2020 Softball Season

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

  1. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    After a long weekend of play, some stat comparisons:
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    The big jump is the horrible second game against Lipscomb.
     
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  2. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    Stats are for losers !!!!
    We find out what kind of team we have with Ws and Ls over the next few days going against real teams like UCLA, Washington, Louisiana, Michigan. Hope we are good this year, because we will be without Elish next year.
     
  3. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Ws and Ls are in itself, "stats"
     
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  4. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    No they are your RECORD.
     
  5. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    If we can go 2-2 or better we will be ok. Those teams are solid.
     
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  6. racerx5908

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  7. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    After the loss to Fresno State and the squeaker to beat Michigan, I was contemplating how well our team was doing, compared to our historical experience. The last, best team to make it to the WCWS was the 2013 team led by senior Blaire Luna.*

    My memory of that team was that we always went into games pretty sure that we were going to win and that Blaire was going to be pitching 2 out of 3 games of a 3-game stand. And, we hovered at the #4 spot for long time, even after some losses.

    Doing a count of W-L of 2013 and comparing it to 2020, I find that we were/are both 19-3 after 22 games.

    In 2013, the 3 losses at the 22 game mark were:
    1) Tulsa - okay, they went 42-16-1 that year
    2) Hofstra - hunh? okay, they went 46-13 that year
    3) Fordham - wtf? mmm, they went 36-23

    So far our three losses:
    1) Duke - now 14-4
    2) Louisiana - now 13-5
    3) Fresno State - now 15-4

    Not bad. This will be helpful when it comes to the RPI and deciding hosting of Regionals/Super-Regionals.

    I hope we don't get dinged for having construction going on at McCombs. Some negatives:
    1) one dugout does not have restrooms. They have two porta-potties in the shared bullpen or using the public women's restrooms (which is what visiting players have mostly been using)
    2) Sharing bullpen and batting cages. Visiting teams have to trot over to the far right crossing behind home plate coming/going during the game. They do this during breaks in the batting.

    I've been there in my seats when an NCAA official comes by for "grading" purposes to check out our stadium near the end of the year to give a report back about conditions (field, stands, ushers, etc...) when considering awarding regionals.

    *I asked my 16 yr daughter if she remembered Blaire pitching when she was 9. She said yes, but she found it boring that Blaire pitched almost every single time! Oh, to be a 9 year old!
     
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  8. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 500+ Posts

    Just
    Speaking of Oklahoma. Does anyone know if G Juarez is injured this season? I looked and saw she has only pitched 6 innings total this season. I was wondering if she is coming back from an injury or did she just get passed up by other pitchers??
     
  9. Moooooo

    Moooooo 5,000+ Posts

     
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  10. xdxmmxchxxl

    xdxmmxchxxl 100+ Posts

    I don’t think any specifics have been released but I would think it has to be an injury, there’s no way she’s down the depth chart. She’s a beast. Hate it for her, love it for us. Hoping she has a speedy recovery, starting March 23rd ;)
     
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  11. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Once again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder
     
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  13. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Progress on the new softball annex:
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    Right side of picture is where the original location and to be restored bullpen(?).
     
  14. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Next thing needed will be adding seats to the main structure. If Mike White keeps winning they will need them. I understand some games are already completely sold out.
     
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  15. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    People who say this don't understand how they play a role in the W & L numbers. It's one way coaches know what's working and not working with their team. I have never met a coach who doesn't use stats to help make coaching decisions.
     
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  16. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

     
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  18. racerx5908

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  19. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts


    And the upcoming weekend games have been cancelled. Better safe than infected.
     
  20. longhorn47

    longhorn47 250+ Posts

    Well, fvck!! The season's gone. What a damn shame because these girls had a real shot this year...
     
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  21. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 500+ Posts


    My prayers have been answered
     
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  22. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Got my email from ticket office I can:
    1) "donate" the value of my remaining tickets to the school in support of student athletes
    2) get a credit for the unused tickets and the unused pro-rated value of my parking pass (nice)
    3) get cash back for unused portions

    2020 is officially outta here. No mythical July WCWS.
     
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  23. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Texas cracks me up. The wealthiest athletic department probably in the world is asking you to donate your ticket funds to support the athletes? What a joke. I'm guessing the revenue from season tickets this year is under $10k with 1/3 or more of the games already played. If everyone wanted their money back they're only at risk for maybe $6k.
     
  24. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Hey, you never know until you ask! Ha-ha. If they had said something like, "If you would like to donate credits towards GA tickets for teams or organizations next season" (high school or club softball teams), then maybe I would have considered it.
     
  25. NBhornfan

    NBhornfan 25+ Posts

    I really hope in the down time Coach Singleton gets even more work with the hitters and they come back next year mashing even more.
     
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  26. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 500+ Posts

    As of right now teams are not allowed to practice and all facilities have been closed and most of the athletes have already been dismissed to return home during this time. Hopefully they are still putting in work on this hiatus to come back better next season.
     
  27. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

  28. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 500+ Posts


    Congratulations to Miranda Elish!! Can't wait to see what she brings next seaosn. Everyone better be scared next season when they play Texas because she is getting Another year of coaching from Mike White and Steve Singleton so there is no telling how dominant she will be in 2021:hookem::hookem:
     
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  29. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Final season rankings, or what I call "Everyone Gets a Participation Trophy" ranking
    Yellow = they didn't provide a final ranking
    Red = changes since Week 5 ranking
    Washington-Texas swapped places
    Oregon-Louisiana swapped palces
    Kentucky bumped OK-State
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  30. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Great interview with Miranda Elish from the Big 12. She is a classy representative for Texas Softball!
     
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