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Old 05-18-2019, 04:27 PM   #3851
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G finishes w/ a no-no & 16 K’s; Clifton hits a 2 run HR, 4-0 F.
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:03 PM   #3852
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That was a terrfic win. The offense wasn't in high gear, but G was dominant and kept the Badgers at bay throughout.

That foul-ball call in the seventh was absurd, and that the ump kept yapping at Coach Gasso was just as bad. I know that's the home plate ump's call, but is he not allowed to ask the third-base ump for help?
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:17 PM   #3853
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That was a terrfic win. The offense wasn't in high gear, but G was dominant and kept the Badgers at bay throughout.

That foul-ball call in the seventh was absurd, and that the ump kept yapping at Coach Gasso was just as bad. I know that's the home plate ump's call, but is he not allowed to ask the third-base ump for help?
Close calls are part of the game. Once the ump makes the call, that's it. What I like is that the Sooners overcame the call to score 2 big insurance runs in the inning. That is what champions do. Don't mope about it. Fight on. They did. Good win.

"G" has been something else. So impressive.

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Old 05-18-2019, 05:26 PM   #3854
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Close calls are part of the game. Once the ump makes the call, that's it. What I like is that the Sooners overcame the call to score 2 big insurance runs in the inning. That is what champions do. Don't mope about it. Fight on. They did. Good win.
It wasn't a close call -- it was an obviously bad call. The ball clearly hit the bag, and the obvious cloud of chalk that arose when it did just confirmed it.

Otherwise, I agree with everything you've said, but umps ask for help all the time (perhaps more often in baseball than in softball, but it happens in softball, too). The goal, especially at this point in the season, is to get the call correct, not to protect the ump's fragile ego (which clearly had taken over as he stood there and lectured Coach Gasso).
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:31 PM   #3855
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I think the ump was in the situation that he had made the call and couldnt back down.
I've seldom seen so many balls pitched in the dirt by all pitchers.
Today's offense reminded me of the performance in last years World Series - "Come on , let's all watch their pitcher throw strikes but dont swing" This game belongs to GJ.
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:31 PM   #3856
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I don't care that it was the home plate umpire's call. IF you didn''t have a perfect view, or if there is that much controversy, wouldn't it be a good idea to gather the umpires together to see if anyone had seen anything that might help? ---like chalk dust? The failure to even request input was rather arrogant.
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:35 PM   #3857
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Juarez was awesome! Sixteen strikeouts in a no hit game is phenomenal.

“G” and Lopez are so good, it doesn’t seem fair to the rest of the field in this regional. Not that I want them to sit out a game or stop throwing strikes to give our opponents a better chance!

Is this OU’s best team ever? I honestly can’t think of a better team in my recent memory.
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:46 PM   #3858
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My problem with the Ump’s bad call is that he didn’t make an effort to get in the best position to watch the ball down the line and kick up chalk when it bounced on and over the base.

I get that was the Ump’s call. But it makes no sense that a rule prevented him from asking the third base official for help. She was in a much better position to make that call than an Ump who obviously couldn’t see a cloud of chalk dust bigger than LeBron throws up in pregame.
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:53 PM   #3859
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I get that was the Ump’s call. But it makes no sense that a rule prevented him from asking the third base official for help.
So he was prevented by rule from asking for help? If so, that needs to change.
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:58 PM   #3860
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Juarez was awesome! Sixteen strikeouts in a no hit game is phenomenal.

“G” and Lopez are so good, it doesn’t seem fair to the rest of the field in this regional. Not that I want them to sit out a game or stop throwing strikes to give our opponents a better chance!

Is this OU’s best team ever? I honestly can’t think of a better team in my recent memory.
If this team goes on to win the natty definitely yes. If not definitely no. It would be more obvious is the Sooners go on to extend their 41 game winning streak to 48 giving them the all time winning streak record in addition to the natty which they could do by winning out at the regional, super regional and win their first 4 at the WCWS.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:07 PM   #3861
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Texas survives, 3-2 in 8.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:21 PM   #3862
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If this team goes on to win the natty definitely yes. If not definitely no. It would be more obvious is the Sooners go on to extend their 41 game winning streak to 48 giving them the all time winning streak record in addition to the natty which they could do by winning out at the regional, super regional and win their first 4 at the WCWS.
Agree. At this point, I would favor the 2013 OU team. I hope the 2019 team can win it all, then they would be hard to argue against.

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2013 WCWS LogoTop-seeded Oklahoma made quick work of its opponents en route to a third-straight trip to the Women's College World Series. Hosting the Norman Regional, OU went 3-0 with a combined score of 41-6 in a win over Marist and two over Arkansas.

The Sooners then hosted No. 16 Texas A&M in the Super Regional but easily bested the Aggies, winning each game by run-rule and outscoring A&M 18-2.

Keilani Ricketts opened the 2013 WCWS with a 7-1 no-hitter against eighth-seeded Michigan, the 17th in history. From there, OU took down Big 12-rival No. 10 Texas with a 10-2, five-inning win and then defeated 11th-ranked Washington, 6-2, to earn a date with No. 7 Tennessee in the Championship Series.

Game one featured 10 scoreless innings before Tennessee hit a three-run home run in the 11th. OU responded with three runs of its own in the bottom, including a pair of run-producing hits with the Sooners down to their final strike. In the 12th inning, Lauren Chamberlain hit a two-run, walk-off home run to get the win.

In game two, Ricketts drove in all four runs, while Michelle Gascoigne struck out 12 in a three-hit shutout to give Oklahoma its second national title.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:23 PM   #3863
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The best teams tend to have two things other than just being good. You have at least one hitter, maybe two, like a Lauren Chamberlain, Keilani Ricketts, Sydney Romero, Shay Knighten who tend to step up at big moments.

Shay, perhaps because of her injuries last year and this, had a unique ability to get a huge hit in the CWS, doing it in two straight series, game-winning HR type hits against good pitchers. She has had remarkably few home runs and key doubles, but they come at key times. Lauren and Keilani did that. Shay was often accompanied by big hits by Romero.

If you have great pitching like the Paiges or Kelani, you need more than just a 350 hitter or a good hitter. You need that person who steps up in the biggest stage.

Shay did it as a freshman. But, I don't know that I have ever seen a bigger stage than the 17th inning shot to win that game. Then, she turned around and hit a bases-loaded double to right center driving in three of our four runs to win the next game. Two big hits like that make you a great team.

Do we have it this year? Could it be Romero and Caleigh or Alo? Caleigh seems to be learning to play on center stage.

Then, after Keilani wins a big game with a double while Lauren gets a key HR, you get a shutout by your #2 starter in the title game? That is greatness. That team had it. The two teams with our freshmen had it. Who makes this year great?
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:43 PM   #3864
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Good question. It will be fun to watch. To win it all, someone will likely need to step up in a big moment and make a big play.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:34 PM   #3865
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It’s a rematch with Wisky. They just walked off with a 3 run bomb to culminate a 5 run bottom of the 7th to edge Notre Dame 5-4.
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:21 PM   #3866
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It’s a rematch with Wisky. They just walked off with a 3 run bomb to culminate a 5 run bottom of the 7th to edge Notre Dame 5-4.
Wow. I flipped over to watch KEY LARGO when they popped it up with bases loaded in the sixth, but I just watched the bottom of the seventh on the ESPN app. Crazy comeback (and questionable slide at second -- would that have been the final out if it'd been ruled an illegal slide?)
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Wow. I flipped over to watch KEY LARGO when they popped it up with bases loaded in the sixth, but I just watched the bottom of the seventh on the ESPN app. Crazy comeback (and questionable slide at second -- would that have been the final out if it'd been ruled an illegal slide?)
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:52 AM   #3868
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1:00 PM Oklahoma/Wisconsin (is Wis wins, 3:30 PM)
2:00 PM Louisville/Northwestern (if NW wins, 3:30 PM)


3:30 PM Houston/ Texas (if Texas wins, 6:00 PM)
1:00 PM Alabama/ Arizona State (3:30 PM if ASU wins)

11:00 AM Florida/Boise State (if BS wins, 1:30 PM)
11:00 AM Tennessee/North Carolina (if NC wins, 1:30 PM)

Oklahoma State won regional
11:00 AM Florida State/South Carolina (if SC wins, 1:30 PM)

8:00 PM Washington/Seattle (if Seattle wins, 10:30 PM)
11:00 AM Kentucky/Virginia Tech (if VPI wins, 1:30 PM)

2:00 PM Louisiana/Ole Miss (if Ole Miss wins, 4:30 PM)
6:00 PM Arizona/Auburn (8:30 if Aub wins)

Georgia/Drake
3:00 PM Georgia/Drake winner/Minnesota (if Ga or Drake wins, 5:30 PM)
3:00 PM Texas Tech/LSU (if Tech wins, 5:30 PM)

3:00 PM Michigan/James Madison (if JM wins, 5:30 PM)
4:00 PM UCLA/Missouri (if Mizzou wins, 6:30 PM)
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:04 AM   #3869
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Thank you for that very useful schedule. The OU site says the 1:00 PM Oklahoma/Wisconsin game is telecast on ESPN3.

Happily, I am able to view the games on WatchESPN via my Cox connections.

That was a heck of a comeback win by Wisconsin last night! I presume that OU will start Mariah Lopez in the 1pm game.

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My on screen guide says our 1:00 game will be on ESPN.
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:44 AM   #3871
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My on screen guide says our 1:00 game will be on ESPN.
Mine too. That’s a change since I checked it earlier this morning. Channel 206 on DrectTV.
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My on screen guide says our 1:00 game will be on ESPN.
Thanks! Better yet!

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The So Caroline-FSU game, currently on ESPN, is going to extend past 1pm CT.
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We're on ESPNnews and the app for now.
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We're on ESPNnews and the app for now.
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