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Chet Forte 
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04-01-24 06:26 AM - Post#366784    

In case anybody missed it, our great Coach Brett Boretti’s Lions rolled over Penn, the preseason favorite, in a three game sweep in which we scored something like 35 runs and absolutely battered Penn’s pitching staff. And we did this without our best pitcher, Andy Leon. This puts us at 5-1, having taken the earlier series against Harvard, 2-1. Please don’t let anybody tell you that coaching doesn’t matter, that Columbia can’t be a winner, or that our facilities are inadequate.


 
Columbia 37P6 
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04-01-24 12:56 PM - Post#366787    
    In response to Chet Forte

RIGHT ON! I watched both games on ESPN+ and the remarkable improvement of the Columbia Baseball Team in all aspects of the game during approximately the last 30-45 days was on full display. The bats wee booming, the pitchers were firing, and the fielding was precise. Brett is just a great coach and the pitching coach is really good also. Not to take anything away from Penn which is also a very, very good team, but the Lions were just ridiculous this weekend. And this was all without several of our best players.

 
PeteD 
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04-01-24 02:05 PM - Post#366790    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Boretti has established Columbia as one of the most successful baseball programs in the northeast. They haven’t had a sub .500 record in Ivy play since 2011, and they have a few NCAA tournament wins under their belt.

 
Chet Forte 
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04-03-24 04:55 PM - Post#366916    
    In response to PeteD

Another excellent in depth analysis on our MBB team from Coach Boretti. What a contrast from the drivel that somebody puts together for Engles once every blue moon. One huge gap in the Boretti report—no mention of our excellent pitcher Andy Leon. anybody here know what’s going on?


 
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04-04-24 05:58 PM - Post#367007    
    In response to Chet Forte

One of the many reasons I like Ryan Young, the Columbia Baseball announcer, is that shares information on the status of the players with Columbia fans. I don't remember what he said about Andy Leon, but he has told us that Cole Hage cannot play in the outfield yet because he had surgery on his arm in the 0ff-season. Very promising freshman pitcher Payton Soske is currently unavailable. I just don't remember what he said about Leon, but he will probably clarify Saturday what's happenoing. Another great hitter, Seth Dadar, is not seeing action for whatever reason. Separately,the recruiting copany, Perfect Game, indicated this week that Columbia has recently received a commitment for next year from another very promising pitcher in Florida. The Lions have some very interesting prospects including a 6'4" 225 lb shortstop from North Carolina as well as the two Florida hurlers and some others. Among other things Brett is a great recruiter.

 
Chet Forte 
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04-04-24 07:34 PM - Post#367014    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Brett doesn’t rebuild; he reloads. The way we dominated preseason favorite Penn was a sight for these old eyes. If only our MBB team had a similar leader.


 
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04-04-24 09:23 PM - Post#367018    
    In response to Chet Forte

As far as Lucky Jim is concerned, I was under the impression that for various reasons the absolute latest date for making a coaching change was March 31st. That date having now passed, I assume that we are lucky enough to have him return for still another year of outstanding achievements. With hindsight, I suppose no one on this Board or any other Ivy League Sports Board has any idea why Jim has not been let go despite his losing record year after year. What is particularly interesting this year is that certain new factors appear to be in play. First, it seems that Jim lucked out again as the Lions do not appear to have lost anyone in the Transfer Portal other than the three graduating seniors one of whom never played this season. That's a tremendous break for the Lions as their Ivy League opponents obviously have suffered major Transfer losses. Second, in early March some people interested in Ivy League Basketball suggested that Jim or someone on his staff had successfuly recruited four or five highly promising players who were bound to make an immediate impact in the Ivy League. However, if that were the case, you would expect the incoming class to be rated very highly by whomever rates incoming classes. So it is a bit confusing that the one rating service that has been referred to in this forum shows Princeton, Harvard and Brown as having the three top incoming classes in the Ivy League. I am uncertain what to make of that. Maybe you or someone else reading this post can explain what that means. Did the rating service only rate those three schools, or did the rating service review all eight schools and Columbia, Penn, Cornell, Yale and Dartmouth did not make the top three?

 
Chet Forte 
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04-05-24 01:24 PM - Post#367055    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

We have no credibility. Thus, our recruiting classes by definition will always be deemed as suspect.


 
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04-06-24 11:30 AM - Post#367083    
    In response to Chet Forte

I understand your reluctance to believe that anything relating to Engles stewardship is true and valid, but dispute all of Engles's many faults, I am still bleeding Columbia Blue and hoping that the incoming class will be talented enough that even an Engles coached team will be a winner. That being said, the quality of the incoming class should be based entirely upon the players themselves so it is rather strange that Columbia's class apparently is not rated as highly as that of Princeton,Harvard and Brown. Am I missing something or are their classes simply better than our incoming class? Separately, nowadays, how does one get on the mailing list for any Columbia sport? I assume you have to make a donation and I stopped doing in all sports several years ago due to my feelings about Engles being rehired despite his 1-13 Ivy records.

 
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04-08-24 12:15 AM - Post#367091    
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Baseball team took all three at Dartmouth this weekend.


west coast fan


 
Chet Forte 
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04-08-24 06:53 AM - Post#367092    
    In response to internetter

Baseball scored 47 runs in three games. Incredible hitting display and in most of the series the pitching stood up. One question—the last game saw a meltdown in our pitching in the bottom of the 9th, with Dartmouth scoring 9 runs. Although we had put 19 on the board and still won by 5 or 6, whatever happened in the bottom of the 9th? Did Brett just go to the bottom of the rotation to give a few guys a chance to throw? One more querstion—where is Andy Leon?


 
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04-08-24 01:45 PM - Post#367113    
    In response to Chet Forte

Yes, he definitely went to the bottom of the rotation in the ninth inning with a 15 run lead and the results were not encouraging.

 
Chet Forte 
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04-11-24 09:27 AM - Post#367262    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Another blowout —14-2 over Fordham. Big test this weekend against Yale at home.


 
PeteD 
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04-28-24 04:49 PM - Post#367879    
    In response to Chet Forte

Columbia (15-3, 23-14 overall) swept Cornell this weekend... 14-11, 14-2, 13-0 to clinch the #1 seed. Combined with their 31-0 thrashing of Seton Hall on Wednesday, the Lions outscored their opponents 72-13 this week.

With 5 regular season games remaining, they already hold the season homerun record (79) breaking the record set last year (72).

This might be Boretti's deepest lineup ever... eight players have at least 100 AB and all have an OPS greater than .900. Five of the eight have at least 9 homers and four have a slugging percentage of at least .680. As a team, their slugging pct is an insane .591. The current team record is .531 set in 1984.

 
Chet Forte 
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04-28-24 07:12 PM - Post#367890    
    In response to PeteD

The pitching in games 2 and 3 was lights out. In game 1,Cornell tacked on some runs in the bottom of the 9th when the game was essentially over and a number of starters had been pulled. Still no Andy Leon—I wonder about his status.


 
Chet Forte 
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05-18-24 02:55 PM - Post#368492    
    In response to Chet Forte

Thoroughly outplayed in both games, we fell on our faces. Turning point was in game 1 when our left fielder put up his glove for what looked like a catchable ball at the fence, thought he caught the ball, and lo and behold it wasn’t in his glove. Both starting pitchers for Penn and Princeton were excellent. Our starting pitching in game 1 was not too terrible but our relievers were flat out bad. Game 2 was the same story, but worse. We gave up too many walks, threw too many pitches in the dirt, and just couldn’t play championship caliber ball. We scored some runs in both games even though we were facing dominating pitching but the rest of our game was awful. On offense our two seniors, our 1 and 4 hitters, picked a bad time to have their worst games of the season. Between the two of them, over both games, I think that they had a total of one hit nd maybe a walk or two.


 
Columbia 37P6 
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05-18-24 07:24 PM - Post#368496    
    In response to Chet Forte

Not a good weekend for Columbia Baseball. Our pitching staff improved significantly during the season, only to falter this weekend.

 
Chet Forte 
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05-19-24 11:32 AM - Post#368515    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Three all Ivy pitchers on our team—two firsts and a second-but no dominating stud like the two guys from Penn and Princeton. So when we get no production from our 1 and 4 hitters in either game, plus so-so starting pitching plus horrific relief pitching, the result is predictable.


 
Columbia 37P6 
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05-19-24 06:05 PM - Post#368535    
    In response to Chet Forte

That's a very good summary of the very disappointing Ivy League post-season tournament following a regular conference season in which we dominated our Ivy League opponents. Pitching has been our achilles heel the last two seasons.

 
Columbia 37P6 
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05-19-24 07:08 PM - Post#368536    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

I wonder what the problem was with the turf pitching mound At Satow Stadium that caused the final couple of Ivy League Tournament games to be moved suddenly to Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair, New Jersey.

 
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