Once upon a time, this was one of the most active forums on the HSBBW.  There were the reports out of Chicago on teams, the PBR Rankings and how much people were upset about them, the downstate people complaining about upstate rankings, ...  There were also very posts about tournaments, players, players that were in college and/or pro ball, ... 

 

Man, I can't believe a post I made in September is still on the front page. 

 

So, what are the projections for teams up north?  Down South, (Southern Illinois) I don't have much of a read anymore because I'm following my daughter play college softball.  However, the preview articles will be coming out soon and I'll get a good read on some teams down here.  Lets get this place rocking and rolling again. 

"... and if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plan." CoachB25 = Cannonball for other sites. 

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Coach....I think you Illinois folks have the same problem as we do here in Ohio.....SNOW!!!!  and lots of it.  My son's team hasn't been outside yet...and likely won't for a while.  First scrimmage scheduled for the 25th....but no way our field will be ready.  6" of snow on Wednesday...almost all gone today, but the ground is mush.  Can't imagine that the fields will be much good even by opening day on the 31st....but I guess we'll have to wait and see. Good luck....and don't send anymore snow our way please....lol

Our first game is scheduled for 3/22...a week from today...yikes.  But I will hopefully be posting on here alot. I want some pride back in this forum.  You take a look at the VA and TX forums, and people post/talk/update about everything as if they are following college teams. That's what I want here. 

Our kids started getting out on the football turf this weekend.  I'm holding out hope that the 50s this week will help melt whats left and dry things out some.  We have games scheduled starting 3/24 maybe we can get a game in that week....

Ours were on the field scrimmaging yesterday. Softball was planning to scrimmage today. Calling for snow tomorrow. Softball scheduled to open season on Wednesday. Not sure when baseball opens up..

 

CoachB, I saw UMSL and SEMO split today...

My guy has only been outside twice so far.our first game is less than a week.Not sure if that's going to happen.I have a lot to say.I feel saying it here would be a good thing.Problem is one post and I'm figured out.Baseball is a small world.

Proud I know who you/your son is by your previous posts and I'll definitely be following him/his team's progress this spring.

Originally Posted by Bulldog 19:

Ours were on the field scrimmaging yesterday. Softball was planning to scrimmage today. Calling for snow tomorrow. Softball scheduled to open season on Wednesday. Not sure when baseball opens up..

 

CoachB, I saw UMSL and SEMO split today...

Yes, the kid had a tough game one of DH.  I think first time in her life w/2 ks in a game.  Second game, HR and then, shocker -- squeeze play for a run.  3 RBIs for game.  Unfortunately, official scorer doesn't know how to score a squeeze.  No play and so, gave the kid a fielder's choice.  How does that happen in college? 

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Without throwing out the details in what should/could be his and the teams best season in years between you and I, I expect the oppisitte.Not necasarily for the same reasons.Don't get me wrong I keep my mouth and general feeling to myself.I will not be the jinx.Problem is I know what took place in the offseason and it never gets better or even stays at a exceptable level once the guys are turned over to school ball.The 80's were only a good thing while they were happening. 

 James G,

First town east of us has been at it since returning from Christmas vacation.I really feel they are going to surprise a lot of people this year.Good pitching and very competent coaching goes along way.

Proud, if you're referring to "W" then I would agree. They have been on a steady rise as a program of late and I know they have a solid coaching staff.  We played them a couple years back but I don't think they are on our schedule this year or next year.

I meant "B".I think by the time playoffs start they will make a very deep run.One of our biggest problems is the " our goal" of just playing in a regional champ.Thats not something I made up.

We had a game scheduled for tomorrow.They cancelled it last week.Haven't been out to the field lately must be in pretty bad shape if you know to cancel that far ahead.suppose to have three games next week.Sounds like they are also cancelled.I realize there was above average snow this year.But when you think about it and try to put it in perspective its a typical crappy northern IL. winter.Just exactly why do they scheduled games this early?

I heard you guys up north have 3 inches of snow coming today or tomorrow.  Also, the ground thaw has not happened.  How deep do you think that ground freeze is?  It might be some time before you're playing in Chicagoland. 

 

We had games yesterday throughout the Metro East (St. Louis).  Snow in our forecast but it is not supposed to stick around long.  Around an inch.

We are going to Jacksonville next week to play D.H. Mondays game was cancelled last week.Haven't heard anything about Fri. or Sat. games yet.

They just told our kids to be ready to play next week.  They are turning the field today to help dry it out.  Looking at the forecast it looks like some rain/snow this week so I am guessing we won't play.  Though we may get something in next weekend.

Just looked at the forecast.  41 and sunny on Wednesday.  weather.com has taken out the rain/snow for today and tomorrow.  We might actually get the game in IF they can get the fields ready.

Anyone heading south this week to get some innings in?I know Braidwood is leaving tomorrow to southern Il. will be back late Friday nite.

Tomorrow's game cancelled.  One scheduled for Thursday in Joliet that will probably not go. Friday supposed to play at Benedictine in a conference cross-over thing...that is looking promising because alot of teams are in it and paid $. We'll see about our Saturday DH's

Originally Posted by proudhesmine:

That field is an all turf field.As long as its not raining should be go to go.Just what king of tourney is that?

Not so much a tourney, more of a conference "challenge".  Teams from south sub conferences (south sub red/blue vs south sub conf)

Wednesday's game just canceled.  Hopefully we will get Saturday's in. Im leaving for Vegas for the next week and I would hate to miss my kids first HS game.  

urrrrrgggggggg.  The just canceled all our games through Monday.  My wife and I are headed out on vacation for a few days this weekend and into next week.  Looks like I might missing the first few games of my kids HS career.

2016 won his first V victory of this year down at Jacksonville two days ago.Went from having nothing for today to having a game down at fairbury late this afternoon.Hopefully the weather a lot better down there.( Ha,Ha).Can't wait for some real baseball weather.Sun shinning, light wind, and 54 degrees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yorkville just got back from 5 days in Kentucky - played 5 varsity and 3 JV games.  Weather not great but nice for the boys to get outside and play some good competition.

Originally Posted by HawkeyeNation1:

Yorkville just got back from 5 days in Kentucky - played 5 varsity and 3 JV games.  Weather not great but nice for the boys to get outside and play some good competition.

They were supposed to play at Waterloo yesterday, but the schools chose to cancel due to forecast.. It would have been a brutal day of baseball yesterday, but could have actually been played. Ended up not raining! 

Finally got our season started this week.  Son went 2 for 3 (DBL, GO, Single, SAC, SAC) in a 5 inning 16-4 route of the other team.  He pitched today.  Gave up a bloop hit to the first batter, hit the second batter and then settled in for his 4 innings of shutout ball on the mound.  Had two 1-2-3 innings.  Its killing me that I am out of town this week and missing it.  Home tomorrow just in time for the crappy weather to hit.

Took me a minute to get it. I was on a work call while on vacation as I typed that. Gonna have to cut me some slack on that one. 

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