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BishopLeftiesDad posted:

Only baseball caution I would have is for PO's at any West coast school. They play the same number of games as any other D3. However they start in January when the rest of the country is lucky to start in February. Them you have Rain/snow/ice/cold outs in the North, Midwest and North East/East. So in SoCal if you look at the stats, most of these schools get by with only a few starting pitchers. Most of the innings are going to a couple of guys. Great if you are one of those guys. That can happen if you are only playing a couple of games a week. Your going to start the Horses that get you the best chance to win. 

In certain areas of the country you are playing at least 3 or four games a week, sometimes more, to get them in, and some of those are DH's. So many more starting pitchers are needed. When my son played on a typical conference weekend they needed four starters just to get through. With at least one or two Non Conference games during the week, you needed at least one more starter. One of those non conference games will be pitched by committee. The weekend starters each taking an inning or two.  

Our friend who played there was hardly their ace. In 4 years, he made 54 appearances, 16 starts, 160 IP and a career 4.49 ERA. They gave him opportunities to compete. Most importantly, he earned a degree, had an internship JPL and is now in grad school at Berkeley.

I do agree with others here that some of the other choices in the SCICA aren't bad either. 

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