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The Podcast About Division III Baseball

Feb 11, 2020

Welcome to Episode 58 of The Podcast About Division III Baseball. This is our third of eight regional preview pods -- this one covers the Central region and its four conferences, plus, of course, DA BEARS. Topics include:

  • CCIW
    • North Central (at 3:05) boasts one of the best catchers in the country, and a more experienced pitching staff than usual
    • Illinois Wesleyan (at 7:40) might have an elite 1-2 punch with Nick Figus and Quinn Gudaitis, with more depth beyond them than usual
    • Other contenders (at 11:55) like Augustana and Millikin usually compete 
    • Webster (at 15:15) is crazy loaded and primed for another World Series run
    • Spalding (at 23:15) has made us believers that they are a certified Good™ program
    • Other contenders (at 27:10) like Greenville and Fontbonne could stay in the mix
  • ARC
    • Coe's (at 28:15) postseason run last year was impressive but now they won't be surprising anyone anymore -- these Kohawks are no joke
    • Buena Vista (at 33:10) should still have a chance to defend their title
    • Wartburg (at 35:45) used to run this conference but have been trending down
  • MWC (at 36:40)
    • This conference is fairly wide open so we touched on all the possible favorites: Chicago, Monmouth, Cornell, Ripon
  • UAA
    • WashU (at 41:00) graduated the National Pitcher of the Year and still might have the best pitching staff in the country -- is that good? That seems good. 

We concluded (at 49:50) with a few other notable player shout outs , our player and pitcher of the year picks for the region, and our teams to beat. Then we say goodbye. Thanks for listening!

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