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Baseball 2019
« on: March 28, 2019, 03:52:32 PM »

I checked out BF yesterday afternoon at Tiger Field vs Blackhawk. To my surprise, Tigers won 5-4. Daylin Brickner started off the season with a lead-off HR to RF that hit the top of the 16' fence and bounced over. Cam Kern started and pitched generally well. Tigers look pretty solid as Rowe's teaching fundamental baseball is showing results now. BF will be relying on seniors Brickner, Kern, Garrett, Whippo and Woodley. They seem ok defensively although Woodley is pretty much a disaster at ss and hopefully won't play there again. If he does, his inability to field grounders will cost BF otherwise winnable games.

Tigers are 2-1 so far with an opening game loss to Neshannock, then wins of Rochester and Blackhawk. They have another test this afternoon against Riverside.

I chatted with Hopewell's scout for a few minutes. Said I was surprised Hopewell was AAA not 4A. He said Hopewell graduated 140 kids last year. Wow... He thinks North Cath and SSA will be the teams to beat. Hopewell has a good baseball tradition and feeder program, but they did have significant graduation losses including their top pitcher, Joe Ross (now at Ohio U).

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Re: Baseball 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 09:29:30 AM »

I checked out BF yesterday afternoon at Tiger Field vs Blackhawk. To my surprise, Tigers won 5-4. Daylin Brickner started off the season with a lead-off HR to RF that hit the top of the 16' fence and bounced over. Cam Kern started and pitched generally well. Tigers look pretty solid as Rowe's teaching fundamental baseball is showing results now. BF will be relying on seniors Brickner, Kern, Garrett, Whippo and Woodley. They seem ok defensively although Woodley is pretty much a disaster at ss and hopefully won't play there again. If he does, his inability to field grounders will cost BF otherwise winnable games.

Tigers are 2-1 so far with an opening game loss to Neshannock, then wins of Rochester and Blackhawk. They have another test this afternoon against Riverside.

I chatted with Hopewell's scout for a few minutes. Said I was surprised Hopewell was AAA not 4A. He said Hopewell graduated 140 kids last year. Wow... He thinks North Cath and SSA will be the teams to beat. Hopewell has a good baseball tradition and feeder program, but they did have significant graduation losses including their top pitcher, Joe Ross (now at Ohio U).


That's really low. I'm surprised to hear that
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Re: Baseball 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 10:14:04 AM »

I was wondering how man artificial turf fields are available for baseball around the WPIAL?
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Re: Baseball 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 06:15:43 PM »

I chatted with Hopewell's scout for a few minutes. Said I was surprised Hopewell was AAA not 4A. He said Hopewell graduated 140 kids last year. Wow... He thinks North Cath and SSA will be the teams to beat. Hopewell has a good baseball tradition and feeder program, but they did have significant graduation losses including their top pitcher, Joe Ross (now at Ohio U).


That's really low. I'm surprised to hear that

I usually check out the enrollment figures for the Beaver county schools at the BVIU website. A few years ago, I noticed Hopewell's enrollment pretty much falling off a cliff. I really don't know why because it's one of the better school districts in the county. The scout's exact quote to me was "Who wants to live in Hopewell? There's nothing there.". I would expect if the enrollment decline continues, there'll have to be serious discussion about finally merging with Aliquippa. At least Hopewell would get a good football team out of it.
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Re: Baseball 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 02:34:54 AM »

Hopewell only has around 22 kids in there team. They donít have a true #1 arm this year, but rather a bunch of #2s. Probably means youíll see them hit a little better than years past so Iíd imagine their offensive philosophy goes from conservative to ultra aggressive quickly.

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Re: Baseball 2019
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2019, 10:29:10 AM »

I chatted with Hopewell's scout for a few minutes. Said I was surprised Hopewell was AAA not 4A. He said Hopewell graduated 140 kids last year. Wow... He thinks North Cath and SSA will be the teams to beat. Hopewell has a good baseball tradition and feeder program, but they did have significant graduation losses including their top pitcher, Joe Ross (now at Ohio U).


That's really low. I'm surprised to hear that

I usually check out the enrollment figures for the Beaver county schools at the BVIU website. A few years ago, I noticed Hopewell's enrollment pretty much falling off a cliff. I really don't know why because it's one of the better school districts in the county. The scout's exact quote to me was "Who wants to live in Hopewell? There's nothing there.". I would expect if the enrollment decline continues, there'll have to be serious discussion about finally merging with Aliquippa. At least Hopewell would get a good football team out of it.


I couldn't agree more. Running joke in this township is that it is the land of pizza shops and dollar stores. Pretty bad when everyone gets excited when a McDonalds goes in. But we can thank a former township commissioner for nothing being here. Target wanted to go in the Green Garden Plaza and that was blocked. And several restaurants wanted to go in where the Hopewell Business Park is and they blocked that also. Anytime a restaurant wants to go in anywhere in Hopewell or close by Harold's Inn gets all up in arms and pitches a fit and for some reason the commissioners bow to her and that place has gone downhill quick
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Re: Baseball 2019
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2019, 07:25:48 PM »

I like Haroldís! Best chicken around.
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2019, 09:35:19 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2019, 06:39:57 PM »

My nephew pitched two scoreless innings for Brashear against Canon Mac today. He's just a fresh so I hope he continues his progress.
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Re: Baseball 2019
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2019, 08:46:44 AM »

In 3A, Beaver Falls upset # 1 Hopewell 5-1 at Tiger Field. Cam Kern pitched a complete game, giving up 1 run on 5 hits with 7 Ks.
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Re: Baseball 2019
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2019, 11:07:22 AM »

In another surprising development, Riverside, a perenniel baseball power, is 2-4 in 2A section play.
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