Feb 16, 2019
Welcome to Episode 32 of The Podcast About Division III Baseball. This episode focuses on the super-duper loaded Mid-Atlantic region, and covers the numerous teams that we see as legitimate contenders in each conference. We begin (at 2:10) with the newly-formed Atlantic East Conference, which is a new collection of teams, most of which have left the CSAC. We suggest Gwynedd Mercy as the slight favorites but it really could be any team's conference to win. We then move to the Centennial Conference (at 4:43), which featured one of the stories of the 2018 season in the Swarthmore Garnet, who return a huge portion of their supremely talented World Series team and have officially overtaken Johns Hopkins as the class of the conference, though the Blue Jays should still be very much in the mix. Next (at 11:29), we briefly touch on the Landmark Conference and why the Catholic Cardinals still seem like the team to beat. We then head (at 13:40) to one of our two MAC conferences, the MAC Freedom conference, where Misericordia returns a shocking amount of their 2018 World Series team, and we explain why we love watching the Cougars so much. Then (at 18:34) we discuss the ever-confusing two-horse race between Arcadia and Alvernia in the MAC Commonwealth, and why the Knights may have one of the best lineups in the region. We move forward with the NEAC (at 23:20), where Toby Welk will probably continue to do Toby Welk things #WelkWatch. Then (at 27:10), it's NJAC time, headed by the spectacularly loaded Rowan Profs, who look so absurdly good that they somehow overshadow three teams that would look like easy favorites in almost any other conference (Rutgers-Camden, TCNJ and Ramapo). Finally (at 41:30), we touch on the Keystone Giants, who appear to be new members of Pool B, but still look every bit as loaded as usual. We conclude (at 46:17) by shouting out some other notable players and then picking our players and pitchers of the year, and our teams to beat.
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