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The Podcast About Division III Baseball

Mar 28, 2018

Welcome to Episode 11 of The Podcast About Division III Baseball. The 2018 season is well under way, and we have TAKES, folks (but mostly we are just excited to have real things to talk about instead of speculating wildly). We covered a lot in this episode, including...

General Top 25 quick hits (at 1:30):

  • Methodist & Maryville: racking up the dubs
  • Christopher Newport/Case Western/Redlands/Catholic: all impressing early
  • Spalding: surprising in the SLIAC; anything is possible with Jimi Keating
  • Johns Hopkins/Southern Maine/Salisbury/St. Thomas: talented teams off to slow starts

Some deeper dives into a few Top 25:

  • Rowan (at 7:01): They've got arguably the best resume in the country, and a few standouts on both sides of the ball
  • Wisconsin-Whitewater (at 9:54): OMG THEY FINALLY STARTED THEIR SEASON oh and also they are very good again, surprise surprise
  • Concordia-Chicago (at 11:28): One of our preseason contenders is looking strong in the early going
  • Texas Lutheran (at 13:00): Behind two aces and the dude with the most hits in the country, this team is on fire

A look at a possible return to glory for the OAC (at 16:29):

  • Mount Union and Otterbein looked like the favorites heading into the season, and they've been solid...but the usual suspects (Marietta, Baldwin Wallace, and Heidelberg) are also back in business. 

Two fantastic e-mails (at 21:04):

  • Yet another story about a regional team consuming insects for rally purposes; this time from Rhodes
  • The incredible story of what was almost the greatest comeback of all time in a 2011 DePauw/Emory game (links below)

Our traditionally biased updates on our respective schools:

  • WashU update (at 29:10): An impressive Florida trip, John Howard is DEALIN' and Ryan Loutos is the truth
  • Wooster update (at 32:38): The pitching has been great; Dan Harwood is still slugging over .900 lol

Then we say goodbye.

Thanks for listening!

DePauw/Emory game story: 

DePauw/Emory box score: 

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