2017 College Season

Swampboy posted:
chefmike7777 posted:

Been a while since I have posted. Reality has hit. 2  weekends ago, Jeremy got to start a game (2nd one of year). First inning 2 HPB, 2 BB, 1 double 3 singles, 1 wild pitch, 1 error by him throwing a sac bunt into right field   - 6 runs. Lasted 2 more inning with 2 hits given up in each but no runs.  Last Saturday, going in bottom 9 with 5-0 lead. 4 hits including a double and 3 earned runs.

Seems like he has lost a bit of velo but what he has really lost in location. Getting to many pitches across the middle of plate or in on batters (5 HPB in last 8 IP)

He is, as you can expect, very frustrated with himself. That being said, he is  pitching pain free, had a great academic junior year, is considered a leader on the team. So it is all relative.

I feel your pain.

I've been following him.

That's a tough rotation to break into with three starters and the closer all posting ERAs below 2.10.  

But even with these recent glitches, JR has a strong track record. 

Here's hoping he works through it, gets more chances, and figures it out.

Best wishes,

Oh I know about the strong rotation, those guys and the closer are good! Until last weekend he was the 5th guy under 2.10 ERA, Those 5 were hot. All but one has had a rough outing lately. Jeremy just has had 2 in short innings.  I laughed for a few weeks when he was "hot" not giving up any runs and pitching really well. For most part those around the program knew the projection pre season is he would be a starter once they got up his pitch count. So lots of other parents were asking me when he was going to be one of the weekend starting positions. I kept saying -"who are you going to not start? The guy that gave up 2 runs in 7 innings because the other 2 gave up 0?" . All of those guys have gotten their opportunity and run with it. No way you pull one of them, just because my son was expected pre season to get that spot. I understand that. He understands that. He thought he would be 4th starter when we had 4 league games in the weekend and that is what happened. It just did not go well. That might still happen for the other 2 weekends left of 4 game weekends. Or even though he had a rough couple of relief outings, I think he is still counted as one of their guys to rely on in the pen. So they may try someone else as 4th starter and have him be a key reliever. Totally up to how he performs and what is best for team.

He, I, and rest of my family has always been that way. Whether my son (whichever one) was best player or just cheering on the team. Between my 3 boys we have run the whole gamut of where they fit on a team. Best part of each of them getting to feel a part of all the levels on a team is they get to experience that feeling and grow from it.

Ryno's season came to an end on Friday.  Bittersweet for sure.  The team had a pretty rough year, but he had a very successful campaign.  Here are a few highlights:

This 0.84 was his ERA prior to his tournament game where he had his worst start of the year. (5.1 innings pitched, 4 runs, and 2 were earned.  He did have 11 K's though.)  Anyhow, on the team web site, they now have his ERA at 1.04, which would still barely lead the nation in ERA.  I am wondering if they didn't count this last game because it was a tourney game?

Prior to the tournament start, they handed out the Region XVIII awards, and Ryan was named Pitcher of the Year, 1st Team Pitcher, and All Defensive Team Pitcher.

Although it was a rough season win wise, I believe he enjoyed his year, and he loved his teammates.  He had a great time with them, and he is going to miss them.  Overall a really good experience at CSI, and even though I wasn't 100% on board with him going there, it turned out to be the best decision for him.

So he is home for the next 3 weeks, and then my wife will accompany him on the drive to Purdue, and the next journey.

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Kind of an up and down year for the kid.  Season ending (likely) series at Elon this weekend.  His ERA is up from last year, but control was much better, K's up, BB's down.  Not much offensive help and I think he pitched a little different knowing a run or two was likely going to be a major problem.  He had a couple really good games (5+ inning start at Texas A & M) and a 3.1 inning, 1H, 4K outing at Ohio State....and a few duds lol.  He's back to his summer team in a couple weeks with a PC that really had him dialed in last summer, so we'll see how it goes.  Still a longshot at making the league tourney, but with them being off and the teams behind them playing conference games, it's just gonna be sit back and watch the scores to see how it shakes out.  Worst part is they are hitting the ball as good as anyone the past couple weeks and could probably surprise a team or two if they make it in the tourney....I guess we'll now later in the week.

Two weekends left in the conference season and still battling for a Regional bid. Son was doing well in his freshman role, contributing to the team, but hit a bad patch with Coach. I'm told he was hitting too many home runs in BP which goes against his team role as outlined to him by the Coach.   

So coach took him off the travel roster and let that marinate for a few weeks. Son adjusted his swing, went back to hitting sharp liners and hard groundballs again, and coach has him travelling for the weekend. Lesson learned.

Best advice he got during his benching: "You being able to barrel shots is not important. Everyone knows you can. But that's not your job on this team.  Get on and create problems OR get 'em over. That's it for you. Do that enough and you'll get your chance to hit shots."

tres_arboles posted:

Two weekends left in the conference season and still battling for a Regional bid. Son was doing well in his freshman role, contributing to the team, but hit a bad patch with Coach. I'm told he was hitting too many home runs in BP which goes against his team role as outlined to him by the Coach.   

So coach took him off the travel roster and let that marinate for a few weeks. Son adjusted his swing, went back to hitting sharp liners and hard groundballs again, and coach has him travelling for the weekend. Lesson learned.

Best advice he got during his benching: "You being able to barrel shots is not important. Everyone knows you can. But that's not your job on this team.  Get on and create problems OR get 'em over. That's it for you. Do that enough and you'll get your chance to hit shots."

That may be the craziest thing I've ever heard.  Ok, if he is flying out all over the place in games, I can see it, but hitting too many HR's in BP??

tres_arboles posted:

Two weekends left in the conference season and still battling for a Regional bid. Son was doing well in his freshman role, contributing to the team, but hit a bad patch with Coach. I'm told he was hitting too many home runs in BP which goes against his team role as outlined to him by the Coach.   

So coach took him off the travel roster and let that marinate for a few weeks. Son adjusted his swing, went back to hitting sharp liners and hard groundballs again, and coach has him travelling for the weekend. Lesson learned.

Best advice he got during his benching: "You being able to barrel shots is not important. Everyone knows you can. But that's not your job on this team.  Get on and create problems OR get 'em over. That's it for you. Do that enough and you'll get your chance to hit shots."

Thanks for not taking the high road that the coach doesn't know what he is doing.  Sounds like the coach wants your son to do a specific job, and as mentioned, if you want to play you do what you are told to do.

Best of luck.

So here we go.....either 2 days left in the season or the conference tourney next week.  Son's team has a non-conference series this weekend, while the other 3 teams that they are battling for the last conference tourney spot are playing due to an odd number of teams in the league (Thanks Akron...)  It was a longshot for them to get in, but everything that needed to happen yesterday did....so there is still a shot.  If everyone here could throw up a big cheer for Western Michigan & Eastern Michigan today, it would be greatly appreciated    I'll update tomorrow............

Buckeye 2015 posted:

So here we go.....either 2 days left in the season or the conference tourney next week.  Son's team has a non-conference series this weekend, while the other 3 teams that they are battling for the last conference tourney spot are playing due to an odd number of teams in the league (Thanks Akron...)  It was a longshot for them to get in, but everything that needed to happen yesterday did....so there is still a shot.  If everyone here could throw up a big cheer for Western Michigan & Eastern Michigan today, it would be greatly appreciated    I'll update tomorrow............

I know that has to be extremely difficult for you to say/type  BUCKEYE !!!!    I'm one of you...

Good luck!

So we're down to the final day....and the kid's team still has hope. Going in to the weekend, they needed 8 games to go there way, so  far they are 4-4.   They need 4 more today (DH due to rain yesterday)   Crazy thing is that there may be more weather issues....and today is the last day no matter what...rainouts are good for us, though that's really not how they want to get in

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