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2021 Pack9 Baseball Thread

TheAliasTrollTheAliasTroll Posts: 3,390PFN Referee

Going to get this thread up while I'm thinking about it. The season starts in 9 days.

Game #1 vs. VMI on February 19th at 3pm, Doak Field!

Can't wait to get it going on the diamond. Any insiders got the scoop on what the team looks like this year?



  • This is what I missed most in 2020....Welcome back Pack 9.

  • Not an insider but have season tix and pay attention. Pretty typical. Good roster. In most pre-season top 25 polls. Lost some talent to draft with best LF pitcher and starting catcher gone to draft. A few offseason transfers but nothing earth shattering. Team has speed, pop, and should be solid on defense. SS is a star in the making.

    As is typical with Avent teams, they'll go as far as pitching takes them. Do we have enough, not just 2-3 inning depth, but quality starting pitching to ride into middle and/or deep innings, then close the door. You're simply not going to outscore playoff teams consistently, and you need your manager to win you some close ones with the right decisions. Prediction. We'll have a good year, then fizzle.

  • TheAliasTrollTheAliasTroll Posts: 3,390PFN Referee

    Thanks for info GHG. Glad to hear they should be relevant again. Will be something to pay attention to this Spring.

  • phcqmfdphcqmfd Posts: 89

    avent: doing less with more for 25 years. Needs better bench coach or just needs to listen to them.

  • My opinion is that he overcoaches or overmanages on game day. Strategy wise, I don't think he's great on offense, though that just could be a different opinion on when to run, move runners, bash..But his pitching moves...don't get me started.

  • TheAliasTrollTheAliasTroll Posts: 3,390PFN Referee

    Bump! Season starts tomorrow!

  • ryebreadryebread Posts: 2,980PFN Referee

    Avent's maddening on game day, but I think he consistently does more with less than any NC State coach.

  • YogiNCYogiNC Posts: 582

    Looks like opening day will be a washout.

  • KingHippo_fka_BJD95KingHippo_fka_BJD95 Posts: 4,601PFN Referee

    My cats are like, super fucking annoyed with me for this weather.

  • Hogw1ldHogw1ld Posts: 385
    edited February 19

    Just saw the weekend series with VMI is cancelled completely. Covid issues at VMI.

  • TheAliasTrollTheAliasTroll Posts: 3,390PFN Referee

    Damn. This covid is getting old too.

  • YogiNCYogiNC Posts: 582

    My list of things that are getting old (besides me) would probably get me banned.

  • TheAliasTrollTheAliasTroll Posts: 3,390PFN Referee

    Looks like double header tomorrow against Davidson.

  • SamIamSamIam Posts: 707

    So excited about baseball. A true sport one that at this level is not affected by logos on jerseys or high financial offers to recruits.

  • TheAliasTrollTheAliasTroll Posts: 3,390PFN Referee

    Pack takes both of them in Sunday double header. UNCG today at 3pm on ACCNX

  • Sad to say 13 runs wasn’t enough against UNCG. With only two errors, the pitching couldn’t have been good if we gave up 16 runs.

  • SamIamSamIam Posts: 707


    Couldn't spell the sound of air rapidly escaping from a balloon.

  • Starting pitcher was good but bullpen was terrible. Several pitchers used and not much success. Had a 7-1 lead and couldn't hold it.

  • TheAliasTrollTheAliasTroll Posts: 3,390PFN Referee

    hopefully our trash bullpen was a one-game anomaly..........

  • SonofWilkinSonofWilkin Posts: 130

    Terrible weekend from the Pack9. Dropped all three games vs GT.

  • TheAliasTrollTheAliasTroll Posts: 3,390PFN Referee

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.. please just be a slump. Was really looking forward to baseball this year. It's early so hope they bounce back.

  • SamIamSamIam Posts: 707

    I can appreciate the immediate "I'm sorry but you have no chance with me" than to be cock teased for 20 games, high ranking only to get dumped back into reality.

  • I've commented on it before, but pay little attention to preseason college baseball polls. There's a media bias due to proximity and location of some of the orgs to SEC and ACC teams that leads to overhype. The USA Today college baseball poll is still probably the best in my opinion, and with COVID, and dropped games, I'm not even sure how reliable it is.

    Look for Pack to be middle of the Pack. Pitching, pitching, pitching. I just don't think the approach is a winning one. You need arms that throw deeper into games, aren't shy of throwing to contact.

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