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scrybe 03-20-2016 02:12 PM

Re: Softball
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sybarite (Post 541712)
OU scored two in the bottom of the sixth to take a 4-2 lead going into the seventh. CLifton doubled, Aviu singled, Pendley sac fly, Miller single.

OU wins. Parker pitches seven innings of relief. Allowed two singles, both by Fowler. Struck out six, walked three. Two great days by Parker.

Great. Thanks, syb.

j2d2 03-20-2016 04:17 PM

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I didnt get to listen to the Alabama game but I'll bet that the Alabama pitcher was throwing a good rise ball. We dont hit a rise ball and cant learn to hit a rise ball(when it's well thrown). That must be a killer pitch.

sybarite 03-20-2016 05:04 PM

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Osorio had the rise ball working so well that she struck out eleven in a row extending through the fifth inning. She had 13 overall. But, OU actually put the ball in play in the sixth with pops and flies. Then, in the seventh, a single, a missed bunt that was popped up, and a home run did her in. Paige got 7.0 innings with 94 pitches. Osorio needed 102 pitches for 6.1 innings since strikeouts may involve some fouls as well. It just takes one swing on a rise ball pitcher when it doesn't fool you..

j2d2 03-20-2016 05:48 PM

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When a rise ball doesnt rise much it's pie on a platter. The Alabama pitcher 2-3 years ago in the championship game (I think)rise-balled us to death. We cant learn to lay off and cant hit when we swing. Qe must depend on the ball hanging.

womenssports 03-20-2016 06:15 PM

Re: Softball
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by j2d2 (Post 542121)
When a rise ball doesnt rise much it's pie on a platter. The Alabama pitcher 2-3 years ago in the championship game (I think)rise-balled us to death. We cant learn to lay off and cant hit when we swing. Qe must depend on the ball hanging.

We have some great young players who are can bat and play defense. Hopefully, they will learn to deal with the rise ball, if they can't now.

As an aside, is Aivu going to break Chamberlain's home run record before she graduates (or whoever holds the record at that time?)

sybarite 03-20-2016 06:27 PM

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The rise ball, like a lot of curves, probably isn't in the strike zone. If you leave it low, it is very hittable. It only works if it gets you to swing, thinking it is going to be a waist high or slightly higher fast ball. Then, it continues its climb out of the zone. Most hitters don't hit balls that are at eye level. Trayna was the Bama pitcher a few years ago. Hoover threw it for LSU last year.

If you get a really good hitter, they lay off the rise ball and force you to bring it down. Some rise ball pitchers have nothing if forced to throw it waist high. But, even good hitters often pull it if it is high. Lauren hit two home runs in the last game last year. She had Osorio figured out. I'm only disappointed when our seniors have trouble with the rise. Both Kelsey and Paige throw the rise, but it isn't the only thing.

sybarite 03-20-2016 09:31 PM

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#2-2 Michigan: lost 9-16
#4-6 Alabama: won 2-0
#7-8 Washington: lost 3-10
#16-14 UCLA: won 11-7
#17-22 Minnesota: lost twice, 0-1, 10-12
#22-24 Fresno State: won 3-2
#24-25 Oregon State: lost 4-6
#---23 Nebraska: won 4-2

Others receiving votes:
Utah: won 6-2
Long Beach State: won 7-0
BYU: won twice, 8-0 in 5, 3-0

We are 4-5 against ranked teams.

sybarite 03-21-2016 08:01 AM

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Top 25

Rank Team Record (Record against top 25)
1-1 Florida 30-1 (9-1, 4-0 non-conference)
2-2 Michigan 21-2 (4-2)
3-3 Auburn 26-4 (1-3, 0-1 non-conference)
4-6 Alabama 26-5 (5-4, 3-2 non-conference)
5-5 Louisiana-Lafayette 22-2 (2-2)

6-4 LSU 25-5 (4-4, 1-1 non-conference)
7-8 Washington 19-5 (6-5, 6-3 non-conference)
8-7 Oregon 22-4 (5-4, 3-4 non-conference)
8-9 James Madison 22-2 (6-2)
10-11 Texas A&M 27-3 (5-2, 3-1 non-conference)

11-10 Florida State 23-3 (3-2)
12-12 Georgia 25-4 (1-2)
13-17 Missouri 20-4 (2-2)
14-13 Oklahoma 21-6 (4-5)
15-15 Kentucky 24-5 (3-1)

16-14 UCLA 18-8 (2-7)
17-22 Minnesota 19-9 (3-4)
18-21 Arizona State 22-9 (3-4)
19-16 Tennessee 21-8 (0-8, 0-4 non-conference)
20-18 Arizona 20-9 (5-6, 3-5 non-conference)

21-20 Baylor 23-6 (2-2)
22-24 Fresno State 18-8-1 (0-4-1)
23-19 Notre Dame 22-3 (1-2)
24-25 Oregon State 20-6-1 (2-2-1)
25---Texas 19-6 (0-1)
-----Nebraska 18-9 (1-3)

Notice how few games Texas has played against top 25 teams. OU has played nine.

SoonerNorm 03-23-2016 01:39 PM

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http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArti...CLID=210828589

OUFinalFour 03-24-2016 04:08 PM

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Really excited to see how the rest of the season goes. We have some oustanding freshmen and a very good pitcher, when she is on. If our pitching picks up even more as the season progresses, we might have a shot at another trip to the WCWS. Looking ahead, but next season we have a great chance at getting our third national title.

scrybe 03-25-2016 11:28 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by OUFinalFour (Post 543418)
Really excited to see how the rest of the season goes. We have some oustanding freshmen and a very good pitcher, when she is on. If our pitching picks up even more as the season progresses, we might have a shot at another trip to the WCWS. Looking ahead, but next season we have a great chance at getting our third national title.

Yes, and I believe we have a GREAT chance of making the WCWS this season. These kids Gasso has brought to Norman are elite lvel players, and they'll just get better as the season progresses.

j2d2 03-25-2016 04:11 PM

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It would surprise me if those freshmen hit a slump sometime this season. It would surprise me if they did not. I only hope that they dont do it all at the same time. If they do, my gut timing says that they will regain their form during the regionals. Maybe when they have trouble getting a bat on the ball, our pitching begins to be consistently good and they can carry us until the kids pick it back up.

sybarite 03-25-2016 04:26 PM

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The lineup for OU has been posted on livestats:
http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statm...?id=129828&a=1

RF Miller
3B Romero
C Wodach
LF Knighten
P Parker
2B Clifton
1B Self
CF Pendley
DP Nirschl
SS Arnold

This will be on SoonerVision and KEBC (streamed live)

Radio broadcast: http://thefranchiseok.com/listen-up/franchise-2/

sybarite 03-25-2016 04:39 PM

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I don't see this group of freshmen hitting a wall. We have already played the strongest part of our schedule. They hit it. We have played fifteen games against teams in the top fifty, with only eleven remaining. The eleven include nobody in the top thirteen. Baylor (three games), Tulsa (two), and Tennessee (one) are the only teams that might beat us. Anyone else is a pretty good upset. Our freshmen have seen the best and have competed.

sybarite 03-25-2016 05:10 PM

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Paige struck out the side in the first. UMKC isn't very good. I think they are #192.

Two out triple by Wodach. But, she was left on third.

sybarite 03-25-2016 05:21 PM

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Two two-out singles for UMKC. But, a force at third results in zero harm.

Self doubles home a run, but the Sooners leave the bases loaded. 1-0

sybarite 03-25-2016 05:42 PM

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UMKC leads off with two singles, but they are stranded.

In the bottom of the third, Knighten doubled, Clifton singled her home, Pendley doubled home two runs, and Nirschl singled home Pendley. 5-0 after three.

sybarite 03-25-2016 06:01 PM

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Fourth
Three strikeouts and a walk for UMKC.
5-0

Romero hit a blast reminiscent of Lauren, over the left field bleachers and on to a soccer field. But, the next three hitters grounded out. 6-0.

sybarite 03-25-2016 06:14 PM

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Fifth: KC leads off with a single. But, a foul pop and two ground balls strand her at first.

Aviu hit a walk-off grand slam, 10-0.

j2d2 03-26-2016 08:06 AM

Re: Softball
 
Paige wasnt at her sharpest, but her control is getting better.

OUFinalFour 03-26-2016 09:39 PM

Re: Softball
 
OU beat UMKC 8-4 today. They are 23-6 on the year now.

Stringmusic 03-28-2016 01:34 AM

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Thanks, Syb. We have some freshmen who can hit.

scrybe 03-28-2016 10:30 AM

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Pendley now a sophomore is beginning to mature into the type of hitting threat I envisioned when she was signed by Gasso. And Romero, Aviu and Knighten will all be superstars.

I'm not quite sold yet on our pitching staff, however. With the freshmen still learning the ropes, we need Paige to be as dominant as she was last season.

sybarite 03-28-2016 01:57 PM

Re: Softball
 
Hitting:
http://stats.ncaa.org/team/522/stats/12381

Pitching:
http://stats.ncaa.org/team/522/stats...egory_id=10841

tycat947 03-28-2016 02:18 PM

Re: Softball
 
Anyone know why Whitney didn't play this weekend? Ill? Or, hopefully not, injured?


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