Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

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Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by nice guy » Sun May 21, 2017 9:21 pm

These two programs have met before in big tournament games. This game will be Thursday at 5pm at the V. A. Memorial Stadium.

Berlin Hiland (27-0) plays Martins Ferry in the other Semi-Final in Minerva.



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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by rxburgfan » Sun May 21, 2017 10:26 pm

Pirates need to get key hits. Left several on base against Adena. That can come back to haunt you. ZT can put the ball into play.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Fred Flintstone » Sun May 21, 2017 10:35 pm

Zane Trace is a young team who is on a roll. I read somewhere they had a 6-7 record at one time. So, that means they are 14-3 since.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Burg4 » Mon May 22, 2017 8:45 am

Thursday should be a great game with both teams playing their best baseball of the year at this time!

Looking at the MANY common opponents this year:

Minford- ZT played them 2 times this year- Lost 13-7 and Won 5-3 (1-1)
Burg played them 2 times this year- Won 12-2 and Won 6-2 (2-0)
Adena- ZT played them 2 times this year- Won 7-6 and Lost 9-4 (1-1)
Burg played them 2 times this year- Won 3-2 and Won 3-0 (2-0)
Waverly- ZT played them one time and Won 8-3 (1-0)
Burg played them 2 times this year- Lost 1-0 and Won 3-0 (1-1)
Portsmouth West- ZT played them one time and Won 15-7 (1-0)
Burg played them 3 times this year- Won 10-0 and Won 13-4 and Won 5-0 (3-0)
Valley- ZT played them 2 times this year- Won 3-1 and Won 10-3 (2-0)
Burg played them 2 times this year- Won 14-1 and Won 4-1 (2-0)
Oak Hill- ZT played them 1 time this year- Lost 12-7 (0-1)
Burg played them 3 times this year- Won 10-5 and Won 7-2 and Won 7-0 (3-0)
Northwest- ZT played them 1 time this year- Won 8-1 (1-0)
Burg played them 2 times this year- Won 11-1 and Won 9-2 (2-0)
OVERALL in the common opponents... Zane Trace 7-3 and Wheelersburg 15-1...

At playoff time, anything can happen. Pitching, fielding, hitting...lots of variables that can be off or on, any given day...

Will be a great game! GO BURG!!!

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by PirateBB » Mon May 22, 2017 10:43 am

Looking forward to this game!!! I got there early on Saturday, and Zane Trace has a loud and proud crowd! They must have had at least 500 fans from my estimate.

Thursday will be an exciting atmosphere of 2 HIGH power offensive scoring baseball teams going at it. The Burg CARDIAC KIDS have been down or tied late in the game several times this year and had an inning where they scored 8 runs against Greenup (KY), 7 runs against Oak Hill, several innings scoring 4 or 6 runs against multiple teams. They had a couple 4 run innings late in the game last month when they won the West Virginia Wood Bat Tournament.

After the Adena game where they had bases loaded a few times and were stifled and couldn't push in more runs, I would bet that the Burg won't let it happen again this time.

78.75 hours til FIRST PITCH!!!!!!!!

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Mailman » Mon May 22, 2017 11:40 am

Burg4 wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 8:45 am
Thursday should be a great game with both teams playing their best baseball of the year at this time!

Looking at the MANY common opponents this year:

Minford- ZT played them 2 times this year- Lost 13-7 and Won 5-3 (1-1)
Burg played them 2 times this year- Won 12-2 and Won 6-2 (2-0)
Adena- ZT played them 2 times this year- Won 7-6 and Lost 9-4 (1-1)
Burg played them 2 times this year- Won 3-2 and Won 3-0 (2-0)
Waverly- ZT played them one time and Won 8-3 (1-0)
Burg played them 2 times this year- Lost 1-0 and Won 3-0 (1-1)
Portsmouth West- ZT played them one time and Won 15-7 (1-0)
Burg played them 3 times this year- Won 10-0 and Won 13-4 and Won 5-0 (3-0)
Valley- ZT played them 2 times this year- Won 3-1 and Won 10-3 (2-0)
Burg played them 2 times this year- Won 14-1 and Won 4-1 (2-0)
Oak Hill- ZT played them 1 time this year- Lost 12-7 (0-1)
Burg played them 3 times this year- Won 10-5 and Won 7-2 and Won 7-0 (3-0)
Northwest- ZT played them 1 time this year- Won 8-1 (1-0)
Burg played them 2 times this year- Won 11-1 and Won 9-2 (2-0)
OVERALL in the common opponents... Zane Trace 7-3 and Wheelersburg 15-1...

At playoff time, anything can happen. Pitching, fielding, hitting...lots of variables that can be off or on, any given day...

Will be a great game! GO BURG!!!
Only problem with that is most of those are league games for Burg and they threw there better pitchers. For Zane those are non-league and probably threw more like a 4-5 pitcher. Still should be a very good game and I'm taking the Pirates in a close one.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by PirateBB » Mon May 22, 2017 11:44 am

AGREE MAILMAN- BURG SAW THOSE TEAMS #1-#2 PITCHERS EVERY TIME (USUALLY #1)...I THINK BACK AT SOME OF THOSE GAMES AND THE #1 PITCHER ON THE TEAM PITCHED BOTH TIMES LOL

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Fred Flintstone » Mon May 22, 2017 12:11 pm

Comparing baseball scores is like comparing apples to oranges. Too many factors involved. Mainly luck and who is pitching.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by PirateBB » Mon May 22, 2017 12:20 pm

AGREE WITH YOU TOO MR. FLINTSTONE- BURG HAS 5 LOSSES, BUT HAVE BEEN BEATEN BY NO DIVISION 3 TEAMS- ALL THE TEAMS WERE FROM BIGGER SCHOOLS AND BURG DID NOT PITCH THEIR TOP PITCHERS IN ANY OF THOSE GAMES- HILAND HAS ZERO LOSSES THIS YEAR AND YOU CAN SAY BURG HAS ZERO LOSSES AGAINST D3 SCHOOLS- LOOK AT THE FINAL TOP 10 ON THE YEAR AND MANY OF THOSE TEAMS HAVE ALREADY BEEN BEATEN OUT- APPLES AND ORANGES MY MAN!!!!!

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Burg4 » Mon May 22, 2017 1:46 pm

You guys are making good points. When you compare records, these are apples and oranges, due mainly to pitching.

Even the final scores don't tell the whole stories. When Burg played Jonathan Alder first game of the year, Burg scored in each of the first 6 innings and then errors cost them the win. Burg lost by 2 runs and now Jonathan Alder is playing in the Regionals (Final 16) of Division 2.

3 of the 5 losses Burg had were by 1 run. Who else played Lexington Catholic (KY) this year in Division 3 Ohio? I think Lex. mainly played Kentucky and Pennsylvania teams.

You are right, scores and records are apples and oranges

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by BlueDuck » Mon May 22, 2017 1:51 pm

Burg has practically owned Zane Trace, and everyone else in the SVC, for quite a while now. That goes beyond baseball as well. Zane Trace has a puncher's chance because of their offense, but the Burg should be heavily favored.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Raider6309 » Mon May 22, 2017 2:57 pm

Burg will likely not throw it's ace since the best D3 team in the state awaits. Burg should win this game

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by PirateBB » Mon May 22, 2017 5:31 pm

Interesting to see who Burg pitches. There are 12 pitchers who have pitched at different times this year. Have to get to the next game so whatever it takes.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by danicalifornia » Mon May 22, 2017 6:26 pm

The last team to throw off against ZT is at home now. Granted, Burg is much better than Coal Grove.

Here's my biggest question: when has Coach Estep ever thrown off? I've seen 95% of their tournament games from the District level on since he took over and I'm not sure that I can recall one. As great as Derek Moore was, I'm not sure if he started a Regional or State Final, because he got them to that game first.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by wobycat » Mon May 22, 2017 9:28 pm

He never throws off. I think his philosophy is let's get to the championship game and see. At least that's what I've saw in the state finals each time he's been there.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by nice guy » Mon May 22, 2017 9:31 pm

Berlin Hiland is now (28-0) as they defeat Massillon Jackson 2-1 on Monday night in a regular season game. Jackson is #1 in the state in D1.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by petesweaty » Tue May 23, 2017 7:34 am

Has anybody heard where the Regional Final will be played?

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Burg4 » Tue May 23, 2017 9:35 am

The OHSAA.ORG website still shows TBA this morning

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by petesweaty » Tue May 23, 2017 1:25 pm

Friday's Regional Final will be played at Ohio Dominican. Nice field.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Burg4 » Tue May 23, 2017 2:21 pm

Thanks for the info Sweatzy.

Looking forward to watching some great baseball this week. Wheelersburg played Berlin Hiland in the Regionals on May 26 last year and took on Mullet who had the scoreless inning streak. In the 1st inning of the game, Burg loaded the bases with one out and could not push in a run on him. Burg got other runners on and just couldn't execute the small things to get runs on the board. By the end of the game, Burg defense had made at least 3 errors which led to 4 unearned runs and Hiland won 6-0.

This year's Burg defense continues to improve each game and the offense has outscored opponents by 106 runs this year. The defense is on a 2 plus game shutout streak. We'll see if the momentum can continue on Thursday and possibly Friday.

Whoever wins Thursday will need to play a mistake-free game on Friday to beat the undefeated Hiland team.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Baseball33 » Tue May 23, 2017 4:43 pm

I like watching high school baseball from Regionals on These 4 teams in this Region- Hiland, Zane Trace, Wheelarsburg, Martins Ferry anybody on these teams going to play college baseball next year? anyone exciting i should keep an eye on from these teams?

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Bleeding Red » Wed May 24, 2017 9:05 am

Should be a dandy ballgame. Good luck to the Pirates.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by PirateBB » Wed May 24, 2017 9:29 am

Looks like rain in the forecast for game time tomorrow. Thankful for the turf field!!!

Winner gets to play Hiland who according to press releases I read today, have won 44 straight games...

GO BURG!!!!!!!!

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by markymark1969 » Wed May 24, 2017 11:13 am

For those in the Portsmouth area, the game can be heard on Fox Sports AM 1260 WNXT and streaming live on WNXT Sports, 4:30 p.m. pre-game coverage. Will cover Friday's game as well if Wheelersburg is fortunate enough to win Thursday.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Fred Flintstone » Wed May 24, 2017 12:56 pm

One team expected to be in this game. The other probably not, but I think that makes ZT's young team dangerous. Plus, they play and win a lot at the VA. The Pioneers lost 7 starters from their league championship team in 2016 that won 21 games.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Baseball33 » Wed May 24, 2017 1:41 pm

on outside looking in, these teams look very similar


lots of W's by ZT since mid-april


my predicsion is whoever comits least mistakes WIN

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by PirateBB » Thu May 25, 2017 8:25 am

GAMEDAY!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO TONIGHT'S GAME...LOOKS LIKE RAIN

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by petesweaty » Thu May 25, 2017 11:48 am

Berlin Hiland vs. Martins Ferry (PPD)

The other semi-final will be played Friday.
The Championship probably won't be until Saturday now.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by baseball16 » Thu May 25, 2017 11:57 am

They should be playing at the VA!!!!!

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by petesweaty » Thu May 25, 2017 12:06 pm

Minerva High School has infield turf. That is where that game is going to be played, but they have a clay mound.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by JTEK » Thu May 25, 2017 6:53 pm

This one belongs to the pirates

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by callie15 » Thu May 25, 2017 7:16 pm

Did the Burg get there game in today?

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by Fred Flintstone » Thu May 25, 2017 7:50 pm

Great game! Huge crowd. Burg scores two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Zane Trace 4-3. Both teams had seven hits in the game. Zane Trace has nothing to hang their heads about.

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by mhs95_06 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:42 pm

Did any pitcher for Wheelersburg throw 30-50 pitches and now will unexpectedly be able to pitch in the Saturday final?

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Re: Zane Trace (20-10) vs Wheelersburg (21-5) Regional Semi

Post by PirateBB » Thu May 25, 2017 10:51 pm

Outstanding game, huge crowd, great high school baseball environment. Burg hung tough and came back like they've done many times this year. Proud of the Pirates!

Zane Trace should be proud of a great season. The young team made a great run and I'm sure we will see more of them in upcoming years. ZT fans were all very respectful and encouraging to Pirate players as they were leaving.

Good luck to Pirates on Saturday. I know Hiland is very good. But so is Burg

GO BURG!!!

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