2019 Softball

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

  1. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    UT loses both games in today's double-header: 6-2 to OSU and 2-0 to ISU(!). Looks like the bats have gone silent and Mike White is trying to juggle the lineup to find a spark. The Big 12 tournament is no biggie since everyone knows OU is going to win it. The thing I worry about is how it affects our RPI and chances of hosting a super-regional.
     
  2. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    No biggie? Well I guess that is ok to say because we went down so quickly but it’s one of those things that had we won, and we were looking soooo good for 5 innings, it would have been a biggie. Really feel badly for the girls but that’s how it’s gone. Hookem and pick yourself up - go lady Horns.
     
  3. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    The ump certainly wasn't doing Texas any favors, but why can't our team recognize the same thing? OSU wasn't swinging at anything that wasn't perfect yet Texas was swinging at anything in the same zip code. The men's batting disorder disease has infected the softball team. Why weren't they quarantined?
     
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  4. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Horns hosting a regional as the #9 seed. Will open with Sam Houston while the Aggies will play Houston.

    Good luck Ladies!!!

    :hookem:
     
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  5. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Well, two losses in the Big 12 tournament hurt us as much as I'd feared. Dropping from #6 to a #9 seed. I had worried about the Horn's hitting with the anemic output against Baylor. I had hoped that they would mentally regroup with the Big 12 tournament, but the bats and the patience went even further South.

    Looking at the opponents, they either gifted us an easy round or thought so little of us they gave us two teams on the "Last 4 In" category.

    Hopefully, they get their heads on right Friday.
     
  6. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Just got back from a frustrating lost to SHSU. The hitting slump I feared we were stuck is still there. When we had players on 1st and 2nd, Mike White was signaling to his hitters to "keep the ball down" by taking his hands and motioning them downward....only to see them pop up high and lazy for easy outs.

    And Jenae J. Whew. Her head was not in the right place.
    1) late to covering second, requiring a throw to 1st that made it in time.
    2) dropping an easy infield fly, which led the home run to be a 2 runs instead of 1
    3) late to first covering a bunt, but making in time to receive the ball

    If they can't get their act together by Saturday, then it'll be a bitter lesson for next year.
     
  7. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

  8. Creek

    Creek 500+ Posts

    Sheesh Sam?!
     
  9. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    They are good. Their recruiting effort is aimed at those who who either cannot handle the academics a major school or are just below major school requirements when they are sophomores in high school and are forced by the "system" to commit. Unfortunately once committed they usually honor that commitment.

    It is the same system in sports that feature a club system - basically every sport except football. Good for some rich kids; bad for most disadvantaged kids.
     
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  10. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Wow, we better put aggy out of their misery or we've just accomplished about the same thing as we have the last decade overall. All the flashy changes and transfers will have been for nothing much.
     
  11. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    I'll be at the game vs. A&M today. My regular season seatmates who got seats at or near their season ticket seats (as did we) said that the Aggie fans there for their game vs. Houston were a bunch of nasty a&&holes. I mean, not just pumped up, but nasty. Fortunately, we'll be there at our ticketed seats to displace the squatters. But have to hear their dumb cheers.
     
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  12. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Horns take out Aggy 3-2 in their first game then beat Sam Houston 3-0 in the late game in which Elish only gave up one hit.

    Now have to beat Houston twice on Sunday to move on to the super.
     
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  13. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    I was shocked to see Elish pitch back-to-back complete games. Better pack her in ice for Houston. I heard the interview that Mike White gave to Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden where they agreed, "You can't win if your horse is on the bench" i.e. you can't win of your best pitcher isn't starting.

    And of course, I screamed in person and at the TV at all the dumb errors.

    Gah!
     
  14. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    I wonder if today's strategy might be to mix up pitching with a short leash on mistakes or just go straight Elish. Its a LOT to ask her to pitch 4 games in two days and expect to win all 4.
     
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  15. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Of the 16 seeded teams hosting regionals only Texas , Northwestern and Ole Miss have a loss with OSU already advancing.

    I am stunned to see Ole Miss hosting a 52-4 Louisiana Ragin Cajun team. Even playing an easier schedule 52-4 is impressive and Ole Miss is in trouble.

    I think Northwestern has a good chance of beating Louisville twice today.

    Not sure what will happen in Austin. With our offensive problems lately I have a hard time thinking Houston won't score enough to win one game especially with Elish worn out. We'll see.
     
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  16. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Come on Ladies! We need to beat Houston Twice Today!
    Marinda Elish is a Warrior! :bevo::bevo::bevo::bevo::bevo::bevo::bevo:
     
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  17. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Horns take the first game 5-2!! Didn't get to see the game and Elish gave up 8 hits but only 2 runs. Clearly she's tired but was able to spray them out which is the sign of a winner. One more?

    Regional championship coming up next. :hookem:


    He he, OU lost to Wisconsin 2-1 so they play tonight again.....Go Badgers for the Region Championship!!! :ousucks::ousucksnana::ousucks::ousucksnana:
     
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  18. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Miranda Elish, we are not worthy!!!!!!

    (and thanks for transferring from Oregon)
     
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  19. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Got it done!! Texas wins 7-0 scoring 6 runs in the 7th inning to put it away in an otherwise close contest.

    On to play Alabama in Tuscaloosa in the super. :hookem:
     
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  20. longhorn47

    longhorn47 250+ Posts

    Let's hope the bats stay alive in AL. These ladies deserve a trip to OKC!!
     
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  21. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    So far every seeded team has advanced. Here's what's left:

    #3 Washington leading in their championship game 2-0.

    #2 UCLA leading 8-1 in their elimination/championship game.

    #7 Minnesota in a never ending rain delay with no losses but three teams still alive.

    I don't recall ever seeing every seeded team advance.
     
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  22. UTexRulz23

    UTexRulz23 100+ Posts

    Didn’t it happen last year?
     
  23. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    LOL, maybe I was so pissed at another early exit I didn't notice. :whiteflag::whiteflag:
     
  24. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    I loved that they let Elish hit in the 6th and she sent a 2-run double out to the gap. She is a hunk o' woman.
     
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    Last edited: May 20, 2019
  25. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    These guys are going into the Alabama regional on fire! Hope they can keep up the momentum starting Thursday evening! :hookem3:
     
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  26. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Hookem Ladies! :bevo:
     
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  27. jusme828

    jusme828 2,500+ Posts

    Is Shea hurt? Why hasn't she pitched?
     
  28. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    She was injured near the end of the season and they had her on tight pitch count. But, it's now do-or-die and you go with your best pitcher.
     
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  29. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Errors, again, doom the Horns. Gah. I hope they can pull it out tomorrow.
     
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  30. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    I think scoring 0 is a bigger concern for me.
     

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