5/30 Minford v Westfall

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5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by mattash » Sun May 26, 2019 7:31 am

Thoughts?



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by Bozo » Sun May 26, 2019 11:11 am

I am sure that Westfall will throw the sophomore. He is 9-0 and has good stuff.



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by Raider6309 » Sun May 26, 2019 7:02 pm

Minford keeps rolling



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by Larry Fine » Mon May 27, 2019 11:09 am

Minford takes a bite out of westfall



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by BurgBaskets » Mon May 27, 2019 11:46 am

This one won't be close. Westfall definitely not a good hitting team. Predicting Minford 12-1.



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by MinfordFalcons » Mon May 27, 2019 3:10 pm

If Minford plays the way they have all season they’ll be just fine. It’s hard to find a team at the high school level that is as solid as they are in every aspect (hitting, fielding, pitching, team speed) They just put to much pressure on teams when they’re on base with all the speed. I’ll predict 9-3 Minford



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by Abe Froman » Mon May 27, 2019 4:24 pm

MinfordFalcons wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:10 pm
If Minford plays the way they have all season they’ll be just fine. It’s hard to find a team at the high school level that is as solid as they are in every aspect (hitting, fielding, pitching, team speed) They just put to much pressure on teams when they’re on base with all the speed. I’ll predict 9-3 Minford
Agree, good luck to the Falcons.

How many seniors on this year Minford team?



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by MinfordFalcons » Mon May 27, 2019 4:53 pm

Abe Froman wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 4:24 pm
MinfordFalcons wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:10 pm
If Minford plays the way they have all season they’ll be just fine. It’s hard to find a team at the high school level that is as solid as they are in every aspect (hitting, fielding, pitching, team speed) They just put to much pressure on teams when they’re on base with all the speed. I’ll predict 9-3 Minford
Agree, good luck to the Falcons.

How many seniors on this year Minford team?
5 seniors



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by svc_guy » Mon May 27, 2019 7:23 pm

BurgBaskets wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 11:46 am
This one won't be close. Westfall definitely not a good hitting team. Predicting Minford 12-1.
Im not sure where you got that Westfall is not a good hitting team. Their lineup top to bottom can hit and has all year. They won a league that put 4 teams in the districts(almost 5 when Piketon nearly upset Minford), 2 in the regionals, beat the number 3 team the state 3-0, and beat Wheelersburg who beat Minford.
Now let me give you a realistic take...Minford does have an edge in depth of hitting and a slight edge in speed. They are very good and it would not surprise anyone if they win. But.....no stats, strength of schedule, or anything else you can throw out there suggest this is a blowout. Finally.....Westfalls team batting Average is .342 i believe. Please show me other teams that have a higher average. Sounds like a sour burg fan to me.



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by 25th Street NW » Mon May 27, 2019 8:45 pm

Westfall can hit. Their offense is solid 1-9.

The SVC was a very good league in 2019 from top to bottom. There was a battle almost every night in the league. In D2, Zane Trace won 20 games and lost to Athens who is in the Regionals. ZT will be back to D3 next year. Unioto won 15 games and had key injuries at the end of the season. Along with the teams that were mentioned above with tournament success.

Westfall is big game tested, they are capable of pulling off this one.

On a side note, Westfall (D3) and Huntington (D4) were both barely under to play in the lower division.

Westfall was D2 last year.
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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by danicalifornia » Mon May 27, 2019 8:59 pm

Westfall is no pushover by any means. They can hit 1-9 and showed the type of defense that they are capable of playing when they beat Burg.

Minford is the favorite, but Westfall should be able to push them, if not beat them.

Good luck to the Mustangs on Thursday!



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by MClaw » Tue May 28, 2019 12:41 pm

Minford is firing on all cylinders at the right time. Every phase of the game is on point. With that said they should not overlook anyone. Credit goes to the coaching staff and seniors for keeping the team focused. Good luck Thursday against a capable Westfall squad.



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by sportsfan2015 » Tue May 28, 2019 11:17 pm

I think Minford will win fairly easily as well. I thought Westfall was a solid team for sure and they did what they had to do to advance but Rock Hill was clearly the better team that day, took 6-7 errors 5 in the 7th inning on and a huge meltdown for them to win that one.



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by markymark1969 » Wed May 29, 2019 9:32 am

Be sure to catch the Division III Regional Semifinal baseball game between Minford and Westfall on Thursday from V.A. Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe beginning at 1:45 p.m. on Fox Sports AM WNXT and 95.7 FM and streaming live on WNXT Sports.



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by Bleeding Red » Wed May 29, 2019 10:12 am

SVC and SOC II are (by far) the best baseball conferences in Ohio south of Columbus. Both winners of their respective conferences are represented in this match up.

I dont see a huge blowout but I will say Minford has a big advantage in certain areas. IMO they have faced far better pitching overall this season than Westfall. I know the kid from Westfall is a good pitcher, but he isnt anything that Minford hasnt seen time and again this season.

Speed wise this is one of the fastest teams I have seen at the high school level. They hit the ball extremely well and they put tremendous pressure on opposing defenses when they get on base. They can also manufacture runs though bunting, hit and runs, etc. Bottom line is they make the other team "think" and thats when they get on teams for 5+ run innings.

Some teams around here have good athletes that play baseball. Minford has great baseball players who are also extremely athletic. These kids know the game and they have been on the big stage before.

I like Minford winning 7-4

It should be a very good match up.



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by wobycat » Wed May 29, 2019 11:40 am

As long as the falcons don’t hit it right at the guy, I can’t see this being close. They are seeing the ball really well now. Falcons move on.



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by MuletownMemer » Wed May 29, 2019 6:36 pm

svc_guy wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:23 pm
BurgBaskets wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 11:46 am
This one won't be close. Westfall definitely not a good hitting team. Predicting Minford 12-1.
Im not sure where you got that Westfall is not a good hitting team. Their lineup top to bottom can hit and has all year. They won a league that put 4 teams in the districts(almost 5 when Piketon nearly upset Minford), 2 in the regionals, beat the number 3 team the state 3-0, and beat Wheelersburg who beat Minford.
Now let me give you a realistic take...Minford does have an edge in depth of hitting and a slight edge in speed. They are very good and it would not surprise anyone if they win. But.....no stats, strength of schedule, or anything else you can throw out there suggest this is a blowout. Finally.....Westfalls team batting Average is .342 i believe. Please show me other teams that have a higher average. Sounds like a sour burg fan to me.
I think BurgBaskets take on this is pretty fair. Westfall is good but they have gotten lucky a few times. They didn’t beat Rock Hill, Rock Hill beat themselves. Burg smoked the ball off of their pitcher, but they were right at Westfall’s defense. Some of those hits fall and it’s easily Burg vs Minford tomorrow. I expect Minford to continue firing on all cylinders and I expect to see Lauder or Vogelsong throw a gem.



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by svc_guy » Wed May 29, 2019 8:41 pm

MuletownMemer wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 6:36 pm
svc_guy wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:23 pm
BurgBaskets wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 11:46 am
This one won't be close. Westfall definitely not a good hitting team. Predicting Minford 12-1.
Im not sure where you got that Westfall is not a good hitting team. Their lineup top to bottom can hit and has all year. They won a league that put 4 teams in the districts(almost 5 when Piketon nearly upset Minford), 2 in the regionals, beat the number 3 team the state 3-0, and beat Wheelersburg who beat Minford.
Now let me give you a realistic take...Minford does have an edge in depth of hitting and a slight edge in speed. They are very good and it would not surprise anyone if they win. But.....no stats, strength of schedule, or anything else you can throw out there suggest this is a blowout. Finally.....Westfalls team batting Average is .342 i believe. Please show me other teams that have a higher average. Sounds like a sour burg fan to me.
I think BurgBaskets take on this is pretty fair. Westfall is good but they have gotten lucky a few times. They didn’t beat Rock Hill, Rock Hill beat themselves. Burg smoked the ball off of their pitcher, but they were right at Westfall’s defense. Some of those hits fall and it’s easily Burg vs Minford tomorrow. I expect Minford to continue firing on all cylinders and I expect to see Lauder or Vogelsong throw a gem.
Westfall has seen good pitching all year. Minford is favored but I dont see any blowouts. You cant take away their defense, its been good all year. I know Minford is very good but I also know they almost got beat by a team near the bottom of our league 3 games ago. They are gettable. We will see. Good luck to both teams.



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by JeepsWin » Thu May 30, 2019 9:44 am

Minford BIG! Minford continues to roll, going with 13-1.



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Re: 5/30 Minford v Westfall

Post by Justmebaby » Thu May 30, 2019 12:21 pm

MuletownMemer wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 6:36 pm
svc_guy wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:23 pm
BurgBaskets wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 11:46 am
This one won't be close. Westfall definitely not a good hitting team. Predicting Minford 12-1.
Im not sure where you got that Westfall is not a good hitting team. Their lineup top to bottom can hit and has all year. They won a league that put 4 teams in the districts(almost 5 when Piketon nearly upset Minford), 2 in the regionals, beat the number 3 team the state 3-0, and beat Wheelersburg who beat Minford.
Now let me give you a realistic take...Minford does have an edge in depth of hitting and a slight edge in speed. They are very good and it would not surprise anyone if they win. But.....no stats, strength of schedule, or anything else you can throw out there suggest this is a blowout. Finally.....Westfalls team batting Average is .342 i believe. Please show me other teams that have a higher average. Sounds like a sour burg fan to me.
I think BurgBaskets take on this is pretty fair. Westfall is good but they have gotten lucky a few times. They didn’t beat Rock Hill, Rock Hill beat themselves. Burg smoked the ball off of their pitcher, but they were right at Westfall’s defense. Some of those hits fall and it’s easily Burg vs Minford tomorrow. I expect Minford to continue firing on all cylinders and I expect to see Lauder or Vogelsong throw a gem.
MuletownMemer... I also think your statement is extremely contradictory in that Westfall found a way to win. Regardless of what Rock Hill did or did not do, Westfall found a way to win. Also, the last time I checked, defense was a part of the game of baseball and good defense does win. Bottom line, it's not Burg vs Minford because Westfall found a way to win. Not predicting a Westfall win against Minford, but I do expect that Westfall will be in the game with them and they will "find a way" to keep it close!



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