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World Baseball Classic 49- Everything Thread (IC)

Postby Newmanistan » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:43 am

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC 49


It's time for World Baseball Classic 49. Signups have concluded and there will be 48 competing nations. They are as follows:
1. Banija
2. Ko-oren
3. TJUN-ia
4. Northwest Kalactin
5. Pripet Socialist Republic (Puppet- Northwest Kalactin)
6. The Fair Republic
7. Super-Llamaland
8. Delaclava
9. South Newlandia
10. Zwangzug
11. Jeckland
12. Sarzonia
13. Kohnhead
14. Mathuvan Union
15. Hapilopper
16. Lovisa
17. Newmanistan
18. Terre Septentrionale
19. Cassadaigua
20. The Royal Kingdom of Quebec
21. Quebecois Acadiana
22. Ethane
23. Devonta
24. Drawkland
25. Nova Anglicana
26. The Greater Nordics
27. The Jovannic
28. The Sherpa Empire
29. HUElavia
30. Se Vende Skooma
31. Liventia
32. Daskel
33. Falisland
34. Equestrian States
35. Megistos
36. The Sarian
37. Abanhfleft
38. Ihilthracna
39. Hampton Island
40. Marigred
41. Torisakia
42. Drunk People at the Local Tavern (Puppet- Terre Septentrionale)
43. Ranoria
44. Free Republics
45. South Covello
46. Nagore
47. Chromatika
48. Tikariot


Group 1:
South Covello (22)
TJUN-ia (43)
Newmanistan (5)
Marigred (UR)
Se Vende Skooma (UR)
Chromatika (26)

Group 2:
Kohnhead (UR)
Sarzonia (28)
Daskel (42)
The Jovannic (UR)
Banija (2)
Liventia (10)

Group 3:
Hampton Island (8)
Torisakia (UR)
South Newlandia (31)
Drunk People at the Local Tavern (45)
Quebecois Acadiana (UR)
The Greater Nordics (11)

Group 4:
Northwest Kalactin (37)
Lovisa (UR)
Ethane (30)
Drawkland (12)
The Fair Republic (UR)
Cassadaigua (1)

Group 5:
Ihilthracna (UR)
Hapilopper (15)
Zwangzug (UR)
Equestrian States (25)
Jeckland (UR)
Nova Anglicana (3)

Group 6:
Free Republics (7)
Delaclava (UR)
HUElavia (36)
Nagore (UR)
Abanhfleft (9)
Ranoria (UR)

Group 7:
Royal Kingdom of Quebec (32)
Tikariot (UR)
Ko-oren (4)
Falisiand (UR)
Mathuvan Union (UR)
The Sarian (24)

Group 8:
Terre Septentrionale (19)
The Sherpa Empire (6)
Super-Llamaland (UR)
Devonta (27)
Megistos (UR)
Pripet Socialist Republic (49)

Schedule: (Each Series is three games, so Series 1 is MD 1-3, Series 2 is MD 4-6, etc)- Home teams are on left per NS Sport Convention
Friday, 7/17: Series 1- 6 v 1, 5 v 2, 4 v 3
Saturday, 7/18: Series 2- 4 v 6, 3 v 5, 2 v 1
Sunday, 7/19: Series 3- 6 v 2, 1 v 3, 5 v 4
Monday, 7/20: Series 4- 5 v 6, 4 v 1, 3 v 2
Tuesday, 7/21: Series 5- 6 v 3, 2 v 4, 1 v 5
7/22- Midway break
Thursday, 7/23: Series 6- 1 v 6, 2 v 5, 3 v 4
Friday, 7/24: Series 7- 6 v 4, 5 v 3, 1 v 2
Saturday, 7/25: Series 8- 2 v 6, 3 v 1, 4 v 5
Sunday, 7/26: Series 9- 6 v 5, 1 v 4, 2 v 3
Monday, 7/27: Series 10- 3 v 6, 4 v 2, 5 v 1

7/28- Break, playoff teams travel to Newmanistan
Wednes, 7/29: R16, G 1-2
Thurs, 7/30: R16, G 3-4
Fri, 7/31: R16, G5 (if/when necessary)
Sat, 8/1: QF, G 1-2
Sun, 8/2: QF, G 3-4
Mon, 8/3: QF G5 (if/when necessary)
Tues, 8/4: SF, G 1-2
Wed, 8/5: SF, G 3-4
Thurs, 8/6: SF G5 (if/when necessary)
Fri, 8/7: Finals & 3rd Pl, G1
Sat, 8/8: Finals & 3rd Pl, G2
Sun, 8/9: Finals & 3rd Pl, G3
Mon, 8/10: Finals & 3rd Pl, G4 (If G4 necessary for 3rd Place series. If Final ends in sweep, and 3rd place needs a 5th game, 3rd place G5 will also be scorinated on 8/10)
Tues, 8/11: Finals & 3rd Pl, G5 (if necessary)
Wed, 8/12, Finals G6 (if necessary)
Thurs, 8/13, Finals G7 (if necessary)

Scorination Time: 10-11 PM, Eastern USA Time

Format- Eight Groups of Six, 3 home games and 3 road games against each group mate.
Playoffs- Top two teams per group advance to playoffs. First place teams will be seeded 1-8 regardless of record. Adjustments to seeding will take place to avoid group stage rematches in the first round, if and when that is necessary. There will be NO re-seeding as the tournament progresses. Every series, except for the championship series, will be a best-of-five. The championship series will be a best-of-seven.

Tiebreakers
1) H2H Record
2) Overall Run Differential
3) Overall Run Differential/9 (essentially this eliminates runs scored or given up in extra innings)
4) Tiebreaker game

Begin posting rosters now. Please submit one, while the more detail is better, anything is appreciated. Naturally, the more detailed rosters get a higher roster bonus, but don't let that detract you from posting a basic roster if that is all you have time for. Example rosters are as follows:
Highly Detailed Roster
Detailed Roster
Decent Roster
Basic Roster

Notice that the roster have the RP Permissions Box. This is a summary of what that is all about:
You are pretty much able to do as you please if you are the first one roleplaying a game, but be aware that each nation has a set of rules, called RP Permissions, and they look like this:
Choose my runscorers: Yes/No (Can they choose who scored your runs?)
Choose my lineup: Yes/No (Can they pick a starting lineup at will for you, or must they stick to what you have created?)
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes/No (Can they opponent choose any pitcher, or are they supposed to follow your rotation to a tee? It can be good to check their prior game RP to see if they mentioned their starting pitcher for the next game as well).
Godmod scoring events: Yes/No (This allows the opponent to be very detailed and specific when describing how scoring events transpired).
RP injuries to my players: Yes/No (Is the opponent allowed to say your player got hurt? Some nations will say yes with a disclaimer of only saying they are hurt, and not saying what was hurt or how badly someone was hurt.)
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes/No (Can the opponent completely do whatever they please in regards to injuries)
Eject my players: Yes/No (Is the opponent allowed to eject your players?)
Godmod other events: Yes/No (Other events refer to unusual or crazy things, such as, perhaps, the outfielder's arm was suddenly able to extend 50 feet and they took away your potential HR. Some nations that may be open to crazy things but do not want to be caught off guard may add a disclaimer to TG them any ideas first)).
Use DH at home: Yes/No (Every baseball fan's favorite argument. Is the DH used at your home stadium?)
Other: (Are there nation specific tendencies that you want your opponent to abide by? List it here). An example is: Newmanistan is very aggressive on the basepaths and speedy baserunners are commonly looking to steal both second and third. This is the place to put that information.

Note: If your opponent has roleplayed the game before you, you are expected to roleplay it the same way, although you still can have some flexibility: For example, did your opponent RP a three run double, in one inning.... that really should have been called foul? Did the umpire blow a called strike three on the opponents big slugger before they hit the big homer? Those are things you can still have flexibility with.

The importance of roleplay:
Now, begin roleplaying! Every matchday is a new opportunity to obtain RP bonus. The more RP bonus you get, the better. While a nation's beginning rank is very important to start, RP bonus becomes just as important. It is possible to do well in this tournament in your first try. I made the finals in my first Classic. Schiltzberg won the whole thing in his first. It can happen, but at the same time, it happened because we roleplayed to a high level as often as we were able. It did not just fall in our laps.
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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 Newmanistan » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:44 am

Pots for the Group Draw:

Pot 1:
Cassadaigua (1)
Banija (2)
Nova Anglicana (3)
Ko-oren (4)
Newmanistan (5)
The Sherpa Empire (6)
Free Republics (7)
Hampton Island (8)

Pot 2:
Abanhfleft (9)
Liventia (10)
The Greater Nordics (11)
Drawkland (12)
Hapilopper (15)
Terre Septentrionale (19)
South Covello (22)
The Sarian (24)

Pot 3:
Equestrian States (25)
Chromatika (26)
Devonta (27)
Sarzonia (28)
Ethane (30)
South Newlandia (31)
The Royal Kingdom of Quebec (32)
HUElavia (36)

Pot 4:
Northwest Kalactin (37)
Daskel (42)
TJUN-ia (43)
Drunk People at the Local Tavern (45)
Pripet Socialist Republic (49)
Delaclava (UR)
Falisiand (UR)
Ihilthracna (UR)

Pot 5:
Jeckland (UR)
Kohnhead (UR)
Lovisa (UR)
Marigred (UR)
Mathuvan Union (UR)
Megistos (UR)
Nagore (UR)
Quebecois Acadiana (UR)

Pot 6:
Ranoria (UR)
Se Vende Skooma (UR)
Super-Llamaland (UR)
The Fair Republic (UR)
The Jovannic (UR)
Tikariot (UR)
Torisakia (UR)
Zwangzug (UR)
Last edited by Newmanistan on Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
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 Newmanistan » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:44 am

Hosting Cities:
So let’s move on now to the cities hosting the games.

1) Tundra Falls (Tundra Falls Proving Grounds)
What is the Proving Grounds? It is simply a marvel of the world. A football, soccer and baseball stadium, and indoor arena (to host hockey/basketball or other sports) are lined up in a row, each in itself being a state of the art facility in its offerings. These stadiums, however, make up the infield of a 3.5-mile auto racing super speedway. So it is many facilities, within one facility. Additionally, there is a horse racing track that surrounds the indoor arena, and a racing road course throughout the parking lot.

Each stadium has there own individual capacities, but in reality, if for example, the baseball stadium is sold out, fans can then sit in the grandstands of the auto racing facility and watch the game on giant “diamond visions”. As the grandstands of the auto racing facility completely surround the stadiums, it is possible for over half a million people to be in attendance.

All domestic Newmanistanian championship events, from high school level on up, are played at the Proving Grounds, and it is possible for all venues to be hosting events simultaneously. It is Newmanistanian legend (which is RP’d to be fact), that Spirits look over the Proving Grounds, and if Newmanistan gets a “lucky bounce” once in a while, that there was superhuman reasoning for it.

It has hosted many interregional championship games, including the Classic, and will again this year. Tundra Falls is in the south east of the empire, about 100 miles northwest of Pocono City.


Field Dimensions: LF: 383, LCF: 399, CF: 415, RCF: 402, RF: 377. Wall height: 9 feet.
Capacity: 61,000 (Baseball Stadium only, overflow seating possible).
Real Life USA City Equivalent: Think Green Bay and the passion for Lambeau Field.
Real life city is provided as a cultural comparison

2) Pocono City (Emperor Michael IV Stadium)

Welcome to the Capital of Newmanistan. It is located in the south east, and has something for everyone. You can get a sense for a lot of the history of the Empire here with museums galore that feature the Royal Family, but also other cultural features.

Any stadium named after Emperor Michael IV is going to be a visually stunning facility, and it delivers exactly that. While the Proving Grounds attracts people and fame due to its history and lore, this is truly the most modern stadium in the Empire. Every now and then, members of the Royal Family will be in attendance.

Field Dimensions: LF: 359, LCF: 390, CF: 408, RCF: 390, RF: 359, Wall height: 8.5 feet.
Capacity: 66,000
Real Life USA City Equivalent: New York City with the Washington, DC political vide thrown in.

3) Loudon (The Jungle)

The city of Loudon is the third largest city in the empire, and is located in the northeast. It is generally considered the anti-Pocono City because it is a place where people can go to be completely away from the government. Therefore, Loudon is a bit more liberal, overall. The stadium is home to the Loudon Leopards, and “The Jungle” used to just be a nickname before becoming its official name since everyone referred to it as such. It gets LOUD. Though that should not surprise.

Field Dimensions: LF: 362, LCF: 371, CF: 385, RCF: 375, RF: 349. Wall height: 8 feet, LF-CF, 10 feet, CF to RF.
Capacity: 54,000
Real Life USA City Equivalent: Chicago

4) Jessicaville (Empress Jessica I Stadium)

Back in the day, the nation of Secristan was Newmanistan’s neighbor to the east. When Secristan ceased, Newmanistan took over 2/3rds of the land (with Cassadaigua, who was on the other side of Secristan, getting the other 1/3rd). Jessicaville was formerly Amherst, Secristan, what had been Secristan’s capital. When it was taken over to become part of Newmanistan, the Emperor re-named it Jessicaville in honor of Empress Jessica I, one of the greatest rulers in our history. The stadium is formerly Amherst Stadium (Secristan had a name for it which I forget), which it means it did host the WBC 12 championship games. Since it has been a long time, this is now like any other city in Newmanistan and no longer has the Secristani influence.

Field Dimensions (modern day): LF- 390, LCF- 392, CF- 415, RCF- 393, RF- 372. Wall height: 8 feet.
Capacity: 68,000
Real Life USA City Equivalent: Los Angeles

5) Putnam Lake (Jeremy McAllister Stadium)

Named for Newmanistan’s greatest soccer player, this southwestern city is the smallest of the eight hosting events and may not offer a ton other then its great beaches.

Field Dimensions: LF- 340, LCF- 359, CF- 392, RCF- 370, RF- 338 Wall Height: 11 feet.
Capacity- 55,000
Real Life USA City Equivalent: Miami

6) Southport (Keisler Stadium)

Named after the great Stacey Keisler, the greatest pitcher of all time (in our opinion of course, though she’d have a very good case for the title), this South Central city lives and breathes baseball. There are monuments throughout the city for Keisler and other Rockets players. Tickets for the games will sell out within hours, even if the Rockets are not playing.

Field Dimensions: LF- 385, LCF- 401, CF- 423, RCF- 390, RF- 377 Wall height: 9 feet.
Capacity: 60,000
Real Life USA City Equivalent: Dallas

7) Olympia (Gladiator Stadium)
A typical large city, and the biggest city in the northwest of the Empire. This is not typically a tourist destination for people, and is generally just awarded these events so our citizens in the Northwest can have a convenient location to travel to.

Field Dimensions: LF- 350, LCF- 360, CF- 380, RCF- 360, RF- 350. Wall Height- 7.5 feet.
Capacity: 51,000
Real Life USA City Equivalent: Seattle

8) Centralia (The Firepit)
Located, wait for it, in the center of the Empire, Centralia is the industrial capital of the Empire. It’s not the biggest city, but these blue-color fans are very supportive.

Field Dimensions: LF- 342, LCF- 369, CF- 388, RCF- 355, RF- 344
Real Life USA City Equivalent: Pittsburgh
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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 Sarzonia » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:44 am

Sarzonia Stars

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: I like realistic shit, so nothing that isn't, please
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: No
Godmod other events: No
Use DH at home: Yes
Style Modifier: 0


Home field: Fleetwood Park, Woodstock (capacity 57,600), part of the Dave Wilson Athletic Complex. Park factor: 97

Dimensions:
Left:
335 feet
Left Centre power alley: 375 feet
Centre: 415 feet
Right Centre power alley: 358 feet
Right: 325 feet. A 23-foot high wall containing a hand-operated scoreboard sits out in right field, called McVie Mountain

Note: Kate Schmidt's No. 9 is retired and will not be issued to any other Stars player.

Manager: 14 Geoff Yancey
Bench Coach: 15 Brad Howland
First Base/outfield: 46 Joey Musgrave
Third Base/Infield: 20 Lyle Menifee
Hitting Coach: 49 Chad Rossinger
Pitching Coach: 57 Nolan Channing
Bullpen Coach: 36 Calen George

STARTING PLAYERS
C: 4 Matt Lopez (rocket-armed, great defensive catcher, not a great threat offensively)
1B: 10 Cody Frazier (Sarzonian gold Glover on defense, line drive hitter who hits well for average and can occasionally go yard)
2B: 11 Ian Danielson (speedster, led Sarzonia with 64 steals in 92 games. Hit a career-high .326 with 11 homers)
SS: 5 Christine Andersen (Only committed three errors with a fielding percentage of. 992)
3B: 32 Jose Garcia ( Hit a career low .240 with 15 dingers. Sat out the last month of the season with nagging injuries)
LF: 19 Jodie Schein (hit .298 with 12 Homer's. Good at sacrifice hits and bunts)
CF: 16 Ryan Brady (five-tool player who led the league with a. 348 average. Hit 26 homers)
RF: 24 Kenny Evans (here for his rocket arm in right. Only had four assists because baserunners don't challenge him. They know better. Hit 20 home runs in 99 games)
DH: (also a pinch hitter/backup first baseman) 44 Luke Brinkley (He's here for his bat, plain and simple. He hit 22 homers in 61 games after being traded to an Incorporated League team, which uses the designated hitter. Hit four in 24 games beforehand)

BENCH
C: 8 Pat Sakata
SS/3B: 13 Art Mannigan
UT: 6 Desmond St. John
OF: Matt Sain
OF: Frank Spencer

STARTING ROTATION:
41 Mark Conroy (RHP; hard throwing, nasty curveball, devastating change; slider is hittable)
22 Uriel Jimenez (LHP; soft tossing, control pitcher. Gets by with sinkers and sliders. Also throws a palmball)
34 Jeff Parrish (LHP; hard thrower with a plus fastball and a terrifying slider. His change up is too close in speed to his fastball to be effective)
29 Jamie Pearson (RHP; Primarily a sinker-slider pitcher who thrives on keeping the ball down. Tends to do worse when he strikes out a lot of hitters)
55 Brian Lynch (RHP; Throws a lot of offspeed and breaking balls, but can sometimes bring his fastball to the mid-90s in a tight situation. Would be used in relief in the knockouts if a five-pitcher rotation is not necessary)

BULLPEN
30 Dima Ostrelov (LHP; can give three or four innings so he'll be the lefty long reliever. Mixes speeds and has a Andy Pettitte-quality pickoff move)
43 Alfred Wagner (RHP; he throws mid-to-upper 90s, but runs out of gas after about 50 pitches, so he typically pitches as the righty long reliever)
47 Carnie Weston (RHP; she relies on control and keeping the ball down. Typically pitches in a middle relief role)
50 Myron Daniels (LHP; Fastball/slider/curve, often used to get one lefty hitter out)
15 Scott Lassiter (LHP; fastball, curve, slider pitcher, often used as a setup pitcher. Can close if needed)
49 Tyrell Douglass (RHP; fastball typically in the high 90s to low 100s; also throws a change up. He typically closes)


Starting lineup w/o the DH:
Danielson
Schein
Brady
Evans
Frazier
Andersen
Garcia
Lopez
Pitcher's spot

Lineup w/DH
Brinkley hits cleanup. Everyone else moves down one.
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Postby Sarzonia » Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:55 am

At the previous World Baseball Classic, Sarzonia were a great unknown. Their manager was making his first appearance as a manager after serving as the bench coach for World Baseball Classic-winning manager Khalil Dennis and serving as hitting coach before that.

The team hadn't played together as a team before, only having faced each other instead of playing with each other. It would take time for the team to begin playing like one.

And now? Sarzonia are no longer the unknown. They come in ranked 28th among baseball playing nations after winning their qualifying group. They bring in some regret after blowing a two games to none series lead in the first knockout round, but they also bring a team free of the uncertainty surrounding the SARS 2 novel Coronavirus. Pitching coach Noah Channing tested negative for the virus and was put on a ventilator as a precaution. He recovered from the symptoms and said he's ready to go.

"It was scary for a while," he admitted. "I got terrific care at the hospital and I'm excited to be back."

So, too is manager Geoff Yancey, who guided the Stars to the knockout round despite being a first time manager and despite the team's being unranked at the start. He brings along a now experienced coaching staff including Woodstock Mountaineers manager Brad Howland, who served as bench coach and does so again.

"Brad was invaluable to me as a first time manager," Yancey said. He added that Howland also brought him back to having a strong relationship with Dennis, his predecessor as Stars manager and his closest friend.

Yancey said the Stars would keep the same team that managed to qualify for the knockout rounds in the previous edition, saying that the disappointment of losing a series they only needed to win one more victory to capture and advance.

"We were close to our goal," he said. "You always want to win when you're knocking on the door of doing just that. Now we've got a task of bashing that door in."
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Postby Northwest Kalactin » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:00 am

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About the Team
The Kalactanians are back again! This time they will be loooking to improve off the relatively unimpressive performance that they put up before. They are looking to return to the playoff glory that came with the Round of 16 and World Baseball Classic 42. Last time, in a group with Ko-oren, Xanneria, Equestria, Quebec and South Newlandia, they finished 3rd place and missed out on making the playoffs for the 5th classic in a row. What will come of the team this time? We will find out over the course of the next 2 months. The team has many new faces that will be important to this years team, including the standout Second Baseman Bobby Williams, who is 19 years old and one of the best players on the team already.

RP info
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: For 2 or less games
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: for 1 game only
Godmod other events: No
Use DH at home: No
Style Modifier: +5
Stadiums: Kyater Park, Gold Coast International Baseball Stadium, Coffs Harbor Baseball Park.

Roster:
C: Adam Felix, Ryan Price
1B: Wendell Barkley, Louis Hamilton
2B: Bobby Williams, Tim Barry
SS: Raymond Bailey, Russell Jackson
3B: Terry Long, Tom Norris
OF: Nate Johnson, Mike Harnabo, Adam Torres, Steven Thomas

SP: Joe Kenton, Josh Perez, Michael Wright, Robert Lewis, Anthony Williams
MR: Ben Jenson, Keith Rodriguez, Marcus T. Hamilton
SU: Joseph Torres, Tom Jenkins
CL: Steven Brown

Coaches
HC: Joe Douglas
3B: Dak Williamson
1B: John Smith
OF: Śende Áctson

Pitching Order: Kenton, Wright, Lewis, Williams, Perez

Batting Order:
1. Williams
2. Johnson
3. Torres
4. Barkley
5. Bailey
6. Long
7. Harnabo
8. Felix
9. Pitcher
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Postby Pripet Socialist Republic » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:34 am

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.

Why we have the college team
The PSR Olympic Council announced that only amateur players will be allowed to play in international competition starting during WBC49. Therefore, the same team that played in the International Baseball Slam will be representing the national team in the WBC this cycle. WBC 50 will be in question, wether the team will play an amateur one, or a professional one.

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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Daskel
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Postby Daskel » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:11 am

Daskel National Baseball Team

Full team name: Daskel National Baseball Team
Trigramme: DKL
Nicknames: Daskies, Astrals
Home Stadium: Daito Kyūjō (Daikyū)
Colors: Red, Blue, Athletic Gold and White

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: No. Line-up selected here
Follow my pitching rotation: Follow pitcher rotation
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: You may declare injuries. I will decide how bad it was or what body part was injured)
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Yes (Through in Daskelian baseball is extremely rare, as discipline is very much the norm in sports. Proceed with caution)
Godmod other events: Yes if it's exciting and credible
Use DH at home: No. DH is currently not used in Daskelian Baseball
Other: Daskel's baseball is based on a small ball technique, so expect bunts and stolen bases. Kishimoto has crazy good bunts, and he's quick as a chettah, so he can pull up the bunt and run quite well.


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Daito Kyūjō
Team Overview

Team Daskel is back from the last WBC. The experience through defeat served good for the team, who now, under the instruction of the former Taihō Kōkō coach An Takashi, are now aiming higher than ever. The roster stayed mostly the same, with the addition of a new star of the Daskelian baseball scene. Now in the bullpen, the team counts with the presence of Kanao Tōru, right-handed ace pitcher of REI Kuji, who amazed everyone in the last Daikyū Summer Tournament.

The Daskies play in the Daito Kyūjō, one of the biggest and oldest stadiums in the country. the "Daikyū" has a capacity of 60.000 attendants. Its trademark feature is the all-dirt infield.

Baseball in Daskel

Baseball is one of the most dominants sports in Daskel. However, baseball history didn't start with it's professionalization, but with a rapidly developing high school baseball federation. Baseball in Daskel started around 1909, when the sport arrived to the coasts of Kuji Bay. Since it's insertion, it spread through every prefecture of Daskel, creating a vibrant culture of colors, sounds and, of course, loads of baseball. The natural course of the activity lead to the creation of the "Federation of Daskelian High School Baseball", who watch over pesky head coaches, rough kiddos, and tiger parents who strive to see their children turn into the next professional baseball phenomenon.

The National Tournament is held every year in November, start of the Daskelian Summer. In that tournament, 30 schools teams battle in the burning sun, not only defending the pride of their high school, but also the pride of their entire prefecture. It's usual occurrence that other prefecture teams cheer for their final representative, in and out the stadium.

One big custom of Daskelian baseball is to bow in front of opponents before and after the game, and we'll absolutely see that in this tournament. Watch out for daskelian fans! They know how to make a good atmosphere, bringing music and entire brass bands to the stand.

Staff
Head coach: An Takashi
Assistant Coach: Takagi Hidekazu
Pitching coach: Sawamura Shigeru
Batting coach: Haku Tadashi
1st base coach: Inuzuka Nobuaki
3rd base coach: Nagamine Yasushi

Team Uniforms
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Roster
***Due to nation reformulation, names were actualized for Japanese originary ones. Player characteristics are the same than last tournament, and ages were accordingly raised.

Pitching Rotation

18. Kojima Takeshi
20 years old - throws left - bats left - Overhand pitcher - Ace
21 Nagai Ken
24 years old - throws left - bats left - Overhand pitcher
30 Takazaki Kaito
19 years old - throws right - bats right - Overhand pitcher
35 Ten Takaichi
20 years old - throws right - bats right - Overhand pitcher
42 Suwada Sei
21 years old - throws right - bats right - Sidearm pitcher


Catchers

2. Shintaro Nobuhiro
22 years old - throws right - switch hitter - Starting Catcher
15. Eidome Yōichi
20 years old - throws right - bats right - Back up Catcher - Designated Hitter


Bullpen

19. Nakamura Jossei
24 years old - throws right - bats right - Long Reliever - Overhand pitcher
41. Kanao Tōru
18 years old - throws right - bats right - Long Reliever - Overhand pitcher ||| Future star
60. Ryū Takumi
21 years old - throws right - bats right - Mid Reliever - Overhand pitcher
33. Rokukawa Daisuke
19 years old - throws left - bats left - Mid Reliever - Sidearm pitcher
55. Watanabe Asato
23 years old - throws right - bats left - Mid Reliever - Submarine pitcher
22. Tama Ikai
22 years old - throws left - bats left - Set-up - Overhand pitcher
24. Izo Kaoru
20 years old - throws right - bats right - Closer - Sidearm pitcher


Infield

3. Kishimoto Ryūtarō
22 years old - throws left - bats left - 1B
6. Gō Shinji
19 years old - throws right - switch batter - SS
4. Ben Atsushi
23 years old - throws right - bats right - 2B
10. Rokutani Daizō
20 years old - throws right - bats right - Backup (Emergency DH)
5. Oshimura Eisuke
23 years old - throws right - bats right - 3B
14. Sakama Jumpei
21 years old - throws right - bats right - Backup


Outfield

8. Somei Yuu
19 years old - throws left - bats left - CF
15. Xion Tadao
22 years old - throws right - bats right - Backup
11. Fuji Kōhei
20 years old - throws right - bats right - Backup
9. Reizei Seijirō
21 years old - throws left - bats left - RF
7. Cho Juzou
23 years old - throws right - bats right - LF


Batting Lineups

Without DH
1. Oshimura
2. Reizei
3. Kishimoto
4. Eidome (Shintaro injured. Emergency starter Eidome takes his place)
5. Cho
6. Ben
7. Somei
8. Gō
9. Pitcher Spot


With DH
1. Oshimura
2. Reizei
3. Kishimoto
4. Eidome
5. Cho
6. Rokutani (DH - emergency starter)
7. Somei
8. Gō
9. Ben
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The Se Vende Skooma "Cool Dudes"

Postby Se Vende Skooma » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:26 am

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Please follow the below
Follow my pitching rotation: Please follow the below
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes
Godmod injuries to my players: Only if they’re funny
Eject my players: Frequently!
Godmod other events: Yes
Use DH at home: Forbidden by law
Style mod: +1


The Se Vende Skooma Cool Dudes

The 9-inning game is not as well regarded as the test of physical endurance, mental fortitude, grace under fire and personal values as the 120-inning, 5-day Test Baseball format that remains the heart and soul of Se Vende Skooma’s professional sporting landscape and it’s intersection with the broader popular culture. However, the format and rules are familiar from years of Little League and high school ball, and a selection of promising Test players, blocked from regular playing time for various reasons, have been designated from their clubs for this unique opportunity to pick up some experience against the best Little Leaguers the world has to offer.

The “Cool Dude” is the beau ideal of Test Baseball, immortalized in movies, plays, highbrow TV dramas, bildungsromans and Horatian odes. The classic Cool Dude is a combination of natural athlete and disciplined trainee, plays at least three positions, sincere but good-humored, intense but sporting, tolerant of all viewpoints except the Designated Hitter, well-read, a good cook, dabbling in at least one form of fine art and always aware of his own mortality.

Manager: Bum SKANDERBEG
Pitching Coach: Fidelio COMEUPPANCE
Third Base Coach: Boston CATARACT
First Base Coach: Ned BOSSUP

Starting Lineup:

#42 CF Brian LADS
#50 3B Ken Ken QUEVALEHOMBRE
#1 RF Sixtus MCGRUFF
#19 1B Octavian SOLO
#8 C Bob ROBERTS
#20 LF Mitre FOX
#17 2B Normal DAY
#6 SS Nelson GUNMAN
Pitcher

Rotation:

#5 RHP Toots ANGSTROM
#7 LHP Rando JOHNSON
#18 Switch-Pitcher Curtis BACON
#2 RHP Gunnar MEDELMATTIG
#14 LHP Dom QUAESTOR

Bench Players:

#15 C Orland FREMONT
#4 OF Smolensk FRIEDMAN
#33 3B/C Norman FREEMAN
#39 CF/RF/2B Monroe FREEDOM
#10 IF Denarius FREEBIRD

Bullpen:

#11 RHP Wilson TREATS
#28 LHP Gooseberry BEAHM
#36 LHP Constantius de GROOT-INDIGESTIE
#2 RHP Yves THIBAULT
#31 LHP R.Q. SUN
#98 RHP Bienvenuto APOCALISSE (setup man)
#99 RHP Geoff MITRE (closer)

Home Stadium:

The WBC is running at the same time as the Test Baseball season, and none of the sides and stadia are willing to adjust their schedule to make space for the WBC. Home games will be held at SublimeBurger Park, a Developmental League stadium normally used for 40-inning games for recently signed highschoolers. Seating is 5,700.

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Postby Super-Llamaland » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:51 am

SUPER-LLAMALAND TIGERS: WBC49 ROSTER

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? Was Dominic Kastner’s name always spelled that way? The international community is still trying to figure things out, but one thing’s for sure - the Tigers are back.

Fully aware of the challenges Super-Llamaland faces as an unranked nation a decade behind on baseball tactics and sports medicine, Sofia Rasmussen has opted to bring a younger - but still star-studded - roster of players that she believes she can train into a championship-level core within a few Classics. Whether a Llamanean Baseball Association that’s accustomed to constant success is willing to give her that time is still unknown. Still, the “Cubs”, as Llamanean media has taken to calling them, still take after the WBC42 championship team. 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.

Rasmussen 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 are concerns that she might try to do too much.

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 (Llamaneans don’t get ejected often)
Eject Buck Fuchs: Yes
Godmod other events: TG for approval, unless they only involve Buck Fuchs
Use DH at home: Yes


NICKNAMES: The Tigers (official), The Cubs (unofficial)
MANAGER: Sofia Rasmussen
RANK: UR
Style Modifier: +1.5
Home Stadium: Tyler Rocke Memorial (43,500) in downtown New Llama City, former host of the WBC30 finals, as well as a number of Baseball Club Championships matches. Home to the New Llama Wizards.


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Hit a home run: Gabriel Acosta, Dominic Kastner, Tyson Long
Hit a double: Summer Huang, Dominic Kastner, Miranda Gray
Get a clutch hit: Dominic Kastner, Tyson Long, Miranda Gray, Summer Huang
Strike out: Derrick Armstrong, Lily Scutaro, Gabriel Acosta
Draw a walk: Miranda Gray, Noah Slater, Tyson Long
Steal a base: Summer Huang, Lily Scutaro, Caitlin Rosario
Get caught stealing: Liam Desjardins, Caitlin Rosario, Summer Huang
Make a great defensive play: Summer Huang, Derrick Armstrong, Lily Scutaro, Liam Desjardins, Miranda Gray
Commit an error: Tyson Long (although it’s still unlikely)
Get Ejected / Start a Fight: Buck Fuchs (and literally nobody else)


Derrick ARMSTRONG, #1, 25, C-1B, S/R - Apple Valley Vipers
Dominic KASTNER, #12, 33, 2B-SS, S/R - New Llama Wizards
Miranda GRAY, #33, 22, 3B-LF-RF, R/R - Rogers BC
Summer HUANG, #6, 24, SS-2B-CF, S/R - South Bryant Chariots
Gabriel ACOSTA, #10, 23, 1B-RF, L/L - Vargas City Lions


Noah SLATER, #16, 24, C-1B, S/L - City of Dinschria
Caitlin ROSARIO, #18, 23, SS-2B, R/R - East Llama Kings
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) Gabriel Acosta, expected to start at first, is one of the few traditional sluggers on the team, hitting .285 with thirty-four home runs last season. And while he also struggles with plate discipline, he distinguished himself from other potential starters by his defensive prowess and versatility. The middle infield is probably the strongest area on this team, featuring veteran Dominic Kastner and reigning LBL MVP Summer Huang. Kastner may have lost ten prime years with the Tigers, but the former number-one pick will be motivated as ever to lead his national team to another championship. On the field, injuries have taken away his speed and moved him to second base, but he’s compensated by becoming an even better hitter, slashing .307/.414/.521 last season while maintaining solid defense at second. Huang compensates for Kastner's declining range and speed by covering an incredible amount of ground in the field, whether she’s at shortstop, second base, or center-field. With a bat in her hands, she’s an incredibly effective - if overly aggressive - contact-hitter with doubles power and strong baserunning instincts. Finally, 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.

Off the bench, Noah Slater offers a stronger, more patient bat at the expense of lacking Armstrong’s finesse behind the plate. Caitlin Rosario is a slap-hitting middle infielder best known for her speed (and, to a lesser extent, defense), who should be able to competently spell Kastner or Huang up the middle. Finally, 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.


Tyson LONG, #9, 21, LF/RF, S/R - Nandaozhou Sharks
Lily SCUTARO, #11, 24, CF, R/R - New Llama Wizards
Liam DESJARDINS, #28, 23, RF/CF, L/L - BC Nikcoro


Ivy WERNER, #25, 25, LF/CF/RF, S/R - New Llama Cyclones

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. Lily Scutaro is, despite being three years older, a little less polished in the batters’ box. However, she makes up for it with supernatural instincts in center-field, where she’s won a Gold Glove in all three of her LBL seasons, and on the basepaths. Scutaro is also a surprisingly powerful hitter for her five-seven height. 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.

Because “infielders” Hart, Gray, Huang, and even Acosta are all capable of spelling any of the starters in the outfield, Sofia Rasmussen has opted to only bring four “real” outfielders to WBC49. Ivy Werner, the sole reserve outfielder, 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.


Note: For the playoffs, Rasmussen will use a four-man rotation, with Wladecki available out of the bullpen.
Genevieve STRAUSS, #21, 32, R - New Llama Cyclones
You’d be forgiven for thinking ten years ago that Genevieve Strauss, with her triple-digits fastball, scintillating slider, and incredible confidence, was going to be a national team and Mendel Mets legend. But although she kept all three of those, injuries and an inability to find a third consistent pitch defined her first decade in the LBL, and after a brief bullpen experiment went south, Strauss was traded to the Cyclones. There, she’s found a second wind, experimenting with a shaky - but occasionally excellent - circle change to go with a mid-90s, high-spin fastball, a high-80s slider, and much-improved control.
Cedric WEI, #27, 25, L - Xingcheng Renaissance
Wei’s fastball tops out at ninety-two miles an hour and lacks movement, but “The Surgeon” has made three All-Star teams off of his incredible array of breaking pitches. An expert at getting hitters to chase, Wei offers a late-breaking slider, a splitter, a curveball, and a changeup that will leave even the most skilled hitters confused, and has an innate sense of what pitch to choose to throw off the hitters’ timing and line of sight the most. While he’s vulnerable to the home run - usually hit when he’s trying to sneak a fastball by somebody - Wei is one of the most underrated pitchers in the LBL.
April BENDTNER, #34, 25, L - South Bryant Chariots
April Bendtner has a fairly similar fastball-curveball repertoire to her retired older cousin. However, aside from the mid-90s cut fastball, electrifying curveball, and consistently solid changeup, Bendtner distinguishes herself with her excellent command of the strike zone. Bendtner hammers the strike zone relentlessly, relying on changing speeds and the movement of all of her pitches to induce weakly-hit ground balls for the Llamanean defense to handle.
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.


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. These are all OOC role descriptions; ICly, there is no distinction between relievers. Specialty pitches are marked with one asterisk (or two asterisks for emphasis).

Long Reliever: Simon CHU, #84, 17, R - Central Sherbrooke High School - fastball, slider, curveball
Long Reliever: Jaden OLIVERI, #42, 27, R - South Falls Athletic - fastball*, curveball, changeup
Left-Handed Specialist: Courtney MIKKELSON, #37, 25, L - New Llama Wizards - fastball, sinker**, slider, changeup
Middle Reliever: Evangeline LU, #55, 20, R - Apple Valley Vipers - fastball, curveball, changeup
Middle Reliever: Niko FRANDSEN, #40, 24, R - Derrierton Surge - fastball, slider*
Middle Reliever: Y.P. YING, #70, 22, L - Vargas City Lions - cutter*, curveball, changeup
Middle Reliever: Eliza GUO, #48, 25, L - New Llama Cyclones - fastball*, slider*, changeup
Setup Reliever: Justin FRAZIER, #36, 24, R - New Llama Cyclones - fastball, sinker*, knuckle curve*, changeup
Setup Reliever: Kennedy SCHUMACHER, #29, 23, L - Denison Patriots - fastball*, shuuto, slider, curveball*, changeup
Relief Ace: Calisto GUTIERREZ, #41, 22, R - Nandaozhou Sharks - fastball**, slider*, changeup


STARTING LINEUP WITHOUT DH

1. CF Lily Scutaro (R)
2. SS Summer Huang (S)
3. 2B Dominic Kastner (S)
4. 1B Gabriel Acosta (L)
5. LF Tyson Long (S)
6. 3B Miranda Gray (R)
7. RF Liam Desjardins (L)
8. C Derrick Armstrong (S)
9. Starting Pitcher
Against left-handed pitchers, Noah Slater will replace Gabriel Acosta at first.

STARTING LINEUP WITH DH

1. CF Lily Scutaro (R)
2. SS Summer Huang (S)
3. 2B Dominic Kastner (S)
4. 1B Gabriel Acosta (L)
5. DH Noah Slater (S)
6. LF Tyson Long (S)
7. 3B Miranda Gray (R)
8. RF Liam Desjardins (L)
9. C Derrick Armstrong (S)
Against left-handed pitchers, Noah Slater will move to 1B, Kastner to DH, and Caitlin Rosario or Ian Hart to 2B.


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, 86 (??, ???)
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 (.712 Winning %)

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

RETIRED NUMBERS
#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)

PAST MANAGERS
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%)
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Postby Ranoria » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:11 pm

Ranorian National Team


[box]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: I'd rather not. Football is one thing, baseball...no
RP injuries to my players: Yep, nothing major though.
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Shoot me a TG if you want to do this
Godmod other events: No
Use DH at home: Yes
Style Modifier: 0

Home field: Cardinal Auditorium, Nashville (capacity 17,600)
Dimensions:
Left:
335 feet
Left Centre power alley: 355 feet
Centre: 400 feet
Right Centre power alley: 340 feet
Right: 315 feet
Walls ~15 feet high

Manager/HC: Henderson Mausse
Bench Coach: Jonas Nuhl
First Base: Brandon Bolan
Third Base: Justin Cruz
Hitting: Noah Hess
Pitching: Alfred Arnoldi
Bullpen: Hugo Fromm
_______________
Starting Lineup, Defense:
Catcher: #16 Nicholas Lux, 5'10", 225 lb, 23 years old
1st Base: #7 Abraham Leinhardt, 6', 205 lb, 27 years old
2nd Base: #13 Philip Franklin, 6'1", 195 lb, 26 years old
Shortstop: #2 Leonardo Harrison, 6'2", 217 lb, 24 years old
3rd Base: #6 Maximus Tillman, 5'11", 190 lb, 31 years old
Left Field: #41 Tim von Kuhn, 6'3", 240 lb, 33 years old
Center Field: #30 Stephen Reichenbach, 5'10", 185 lb, 25 years old
Right Field: #22 Rubin Graves, 6'2", 205 lb
DH: #42 Wolfram von Kuhn, 6'4", 245 lb, 35 years old

-Leonardo Harrison is a fluid athlete and is on pace to be one of the best players in Ranorian history...not that that's saying much. At shortstop, he's the centerpiece of the defense, and he's been playing professionally since he was just under 17 years old. Unfortunately, Ranorian baseball isn't a huge draw, but he's hoping to change that, and to be the first player with a one million+ per year deal. He's currently at the end of his contract, and will be making 45,000 handels off the National Team in addition to his 870,000 Handel deal. 2nd best hitter in Ranoria last season.

Tim von Kuhn: There's a reason he's hiding in left field, that's for sure. Von Kuhn is deceptively quick, but he's here because he can swing very, very hard. He and his brother, Wolfram, have won plenty of championships off of sheer batting prowess. It's made for some exciting championships to be sure, especially if both happen to be playing defense, as opponents will pick on their ineptitude for fielding while they hammer away homers. Tim von Kuhn has been playing for the QBO's Moncton Dinos for most of his professional career, while Wolfram was never quite good enough to get out of Ranoria.

Nicholas Lux: Lux is a youngster for sure, but he's no less adept for it. Expect a good hitting percentage (.331 hitting last season), and more than enough homers to keep you on your toes. Much faster than his frame would have you believe.

BENCH
Catcher: #77 Philbert Kelsin, 6'2", 210 lb
Shorstop/Bases: #19 Arthur Jackson, 5'9", 175 lb
Outfield: #55 Damian Horace, 5'11", 190 lb
Outfield: #51 Judas Acker, 6', 200 lb
Outfield: $59 Tristan Feng, 6'1", 205 lb

Pitchers:
#60 Tommy Verona - Big arm, tends to throw the fastball almost every time. Brother of 4x all star RFL QB Paul Verona. 100 mp/h capable pitcher. 6-8 inning guy, above average ball control. Verona has been playing for the California City Dodgers of the QBO for most of his career
#86 John Stallone - Big arm for a Ranorian, expect a decent curveball, poor ball control. 94 mp/h tops, more of a 5-8 innings guy
#68 Sylvester Wayne - Throws a lot of sliders and curveballs, and has a knuckleball that approaches 65 mp/h. His tricky style often results in a good deal of walks, however. Stallone fancies himself a closer, 4-6 innings
#64 Erin Phelps - Fastball pitcher, expect the 88 mp/h to 93 mp/h range. he can hit 95 mp/h but tends to throw a lot fewer strikes doing so. 5-8 innings.


Normal Starting Lineup
DH Starting Lineup
Nicholas Lux
Leonardo Harrison
Wolfram von Kuhn
Tim von Kuhn
Philip Franklin
Maximus Tillman
Abraham Leinhardt
Stephen Reichenbach
Rubin Graves

Nicholas Lux
Philip Franklin
Leonardo Harrison
Tim von Kuhn
Maximus Tillman
Abraham Leinhardt
Stephen Reichenbach
Rubin Graves
Pitcher
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Postby The Fair Republic » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:17 pm

Manager: Tony Williams, Age 56
Starters:
Buck Natters L, Age 27, 22-7 165 K's and 2.85 ERA in FRBL (Fair Republic Baseball League)
Rodger Harrison R, Age 29, 21-1 103 K's and 2.55 ERA in FRBL
Kyle Lynch R, Age 21, 17-9 136 K's and 2.78 ERA in FRBL
Leigh Phillips L, Age 25, 15-4 108 K'S and 3.25 ERA in FRBL
Patrick Peterson R, Age 3 R, 18-11 156 K's and 3.87 ERA in FRBL

Relievers :
Tommy Lifter (LR) R Age 26, 9-4 42 K's 1.19 ERA in FRBL
Ricky Rodgers (LR) L Age 26, 6-2 87 K's and 1.12 ERA in FRBL
Ron Henderson (MR) L Age 34, 3-2 16 K's and 0.92 ERA in FRBL
Carlos Lopez (MR) R Age 27, 3-1 19 K's and 1.23 ERA in FRBL
David Powell (MR) R Age 25, 4- 1 16 K's and 1.47 ERA in FRBL
Cedric Cox (SU) L Age 29, 2-0 13 K's and 1.16 ERA in FRBL
Scooter Jamison (CL) R Age 23, 4-0 58 K's 51 Saves and 0.79 ERA in FRBL


Batters:
1. CF Harry Liddi S, Age 25, .377 BA, 7 HR, 73 RBI and 58 SB in FRBL
2. SS Orville Jaeger S, Age 27, .320 BA, 24 HR, 93 RBI and 25 SB in FRBL
3. 1B James Wilson R, Age 29, .268 BA, 28 HR, 111 RBI and 6 SB in FRBL
4. RF Henry Brando L, Age 24, .353 BA, 54 HR, 160 RBI and 39 SB in FRBL
5. 3B Reggie Picker L, Age 23, .314 BA, 23 HR, 108 RBI and 25 SB in FRBL
6. LF Larry Donaldson R, Age 28, .328 BA, 19 HR, 97 RBI and 20 SB in FRBL
7. 2B Gary Payton R (Captain), Age 36, .314 BA, 17 HR, 92 RBI and 0 SB in FRBL
8. C Bob Benson S, Age 23, .300 BA, 12 HR, 77 RBI and 3 SB in FRBL
9. Pitcher or DH. Jared Holland R, Age 33, .282 BA, 10 HR, 64 RBI and 1 SB in FRBL

Style of Play: The Toucans rely on pitching, defense, and speed to win games. Aggressive base running and hitting and reliable pitching are the hallmarks of the Toucans. (+2)
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: No
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Within Reason
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Eject my players: Within Reason
Godmod other events: Within Reason
Use DH at home: Yes
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Postby Northwest Kalactin » Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:56 pm

Northwest Kalactin Olympic Committee Meeting
A tall man walked into the room, this person was none other than Javier Pratt, Olympic Skier and the Vice President of the Kalactanian Olympic Committee. He sat down, and started up “Men, we are here to talk about the future of National Team Sports in Northwest Kalactin. We have jurisdiction of all Olympic sports outside of World Championships and Soccer, Gridiron, Baseball and Basketball. We have something large to talk about, concerning the eligibility of athletes that will participate in the Games. The Pripet Sporting Council already does not allow professional players to play in the WBC, and while we aren’t taking it that far, we have some things to consider here. We are thinking about, well returning to the time when we only allowed amateur players to participate in the Olympic Games. We want your input on this.”

A man came out from the back and started speaking, “Why do we only want amateur athletes to participate in the Games? Why shouldn’t we be sending our best players to play in them year after year?”

Javier responded “Well, many people have been concerned lately, that it ruins the competitiveness of the Games, and the true Olympic spirit that is supposed to come with it.”

“Well why should that stop us from sending our best athletes to the games? We will have a very unlikely shot at winning any medals, especially if we try to restrict it to just amateur athletes. You saw how we played in the last games, while sending our best delegation we were only able to win 2 medals, along with a victory in the Ultimate Frisbee Demonstration Event.”

“Anyone else want to provide their opinion on this?”

One of the members of the second place Bandy team from the XIII Winter Games stood up, “I’m not sure I like the idea of making the Olympics and amateur only competition, the idea of the games is to send the best athletes in the nation to go and compete with others, and if we aren’t sending our best mean out there, what’s the point of joining the Olympics? We will get our asses whipped year after year.”

“We will talk about this at the next meeting, for now, all of you go back home and think about this, we will be making a decision about this soon enough.”

As the men filed out of the room, one of them stayed behind, and said “Javier, do you have any idea what you are getting into? Back when we only allowed amateurs to play, we got destroyed. A lot. Don’t do this Javier, just don’t, it is a horrible idea.”
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Postby Falisiand » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:08 pm

Falisiand is one of the newest nations in the NS Sports landscape and had their international debut in ISB XI where they barely missed the playoffs by 2 games. Falisiand's first domestic league, the FBA, has also caught the attention of other countries while it's regular season is about to end. Here is the roster for the Falisiand Bison.

Stadium: We put up a poll asking if our country should use Howard E. Ulysses Stadium again or if we should use a bigger, grander stadium, and the poll said the bigger, grander stadium so, the stadium we are in is one of the biggest stadiums in Falisiand, with a capacity of 41,160, Libertad Insurance Field, the home of the Bison City Bison.Image


Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Saif Neilson -29, Head coach of the #1 seed of the FBA, the Clutchington Jays, is dominating the FBA and looks to have a bright future
Hitting Coach- Hayden Manuel- 49, Was the Head Coach of the Falisiand U22's in IBS XI
Pitching Coach- Josiah Guerra- 36,Head Coach of the Westside Trouts, the team that has allowed the least amount of runs in the FBA, so far


Roster
Starters

C: 27 Ryan Grantham ( His draft stock skyrocketed after is elite performance in the IBS, he was one of the clear stars on that team, great leadership, his contact is still elite, his power got a bit better, making him a decent power hitter, and his speed went up from 28.5 ft/sec to 29.1 ft per sec)
1B: 73 Kodey Kenton ( also on the IBS team, he became good friends with Ryan Grantham, his power was elite having 15 home runs in the IBS, though he still has issues with contact, 19.2 ft/sec)
2B: 99 Amaan Pruitt ( star player of the Libertad Gamers, ho have the T-2nd best offense in the FBA, he is a skilled all around player, he is 3rd in the FBA MVP race with his .289, 88 hits,48 RBIS, 19 home run stat line, his team has been eliminated, but he is still fired up for baseball)
3B: 11 Leroy Pratt ( a great contact hitter with little power, but his true skill is on the field, where is is a certified Platinum Glove award winner, being the best fielder in the league, he plays for the Reverse Town Rampage)
SS: 02 Junior Brown ( a Power hitter, is 2nd in the FBA in home runs with 25, plays for the Liverton Scarves, a decent contact hitter too, 23.9 ft/sec)
LF: 17 Aidan Singleton ( An all around player, he is average on every statistic with a .256 avg, 56 hits, 23 RBIs, and 9 home runs, he runs 26.6 ft/sec, plays for the Lake City Yankees)
CF: 87 Richard Mcbride ( One of the best players in the FBA, he is an all around great player with a .308 avg, 2nd place 102 hits, a league leading 60 RBIs, and a league leading 27 home runs, he is in 1st play of the FBA MVP race, plays for Clutchington Jays)
RF: 56 Ciaran Krueger ( another elite contact hitter , he leads the FBA in hits and avg with 108 hits and a .304 avg, has 52 RBI's, and 9 home runs, he runs 29.2 ft/sec, he is 2nd in the FBA MVP race and plays for the Falisiand City Quarters)
DH (just in case): 72 Anita Goodman( a decent power and contact hitter, he sucks at fielding though which is why he is at DH, plays for the Isotown Storm)

Bench
Util: 49 Patrick Walton ( he is a good contact hitter with decent power, he can play anywhere effectively, he plays for the Bison City Bison)
C: 12 Kyle Maxwell ( a good power hitter with decent contact, has a good fielding ability too and can run 25.3 ft/sec, he plays for the Eastside Herrings)
IF: 80 Theodore Bartlett ( a horrible hitter who's good skill is his fielding and speed, he runs 28 ft/sec and plays for the Anderson Hokies)
OF: 82 Scott Hancock ( a decent all around player, he runs 24.5 ft/sec and plays for the New Denton Destroyers)

Starting Pitchers
RHP: 62 Xerxes Anscom ( the other clear star in the Falisiand U22's, he is a master of control who throws a 89 MPH fastball, a 79 MPH nasty slider, a 71 MPH 12-6 Curveball, and an 85 MPH sinker)
RHP: 89 Kyron Burnett ( a velocity pitcher, he throws a fastball that can go from 98-101 MPH, a 91 MPH slider, a 85 MPH curveball and a 89 MPH change up, he doesn't have as much stamina as the other pitchers here with his most innings being 7.1, he plays for the Eastside Herrings)
RHP: 91 Austin Wilkerson ( an all around pitcher, he throws a 95 MPH fastball, a 84 MPH slider, a 82 MPH changeup, and a 76 MPH curveball, he plays for the Wendleton Socks)
LHP: 93 Keaton Holman ( a control pitcher, throws a 93 MPH fastball, a 82 MPH slider, a 77 MPH changeup, and a 72 MPH curveball, he plays for the Clutchington Jays)
LHP 85 Rufus Hammond ( a velocity pitcher, throws a 94 MPH running fastball, a 93 MPH Cutter, a 86 MPH slider, and a 77 MPH curveball, he plays for the Liverton Scarves)

Bullpen
RHP: 86 Marvin Gill ( a clutch reliever and the most likely to be the closer, he throws a 99-103 MPH fastball, a 92 MPH slider, and a 87 MPH changeup, he plays for the River City Mets)
RHP: 47 Harvey Moon ( a control pitcher, he throws a 94 MPH four seam, 90 MPH two seam, a 82 MPH slider, and a 79 MPH curveball plays for the Wendleton Socks)
LHP: 32 Frankie Goodwin ( a velocity pitcher, he throws a 98 MPH four seam, a 94 MPH two seam, and a 86 MPH slider, plays for the Falisiand City Quarters)
LHP: 23 Grover Massey ( an all around pitcher, 94 MPH fastball, 81 MPH changeup, and a 76 MPH curveball, plays for the Isotown Storm)
SP (switch pitcher): 40 Logan Vinson (didn't do well as a starter in the IBS, but still wanted to play for the WBC, so the coaches moved him to bullpen, for being a former starting pitcher, he can waste more innings than the average reliever, he still throws a 92 MPH fastball, 66-74 MPH knuckleball, an 86 MPH circle changeup, and a 90 MPH gyroball, he is still very unpredictable)

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Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: Yes
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: No
Godmod injuries to my players: No
Godmod other events: Yes
Use DH at home: Yes
Other: none

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Falisiand International Team

Postby Falisiand » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:22 pm

Neilson says "Chemistry is the key"

As the clock strikes midnight for the sign ups, the roster reveals and the group reveals begins, and Falisiand has already revealed their roster, showing what they believe, and what many other believe, which players are the best of out nation. We see some familiar players from the IBS, but most importantly, we see the MVP front runners and some major stars on their too. With Falisiand U22s missing the IBS playoffs, we ask Neilson what makes this team better than the IBS team, and what is the key to making the WBC playoffs.

Neilson: Well, this team has more experienced stars on it, and they also have more people with major league experience, but of course their are nations like Jeckland, Northwest Kalactin, Super Llamaland, and many more more experienced nations, theirs always a chance of losing, but right now, the only thing I think is the key to winning it all is chemistry, chemistry is the key. We have so many players who've faced off against each other and I think that they already gained the respect of each other, we also have so many people who have played with each other * the camera points to Ryan Grantham and Kodey Kenton sharing a laugh with each other* I think that the more we play games with each other, the more we hang out together, the better this team becomes.

That is all we got from Neilson today, but now we wait as the Falisiand International Team/Falisiand Bisons wait for the other nations to reveal their rosters. That will be all for today.

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Postby Torisakia » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:26 pm

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Nation Name: The Democracy of Torisakia
Demonym: Torisakians
Nickname: Ice Birds
Sponsors: Æ Insurance, Fuelize, TicketFlip, Brewbin: Drink Resonsibly
Style Modifier: +2

UNIFORMS

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STAFF
Head Coach: Kermit Woods (Willis Valkyries)
1st Base Coach: Mason Elwin (Fortside Ichabods)
3rd Base Coach: Walt Kelsey (Beechwood City Fury)
Hitting Coach: Anson Colquhoun (Aldernery Criminals)
Pitching Coach: Vernon Cabello (Tokai United Raiders)
Bullpen Coach: Sabas Hatheway (East Lake Jethawks)
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Tony Brinley (Willis Valkyries)


STADIUMS
Tokai Metropolitan Stadium a.k.a The Tokai Met
Capacity: 48,545
Location: Tokai, TK
Team: Tokai Ice Birds
Matchdays: TBD

Steven Douglas Park
Capacity: 42,930
Location: Douglas-La Pryor, DLP
Team: Douglas La Pryor Indians
Matchdays: TBD

Audipop Stadium
Capacity: 39,435
Location: East Lake, EL
Team: East Lake Jethawks
Matchdays: TBD

Mustang Park
Capacity: 41,870
Location: Dorrsville, DOR
Team: Dorrsville Mustangs
Matchdays: TBD

Parque Nacional
Capacity: 68,530
Location: Gonzalez Isle City, GZI1
Team: Gonzalez Isle national baseball team, C.B. Gonzalez Isle City
Matchdays: TBD

1Gonzalez Isle is a territory of Torisakia


ROSTER
C = Closer SE = Set-Up
PITCHERS
RotationNumberNameAgeHandednessClub
17Colt Castilla25RHPDouglas-La Pryor Indians
230Dillan Warwick23RHPBerchem Linx
323Clifton Hunt27LHPPostmeridian Firebolts
445Jonah Dodge21RHPLancet Ironheads
532Jett Milford22LHPVarsity Heights Raptors
-BULLPEN-
C40Luke Traylor20RHPFishmarket South Trojans
SE48Rico Mendoz24LHPC.B. Gonzalez Isle City
-51Sam McCreery25RHPTokai Ice Birds
-42Ike Garnet22RHPUniversity of Yasui Panthers
-50Tristen Hyland23LHPBeachport Seahawks
-55Amaro Dallas21RHPEast Koradai State University Centurions



STARTING LINEUP
RotationPositionNumberNameAgeThrowsBatsClub
1CF12Lionel Machado26RRWillis Valkyries
22B20Josh Sweet27RSEast Lake Jethawks
3LF27Gunner Tipton30LLTudor Kolts
4SS38Ashton McBay25RRDouglas-La Pryor Indians
53B15Greyson Cantrell24LSGrand Cane Aztecs
6RF10Kenny Trevis27RRAC Koradai Knightraiders
71B25Joby Coy32RROgino Fire Ninjas
8C35Phoenix Griffin34LLYasui Black Magic
9PPitcher
-BENCH-
-CI3Todd Benson24RSMeadows Park Hoyas
-MI19Juan Pablo Ayton26RSAafjes C.B.
-MI24Jordan Rowland28RRHove Beach Crusaders
-CI5Javi McLeod21RRBios State University Broncos
-OF22Austin Derrick23LSAlderney Criminals
-OF14Bryson Tash20RRCastle Gardens City Warhawks
-CI8Jordan Blythe25LLAuerila Extreme
-OF16Christopher Dorsey19RSDorrsville Mustangs
-C44Delmar Thomas32RSPostmeridian Firebolts
-Util9Joshua Mitchell29LSBeechwood City Fury



SCHEDULE
Bold indicates home series

Series 1: @ Quebecois Acadiana (@ TBD)
Series 2: vs Hampton Island (@ Tokai Met)
Series 3: @ The Greater Nordics (King Lauritz I Stadium, Copenhagen, TGN)
Series 4: @ South Newlandia (Dragon Island Arena, Masmow, SNL)
Series 5: vs Drunk People at the Local Tavern (@ Steven Douglas Park)
Break
Series 6: vs Quebecois Acadiana (@ Audipop Stadium)
Series 7: @ Hampton Island (@ TBD)
Series 8: vs The Greater Nordics (@ Mustang Park)
Series 9: vs South Newlandia (@ Parque Nacional)

Series 10: @ Drunk People at the Local Tavern(@ Cassie's Backyard, ???)


RP PERMISSIONS
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, TG me first and I will determine severity)
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes/No (Can the opponent completely do whatever they please in regards to injuries)
Eject my players: No
Godmod other events: Yes, as long as no injury or death befalls my players or staff without my explicit permission
Use DH at home: No
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Postby The Jovannic » Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:08 am

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. We reached the Knockouts of the IBS XI, and this will be a morale booster and the team will be wanting to 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

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Postby Drunk People at the Local Tavern » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:41 am

Drunk People at the Local Tavern


Drunk People at the Local Tavern are pleased to participate in the World Bowl!

Style modifier: +5
Park factor: 200


Pitching rotation

OOC: these are the nations ranked 9 to 15, excluding 13 and 14 who aren't participating.

Abanh Fleft
Liventia
Greater Nordic
Drawk
Hapi Lopper

Bullpen

Ethane
South Newlandia
Christine Royal
Tikariot
Super Llama (Closer)

Batting line up

OOC: these are the top 8 ranked nations with Cassie, the #1, batting 3rd.

Note 1: they don't have an assigned position, so in the 1st inning, Cassie can play 1st base but in the 4th inning she can decide to play short stop and in the 8th inning she can play catcher. I know, it's a pain in the ass for official scorers.

Note 2: The DH don't play any positions, he stays the DH for the whole game.

Nova Anglicana
Michael "Rocketman" Newman
Cassie the cheergirl
Banija
Ko-oren
Sherpa
Rule Theriault
Hampton
DH Gregory Covello or Pitcher


Bench

DH Gregory Covello
Septentrionale McAlpine
Sarian
Equestrian Breeze
Chroma Tika
Devonta
Sarzonia

Home stadium:

Cassie's backyard. Capacity: 25 (standing seats only)
Park factor: 200

Note 1: Cassie lives 500 yards from the local tavern.
Note 2: Michael Newman is her neighbor, he lives in the house you see on the right.

Note 3: Home (Drunk People) locker room is in Cassie's home. Visiting teams locker room is in Michael Newman's home.

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Injure Players: Yes
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Godmod Other Events: Yes
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Postby Ko-oren » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:46 pm

Ko-orenite National Baseball Team
野球コ・オレン代表 - Jakyuu Ko-oren Daijhou - Selesson Co-orenensa de Beisbol

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Style modifier: -3
Trigramme: KOR
Nicknames: Dragonflies (all), Cactuses (Finisterrans), Islanders (Yoshimans)

SP = Starting pitcher / MP = Middle relief pitcher / 8P = Set-up man / CP = Closer

Starting (by batting order):
2B Henrique Toca (33) Suvira Quarry: R/R
3B Papa Girard (29) Arakura Knights: L/L
RF Kiro Ogasawara (29) Katashi Giants: R/R
(DH) - usually Peredo or Deguchi
LF Yoshihito Oshita (24) Echizen Dragons: R/R
CF Ano Makkinga (29) Intermare Admirals: R/R
1B Titi Barrande (33) Aminey Wanderers: R/R
C Juan Berganza (29) Santa Teresa Stars: L/L
SS Katatake Gotou (30) Katashi Generals: R/R
(C)

Infielders:
1B Titi Barrande (33) Aminey Wanderers: R/R
1B Ré Fouquet (31) Echizen Dragons: L/L
2B Henrique Toca (33) Suvira Quarry: R/R
2B Xaime Marin (34) Santa Teresa Stars: R/R
SS Katatake Gotou (30) Katashi Generals: R/R
SS Jukichi Sakurano (29) Suvira Quarry: R/R
3B Papa Girard (29) Arakura Knights: L/L
3B Amand Gallois (26) Intermare Admirals: R/R

Outfielders:
RF Kiro Ogasawara (29) Katashi Giants: R/R
RF Ruu Deguchi (28) Echizen Dragons: R/R
CF Ano Makkinga (29) Intermare Admirals: R/R
CF Xacinto Leyton (27) Santa Teresa Stars: R/R
CF Dodo Mignard (23) Amandine Challengers: R/R
LF Yoshihito Oshita (24) Echizen Dragons: R/R
LF Addison Paterson (22) Amandine Challengers: R/R
LF Roibén Peredo (32) Santa Teresa Stars: L/L

Catchers:
C Juan Berganza (29) Santa Teresa Stars: L/L
C Tevi Kagulazaka (30) Echizen Dragons: L/L
C Arimoro Sano (23) Teragaseki Dynamo: R/R

SP = Starting pitcher / MP = Middle relief pitcher / 8P = Set-up man / CP = Closer
Rotation:
SP Gus Gavreau (32) Aminey Wanderers: L/L
SP Suno Matsuda (26) Suvira Quarry: L/L
SP Kasper Brands (36) Aminey Wanderers: R/R
SP Xerman Figueredo (29) Ferrovente Whales: R/R
SP Tojoaki Jabe (27) Suvira Quarry: L/L

Bullpen:
MP Distehonan Lambirthingun (25) Intermare Admirals: R/R
MP Tacaro Cevocalu (28) Intermare Admirals: R/R
MP Sanemitsu Murata (25) Katashi Generals: R/R
MP Jocelyn Chastain (22) Ferrovente Whales: R/R
MP Arximiro Saravia (26) Santa Teresa Stars: R/R

8P Koyo Igarashi (25) Suvira Quarry: L/L
8P Habi Hoga (28) Katashi Generals: R/R

CP Kotaro Higashi (37) Echizen Dragons: L/L
CP Virovaru Janagimoto (25) Amandine Challengers: R/R
CP Teluvide Kamei (26) Katashi Generals: R/R


Notes on the team
The team uses a lot of pitchers per match. At the same time, it's not uncommon to see the starter go deep into the sixth, seventh inning. Using 4-5 pitchers is a decent minimum (for any Ko-orenite team). The team is very aware of speedy players prone to steal bases. The Dragonflies lack fast players, and compensate for that by shifting the defence, and plenty of pickoff attempts. Players are selected for defensive prowess first and for batting second, so mistakes in tagging players are rare.

At the same time, offensively, the Dragonflies can lack firepower. Sure, the batting is deep enough, with several fast players that can reach first base, then a few players that can clean up - but on the whole, for a team ranked this high, there's not a lot in threatening batters. The first 1-2 are OBP monsters, the next 2-3 are RBI monsters - on a good day. On a bad day, only one each of the OBP and RBI greats can pop off. There's a lot of threatening to steal bases, too. Bunting and sac flies are not too common, but players are generally left to their own decision-making whether they want to attempt them.

Culturally, there is a divide between the Western players (those with Hispanic-sounding names), from Finisterre, and the Eastern players (those with Japanese-like names), from Yoshima. The former want to work together as much as possible and are often from a working class background. The latter are extremely defensive of their home state (a group of islands off the east coast), and can be a little arrogant. There have been independence movements. Other names (French, Dutch, Gehrennan, English) are from other regions of Ko-oren, and typically don't occur in baseball very often. They are mostly just happy to be there, but are also usually most in favour of a unified Ko-oren through and through.

Weakest position: right fielder, short stop
Strongest positions: catcher, relief pitching



As with most of this sport, there is some competition between Finisterre and Yoshima. This extends to the home venues as well. Series of three matches are usually scheduled per region (ranked by how often they're used):
1) Katashi: the city of Katashi has several ready venues, including the Katashi Dome (the largest venue of the nation) and Maesaki Park (smaller, but more frequently used by domestic teams). Sometimes even the Heisaka Grounds are used (one third the size of Katashi Dome, to give you an idea).
2) Finisterre: the entire region has several big stadiums and they're almost always sold out if the Dragonflies come to visit. The Citadel (Santa Teresa), Ventovente (Ferrovente).
3) Rest of Leleia: the regions west and east of Katashi don't have the same population as city of Katashi itself, but has a lot of scattered towns with a proud baseball tradition. Twin Field (Nitoya), Obsidian Park (Suvira)
4) Rest of Ko-oren: not everyone plays baseball all the time, yet there are a few diamonds here and there. Le Losange (Aminey), Honrothru-din (Senoren), Vamada Océanique (Étouille), Naminaka Park (Schemerdrecht).
5) Alara and Etena islands: the northernmost islands of Yoshima are baseball-crazy as well, fans come from all over the island just to see a match. Uvesaki Field (Echizen), Vidari Stadium (Teragaseki), Vusodalo Stadium (Teraoka).
6) Selesi island: the second-largest island of Yoshima has only a few venues, being the least densely populated part of Yoshima, but the few places they do have are popular. Ginofruit Field (Arakura).

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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
Trigramme: KOR - Demonym: Ko-orenite - Population: 27.270.096
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Runners-up 1x AOCAF - 1x WBC - 2x World Bowl - 4x IBC - 1x AOHC - 1x GCF Test Cricket - 2x RUWC - 1x WLC - 1x FHWC
Hosts 1x World Bowl - 1x WCOH - 1x T20 WC - 1x RUWC - 1x FHWC

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Postby Terre Septentrionale » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:00 pm

Équipe nationale de baseball de Terre Septentrionale

Reprezentacja Nordycki w Baseball

Northern Land National Baseball Team


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

PLEASE DO NOT RP ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS OR ANY OTHER VIRUS. THANKS.

(I clearly stated it in the World Cup 85 but forgot to add it in the WBC. This was edited after Sherpa's RP which I DO NOT RECOGNIZE.)

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History

ALL TIME RECORD: 48-40
ALL TIME WBC ONLY RECORD: 32-30

WBC 47: 15-17
WBC 48: 17-13 (3rd in group 2)
IBS XI: 16-10 (runner up)


Stadiums:

Parc des Capitales
Location: Ville Jacques-Cartier, DC
Capacity: 25,200
Tenant: Capitales de Jacques-Cartier
Hosting: The Sherpa Empire

Park Wroblewski
Location: Krzczonow, MA
Capacity: 23,972
Tenant: Krzczonow Cubs
Hosting: Super-Llamaland
Note: Park Wroblewski is the 2nd oldest baseball park in Terre Septentrionale. The short wall in the outfield is covered with ivy from left to right field.

NordCola Sportni Park
Location: Kukljica, DA
Capacity: 22,985
Tenant: Kukljica IronPigs
Hosting: Devonta

Parc Turcotte
Location: Oujé-Bougoumou, CN
Capacity: 22,978
Tenant: Braves d'Oujé-Bougoumou
Hosting: Pripet Socialist Republic

Rapido Presto Park
Location: Rawdon, SH
Capacity: 21,825
Tenant: Rawdon Colt .45s
Hosting: Megistos


Schedule:

Schedule is poste here

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 34 Rusty Castillo 31 LHP Braves d'Oujé-Bougoumou Laguna Vista, TX
SP 35 Frédérique Lafleur 25 LHP Braves d'Oujé-Bougoumou Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs, CN Patriotes de Catherine du Nord
SP 71 Travis O'Rear 23 RHP Trzeszczyn Red Sox Hacketts Cove, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
SP 33 Kyleigh McLaughlin 26 RHP Rzodkiewnica Tigers Ayer's Cliff, CS Carabins de la Haute-Yamaska
SP 20 Marie-Anne Galarraga 21 LHP Krzczonow Cubs Val-des-Lacs, CN Patriotes de Catherine du Nord


Bullpen:

Pos     #       Name                    Age     Hand    Team                    Birthplace                      College                    
MR1 56 Nick Olczak 28 LHP Brighton Bulls - ENBL Murphy Cove, SH
MR2 61 Greg Wloczewski 25 RHP Port O'Connor Travelers Thunderbird Bay, TX Texas Volunteers
MR3 18 Zoey Kjerstad 26 RHP Indiens de Yamaska Oak Grove, TX Texas Volunteers
MR4 22 Lucija Kikanovic 31 LHP Rzodkiewnica Tigers Vukosavljevica, DA
S-Up 45 Genevieve McGowan 33 LHP Rawdon Colt .45s Roxboro, CS
CL 21 Keegan McGranahan 27 RHP Trzeszczyn Red Sox Peggys Cove, SH Shelburne Razorbacks


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
RF 16 Melanie Wojciechowski 24 L Trzeszczyn Red Sox Black Bear, TX Texas Volunteers
1B 12 Szandra Szucsanszki 26 L Rawdon Colt .45s Hegyhatszentjakab, BA Szentgyörgyvölgy Jackrabbits
LF 55 Gustavo Mendoza 27 L Pirates de Portneuf Los Lunas, TX Texas Volunteers
3B 24 Garrett Strzelecki 25 R Trzeszczyn Red Sox Beaver Harbour, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
SS 17 Keegan McCullough 26 S Port O'Connor Travelers Upper Woodstock, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
2B 10 Stefan Boissonneault 27 S Expos de Prévost Saint-Eustache, CN Citadins de Marie-Victorin
C 15 Trevor McGarry 24 R Capitales de J-Cartier Mooseland, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
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
RF 16 Melanie Wojciechowski 24 L Trzeszczyn Red Sox Black Bear, TX Texas Volunteers
1B 12 Szandra Szucsanszki 26 L Rawdon Colt .45s Hegyhatszentjakab, BA Szentgyörgyvölgy Jackrabbits
LF 55 Gustavo Mendoza 27 L Pirates de Portneuf Los Lunas, TX Texas Volunteers
3B 24 Garrett Strzelecki 25 R Trzeszczyn Red Sox Beaver Harbour, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
DH 1 Kevin McNeill 32 R Indiens de Yamaska McKinnons Harbour, SH
SS 17 Keegan McCullough 26 S Port O'Connor Travelers Upper Woodstock, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
2B 10 Stefan Boissonneault 27 S Expos de Prévost Saint-Eustache, CN Citadins de Marie-Victorin
C 15 Trevor McGarry 24 R Capitales de J-Cartier Mooseland, SH Shelburne Razorbacks


Bench:

Pos     #       Name                    Age     Bats    Team                    Birthplace                      College     
C 9 Madison O'Keefe 27 R Krzczonow Cubs Beach City, TX Texas Volunteers
2B 74 Jessica McSweeney 25 S Krzczonow Cubs Los Lunas, TX Texas Volunteers
3B/2B 1 Kevin McNeill 32 R Indiens de Yamaska McKinnons Harbour, SH
3B/SS 11 Zlatan Belec 32 L Trzeszczyn Red Sox Krn, KR
RF/LF 3 Logan Hamburger 30 R Expos de Prévost Hallsburg, TX
CF 88 Esmeralda Sanchez 29 S Trzebiegoszcz SeaWolves Ojo Caliente, TX


Extra players

Pos     #       Name                    Age     Hand    Team                    Birthplace                      College                      
SP 32 Louis-Philip Jolicoeur 22 RHP Capitales de J-Cartier Fournier-sur-Mer, CH Spartiates de Charlevoix
SP 38 Zvonimir Hajrovic 31 LHP Rzodkiewnica Tigers Vukosavljevica, DA
RP 39 Jeff Perry 29 RHP Rawdon Colt .45s Rawdon, SH
RP 36 Molly Czapkowski 23 RHP Braves d'Oujé-Bougoumou Holiday Beach, TX Texas Volunteers
C 41 Niko Andrijasevic 30 S Trzebiegoszcz SeaWolves Crnkovci, DA
1B 30 Katelyn Olszewski 23 R Krzczonow Cubs Runaway Bay, TX Trzeszczyn Longhorns
2B 27 Zlatko Popović-Vejnović 22 S Rawdon Colt .45s Podcrkavlje, DA Kukljica Wildcats
3B 25 Logan O'Rourke 23 L Krzczonow Cubs Rawdon, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
SS/2B 75 Britt O'Dowd 28 L Capitales de J-Cartier Owens, TX
RF 5 Kendall Ott 26 R Trzebiegoszcz SeaWolves Cole Harbour, SH Shelburne Razorbacks
CF/L/RF 8 Luca Dzsudzsak 30 S Indiens de Yamaska Jaszfelsoszentgyörgy, BA
LF/CF 66 Bobby Zapata 28 S Port O'Connor Travelers Siesta Shores, TX
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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, International Baseball Slam XI
3rd Place:
4th Place: Arena Bowl VI
World Cup participations: WC 85 (3rd place in group)

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Postby Ranoria » Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:02 pm

Nashville, Tennessee, Ranoria

"No, no, tell them no!" Leonardo Harrison paced the facility, pinching the bridge of his nose as he held the phone to his ear. "I don't know how many times I have to say this. One million per year, end of discussion. I'm an MVP, and a two time runner up, they're never going to have anyone better. Look, I hired you because I'm off representing our country in the Classic. If they don't want to pay me, I'll take a deal somewhere else. I don't want a long-term contract anyway."

Harrison opened his eyes, free hand moving to his hip as he listened to the person who could only be assumed as his agent respond. "Right, right. I'll talk to you later."

Practice had ended hours ago, but he planned on taking this competition over, and in order to do that he would need to put in extra work, plenty of it.

When he walked into the batting cages, he wasn't surprised to find Nicholas Lux already in one of them, hammering away. If he were being honest, Lux had just a bit better of a bat than he did, while he wasn't quite as good on the defensive end.

Either way, Harrison thought as he picked up a bat, he's damn good at that, too.

Both players were anomalies. Ranorian players were more apt to go play in another country when they realized their talents could be better appreciated, and compensated, elsewhere. It was a self-fulfilling prophecy though. With little talent, the quality of the games diminished, and as that happened viewers were less inclined to watch. Harrison himself was hoping that Ranoria's strong sense of nationalism would draw viewers towards the World Baseball Classic. If that happened, there was a good chance that they would start tuning into domestic games. The league could expand, and he would be paid handsomely for it.

Wham! One pitch, one solid hit.

But he couldn't do it alone. If his team faltered too much, no one would want to see that. He couldn't do it on his own.

And that's where Nicholas Lux came in. Lux had been a pro at 17, just like himself, and was one of the best players Ranoria had to offer. He was the most consistent bat they had, if not the strongest, and was strong down the middle. Between himself and Harrison, as long as their pitcher was adequate, they would have a fighting chance.

After a solid streak of hits, he finally missed, cursing. Lux had yet to miss one since he'd walked, if he was correct, but he was also forced to acknowledge that his worry over Lux stealing the spotlight had spilled over into his own performance. And that couldn't slip, not if he wanted to get paid.

Crack! Another hit. One to end on if he hadn't just gotten started.
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Tikariot's baseball history is not very deep yet, but it is quickly growing. 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 Rodney Vicarage had 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. Officially called the Tikariot Thunderforge, the team became known for its nickname Devil's Rejects during the recent International Baseball Slam XI, where they had set out to show all the naysayers that this team is more than just a ragtag band of rejects that failed at succeeding in other sports. And they did so in impressive fashion, winning the title in the first ever event they participated in.

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.

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STATISTICS
All time record: 20-7

Winner of International Baseball Slam XI

COACHES
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
Fitness coach: Tiffany McFadden - 28

ROSTER

Starters
LF #12 Michael Romanov, 27, R - Avanaroch Nightwatch
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. During the International Baseball Slam he proved himself as the team leader with his experience and competitive fire smouldering inside him.

RF #33 Yosvani Fernandez, 24, L - Alcassar Eagles
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. He rose to prominence with his incredible catch in the third game of the semis of the International Baseball Slam, where he stole a surefire homerun and sealed his team's road to the finals.

3B #26 Foster Fleming, 17, L - Avanaroch Nightwatch
Before the International Baseball Slam, Foster Fleming has been one of the budding stars of the TBL, but he surpassed even the most optimistic expectations during the event, garnering the title of Rookie of the event. He 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.

C #22 William Carruthers, 26, R - Tikariot Thunderforge
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.

CF #67 JJ Bernardetti, 20, R - Port Rhovanyon Paladins
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 - Tovaca Tigers
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.

2B #7 Vincent Pelmore, 22, L - Oriannor Mountaineers
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.

SS #2 Carlton Baines, 24, L - Emerald Coast Phantoms
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 best, 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 - Baraldhur Behemoths
Marangoudakis is the designated hitter of the Tikariot Thunderforge, but has excelled offensively during the International Baseball Slam as one of the biggest surprises in the team. With a good eye for the ball and a powerful swing, he can hit with the best of them. The defensive side is his biggest weakness so far, where is average speed has gotten the better of him more than once, but he has been running extra shifts with the fitness coaches to improve in this sector.

OF #52 Kieran Fletcher, 18, L - Tikariot Thunderforge
Fletcher is somewhat the opposite of Marangoudakis, being blessed with speed and amazing catching skills, however his offensive play is sketchy and has so far kept him out of regular first team action.

OF #33 Søren Christensen, 21, R - Morannon Militia
Not picked for the International Baseball Slam, Christensen is a solid outfield allrounder who, while not known for any particularly outstanding skills, will get the job done wherever the coaches stick him, making him a very dependable squad player, something that might be worth gold in an event as big and long as the WBC.

OF #4 Blair Consigliere, 26, L - Silicon Triangle Wizards
Blair Consigliere is somewhat of a dark horse in the Tikariotian baseball scene. He has incredible talent both offensively and defensively, but has trouble channelling this talent into consistent performances on the field. He also is known for sometimes hitting up the bar a little too much after a win, which has been a thorn in his coaches' side for a long time now.

IF #6 Corey Allen, 24, L - Paladon Citadels
Allen is small, but quick, making up for his lack in size with speed. Given his stature he has had problems with high balls in the past, but if any ground balls come his way, he's your man. Offensively he has a strong swing, just lacks a bit of precision.

IF #16 Stuart Hernandez, 22, R - Fort Viljan Northmen
Dependable allrounder with a strong arm and precise throw. He is known to mar excellent performances with sometimes very avoidable errors, but if he is on par, he can double play with the best of them. A solid hitter he is not known for many home runs, but his precise swing has him high in the double statistics in the league.

IF #26 Domenico Carsullo, 33, R - Avanaroch Nightwatch
Carsullo is stricken by the curse of age and the late formation of the Tikariotian Baseball League. A wily veteran he can play any position in the infield and perform well, but his age has caught up with him and he unfortunately is past his prime. If he is well rested, he has the potential to be a star player of the team both on offense and defense, however don't expect him to lay down a string of consecutive games.

IF #71 Hamish Shawcross, 19, L - Port Rhovanyon Paladins
One of Tikariot's most promising young players, Shawcross' career has been hampered by injuries, with his right knee being his achilles heel. Having had to undergo two surgeries so far, both coaches and fans are hoping that his knee will finally hold, also thanks to extra fitness sessions with fitness coach Tiffany McFadden. If that is the case, he has the potential to be a starter in pretty much every game.

C #27 Rutger Heidenfeld, 26, L - Soharr Scimitars
Heidenfeld is the almost polar opposite to William Carruthers. Where Carruthers is quirky and unique, Heidenfeld is the grey mouse that nobody hardly notices. He is not known for any flamboyant plays, but while he does not show the flashes of brilliance the starting catcher is capable of, he does not have any of the defensive liabilities either.

Starting pitchers
RHP #4 De'Andre Stevens, 31 - Paladon Citadels
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. The International Baseball Slam has cemented his status as #1 pitcher in the Devil's Rejects.

RHP #37 Patrick Lundgren, 21 - Tikariot Thunderforge
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 - Avanaroch Nightwatch
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 - Baraldhur Behemoths
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 #9 Jayson Carfield, 20 - Xanark Sluggers
Originally a long reliever during the International Baseball Slam, Carfield has been promoted to starting pitcher after Anthony Garcia had shown major inconsistencies in his play. A versatile pitcher he has a strong curveball and slider and passable palmball. Despite his age he has has a very calm demeanor, which has helped him during high pressure situations.

Bullpen
Long reliever: RHP #11 Anthony Garcia, 27 - Fastball, curveball. - Oriannor Mountaineers
Long reliever: LHP #1 Santiago Mantillo, 24 - Cutter, screwball. - Emerald Coast Phantoms
Left-handed specialist: LHP #17 Randall McCarthy, 22 - Splitter, slider, palmball. Tikariot Thunderforge
Middle reliever: RHP #41 Devon Cargill, 19 - Sinker, curveball, changeup. - Paladon Citadels
Set up reliever: RHP #13 Flint Carmona, 21 - Knuckle curveball, sinker, changeup. Tovaca Tigers
Closer: LHP #3 Rory McElhinney, 22 - Fastball, sinker-slider. Very precise. - Silicon Valley Wizards

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

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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
Tikariot - The North Pacific - Trigramme: TKT
Sporting achievements:
Baseball: Winner - International Baseball Slam XI
Lacrosse: Round of 16 - World Lacrosse Championships 34

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Postby Kohnhead » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:57 am

Kohnhead National Baseball Team
Nation Name: The Galactic Empire of Kohnhead
Abbreviated Name: Kohnhead
Nation Trigramme: KND
Nickname: The Pandas(The only time it's not The Brains)
Overall Record: 7-11

Info: Coming off of an okay performance at the IBS, The Pandas are ready for their first ever WBC. Baseball is a decently popular sport in Kohnhead but doesn't compete with Football, Volleyball, Tennis, or Gridiron. The Pandas started off the IBS 1-5 but rebounded to finish 6-5 near the end of it so they do have some momentum.


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.

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. If we do make it further than expected, the rotation will be reduced to a 4 or 5 man.

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 Helena Mata, 34 years old (F)

Bench
IF Chiara Thompson, 18 years old (F)
OF Adrianna Holden, 31 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.
Dimensions
Left: 356
Center: 387
Right: 368



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, please let me know beforehand by tg or on discord
Use DH at home: Yes, pitchers should not be hitting.
Kohnhead

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)
Clay Court Season 6 Mattijana Open Semifinals (Singles)

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Banija
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Postby Banija » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:50 pm

Banija National Baseball Team

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Coaching Staff
The current manager, Ousman Kakay, is in his 4th tournament as the team's manager. He has been wildly successful at the helm, leading the team to a bronze medal his first tournament(WBC 46), and a championship his second tournament(WBC 47), while getting to the quarterfinals in his third tournament(WBC 48). He hopes to continue to build his legacy at the 49th World Baseball Classic.
Manager- Ousman Kakay. 60 years old. Starting managing the team at the beginning of WBC 46.
Bench Coach- Isaac Oladipo. 50 years old. Third Classic on staff.
Hitting Coach- Baluta Colley. 50 years old. Fourth Classic on staff.
Pitching Coach- Juma Nyo. 48 years old. Second Classic on Staff. Likes big, tall, hard throwing pitchers. Bullpen coach for WBC 46 & 47, hired as pitching coach after retirement of old pitching coach at the end of the last tournament.
1st base Coach- Kitwana Badru. 54 years old. Second Classic on staff. Formerly manager of Northern Moravica baseball.
3rd base Coach- Bamba Sanneh. 66 years old. Second Classic on staff. Very aggressive, always looking for base runners to take that extra base.



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Istria City Baseball Diamond, in Istria, Moravica, Banija. Capacity of 41,000

The stadium is located in Rukunbi, a working class neighborhood in Banija's largest city that is about 4 miles away from the beachfront. It has fairly large dimensions, and is consequentially known as a pitcher's ballpark. It is 440 feet to homer to straightaway center field, while it is 350 feet down the left field line, and 370 feet down the right field line. In left center it is 399, and in right center it is 410 feet. However, the spacious ballpark puts pressure on outfielders and advantages speedy baserunners. All home games will be played at this ballpark.


The team used the same roster in WBC 41, WBC 42, and WBC 43.Ever since the disastrous WBC 45, they've overgone an overhaul, with this being the first time no players from the WBC 41/42/43 rosters are being used in a major tournament. While they were able to maintain the same core for WBCs 46-48, a number of players have retired out, giving a pathway for the next generation to take the reigns for the Banijans.

WBBL = Western Banijan Baseball League, Banija's top-flight professional baseball leauge.

Batting Order with Designated Hitter
1 SS Obasey Mazzi. #35. 25 years old. Right-handed. Graduate of Northern Moravica University, WBBL player. Stout defensively, very aggressive and fast baserunner.
2 DH Momodou Joof. 24 years old. Right-handed. Graduate of Istria City College. Aggressive on the basepaths, hits for average but very little power.
3 RF Jonkong Sillah. #30. 33 years old. Right-handed. Easily the best hitter on the team. Can hit for power and average. Poor outfield range though he has a big arm. Alumnus of the University of Ankole.
4 1B Yakuba Kah. #5. 31 years old. Left-handed. Hits for power. Runs the base-paths poorly. Alumnus of the University of Moravica.
5 LF Cyper Kandeh. #19. 28 years old. Right-handed. He can throw baserunners out like nobody's business. Graduated from Golden Valley University.
6 3B Jung Jassey. #17. 23 years old. Right-handed. Plays at Loyola-Istria. Hits for power, takes huge swings, but has a poor average.
7 2B Chiki Uche. #4. 23 years old. Right-handed. Alumnus of Loyola-Istria, WBBL Player.
8 C Xaaf Geele. #9. 26 years old. Right-handed. Alumnus of the University of Ankole, WBBL Player.
9 CF Bailo Suso. #16. 20 years old. Plays at Loyola-Busukuma. Great defensive player, great range and arm, needs to improve hitting.

Batting Order without Designated Hitter
1 SS Obasey Mazzi. #30. 25 years old. Right-handed. Graduate of Northern Moravica University, WBBL player. Stout defensively, very aggressive and fast baserunner.
2 CF Momodou Joof. 24 years old. Right-handed. Graduate of Istria City College. Aggressive on the basepaths, hits for average but very little power.
3 RF Jonkong Sillah. #30. 33 years old. Right-handed. Easily the best hitter on the team. Can hit for power and average. Poor outfield range though he has a big arm. Alumnus of the University of Ankole.
4 1B Yakuba Kah. #5. 31 years old. Left-handed. Hits for power. Runs the base-paths poorly. Alumnus of the University of Moravica.
5 LF Cyper Kandeh. #19. 28 years old. Right-handed. He can throw baserunners out like nobody's business. Graduated from Golden Valley University.
6 3B Jung Jassey. #17. 23 years old. Right-handed. Plays at Loyola-Istria. Hits for power, takes huge swings, but has a poor average.
7 2B Chiki Uche. #4. 23 years old. Right-handed. Alumnus of Loyola-Istria, WBBL Player.
8 C Xaaf Geele. #9. 26 years old. Right-handed. Alumnus of the University of Ankole, WBBL Player.
9 PITCHER.

Bench
1B/3B Idirissa Janneh. 27 years old. Right-handed. Defensive utility player. WBBL player, Alumnus of the University of Moravica.
OF Aman Teklu #22. 25 years old. Right-handed. Defensive utility player in the outfield. Alumnus of Northern Moravica, WBBL player.
1B/C Assefa Mulugeta. #25. 24 years old. Switch-hitter(right-handed). Alumnus of Northern Moravica, WBBL Player.
2B/SS Ifeatu Chee. #2. 21 years old. Great baserunner, often pinch runs. Plays at Kizza I College.
*OF Bailo Suso. #16. 20 years old. Plays at Loyola-Busukuma. Great defensive player, great range and arm, needs to improve hitting.
IF Odera Obea. #15. 27 years old. Right-handed. Team's first(And only) female player. Alumnus of Hangaza Tech.

Starting Pitcher Rotation
1 Duta Condé. #35. 30 years old. Right-handed. Alumnus of Northern Moravica. Former #3 starter for WBC 46-48.
2 Suntukung Kandeh. #24. 29 years old. Left-handed. Alumnus of the University of Moravica. Former #4 starter for WBC 46-48.
3 Ensa Suso. #33. 27 years old. Right-handed. Alumnus of Kizza I College. Former #5 starter for WBC 46-48.
4 Ramata Kabba. #35. 21 years old. Left-handed. Female. Players at Loyola-Istria. Overtook Tairu Sesay to take the fourth starting spot for the knockout stages.

Bullpen
LRP Tairu Sesay. #44. 31 years old. Right-handed. Alumnus of Wild Valley University. Long reliever for WBC 46-48. Starter during the group stages, moved down to the bullpen for the knockout stages.
LRP Idi Mansa. #74. 28 years old. Right-handed. Alumnus of Wild Valley University.
MRP Jebel Darboe. #17. 30 years old. Right-handed. Alumnus of Northern Moravica.
MRP Mamadi Corr. #45. 29 years old. Left-Handed. Alumnus of University of Moravica.
MRP Bouba Kujabi. #13. 26 years old. Right-handed. Alumnus of University of Aksum.
SU Gibril Sowe. #48. 32 years old. Right-handed. Alumnus of the University of Ankole. Younger brother of former player and captain Jebel Sowe. Middle Reliever during WBC 46 & 47, national team Setup man for WBC 48 & 49.
CL Sarjo Touré. #41. 35 years old. Right-handed. Alumnus of Kizza I College. Fastball can hit 102 mph, but is easily rattled and is known to hang his breaking ball. Setup man in WBC 46 & 47, national team closer for WBC 48 & 49.

Records(W-L, Win %):
All-Time Olympic Record: 7-8, 46.67%
All-Time WBC Group Stage Record: 161-124, 56.49%
All-Time WBC Knockout Stage Record: 34-24, 58.62%. (This includes Casaran Stage games from WBC 47)
All-Time WBC Record: 195-148, 56.85%
All-Time Record(All competitions): 202-156, 56.42%

Accomplishments
3rd place at XI Olympiad in Aeropag, Commerce Heights.
3rd place at 46th World Baseball Classic.
Champions of World Baseball Classic 47.

My opponent, if they RP first, may do the following:
Choose my runscorers: Yes
Choose my lineup: No (My lineup is here for all to see, so please use it. Of course, you can do substitutions for pitchers and players as you see fit, throughout the course of the game. But the starting lineup should remain the same)
Follow my pitching rotation: Yes (My pitching schedule is laid out to a T, matchday by matchday, so please follow that. It's not just a straight rotation, as I look to get extra starts for my top two starters. All laid out below, for each individual matchday. Thanks!)
Godmod scoring events: Yes
RP injuries to my players: Yes (That's fine, but please say what the injury is, and please specify how many games the player will miss. No deaths please).
Godmod injuries to my players: Yes (That's fine, but please say what the injury is, and please specify how many games the player will miss. No deaths please).
Eject my players/coaches: Yes
Godmod other events: Yes (As long as you don't kill anyone, go ahead)
Use DH at home: Yes
Style Modifier: -3
Park Factor: 75
Other: When we are pitching, they induce a lot of ground balls. The strike out rates aren't terribly high for Banijan pitchers, but they play solid, fundamental defense, and they have strong arms all over the diamond. However, while Banija's rotation is one of the strongest in the multiverse, the bullpen leaves much to be desired, especially the middle relievers, who are well known to be the team's weakest link. For the knockout stages, we'll have one starter in the 4 man rotation available every game for an inning or two out of the bullpen. That is listed in the rotation. If those guys are brought in, it is for an absolute maximum of 35 pitches, however many outs that takes.

Matchday 1: vs. Sarzonia. Starting Pitcher- Duta Condé.
Matchday 2: vs. Sarzonia. Starting Pitcher- Suntukung Kandeh
Matchday 3: vs. Sarzonia. Starting Pitcher- Ensa Suso.
Matchday 4: @ Daskel. Starting Pitcher- Tairu Sesay.
Matchday 5: @ Daskel. Starting Pitcher- Ramata Kabba.
Matchday 6: @ Daskel. Starting Pitcher- Duta Condé.
Matchday 7: vs. The Jovannic. Starting Pitcher- Suntukung Kandeh.
Matchday 8: vs. The Jovannic. Starting Pitcher- Ensa Suso.
Matchday 9: vs. The Jovannic. Starting Pitcher- Tairu Sesay.
Matchday 10: vs. Liventia. Starting Pitcher- Ramata Kabba.
Matchday 11: vs. Liventia. Starting Pitcher- Duta Condé.
Matchday 12: vs. Liventia. Starting Pitcher- Suntukung Kandeh.
Matchday 13: @ Kohnhead. Starting Pitcher- Ensa Suso.
Matchday 14: @ Kohnhead. Starting Pitcher- Tairu Sesay.
Matchday 15: @ Kohnhead. Starting Pitcher- Ramata Kabba.
Matchday 16: @ Sarzonia. Starting Pitcher- Duta Condé.
Matchday 17: @ Sarzonia. Starting Pitcher- Suntukung Kandeh.
Matchday 18: @ Sarzonia. Starting Pitcher- Ensa Suso.
Matchday 19: vs. Daskel. Starting Pitcher- Tairu Sesay.
Matchday 20: vs. Daskel. Starting Pitcher- Duta Condé.
Matchday 21: vs. Daskel. Starting Pitcher- Ramata Kabba.
Matchday 22: @ The Jovannic. Starting Pitcher- Suntukung Kandeh.
Matchday 23: @ The Jovannic. Starting Pitcher- Ensa Suso.
Matchday 24: @ The Jovannic. Starting Pitcher- Tairu Sesay.
Matchday 25: @ Liventia. Starting Pitcher- Duta Condé.
Matchday 26: @ Liventia. Starting Pitcher- Suntukung Kandeh.
Matchday 27: @ Liventia. Starting Pitcher- Ramata Kabba.
Matchday 28: vs. Kohnhead. Starting Pitcher- Ensa Suso.
Matchday 29: vs. Kohnhead. Starting Pitcher- Tairu Sesay.
Matchday 30: vs. Kohnhead. Starting Pitcher- Duta Condé.


Round of 16 Pitching Schedule
Game 1 vs. Super Llamaland. Starting Pitcher- Duta Condé
Game 2 vs. Super Llamaland. Starting Pitcher- Suntukung Kandeh
Game 3 vs. Super Llamaland. Starting Pitcher- Ensa Suso
Game 4(if necessary) vs. Super Llamaland. Starting Pitcher- Ramata Kabba.

Quarterfinals Pitching Schedule
Game 1 vs. Sherpa Empire. Starting Pitcher- Duta Condé
Game 2 vs. Sherpa Empire. Starting Pitcher- Suntukung Kandeh
Game 3 vs. Sherpa Empire. Starting Pitcher- Ensa Suso
Game 4(if necessary) vs. Sherpa Empire. Starting Pitcher- Ramata Kabba if we're up 2-1 heading into this game. If we're down 2-1 heading into this game, we'll start Duta Condé on short rest.
Game 5(if necessary) vs. Sherpa Empire. Starting Pitcher- If Kabba pitches Game 4, then Duta Condé. If Duta Condé pitches Game 4, then Suntukung Kandeh.
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Postby Zwangzug » Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:42 pm

Team Zwangzug, known as the "Zebras," were an early force in the WBC but have since faded from relevance. They competed consistently through WBC31, but since then, their only appearances were in WBC 39 and 40. This did, at least, see Felix Wainwright break the alleged radio announcers' curse. Which doesn't mean we'll necessarily have competent announcers, or any announcers at all; just that we could have some capable of holding down the job for multiple cycles. If we wanted to.

Like their distant ancestors, the Zebras are a defensively-minded team overall, eschewing many power hitters in favor of patience at the plate. Pitchers, likewise, tend more towards finesse than speed. There is no DH used at our home stadium, the Worm Hole (located in Spenson). They tend to be somewhat new-mathy with regards to not bunting, not stealing very much, etc.

Manager: Wenjie Liu (f). Claims to be affiliated with the FTC Secret Squirrels, but given that we can't even be bothered to scorinate our league, we can't even vouch for that. She knows what she's doing, though. (No relation to number 19.)

Starting rotation:
#14, David Keanes, Spenson Worms, R/R, m
#8, Naomi Elsen, Belpub Wildcats, R/R, f
#30, Alexandre Picpus, Logrove Dolphins, L/R, m
#47, Henry DuPont, Bassabook Grey Socks, L/L, m
#38, Saffie Ross-Singh, Zwischen Bears, R/R, f

Bullpen:
#99, Xiaodong Jia, 102d Gray Sox, L/L, m (used for high-leverage, low-duration appearances)
#87, Teagan Oshe-Black, Arlington Aurora, R/R, f (ditto)
#62, Todd Forneris, FTC Secret Squirrels, R/R, m (medium relief)
#49, Nadia Cerenkov, Kerlagrad Dragons, L/L, f (medium relief)
#67, Vincent Rose-Johnson, Frischberg Flash, L/R, m (medium relief)
#34, Calliope Green, FTC Mustangs, R/R, f (long relief)
#16, Evan Singer-Lun, Inver Millers, R/R, m (long relief)

Starting lineup:
#4, Sharon Lubbock, Noh Weir Red-Tails, center field, L/L, f
#7, Lincoln Small, Nuel Panthers, first base, S/R, m
#11, Maia Whitsun-Elm, Hadiln Tigers, left field, R/R, f
#15, Jeremy Burnham, Weegham Rainmakers, third base, R/R, m
#18, Nathaniel Skyler, Weegham Rainmakers, catcher, R/R, m
#22, Frances Wake, Belpub Wildcats, right field, L/L, f
#19, Guohua Liu, Spenson Worms, shortstop, R/R, m
#29, Oliver Crant-Bridge, Nuel Panthers, second base, R/R, m
pitcher

Bench:
#27, Melanie Weiss, Zwischen Bears, outfield, L/L, f (DH if needed, bats sixth)
#25, Josefina Gomez, Hadiln Tigers, catcher, R/R, f
#2, Dmitri Schrieber, Kerlagrad Dragons, corner infield, R/R, m
#3, Greg Callan-Milton, Bassabook Grey Socks, middle infield, L/L, m
#10, Adam Wilmur, Frischberg Flash, outfield, R/R, m

Factbook is ludicrously out of date by now and just linked for tradition's sake. If you RP first, please follow my lineup and rotation (or ICly justify any substitutions). Feel free to pick my runscorers, RP injuries to my players, and eject my players. You can be relatively creative; however, if you want to do something like literal godmoding, or something that would cause harm to my citizens/in my country, please telegram me first.
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