2019 Softball

Discussion in 'Softball' started by BabHorn, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Starting soon. Horns ranked second in preseason poll by coaches.
    Big 12 coaches set a high bar for Texas ahead of the 2019 softball season | Hookem.com
     
  2. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    One juco transfer who came in this Fall has left. I think she saw all those ex-Ducks and figured she wouldn't get much playing time. I'm wondering when other shoes will drop as well.
     
  3. UTexRulz23

    UTexRulz23 100+ Posts

    Hope Patty’s vote is good locker room material.
     
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  6. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

  7. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    With expectations raised, Texas softball is ready to open a new era (and season) | Hookem.com
     
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  8. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    Anyone know any more about this?
     
  9. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Weather pushes the start of Texas' softball season back to Saturday | Hookem.com
     
  10. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Mike White era begins with a 5 inning run rule game (8-0) against Boston College.
     
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    Last edited: Feb 9, 2019
  11. BabHorn

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  12. longhorn47

    longhorn47 250+ Posts

    Elish loses her perfect game in the 4th with a hard single up the middle...but 6-4-3 erases the runner. On to the bottom of the 4th...Horns up 4-0
     
  13. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    V.V. Impressed the with the debut of Longhorn Softball. Two consecutive run-ruled games? When was the last time Texas even came close to that?

    And the Oregon transfers are all they were touted to be.
     
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  14. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    I looked over last year's record. I counted 5 games where Texas run-ruled their opponents....out of 59 games. And 3 game into the season, 2 run-ruled games. Getting excited this might be like the days of Blaire Luna (solid pitching) paired with good hitting and aggressive base running (Hoagland, Stephens, Ogle, Thom, Washington) in 2013.

    UPDATED: In 2013, on their way to the final 4 of the WCWS they won 13 games via the run rule.
     
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  15. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 1,000+ Posts

    The hitting is one thing (3 out of 4 games by run rule this weekend) but they only gave up 3 runs (only 1 earned) in 4 games. Very impressive debut for Coach Whites 1st UT squad.
     
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  16. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    Saw some aggressive base running today. That reminds me of the "old" days when our base running was so aggressive it got into the heads of the opposing pitchers and their infield.

    Also, now we have two solid starting pitchers with the third-day pitchers a mish-mash of Adams or O'Leary. Feeling good and hope to see more in the upcoming tournament in St. Pete.
     
  17. longhorn47

    longhorn47 250+ Posts

    Wonder what White's philosophy is regarding pitchers? Does he use more than 2 starters?
     
  18. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    I sure did like what I saw this weekend. Didn't make out to any of the games, just too cold, but sure did enjoy what I saw on LHN. This team is going to be fun to watch!
     
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  19. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    And UT run-rules Cal, 10-0. Holy smokes, this would be the second game I've seen them perform a double-steal of home.

    Me Likey!
     
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  20. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    I've been wondering how to quantify what I've been saying about this year's team other than, "Wow, this team is good" and "Man, this team is going to be fun to watch this year". So, I went to the UT web site and downloaded some stats and put it into a spreadsheet. I'm not a softball/baseball stat nerd. I just picked up key offense and defensive numbers that were easy to put into a sheet and sum up. [sorry, you'll have to click on images to enlarge]

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    I'm not sure I've got the "juice" to keep charting the rest of the year, but maybe.
     
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  21. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    Every handful of games, especially after a tournament, I'll drop a graphical comparison:
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  22. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 1,000+ Posts

    The all-orange unis with the orange shoes look hot. I wish they would wear the orange hats the coaches wear to compliment the look.
     
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  23. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    Ascending.....
     
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  24. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 500+ Posts

    I don't know where this team will end up at the end of the year, but it's sure nice to be able to be excited about softball again. At least it counteracts some of the disappointment with women's BB.
     
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  25. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    In honor of their 7th run-rule game of the year, over Houston Baptist University, the comparison to last year in terms of earned runs (allowed to the opposing team)
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  26. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Wow!
     
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  27. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    Horns are now 15-1, with wins over Wisconsin (5-1) and Arizona State (11-4). Another stat comparison:
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  28. racerx5908

    racerx5908 500+ Posts

    Good and bad news today on Day 2 of the tournament at ASU. Good news, Texas wins it's 8th game via run rule beating Princeton 15-2. Bad news, they fall to Wisconsin 3-1 in the 9th inning where they went to international tournament rules and started placing a runner on 2nd base starting in the 8th inning.

    But, they put up their stats pretty quick and here is the next 2018 vs 2019 cumulative comparisons:
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    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
  29. DINO22

    DINO22 1,000+ Posts

    It's great to see the Softball Team doing well.
    Hookem'
     
  30. longhorn47

    longhorn47 250+ Posts

    I know everyone is thrilled with the Oregon transfers and the impact they are having on the team, but where did this Bekah Alcozer come from?! He's turned into a hitting machine!!
     

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