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tonybologna

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    2019 State Baseball Poll Rankings (Poll #2)(4-14-19)

    That's not true in bold above unless the rule for improper/illegal equipment usage has changed since 2013.
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    2019 State Baseball Poll Rankings (Poll #2)(4-14-19)

    Let me jump in here as a former assistant high school baseball coach. It's been 6 years since I stopped coaching due to some health reasons but back when I coached the umpires were required to give a warning first before an automatic ejection. Now, I wouldn't think that rule has changed in 6 years. It's a rule that's been around for a long time. Automatic ejections are usually reserved for stuff pitchers might do like sandpaper or spitting on the ball or using any illegal substance. I've never experienced an incident like this however while coaching. I've had an umpire back in like 2004 or 2005 that warned our team for an improper glove usage by our starting catcher. It was a warning & that's all. The glove was changed & that was it. Nothing further was done by the umps. This seems like a wrongdoing by the umps to Greenback. I would bet the TSSAA will look into this especially if the Greenback coach pushes it. I know as a coach I wouldn't allow this to go without putting up a fuss about it. I don't care if it's a scrimmage, regular season game, or postseason game.
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    2019 State Baseball Poll Rankings (Poll #2)(4-14-19)

    LOL! Loved the Bologna used in your response. Incinsistent probably wasn't the correct word/term to use for Greenback. They have only lost 4 games so inconsistent wouldn't be the right type of term to be used with a 21-4 team. I guess the correct thing to say is that they have blown most of those 4 losses. This last one against GCA sounds like a total robbery from the umpires. I've seen players ejected from games for various reasons but over a catchers helmet that you all say was used before seems like something intentional done by the umps. The TSSAA should be looking into this closely because stuff like this shouldn't be allowed to happen at any level of baseball. Agree completely with you & especially on the bolded text above.
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    2019 State Baseball Poll Rankings (Poll #2)(4-14-19)

    That certainly doesn't seem to be fair at all to Greenback. Geez!
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    2019 State Baseball Poll Rankings (Poll #2)(4-14-19)

    Greenback then turns around & loses to Grace Christian (Knoxville) 3-2 after beating CAK. If one thing is for sure about them they are inconsistent as a team.
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    2019 State Baseball Poll Rankings (Poll #2)(4-14-19)

    Elizabethton in Class AA whom I also placed in the sleeper category just got upset bigtime by a 6-15 Jeff County team. It was close but a loss is a loss. The final score was 7-6 Patriots. A bad loss for the Cyclones. I know in high school baseball a team with a true ACE pitcher can beat ANY team on a given day but this is a MAJOR upset. Glad it wasn't a conference game though for Betsy.
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    2019 State Baseball Poll Rankings (Poll #2)(4-14-19)

    I don't know whether Greenback should even be in the "sleeper" category to be honest. They made the semifinals of the Class A state tourney last season with most players back so me placing them as a sleeper might be a bit ungenerous. LOL!
  8. https://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Softball/2019/04/17/NET-softball-stats-SH-s-Bennett-an-all-around-threat.html?ci=stream&lp=4&p=
  9. https://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Baseball/2019/04/17/NET-baseball-stats-D-B-s-Thurston-among-HR-leaders.html?ci=stream&lp=5&p=
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    2019 State Baseball Poll Rankings (Poll #2)(4-14-19)

    Yeah, I saw that. East Hamilton has lost 4 of their last 6 games. They are ranked #5 in this latest poll but I would guess next week they just might totally drop out of the Top 10 in Class AAA. Bradley Central might jump into the poll next week as well even though they have 8 losses (17-8).
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    2019 State Baseball Poll Rankings (Poll #2)(4-14-19)

    I just wasn't sure if you was talking about Greenback or William Blount. I didn't think you were talking about William Blount but you mentioned them in that previous reply so I wasn't sure. As far as removing Greenback as a sleeper. I'm not ready to do that myself. They certainly don't seem like the team that made the semifinals of the Class A state tournament last season. Like you said though basically ever player is back from that team. The thing about baseball at the high school level & above is if a team has 2 ace type SP's you can never count them out. I will go as far as saying even 1 ace type pitcher will work for certain teams that have the hitting to back up the 1 ace/dominate SP. I do agree with you though about Greenback seeming to not look like a contending or sleeper team at this time but I can't remove them just yet from my sleeper lists. Thanks.
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    2019 State Baseball Poll Rankings (Poll #2)(4-14-19)

    Which team are you talking about? Is it William Blount or Greenback? How you worded your reply sort of confused me on which team you might be saying is a sleeper. Thanks.
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    2019 State Baseball Poll Rankings (Poll #2)(4-14-19)

    Here are my picks from the latest Poll: Class A: Gibson County & Trinity Christian are my top 2 favorites. Sleepers are Gordonsville, Greenback, & Lookout Valley. Class AA: Covington & Greeneville are my top 2 favorites. Sleepers are Elizabethton, South Gibson, & Creek Wood. Class AAA: Collierville & Farragut are my top 2 favorites. Sleepers are Houston, Mt. Juliet, & Clarskville. Div. II-A: CAK & CPA are my top 2 favorites. Sleepers are Tipton-Rosemark & USJ. Div. II-AA: Baylor is my clear favorite. Sleepers are MUS & Ensworth. If I had to pick the Champs for each class as of right now they would be as follows: Class A: Trinity Christian Academy (TCA) Class AA: Covington Class AAA: Collierville Div. II-A: CAK (Christian Academy Knoxville) Div. II-AA: Baylor
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    Champions 2019

    Yeah, I posted East Robertson as one of the favorites in Class A. I didn't have either Clarksville or Rossview in my top 5-6 in Class AAA but I could see Clarksville making a run in the postseason but if they run into either Farragut or Collierville I see them going down.
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    Champions 2019

    Farragut just beat Collierville in this game by a score of 3-2. These 2 teams are clearly the best in Class AAA. One game doesn't change my mind that Collierville is still the slightly better team. They are both really really good teams though.
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    2019 Waverly Diamond Classic, April 5/6

    Thanks for the information but whoever is responsible for posting scores for the games from this Waverly Diamond Classic tourney posted nothing after posting the initial Pool Play & schedule for the Pool Player winners & losers(April 5th was last post). There was not one single score provided even for Waverly which is the FB page you linked me to. That's crazy! I seen the same problem from the Tribe Classic baseball tournament. Someone from the Tribe Classic said the games would be updated & posted in real-time from a FB PDF file but they weren't provided in real-time at all. I let them know about it too & what I thought. If they aren't going to provide what they say then don't post things saying otherwise. Thanks.
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    2019 Waverly Diamond Classic, April 5/6

    Does anyone happen to know where to get the brackets and/or Pool Play schedule for this Waverly tourney? I googled for it but couldn't come up with anything as far as a 2019 schedule. Thanks.
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    2019 Brentwood Invitational Tournament April 5-6

    Do you have an official schedule for the 2019 Brentwood Invitational softball tournament? Thanks.
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    Champions 2019

    From what I've seen through ~1st month of the season thus far I have my Top 3 teams for each classification (A-AAA). They have changed back from my previous post that was very early on in the season after only a couple of games played. Class A 1. Gibson County 2. Trinity Christian (TCA) T-3. Loretto T-3. Greenback Class AA 1. Stewart County 2. Greeneville 3. Greenbrier Class AAA 1. Collierville (I think heavy favorites to win AAA state title) 2. Farragut T-3. Houston T-3. East Hamilton Others that could play a factor in the postseason in each class are as follows (no particular order): Class A East Robertson, Eagleville, & Lookout Valley Class AA Elizabethton, Riverside, & Loudon Class AAA Summit, East Hamilton, & Powell
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    Gibson County V. Loretto (2019 Single A Championship)

    I know & saw what I read from a post. She was discredited for being a Class A player but yeah you're right we must move on down the road!
  21. Class A University High Cosby Fayetteville Eagleville Columbia Academy McKenzie Humboldt Manassas Class AA Austin-East Fulton Brainerd Howard Pearl-Cohn East Nashville Mitchell Wooddale Class AAA Sevier County Bearden Cleveland Oakland Brentwood Franklin Whitehaven Memphis East The boy's state tourney draw will be held @ 5 PM CST tomorrow (March 5th).
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    2018-19 TSSAA Boy's State Tournament Teams(Class A-AAA)

    I agree that in most high school teams players don't have that killer instinct to down right take over & win games. I'm talking about the star players & not the role or just good players. For instance, a James Wiseman type player. There are a select few & mostly not players from the state of Tennessee that do have that killer instinct. That either comes from the coaching they receive and/or their parent(s) have them living a life with that type of passion for the game.
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    Champions 2019

    The high school I attended & graduated from (Sullivan North High School) won 2 Class AAA state Championships when I was in 6th & 8th grade(1983 & 1985). Those 2 State Championship teams had 3 top notch aces. Darren Nottingham, Chad Smith, & Freddy Neeley. They also had 2 other pitchers that could close out games in Chris Frazier & Todd Wells. These 2 different Championship teams never gave up more than 4 runs in any postseason tourney game. I remember both Nottingham & Smith pitching over 100 pitches each in consecutive games to win the state title in 1985. I think strongly any really good team can get by with 3 solid SP's & only 1-2 good relievers/closers. That's my opinion based on old school baseball. Of course, this wouldn't be the case for college or MLB but for high school baseball I really believe a Championship team needs only 3 really good SP's & up to 2 really capable relievers.
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    Champions 2019

    Why 6 pitchers? I played high school baseball & have also coached middle school baseball as well. When I played in high school we only had 3 legit arms. 2 SP's & one that could start & would also close games or pitch long relief if needed. You don't need 6 pitchers to be a contender. That goes for Class A-AAA. I know times have changed since I was in high school (1986-1989) but I still follow & go to high school baseball games. In my local area I don't know of a SINGLE team that has 6 legit pitchers. I know a select few teams have 3 legit starters & 2 legit relievers but those type teams are few & far between at ALL levels.
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