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  1. She is the real deal. Hopefully, she will come in and have an immediate impact at catching and at the plate. Ranked third best catcher, 7th best player in the country and the top player in Alabama.
  2. My guess is none. Horton might because she transferred in and McDowell would be a good addition to keep but I think she leaves as well.
  3. I believe hitting is a process that takes several years to become very good at. There is no mastering hitting, a player is always trying to find their swing everyday. Now there are fundamentals to hitting and that is where a good hitting coaches can do wonders. For example look at Duke Softball and Coach Bloomer. Also look at Texas Softball and Coach Singleton. Those guys have come in and had immediate success. The players have bought in to their hitting style and philosophy. Hitting takes two main components: very good swing fundamentals and a very good mental game. Hitting is hard. If you ba
  4. This should be strong competition for us. FSU just took 2 of 3 from the #2 Arizona Wildcats. If we are planning on being relevant again in softball these are the types of matchups we should be seeking.
  5. I’ve mentioned this before, but our offense isn’t designed this year to put up big numbers against SEC pitching. We have very few hitters that can hit the long ball. Schmit and Rivera have a swing that can hit SEC HRs, but neither seem to be swinging better as the season goes on. IMO we will do well against the bottom half of the SEC but the top will sweep us or take 2/3. Just wish we had more bats in the lineup. No doubles or HRs, only singles against top programs is a recipe for losses.
  6. I'm not sure if it has been mentioned already but on the Auburn Softball website it shows Tannon Snow as a Student Assistant Coach. Roster is down to 26 players.
  7. Seems like Dean is searching high and low for anyone that can hit in the lineup. He has made multiple changes at 2nd, moved girls in and out of the outfield, made changes at 3rd. I think JP is batting like a buck fifty. She plays a great defensive first base but we could use another stick in the lineup. Hopefully JP, Rivera, and Horton can figure it out and be productive in the lineup. Unfortunately, from this point forward the pitching and the competition gets tougher.
  8. Sometimes it's difficult and start off the season hot at the plate, but 8 AB's is a very small sample size. I agree with Jad0003, it looks like she must not be swinging it well in practice. Hopefully we see her get back on track soon.
  9. South Carolina lost a ton of talent over this past year and now they are very young. They have some great freshman but it will take them a while before they jell together. When we start seeing the first tier of SEC teams like; Bama, LSU, Kentucky, Arkansas, Florida that will be a true test of where we are as a program. The second tier of SEC schools like Georgia, Ole Miss, Texas A&M , Tennessee, South Carolina in my opinion will be where we compete best.
  10. No doubt he is very high on Penta. She followed him from James Madison to Auburn. I believe he showed a lot of confidence in Shelby Lowe as well. Her game two start was very good, considering this was her first college game as well. I also think he was sending a message to the other 3 pitchers that he isn't afraid to go with the freshman if they don't step up their game. At the end of the year I believe 4 pitchers will be relied on heavily and all 5 will get time. I also expect at times there will be a new pitcher used every time through the lineup as a strategy. I also wonder how the fi
  11. Just saw D1Softball Preseason Top 25 Rankings. Auburn was not listed. Rank Team 2020 Record 1 UCLA 25-1 2 Oklahoma 20-4 3 Washington 23-2 4 Arizona 22-3 5 LSU 21-3 6 Florida 23-4 7 Louisian
  12. Agree Rivera and Horton will be game 1 starters. If I was a betting man I would say Schmidt will be the other starter. She has a great bat and very good power. Looking forward to watching them play!
  13. I believe he was referring to the team not being very deep at the plate. Hitting has been a struggle to say the least but now the 2020 and 2021 signing class have very good hitters.
  14. Louisiana- Lafayette is where Gerry Glasco went after Auburn. He is a good recruiter and there are a lot of good players/teams in the Texas area. 2021 class signs Wednesday. So technically they are commits until then. Strong recruiting class for CMD. 2022 class will be very strong as well. Two pitchers coming in that class. Emmah Rolfe is very talented. Might be the best pitcher in country even though her ranking is around 18th.
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