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The Podcast About Division III Baseball

Apr 7, 2019

Welcome to Episode 38 of The Podcast About Division III Baseball. The regular season is in full swing, and there's a whole lot juicy D-III action to talk about. Here's what this episode includes:

  • Top 25 spotlight (3:00)
    • checking in on each of the top 10 teams in the latest Top 25 poll plus a couple bonus teams from 10-25 (Piedmont, Denison, Wheaton (Ma.), Salisbury)
  • Midseason awards -- this is a silly conversation since some teams have played 30 games and some have played 15 but we do it anyway because there are no rules on this podcast
    • Player of the Year candidates (at 17:35)
      • Toby Welk (Penn State-Berks) and Davis Mikell (Castleton) are on a different planet
      • Jake Martin (Trinity)
      • Cole Beeker (Swarthmore)
      • the Killer B's at Piedmont (Andrew Burden and Brady Ballstadt)
      • Noah Payne (Howard Payne but no relation somehow lol)
      • The East Texas Baptist dinger machine (Casey Combs and Seth Mikeska)
    • Pitcher of the Year candidates (especially dumb because it is so innings-based but we did our best) (at 22:23)
      • Expected contenders: Tyler Peck (Chapman), Danny Cody (Baldwin Wallace), Danny Serreino (Rowan)
      • Surprising contenders: Casey Brown (Pacific), Tyler McDonald (Monmouth), 
      • Jake Dickmeyer and John Howard are awesome again
    • Rookie of the Year candidates (at 26:43)
      • It's Caleb Durbin's (WashU) to lose
  • Shouts out to all the D-III alumni on full-season rosters (at 29:05) 
    • We list them all, but some of our favorites include Tommy Parsons, Josh Fleming, Tanner Nishioka, Jake Fishman, J.P. Feyereisen, and OH YEAH THAT JORDAN ZIMMERMANN GUY
  • Bias ball -- now we get to talk about OUR SCHOOLS (at 34:30)
    • 11 wins in a row for WashU as the Bears are scorching hot and Jake is feelin' damn good about that Pool B spot
    • Wooster's offense is mostly back to its normal rampant run-producing ways -- will they mercy-rule every conference game? (probably not but Jordan hopes so anyway)

...then we say goodbye. Thanks for listening!

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