Ronnie scott pitched a great game, threw around 140 pitches but just as good velocity at the end as the beginning.
I pretty sure Francis Howell is 10th in the nation i think! And congrats to Ronnie Scott good pitching and good hitting for the tigers out there today!
What a performance and what makes it better is that it was on his birthday!! Great win tigers!!
his hardest pitch of the game was his 139th /140 pitches.. i was pitch counter :)
Wow what a victory for Cape. Francis Howell has some players. Congrats
Very impressed. I only got to see Cape play once so far. They must be improving everyday
Yes, Howell was 12th in the nation on this USA Today poll.
140 pitches??? Seriously?? What are you thinking coach? NOBODY should ever throw 140 pitches. I don't care what the situation is! If that were my son, I'd be ******!
Good game for Cape and for Ronnie. And, yes, I have to agree that 140 pitches is at least 30 too many, maybe more depending on what he throws. Hope he gets plenty of time to recover.
Has anyone seen the Graves kid from Francis Howell throw. He was at a showcase my son was at and he stole the show at 94-95 mph. He has signed with Mizzou but a scout I talked to said he would never see the campus.
Yeah I heard from a coach in St. Louis he was a stud and should be drafted pretty high.
Coach williams kept ronnie in the game because he was throwing the ball great throughout. The only sign of fatigue was that he started leaving the ball a little higher in the last inning but he has some great stamina. He said today that his arm isn't any more sore than normal.
Gotta love the huge write up central got today..HA. If nd beat Francis howell every camera, reporter, and news source in southeast Missouri would've been there ready to write a story on it. But hey I guess nd girls soccer tops it too
I don't care how good his arm felt today, 140 pitches is way too many. My question is, how many pitches has he thrown in previous starts? Don't be surprised if he end up with arm trouble late in the season if he is throwing over 100 pitches on a consistent basis.
Does this kid have a chance to play at the next level? If so, then 140 pitches is incredibly short-sighted.
Im not disagreeing that 140 is a lot but its hard to take a pitcher out when he says he feels good and he isn't showing signs of fatigue. He normally throws in the 70s-low 80s.
It is not hard to take a pitcher out, at 110 pitches you say great job son, you gave it all you had and you give the ball to the next kid.
not if he still wants the ball and is throwing consistent strikes and hard.
Yes, even if he says he feels great and is still throwing the ball well, you still take him out! There's a bigger picture than just saying you beat the number one team in the state. Ur team is supposed to be one of the top teams in the state according to the central faithful. Are you telling me they don't have another kid that can go out there and get 6 outs? If he threw 140 pitches, he couldn't have been throwing "great" anyway!
Its called working the count..some pitchers go right after a hitter..others go deep in the count. Its all about your pitching style
I love the idea that the Missourian can predict what will happen in a game and then dedicate resources based on what will happen. Obviously, the decision about where to send the only available photographer for the night was made before the people who make those decisions knew what would happen.
It's like people complaining that we only cover a team when they lose or something similar. Obviously we don't know a team is going to lose or that it's going to pull off an upset before the game happens...etc, etc, etc.
I don't make those decisions, but that kind of logic is a pet peeve of mine and I can't help myself.
I don't think it matters what the paper thinks the outcome might be. When you have the number one team in state player the home town team who plays cometitively every year and you choose to cover a soccer game across the street between a lack luster central team and worse than normal ND team is really bad. Not to mention that the soccer game didn't even start until we were in the 2nd inning. Its not even the lack of a photographer that im concerned about, even though there was a person all the way down in bluff to take pictures for ND, its the fact that the article written for us was pitiful at best. It was around 1/3 the size of the soccer column and even smaller than the ND vs bluff story. There were pictures of christian and andrew from football season and the only time andrews name was in the article was for him going 3-4, or whatever it was that day. They failed to get a picture of the ronnie Scott, the pitcher who threw the complete game and shut down argueably the best hitting team in the state. Throw in a picture of him pitching in a previous game for all I care. Maybe the thing that took it all over the top was that on the top of the front page of the paper it says Notre Dame slays Central 4-1, or something like that. Not only was franscis howell 1st in state but they were #12 in the nation according to USA Todays poll, that alone should let you guys know that the cape central baseball field was the place to be last tuesday. The Southeast Missourian really dropped the ball on this one.
well said chsballer.
Excuses, Rachel, excuses.
I'm loving it... Well written. Your English teacher or debate teacher will be proud!!!
BINGO!! CHSballer...Rachel needs to give this one up..That is a terrible excuse.
Guys the SEManurian is part of a failing industry called 'newspaper'...why do you think they created semoball? Cause they cant sell actual papers anymore...this was created to try to keep them afloat...please dont bury an already drowning industry...the sportswriters are just pawns used to try to prop up a sinking ship...Go Tigers :)
And just how does the SEMissourian make money off of SEMOBALL?
If they really wanted to increase sells and make more money they would go back to the old prices and a saturday paper. I know a lot of people including my family stopped buying a paper everyday when the prices went up. I also hate having to wait until sunday to read about friday events, this is especially a problem during football season.
I wasn't really interested or trying to make any excuses. I was pointing out a pet peeve. And it's still a pet peeve. I could go through and address each thing CHSballer said, like the fact that I'm guessing whatever Bluff-ND photos he or she is talking about came from the Poplar Bluff paper and not from any Missourian resources, but it appears that a useful conversation isn't going to happen here and it certainly appears that it's not a conversation anyone is interested in having.
But by all means, please continue to attack my work and livelihood. I definitely deserve it and you all definitely know more than me how things work. I can't possibly answer questions or address issues that you may have in a reasonable manner. It would be foolish of me to even try, especially given the hard to understand (no sarcasm here) setup of semoball and the way the sister papers work together.
I am not infallible. And no one that works for the Missourian or other papers is, but I would have thought I deserved a little more credit than I got here to have a conversation and give some answers if that's what you're interested in.
And by the way, I'm not saying you all would or should agree with whatever explanations I could offer, and that's totally fine. I'm just saying that decisions are made for a reason. You can disagree with the reason, but there are reasons. We're not flying on the seat of our pants here...or however that expression goes...
HITTERS work the count, not pitchers! Throwing a good game consists of hitting ur spots and keeping ur pitch count down. U obviously never played baseball, jungledud!
Brownbomber's points on the pitching are legit. And I am sure that is something the coaching staff didn't take lightly. I don't know too many if any successful pitchers who like to go deep in the count.
And Rachel, lighten up a little. You do a great job.
Looks like I touched a nerve. Rachel, it was nothing pointed towards you directly but more at the missourian as a whole.
Gee, you attack her employer and her occupation and then are surprised when she gets upset? Wow, you guys are clueless.
No, the thing that surprised me is that it didn't get deleted right a way.
He wasn't trying to offend Rachel. He was simply stating the fact that cape central does not get the amount of press that notre dame gets. At the game was one reporter with a camera and at the soccer game was videos, pictures, reporters, the whole nine yards. While next door Cape Central baseball is defeating the number one team in the state, needless to say number 12 in the nation but ND Missourian felt the need to watch the girls soccer game. Yes we had two small pictures of players from football season.. While the big picture on the sports page of Missourian was a Nd girl heading a ball. And I'm not saying this because I'm from central I'm saying this because SE Missourian feels the need to cover Nd girls soccer rather than a top team In the country for baseball in cape girardeau, mo. If Francis Howell would have played at Nd then by golly every single person employees by semoball or SE Missourian would have been at that game.
Cape had plenty of press during football and basketball.. I guess back to back let downs got to them.. Sorta like the boy who cried wolf?
^true dat, true dat
I'm glad this forum said sikeston in it.. Oh waitttttt
I'm glad you are the first person to bring up Sikeston.
I was just trying to help solve the problem as to why they weren't there.. I mean let's be honest.. Cape has choked a lot this year.. So I mean why wouldnt they against a good team.. But they won congrats..
And I said nothing about sikeston?
point is it was a local team playing the number 1 team in state and very highly ranked team in the nation. just the possibility of cape winning the game shouldve been enough to have coverage of the game and not girls soccer
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