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High school baseball: 5A tournament looks as competitive as ever

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  • Parry is a Farce Layton, UT
    May 14, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    "Syracuse (9-8, 8-2) edged out Layton to secure the Region 1 championship"

    No Layton and Syracuse are Region 1 co-Champions. Syracuse just won a tie-breaker to get the #1 seed from Region 1. And IMO, the tie breaker they used is pretty unfair. The tie-breaker is "head-to-head record" which they split their 2 games so that does not break the tie (I think this part is fair). Then they go to "record against highest placing common opponent", which is Davis who finished 3rd Layton was 1-1 against Davis while Syracuse was 2-0. While that seems OK on the surface, why not use "record against lowest placing common opponent"? Layton wins this by going 2-0 against Fremont while Syracuse went 1-1.

    It is all spelled out before hand, so everyone knew what was involved. But why does Syracuse get rewarded for beating the 3rd place team when they lost to the 4th place team and Layton gets punished by losing to the 3rd placed team but they beat the 4th place team? Seems to me a coin flip is a more equitable approach.

  • canadiancougar624 Raymond, 00
    May 14, 2013 12:17 p.m.

    Parry

    Of course you think it's unfair, you are from Layton. Just be happy you made it to state for once.

  • Parry is a Farce Layton, UT
    May 14, 2013 2:58 p.m.

    Has nothing to do with me being from Layton. I think it is an unfair system for deciding a tiebreaker.

  • utahpreprag salt lake city, UT
    May 14, 2013 4:29 p.m.

    Just wondering, what would you suggest to make it fair? How would you decide a tiebreaker?