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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Here are the DII baseball records we think will never be broken

Not a question I had ever considered asking, but some of these are pretty neat. One example:

The final score was 71-1 and that was after only four innings. St. Francis, a dual member of the NAIA and DII baseball, jumped all over Robert Morris, and they did it quickly forcing them to surrender after four innings. Here are just some of the more eye-popping numbers from that game that still stand as single-game records:

  10: Triples in a game
  11: Bases on balls in an inning
  26: Runs in an inning
  44: Hits in a game
  53: RBI in a game (due to 16 errors, not every run was an official RBI)
  70: largest margin of victory

Brian Mazurek had himself a day to remember. St. Francis got 71 players to cross home plate and only one came via the long ball, which was hit by Mazurek on his way to the cycle. But he entered the DII baseball record books with nine RBI in a single inning.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 10, 2018 at 03:33 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Smitty* Posted: May 10, 2018 at 05:27 PM (#5670261)
I actually remember the Robert Morris vs. St. Francis game. It was Robert Morris' first or second year with a team and they were really struggling getting any sort of team together (If I remember right they had two girls on that team).

We played Robert Morris a week or so after the St. Francis game and we were really happy with our 15 run lead and at the end of the 4th the first basemen said to me "this has been one of our closer games this year". He then told me about the St. Francis game and told me that St. Francis reported the win as 12-0 (or something like that) to the papers so as not to embarrass or impede Robert Morris from recruitment the next year.

Most hollow 15 run lead I ever remember.
   2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 10, 2018 at 05:40 PM (#5670264)
St. Francis reported the win as 12-0 (or something like that) to the papers so as not to embarrass or impede Robert Morris from recruitment the next year.

Wow. That's actually really nice of them.
   3. It was something about the man-spider and sodomy, Posted: May 10, 2018 at 05:59 PM (#5670272)
Wow. That's actually really nice of them.

Growing up in Malaysia, I played in a regional Little League tournament game in Singapore where the other team was beating us so bad, their coach had them all turn around and hit the reverse of how they normally did.

Didn't help much, final score was: 56-0.
   4. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 10, 2018 at 06:19 PM (#5670281)
10: Triples in a game
  11: Bases on balls in an inning
  26: Runs in an inning

Sounds like some HS softball games I ump.
   5. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 10, 2018 at 06:58 PM (#5670292)
their coach had them all turn around and hit the reverse of how they normally did.

I used to coach a lot of soccer when my kids were little and they had some seriously good teams. You can pretty much tell in the first 2 minutes if you are going to thrash the other side so once the score hit 5-0, I'd have all the forwards play defence and all the backs play up the front and the best attacking player got saddled with keeping duties in the 2nd half.

You'd still up winning the game like 8-0 or something but it was significantly better then the potential 20-0 thrashing you could put on the other team.

When my older kids were young they didn't have ranked teams until U10 so if you had what was essentially rep level players at a few positions you'd just have to be really conscious of not letting them run rampant over the opponents. The other teams parents and coaches were pretty grateful sometimes as they'd tell you stuff like the week before they lost 18-0 or something.
Needless to say when we came up against those teams, the games were competitive and I tell my guys to try to put the hurt on them as they weren't very nice to the last team they played(sure it's childish but it was pretty fun sometimes seeing the looks on the parents faces when their kids would get blasted like 7-0 after winning the previous week 15-0)

These were also the days that U8 and U9 teams played on a 3/4 size field(I think they play on these little futsal size grounds now, 5 on 5, for U7-U9) so there was a lot space for really fast, skilful kids to do A LOT of damage.
   6. Jose is Absurdly Unemployed Posted: May 10, 2018 at 07:08 PM (#5670296)
Coaching little league I’ve learned that winning in a rout is just as bad as losing in a rout. You get to know the kids so as much as you want to see your guys play well you want to see a competitive games, those are the fun ones and the kids on both sides learn a lot from those games.
   7. RickG Posted: May 10, 2018 at 11:33 PM (#5670499)
I was about to tell a couple good Gordie Gillespie stories, figuring he had to be the coach at St. Francis at the time. But it turns out he had left for Ripon by then, a fact which I scarcely recall even though I was a high school freshman a stone's throw away from USF at the time.

Gordie taught me the eephus. He taught a lot of guys a lot more. They had talent, of course.

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