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  1. This makes 4 AU players in the pros, spread across 4 of the 5 teams. http://www.auburntigers.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/053117aaa.html
  2. One interesting thing to me is that Cooper did have a hit Thursday against Kentucky. I wonder if she tried everything out, but saw that it was hurting/she needs more recovery time and decided to take it easy/decoy against LSU. At the banquet Sunday, Clint mentioned that Casey Myers was throwing to Coop on Sunday.
  3. LSU lit Swindle up in game 2 after Martin was pulled. If we win the semi final (no matter what day it is played), I think it is safe to assume Carlson and Martin will get one start each. The order of the 2 is anyone’s guess.
  4. I agree with how she is struggling, but these struggles began when SEC play started against LSU and Florida, not just since he resigned. "Pre-season Makayla" would've shut Ga State out like she did a very good BYU team, etc. Makayla looked dominant at times last year, but also had her struggles as a freshman. However, we don't have lefty Rachael Walters to relieve when she struggles, and we have to keep Kaylee fresh for her Friday/Sunday starts.
  5. Yes, the coaching staff has done an excellent job. We have lost some world class hitters the past few seasons. Branndi Melero and Morgan Estell in 2015 and Carosone, Howard, and Rhodes in 2016. It's hard for younger players to try and fill those shoes, but last year, Vic Draper, Madi Gipson, and Whit Jordan did enough. Cooper coming back to form and the emergence of Rivera could really help coming down the stretch. I just hope our 2 pitcher rotation continues to hold up. Carlson and Martin have done an excellent job of carrying this team all year as the coaches are trying to get the offense and defense where it needs to be.
  6. I'll take a win of any variety tomorrow. Sweeps are hard to come by in the SEC.
  7. The automatic bid is given to the conference tournament winner from the SEC (some conferences like the Pac 12 do not have a conference tournament). Several at large bids will be given from the SEC. 12 or possibly all 13 teams will go dancing in softball this year (All are in good shape but a Miss State, Ole Miss, or South Carolina could fall off because the conference is so brutal).
  8. Rpi is released midday each Monday and only includes the weekend, not Monday. Rpi is a tool used by the selection committee for seeding. The polls, while fun to look at, are only an opinion. I'm sure the selection committee knows who's ranked what in each poll, but ultimately it's rpi that matters. Edited to add: The rpi has us at 27-5, and we improved to 28-5 after Monday's win. Also, the rpi is weighted to give bonus for road wins and penalize home losses, meaning Monday's win will be nice when next week's rpi is tabulated (wins in Athens will also be nice). An online forum called Ultimate College Softball has a thread called "RPI 101" if any of you would like to know more: http://robocoach.websitetoolbox.com/post/rpi-101-8446242?&trail=30
  9. I'll take it. Let's beat the NC State Wolfpack. War Eagle!
  10. This is a rule in international play, and with Coop being on team USA, she is probably staying in the box now so she doesn't have to readjust this summer.
  11. We have some post players coming in next year. I think that is the biggest missing puzzle piece at this point which is hurting this year's team.
  12. If Florida beats Michigan today and USF tomorrow, they might jump Auburn and Oklahoma for #1. Very early in the season. This weekend will be great for our RPI, which is the ranking that really matters.
  13. Our offense is starting to concern me. We need to score off of this BYU pitcher. Their ace beat Washington last night and is resting (so far) this game.
  14. I'll take it! We beat a Big Ten team that perrenially makes the NCAA tournament. BYU is no slouch either. Gotta bring our A game because every team will give us their best shot.
  15. Yes. I agree completely. Every team in this tournament plays 4 games in 3 days. It just so happened that our double header day had OU and UW. This is nothing but good. Last year, we had to beat Bama and Florida on the same day in the SEC Tournament because of rain. We ended up winning the SEC Tournament and it set up our post season run.