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Old 02-22-17, 09:10 PM
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GWOC Baseball 2017

With the season right around the corner finally, what players do you think will stand out this year?

Thoughts on who will be dangerous offensively and who will be tough to beat on the hill?
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Old 02-23-17, 10:20 AM
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Springboro-should be loaded, have a ton of seniors three big time arms Snyder, Pagliarini, and Kean to go along with McConnel at shortstop.

Butler-will be good with Dues at shortstop and Norman on the mound and if Burley is healthy that's another good arm on the mound.

Tipp City- should be strong as well as they return most of their team and have a few arms who can compete with most anyone.

Miamisburg- has Myers at shortstop and sophomore Duncan Hall on the mound should be good.

GWOC American North should be a very good battle for the league champion between Tipp and Butler with Troy maybe playing spoilers.

American South is a terrible set of teams for baseball, give me Fairborn out of those teams.

National East give me Centerville, they have some good young talent coming through with Hoffman on the mound.

National West give me Springboro to much on the mound not many high school teams can run three D1 arms at you in a week.

One thing to not about the GWOC this year is the amount of talent in the middle infield, off the top of my head you have:
Dues- Wright State
Bell- Old Dominion
Mcconnell- Wright State
Funderburg- Ohio
Myers- Toledo

Centerville has a kid going to Ohio State just do not know his name that is a middle infielder.

Other notable GWOC players:
Eichbaum- Campbell
Norman- Wright State
Hoffman- Clemson
Webb- Toledo
Snyder- Youngstown State
Pagliarini- Northwestern
Kean- Ohio State

That's off the top of my head hopefully other can fill in who I am missing.
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Old 02-23-17, 10:24 AM
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Justyn Eichbaum and Andrew Kraska lead Tipp offensively this year after both putting up solid numbers last year. On the mound Tipp should be one of the best returning their top 4 pitchers and 7 of their top 9 bats. The pitching staff includes Aaron Hughes FB low 80s (8-1, 0.75 ERA), Evan Ford FB low to mid 80s (6-3, 1.51 ERA), Bradley Calhoun FB low 80s (3-2, 2.67 ERA), Trevor Staggs FB mid to upper 80s (3-0, 2.38 ERA). Also Justyn Eichbaum should figure into the pitching rotation after not pitching last year due to ACL surgery, he has a solid fastball in the mid 80s.
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Old 02-27-17, 05:25 PM
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Justyn Eichbaum and Andrew Kraska lead Tipp offensively this year after both putting up solid numbers last year. On the mound Tipp should be one of the best returning their top 4 pitchers and 7 of their top 9 bats. The pitching staff includes Aaron Hughes FB low 80s (8-1, 0.75 ERA), Evan Ford FB low to mid 80s (6-3, 1.51 ERA), Bradley Calhoun FB low 80s (3-2, 2.67 ERA), Trevor Staggs FB mid to upper 80s (3-0, 2.38 ERA). Also Justyn Eichbaum should figure into the pitching rotation after not pitching last year due to ACL surgery, he has a solid fastball in the mid 80s.
Ranking how good a various conference is at the state level in a sport, the GWOC North best sport might be baseball with the addition of Tipp. Then comes football, with basketball, sadly, a distance third.

I hope this Tipp-VB baseball things becomes a huge rivalry. Like Yankees -Red Sox, people throwing at heads and tripping asst. coaches type of things. That sure would be fun (for me at least!)
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Old 02-27-17, 05:50 PM
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Tipp and Vandalia might have a rivalry. We will see. But Troy should not be taken lightly. They will be right there. Remember, in the last 5 years, Troy has won the league twice, while Butler has 3 times.
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Old 02-27-17, 06:10 PM
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Tipp and Vandalia might have a rivalry. We will see. But Troy should not be taken lightly. They will be right there. Remember, in the last 5 years, Troy has won the league twice, while Butler has 3 times.
Agree, very good program.
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Old 02-27-17, 11:36 PM
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Springboro should be the class of the GWOC this year. If they don't make a deep tourney run this year something is wrong. They have 3 division 1 pitchers. A great catcher in Beachy who has signed with D-2 Walsh. Another division 1 commit in the infield as well as the outfield. They have depth for days and more high level talent coming through the ranks.

Reminds me of the old Wayne teams that seemingly had Division 1 players all over the field.
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Old 02-28-17, 01:42 AM
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Fairborn is far from a terrible baseball team. Very strong senior class out of them this year
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Old 02-28-17, 02:07 AM
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Tipp and Vandalia might have a rivalry. We will see. But Troy should not be taken lightly. They will be right there. Remember, in the last 5 years, Troy has won the league twice, while Butler has 3 times.
Will be interesting to see what Troy has this year. They graduated their top 3 arms and pretty much their entire starting line-up from last spring.
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Old 02-28-17, 08:15 AM
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Will be interesting to see what Troy has this year. They graduated their top 3 arms and pretty much their entire starting line-up from last spring.
Right, they probably won't be a contender this Season. They do have a lot of good young talent though.
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Old 03-08-17, 07:17 PM
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Right, they probably won't be a contender this Season. They do have a lot of good young talent though.
They lost a ton but I think they will compete and will be in the likely top three that should be Tipp, Butler and Troy. Tipp is going to be loaded this year and I like them to win the division. I see Butler and Troy duking it out for second.
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Old 03-14-17, 06:57 AM
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Fairborn is far from a terrible baseball team. Very strong senior class out of them this year
Fairborn could be one of the better teams in the GWOC this year, Webb is their ace followed by Profit & Fields. Should be a good hitting team with 13 seniors on the roster. Agree worst overall division after adding Trotwood to go along with West Carrolton & Xenia.
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Old 03-14-17, 08:15 AM
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Any other teams heading south for spring break?
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Old 03-20-17, 08:22 PM
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Any other teams heading south for spring break?
Centerville heading to Tennessee for a weekend round robin, if you call that south. Looking forward to the day that they head to Florida so the kids can enjoy a day or two rather than coming back from that weekend and playing 6 games over 8 days.
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