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International Baseball Slam XI (Everything)

Postby Super-Llamaland » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:52 pm

IBS XI: SUPER-LLAMALAND

OOC Thread • Bid • Guide to Sports Roleplaying • IBS X

Welcome to the recently-revived nation of Super-Llamaland for the eleventh edition of the recently-revived International Baseball Slam! Whether a WBC veteran or a new nation, we hope that everyone will have a great time.


SCHEDULE


Cut-offs will be between 9-10 PM Pacific Daylight Time (4-5 AM UTC).

Wednesday, June 24: Group Draw
Group Stage
Sunday, June 28: Group Stage MD 1-3 (4v1, 3v2)
Monday, June 29: Group Stage MD 4-6 (2v1, 4v3)
Tuesday, June 30: Group Stage MD 7-9 (1v3, 2v4)
Wednesday, July 1: Group Stage MD 10-12 (1v4, 2v3)
Thursday, July 2: Group Stage MD 13-15 (1v2, 3v4)
Friday, July 3: Group Stage MD 16-18 (3v1, 4v2)
Saturday, July 4: Break (July 4th)
Sunday, July 5: Group A Playoff
Playoffs (held in Super-Llamaland)
Monday, July 6: Ro12 Games 1-2
Tuesday, July 7: Ro12 Game 3
Wednesday, July 8: QF Games 1-2
Thursday, July 9: QF Game 3
Friday, July 10: SF Games 1-2
Saturday, July 11: SF Game 3
Sunday, July 12: Finals Games 1-2 / 3PPO Games 1-2
Monday, July 13: Finals Games 3-4 / 3PPO Game 3
Tuesday, July 14: Finals Game 5

GROUPS

Group A
Tikariot Thunderforge
Kalactin U21s
The Jovannic Emperors
United Civil Republic Bears
Group B
Ethane Red Kites
Terre Septentrionale Nordiques
Nova Anglicana Lions
Sarzonia Junior Stars
Group C
Mathuvan Union Moose
Falisiand U22s
Maniladrid Mariners
South Newlandia U22s
Group D
Cassadaigua U18s
Random Place Fools
Northern Moravica University Cougars
Royal Kingdom of Quebec Grim Reapers
Group E
Kohnhead Pandas
Mitarian Pelicans
Super-Llamaland Tigers
Jeckland Spuds
Group F
Starcom Starboys
Newmanistan U16s
Pripet Socialist Republic U21s
Abanhfleft Revolution All-Stars
  1. Nova Anglicana Lions
  2. Cassadaigua U18s
  3. Kalactin U21s
  4. Kohnhead Pandas
  5. Super-Llamaland Tigers
  6. South Newlandia U22s
  7. Pripet Socialist Republic U21s (puppet of Northwest Kalactin)
  8. Jeckland Spuds
  9. Tikariot Thunderforge
  10. The Jovannic Emperors
  11. Terre Septentrionale Nordiques
  12. Newmanistan U16s
  13. Abanhfleft Revolution All-Stars
  14. Maniladrid Mariners
  15. Sarzonia Junior Stars
  16. Northern Moravica University Cougars (Banija)
  17. Falisiand U22s
  18. United Civil Republic Bears
  19. Mathuvan Union Moose
  20. Ethane Red Kites
  21. Starcom Starboys
  22. Mitarian Pelicans
  23. Royal Kingdom of Quebec Grim Reapers
  24. Random Place Fools



RP INFORMATION


Since the Group Stage will not be held in Super-Llamaland (IC-ly), it is advised that you include stadium information in your roster. This includes a "Park Factor" between 50 and 200 (where 50 represents the most pitcher-friendly stadium, and 200 the most hitter-friendly stadium). You may also include your team's style modifier, a number between -5 and 5 (where -5 represents an extremely defensive-minded team, and +5 an extremely offensive-minded team).

It is also strongly advised that you paste the below RP Permissions Box into your signature so that your opponent knows what they can write about if they RP before you.
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My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes/No
Choose my lineup: Yes/No
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes/No
Godmod scoring events: Yes/No
RP injuries to my players: Yes/No
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes/No
Eject my players: Yes/No
Godmod other events: Yes/No
Use DH at home: Yes/No

(The DH Rule states that if you are the home team, you may choose to have someone bat in your line-up instead of a pitcher. The visiting team must follow this rule.)
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The Eighth Llamanean Republic
Capital: New Llama City, President: Nicholas Hansen, Population: ~56,000,000
World Baseball Classic champion (28, 30, 31, 40, 42), runners-up (29, 37, 41),
World Cup Qualification (68, 70, 71, 74, 77, 78, 79), Esportivan Regional Champions (20),
Cup of Harmony third-place (68)

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Super-Llamaland IC Information


NATIONAL INFO


Super-Llamaland is a beautiful and diverse nation, from the serene forests of Kyrinson to the spectacular gray cliffs of Los-Juantos. Located in Eastern Esportiva, the nation of roughly forty-six million people is known for a successful democratic socialist government, some of the most environmentally-friendly policies in the world, and an absurdly well-funded educational system. The official language is English, although Arondic [OOC-ly comparable to Swedish], Yueyu [Mandarin], and Hicañan [Spanish] are all common. Llamaneans are known for their progressivism, education, environmentalism, and fanaticism for baseball.

Baseball is by far the most popular sport in the nation. While Super-Llamaland's ten-year isolation from the rest of the world led to a decline in interest in the Llamanean Baseball League, as foreign star players such as Jeff Fitzhugh and Kayla Carey left the country, the LBL remains the most popular professional sports league in the nation. Baseball is arguably the only sport Super-Llamaland has found international success at, with five WBC championships to the nation’s name, and the return of the IBS is a big deal for the international competition-starved Llamanean populace.

STADIA


Four stadia, located in the cities of New Llama City, Emerald Springs, Kyrinson, and Ruby Falls, will host IBS matches.

Tyler Rocke Memorial Stadium is located in downtown New Llama City, the Llamanean capital. Constructed in 1988, it holds 42,000 and has previously hosted the WBC30 Finals and a number of Baseball Club Championships. Formerly the home of the New Llama Cyclones, New Llama City's "second team" has taken the historic stadium over after the Cyclones have moved into a new stadium in the suburbs.

The capital of Super-Llamaland, New Llama City is known for its clean streets, modern architecture, bustling stock exchange, and strong universities. New Llama City is currently the nexus of Super-Llamaland’s fledgling bullet train system, which can take you from the City to any other host city within an hour and a half. It’s also home to some of the nation’s wildest nightlife, to many visiting managers’ dismay.

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The Ultra-Dome is located in Emerald Springs, a medium-sized city in northern Super-Llamaland. It is a very new athletic complex, completed in 2010 and renovated in 2033, designed to host a number of sporting events. The 39,600 capacity is only for the baseball section of it, while it has also hosted the SuperLleague's Emerald City Harmony in the past, as well as WBC30 matches. The Ultra-Dome is host to the LBL's Emerald City Greens.

Named after its hot springs (which are, obviously, emerald in color), the city of Emerald Springs has become the technological center of the nation. It’s home to a number of fledgling startups at Innovation Park, one of the largest startup hubs in the world, as well as OuranosTech, the nation’s largest corporation of any kind. This gives the city a clean, modern atmosphere. Attractions-wise, it’s also home to the Emerald Tower, the nation’s tallest building, and the National Art Gallery.

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Earnest Field is located in Kyrinson, near the northeastern coast of Super-Llamaland. Named after legendary Llamanean outfielder Jake Earnest, the stadium was built in 2025 for the Kyrinson Twin Pines. Recently renovated in anticipation of the IBS, its 46,000 capacity also makes it the largest and most modern of the four stadia hosting IBS matches.

Kyrinson’s location both near the coast and near the forest made it an economic hub for much of Super-Llamaland’s early history. More recently, though, the city has turned its efforts toward preservation, becoming the headquarters of the National Forest Reserve. The city itself is absolutely stunning - located in a valley at the edge of the forest, between beautiful Whetham Lake and the ocean, Kyrinson’s surroundings are one of the most beautiful sights in the entire nation.

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Diamond Park is located in the north-central city of Ruby Falls. A beautiful hitters' park built in 2012 to commemorate the Llamanean Republic's Centennial, Diamond Park has a capacity of 33,000 and is known for its modern architecture. It is the home of South Falls Athletic, one of Llamanean baseball's most ascendant teams.

Ruby Falls doesn't have the baseball pedigree of the other three host cities, or even Vargas or Talahita. However, its hometown South Falls Athletic have recently become of the most successful teams in the LBL, rewarding their loyal fanbase's patience with consecutive President's Cup championships in the decade of Llamanean isolation. Ruby Falls itself is a bustling, historic city with a number of strong universities. Its demographics have increasingly skewed toward the young and the diverse in recent years, making it an excellent cultural hub.

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GEOGRAPHY & CLIMATE


Super-Llamaland has a wide range of climates and geographies. We range from flat, tropical Nikcoro in the south to the near-arctic, mountainous cities of Dinschria. However, the vast majority of Super-Llamaland is temperate and flat, with average temperatures at about eighty-three degrees in the summer and thirty-six in the winter. Super-Llamaland's coast, however, especially the southeast coast, has actually led to games being canceled due to humidity. However, summer temperatures in the northern half of Super-Llamaland, which will host the majority of IBS matches, are generally warm, sunny, and pleasant.

TRANSPORTATION


The western suburbs of New Llama City's Arthur Moore International Airport, as well as Emerald Springs' Wagner International Airport, are both large regional hubs in Eastern Esportiva. Ruby Falls' Ruby International Airport and Kyrinson's Bridges International Airport are smaller, but still very accessible from a variety of airlines and regions.

Within the country, Super-Llamaland has a wide range of eco-friendly public transportation, including the typical buses and subways that you would see in other places. Transportation is always cheap and usually free. A system of high-speed railways is currently being built, and high-speed rail service already exists between all four cities that will host matches. Taxis are nearly-extinct, and ride-sharing services are heavily regulated and less popular than public transportation.
The Eighth Llamanean Republic
Capital: New Llama City, President: Nicholas Hansen, Population: ~56,000,000
World Baseball Classic champion (28, 30, 31, 40, 42), runners-up (29, 37, 41),
World Cup Qualification (68, 70, 71, 74, 77, 78, 79), Esportivan Regional Champions (20),
Cup of Harmony third-place (68)

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Postby Super-Llamaland » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:18 pm

SUPER-LLAMALAND ROSTER: IBS XI

What happened to Super-Llamaland in the past decade? Why was nobody able to enter the country for ten years? What were the mysterious space-time fluctuations, detected by Hicañan astrophysicists, that surrounded the missing nation until its reappearance? The international community is still trying to figure things out, but one thing’s for sure - the Tigers are back.

The “[Tiger] Cubs”, as Llamanean media has taken to calling them, still have twinhe WBC42 championship DNA in their blood. They play with energy and heart, make spectacular plays on defense, play whatever position is asked of them, and emphasize contact-hitting and pitch command above pure power. While the IBS roster lacks star power from the likes of Summer Zheng, Dominik Kästner, August Bendtner, or Genevieve Strauss, none of whom will play, it does have a lot of talented young players who are fighting for their spot on the WBC roster, and hopes to still be competitive.

Manager Sofia Rasmussen, a former star catcher for the New Llama Wizards and the Tigers, takes after her mentor Laurent Mårtensson, emphasizing novel defensive schemes, a variety of unorthodox baserunning strategies, experimentation with relievers’ roles, and elevating the role of analytics in the clubhouse. But she’s still relatively inexperienced as a manager, and there’s concerns that she might try to do too much.

NICKNAMES: The Tigers (official), The Cubs (unofficial)
MANAGER: Sofia Rasmussen
RANK: UR
Style Modifier: +1.5
Home Stadium: Tyler Rocke Memorial, New Llama City (Park Factor: 95)

Hit a home run: Tyson Long, Noah Slater, Miranda Gray
Get a clutch hit: Miranda Gray, Noah Slater, Liam Desjardins
Strike out: Derrick Armstrong, Caitlin Rosario, Albert Vaughn
Draw a walk: Miranda Gray, Noah Slater, Tyson Long
Steal a base: Caitlin Rosario, Ivy Werner, Fiona Niemi
Get caught stealing: Miles Villeneuve, Caitlin Rosario, Fiona Niemi
Make a great defensive play: Derrick Armstrong, Liam Desjardins, Miranda Gray
Commit an error: Tyson Long (although it’s still unlikely)
Be Ejected / Start a Fight: Buck Fuchs

Derrick ARMSTRONG, #1, 25, C-1B, S/R - BC Apple Valley
Noah SLATER, #16, 24, C-1B, S/L - City of Dinschria
Miles VILLENEUVE, #29, 18, SS-2B, S/R - Bronze Harbor Academy
Caitlin ROSARIO, #18, 23, SS-2B, R/R - East Llama Kings
Miranda GRAY, #33, 22, 3B-LF-RF, R/R - Rogers BC


Emery WU, #19, 21, SS-2B-CF, S/R - BC Apple Valley
Albert VAUGHN, #59, 20, 3B-1B, L/R - Rogers City College
Ian HART, #64, 25, UTIL, S/R - Nikcoro Suns


Starting catcher Derrick Armstrong takes after his manager on defense, but unfortunately, nowhere else. He has a cannon for an arm, a natural instinct for framing pitches, and a .237 career batting average in the LBL. While his power makes him a threat at the bottom of the lineup, his free-swinging tendencies make him one that’s easily dealt with. Corner infielder (and occasionally outfielder) Noah Slater, who is nominally a catcher but is more comfortable at first base, offers a stronger, more patient bat at the expense of lacking Armstrong’s finesse behind the plate - prompting Rasmussen to move him to first for the IBS. Miranda Gray at third is one of the most disciplined hitters on the team, and an underrated defender at the hot corner - although her inexperience and small-market team make her less of a hot commodity than the other starters. Up the middle, with the star-studded pairing of Kästner and Zheng absent, Rasmussen has opted for more archetypal players. Caitlin Rosario is a slap-hitting middle infielder best known for her speed (and, to a lesser extent, defense), while Miles Villeneuve is, despite his incredibly young age, an incredibly effective contact-hitter with enough plate discipline and power to get by, as well as a flashy - if not particularly effective - defender.

Off the bench, Ian Hart is a jack-of-all-trades utilityman who, while not the greatest hitter who could’ve filled up the bench, is definitely the most versatile and the best teammate. Emery Wu is a patient, doubles-hitting middle infielder with a sweet stroke and good range, while Albert Vaughn, is, despite his inexperience, a versatile defender with a lot of power and underrated base-stealing ability. If only he had any semblance of plate discipline whatsoever.

Tyson LONG, #9, 21, LF/RF, S/R - Nandaozhou Sharks
Ivy WERNER, #25, 25, LF/CF/RF, S/R - New Llama Cyclones
Liam DESJARDINS, #28, 23, RF/CF, L/L - BC Nikcoro


Fiona NIEMI, #12, 16, OF, L/L - Northampton High School

Tyson Long, the first overall pick of last year’s draft, could be the next great Llamanean slugging outfielder. His prodigious raw power hasn’t entirely converted into in-game power yet (although he still hit twenty-two home runs in his first season), but his plate discipline, long at-bats, and ability to hit to the opposite field defy his young age. In right field, Liam Desjardins is a pure contact hitter with limited power but excellent on-base ability. Desjardins has average-at-best range despite his speed, possibly due to the fact that he was a catcher when drafted and is relatively new to the outfield. However, he differentiates himself with his cannon arm, and made many a highlight reel for gunning runners down at home plate. Ivy Werner, the center-fielder, is quick on the basepaths and solid defensively at all three positions, and could be used as a pinch-runner or defensive sub for the slower Long. With a bat in her hands, her biggest skill is her plate discipline, but she also has doubles power and a propensity to hit into the gaps, especially to the opposite field.

Off the bench, despite being literally sixteen years old, Fiona Niemi’s talent is undeniable. The teenaged outfielder is absolutely incredible defensively, with athleticism that enables her to make leaping catches and track down fly balls anywhere on the field, as well as defensive instincts that belie her young age. At the plate, she’s...not quite there yet, but her speed will allow her to leg out more singles than she might deserve.

Isaac COLÓN, #50, 23, R - Svenssonsford Dynamo
Isaac Colón is an electrifying talent, and it’s undeniable that he has national team ace potential. In fact, ever since Colón was fifteen, he was being hyped as a future number-one pick, and after two seasons of college baseball, he was drafted and immediately promoted to the LBL. The talent is clearly there - Colón lights up the radar gun with a triple-digit fastball, and his screwball and changeup both have incredible movement. However, injuries have limited Colón to just 295 innings in three LBL seasons, and a tendency to get upset with himself and lose control (which has, admittedly, improved since his rookie year) when things start to go sideways has held him back when he has been healthy. Is the solution to that “make him a starter on the national team?” Sofia Rasmussen evidently thinks so.

Savanna WLADECKI, #54, 20, L - Derrierton Surge
Last year’s Rookie of the Year, Wladecki originally wasn’t supposed to be in the majors at all after being taken in the fourth round. But injuries forced her into Derrierton’s rotation, and although her fastball never rose above ninety miles an hour, extremely high spin and pinpoint accuracy ensured that even a relatively pedestrian-seeming fastball-slider-changeup combination was able to stymie hitters for her first season. Is it sustainable at higher levels of opposition? There’s only one way to know for sure.

Danielle NØRREGAARD, #38, 22, R - New Llama Wizards
Nørregaard has two main pitches - a high fastball and a hard-breaking splitter - that she loves to throw outside of the zone to get hitters to chase. However, the fastball is very hittable if left in the zone, meaning Nørregaard relies on chase pitches to get by against better hitters (which can lead to a lot of early walks if she doesn’t feel confident enough to spot her pitches in the zone.) Nørregaard also occasionally uses a knuckle curve to great effect, although she’s still working on its consistency.

Jason McALLISTER, #21, 22, R - BC Apple Valley
McAllister relies on careful control and inducing ground-balls then blowing hitters away and striking them out. His main weapons are a bat-eating two-seam fastball and a changeup with significant movement, and he also possesses reasonable control of a slider and a curveball that he mixes in from time to time.

Edward ZHUANG, #37, 20, L - University of Nikcoro
College standout Zhuang is first and foremost a power pitcher, with a high-octane, mid-nineties fastball and a knockout slurve that he mixes in to great effect. He lacks an effective third pitch, and his control is a little shaky, making him prone to lots of mistake pitches, but at the college level it hasn’t seemed to hold him back at all. Ace potential.

Note: these are their recommended roles, but most of these are elite Llamanean relievers and can fill other roles pretty well. In the Llamanean baseball leagues, roles tend to be flexible. The relief ace, not a closer, is usually the best reliever - not just limited to the ninth inning, but to the most high-leverage situations. Specialty pitches are marked with one asterisk (or two asterisks for emphasis).

Long Reliever: Simon CHU, #48, 17, R - Central Sherbrooke High School - fastball, slider, curveball
Left-Handed Specialist: Peter ROMERO, #39, 18, L - University of Vargas - fastball, cutter*, changeup
Middle Reliever: Niko FRANDSEN, #40, 24, R - Derrierton Surge - fastball, slider*
Middle Reliever: Tim KORHONEN, #41, 19, L - University of South Peninsulara - fastball, sinker*, curveball
Middle Reliever: Evangeline LU, #55, 20, R - BC Apple Valley - fastball, curveball, changeup
Setup Reliever: Y.P. YING, #70, 22, L - Vargas City Lions - cutter*, curveball, changeup
Setup Reliever: Justin FRAZIER, #36, 24, R - New Llama Cyclones - fastball, sinker*, knuckle curveball*, changeup
Relief Ace: Christine VUCEVIC, #63, 21, R - Xingcheng Renaissance - fastball, slurve*, changeup

1. RF Liam Desjardins (L)
2. CF Ivy Werner (S)
3. LF Tyson Long (S)
4. DH Noah Slater (S)
5. 3B Miranda Gray (R)
6. 1B Albert Vaughn (L)
7. SS Caitlin Rosario (R)
8. 2B Miles Villeneuve (S)
9. C Derrick Armstrong (S)

1. RF Liam Desjardins (L)
2. CF Ivy Werner (S)
3. LF Tyson Long (S)
4. 1B Noah Slater (S)
5. 3B Miranda Gray (R)
6. SS Caitlin Rosario (R)
7. 2B Miles Villeneuve (S)
8. C Derrick Armstrong (S)
9. Pitcher

Manager: Sofia RASMUSSEN, 45 (Manager, New Llama Wizards)
Bench Coach: Winston YI, 53 (Manager, New Llama Cyclones)
Pitching Coach: Amanda SJOBERG, 58 (Pitching Coach, New Llama Cyclones)
Hitting Coach: Buck FUCHS, 87 (???)
First-Base Coach: Marcos PEREYRA, 53 (First-Base Coach, New Llama Wizards)
Third-Base Coach: Angelique SHELBY, 62 (Third-Base Coach, New Llama Wizards)
Bullpen Coach: Matt SANTANGELO, 61 (Pitching Coach, South Falls Athletic)
Team Trainer: Jordan AMELIO, 45 (Trainer, New Llama Wizards)
Video Coordinator: Nora JUN, 36 (Video Coordinator, South Bryant Chariots)
Strategy Consultant: Julius WOODMAN, 38 (General Manager, Emerald City Greens)
Head Advance Scout: Britt JOHANSSEN, 68 (Director of Scouting, New Llama Wizards)

Five-Time WBC Champions (28, 30, 31, 40, 42)
Three-Time WBC Runners-Up (29, 37, 41)
WBC Co-Host (30)

ALL-TIME WBC RECORD: 395 - 160 (71.2%)


WBC 23: 6-4, Third in Group Stage
WBC 24: 5-5, Fourth in Group Stage
WBC 25: 5-5, Third in Group Stage
WBC 26: 6-6, L 2-0 to Equestrian States in Ro24
WBC 27: 6-4, L 2-0 to Kriegersen in Ro16
WBC 28: 15-8, W 3-1 over The Royal Barangay in Finals
WBC 29: 14-9, L 3-2 to The Royal Barangay in Finals
WBC 30: 15-3, W 3-1 over Jeckland in Finals
WBC 31: 39-0, W 3-0 over Jeckland in Finals
WBC 32: 5-5, Third in Group Stage

WBC 34: 26-16, L 3-2 to Cosumar in Semifinals
WBC 35: 12-5, L 2-0 to The Great Pond in Ro16
WBC 36: 29-9, L 3-2 to Nova Anglicana in Quarterfinals
WBC 37: 31-17, L 4-2 to Schiltzberg in Finals
WBC 38: 23-6, L 2-1 to Ethane in Quarterfinals
WBC 39: 24-13, L 3-1 to West Phoenicia in Quarterfinals
WBC 40: 36-12, W 4-2 over Schiltzberg in Finals
WBC 41: 37-11, L 4-3 to Newmanistan in Finals
WBC 42: 35-13, W 4-1 over Darmen in Finals
WBC 43: 26-9, L 3-2 to Free Republics in Quarterfinals

#2 - 2B Max Danks (WBC23-WBC29)
#3 - C Michael Trabajen (WBC30-WBC32)
#4 - 2B Hector Rinaldi (WBC37-WBC43)
#5 - CF Megan Peterson (WBC28-WBC32)
#7 - 3B Alex Cameron (WBC23-WBC28)
#8 - C Sofia Rasmussen (WBC36-WBC43)
#13 - SP Justin Zheng (WBC36-WBC43)
#14 - SP Brittany Hendrickson (WBC28-WBC32)
#15 - SS Darren Bradley (WBC23-WBC28)
#17 - SP Axel Florentssen (WBC38-WBC41)
#22 - SP Josva Reynolds (WBC31-32, WBC34)
#23 - SP AJ Rondout (WBC29-WBC32)
#24 - SS Markus Wright (WBC38-WBC43)
#26 - OF Tanya Ericsson (WBC34-WBC40)
#30 - RF Jake Earnest (WBC28-WBC32)
#31 - RP Tyler Brennaman (WBC30-WBC32)
#32 - RF Lucien Russo (WBC37-WBC43)
#35 - RF Owen Duffy (WBC34-WBC37)
#43 - SP Evan Masorka (WBC23-WBC29)
#44 - RP Nick Bowden (WBC23-WBC28)
#49 - SP Natalie Wu (WBC40-WBC43), SP-RP Drew Gilson (WBC28-WBC32)
#51 - RP Jason Van Dijk (WBC38-WBC43)

Thomas Yaft (WBC23-WBC25) - 16-14 (53.3%)
Joe McKenzie (WBC26-WBC28) - 27-18 (60.0%)
Chris Evans (WBC29-WBC32) - 73-17 (81.1%)
Alex Cameron (WBC34-WBC37) - 98-47 (67.6%)
Colin Nittledeen (WBC37-WBC39) - 78-36 (68.4%)
Laurent Mårtensson (WBC40-WBC43) - 134-45 (74.9%)

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes, within reason
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: TG for approval
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but I determine the severity
Godmod injuries to my players: TG for approval
Eject my players: TG for approval, unless it's Buck Fuchs. Llamaneans don't get ejected often (again, with the exception of Buck Fuchs, who is ejected incredibly often).
Godmod other events: TG for approval
Use DH at home: Yes
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The Eighth Llamanean Republic
Capital: New Llama City, President: Nicholas Hansen, Population: ~56,000,000
World Baseball Classic champion (28, 30, 31, 40, 42), runners-up (29, 37, 41),
World Cup Qualification (68, 70, 71, 74, 77, 78, 79), Esportivan Regional Champions (20),
Cup of Harmony third-place (68)

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Postby Sarzonia » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:18 pm

Sarzonia Junior Stars U21 baseball

Code: Select all
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: No
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No (you can pick normal/realistic baseball events, but no magic bullshit)
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
DH at home: No


Home field: Khalil Dennis Park, Portland, capacity 39,876
Park Factor: 97

Left field: 335 feet
Left field power alley: 380 feet
Centre field: 415 feet
Right field power alley: 385 feet
Right field: 320 feet
There's a 26-foot high wall in right field called Khalil's Corner

Style modifier: -1.69

Manager Edwin Crawford, 49
Currently manages the Class 4 Catherina Crickets in Sarzonia's minor league baseball system. He also coaches third base and the outfield. [OOC: Class 4 is Sarzonia's equivalent of rookie ball.]
Hitting Coach/infield coach Zayna Quayce, 43
Serves as a coach for the Class 3 Sequoia Comets [think upper Class A.]
Pitching coach Noah Satterley, 39
A retired pitcher, he just served as assistant pitching coach for the Class 2 Saugerties Silver Sox [Class AA]

INFIELDERS
1B 44 Xavier Felton, 20 (6-foot-5, 215 pounds)
Line drive hitter, would average 15-18 homers in a RL MLB season. Deceptively fast, but not a huge base stealer
2B 4 Kyle Monahan, 19 (5-foot-11, 175 pounds)
Good contact hitter, stole 29 bases in 48 Class 4 games
SS 13 Cristobal Vargas, 21 (6-foot-3, 210 pounds)
Won the Class 2 triple crown with a .378 average, 29 homers and 108 RBI in 88 games.
3B 10 Stephanie Alleyne, 19 (5-foot-8, 165 pounds)
Sprays the ball to all fields and can hit behind the runner and play hit-and-run.
LF 19 Deanna Parker, 20 (5-foot-11, 185 pounds)
Not the strongest arm, good average hitter. Little to no pop.
CF 11 Anderson Bradley, 19 (6-foot-2, 225 pounds)
Known for speed and some power, but logged a career high 20 homers in Class 3.
RF 20 Martaye Adams, 21, (6-foot-1, 185 pounds)
Not a threat to run on the basepaths. Known best for a rocket arm in right.
C 24 Rick Zaun, 21 (5-foot-10, 215 pounds)
Calls a great game, cut down 42 percent of would-be base stealers.

LINEUP
Monahan
Alleyne
Felton
Vargas
Bradley
Adams
Parker
Zaun
Pitcher

If the Junior Stars need the DH, Rowland moves into the five-hole.

RESERVES
C 15 Dexter Abernathy, 19 (6-foot-3, 200 pounds)
IF 12 Chad Wingate, 18 (6-foot, 180 pounds)
IF 14 Mickey Rowland, 21 (6-foot-2, 210 pounds)
OF 3 Paula Spann, 19 (5-foot-11, 170)

STARTING ROTATION
18 RHP Nate Kingston, 21 (6-foot-5, 230 pounds)
Fastball in the mid-90s, nasty hard curveball, but a hittable slider. Average change.
22 RHP Cal Zane, 20 (6-foot-3, 195 pounds)
Sinker-slider pitcher with a decent change.
30 RHP Darryl Shaw, 18 (6-foot-1, 205 pounds)
Below-average fastball, but excellent offspeed stuff. Can keep hitters off balance.
29 LHP Kiki Felton, 19 (5-foot-10, 175 pounds)
Another junkball pitcher, can get by as a crafty lefty
26 LHP Will Morgan, 21 (6-foot-4, 215 pounds)
Morgan is a hard thrower, but can get wild.

BULLPEN
16 LHP Vance Ridge, 19 (6-foot-2, 190 pounds)
Long reliever, fastball, slider, curveball pitcher
27 RHP Joyce Khan, 20 (5-foot-11, 180 pounds)
Long reliever, sinker-slider, foshball pitcher. She taught herself the foshball.
49 RHP Tom Crowley, 19 (6-foot-1, 185 pounds)
A middle reliever who became available after his team lost their junior college championship, he features a fastball and slider with a developing change up.
58 LHP Claude Bingham, 20 (5-foot-11, 175 pounds)
Bingham doesn't throw particularly hard, but he can serve as a lefty specialist or throw up to two innings.
39 RHP William Gates, 21 (6-foot-2, 175 pounds)
Set up reliever, fastball, slider, palmball
40 LHP Ned Creighton, 20 (6-foot-7, 245 pounds)
Closer. Fastball, curveball, both fast and hard.
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Postby Tikariot » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:24 pm

Tikariot's baseball history started roundabout a year before the registration period for the International Baseball Slam XI was announced. Known for its enthusiastic football (soccer) scene, baseball has never even been on the horizon for Tikariotians, but in an attempt to diversify the national sports landscape, Premier Minister Clayton Marshall encouraged the founding of the TBL (Tikariotian Baseball League) to begin building the sport in Tikariot.

While the level of quality wildly varied within the inaugural season, it has begun to attract a small yet fervent following and now the TBF decided to make the jump onto the international scene for better or for worse. Some of the less subtle nicknames the team has garnered is the Devil's Rejects, but the players have officially adopted it and intend to show their naysayers that they were wrong.

The national stadium, better known as Oceanview Park, that will host some matches of the group stage is part of Port Rhovanyon's Sports City, a large area close to the ocean front, where several sports facilities are centrally located. The proximity of the 36,000 seater stadium to the ocean front has proven to be a challenge for both pitchers and hitters with a tendency for unpredictable wind currents to interfere with play, leading to a Park Factor of 125.

With Port Rhovanyon being a major transportation hub, visitors to Tikariot's second largest city can both rely on Luke St. Germain International Airport and the city's expansive harbour to travel to and from the group matches.

COACHES
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Manager: Graham McCrory, 49 - Very experienced with young players after having been a journeyman 2B man during his career.
Pitching coach: Jean-Yves Pelletier, 53
Hitting coach: Elmer Ruddy - 59
Bullpen coach: Tyler Aronson - 35
Infield coach: Christopher St. James - 40

ROSTER
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C #22 William Carruthers, 26, R
One of the biggest enigmas of the Tikariotian team, Carruthers personifies genius and insanity like no other. He calls the game with the best of them, being one of the TBL's base stealers' nightmares, if it was not for some inexplicable easy errors that some attribute to a few too many stray balls hitting him where they shouldn't. Same goes for his offensive game, which can either be magnificent or go horribly wrong.

RF #33 Yosvani Fernandez, 24, L
Also called the Iceman, Fernandez is one player that will not crack under pressure, even if he is one strike away from the team losing the game. His composure has unnerved opposing pitchers many times and while he is not the most powerful of hitters, his aim is uncanny and he can spot holes in the opponent's defense easily.

CF #67 JJ Bernardetti, 20, R
Has a cannon of an arm being able to reach any of the bases from almost anywhere on the outfield, but still has some issues with the precision of his aim. Spotty hitter, often either scoring the homer or going for the strike out.

1B #88 Bronson Ghirardello, 23, R
Possesses incredible reflexes, which serve him very well on first base, however his arm is his biggest weakness. He will get the ball where it has to go, but lacks the power to go for the quick throws. His reflexes also help him at the plate being able to adjust to the opposing pitcher very well.

3B #26 Foster Fleming, 17, L
One of the budding stars of the TBL, Fleming promises to grow into an all-rounder, who can contribute both offensively and defensively. Blessed with a strong arm he can cross the diamond with ease and precision also is always good for a home run, unfortunately he is not the most disciplined player and tends to get distracted more than he should. Despite his young age he is, however, the league leader in stolen bases.

2B #7 Vincent Pelmore, 22, L
A rock solid player both offensively and defensively. He will get the job done very unspectacularly and rarely will excite the crowd, but he is as dependable as they come.

LF #12 Michael Romanov, 27, R
Tikariot's biggest offensive threat, Romanov has been the runaway home run leader of the TBL. With an incredibly powerful swing he has been dubbed the 'Romanov Rocket' that also has resulted in several doubles and even triples as well as a few injuries in opposing players when hit by the ball. Defensively he is less reliable, mostly due to his lack of speed, even though his arm is very capable.

SS #2 Carlton Baines, 24, L
If there is something Baines excels in, it is speed. He reads the game extremely well and manages to to reach balls (and sometimes bases) that he rationally should not be able to. On the plate he is sketchy at beset, adopting an all or nothing attitude that so far has not been to his advantage. When he does make it to a base, though, he uses his speed to steal them very efficiently.

RESERVES
OF #20 Steven Marangoudakis, 25, R
OF #52 Kieran Fletcher, 18, L
IF #6 Corey Allen, 24, L
IF #16 Stuart Hernandez, 22, R
C #27 Rutger Heidenfeld, 26, L

STARTING PITCHERS
RHP #4 De'Andre Stevens, 31
The oldest player on the team, Stevens was instrumental in the establishment of the Tikariotian Baseball League, having played abroad in the past. Equipped with a lethal fastball and wicked slurve, he can mix things up with a good changeup here and there, but lacks consistency in them.

RHP #37 Patrick Lundgren, 21
Lundgren has the hardest pitch on the team, but while his fastballs should require a gun licence, he is prone to wild pitches that have spelled trouble for his catcher more than the coaches would like to admit. He has been improving his curveball over the last season and is also quite capable with his slider.

LHP #72 Graham Pettersson, 28
While not excelling in any of his pitches, Pettersson is a wylie veteran that is very unpredictable with which kind of throw he'll come up with next. He works extremely well with Carruthers in calling the game and this unpredictability is his biggest asset.

LHP #18 Garrett Yarbrough, 25
Yarbrough has the potential to become the team's top pitcher with a very strong fastball and excellent ball control with both slider and curveball, with the occasional sinker, but his biggest weakness are his nerves. Whereas Pettersson is unpredictable for opponents, Yarbrough can become unpredictable for his own team once things begin to go sideways. He has been working on it under the tutelage of Stevens, but it definitely still is a work in progress.

RHP #11 Anthony Garcia, 27
Garcia has an incredibly fast fastball that is capable of surprising even seasoned veterans, but outside of this he only has a passable curveball and beyond that things begin to get somewhat sketchy.

BULLPEN
Long reliever: RHP #9 Jayson Carfield, 20 - Curveball, slider, palmball.
Long reliever: LHP #1 Santiago Mantillo, 24 - Cutter, screwball.
Left-handed specialist: LHP #17 Randall McCarthy, 22 - Splitter, slider, palmball.
Middle reliever: RHP #41 Devon Cargill, 19 - Sinker, curveball, changeup.
Set up reliever: RHP #13 Flint Carmona, 21 - Knuckle curveball, sinker, changeup.
Closer: LHP #3 Rory McElhinney, 22 - Fastball, sinker-slider. Very precise.

STARTING LINEUP (with DH)
1. LF Michael Romanov (R)
2. 1B Bronson Ghirardello (R)
3. RF Yosvani Fernandez (L)
4. 3B Foster Fleming (L)
5. 2B Vincent Pelmore (L)
6. SS Carlton Baines (L)
7. DH Steven Marangoudakis (R)
8. CF JJ Bernardetti (R)
9. C William Carruthers (R)

STARTING LINEUP (without DH)
1. LF Michael Romanov (R)
2. 1B Bronson Ghirardello (R)
3. RF Yosvani Fernandez (L)
4. 3B Foster Fleming (L)
5. 2B Vincent Pelmore (L)
6. SS Carlton Baines (L)
7. CF JJ Bernardetti (R)
8. C William Carruthers (R)
9. Pitcher

RP PERMISSIONS
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My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes, within reason
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes, within reason
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: TG for approval
Godmod other events: TG for approval
Use DH at home: Yes
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Postby Northwest Kalactin » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:22 pm

Baseball in Northwest Kalactin
Baseball is a relatively new sport in Northwest Kalactin. Kids are starting to play it much more than they did before, and the baseball association hoped this is a sign of success. The WBC 42 team showed everyone that the Kalactanians could play baseball, and they could succeed at it. Many kids hope to be the next Jake Bannon nowadays, the star second baseman on the National Team

Kalactanian U-21/ College All Star Team
Batters: College stats listed AVG, HR, SB, Fielding Percent and Position

Starters
Fred Martin .280, 31, 34, .981, C

Martin Bennett .227, 47, 3, .997, 1B

David Simmons .306, 19, 48, .987, 2B

Edward Wood .338, 12, 17, .958, SS

Shawn Bailey .302, 25, 19, .986, 3B

Johnny Ross .396, 36, 50, .995, CF

Raymond Ramirez .345, 21, 4, .945, LF

Carl Coleman .309, 29, 22, .978, RF

Pitchers: Stats Listed ERA, IP, W-L and Position
Roy Young 1.78, 167.2, 22-4, SP1

Douglas White 1.93, 134.0, 12-5, SP2

Donald Smith 2.12, 138.1, 13-5, SP3

Matthew Diaz 1.08, 97.1, 2-2, RP1

Christopher Rivera 0.95, 98.2, 3-2, RP2

Randy Richardson 1.45, 67.2, 3-1, RP3

Russell Sanders 0.64, 54.1, 1-0, SU1

Scott Patterson 0.17, 61.0, 0-0, CL1

Utility Hitters
Jose Russell, C
Todd Stewart, UIF
Charles Flores, UOF
Willie Watson, UIF

Batting Order
Ross
Wood
Bennett
Martin
Ramirez
Bailey
Simmons
Coleman
Pitcher


Park Info
Factor: 200 (We use Sekrit Material ™ to make the ball fly)
Style Mod: +5
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Yes
Godmod other events: No
Use DH at home: No
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Postby Falisiand » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:34 pm

Head Coach: Hayden Manuel (High School Coach who has won 4 High School Titles) 49
Hitting Coach: Bethel Arlen (Head Coach of the Libertad Gamers of the FBA) 41
Pitching Coach:Solomon Noble (Head Coach of the University of Clutchington) 35

Starters:
C: 27 Ryan Grantham (Grant) (elite contact hitter averaging a .408 in the college landscape, not much of a power hitter tho with only 2 homeruns this year, but has Dee Gordon speed of 28.5 ft/sec, he is the current #1 draft pick for the FBA)
1B: 73 Kodey Kenton (Power hitter that has trouble connecting with the ball, he most commonly strikes out or flyouts, he has 20 homeruns but has a miniscule .202 batting avg, he is also very slow averaging a speed of 18.9 ft/sec)
3B: 10 Ezekiel Elis (An Excellent fielder with elite arm strength, reactions, and accuracy, but he is a horrible hitter with by far the lowest hitting average of .182, he has decent speed having a 25.6 ft/sec)
2B: 19 Val Gladwin (He is an average all around player, with decent contact of .256, 12 homeruns this season, a 95% fielding percentage, and a 26.4 ft/sec)
SS: 22 Kwame Keahi ( Solid contact hitter with decent power, has a .298 batting average and 7 homeruns, he is a horrible fielder tho, leading his college team with 13 errors and a 86.4% fielding percentage, speed of 27 ft/sec, on the same team as Ryan Grantham)
RF: 89 Roque Greg (Great Power Hitter with 15 homeruns, but is just like Kodey and has a batting average of .201, decent fielder, his speed is 22.2 ft/sec)
CF: 99 Sandro Cristiano ( Another Elite contact hitter with an average of .358, but is an even worse power hitter with 0 home runs in his career, Great fielder with the second best fielding percentage of 97.55% and a fast player with a 29.9 ft/sec)
LF: 01 Rashaan Sebert (A Pure Power Hitter with 30 Home runs, has a hitting average of .238, Decent Fielding with a 91% percentage, but slow runner averaging 14.5 ft/sec)
DH (just in case):02 Eugene Jacob ( Is an all around player with a .248 batting average and 5 home runs, a 93% fielding average and a speed of 25.9 ft/sec)

Reserves
Util: 66 Rafael Ben (known for being able to play every position, he is just an average player with a .238 batting avg and 9 home runs, he has a 96.7% fielding percentage and has an average speed 25 ft/sec)
C: 69 Falkner Ally (The 23rd best catcher in the college landscape, has power with 17 homeruns and a .268 batting avg, Fielding Percentage of 93% and a speed of 24.9 ft/sec)
OF: 42 Ramiro Reeve (Great contact hitter with a .286 avg, and has decent power with 10 home runs, has average fielding with a 92% percentage, and a 26.9 ft/sec speed)
IF: 98 Cisco Urvano ( Great fielder with a 96% fielding percentage and has a .276 avg, has 4 homeruns, and a speed of 23.9 ft/sec)
Util: 75 Urvano Bryson ( A former track and field participant turned into baseball player, he is abysmal with contact and power, .200 avg with 1 home run, decent fielder with a 94% percentage, but his track and field experience has him run at 30.3 ft/sec, the fastest player on the team, watch out when there's a groundball or when he's on base)

Starting Pitchers
RHP:62 Xerxes Anscom (A master of control, he has a fastball of 87mph, a nasty slider that goes 77mph, a 12-6 curveball of 69 MPH and a sinker of 83 MPH)
RHP: 87 Luke Burle ( A velocity pitcher that throws a four seam at 99 MPH, a slider to 89 MPH, A two seam at 94 MPH, and a cutter st 91 MPH, has mediocre control tho with 7 wild pitches)
LHP: 36 Tynan Gabriel (All around pitcher, 94 MPH fastball, 82 MPH slider, 76 MPH changeup, and a 74 MPH curveball)
LHP: 32 James Alcott (Also and all around pitcher with a 96 MPH fastball, 84 MPH slider, 78 MPH slurve, and a 75 MPH Curveball
SP: 40 Logan Vinson (A switch pitcher who is very unpredictable, a 92 MPH fastball, a 66-74 MPH knuckeball, a 86 MPH circle changeup, and a 90 MPH gyroball)

Bullpen
RHP: Mavrick Braden (Control pitcher, 86 MPH fastball, 77 MPH slider, 72 MPH curveball, 84 MPH two seam)
RHP: Aulii Christy (Control Pitcher, 85 MPH fastball, 74 MPH slider, 68 MPH curveball)
LHP: Baron Colbert (Velocity pitcher, 97 MPH fastball, 87 MPH slider, 80 MPH curveball, 82 MPH changeup)
LHP: Quito Cairo (Velocity pitcher, 98 MPH four seam, 88 MPH slider, 85 MPH sinker)
RHP: Lucky Karim ( all around pitcher, 95 MPH four seam, 82 MPH slider, 77 MPH vulcan changeup, 89 MPH two seam)


My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes, within reason
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes, within reason
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Yes, within reason
Godmod other events: Yes
Use DH at home: Yes,


Stadium
Howard E. Ulysses Stadium
Capacity: 27,649
(Based off Constellation Park in Sugar Land, Texas)
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Mitarian Pelicans
HC-Mike Mondowski (Coach of MBL Champion Crabs)
Batting Coach-Niko Mandurie (Coaches 3 of the best Batters on the team)
Pitching Coach-Pat Dickey (MBL Hall of Fame Nominee)
Trigamme: MTY

- Barney " Big " Davis #01
Greg Sullivan #28
Timothy Matthews #12
Josef Rodrick #00


-John McDouglas #44
Tim Akernik #19
Jake Nyamonte #06
Timothy Evans #13
Tom Mykovic #21


- Nick Jonas #90
Tyrone Micheals #45
Nick Matthews #05


-Mathew Timothys #69
Mike Arnold #42
Fred Davidson #55


-John Titoni #99
Aaron(pronounced A-a-ron) Niko #04
Ronald Karnagy #16


-Harry Potter #09
Tom Timothy #22
Niko Maraves #46


-Eli Manno #32
Trevor Noah #31
Tuck Barner #18


-Bryon Purdy #11
Nick Nartero #06
Zachary Mandy #05


-Ethan Ryno #77
Nick Harper #03
Ethan Evano #29


Nick Nike#93
Micheal Tomas #84
Sinni Queto #02


Martin (The Martian) Mickey #90
Mandy Marter #94
Tim Matthews #04


1.Harry Potter
2.Nick Jonas
3.Barney "Big" Davis edit: or whoever starts.)
4.Ethan Ryno
5.Eli Manno
6.Bryon Purdy
7. Matthew Timothys
8.John Titoni
9.Nick Nike


1.Harry Potter
2.Nick Jonas
3.Martin "The Martian" Mickey
4.Ethan Ryno
5.Eli Manno
6.Bryon Purdy
7. Matthew Timothys
8.John Titoni
9.Nick Nike


Score a HR: Barney "Big" Davis, Martin "The Martian" Mickey, John Titoni
Get Struck Out: Eli Manno, Bryon Purdy, Nick Jonas
Make a Clutch Hit: Harry Potter, Barney "Big" Davis, Nick Nike
Get Walked: Martin "The Martian" Mickey, Harry Potter, Nick Nike
Steal a Base (once on base): Bryon Purdy, Ethan Ryno, Matthew Timothys
Commit an Error: Nick Jonas


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Coca-Cola Stadium in Raynin,Virginia
Rightfield:382ft.
Leftfield: 379ft.
Centerfield:425ft.

Park Factor: 150
Style Modifier: +2

Capacity: 24,583 people



My opponent, if they RP 1st, can:
choose my runscorers: yes
Choose my lineup: yes, within reason
Godmod anything: no
Eject my players: yes, but choose the ones with the most intimidating names and within reason
RP injuries: yes within reason
DH at home: yes
Follow pitching rotation: yes
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Postby Pripet Socialist Republic » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:12 pm

Pripet Socialist Republic U-21/College All Stars
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Baseball is the national sport in the Pripet Socialist Republic. Everyone wants to become the next Sean Krivacha or another all-star baseball player. In the socialist nation, Baseball is absolutely huge. According to a survey more than half of the kids in the nation of 7 million play the sport. The PSR is a socialist-communist republic, that has laid-back democratic laws. Everyone gets an equal chance to succeed in the nation, as every person earns a fixed government salary that gets added on to their own. Baseball facilities are free to use, so kids always have a chance of succeeding at the sport.

Starting Lineup
1. Grigor Belinsky- LF, 5-11, 172
2. Vitya Adamovich- 3B, 6-1, 197
3. Gavril Federoff- 1B, 6-5, 220
4. Vasili Duboff- CF, 6-0, 189
5. Osya Garin- SS, 6-1, 176
6. Egor Krasnoff- C, 5-9, 165
7. Iosif Laskin- RF, 5-10, 170
8. Vasili Ostrovsky- 2B, 6-0, 200
9. Pitcher

Pitchers
SP1. Timofei Galkin- 6-4, 220
SP2. Vasya Devin- 6-2, 216
SP3. Zakhar Lopatin- 6-7, 250

RP1. Anatoli Galkin- 6-1, 197
RP2. Andrei Galkin- 6-0, 194
RP3. Stas Mishkin- 6-2, 186

SU1. Vlad Litvin- 6-3, 200

CL1. Dominik Pavlov- 6-6, 245


The Park
Èntland Baseball Centre
Capacity: 25,000
Park Factor: 200
The ball flys very far due to the place in the mountains


RP Info
Style Mod: +5
Both Galkin pitchers are brothers
You can do anything I can do in you’re RPs

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Postby Nova Anglicana » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:33 pm

Nova Anglicana IBS XI Roster

Nickname: Lions
Acronym: NOV

Stadium

Queen Charlotte Park (25,000) in Isca Dumnoniorum
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Queen Charlotte Park is the other newest park in the NABL, the home of the Isca Town Greens. It has recently undergone a green retrofit, and boasts solar panels and carbon neutrality. It plays neutral, favoring neither hitters nor pitchers.

Park Factor: 99

Hosting: Sarzonia

Dosco Stadium (22,500) in Pons Aelius
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Dosco Stadium is named after the former government steel corporation that used to be based out of Pons Aelius decades ago, and currently hosts the Pons Aelius Mariners. The park leans towards hitters overall, but is actually fairly good at suppressing home runs.

Park Factor: 108

Hosting: Ethane

Sousa Field (21,000) in Noviomagus
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Sousa plays hosts to the Newfield Express, a middling team in a bustling city. The Express are often overshadowed by the football team Newfield FC, but their stadium is a great experience. It definitely suppresses offense.

Park Factor: 90

Hosting: Terre Septentrionale

Starting Rotation (order as given)
RHP #36 John Yates, 28 - Yates has a solid fastball at 92-93, a strong curve, change-up and slider are fringe-average, good control
RHP #44 Will Webster, 25 - Webster has good stuff, but serious control issues, expect him to walk a few in each start and maybe even hit someone, 95 MPH fastball and slider tunnel well, but fringy other pitches
LHP #19 Paul Strickland, 30 - not going to blow anyone away at 89-90, but locates well and changes speeds with curveball and changeup, can even mix in a screwball
LHP #20 Andy Sutton, 29 - low three-quarters delivery, arm injury almost destroyed his career, but he's come back with a "slutter" at 91-92, and good, big, curveball helps him get lefties, still kind of fragile
RHP #56 Bryce Duncan, 27 - well-located 92 MPH sinker gets batters to pound the ball into the ground almost incessantly, has a curve, change, and slider, but not nearly as good

Bullpen
LHP #57 Jacob Cox, 27 - long reliever is really a true mop-up guy, fastball-curve-change are all fringe-average
LHP #48 Cory Wright, 28 - fastball, curveball, changeup all decent, needs to work on his platoon splits to get off the shuttle between ML and NABL
LHP #46 Marcus Baldwin, 29 - lefty specialist is a former starter, big fastball and big curve, still working on control
RHP #38 Dana Myers, 26 - hard thrower (97-99), but lack of real secondary pitches
RHP #16 Mike Vaughn, 25 - converted starter has a dynamite fastball and a decent slider when he's on, when he's not, expect walks and homers
RHP #11 Randy McGee, 30 - became a sidewinder to save his career, 87 MPH fastball is nothing special, neither are curve or change, but the three-pitch mix plus arm angle works for him
RHP #30 Caleb Lucas, 26 - supposed to be a quick-moving, high-floor closer when drafted, but his 95 MPH fastball is a little flat for the bigs, he needs to improve his decent slider, curve, and changeup
RHP #43 Trevor Campbell, 27 - throws a hard cutter like Mariano or Kenley Jansen, but it's not as good as those guys, needs a more consistent curve and change
RHP #23 Ben Morton, 28 - stuff is good (96 MPH fastball, biting slider, decent changeup), but struggles with anxiety

C #60 Trey Dugger, 29, (R/R) - power bat and strong arm, but he's slow on the basepaths and behind the plate with a strikeout problem
C #18 Jared McLaurin, 25, (L/R) - hits for average, but not for power, decent defender, but teams can run on him
C #51 Colby Chadwick, 27, (R/R) - good blocking skills, strong arm, but can't hit a lick

1B #21 Mason Garvey, 29, (R/R) - Garvey hits for power and has decent speed, arm and average are both below average
3B #26 Scott Neumann, 28, (S/R) - big power from either side of the plate, big arm, and big strikeouts, mobility isn't great for third
SS #11 Jean-Luc Desjardins, 25, (R/R) - supposed to have been all-world when drafted out of high school, but had big makeup issues and really struggled, has learned resilience, still has great arm and good power, but is susceptible to off-speed and makes a fair number of errors
2B #6 Bobby Faust, 26, (R/R), - 5'6 player is inevitably described as "scrappy", good range but poor arm, hits for average, takes walks, good speed, no power, biggest challenge is standing up to power fastballs
CI #50 Mitch Webber, 27, (L/R) - Webber will platoon with Garvey and spell Neumann at third, good arm and speed, hit tool is excellent against righties, but typically poor against lefties
UTIL #27 Clement Pelletier, 27, (S/R) - Pelletier is a Swiss-army knife, capable of playing at least average defense at every position, his best are second and short, zero power to speak of, but can hit .270 from either side of the plate with half-decent speed

OF #25 Hal Middleton, 30, (R/R) - Middleton "announces his presence with authority", using his deadly arm in right, average is on the low side, but takes enough walks and has some power, speed is decent but nothing to write home about
OF #35 Kelly Drayton, 27, (S/L) - speed, defense, and average are Drayton's calling cards, but his arm and power are poor, notable for playing with flair, needs to take more walks
OF #29 Quentin Glazier, 28, (L/L) - Glazier's strength is his power bat and good eye, strikes out a decent amount, speed, defense, and arm are below average, but he hits his way into the starting lineup and his other tools don't kick him out
OF #24 Franklin Hurd, 29, (L/R) - Hurd is your quintessential fourth or fifth outfielder, with one good tool, in this case, it's defense, speed and bat are average, power and arm are below average

Rick McDonald #55 (Manager)

Lou Sharp #1 (Hitting Coach)

Willy O'Neill #47 (Pitching Coach)

Rod Lacey #9 (1st Base Coach, Fielding Instructor)

Stan Mesa #8 (3rd Base Coach, Outfield/Baserunning Instructor)

Ned Francois #15 (Bench Coach)

Les Sheehan #52 (Bullpen Coach)


Starting Lineup w/o DH
2B Bobby Faust
LF Quentin Glazier
SS Jean-Luc Desjardins
3B Scott Neumann
1B Mitch Webber/Garvey vs LHP
CF Kelly Drayton
C Jared McLaurin/Dugger vs LHP
RF Hal Middleton
P Pitcher's spot

Starting Lineup w/DH
2B Bobby Faust
LF Quentin Glazier
SS Jean-Luc Desjardins
3B Scott Neumann
DH Mason Garvey/McLaurin vs LHP
CF Kelly Drayton
1B Mitch Webber/Garvey vs LHP
C Trey Dugger
RF Hal Middleton

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: No
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but not serious ones. Back stiffness, jammed fingers, bruises, etc. Nothing that would keep them out of the lineup for more than 1 game. Reciprocity is expected.
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: No, but manager is fair game
Godmod other events: No
Use DH at home: No
Style Modifier: +1
Last edited by Nova Anglicana on Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Currently ranked 8th (baseball)
Former WBC President (WBC 34-37)

Champions
World Baseball Classic 48, World Junior Hockey Championships VII, URSA 7s I, Port Louis 7s I

Runners-up
IBS III/VIII, Cup of Harmony 65, AVBF 7s II, WBC 39/44

3rd Place
WBC 28/32/36, IBS V, WJHC V/VIII, Beltane Cup II, Cup of Harmony 64, Londinium 7s II

4th Place
WBC 29/38, IBS VII, RUWC XXI/XXVI, WJHC IV, Londinium 7s I, WCoH 28, RAHI II

Quarterfinals
WBC 27/30/31/37/41/43/47, IBS VI, IBC 15, WJHC VI/IX/XIV, RAHI I, AVBF Rugby Sevens I, RUWC 24/25

Hosted
WBC 31/35, Londinium 7s I/II, IBS IX

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Postby Terre Septentrionale » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:29 pm

Nordiques de Terre Septentrionale

Ziemia Polnocna Nordycki

Northern Land Nordics


Nation Name in French: République de Terre Septentrionale
Nation name in Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polnocna
Nation Name in English Republic of Northern Land
Short Nation names: Terre Septentrionale / Ziemia Polnocna / Northern Land
Trigramme: RTS
Demonym: Septentrional (plural: Septentrionaux)
Nicknames: Nordiques, Reprezentacja Nordycki, Northmen
Team colors at home: Red, white and green
Team colors on the road: Grey, green and red

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: No
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes
Use DH at home: No

Style mod: +1
Park factor: 127



History

ALL TIME RECORD: 32-30

WBC 47: 15-17
WBC 48: 17-13; 3rd place in group 2


Stadiums:

Hickey-Stevens Park
Location: Port O'Connor, TX
Capacity: 24,057
Tenant: Port O'Connor Travelers
Hosting: Nova Anglicana

Parc Jarry
Location: Prévost, CN
Capacity: 20,961
Tenant: Expos de Prévost
Hosting: Sarzonia

Park Bank w Krzczonowie
Location: Rzodkiewnica, KZ
Capacity: 20,750
Tenant: Rzodkiewnica Tigers
Hosting: Ethane


Schedule:


Staff:

Head coach		Jean-Charles Delasablonnière	53
Assistant Coach Urszula Krzywicki-Slowikowska 48
Pitching coach Christian Robinette 46
Batting coach Przemyslaw Zoltowski 50
1st base coach Pierre Thibodeau 62
3rd base coach Jacqueline Lajeunesse 63


Pitching Rotation:

Pos     #       Name                    Age     Hand    Team                    Birthplace                      College
SP 71 Travis O'Rear 23 RHP Trzeszczyn Red Sox Hacketts Cove, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
SP 32 Louis-Philip Jolicoeur 22 RHP Capitales de J-Cartier Fournier-sur-Mer, CH Spartiates de Charlevoix
SP 22 Marie-Anne Galarraga 21 LHP Krzczonow Cubs Val-des-Lacs, CN Patriotes de Catherine du Nord
SP 66 Hunter Kloehn 23 LHP Rawdon Colt .45s Beaver Harbour, SH Shelburne Razorbacks


Bullpen:

Pos     #       Name                    Age     Hand    Team                    Birthplace                      College
LR/SP 19 Layne Kowalczyk 24 RHP Kukljica IronPigs Fox Harbour, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
MR1 43 Phoebe McClelland 24 LHP Trzeszczyn Red Sox Caribou Island, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
MR2 67 Anna Nyquist 23 RHP Krzczonow Cubs Lake Catherine, TX Carabins de la Haute-Yamaska
MR3 33 Paul-Émile Samoisette 21 RHP Braves d'Oujé-Bougoumou Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, KA Spartiates de Charlevoix
MR4 61 Charles-Olivier Moineau 22 RHP Trzebiegoszcz SeaWolves Saint-Eustache, CN Rouge et or de Longueuil
S-up 36 Molly Czapkowski 23 RHP Braves d'Oujé-Bougoumou Holiday Beach, TX Texas Volunteers
CL 23 Catalina Ramirez 24 RHP Krzczonow Cubs Port O'Connor, TX Texas Volunteers


Batting Order without the DH:

Pos     #       Name                    Age     Bats    Team                    Birthplace                      College   
CF 7 Katarina Radovnikovic 23 S Capitales de J-Cartier Uskoplje, DA Kukljica Wildcats
1B 10 Katelyn Olszewski 23 R Krzczonow Cubs Runaway Bay, TX Trzeszczyn Longhorns
RF 16 Melanie Wojciechowski 24 L Trzeszczyn Red Sox Black Bear, TX Texas Volunteers
C 15 Trevor McGarry 24 R Capitales de J-Cartier Mooseland, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
LF 44 Carson McGinness 23 R Braves d'Oujé-Bougoumou El Perro, TX Texas Volunteers
3B 25 Logan O'Rourke 23 L Krzczonow Cubs Rawdon, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
SS 45 Urska Trstenjak 23 S Rzodkiewnica Tigers Vitovlje, KR Kranjska Golden Bears
2B 9 Zlatko Popović-Vejnović 22 S Rawdon Colt .45s Podcrkavlje, DA Kukljica Wildcats
P Starting Pitcher


Batting Order with the DH:

Pos     #       Name                    Age     Bats    Team                    Birthplace                      College   
CF 7 Katarina Radovnikovic 23 S Capitales de J-Cartier Uskoplje, DA Kukljica Wildcats
1B 10 Katelyn Olszewski 23 R Krzczonow Cubs Runaway Bay, TX Trzeszczyn Longhorns
RF 16 Melanie Wojciechowski 24 L Trzeszczyn Red Sox Black Bear, TX Texas Volunteers
C 15 Trevor McGarry 24 R Capitales de J-Cartier Mooseland, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
DH 27 Ryan McGough 24 R Port O'Connor Travelers Fox Harbour, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
LF 44 Carson McGinness 23 R Braves d'Oujé-Bougoumou El Perro, TX Texas Volunteers
3B 25 Logan O'Rourke 23 L Krzczonow Cubs Rawdon, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
SS 45 Urska Trstenjak 23 S Rzodkiewnica Tigers Vitovlje, KR Kranjska Golden Bears
2B 9 Zlatko Popović-Vejnović 22 S Rawdon Colt .45s Podcrkavlje, DA Kukljica Wildcats


Bench:

Pos     #       Name                    Age     Bats    Team                    Birthplace                      College     
C 8 Taylor McGarry 22 R Pirates de Portneuf Mooseland, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
1B 27 Ryan McGough 24 R Port O'Connor Travelers Fox Harbour, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
1B 91 Mieczyslawa Szczutkowska 22 L Rzodkiewnica Tigers Wereszczyn, SL Trzeszczyn Longhorns
3B/2B 20 Olivia Nieuwenhuis 24 L Braves d'Oujé-Bougoumou Wyldwood, TX Texas Volunteers
SS 12 Anibal Quintana 24 S Braves d'Oujé-Bougoumou Ojo Caliente, TX Texas Volunteers
RF 88 Kristen McKissock 23 R Trzebiegoszcz SeaWolves Cole Harbour, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
CF/LF 1 Julia Szkutnik 24 S Rawdon Colt .45s Blue Berry Hill, TX Texas Volunteers


Extra players

Pos     #       Name                    Age     Hand    Team                    Birthplace                      College                      
SP 55 Dillon Wallach 24 RHP Expos de Prévost
SP 29 Ciaran McCaffrey 23 RHP Capitales de J-Cartier
RP 21 Alexandre Gosselin 24 RHP Port O'Connor Travelers Papineauville, PA Patriotes de Catherine du Nord
RP 51 Blake Nussbaum 23 LHP Rawdon Colt .45s
C 13 Richie Cortez 23 R Rawdon Colt .45s North San Pedro, TX Texas Volunteers
1B 11 Charlotte McBride 24 S Krzczonow Cubs
2B/3B 47 Dianne van Schijndel 23 S Port O'Connor Travelers Hatley, CS Carabins de la Haute-Yamaska
3B 4 Bogusław Krzyszkowiak 21 L Kukljica IronPigs Krzywcza, LU Trzeszczyn Longhorns
SS 31 Gabriel Ortiz-Costa 24 L Kukljica IronPigs
RF/CF 17 Jackson Santiago 23 L Expos de Prévost
CF 35 Martina Zaninovic 24 S Krzczonow Cubs Orljavac, DA Kukljica Wildcats
LF 18 Marie-Lys Caouette 22 R Kukljica IronPigs Ville Jacques-Cartier, DC Rouge et or de Longueuil
Last edited by Terre Septentrionale on Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:04 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Nation name: République de Terre Septentrionale | Trigramme: RTS | Capital: Ville Jacques-Cartier | Maps

Ranks: Hockey: 20th | American Football: 21st | Baseball: 19th | Association Football: 38th | Rugby Union: 42nd

Champions:
Runner Up: Cup of Harmony 76
3rd Place:
4th Place:

World Cup participations: WC 85 (3rd place in group)

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Postby Mitary » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:19 am

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THE DEMOCRATIC STATES OF MITARY
This Represents my Views(plus some random stuff like atheism and not being part of America)
Political Compass test scores: Economic Left/Right: -1.88 | Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.36
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Postby Nova Anglicana » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:15 am

Nova Anglicana IBS XI Roster Preview

Who are the players of the Nova Anglicana national team for IBS XI? More than likely, you've never heard of any of them, unless you're a die-hard, deep-diving, NABL fan. For this tournament, due to the heavy WBC workload plus NABL season, and a desire to preserve the health of top prospects, the Nova Anglican Multiversal Baseball Committee decided to select players between the ages of 25-30 with fewer than 500 ABs for batters or 60 IP for pitchers in the NABL. This largely means the team is composed of fringe prospects, failed prospects, guys who never were prospects, and guys that have had a cup of coffee in the bigs.

Officially and simply, the team is called the "Nova Anglicana IBS XI national team". Unofficially, the team has been dubbed the "AAAA" or "Quad-A All-Stars", meaning players who are too good for the upper minors, but not good enough for the majors. John Yates, the team's first starter and someone his teammates describe as a leader, has called them the "Last Chance All-Stars." Far from being derisive, players on this team embrace the name as motivation. Jean-Luc Desjardins, a former top prospect who is only 25, says he agrees with it: "We all have something to prove, and this tournament is our last chance. You don't get a whole lot of chances in baseball, even guys like me, who started their pro careers after secondary school. We're ready to prove we belong in the majors." So, meet the "Last Chance All-Stars"

Player: John Yates
Organization: Mancunium Pilots
Service Time: 12 IP
Description: Yates throws for the fairly pitching-rich Mancunium Pilots, and so has only made two spot starts in his career since being drafted out of university six years ago. He's spent the last three years with the Yarmouth Steamers of the Maritime League, compiling over 60 GS and over 360 IP, with a decent ERA. His stuff just hasn't been good enough to break through. This is his last chance to stand out from the crowd and get the Pilots to take a chance on him.

Player: Will Webster
Organization: Sept-Iles Bleus
Service Time: 0 IP
Description: Webster was a first-round pick as a college junior. He had two explosive pitches, but even in the low-level Labrador League, his control issues were apparent. He had to repeat the Labrador League and the Twin Provinces League before just breaking through to the Maritime League last year. Along the way, he lost top prospect status. This is his last chance to prove he can be a big-league starter, or the Bleus will probably move him to relief.

Player: Paul Strickland
Organization: Eboracum Yeomen
Service Time: 32 IP
Description: Strickland is actually on his third organization, and is one of the players with the most NABL experience on this team. Drafted as a college senior by the Aquae Sulis Trappers, he pitched for them for three years before being cut. The Portus Abonae Millers picked him up to fill out a roster, and along the way, he learned a screwball that got him to the Maritime League and eventually four NABL starts with them. He was later sent back down to AAA and then signed with the Yeomen, who called him up to do a little mop-up work last season. He lives on control, changing speeds, and surprising people with his screwball. At age 30, this is his last chance to land a long-term gig with a major league team.

Player: Andy Sutton
Organization: Londinium Novas
Service Time: 0 IP
Description: Sutton was originally a second-round pick of the Capitols and excelled in the Labrador League, hitting 96 consistently. But his second season, he was shelved with reoccurring arm soreness, and then in his third year, he blew his arm out. Two more seasons saw him rehab and deal with injury, playing in sporadic stints. Then the Capitols cut him. He took a year off to think about life and bring his arm back. He worked with an old pitching coach to develop a new style, delivery, and his now-signature "slutter." He attended an open tryout for the Novas and landed a job with them. He still hasn't made the bigs in two-plus years, but he wants it bad. It's his last chance to prove his arm injury didn't end his big-league dreams.

Player: Brice Duncan
Organization: DC Brewers
Service Time: 8 IP
Description: Duncan was a late-round pick by the Brewers out of university. The Brewers took a flyer on him, figuring that a guy who got so many ground balls was worth a look. And he has continued to be a ground-ball maven in the organization, grinding his way up the ladder. He's never had much of a strikeout pitch, or a standout secondary pitch, which is why he only has one emergency start and a little long relief to his big-league name. But boy, can he get ground balls. This is his last chance to prove to the Brewers, or any organization (his minor league free agency starts next year) that a guy who can make people pound the ball into the dirt is still relevant in modern baseball.

Player: Jacob Cox
Organization: Vinovium Gunners
Service Time: 4 IP
Description: Cox was an undrafted free agent after his university career ended. Vinovium needed pitching, badly, and they signed a bunch of arms. Cox has never been outstanding, but he's been consistently decent, despite none of his pitches really being that great. He is a hard-nosed competitor who tries his best to outwork everyone else. His only major-league action to date is 4 innings of mop-up work in the blowout first game of a doubleheader where he was the 26th man. This is his last chance to prove you don't need great stuff to have a big-league career.

Player: Cory Wright
Organization: Isca Town Greens
Service Time: 35 IP
Description: Wright was a late-round draft pick for the Gunners, and thought to be a guy who could be a decent NABL relief arm one day. He rose pretty quickly to AAA, but over two seasons, his brief appearances were pretty janky. The Gunners released him and he signed with the Greens. He spent a lot of time riding the train and the ferry between AAA Miramichi and Isca last season, racking up 27 essentially league-average innings. Isca Town needs arms, but righties hit him pretty good last season, so this is his last chance to work on his platoon splits and show he's an arm they want to keep around.

Player: Markus Baldwin
Organization: Portus Abonae Millers
Service Time: 0 IP
Description: Baldwin was a hotshot prospect drafted out of high school by the Gunners, with a 95 MPH fastball and a wicked curve. Unfortunately, he didn't have much control and the Gunners didn't have the best pitching development coordinators, so he spent six years as a starter, struggling with his control, racking up walks and strikeouts. At the end of six years, his initial contract was up and he'd never been above AA. He signed with Eboracum, who gave him one inconsistent year as a starter, then moved him to the bullpen. His second year was marred by injury, and the Yeomen released him. He was picked up by the Millers and has spent the last two years as a lefty specialist. After a decade in the minors, this is his last chance to show that his control has finally caught up to his stuff and he deserves a big-league job.

Player: Dana Myers
Organization: Newfield Express
Service Time: 0 IP
Description: Myers was also a hotshot pitcher with a big fastball out of high school; trouble was, he'd just learned to dominate with the fastball and nothing else. He spent two years at Pons Aelius' Labrador League affiliate as a starter, but got shelled when he moved up to the TPL because he didn't have good secondaries. He struggled to adapt and was moved to the bullpen after his fifth year. He improved somewhat, but still needed secondaries. The Mariners released him after six years and he moved to the Express. They have worked hard with him to develop his slider, changeup, and curveball. This is his last chance to show he's a pitcher, not just a thrower, who can mix it up and get guys out without brute force.

Player: Mike Vaughn
Organization: Londinium Capitols
Service Time: 0 IP
Description: Vaughn was a starter in college, but when the Capitols drafted him, they wanted him to move to relief. They thought his two-pitch mix would play up in the bullpen. Vaughn disagreed strenuously and basically refused to adapt for the first year. He struggled to change over in year two, but things were clicking and he destroyed the TPL in year three. Here in year five, he's still trying to find his control and not get lazy against AAA hitters. Makeup issues have continued to dog him, so this is his last chance to prove he's got what it takes mentally to really embrace his new role and be a good teammate; if he can do that, he's got a chance in the bigs.

Player: Randy McGee
Organization: Aquae Sulis Trappers
Service Time: 6 IP
Description: McGee was a nothing-special starter when he graduated from university, but he glommed on to a chance from the Yeomen. He spent several years in A and AA, building a reputation as an innings-eater, but without much promise. When they released him three years ago, he worked with his old pitching coach, a former submariner, to learn the new arm angle and try to revitalize his career. He signed with the Trappers in the off-season and worked his way up to AAA, eventually earning a cup of coffee in the NABL last year. But there's always been skepticism of his stuff, and now, what some view as a gimmick in his arm angle. This is his last chance to prove he's not a gimmick and that he's got the special sauce to pitch in the majors.

Player: Caleb Lucas
Organization: Pons Aelius Mariners
Service Time: 26 IP
Description: When Lucas was drafted as a college senior, the hope was that he could be rushed to the big leagues and be a bullpen piece for years to come. Although he spent just a year in A, AA, and AAA each before joining the big league squad out of spring training, he got battered around in a dozen innings and spent the rest of the year in AAA. Last year, it was the same story. His 95 MPH fastball might be fast, but it doesn't fool big-league hitters, and he needs to work on his secondaries. This is his last chance to show he can live up to his potential and improve his pitch mix; if he doesn't, he's in danger of fading into obscurity.

Player: Trevor Campbell
Organization: Newfield Express
Service Time: 11 IP
Description: Campbell was a mid-round pick by the Express known for his hard cutter. As a college closer, he'd bored it in on lefties' hands and the velocity and movement was tough for righties to catch up to. In the pros, he's found that just as man cannot live by bread alone, a pitcher cannot live by one pitch alone. He's struggled to develop his curveball and changeup and his 11-inning cameo in the bigs last year was disappointing. This is his last chance to show he's learned a thing or two and can survive and thrive in a big-league bullpen.

Player: Ben Morton
Organization: Sept-Iles Bleus
Service Time: 15 IP
Description: Morton was drafted out of university, and features a strong three-pitch mix. He's moved through the minors fairly quickly, acquitting himself along the way. But Morton has social anxiety disorder, which has seriously affected his play as he's risen through the minors. It's not a Steve Blass situation by any means, he just has legitimate anxiety over performing on the mound and lots of people watching. It wrecked his last two cups of coffees with the Bleus. He's worked with psychologists, sports and otherwise, to manage it. This is his last chance to show he's mastered his demons and can handle himself on the mound; it's also his last year under contract with the Bleus, so it's his last chance to show he should get paiiid.

Player: Anthony Michael Dugger III (Trey)
Organization: Pons Aelius Mariners
Service Time: 112 AB
Description: Drafted as a rocket-armed catcher with a power bat, Dugger was seen as a high-ceiling pick when initially drafted by the Trappers. And while he led the Labrador League in homers with 26 in his first season, there were signs of his issues. He led the league in passed balls and finished third in strikeouts. He struggled to adjust to the TPL, and spent three years there launching bombs, but also whiffing a lot. His defense barely improved. The Trappers tried to convert him to first base, but he struggled there, and he didn't play well at DH. He insisted he was a catcher. He was released, and the Mariners took a chance on him. He's spent two years with their AAA affiliate, earning short call-ups each year. This is his last chance to prove he can stick at catcher and be a valuable piece on a major league roster, even if it's not as a starter.

Player: Jared McLaurin
Organization: Newfield Express
Service Time: 0 AB
Description: McLaurin was drafted in the late rounds, mostly as organizational filler, it seems. But he's become more than that in his four pro years. He's carried a .323 average through his minor league career, which, combined with his decent blocking and game-calling, has helped him progress all the way to AAA. They say there will always be a role on a big league roster for a switch or left-handed hitting backup catcher, and McLaurin aims to make the majors that way. The issue for him is not that he doesn't hit for power (career .392 SLG), but that he has trouble controlling the running game and his lack of prospect pedigree. Despite his relatively young age, this is his last chance to prove some team should take a chance on a guy from a no-name college with a below-average arm (or so the scouts would say).

Player: Colby Chadwick
Organization: Londinium Novas
Service Time: 24 AB
Description: Chadwick was considered one of the best defensive catchers coming out of college, but even then, evaluators knew his hit tool was limited. They didn't quite realize how limited. He has carried a career .216/.267/.308 slash line through the minors, and has one hit in his 24 big league at-bats. He does an incredible job limiting an opponent's running game, and he's a rock behind the plate, but he can't hit. If teams carried three catchers in the majors, he'd be a lock to make the roster as a defensive replacement or occasional starter, but they don't. This is his last chance to show that either a) he can actually hit now, or b) his defensive skills are just too good for any team to pass up.

Player: Mason Garvey
Organization: Mancunium Pilots
Service Time: 202 AB
Description: Garvey was a physical specimen coming out of college at 6'5, and his raw power and size were enough for an MLB team to take a flyer on him despite the right-right first baseman profile. He, of course, jumped at the chance. He spent three years in rookie ball and short-A, crushing batting practice home runs, but never quite seeming to tap into his in-game power. He was released, and came home at 250 pounds of muscle, having bulked up with the weight-training regimen down south. Signed by Mancunium, he hit 101 minor league homers in three years before getting a big-league audition last year. He hit 11 homers in his two hundred at-bats, but his average was just .218 and he showed noticeable platoon splits. That, combined with the right-right profile and below-average D, is a AAAA type of player. This is his last chance to prove he can hit right-handers, or just wreck lefties to the tune of a big-league job.

Player: Scott Neumann
Organization: Portus Abonae Millers
Service Time: 32 AB
Description: Neumann was originally drafted by the Yeomen, who liked the fact that he hit with power from both sides of the plate. He hit well in the Labrador and Twin Provinces League initially, and was the centerpiece of a trade for a veteran starter. But he hasn't lived up to his potential, whiffing a ton despite his power. Advanced metrics also aren't a big fan of him, citing his need to take more walks and the fact that his limited mobility at third costs his teams runs on defense. Neumann faces a tough road, needing to break through onto a veteran Millers team. This is his last chance to prove his power and arm outweigh his strikeouts and poor range, and that his switch-hitting profile belongs on a big-league club.

Player: Jean-Luc Desjardins
Organization: Sept-Iles Bleus
Service Time: 0 AB
Description: When drafted out of high school, scouts liked his big arm, great range, and bat-to-ball skills. He used a big leg kick to generate power, even as a relatively skinny kid, and relied on his great hand-eye coordination to catch up to pitches. He hit well in the Labrador League, but errors dogged him. In the TPL, he ran into pitchers with better fastballs and legit off-speed stuff, and struggled with strikeouts. The errors continued, and he got into his own head real bad, alternating between angry and despondent. He had to go back down to Labrador and repeated the TPL multiple times. He's bulked up and cut down on the leg kick to keep the power, and has worked hard on his fielding. But he's fallen from a top-7 prospect to barely on the radar for Sept-Iles. This is his last chance to prove he's not the same kid he was when he was drafted, that he's matured and become a complete player; he's still got the tools, he just needs a chance to use them.

Player: Bobby Faust
Organization: Isca Town Greens
Service Time: 0 AB
Description: Faust was a late round pick, almost assuredly because of his 5'6 stature. Even in baseball, height is still a discriminating factor. He does have obvious flaws, like a relatively weak arm and little to no power. He also has issues with particularly fast fastballs. But he does have obvious tools, or he wouldn't be on this team. He can hit for average, defend well, take a walk at the plate, and either steal or take the extra base on the basepaths. This is his last chance to prove a little 5'6 kid has what it takes to play in the bigs, and that his .310/.380/.390 slash line and defense will translate to the NABL.

Player: Mitch Webber
Organization: Eboracum Yeomen
Service Time: 38 AB
Description: When the Yeomen drafted Webber, they didn't pick him because he was a physical specimen like Garvey, though he is athletic. They liked his versatility, being able to play third or first, and his arm and speed made him a good defender. The question was whether he would hit enough to make it to the bigs. The answer, at least against right-handers, is yes. He sees the ball very well against righties, and typically slaps them around. The trouble is that he is nearly helpless against left-handers, which continued in his big league cup of coffee. This is his last chance to prove he's not just a platoon bat, that his whole game makes him a major leaguer, and that he can hit lefties just enough to be viable.

Player: Clement Pelletier
Organization: DC Brewers
Service Time: 0 AB
Description: Pelletier was an undrafted free agent who signed with the Capitols at first. Over his six year minor league career, he's spent time with the Capitols, the Trappers, and the Gunners before landing with the Brewers for his last two seasons. Why does Pelletier keep getting cut? Because he doesn't do anything particularly well. His hit tool is average, his power is nil, his speed is average, his arm is a tad below average, and his defense is average. Why does he keep getting a job? Because he can play just about anywhere and he can switch hit. There isn't much value in a .270/.310/.340 hitting starter, but a switch-hitting defensive replacement or a guy who can spell anyone on your roster has some value. This is his last chance to prove he's not just a gimmick, that his versatility on defense and okay bat makes him a weapon for the modern game.

Player: Hal Middleton
Organization: Vinovium Gunners
Service Time: 288 AB
Description: Middleton had one signature tool coming out of university: his arm. It was variously described as a rocket, cannon, or laser beam. Everyone agreed it was a special arm. What Middleton did not have was any particularly good other tools. He was a valuable enough defensive player to start him, and his offense eventually got better, though not great. In his minor league career, he's averaged 10-15 HR, 5-10 steals, and slashed .243/.329/.403, which is fair. But it hasn't been enough to convince any major league team to give him a full-time job. He's had short stints with three different NABL teams, but inevitably ends up back in the minors. This is truly his last chance to show he's worthy of a starting job, or even just a consistent bench outfield spot.

Player: Kelly Drayton
Organization: Londinium Novas
Service Time: 67 AB
Description: Drayton was drafted by the Brewers and spent two years in the organization before being included as a PTBNL in a trade with the Novas. Once there, he progressed through the ranks before his 67 AB audition last year, where he hit .269/.300/.328. The Novas like his speed and range, and he had a good average in the minors. But he hits for little to no power and his arm is poor, even for a center fielder. He could also stand to walk more. If he really wants to be a starter in the bigs, this is his last chance to show he can hit for average and even a little power, he can take walks, and that his arm is more than made up for by his range. If he just wants to stick on a big league roster, this is his last chance to demonstrate that at least one of his tools stands out from the crowd.

Player: Quentin Glazier
Organization: Mancunium Pilots
Service Time: 42 AB
Description: Glazier was originally a third-round pick by the Pilots out of university. They were tantalized by his power, and he'd showed good command of the strike zone as well. Unfortunately for him, he's been hobbled by injuries, causing him to miss about one-third of each season, usually. When he plays, he shows off his power and takes a good amount of walks. But the injuries and the holes in his swing have held him back. He hit 6 HR and struck out 18 times in his 42 AB cameo last year, both of which are incredible (70 HR and 215 strikeout pace over 500 AB). If he's going to stick on a big league roster, this is his last chance to prove he's not just boom or bust, but that he can stay healthy and contribute in other ways.

Player: Franklin Hurd
Organization: Londinium Capitols
Service Time: 94 AB
Description: Hurd was undrafted out of university, and signed with Sept-Iles. In the minors, he quickly became known for his spectacular defensive plays. But this didn't stop him from bouncing from team to team; the Capitols are his fourth in eight years. He defends well and manages some value on the basepaths and hitting for average. But his arm is weak, which limits his defensive value, and he's never hit more than five homers in a season. After a 94 AB cup of coffee with the Capitols, they've put him on notice that they consider him a depth piece only at this point. This is his last chance to either prove that his defense is too good to pass up, despite his other limitations, or to show the Capitols that his game has improved enough in other areas that he can stick at the big league level.
Currently ranked 8th (baseball)
Former WBC President (WBC 34-37)

Champions
World Baseball Classic 48, World Junior Hockey Championships VII, URSA 7s I, Port Louis 7s I

Runners-up
IBS III/VIII, Cup of Harmony 65, AVBF 7s II, WBC 39/44

3rd Place
WBC 28/32/36, IBS V, WJHC V/VIII, Beltane Cup II, Cup of Harmony 64, Londinium 7s II

4th Place
WBC 29/38, IBS VII, RUWC XXI/XXVI, WJHC IV, Londinium 7s I, WCoH 28, RAHI II

Quarterfinals
WBC 27/30/31/37/41/43/47, IBS VI, IBC 15, WJHC VI/IX/XIV, RAHI I, AVBF Rugby Sevens I, RUWC 24/25

Hosted
WBC 31/35, Londinium 7s I/II, IBS IX

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Cassadaigua
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Cassadaigua » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:42 am

TEAM CASSADAIGUA U-18 BASEBALL


Manager: Jennifer McDaniels (43)
Assistant: Rachel Carricker (45)

Pitchers:
#27- Kelsey Thomassen (17) (RHP)
#36- Jennifer Mandrick (18) (LHP)
#25- Jessica Driscoll (18) (RHP)
#28- Julia Boggs (16) (RHP)
#39- Kiersten Bell (16) (LHP)
#37- Stephen Riordan (18) (LHP)
#26- Tara Pollard (17) (LHP)
#29- Nicole Parsons (17) (RHP)
#38- Stacie Harper (14) (LHP)
#32- Erica Stanley (16) (LHP)
#40- Courtney Ballard (15) (RHP)
#42- Laura Hanahan (17) (RHP)
#44- Megan Thomassen (15) (RHP)
#41- Stephanie Fairbanks (15) (LHP)
#46- Zoey Valor (16) (RHP)
#47- Christina Carter (14) (RHP)
#43- Michelle Taylor (14) (LHP)
#48- Cassandra Bacik (16) (RHP)

Catchers: (Throws/Bats)
#20- Melanie Singleton (18) (R/R)
#30- Whitney Garrison (18) (R/S)
#31- Daniella Mercer (17) (R/R)
#35- Lauren Schumucker (16) (R/R)

Infielders: (Preferred position listed) (Throws/Bats)
#12- Jenna Martino (18) (SS) (R/R)
#7- Kristen Cullen (17) (2B) (L/L)
#24- Natalia Coleman (18) (1B)(R/S)
#21- Andrew Byfield (17) (3B) (L/S)
#18- Chloe Sorenston (18) (2B/SS)(R/R)
#13- Danica Kalin (16) (2B/SS) (R/R)
#22- Heather Chorske (17) (1B/3B) (R/R)
#19- Kevin Daniels (16) (1B/3B) (L/L)
#23- Sarah Peluso (16) (Any)(L/L)


Outfielders:
(Throws/Bats)
#15- Ashley McKnight (16) (R/R)
#10- Hailey Morris (17) (R/R)
#11- Brittney Parker (18) (L/S)
#3- Rachel Winchester (18) (L/L)
#17- Katie Evans (15) (R/R)
#14- Hannah O’Leary (16) (R/R)
#4- Scottie Allen (17) (L/S)
#34- Gabriella Riley (17) (R/R)
#1- Katelyn Cannon (18) (L/S)
#5- Amanda Seiden (16) (R/R)
#33- Rebecca Lacroix (15) (L/L)


Likely thoughts when looking at this list of players:
I have not included a batting order. (Because it will be different in every game)
I have not included a pitching rotation. (Because we will not follow a strict rotation)
You can’t have that many people on a roster. (Only 25 people will be activated for a game)


Questions you probably have:
Why? This is a U-18 team, so unlike some nations who are probably here to win a tournament, team Cassadaigua is here to develop players. If we win, great. But the comparison for what we’re doing here is like MLB Spring Training.

So if I RP against you first, who do I pick?
Anybody. But have it make sense. Start players in their appropriate positions.

Are certain players considered better then others, at least?
Yes. Players higher on the list for each position are considered better.

What about starting pitchers?

Starting pitchers will not pitch more then five innings. Even if they have a perfect game going.

Isn’t your senior team all switch hitters? Why aren’t these people all switch hitters?
They have not fully established themselves hitting from the other side yet.

Why haven’t you included stats?
Because they would be high school stats; which mean .480 BA’s and the like, so since it’s not useful, no point in making up the numbers.

Style Mod: 0
Park Factor: 100 (or whatever is that exact equivalent to being a perfectly neutral field)

Stadium: Corrigan Stadium in Suburban Concord Heights. (16,400 Capacity). This field is used to determine national little league and youth baseball league championships. Named in honor of of former WBC Champion Pitcher Meghan Corrigan.

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes
Follow my pitching rotation: Read above
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Yes
Godmod other events: No
Use DH at home: Yes (We’re not here to evaluate the hitting ability of pitchers)
NS Sports’ only World Cup, World Bowl, World Cup of Hockey, World Baseball Classic and International Basketball Championships winner!

(Motorsports, college basketball, and volleyball, too)


Specific Titles: World Cup 50, 51; WBC 14, 16, & 19; WB 8 & 22; WCOH 11 & 39; IBC 13.
Also: CoH 39; Swamp Soccer 4, WVE (Vball) 6; NSCAA 3, 5 & 9; NSSCRA 7
Runner Up: CoH 40, WB 21, WcoH 8, IBC 12, WBC 13 & 15, DBC 21
WC Qualified for: 45, 46, 49-61, 67, 79 (DNP WC 69-77), 81-84.
Games of the XIII Summer Olympiad: Second Most Medals
Hosted: World Cup 54, 67 & 84; CoH 57 & 73, BoF 47, CR 30, WB 16, WBC 18, 26, 40, 43 & 45, Conferences within NSCAA, NSCH 1; WLC 7, 30 & 33.

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Super-Llamaland
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Postby Super-Llamaland » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:25 am

THE TRICOLOR IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE TRICOLOR

Justin Hoffman, LBC Politics


Last year, after over a hundred million dollars and eleven months spent on a series of referenda, Super-Llamaland has finally adopted a new flag: a horizontal tricolor. The flag referendum was part of neophyte President Nicholas Hansen's plans to "rebrand" a Llamanean Republic emerging from a decade of forced international isolation, and Hansen repeatedly emphasized the rebrand during his campaign.
While many have dismissed the flag referendum as a useless, bloated vanity project, there was still significant turnout, with millions of Llamaneans voting in the previous two referenda.

The entire process began just days after Hansen was narrowly voted into office over Talahita Governor Nicole Wu and former Kyrinson Congressman Linus Kennedy. The Conservative Party candidate stunned many by conceding disputes over healthcare funding in exchange for Congressional approval of his "Rebrand Initiative" plans, which included a flag referendum, a potential name change, and many other controversial ideas. A National Flag Review Board was created to judge thousands of flag suggestions from all corners of Super-Llamaland, and three months later, with the help of significant civilian voting, they had narrowed it down to ten flags.

From there, the first of three referenda was held, posing the question "Should Super-Llamaland replace its flag with any of the ten NFRB-approved designs?" The wording of the referendum was criticized for potentially allowing an unpopular design to replace the current flag if a narrow majority favored replacing it, and the referendum was even challenged in the Llamanean Supreme Court. However, the result stood, and a few days later, the white-green-blue tricolor had been excised by a six-point margin. A second referendum was held a month later, asking respondents to rank their top two flag choices from the NFRB list of ten potential flag designs. The methods were again controversial, and the margin even narrower than before, but two flags ultimately came out on top.

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Eden Feliciano's "Llamanean Diamond" flag design, which the Vargas student called "a bold, clean, and modern flag for a Llamanean Republic that aspires to be a technological and environmental leader."


The first flag choice, submitted by University of Vargas college student Eden Feliciano, came in first during the second referendum, earning 33.5% of the first-choice votes. A bold blue-and-green diamond pattern, the design was arguably the most polarizing of the bunch - beloved by students, environmentalists, and the Llamanean avant-garde, but despised by the more conservative elements of Llamanean society.

Tonight, after a third referendum choosing between the final two designs, the polarization of Feliciano's diamond flag became its undoing. Instead, by a 59-41% vote, the nation overwhelmingly favored the safer of the two choices - a horizontal tricolor with stars in the middle, whose original design was submitted by Svenssonford schoolteacher Melissa Korhonen. Unfortunately, Korhonen could not be reached for comment.

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Melissa Korhonen's horizontal tricolor design, which is officially the new flag of Super-Llamaland.


With Super-Llamaland finally having chosen a new flag, Nicholas Hansen has successfully completed the first step of what he hopes will be a legacy-defining initiative. While the results have yet to be officially certified, Hansen declared victory in a speech as soon as results were released by the NFRB, claiming that the new flag "represents the best of what Super-Llamaland has to offer" and "marks a new chapter of Llamanean history that we may now write together." The process may have been unwieldy, controversial, and ultimately a massive waste of time and government resources, but it has finally delivered Super-Llamaland a new flag.
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The Eighth Llamanean Republic
Capital: New Llama City, President: Nicholas Hansen, Population: ~56,000,000
World Baseball Classic champion (28, 30, 31, 40, 42), runners-up (29, 37, 41),
World Cup Qualification (68, 70, 71, 74, 77, 78, 79), Esportivan Regional Champions (20),
Cup of Harmony third-place (68)

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The Jovannic
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Posts: 112
Founded: May 11, 2020
Moralistic Democracy

Postby The Jovannic » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:20 pm

THE JOVANNIC EMPERORS ROSTER

Baseball is a new sport in the Jovannic, but they are a few extremely talented players in the pool of semi-pro leagues. We will see if we can go far.

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: No
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: ask me first pls
RP injuries to my players: ask me first pls
Godmod injuries to my players: No
DH at home: No


Home field: Park of the Grand Emperor, Horimat City, 18,800

Style modifier: +0.5

Manager: Ho Leng Chua, 51
Coach for the Duckingham Baseball youth team for 13 years, he has been called up for duty for the first international competition. Very gentle, able to encourage his team forward.
Hitting Coach/infield coach: Jonas Culster, 39
Played for semi-pro team Yiscla Scorpions, called for his experience and ability to motivate the team.
Pitching coach Koser Wittle, 40
Wonderful Pitcher at his prime, called up for his ability to push the team forward and his efficient training methods in his 3 year stint for the Chan Dragons.

INFIELDERS
1B 44 Bosephin Deupí, 23 (168cm, 81Kg)
Good Hitter, able to deceive and place shots well. Decent Speed, able to steal bases.
2B 4 Kuchie Far, 18 (170cm, 73Kg)
Amazing Talent, Hits extremely hard and far. Quite Fast, but reactions need work.
SS 13 Yui Ng, 18 (186cm, 82Kg)
Another good talent, his hit style is very direct and hard. Extremely fast, can outrun anyone and can steal bases too.
3B 10 Gundun Tan, 27 (187cm, 86kg)
Can hit well at any direction. Decent speed but amazing at dodging and weaving.
LF 19 Jititi Fathe, 22 (178cm, 78kg)
Hits strong, can curve well. Not the fastest but can steal bases.
CF 11 Johny Quaker, 20 (190cm, 88kg)
Talent that has a soft arm but unparalleled curve. Very good speed.
RF 20 Francis Marken, 25, (188cm, 85kg)
Very powerful hit. Not the fastest.
C 24 Roger Tang, 20 (178cm, 76kg)
Commands game well. Amazing catcher.
LINEUP
Deupí
Far
Yui Ng
Gundun Tan
Fathe
Quaker
Marken
Roger Tang
Pitcher


RESERVES
C 15 Guine Falawr, 22 (177cm, 81kg)
IF 12 Churo Guero, 24 (167cm, 79kg)
IF 14 Reckage Rsuida, 19 (172cm, 80kg)
OF 3 Tuyre Satchi, 20 (178cm, 75kg)

STARTING ROTATION
18 RHP Itara Crisui, 22 (177cm, 82kg)
good fastball, insane curveball. decent control.
22 RHP Hunat Deder, 21 (183cm, 80kg)
controlled ball, more sliding and less curve.
30 RHP Cutson Duyst, 18 (179cm, 75kg)
Talent with powerful fastball, very direct balls and curve needs work.
29 LHP Fuchie Salusi, 19 (176cm, 73kg)
Talent with light feet and a wicked curve ball with good speed, and above-average sliderballs. The future of Jovannic Baseball, perhaps?
26 LH Jonofa Crusarkfen, 25 (182cm, 84kg)
Experienced pitcher with a good fastball. His curve needs work, but has improved on his control tremendously.

BULLPEN
16 LHP Shir Fung, 18 (177cm, 80kg)
long reliever, good curve and palmball
27 RHP Vitoran Kalictaca, 31 (168cm, 71kg)
A real veteran, good controlled fastball and decent curveball.
29 RHP Togen Kauny, 21 (179cm, 89kg)
good fastball, quite decent in everything else. A jack of all trades.
40 LHP Swong Frera, 19 (198cm, 86kg)
Good slider and curveball. Some good control and average fastball. good Potential.
ALL HAIL THE JOVANNIC!!!
Sporting Achievements: NIL

Cricket ranking: 28
Football Ranking: 139

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Abanhfleft
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Founded: May 26, 2008
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Abanhfleft » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:27 am

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ABANHFLEFT REVOLUTION
Abanhfleft men's national baseball team


If Abanhfleft's best can't even win a damn Baseball Slam, what hope do a bunch of retired players have?

BASIC INFORMATION
Name of nation: Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Demonym: Fleftic
Team name: Abanhfleft Revolution All-Stars
Nickname: Revolutionaries (common), Revolters (derogatory)
Official history: This will be Abanhfleft's sixth time participating in the International Baseball Slam. Yes, the IBS is back. Shocker, right?
Team colors: Blue, orange, and green
Style modifier: +2. Abanhfleft is experimenting with new styles to try and finally get a win in the IBS.
Park factor: 90

PITCHERS
Key: (Shirt number, pitches/bats, age)

1 - Francis Ness (#84, L/L, 39)
2 - Tim Moyers (#5, R/S, 50)
3 - Brendan Judge (#62, R/R, 44)
4 - George Dey (#18, S/L, 42)

Long Reliever - Lewis Brodie (#82, L/L, 38)
Middle Reliever - Donte Ackermann (#17, R/S, 47)
Middle Reliever - Fidel Fray (#78, L/S, 43)
Setup - Olivier Savanier (#39, L/L, 32)
Closer - Peter Langford (#90, R/R, 31)

INFIELD
Catcher - Terence Ebert (#52, R/R, 45, Starter)
Catcher - Brad Sargent (#25, L/L, 39)
First Base - Earl Villareal (#2, S/R, 53, Starter)
First Base - Ferenc Attila (#19, R/R, 55)
Second Base - Curt Weedon (#36, L/L, 47, Starter)
Second Base - Patrick Dobryk (#22, S/R, 38)
Third Base - Doug Farthing (#14, S/L, 38, Starter)
Third Base - David Gaspariño (#76, R/R, 40)
Short Stop - Brooks Kogut (#12, R/R, 41, Starter)
Short Stop - Henry "Hank" Landry (#96, L/L, 51)

OUTFIELD
Left Fielder - Trenton Petrella (#20, R/S, 55, Starter)
Left Fielder - Jarvis Galvez (#69, S/L, 43)
Center Fielder - Alexis Socia (#4, L/L, 45, Starter)
Center Fielder - Wagner Casemiro (#70, L/S, 58)
Right Fielder - Ibrahim Ahmadinejad (#67, S/R, 42, Starter)
Right Fielder - Lawrence Fleck (#8, L/L, 43)

BATTING ORDER
1 - B. KOGUT (SS, R)
2 - C. WEEDON (2B, L)
3 - T. PETRELLA (LF, R)
4 - I. AHMADINEJAD (RF, S)
5 - D. FARTHING (3B, S)
6 - T. EBERT (C, R)
7 - A. SOCIA (CF, L)
8 - E. VILLAREAL (1B, S)
DH - P. LANGFORD (P, R)

In the event that a DH is not allowed, the starting pitcher according to the schedule takes the DH's place.

STAFF
Why get an all-new staff for what is most probably a one-off event? Yes, the IBS has a long and quaint history behind it, but the fact remains that it's only been resurrected now. And the old-timers have been told that they're doing this for fun, so why worry about getting more coaches than the Samahang Beisbol ng Abanhfleft can afford?

MANAGER - KURTIS LINGENFELTER

ASSISTANT MANAGER/BENCH COACH - JAIME GROVER

FIRST BASE COACH - STEFAN MCKENNY

THIRD BASE COACH - IVAN BRETT

BATTING COACH - JOHN JOHNSON

PITCHING COACH - TERENCE ROCKITANSKI

STADIA
The Samahang Beisbol ng Abanhfleft (Abanhfleft Baseball Federation) has announced that it will be using two baseball stadia as venues for the Abanhfleft Revolution's home matches.

PRIMARY STADIUM (Majority of games will be held here)
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Official name: Cooper Drumheller Memorial Park
Location: Paulsen, Dorfdifving Province
Capacity: est. 19,000
Operators: Paulsen Minutemen

SECONDARY STADIUM (Games against "big" or "famous" teams will be played here as decided by the SBA)
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Official name: National Baseball Stadium
Location: Effelenendro, Effelenendro Island
Capacity: est. 60,000
Operators: Abanhfleft Baseball Federation, Effelenendro Islanders

RP PERMISSIONS
My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes, within reason
Choose my lineup: No, please stick to the starters as much as possible
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes, you must follow it to the letter
Godmod scoring events: No
RP injuries to my players: Yes, but TG me first
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: No
Godmod other events: Yes, except killing my players or coaching staff, and please TG me before doing this
Use DH at home: Yes
The Democratic Republic of Abanhfleft
Leader: President Rako Novoire

Territories and dependencies:
Trans-Dniesters (Client state)
Oontaz Dert Li Ng
Copper Cuprum
Trendstart
Economic Left/Right: -1.72
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.88
Second place winner in the International Baseball Slam VI
Third place winner in the World Lacrosse Championship XIX
Winner of the Baptism of Iron XVI!
Third place winner in the 33rd Di Bradini Cup!

Third place winner of the International Baseball Slam VIII
Winner of World Lacrosse Championships 22!

I also write stories. Would you like to read my works?

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Postby South Newlandia » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:36 am

ELEPHANT VALLEY MAIL
Sports -> Youth Baseball
South Newlandia to participate in 11th International Baseball Slam

A year ago, South Newlandia signed up for the 48th World Baseball Classic. They were entirely unknown before that, and they signed up with only four pitchers. No one expected them to do well. Surprisingly, they managed to come in 2nd in their group, and travelled to Drawkland for the knockouts. They promptly lost all three games against Newmanistan in the Round of Sixteen, but even getting there was a fantastic achievement. Since then, a lot has happened in South Newlandian Baseball. Because of the success, there has been a lot of governmental funding recently, and Baseball in South Newlandia grew even more. Now, the team will send a U22-squad to compete in the International Baseball Slam, and the players hope to prove that the efforts were not in vain.

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes, within reason
Follow my pitching rotation: You can decide who pitched; within reason.
Godmod scoring events: TG or Discord in advance, please.
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: TG or Discord in advance, please.
Eject my players: Yes
Godmod other events: TG or Discord in advance, please.
Use DH at home: Yes
Style modifier: -2
Park factor: Whatever is exactly balanced; for all three stadiums.


Complete Roster

Coaching staff

Manager/Head Coach: Matteo Maxbar (28)
Pitching coach: Jean-Luc Conrad (31)
Hitting coach: Victor Lo (29)
Athletic trainer: Valentin Metcalfe (26)

All of the coaching staff is still fairly young, and they are barely experienced in coaching. Maxbar is also responsible for the defense and bases.

Starting pitchers

(SP1) Ryan Hunter (20 years old, pitches with his left hand)
(SP2) Jay Kramer (18, R)
(SP3) Roberto Goodman (21, R)
(SP4) Marcus Raj (20, R)

You might recognize Ryan Hunter because he was among the pitchers in South Newlandias squad for the World Baseball Classic. He is probably the best among the pitchers, while Jay Kramer is extremely talented, but not quite there yet. They will rotate in approximately this order, and each pitcher will start in at least three games.

Relief pitchers

(Closer1) Barnaby Butt (21, L)
(Closer2) Ian Capan (19, R)
(Middle Relief) Mason Cousins (20, R)
(Long Relief) Patrik Bryant (18, R)

What is this, a South Newlandian squad with relief pitchers? This time, they will be prepared. Usually, Butt and Capan will be switching after each game, but not necessarily. Cousins can come in for about 2-3 innings before a closer, while Bryant can be there in emergencies.

Starters in batting order
(1B) Adam King (21, R)
(LF) Daryl Dunlop (21, R)
(SS) David Drum (20, R)
(CF) Shawn Zimmerman (17, S)
(2B) Sophia Smiths (19, L) Female
(C) Fred Burn (17, R)
(3B) Mitch Sneider (18, R)
(RF) Jack Mine (21, R)
(DH) Mike Larsen (18, S)

Once again, you might recognize some names. Adam King and David Drum were part of the team in the Classic, with King actually playing in the starting team. Adam King played well, but inconsistent, and he may be a dangerous force again. Many young players like Burn or Zimmerman are part of the team as well, and they are dangerously strong hitters too. The squad contains another notable player, as Sophia Smiths is playing on second base. She will be the first female player in the team. While sports were never segregated against anyone in South Newlandia, females are statistically less likely to play Baseball. Equal rights groups claim that only one female is still way too little in the starting players, while Maxbar says that players are in the team based on abilities only. If the team plays without a designated hitter, the pitcher will take spot nine.

Bench

(C) Jakob Smitson (20, L)
(1B) Wota Radinka (19, R)
(2B) Leon Cox (21, R)
(SS) Steve Ruiz (21, L)
(3B) Malika Bains (17, R) Female
(LF) Benett Far (21, R)
(CF) Manuela Ca (20, R)
(RF) Josh Beans (21, L)

Steve Ruiz is another name you may know; he was a starter in the WBC. He is a strong player, but Drum is playing ahead of him surprisingly. Different to South Newlandian soccer teams, the Baseball teams are not known for a lot of rotation.

Stadiums

The home games for the South Newlandian U22 will be split between three stadiums, with each one hosting one match series of three games.

Elephant Stadium (Capacity 15000; Elephant Valley)
The game against the Falisiand U22s will be played here (Matchday 6).
The Elephant Stadium, located in the capital of South Newlandia, is the biggest and most well-known baseball stadium in South Newlandia. The entirety of South Newlandias home games was played here, and they won 12 of 15 games there, including sweeps against nations like Xanneria, Northwest Kalactin and the Equestrian States. They even beat Ko-oren in two of the three games here. At the time, the stadium had only 8000 seats, and it has been updated in the last year to host 15000 people now.

Dolphin Stadium (Capacity 12500; Newport)
The game against the Malinadrid Mariners will be played here (Matchday 2).
The home of the Newport Dolphins will also get to host a series in their new built stadium. Newport, on the East Coast of the country, is one of the richer parts of the country. The stadium is all new, and directly adjacent to the port.

Ratzupalfu Arena (Capacity 10000; Ratzupalfu)
The game against the Mathuvan Union Moose will be played here (Matchday 1).
Home of the Ratzupalfu Rhinos, the Ratzupalfu Arena is one of the most storied stadiums in South Newlandia. It is pretty much right into the woods, and some call it the “Jungle Stadium” Playing here is a special feeling, and the stadium has also been upgraded recently.

Complete Schedule
Sunday, 28th June: vs. Mathuvan Union Moose; Ratzupalfu Arena
Monday, 29th June: vs. Malinadrid Mariners; Dolphin Stadium
Tuesday, 30th June: @Falisiand U22s; Howard E. Ulysses Stadium (27649)
Wednesday, 1st July: @Mathuvan Union Moose; TBD
Thursday, 2nd July: @Malinadrid Mariners; TBD
Friday, 3rd July: vs. Falisiand U22s; Elephant Stadium
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WBC48 Round of 16
BoF72 Quarterfinals
WCQ85 4th (G13) 40 points
CoH 77 Round of 32

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Postby Kohnhead » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:13 pm

Kohnhead National Baseball Team
Because we have never participated in a WBC we are sending our full on "A" team to evaluate how everyone plays and determine who should be on the team once it comes.
OOC: Because of this the batting lineup will switch every game. I will try to put out my new lineup, but if I do not and you rp the game before me feel free to do whatever you want as long as it's realistic. I don't want one of my pitchers playing catcher.


Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Clay Glass, 49 years old (M)
Glass will guide this team, although he was a surprise pick for the job. He rose through the ranks having first been a pitching coach before being named to the team. Glass says while the players always play their best, this tournament is about helping him decide who the starters should be.

Hitting Coach: Phoebe Chapman, 52 years old (F)

Pitching Coach: Belle Parry, 68 years old (F)



Pitchers
SP Ralphie Bloggs, 24 years old (M)
SP Fletcher Crouch, 20 years old (M)
SP Sharon Mclellan, 29 years old (F)
SP Sienna Redmond, 32 years old (F)
SP Murray Marshall, 26 years old (M)
SP Gene Fowler, 23 years old (M)

The team will have a six person rotation, to keep arms fresh, and give more players time to play. All of these pitchers have bullpen readiness and can pitch in the bullpen if called upon. Bloggs is expected to be the team's ace.

RP Austin Sutton, 35 years old (M)
RP Jasmine Millington, 24 years old (F)
RP Nela Fowler, 27 years old (F)
RP Scarlett Arroyo, 19 years old (F)
CP Melissa Berger, 21 years old (F)
CP Harvey Lindsay, 26 years old (M)



Starting Lineup
1. CF Lucca Hahn, 23 years old (M)
2. SS Jessie Cherry, 26 years old (M)
3. 1B Monica Ratliff, 27 years old (F)
4. DH Vlad Burch, 33 years old (M)
5. 3B Cecilia Dickerson, 21 years old (F)
6. LF Stuart Dorsey, 24 years old (M)
7. C Sandra Craft, 28 years old (F)
8. 2B Artur Wagstaff, 22 years old (M)
9. RF Adrianna Holden, 31 years old (F)

Bench
IF Chiara Thompson, 18 years old (F)
OF Helena Mata, 34 years old (F)
1B Leon Mcintrye, 28 years old (M)
C Prince Santana, 21 years old (M)
CF Esme Mohamed, 31 years old (F)


Stadium:
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Real Kohnhead Dressing Park, 15,000 capacity.



Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes, please do not always use what I listed before as again we will be rotating new players in every day.
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes
Eject my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes, please let me know beforehand by tg or on discord
Use DH at home: Yes, pitchers should not be hitting.
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Sporting Achievements
Soccer: 2nd Wonder Cup Champions
Tennis: Outdoor Hard Court Season 6 Steinigestrasse Open Runner Up (Singles)
Clay Court Season 6 Istria Open Semifinals (Singles)

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Postby Newmanistan » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:05 pm

NEWMANISTAN ROCKETS

U-16 ROSTER


About the team: In Newmanistan, baseball players can turn professional at the age of 16. Therefore, in order for it to be an amateur team, the team needs to be sixteen years of age or younger. A rotation, bullpen, and batting lineup is provided, but it should be expected that everyone on this roster will receive significant playing time.

Pitching rotation:
1A) Allyson Pierce, 16, RHP (#32)
1B) Sarah Monahan, 15, LHP (#36)
1C) Tori Slattery, 15, RHP (#38)
1D) Morgan Challis, 16, LHP (#30)
1E) Chelsie Jackson, 14, RHP (#33)

Bullpen:
Closer: Erica Palimeri, 15, RHP (#44)
Set-up: Ellie Hardy, 14, LHP (#40)
Short Relief: Kristen Pearson, 16, RHP (#37)
Short Relief: Katelynn Stockton, 16, LHP (#55)
Middle Relief: Hallie Dwyer, 15, RHP (#49)
Long Relief: Meghan Meyer, 16, RHP (#29)
Long Relief: Amanda Hollis, 16, LHP (#31)
Utility: Paige Shaw, 15, LHP (#36)


Starting Lineup (Throws Bats)
1) Tara Lapour- CF, 15 (R/R) (#3)
2) Christina Cannon- LF, 16 (R/S) (#2)
3) Julia Holden- 2B, 15 (L/L) (#7)
4) Katie Allen- RF, 16 (R/R) (#5)
5) Rachel McNulty- 1B , 15 (L/S) (#10)
6) Kaylee Spector- 3B, 15 (R/R) (#21)
7) Courtney Greenleaf- SS, 16 (L/L) (#8)
8) Alexa Coates- C , 15 (R/R) (#25)
9) Assorted DH- Insert Any Bench player into this spot if RP’ing first.

Bench:
Cheryl Daley- C, 15 (R/R) (#26)
Jessica Reilly- CI, 14 (L/L) (#12)
Brittany Kidd- CI, 14 (R/R) (#11)
Melissa Clutters- MI, 16 (R/R) (#19)
Adrienne Deramo- MI, 14 (L/L) (#14)
Kirsten Ahlers- OF, 15 (R/R) (#15)
Crystal Harris- OF, 15 (L/L) (#20)
Ashley Young- OF, 14 (R/R) (#43)

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: No, it is posted
Follow my pitching rotation: No
Godmod scoring events: No (Normal baseball events only)
RP injuries to my players: Yes (But only say they were hurt)
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: No (Because they are kids)
Godmod other events: No
Use DH at home: Yes

Stadium: Keisler Stadium, Southport
Park Factor: 94
Style Mod: 0
Six-time World Baseball Classic Champions
NEWMANISTAN SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS:
CHAMPIONSHIPS: DBC 4; 27th BoF; CoH 34, 36, & 37; Oxen Cup 12; WBC 10, 12, 15, 17, 41, & 43; IBC 4, 5, & 29; CE 26; WLC 1
Runner Up: DBC 5 & 6; Oxen Cup 6; WBC 7,9 11, 14, & 45; IBC 1; WB 4, 6 & 34; WLC 2 & 3
World Cups qualified for: 46, 48 (R of 16), 49, 50, 54
Hosted: WORLD CUP 49, WB 1, 2, 5, & 35; WBC 8, 11, 14, 19, 38, 44, & 46; CoH 33, 35, & 39; CE 25, WLC 2, 4 & 5; WCoH 10, IBC 24, NSSCRA, Multiple NSCAA Basketball Tournaments, and a horse racing series

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Postby South Newlandia » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:58 am

ELEPHANT VALLEY MAIL
Sports -> Youth Baseball
South Newlandia drawn into Group C of the International Baseball Slam

As the International Baseball Slam is soon to start, we will take a quick look at the South Newlandian group opponents, and discuss if South Newlandia has an easy group or not.
Like any team, South Newlandia will play 3 group opponents six times each, three times at home and three times away. To advance, a team needs to get second place, and the 4 best group winners will go the Quarterfinals right away. Generally, 24 teams are playing in six groups, in a mix of youth teams of experienced Baseball nations and teams entirely new to international baseball. In total, there are 11 teams associated with nations that participated in the last World Baseball Classic. Now, we want to take a look at the South Newlandia group opponents.

Mathuvan Union Moose

The Mathuvan Union, located in the region Old Zealand, seems to be new to international baseball and international sport in general. They aren’t unknown otherwise, and they seem to be taking their first steps in international sports here. We don’t know anything about their lineup at the moment, as they seem to be keeping it secret, but we like their flag. South Newlandia will face them at home on match day 1, and will visit them on matchday 4.

Falisiand U22s

Falisiand is a relatively young nation, even younger than South Newlandia. They are located in a region called Philosophy 115. We know that they have an active Baseball Legaue, the Falisiand Baseball Association, currently in the middle of their season. They will be playing their first international competition here, and they will participate, similar to South Newlandia, with a team of under 22-year-olds. They have announced their roster, and they seem to be the most interesting and maybe the hardest opponent. Their team is coached by Hayden Manuel, a 49 year-old high school coach. South Newlandia will face them at home on match day 6, and will visit them on match day 3 in the Howard E. Ulysses Stadium, a much bigger one than South Newlandia baseball arenas at 27649 seats.

Maniladrid Mariners

The Mariners, coming from Hispania y Filipinas, are another interesting team. They are located in Rushmore, a common region for nations with sporting history. They are, aside from South Newlandia, the only nation with international sporting experience. The country participated in a few International Basketball Championships, but that was several years ago. They seem to return from their hiatus now, but we don’t know anything about their roster at the moment. South Newlandia will play them at home on match day 2, and will visit them on matchday 5.

In total, one could say that South Newlandia has got a relatively easy group. They managed to avoid several very dangerous teams, like the youth teams of Cassadaigua or Newmanistan, and reaching the knockout rounds in Super-Llamaland should be possible. On the other hand, we don’t know a lot about the teams stepping up to the plate. They could always surprise us, and you should never underestimate an opponent.
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NS Stats apply (except for population)Trigramme: SNLNickname: Elephants

WBC48 Round of 16
BoF72 Quarterfinals
WCQ85 4th (G13) 40 points
CoH 77 Round of 32

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Postby Cassadaigua » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:07 am

Some baseball about to start,
by Kaitlyn Scoville, Concord Heights Times


If you a sports fan, there is still plenty of international sports going on even with the soccer team going home earlier then we would have liked in the World Cup. A lot of the attention will be on the upcoming World Bowl, as well as the closing races of NSSCRA for as long as Stacie Houston remains alive in the Chase. However, there is another tournament about to begin that might be worth checking out: International Baseball Slam 11.

This is actually a competition that began during our first tour of duty on the diamond, and has been idle for a very long time. It has been brought back in a new light, allowing nations to bring any sort of roster this being appealing for the nation to enter. For Team Cassadaigua, it has become about bringing juvenile players, something that was once seen in the now defunct Keisler Cup. Not everyone is bringing a group of kids to the competition, so it provides an interesting test for our young players. Will they be able to step up against older players when they face them, or will that be a little too much for them right now? We will have to wait and see, but I think this will be exciting to watch as some of the younger players get set to grab your attention. Another thing Cassadaigua is doing different is not just bringing a normal-sized baseball roster, but bringing a larger contingent of players so that more people can be evaluated over what will be an eighteen game group stage.

The team will be managed 43-year old Jennifer McDaniels in what will be her first tour of duty at the international level. Cassadagan fans are very familiar with Jennifer’s work managing in New Lakeland, where she is known to be a great finder of young talent in both the entry level draft and then plucking it out of other teams in finely tuned trades. This has made her widely regarded in the country as a genius when it comes to discovering youngsters, so it was no surprise that she was given this role. McDaniels assembled this roster with her scouting staff in New Lakeland, and believes that they are capable of impressing people. “When you are putting teenagers up against, potentially, older players, it is a tough challenge, but we have seen examples of it working on many different levels. The top teams, in the World Baseball Classic, are not bringing their superstars, it appears, but they will not necessarily be a young team like ours. Our prospects should be able to shine,” McDaniels said. Also, as for picking and choosing the lineups, Jennifer says they will be day to day decisions. “I don’t think you go into this tournament with a set pitching rotation and a set batting order. There is nothing wrong with that, but in doing that, you have already made your first decision in saying who is better then the others. Obviously, if you are not bringing a young team, then that sentence is irrelevant to you. For us, the evaluation comes first, and I think we will pass more often then not. The only negative in this is the need to rent more hotel rooms while on the road.”

The 24-team tournament is hosted by Super-Llamaland. Yes, you heard that right, Super-Llamaland! The nation has risen from the inactive and is ready to make a statement in international baseball once again! This is a great way for them to do that, and we know that senior team manager, Maddie Polanco, is thrilled about this. From her adopted home in Concord Heights, Polanco told reporters that, “It was so nice for me to go back to my real home, and I love seeing the commitment be back to international sports, especially baseball. I will certainly be taking in many of these games!”
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Specific Titles: World Cup 50, 51; WBC 14, 16, & 19; WB 8 & 22; WCOH 11 & 39; IBC 13.
Also: CoH 39; Swamp Soccer 4, WVE (Vball) 6; NSCAA 3, 5 & 9; NSSCRA 7
Runner Up: CoH 40, WB 21, WcoH 8, IBC 12, WBC 13 & 15, DBC 21
WC Qualified for: 45, 46, 49-61, 67, 79 (DNP WC 69-77), 81-84.
Games of the XIII Summer Olympiad: Second Most Medals
Hosted: World Cup 54, 67 & 84; CoH 57 & 73, BoF 47, CR 30, WB 16, WBC 18, 26, 40, 43 & 45, Conferences within NSCAA, NSCH 1; WLC 7, 30 & 33.

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Postby Mitary » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:20 am

INTERVIEW


DD=Reporter Danny Davidson
BBD=Barney "Big" Davis

DD"How do you feel about the coming match"

BBD"Were gonna be playing the host, the atmosphere gonna be tense, and there's a lot of pressure on both sides tonight."

DD"Would you rather be away, or home?"

BBD"It doesn't really matter, The Martian and I have around equal skill at the plate."

DD"Do you have any before game superstitions?"

BBD"I don't know if I should call this a superstition but I always eat a mustard and relish hot dog before games."

DD"Thank you for your time"

BBD"Yeah, I gotta go to practice now."
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Postby Tikariot » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:26 am

Tikariot Sports Gazette TV
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Live from the studios of TSG TV we see anchors Angelo Mori and Sarah Ladle with a collage of the participating teams in the eleventh edition of the International Baseball Slam behind them.

Angelo Mori: Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to a special edition of 'Sports Today' in anticipation of the upcoming International Baseball Slam tournament.

Sarah Ladle: Yes, starting this coming Sunday we will see the group stage kick things off to see which teams will qualify for the playoffs held in Super-Llamaland and we are proud to follow our very own national team on their first big adventure.

Mori: Under the watchful eye of veteran coach Graham McCrory our team of hopefuls is trying to build on the success of the first season of the Tikariot Baseball League and compete internationally for the first time. I hear that we have Sean Callahan right in United Civil Republic City, where our team is expected any minute. Sean, how are things looking?

The picture fades in from the United Civil Republic, where the team of the Tikariot Thunderforge is just stepping out of the bus at the stadium, where they will meet the hosting United Civil Republic Bears. The players look around, some with some interest, others wide-eyed. The camera turns to show a reporter ready to go.

Sean Callahan: Thank you Angelo, welcome from the United Civil Republic! As you can see in the background, our team has just arrived at the stadium to take a first look at where they will be playing their first ever IBS game. Given that this team has never played an actual game together with this squad might spell disaster, but what better way to learn than to just jump into the river and learn to swim.

We cut to the logo of the Tikariot Baseball League before a compilation of brief interview spots starts to play with the names of the players and their team affiliations as inserts.

Foster Fleming - Avanaroch Nightwatch: It will be an interesting experience for all of us. We'll give it our best shot and we hope to be able to surprise people.

Michael Romanov - Tikariot Thunderforge: People call our team unpredictable and view it as a disadvantage, but look at it the other way around, too. Our opponents will not be able to face us prepared, so there lies our chance.

De'Andre Stevens - Baraldhur Behemoths: I know that our league is very young and a lot of our players are very inexperienced, but I think that a few of our older players, such as myself, can guide the youngsters and sometimes this mix can lead to players realize the potential they have in them.

The picture cuts back to Callahan.

Callahan: De'Andre points out a very interesting and valid point here. The team does have a few experienced players in their midst that have played internationally before, such as himself, Mike Romanov or Graham Pettersson, so if they will be able to get the rest of the team to form a tight-knit group, you never know what might be possible.

But right now I have manager Graham McCrory here, thank you Graham for taking a few minutes for us and our viewers back home.

Zooming out we see the Tikariotian national team manager standing next to Callahan, chewing on an unlit cigar, nodding in acknowledgement.

Callahan: Graham, this is the first real outing for this team that a lot of people have dubbed the Devil's Rejects as they don't think that they will stand a chance. How does that make you as manager feel?

McCrory chuckles.

Graham McCrory: Devil's Rejects, I like that. Well, I think that this level of expectation will actually help our players, because let's be honest, is there any way they could disappoint? Not really. So they don't really have any pressure to succeed. Unless they start knocking themselves out with their bats, but in that case we'd have bigger problems than worrying about a tournament.

Callahan (laughing): Definitely. Now you've played and coached in several different countries, how does the level of quality in the TBL compare to other leagues?

McCrory: We're obviously not 'there' yet. It's an uphill battle establishing a brandnew league in a sport that so far had barely been in existence in Tikariot. Football always has been and likely always will be the number one sport in Tikariot, so we're merely trying to carve out a little niche and I believe that running our season mostly during football's summer break definitely helps us. But to get back to your question, we do have some great quality within the league, we're just lacking consistency and overall consistently good teams and not just one break-out player or two.

Callahan: So how do you approach your first game against the Bears?

McCrory: Like any other game. Sure, some players will have some jitters, especially playing in front of a likely far bigger crowd, but you know what? Maybe they just need something to scare the bejeezus out of them to make them realize that this is not just kid's play, but that they've arrived in the big leagues. I've tried to study the Bears and see what they have to offer, but they haven't really been very 'out there', so it is hard to predict anything. My focus is on every player knowing what they have to do and try to realize that as good as they can.

Callahan: Several nations in the IBS are sending youth teams, do you view that these countries not giving this their fullest attention?

McCrory: Hard to say. This is the eleventh edition of the IBS, so it's not as if it's just a humpty dumpty backyard scratch. But if they feel that it's in their best interest to send the youngsters, so be it, I'm confident that I picked the best team I could out of our league.

Callahan: Do you think you'll be able to get through the group stage and to the final knock out rounds in Super-Llamaland?

McCrory: Hell if I knew. Right now everything feels a bit like trying to fly your helicopter in your living room, that Jovannic team is in a similar situation as we are, being brand new, Northwest Kalactin kinda as well, even though they're going with young-uns, so you never know where it'll all end up.

Callahan: Thanks Coach McCrory.

The camera recentres onto Callahan.

Callahan: Even though there are a lot of unknowns, you can feel this kind of electric atmosphere coming from the team, they want to show everyone that they are more than just cannonfodder. Can they go all the way? Unlikely, but you never know, sometimes just one win can work wonders. Back to you, folks.

The picture goes back to Angelo and Sarah in the studio.

Ladle: Thanks Sean. As coach McCrory pointed out, our team will be facing the Kalactin U21s, The Jovannic Emperors and the United Civil Republic Bears in the group stage and the only nation that has seen some success in the recent past has been Northwest Kalactin, however as mentioned, they are sending a U21 team, so that might even the odds.

Mori: We have been trying to get some more information about the Bears to give you a bit more of an in depth look at what the Thunderforge is going to face, but they have been extremely tight-lipped about anything, from their squad over any kind of information, so I guess they will have to just wing it and take it as it comes.

Ladle: TSG TV will be televising all games of the group stage live right here and with Sean over there we will also try to get you more news and reactions as they happen. We will leave you with a few impressions from the Tikariot Baseball League last season and we will see you next time on 'Sports Today.'

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Postby A random Place » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:34 pm

Roster for A random Place

Trivia Information:

A random Place is making its first and appearance in international sports. In A random Place, anything is decided by random luck. Every month, a random president is selected out of literally anyone in the country to decide everything. The people are aware of the obvious downsides, but never cared. The latest randomly decided President, a 13-year-old Baseball fan named Ijan Bais, decided (among several other, perhaps even more stupid things) that there would be a random squad of players entering the International Baseball Slam, just for fun. He also wanted to enter the 49th World Baseball Classic, but that was out of his jurisdiction because he wouldn’t be president then.

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes
Eject my players: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes
Use DH at home: Yes
Style mod: +5
Park factor: 200 (let ‘em fly)


Pitchers:
Pitcher 1 Kirandeep Orr (29, R)
Pitcher 2 Mathilde Bloggs (30, R)
Pitcher 3 Raife Colon (22, R)
They will rotate in exactly this order.

Starters, in batting order:
(C) Lani Knott (20, R)
(1B) Lilian Mejia (19, R)
(2B) Lilia Dominguez (18, R)
(SS) Jaya Crouch (26, R)
(3B) Nabeela Davila (34, L)
(LF) Riaan John (23, L)
(CF) Rizwan Vickers (21, L)
(RF) Michalina Tomlinson (30, R)
(DH) Addie Rankin (20, R)
Yes, that is the batting order. If they play without DH, the pitcher takes slot 9.

Bench:
(C) Sheikh Weber (22, R)
(Bases/SS) Marcos Moon (24, L)
(Bases/SS) Leopold Powers (26, R)
(Outfield) Zakaria Bailey (30, L)
All players were randomly selected. They were taught the rules by their Coach a few days ago, none of them had ever played the game before.

Head Coach:
Craig Spearman (Nova Anglicana, 37)
Spearman started his coaching career five years ago in a secondary school program. He was very successful there, even winning the provincial playoffs last year. He didn’t expect to hear from A random Place, but he jumped at the opportunity to be an international coach. He is responsible for everything in the team, and he will need to start from scratch. Spearman will try his best trying to prove that even entirely new players can play baseball.

Home ground:
Home ground is some lines and a mount in a park. There aren’t that many trees in that spot. (Capacity 50; standing only)

Complete schedule:
Sunday, 28th June: @Northern Moravica University Cougars; TBD
Monday, 29th June: vs. Cassadaigua U18s
Tuesday, 30th June: vs. Royal Kingdom of Quebec Grim Reapers
Wednesday, 1st July: vs. Northern Moravica University Cougars
Thursday, 2nd July: @Cassadaigua U18s; Corrigan Stadium (16400)
Friday, 3rd July: @Royal Kingdom of Quebec Grim Reapers; TBD
OOC Puppet of South Newlandia. No IC connection between the two.

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