Feb 20, 2019
Welcome to Episode 33 of The Podcast About Division III Baseball. This is the fifth of eight regional preview podcasts -- this episode focuses on the New York Region. We begin (at 1:30) with the New York-iest New York region conference, the SUNYAC, where the Cortland Red Dragons appear to be primed for another run of dominance, but we should probably stop doubting the team that has been to the World Series two years in a row (Oswego State). Next (at 12:15), we move the Empire 8, which features three impressive programs -- Ithaca, St. John Fisher, and Stevens -- with varying strengths and weaknesses, making it difficult to confidently identify a clear favorite. We then head to the Liberty League (at 24:15), where the Union Dutchmen may boast one of the most loaded lineups in the region, while Rochester will hope that their stellar schedule will help its résumé come regional season. Then it's time for the Skyline (at 32:55), as St. Joseph's (Long Island) is probably the favorite again, but Merchant Marine's insane 1-2 duo atop its rotation could make some noise. We then (at 37:25) briefly touch on the totally bizarre new reality for the CUNYAC before previewing the UAA member in this region (at 40:20), NYU. We conclude (at 47:05) 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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