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  1. Softball Recruiting Areas

    Emmah Rolfe looks pretty good.
  2. Softball vs. Missouri game 2

    PM sent. stop posting in thread about the moderation.
  3. Sotball vs. Missouri - game 1

    Damn, that sucks.
  4. Sotball vs. Missouri - game 1

    This is the time to give KC a break if we want to do something in the playoffs, she's 2nd in the SEC in IP.
  5. Sotball vs. Missouri - game 1

    Yeah, I wouldn't give Chardonnay too long a leash either way, but looking at the forecast there's still a reasonable chance they play G3, I think a cellar visit is still in order. With a 3-0 lead our chance of winning is so high either way that it's kind of a waste to pitch KC again.
  6. Sotball vs. Missouri - game 1

    I wouldn't mind a little wine to close out G1 tbh, keep Kaylee fresh for G3.
  7. Softball vs. Kennesaw State

    When the strike zone is the size of a dime being aggressive is highly overrated. Look at 2017 - we were basically tied with Georgia in runs per game (5.48 vs 5.52) despite a BA that was 2nd last in the conference (Georgia was first) because we took a ton of walks. Reviewing the first 14 batters of G3 vs Ole Miss (4 innings), 7 swung at the first pitch, all 7 hit the ball poorly, with McCrackin getting the only hit on a bloop single. This ump had a small zone as well, they probably could have had a .400 OBP if they went up there with no bat.
  8. Softball vs. ole miss game 3

    Starting Harris is ok, but Swindle is not SEC material imo, with a career .284 BA against vs mostly weak competition (to her credit she gives up very few free passes). And Amanda Roth isn't exactly Kasey Cooper up there, that was her third HR of the year. If you walk her, they could steal 2nd and be one hit away from winning the game.
  9. Draper has a 2 year track record of very good SEC hitting (far exceeding anyone else on the roster), plus an out-of-this-world 2018 non-conference résumé, you have to give her at least a few more weeks. One thing I might do is move Alyssa Rivera back up, she seems to have made an adjustment from her slightly out of control swinging/fielding at the start of this year - she's likely to be our best hitter from this point forward. The one somewhat interesting question is what to do with Makenna Dowell when Taylon returns. The obvious thing would just be to bench her, but if the players were robots I would put MD at 3rd, Veach at 1st, and split Tannon/Justus at DP (JP could play some 1st as well). Politically I think just benching her is the play though.
  10. Softball "Woman" Crush Thread

    I'll go with McKenna Dowell - great hustle and she looked good at the plate against ASU - I think she'll be a big part of Auburn's future.
  11. softball vs. Alabama State

    Watching a replay of this, the amazing thing is the ASU pitcher actually looks pretty good. She threw hard, was all around the zone, but got bad framing from her catcher, bad defense and an ump who squeezed her hard. That and Auburn did an amazing job swinging at only strikes and laying off close balls. Good sign for the Tigers.
  12. Softball vs. uat game 3

    Looking at the highlights , Rivera's HR swing was very smooth and controlled, a lot like her 2017 swings vs the max effort 2018 swings, I hope the smooth and controlled continues.
  13. Softball vs. uat game 3

    I do agree that it's kind of cheap to realize the other team made a mistake, and then wait for that player to do something before reporting it. But the problem is enforcing some type of "she already made a catch/batted" rule. How exactly do you prove she did those things. In this case it would have been obvious b/c Podany just caught a ball the batter before, but it a lot of cases it wouldn't be.
  14. Softball vs. uat game 3

    But is a subsection of "8�3�3�3 If the unreported/misreported player is reported by the defense before the offensive coach in violation informs the umpire and:" That didn't occur in this case, the offensive coach (Bama) reported it. This is part of "8�3�3�5 If the unreported/misreported player is reported by the offense before the defensive coach in violation informs the umpire, and:" 8�3�3�5�1 The unreported/misreported player has made a play, but the next pitch has not yet been thrown, the pitcher and all infielders clearly have not vacated their normal fielding positions and have not left fair territory, or it is the last play of the game, and the umpires have not yet left the field� EFFECT—The unreported/misreported player is declared officially in the game. The offensive team has the option of taking the result of the play or having the last batter return and assume the ball and strike count she had before the report of the unreported/misreported player with each base runner returning to the base legally occupied at the time of the last pitch. If a pitch was thrown after the play and then it was reported by bama, then there would have been no penalty. 8�3�3�5�2 The unreported/misreported player has made a play, and the next pitch has been thrown, or the pitcher and all infielders have clearly vacated their normal fielding positions and have left fair territory� 8�3�3�5�3 The unreported/misreported player has not made a play, and a pitch has been thrown� EFFECT—( and—The unreported/misreported player is declared officially in the game, and all play will stand.
  15. Softball vs. uat game 3

    Auburn wins!