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The Podcast About Division III Baseball

Apr 5, 2018

Welcome to Episode 12 of The Podcast About Division III Baseball. We have now reached April which means the season has actually started and we can start taking things seriously. Lots to cover this's what we've got: 

New Top 25 quick hits (at 2:10): 

  • Roanoke keeps winning; the ODAC is gonna be wild in late April
  • UMass-Boston slipping a little bit but hey they're probably fine
  • Methodist dropping a mid-week test to Randolph-Macon
  • Baldwin Wallace hanging on to the #25 spot despite being swept by Mount Union
  • Other teams making a push for the Top 25

Top 25 deep dives:

  • Christopher Newport (at 5:45): One of the most balanced teams in the country has impact talent on both sides of the ball; can they make a run at the CAC title?
  • Wisconsin-Oshkosh (at 10:00): Should the WIAC even be allowed to have another team this good?
  • Redlands (at 13:00): The best from the west get the respect they deserve

Recapping the dope Trinity (Texas)/Texas Lutheran series (at 16:30)

A brief discussion on the new D-III RPI -- link below (at 21:01)

Following up on our confusion about the WIAC (they do *not* have an automatic bid) and discussing the seemingly completely ignored fact that this year's tournament will feature 58 teams instead of 56 -- link to pre-championship manual below (at 23:30)

Our D-III hypothetical of the week at (27:45): what would a Division III baseball program do with unlimited funds? This was an extremely hilarious and enjoyable conversation.

Wooster Update (at 35:51): they won and it snowed AKA the story of every start to a Wooster season

WashU Update (at 36:16): We saw the Bears IN PERSON vs. NYU; our takeaways and Jake's emotional status after watching his old team compete without him 

Then we say goodbye.

Thanks for listening!

Nick Herfordt's D-III RPI: 

2018 Pre-Championship Manual: 

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