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  1. Deleted topic. No interest from board.

    Coaching plays a huge role in high school baseball. I've watched a few HS baseball games thus far this spring, and there is some talent and good kids out there, but except for the very select few, pitching mechanics, swing mechanics, hitting approaches, and fielding mechanics are poor. Just calling it like it is people. The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer in high school baseball in SWVA. That's why you see teams like Virginia High, Abingdon, Lebanon, Eastside, John Battle, and Honaker competing for titles every season, because of coaching. Coaches in these programs teach kids how to play the right way.
  2. Let's get some discussion as to the pros and cons of travel ball, whether it be baseball or softball. I'll start. Too often in softball especially, it's just daddy ball to its fullest.
  3. Deleted topic. No interest from board.

    For the most part, baseball comes down to tradition and coaching. Usually, the same teams are at or near the top every year, even when they are down on talent. These teams usually have a pretty good fan base too. As for comparing the posters on this board vs. the football board, football allows a lot more participants, draws bigger crowds, and makes for more arm-chair quarterbacks. It takes a more knowledge and interest to be a true baseball fan. As a side note, I wonder how this weather and the postponements, along with the strict pitching rules will effect high school baseball this spring. Not many games have been played thus far, which means 3-5 games per week from here on out for several teams. I think we will end up seeing a bunch of games like the one GC and Eastside played yesterday, with 20 walks and several HBP.
  4. Gate City State Champs

    And some college actually signed this joker?
  5. Can Mac get past 2770?

    Points will be tough to come by against Graham, but he did put up 30+ last time. If GC beats Graham, he will surely get it as the teams from the East are not as defensively oriented. It's likely that SW VA may never have another player with this opportunity.
  6. State quarterfinals (3/2-3/3)

    How many does Tazewell Middle School gym hold? I'm hearing conflicting reports, one said 1600 and another said 3500.
  7. Can Mac get past 2770?

  8. An early look into the 2018 season

    Sorry to hear this. Richlands had a legitimate chance to bring home a state title this year. I'd be very surprised if she returns with the same effectiveness this season.
  9. Gate City versus Central

    I'm glad someone from GC can remind us, I had almost forgotten that no one from GC ever does anything wrong. What was I thinking???
  10. Region D Brackets

    Southwest District Standings: Graham 10-0; 19-2 Lebanon 6-4; 16-8 Richlands 6-4; 15-7 Virginia High 4-6; 6-18 Marion 4-6; 11-13 Tazewell 0-10; 4-17
  11. Region D Brackets

    Lebanon finishes 2nd in the SW District, beats Richlands in the tournament and Richlands gets the 3 seed and Lebanon the 4 seed to regions????????? Southwest Districts principals and ADs, you dropped the ball on this one!!
  12. GC @ Abingdon

    You lose credibility when you say McClung shot 27 free throws when he only shot 15. It just indicates we can't believe much of what you say. And what the Wise coach did or didn't do didn't have any relevance to the GC-Abingdon game.
  13. GC @ Abingdon

    Seems like there has been considerable animosity between Abingdon and Gate City this year.
  14. GC @ Abingdon

    What were all the technical fouls on Abingdon for? And had one player ejected?
  15. Region D Matchups and Predictions

    I thought Grayson County would be in there somewhere.
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