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Old 06-06-2020, 11:08 AM   #4326
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OU adds South Carolina transfer Jana Johns

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Old 06-06-2020, 12:07 PM   #4327
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Considering the quality of players already on Patty's roster, plus the incoming freshmen and those committed for the following year, I'm not so sure how much impact Jana Johns will have on the softball team.

Johns is a good/very good player, both offensively and defensively. But we've got better coming this fall and even more next year. JMHO
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:51 PM   #4328
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It's amusing to go back and read the speculation about the incoming freshman class of Sid, Shay, CC, etc now that they have graduated with 2 national championships. Who knew? We'll probably never see another team to match the 2013 team but that bunch of kids came close.
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Old 06-06-2020, 04:12 PM   #4329
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Man, this next season has the potential to be a great one with all of the talent we'll have! Fingers crossed! Definitely a bright future ahead for this team!
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:30 AM   #4330
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It will be interesting to watch Jana Johns and Eliyah Flores battle for the starting 3rd base spot.
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:36 AM   #4331
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Donít count out Puni.
Gasso said Zaida is a really strong presence at third base. Again, looking at her and her body and her style, she's made to play third base in college. That position requires a special athlete. You've got to be fearless and have great instincts, move well, understand the game, have a good arm and be able to throw from different angles. Zaida can do all that.
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Old 06-09-2020, 07:49 PM   #4332
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This will be a battle. I think Johns wins it because of experience, however, Puni can't be ignored. I think Flores would really have to turn it on to win the position. Gasso will field the best players.
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Old 06-09-2020, 08:06 PM   #4333
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It's amusing to go back and read the speculation about the incoming freshman class of Sid, Shay, CC, etc now that they have graduated with 2 national championships. Who knew? We'll probably never see another team to match the 2013 team but that bunch of kids came close.
The 2016 team was amazing. They struggled in February and March but found the magic. A big reason for this was the leadership of two holdovers from 2013, Erin Miller and Kady Self. They were spectacular in leading the team. It was Sooner Magic all year. It is amazing that they finished: 2016 National Champs, 2017 National Champs, 2018 Fourth Place, 2019 National Runner Up.

The 2013 team was probably the best softball team ever. They were on a mission from the moment they lost the "rain" game for the championship in 2012. They had it all. Pitching with Ricketts and Gascoigne. Power with Chamberlain, Pendley, Ricketts, and Shults. Unmatched speed with Turang, Martinez, and Parsons. Their defense was the best in the nation. However, their mission was serious even with the attributes because they wanted to win so bad. It was amazing.
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Old 06-10-2020, 06:15 AM   #4334
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I am not one to dwell in the past as that is history and today and tomorrow is the future to be. But it is difficult to not so fondly remember that 2013 team and its mission. No question Self & Miller were two of the real keys to that team's success.
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Old 06-10-2020, 05:20 PM   #4335
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I, too, am convinced that the 2016 team's success (and therefore the 2017 team's) was due to the leadership of Erin and Self. Apparently the 2013 team was so concentrated on winning the championship that they didnt pay much attention to the incoming freshmen. Erin said that she and Kady wanted to change that and make the incoming freshmen feel welcome and comfortable.
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Old 06-11-2020, 01:49 AM   #4336
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I, too, am convinced that the 2016 team's success (and therefore the 2017 team's) was due to the leadership of Erin and Self. Apparently the 2013 team was so concentrated on winning the championship that they didnt pay much attention to the incoming freshmen. Erin said that she and Kady wanted to change that and make the incoming freshmen feel welcome and comfortable.
That all started with guess who, Patty Gasso. She brought in Erin and Kady, the captains, and they had a big pow wow before the Fall in 2015. The rest is history. There is not two more incredible young ladies than Erin and Kady. The team was special.
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Old 06-12-2020, 09:20 AM   #4337
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There was a pow wow????? I missed that, I love to go to pow wows.


oh wait....maybe you just meant they had a meeting. sorry. my mistake.
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