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NatRx

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Some questionable selections especially with  the younger players.  One has yet to hit above .300 at the collegiate level!?


Answer is simple: hand injury affected her offense for 2/3 of her freshman season

In her last 13 games before postseason, she hit 0.310, then 0.320 in the NCAA tournament. During this time, she ended up hitting 43% of her total RBI's, 50% of her total doubles, 40% of her HR's and struck out only 3 times.
With the Jr Team at the World Cup (against National Teams), she led the team hitting 0.550, then broke (Stacey Nuveman & Alyssa Palomino's) Tournament records at the Jr .World Championship (20/29 (0.690), 6 HR, 30 RBI).
Note: she did this playing alongside teammates that hit above 0.300 at the collegiate level.

That injury broke her heart. Thank goodness it didn't break her spirit. She came out of it with a renewed outlook & mental approach. Really looking forward to seeing how she can build upon that.
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Damn Bro, someone pushed your button. Had to sign up just to respond. 🤔😂😂


Yeah, Bro. How else are you supposed to respond without signing up?🤔🙄🙄
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Wow! Make a logical comment, and someone pushed my button? It’s just common sense.
After reading all this for a few years, some of it good, some of it bad, carry on Softball Snobs.
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Surprised Megan Good didn’t get an invite


I think she would have to show more promise against top ranked opponents before she would get invited. She is superb and don’t get me wrong could have a shot at a spot but someone like Kelly Barnhill puts up those numbers in arguably the top power 5 conference

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Ricketts, Abbott and Kretschmann... starting to round into form



Probably want to get Abbott back into a big international tournament

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I think she would have to show more promise against top ranked opponents before she would get invited. She is superb and don’t get me wrong could have a shot at a spot but someone like Kelly Barnhill puts up those numbers in arguably the top power 5 conference


Surely you jest. 

Good's record against like teams is very good. Granted playing in the weaker CAA is a blemish however, her stats don't lie. Besides, Good & Barnhill are same type power pitchers with one major exception, Good has obtained all her stats legally. Plus Good is a monster hitter against even a Barnhill type pitcher. Barnhill completely one dimensional.
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I think she would have to show more promise against top ranked opponents before she would get invited. She is superb and don’t get me wrong could have a shot at a spot but someone like Kelly Barnhill puts up those numbers in arguably the top power 5 conference


She has beaten several top power 5 opponents in her career. It’s not her, it’s the lack of offense for JMU. Good is the best pitcher in the country outside of Barnhill and possibly Osorio
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She has beaten several top power 5 opponents in her career. It’s not her, it’s the lack of offense for JMU. Good is the best pitcher in the country outside of Barnhill and possibly Osorio


+1

Good is argue ably the best 2 way player in the country today. 
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BS politics. Most likely the best hitting pitcher on that squad.

Wonder if there are some other factors involved. Maybe declined the invite already?? 


Good would have zero shot at making it as a hitter or as a pitcher that hits.

Am surprised she didn't get invite for pitching, her numbers were through the roof good.  I know it wasn't all against the SEC/PAC but in the limited games she did pitch in P5 games here numbers were really really good as well and probably better than they were against the CAA.

Now hitting is the complete opposite, she did vast majority of her damage against the CAA.  She's a real good hitter just not anywhere close to that level of hitting. 
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"Whose"

And, do some perfunctory searching, and you will find it

 



Thanks!

No thanks! Your claim, your research.
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She has beaten several top power 5 opponents in her career. It’s not her, it’s the lack of offense for JMU. Good is the best pitcher in the country outside of Barnhill and possibly Osorio


Don't want to hijack this thread but JMU either lead the country in offense or was near the top most of the year.  Yes I know, they didn't play in the SEC, but they didn't line up cupcakes all year either.  And I completely understand if they played in the SEC they would not have been towards the top in the Country but they would have competed fine.
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Good would have zero shot at making it as a hitter or as a pitcher that hits.

Am surprised she didn't get invite for pitching, her numbers were through the roof good.  I know it wasn't all against the SEC/PAC but in the limited games she did pitch in P5 games here numbers were really really good as well and probably better than they were against the CAA.

Now hitting is the complete opposite, she did vast majority of her damage against the CAA.  She's a real good hitter just not anywhere close to that level of hitting. 


As I recall she hit more than one HR against LSU pitching in that super
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Don't want to hijack this thread but JMU either lead the country in offense or was near the top most of the year.  Yes I know, they didn't play in the SEC, but they didn't line up cupcakes all year either.  And I completely understand if they played in the SEC they would not have been towards the top in the Country but they would have competed fine.


We were also referring to top power 5 schools, not the CAA.
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Thanks! No thanks! Your claim, your research.
No claim. Just a fact
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Eleven USSSA Pride players have been invited to try out for the United States Women’s National Softball Team on December 31, 2017. They are... Sierra Romero, Shelby Pendley, Kelly Kretschman, Kirsti Merritt, Hallie Wilson, Bianka Bell, Megan Wiggins, Lauren Chamberlain, Mo Mercado, Keilani Ricketts and Chelsea Goodacre.

One Pride player that was not invited - who is currently one of the best pitchers in the game - is Jordan Taylor. She is a fantastic closer for the Pride and has put up terrific numbers in the NPF the last couple of years. I would want her on that team - and she should have gotten in invite.

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<< I personally think that our outfit needs two U.S. teams beating on each other between events, even if there is a roster at summer's beginning that is locked in as the 'A' team. Every year. >> (3LT)

Sounds like a good idea to me... 
They would probably need to pay all of the players (which would mean paying an extra team's worth of players) to stay involved on an ongoing basis - after an "A" squad had been determined. And having a "B" squad staying very involved - would make for great competition and would also keep reserves ready to jump in when needed. 
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Need to get some better evaluators of talent when it come to selecting the national team.  The current group ain't getting it done.  In my opinion, the selections made for the last couple of national teams appear to have been based upon politics more so than talent.  

I propose that they go the route of the NBA and MLB and let the selections be made by the fans via internet voting.  That would allow for a more competitive team to be chosen.  In fact, I am going to petition my congressman and senators to see if there can't be a bipartisan bill passed requiring that this be made into law!  Power to the People is now my motto when it comes to selecting the national team!
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Good would have zero shot at making it as a hitter or as a pitcher that hits.

Am surprised she didn't get invite for pitching, her numbers were through the roof good.  I know it wasn't all against the SEC/PAC but in the limited games she did pitch in P5 games here numbers were really really good as well and probably better than they were against the CAA.

Now hitting is the complete opposite, she did vast majority of her damage against the CAA.  She's a real good hitter just not anywhere close to that level of hitting. 


I know you're a huge JMU fan so why do you think she wouldn't have a shot? politics aside that is..or do you think it's politics?
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1. Oklahoma 9

2. Florida 8

T3. Oregon 6

T3. UCLA 6

5. Arizona 5


Pretty disturbing that Team USA has blinders on towards the rest of the softball world. They’re missing out on several good players out there that aren’t on one of the team listed. Hopefully more NPF players will step up. As for “tryouts”, don’t kid yourself in thinking the staff doesn’t already have their team picked out already. That $125 fee is a fundraiser for the team.
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Zerkle played her way into a spot last year.... and a bunch of kids at the open tryouts in Irvine have ended up on the teams they were trying out for
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Need to get some better evaluators of talent when it come to selecting the national team.  The current group ain't getting it done.  In my opinion, the selections made for the last couple of national teams appear to have been based upon politics more so than talent.  

I propose that they go the route of the NBA and MLB and let the selections be made by the fans via internet voting.  That would allow for a more competitive team to be chosen.  In fact, I am going to petition my congressman and senators to see if there can't be a bipartisan bill passed requiring that this be made into law!  Power to the People is now my motto when it comes to selecting the national team!


After all, everyone knows fans are always the most unbiased pool. [biggrin]
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No claim. Just a fact


A fact would include a verifiable name and date. Until you provide them, you’ve made a claim.
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1. Oklahoma 9

2. Florida 8

T3. Oregon 6

T3. UCLA 6

5. Arizona 5


<< Pretty disturbing that Team USA has blinders on towards the rest of the softball world. They’re missing out on several good players out there that aren’t on one of the teams listed. Hopefully more NPF players will step up. As for “tryouts”, don’t kid yourself in thinking the staff doesn’t already have their team picked out already. That $125 fee is a fundraiser for the team. >> (Not2day)

The 5 teams listed above are the five NCAA teams with the most players that got an invite... 
They are not the only five teams that had players get an invite.
There are many other NCAA players not on the five teams listed above - that were invited.
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1. Oklahoma 9

2. Florida 8

T3. Oregon 6

T3. UCLA 6

5. Arizona 5


<< Pretty disturbing that Team USA has blinders on towards the rest of the softball world. They’re missing out on several good players out there that aren’t on one of the teams listed. Hopefully more NPF players will step up. As for “tryouts”, don’t kid yourself in thinking the staff doesn’t already have their team picked out already. That $125 fee is a fundraiser for the team. >> (Not2day)

The 5 teams listed above are the five NCAA teams with the most players that got an invite... 
They are not the only five teams that had players get an invite.
There are many other NCAA players not on the five teams listed above - that were invited.


If I counted right, 44 total were invited. that leaves 10 other plays other than these 5 teams.  Sorry but there are a lot more players out there.
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I wish we would send our pure amateurs. They can compete and beat the international teams. 


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<< If I counted right, 44 total were invited. that leaves 10 other plays other than these 5 teams.  Sorry but there are a lot more players out there. >> (lovsofbal)

This a quote taken directly from the Oklahoma softball page...

"The nine invitations given to Sooners were more than any other program with Florida (8), Oregon (6), UCLA (6) and Arizona (5) the only other schools to receive at least five.

A total of 61 athletes were invited with 56 accepting the invitation. Those athletes who accepted the invitation to try out will vie for a spot on the 2018 USA Softball Women’s National Team roster which will compete at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Women's World Championship in Chiba, Japan, Aug. 2-12, 2018, the World Cup of Softball XIII and select invitational events.

During the selection process, athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee."

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61-34=27

There were 34 players invited from the five schools listed above... 
which leaves 27 players who received an invitation - from other schools. 

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<< If I counted right, 44 total were invited. that leaves 10 other plays other than these 5 teams.  Sorry but there are a lot more players out there. >> (lovsofbal)

This a quote taken directly from the Oklahoma softball page...

"The nine invitations given to Sooners were more than any other program with Florida (8), Oregon (6), UCLA (6) and Arizona (5) the only other schools to receive at least five.

A total of 61 athletes were invited with 56 accepting the invitation. Those athletes who accepted the invitation to try out will vie for a spot on the 2018 USA Softball Women’s National Team roster which will compete at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Women's World Championship in Chiba, Japan, Aug. 2-12, 2018, the World Cup of Softball XIII and select invitational events.

During the selection process, athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Committee."

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61-34=27

There were 34 players invited from the five schools listed above... 
which leaves 27 players who received an invitation - from other schools. 



your right, I miscounted horribly. 
Gators2014

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No invite for Haeger? lolol
Sec_fan91

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What ever happened to Nevins?
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Not referring to Nickles but when I look at these players/stats and I see 2 years of  numbers that do not correspond with the invite, I have to agree with ChinMusic`s popularity theory .  AVG. 289 & 277, HRs 4 & 6, RBIs 21 & 28, SLG. 434 & .408 BBs 10 & 12 SOs 22 & 29 OBP. 337 & .330 ( these are 2 years stat line based on UCLA website). This is not a personal attack, I`m sure she is a great teammate and student but the fact of the matter is that these numbers, regardless P5, are not worthy of an invite and should be questioned.
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