2020 Softball Season

Discussion in 'Softball' started by Ellis21d, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    I stopped by the softball field and took pictures of the construction on the new offices/development center:
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    I think that originally the project was slated to start in June and be done in November - 6 months. So if they really started in October, then they might be done in March. A bit too late for the 2020 season. I asked my wife, who is in the construction business if that was reasonable. She said that if they use CMU (what we call cinder block) for most of the construction, then that was reasonable.
     
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  2. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    :shrug:
    Every player's incoming bio on every team in the NCAA makes them sound one step below Olympic caliber material. So, who knows?
     
  3. Hardballer

    Hardballer < 25 Posts

    I don't think it's reasonable to expect any of the frosh to start as we have all the starters returning plus Ellsworth. Based on sketchy information from the internet and our problems on the left side of the infield, I would think both Popelka and Corona will get a chance to play. Sullivan's bat should allow here to play also. Mardar will probably be future catching depth. Grace Green is a mystery because of injuries although Mike must think there is something still there as he's bringing her in.
    Birdville was only a .500 club this last spring so who knows? Courtney Day can hit the long ball and pitch, but had committed to Sam Houston State (I think) so
    why not more offers? This is not expert analysis but just adding 2 and 2 here and there. I do think the 2020 group is clearly a step up based only on youtube videos and the New Jersey pitcher's ranking.
     
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  4. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 100+ Posts

    Well thats depressing carona won 5a/6a player of the year in Texas so out of anyone I think she can get playing time. Also grace green I think can beat out adams for the 3rd pitcher spot but other than that Texas returns everyone they need. I really hope steve singleton can get the bats going because thats what hurt texas the most last season was the bottom half of the batting lineup but we will see how the fall goes and we can go from there
     
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  5. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Great news! Taylor Ellsworth gets red shirt year approved by NCAA! She has 2 more years of eligibility now.
     
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  6. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Since there was no broadcast or box score for the Texas-LSU scrimmage last night, here is what probably happened based on the Texas twitter account (posting backwards in time):
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    The one surprising fact is Colleen Sullivan doesn't seem to have a twitter account!

    And not surprisingly, everyone (probably) played.
     
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  7. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 100+ Posts

    There was a stream but I found out about it around the 7th inning but janae Jefferson was not in the batting lineup I saw many freshmen really all of them batting and they looked pretty good for the most part. Texas now has dept and the bottom half of the lineup should be able to produce more hits
     
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  8. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Looks like they've loaded up the 2020 schedule:
    2020 Softball Schedule - University of Texas Athletics
    Most interesting are that we're hosting 3 invitationals (yay!) and that we'll be playing Alabama twice at their invitational (whoa!). And, we'll be facing a recent teammate Jaden Hoelker at UT Arlington.
     
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  9. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Wow Coach White not backing away from tough competition! I love that mentality! It has to help with recruiting as well! :hookem3:
     

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