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  1. OlderWhiskey

    2019 softball recruiting thread

    I notice that Alyssa Pinto, who formerly played for the Beverly Bandits, is leaving Oregon, where she would have been a first-year player next year. We might have a shot at her with our Bandits connection. She was supposedly ranked #104 as a HS/Travel Ball player. Five players have now left Oregon since Lombardi took over there, including their best pitcher and catcher. Their roster is down to 14 going into signing day (tomorrow).
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    2019 softball recruiting thread

    I think her parents are Tech people, and she is thus not interested in UGA. I expect to see her go to UF, FSU, or Washington. Signing day is Wednesday, I think.
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    Softball coming events

    Indeed. I like playing those really good teams early, rather than the way we did it this year.
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    2018 fall softball practice starts

    Five ways. Very ominous.
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    2018 fall softball practice starts

    Some fun photos of the players and staff in Hallowe'en costumes on the Twitter page. I couldn't figure out who all of them were, but I'm awarding the Older Whiskey Pappy van Winkle Trophy to McCrackin for best costume.
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    2018 SEC Softball

    We drew a lot of walks back in 2015-16 also, I think. One reason is plate discipline, another is the pressure put on the opposing pitchers. When we send up Carosone - Cooper - Rhodes 1-2-3, the pitcher can't take a pitch off. Florida has had much the same situation with hitters like Amanda Lorenz and Nicole DeWitt. Lorenz probably drew a quarter, at least of the walks issued to Florida batters. (Florida doesn't publish stats) I think our pitching will again be in the top half of the conference, at least. Our success will be proportional to how well we can coach up our hitters.
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    Softball coming events

    Like you, I'm anxious to see who signs on Nov. 14. And yes, there is a set rotation. Ole Miss, LSU, Mizzou, and uat will drop off the schedule. We will pick up Florida, Georgia, and So. Car. at Auburn, and Miss. St. in Starkville. A&M will round out our home schedule, and we'll have Arkansas, Kentucky, and UT on the road. This is obviously a tougher schedule than we had this year.
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    2018 fall softball practice starts

    First game that Martin did not pitch in, I think. She and Perry each had two hits. Fornis hit the CF wall for a triple, as Auburn won the game, score unknown. Here's the link: https://auburntigers.com/news/2018/10/18/softball-tigers-close-out-fall-slate-with-victory.aspx?path=softball
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    2018 fall softball practice starts

    Last game of the fall tonight against Snead State. Taylon back at short, Handley starting in the circle. Lineup: McCrackin/Maresette/TaySnow/Martin/Rivera/TanSnow/Veach/Perry/Podany/Handley.
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    2018 fall softball practice starts

    Thanks for that interesting information. I know a lot of players throw right and bat left. (Cooper, Carosone, Crocker, Rivera, Draper, Howard for a few local examples.) Infielders need to throw right, except for 1B, and one seldom sees a lefty-throwing outfielder. So apparently a lot of girls learn to bat left-handed for the advantage against RH pitchers, which are more numerous than LH pitchers, and also for the quicker jump down the line. Am I thinking straight?
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    2018 fall softball practice starts

    For sure. We'll have 8 outfielders counting Godwin and Moseley. And I'm looking forward to seeing Greenwood in the spring. I thought she had some promise at the plate, and we can certainly use that. I think that players can participate in fall exhibitions and still redshirt, but we only have one more fall game.
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    2018 fall softball practice starts

    Thanks for the extra details, Slot. Am I correct in thinking that neither Aspyn Godwin nor Tate Moseley played? Haven't seen mention of them in any article.
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    2018 fall softball practice starts

    Here's the link to the abovementioned article: https://auburntigers.com/news/2018/10/7/softball-bats-stay-hot-as-tigers-triumph-twice-on-sunday.aspx?path=softball CMD says we're ahead of where we were last year at this time. Pitchers continue to shut out the CCs, and McCrackin continues to show how it's done at the plate. Hit for the cycle over two games today. Maresette and Veach each had three hits.
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    2018 fall softball practice starts

    I believe the previous administration published more info on fall games. There will be an article on the softball News page about today's doubleheader; but it won't contain box scores, and probably not the final scores. From Twitter, I see that we won the first game today, but otherwise all it reveals is that McCrackin had an RBI triple to drive in Fornis. First pitch against Valdosta State scheduled for 1 minute from now. Side note - I just read (on another forum) that Krystal Goodman, the pitcher from Chipola that transferred to uat, had given up 3 runs to AUM today. add: We won Game 2. McCrackin with another dinger, TanSnow hit one off the wall. Maresette started in place of Crocker.
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    2018 fall softball practice starts

    Same lineup as Friday against No. Georgia, except Harris instead of Swindle. Martin started in the circle, however, and struck out the side in the first. Taylon Snow still absent.