OlderWhiskey

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  1. OlderWhiskey

    2019 Softball Schedule

    They have since added Miss. St. at #24. I have thought that we would finish above MSU and A&M.I still think we'll be better than both those teams, but the toughest schedule in the conference will work against us, rankings-wise.
  2. OlderWhiskey

    2019 Softball Schedule

    Will be interested in what you can find out. I can't find anything amiss with Tissie's limbs - not sure what you are seeing.
  3. OlderWhiskey

    2019 Softball Schedule

    I thought Tissier had one of the cleanest swings on the team. Has there been any more info as to why she's out? Edit: I believe Tissier is in the bowling photos on Twitter.
  4. OlderWhiskey

    2019 softball recruiting thread

    Dismukes did not make the final cut. https://www.flosoftball.com/articles/6305136-20-athletes-named-to-2019-junior-womens-national-training-team
  5. OlderWhiskey

    2019 softball recruiting thread

    Actually, not yet. The article you referenced is the one I was using; it announced the 14 girls who advanced from open tryout to join the 28 already selected for the Junior USA team selection trials. Those trials ended yesterday, with trials for the Senior team commencing today. We should hear something soon, but the committee may wait until the Senior trials are over to announce both teams. I should add that there were over 100 girls at the open tryout that KK advanced from.
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    2019 softball recruiting thread

    Just noticed that KK Dismukes is on the 42-girl list of invitees to try out for the Team USA Junior team, the only one of our signees on that list. Team is coached by Heather Tarr of UW. uat has two players on the list.
  7. OlderWhiskey

    Softball Transfer Rules/Oregon Ducks

    Thanks for the update. Things are just ducky in Austin.
  8. OlderWhiskey

    Softball Transfer Rules/Oregon Ducks

    Just noticed that Alyssa Pinto, an Oregon transfer that I mentioned in another thread, has signed with Ole Miss.
  9. OlderWhiskey

    Softball Transfer Rules/Oregon Ducks

    Interesting thought. I've really followed Auburn softball only since 2015. In that time frame, only about one freshman per year has been a starter: Martin, Carlee Wallace, Rivera, Taylon Snow. Neither Wallace nor Rivera started immediately, but got there by mid-season.
  10. OlderWhiskey

    Softball Transfer Rules/Oregon Ducks

    I note on Flosoftball that Kleist has signed up with Louisiana, aka ULL. They also picked up Hudek and Milligan from A&M. This could be the year they knock LSU out.
  11. OlderWhiskey

    2019 softball recruiting thread

    Double down on Slot's comment. Tissier has a beautiful swing, was hoping she would give us some much-needed help at the plate. I'm still grieving the loss of Olszewski in this regard. Abby had a dinger on Oct 5, so did something happen after that?
  12. OlderWhiskey

    Softball Transfer Rules/Oregon Ducks

    Continuing that thought, some are now calling Texas the U. of Oregon at Austin. However, this notion presupposes that the player has more loyalty to the coach than to the school - not always the case. As Slot noted, Coach Lombardi likely precipitated the exodus from Oregon by her own tactics; same story at A&M, although the head coach didn't leave. Note that Megan Good has chosen to finish at James Madison rather than follow Dean to Auburn. Some girls want to play closer to home, to make it more convenient for their family to see them. Players could always request to transfer, and these requests were normally honored, Carlee Wallace being an example. Coaches were not required to grant releases, though, and in some cases involving star players, coaches would resist granting the release, forcing the player to sit out a year. The NCAA apparently sees this as a form of athlete slavery, and has acted to change it. We'll see where it goes. Perhaps Mikey's scenario will play out, but I really don't think so. What I do see as a result is that it will tend to funnel top-quality talent to teams that are already top tier, perpetuating their dynasties. A girl that was maybe overlooked in high school or develops late may realize that she is now a top talent playing for a team that has a very small chance of making it to OKC. If that's important to her, she will request a transfer and go to a team like Florida or Oklahoma that gets there every year. But maybe that's the way it ought to be.
  13. OlderWhiskey

    Softball Transfer Rules/Oregon Ducks

    Good observation. And Show going to OK State will be a boost for them, as she swings a pretty good bat as well as being a good pitcher.
  14. OlderWhiskey

    Softball Transfer Rules/Oregon Ducks

    Actually, I believe the Ducks still have two pitchers in Megan Kleist and Maggie Balint. Still, significant damage has been done. In the SEC, Texas A&M has lost 5 players , including Samantha Show, Sarah Hudek, and Keeli Milligan. Show went to OK State, while Milligan and Hudek transferred to ULL. I believe a pitcher named McGrandle also transferred out, while Kaitlyn Alderink, a 3-year starter, simply hung up her cleats. Kendyl Lindaman, a catcher and slugger for Minnesota, has transferred to Florida. She had 20+ homers last season. As if Florida really needed any help. Of course, we also pick up the Gators again this year. OOPS! My bad. Just read that Kleist is also transferring from Oregon. She was only the PAC-12 Pitcher of the Year.
  15. OlderWhiskey

    2019 Softball Schedule

    Just two months and a day until the season starts.