Stat Boy_old
It is that time of the year again, baseball season. With the season set to begin this week for Flyway teams (weather permitting, of course) I thought we should open up some discussion on the upcoming season. What are everyone's thoughts on the Flyway as a baseball conference this year? Who do you see as potential favorites to win conference, dark horses, players to watch, etc.? I look forward to seeing some life on this board and hearing some banter about baseball.
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gator9
Laconia has a new coach Steve Goes, he is the coach of the Appleton Legion program. He is very knowledgeable and brings high expectations with him. Laconia's schedule includes 4 or 5 D1 teams, and D2 powerhouse Waupan in a double header. There regular season record might not be the best in the end but look for Laconia to make some noise in the play-offs. Laconia returns Kasey Starbird who I think would be thrown at the top of the pre-season POY talks.

I'm sorry I don't really know much about the rest of the Fly-way except Springs is pretty darn good.

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The Big One_old
The clearcut favorite this year still has to be Springs, as they return a ton from last year, many of which played a key role in their championship run last year. I would watch out for WLA and KML, however. WLA is still young, but has competed in the past, and although KML lost a huge slice of pitching, they will do it with aluminum and defense this year. Taylor Koth has to be at the top of the list for POY, and I would not be surprised if he led his team to a conference championship.

KML is scheduled to play tonight @ Martin Luther, tomorrow @ Milwaukee Lutheran, Thursday @ Lomira, and Saturday @ Hustisford. Great test of endurance for the Chargers if the games are played.
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Stat Boy_old
Here's how I think the Flyway will shake out this season:

1. Springs (The Ledgers return most of their team which made state last year, and are absolutely no doubt the clear-cut favorite. I see them getting back to Appleton this year)

2. WLA (Return a lot of their pitching from a very solid team last year and should have no problem being right at the top of the conference)

3. KML (Koth will carry the Chargers, but they will have to play much better defense than last year in order to compete for the conference title. It also will be interesting to see how their pitching staff is after losing some very good arms last year in Geidel and Zimmermann)

4. Mayville (Look for the Cardinals to surprise a lot of teams this year. Their lineup should be very solid with a lot of tough outs. However, the season for the Cards will be determined by if the pitching, which for the most part is young and inexperienced)

5. Laconia (Starbird will be a beast, but I don't see them having the pitching this year to make a serious run at things)

6. Lomira (The Lions will not be terrible but at the same time will not be great. They will hang with teams, but I just don't see them having the firepower offensively or pitching wise to finish in the top half.)

7. Horicon (The Marshmen have been decimated by losses of outstanding players to graduation the last couple of years, and I see this program going into rebuilding mode. They have a few experienced players who will need to step up big time this year, but for the most part will be very young.) [I actually heard that Horicon had very few numbers in the baseball program this year and was having difficulty fielding a team. Any truth to this db?]

8. North Fondy (This team is still trying to put things together, and I see it being more of the same with a young Oriole team this season.


POY Candidates: Mike Prado and Mitch Beau (Springs), Taylor Koth (KML), Kasey Starbird (Laconia), Chad Skaer and Caleb Voss (WLA)

Other players to watch: Tyler Giese (Lomira), Shaun Dickinson (Horicon), Dustin Langsdorf (Mayville)


I am looking forward to what should be another great season. Hopefully the weather gets better soon so we can finally play some ball!
2006 Mayville Cardinal Football - I will never forget.

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db1112
I have heard that they have very few numbers as well, but I really dont know much about the school anymore. I'm not very involved and don't keep in the loop much in Horicon anymore. Knowing what I know from what I've seen though is that they will be in rebuilding mode for sure. They didn't have a JV last year and they won't have one this year either.

I think Lomira will be solid, I think they will play the underdog role quite well and should be a pretty competitive team.

I have to be honest, I just don't have the time to keep up with Flyway baseball as much as I'd like to, but I will be looking forward to watching a few games this season when I can.
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db1112
While Steve is new to the conference, he has had plenty of success at Appleton DoubleDays legion.

Does anyone else think that the Flyway should vote on conference coach of the year for their respective sports?
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db1112
Well in other conferences coaches vote on the award.

Billy Gillespie should never been considered a top 5 coach in the SEC. He was the worst coach Kentucky could have ever hired. It was the first time I ever wanted a coach fired and I finally got my wish.
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"And there's a drive into left field, this is hit well, and IT'S GONE....RYAN BRAUN...A 2-RUN HOME RUN, THE BREWERS TAKE THE LEAD..."
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pinetar
how dare you wish harm on someone else...especially in this economy...I bet the guy doesn't even have enough money to live off of...

but you can admit that there are some quality coaches in the Flyway...
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db1112
Of course, the Flyway has a ton of great coaches.
"The runner goes, Hall juices it into left center field.....THE BREWERS WIN...."

"And there's a drive into left field, this is hit well, and IT'S GONE....RYAN BRAUN...A 2-RUN HOME RUN, THE BREWERS TAKE THE LEAD..."
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hickorycornhusker
db_11 wrote:


While Steve is new to the conference, he has had plenty of success at Appleton DoubleDays legion.

Does anyone else think that the Flyway should vote on conference coach of the year for their respective sports?


I think they should do it if they are willing to do it for every sport.
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pinetar
spartans16 wrote:


Heres my insight:


Projected Order of Finish:
1. St. Mary's Springs
2. KML
3. Laconia
4. WLA
5. Mayville
6. Lomira
7. NFDL
8. Horicon

Preseason Awards
Best Team- St. Mary's Springs
Surprise Team- Laconia
Best Hitter- Taylor Koth (KML)
Best Pitcher- Chad Skaer (WLA)
Deepest Rotation- St. Mary's Springs
Best Fielding Team- WLA
Best Lineup- Springs
Best Coach- Steve Goes (Laconia)
Player of the year candidates- Kasey Starbird, Taylor Koth, Mitch Beau, Mike Prado, Chad Skaer



I don't want to start an argument...since it is just an opinion both ways...but it's pretty bold to come out and say that a first year coach is going to be the best coach...I know there are high hopes and big expectations up in Laconia with the new coach...but with some of the talented coaches in the Flyway I have a hard time just asserting a new guy as the top coach...just my opinion
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pinetar
thats just not fair to the other schools...hell Alex Hilber would have won that award about 13 years in a row back in the day...it would be cool to have something like this...but honestly 99% of the time the coach with the best record will be "coach of the year" instead of the best coach getting the award...

DB I know who Goes is...I know he has had his successes...I'm just saying don't go annointing a coach the best in the conference when he hasn't coached a single game here yet...at one time Billy Gillespie was considered the best coach in the SEC...that turned out real good
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uwbaseball29_old
KML 12
Hustisford/Dodgeland 0

Chargers bang out 17 hits while giving up only 3 in their season opener.
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nfdl20baseball_old
By the sounds of it NFDL is really struggling with number for this season. Last I heard they had 9 guys eligible. They will be a very young team this year with half the team being underclassman. They have a new head coach this year. He was the assistant last year. Watch for Senior Mike Noble and Junior Jake Brunet to help carry the team this year.
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db1112
Didn't they have a new coach last year?

I still can't believe they wanted to get rid of Scott Neu for what he did with that program then they guy they replaced him with is out after 1 year?

Whats the deal up there?
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"And there's a drive into left field, this is hit well, and IT'S GONE....RYAN BRAUN...A 2-RUN HOME RUN, THE BREWERS TAKE THE LEAD..."
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