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  1. Softball fall games

    Some interesting tidbits heard from a staffer last week before the first games...what I can remember Veach, way athletic Draper, could break single season SB record Taylon, sky is the limit Crocker/Greenwood, huge improvement on film and field from freshman year Harris, could dominate, but probably not this year Tannon, has to get healthy to be on the field Martin, back in command of her pitches Rivera, needs to harness her strengths Carlson, better than advertised
  2. Softball fall games

    Crocker has better news and should be back this weekend in some form. Greenwood is done for fall, but I don't think they know yet for spring. If it is surgery, could depend on recovery time.
  3. Softball fall games

    Appears Greenwood is done for fall (shoulder). Crocker may be done for fall (jaw). Schiele is on schedule (knee). Tannon is still limited and not cleared 100% yet. Harris is being treated and monitored (back). Hoping the rest stay healthy through the rest of fall.
  4. Doesn't look or sound like it ever healed from the last surgery. She is slated to have surgery on it again. Given her lack of activity and not dressing the last 2 games, it could be flaring up even more and could make surgery come sooner than later. Poor kid has had some tough injuries she has continuously had to battle through.
  5. Probably not, if it plays out as they plan. She will work some (maybe more) at SS, but barring injuries she is slated to spend more time at 2B.
  6. Jordan will probably never admit it and nothing has been reported (Coach Myers is somewhat Belichick when it comes to discussing injuries, which is understandable), but Jordan did not look like her normal self before the game, during warmups, in the game, and definitely post game. She looked really stiff and uncomfortable. Not making excuses for her, and she would never want anyone to as she is a fierce competitor, but hoping she is ok. Great kid that has had a tough year, but hoping she can make something happen at the right time.
  7. Kayla Braud Cuts Auburn

    Very nice getting some numbers to reference. Kudos my friend!
  8. Corey was not there on Sunday.
  9. It's really not a mechanics issues. It is a pitch recognition issue. Her release was very similar for her rise, screw, and low rise (what they were calling it...but really looked more like a 4 seam fastball). Hence, the girls were just struggling to have enough time (w/her throwing 70mph) to adjust quick enough, without just guessing. On a rise ball pitcher you try to think hit the top half of the ball (much like in baseball trying to hit bottom half on a sink/slider/split type). If you watched her throw, there was also very little difference in every pitch in terms of her approach and gripping....to possibly tip them off. She threw well and had us guessing, so it was a bad combination. All you can do is try to learn from it for next time.
  10. Softball Redshirts for 2017

    Word is Joyner and Gutierrez are planned RS for this year. Tissier is listed as catcher, but can also play 1B/OF. 2 of the MIF's can play OF. Harris is a deadly LHP when she is on. Competition breeds constant improvement. Will get to see exactly where we are in next 4 weeks.
  11. Are They Playing the Music?

    Word is they all can have up to 3 walk out songs. Not sure any of them have 3, but maybe some do. Yes, one of Wallace's is Bad To The Bone. Don't know some of them either Greenwood has Right Now and Abbott has And The Cradle Will Rock.
  12. Not sure Draper is to the level of Howard yet. She still really lacks bat control and the full gambit of slap/hit weapons Tiff possessed. Not even convinced Draper is ready to leadoff. If Crocker was completely healthy, she is a better fit. The fact Draper has been hit for at least 6 times this season tells a lot. Still think she has the ability to add more to her arsenal, which could make her ready for leadoff. Don't think she will ever be allowed to just swing (aka not slapping).
  13. Softball injuries/illness

    https://www.aufamily.com/forums/topic/155623-softball-injuriesillness/ Looks like Draper (knee), Gipson (foot/toe), Greenwood (shoulder), and Carlson (foot) are as good as they will get for the season, barring any other setbacks. Would think Crocker (knee) and McCrackin (head) will be back this week for practice. May have seen the last of Snow for this year. Good thing Veach has shown improvement and pop. Even with some inconsistent hitting and defense, still getting good pitching and should only improve.
  14. Coming out of that trip at 3-1 is an overall positive. Pitching normally starts ahead of hitting, but our bats were abnormally cold from top to bottom. No one player really got dialed in. Maybe Veach for a few AB's, but then had some dismal other AB's. The good news is we are 3-1, have some talented players, and a great hitting coach. I know we'll see it improve over the next few weeks, yes some in part to the change in quality of pitching, but I still like our chances once SEC play rolls around. Our pitching was consistent, so that is also a positive. Defensively, we will be fine. Cooper's 3 errors are more of an anomaly. She won't let it continue. Although those were the only 3 errors, we still have room to improve and we should. Some other balls were misplayed that should be outs, but no error was given on the play. McCrackin and Crocker both seemed to settle in and make plays at 2B, so that is good. Seeing some of the highlights from the other teams around the country, we seemed in line with them with it looking like it was the first weekend of play. We should be able to compete with anyone.
  15. Was anyone able to make it out to the scrimmage? I was hoping someone got some actual eyes on. I read where Copper and Snow were held out of the scrimmage. While precautionary I'm sure, it does raise some concern too. If anyone is able to make it to the practices, it would be interesting to see if they are back active now. I sure hope so!