo Bombers
#4 Hatton
#5 Central Valley-Hillsboro
#6 May-Port
#7 Thompson
#8 Gardner

I'll take Casselton and Hope-Finley on day 1. The Hatton vs. CV-H game is a push. CV-H blew a 21-2 lead when Hatton won 28-25, but CV-H won their second meeting at Hatton. I'll take CV-H in a close game. The upset special of the tournament could be the #3 vs. #6 matchup, as I think May-Port could have a shot at the Bombers. May-Port's defense will likely be the determining factor.


Ha. May-Port. Ha. Defense. Hahaha. Yeah if May-Port shows up with their defense could they somehow find the offense to back it up?? They are #6 for a reason. If their defense is what you say it is they wouldnt get licked everytime they play. Casselton and Hope seem to be the favorites. Even though Casselton has great pitching, do they have DEEP pitching?? Sure they may have two exellent starters but where do they go after that? And Hope from what ive seen is an great hitting team. But again, do they have the pitching to make it through the tourney?


May-Port's defense is the reason they are #6. If they play well defensively, they will be fine.


You cant win games on defense alone. Sure they are not last in the section but its a stretch to say they can upset the top 3 seeds. And what do they have for pitching? Do they have anybody that even clocks at 70-75??


May-Port beat CV-H on Sunday to drop them to #5. They blew leads against Hope-Finley and Hatton this season. Their defense led to some of their losses. Most fans would rather see May-Port beat the Bombers, anyway.
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby scc » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:25 pm

armada113 wrote:
MinotFan22 wrote:its funny to see how far thompson fell off from last year... winning on a walk off against a really good fargo team last year to being at the way bottom of the standings in just one year... i predict a fargo-hope final this year.. casselton has nothing for pitchers once their two studs throw..


Exactly, Casselton has two GREAT pitchers but then nothing after that. Im not sure about Hope but Fargo has three exellent starters then two more pretty good pitchers, along with some hit or miss relievers. I think Hopes hitting will carry them through the tourney.


I would take Casselton or Hope-Finley. Casselton is young, but they managed to beat the teams in their section during the regular season. In a double-elimination tournament, you can get by with two pitchers. Hope-Finley's home field advantage should give them an edge.
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby cubsfan » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:10 pm

armada113 wrote:
MinotFan22 wrote:its funny to see how far thompson fell off from last year... winning on a walk off against a really good fargo team last year to being at the way bottom of the standings in just one year... i predict a fargo-hope final this year.. casselton has nothing for pitchers once their two studs throw..


Exactly, Casselton has two GREAT pitchers but then nothing after that. Im not sure about Hope but Fargo has three exellent starters then two more pretty good pitchers, along with some hit or miss relievers. I think Hopes hitting will carry them through the tourney.

I think Casselton will do just fine pitching wise along with some timely hitting. They won't need to throw Rust or Frappier against Northern Cass and they have a couple of other pitchers in Sinner and Schumacher who will be able to throw some valuable innings in the tournament too. It also doesn't hurt that they have the best defense in the section either.
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby MinotFan22 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:42 pm

armada113 wrote:
MinotFan22 wrote:its funny to see how far thompson fell off from last year... winning on a walk off against a really good fargo team last year to being at the way bottom of the standings in just one year... i predict a fargo-hope final this year.. casselton has nothing for pitchers once their two studs throw..


Exactly, Casselton has two GREAT pitchers but then nothing after that. Im not sure about Hope but Fargo has three exellent starters then two more pretty good pitchers, along with some hit or miss relievers. I think Hopes hitting will carry them through the tourney.


who would u say is there three??? cause i think there is four there.. Wawers, Horner, Venaas, and Lundberg (the only problem with him is he has no control of his emotions so a walk in the 1st might do him in for the whole game)..
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby armada113 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:34 pm

MinotFan22 wrote:
armada113 wrote:
MinotFan22 wrote:its funny to see how far thompson fell off from last year... winning on a walk off against a really good fargo team last year to being at the way bottom of the standings in just one year... i predict a fargo-hope final this year.. casselton has nothing for pitchers once their two studs throw..


Exactly, Casselton has two GREAT pitchers but then nothing after that. Im not sure about Hope but Fargo has three exellent starters then two more pretty good pitchers, along with some hit or miss relievers. I think Hopes hitting will carry them through the tourney.


who would u say is there three??? cause i think there is four there.. Wawers, Horner, Venaas, and Lundberg (the only problem with him is he has no control of his emotions so a walk in the 1st might do him in for the whole game)..


Well if Lundberg can keep his emotions in check he throws a great game. Another pretty solid pitcher for Fargo is Kris Haarstad.
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby armada113 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:44 pm

MinotFan22 wrote:
armada113 wrote:
MinotFan22 wrote:its funny to see how far thompson fell off from last year... winning on a walk off against a really good fargo team last year to being at the way bottom of the standings in just one year... i predict a fargo-hope final this year.. casselton has nothing for pitchers once their two studs throw..


Exactly, Casselton has two GREAT pitchers but then nothing after that. Im not sure about Hope but Fargo has three exellent starters then two more pretty good pitchers, along with some hit or miss relievers. I think Hopes hitting will carry them through the tourney.


who would u say is there three??? cause i think there is four there.. Wawers, Horner, Venaas, and Lundberg (the only problem with him is he has no control of his emotions so a walk in the 1st might do him in for the whole game)..


Besides Lundberg is the only Fargo pitcher with substantial varsity time, with a 5-1 record and a era below 2. Horner and Venaas pitched some but limited varsity time. Wawers had no varsity time but could easily have been a quality varsity pitcher.
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby MinotFan22 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:56 am

all i have to say is thank god they moved the games to hope from gardner because that field was in no way shape or form ready to host the sectional tourney... the grass was 6 inches tall..
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MinotFan22 wrote:all i have to say is thank god they moved the games to hope from gardner because that field was in no way shape or form ready to host the sectional tourney... the grass was 6 inches tall..


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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby armada113 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:28 am

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MinotFan22 wrote:all i have to say is thank god they moved the games to hope from gardner because that field was in no way shape or form ready to host the sectional tourney... the grass was 6 inches tall..


all that takes is one afternoon with a lawn mower...[/quote}

Or a day with a hedge clipper. haha. But the left field grass was like a forest, and the infield had big rocks in it. I agree with Minot22, Gardener was in no shape to play a sectional tournament at.
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby Hinsa » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:05 pm

CV-Hillsboro 13, Hatton 3 in 5 innings. CV-H bats came to life. Curious choice of pitchers for Hatton - Dafforn, then their shortstop. No Bilden, no Strand.

Fargo Bombers 12, MPCG 0.

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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby scc » Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:01 pm

I thought CV-H might win, but I believed it would be a close game. The Bombers did beat May-Port 12-0. They put the right guy on the mound to get May-Port out of sync. The six unearned runs didn't help matters, either.
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby armada113 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:05 pm

scc wrote:I thought CV-H might win, but I believed it would be a close game. The Bombers did beat May-Port 12-0. They put the right guy on the mound to get May-Port out of sync. The six unearned runs didn't help matters, either.


What six unearned runs?? If i remember right the Bombers beat May-Port fair and square. May-Port only left 3 runners on base. And it was the same guy two of the times. They just failed to score. What an upset huh??
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby scc » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:41 pm

armada113 wrote:
scc wrote:I thought CV-H might win, but I believed it would be a close game. The Bombers did beat May-Port 12-0. They put the right guy on the mound to get May-Port out of sync. The six unearned runs didn't help matters, either.


What six unearned runs?? If i remember right the Bombers beat May-Port fair and square. May-Port only left 3 runners on base. And it was the same guy two of the times. They just failed to score. What an upset huh??


There were six unearned runs. That's what I meant by May-Port's defense could be a determining factor. Had the offense been there, the defense would have been a factor, but that wasn't the case.

The top two seeds should remain the favorites, even though they didn't get to play today.
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby MinotFan22 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:46 pm

its kinda of a rough deal that casselton and hope have to play two games tommorow. whereas fargo and CV-H will be all rested up and ready to go.... especially cause there is nothing to do in hope after a game so have fun finding something to do in between games
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Postby armada113 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:58 am

Oh man what are you talking about?? Hopes total 5 streets are THRIVING! Theres tons of stuff to do. hahaha
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby MinotFan22 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:22 pm

so casselton beat gardner 14-0 (no surprise)... does anyone know who threw for casselton this morning??
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Postby armada113 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:32 pm

MinotFan22 wrote:so casselton beat gardner 14-0 (no surprise)... does anyone know who threw for casselton this morning??


I highly doubt the would throw Rust or Frappier. Sinner possibly??
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Re: Section 3 Legion Tournament

Postby scc » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:47 pm

armada113 wrote:
MinotFan22 wrote:so casselton beat gardner 14-0 (no surprise)... does anyone know who threw for casselton this morning??


I highly doubt the would throw Rust or Frappier. Sinner possibly??


I think Rose was their starter.
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