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outofzone

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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.


And this is a shock to anyone? Team USA should be re-named "Daddy Ball USA". Since it's inception just look at the roster/alumni. The overall majority of players/invitees have been kids who have played for Team USA Coaches...am I not correct? 

It's called politics & until there are staff changes and most importantly, a fair & equitable system for competitive tryouts, nothing will change. 

USA has and most likely will always have the most dominant Team in the world so it's no wonder there is no urgency to change anything. 

But Megan Good not even getting an invite...that's embarrassing for the committee.
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Katiyana Mauga not getting an invite just for her ability to bomb is a joke too.
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The "powers to be" have been embarrassing themselves with the selections to these teams for years. All of the players selected are good players who deserve to be invited but we all know its always about who you know, who you play for, who is coaching, who is your club coach, etc. So much politics involved w a bunch of power drunk adults that want to dominate the sport. Makes me ill.  
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The "powers to be" have been embarrassing themselves with the selections to these teams for years. All of the players selected are good players who deserve to be invited but we all know its always about who you know, who you play for, who is coaching, who is your club coach, etc. So much politics involved w a bunch of power drunk adults that want to dominate the sport. Makes me ill.  
Thank god you are a doctor
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Here is some information about Lauren Chamberlain's recent surgery... if anyone is interested.

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It was recently announced that eleven Pride players were invited to participate at the 2018 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp this January. 
Among the eleven invited was Pride standout Lauren Chamberlain who will not be attending, as she is currently recovering from a recent shoulder surgery.

Lauren first started to notice a pain in her arm her senior year in college. At the time, it wasn’t bad enough to draw attention to it, it was simply as Lauren describes a “nagging, annoying pain”. In her final year with Oklahoma, Lauren was drafted in the 2015 NPF College Draft as the number one overall pick and went straight into her first professional season soon after. The quick turnaround from being a college athlete to professional athlete put bit of a strain on her arm, but nothing too serious to keep her out of the game.

It wasn’t until the off season following her rookie year that Lauren began to notice a lot more pain in her right bicep. It was a deeper pain and nothing she had ever felt before. Fast forward to her second professional season with the Pride and Lauren kept pushing through the pain.

“It got to the point where a hot flash of pain would flow down my arm when I’d let go of the ball while throwing, and it started to affect my hitting. I found myself in the DP position more and more,” Lauren shared. “The MRI showed a front SLAP tear in the labrum, along with some bursitis and tendonitis in my bicep area.”

At this moment Lauren’s doctor decided to try PRP (Platelet-rich plasma therapy), a treatment that allows the body to attempt and heal itself. Lauren underwent 6-7 injections of PRP but after rehabbing that fall her arm wasn’t improving and the pain began to affect her everyday activities.

“I had little stability when I would reach across my body or behind me, and I would feel my shoulder start to almost pop out when I’d carry groceries. I decided to get a second MRI in January of 2017 and it showed an anterior and posterior true SLAP tear, and an upper bicep tear. At that point, it was deciding whether to get the surgery and be out for season due to a six month recovery, or be there for my team offensively that summer.”

Lauren decided to put off the surgery until the following season and embraced her role as the Pride’s designated player for the entirety of her third season.

Immediately after her third season, Lauren underwent her first major surgery in hopes of providing her right arm the stability and functional ability she lost with the hope to then return to the defensive side of the game as well. The doctors went in and stitched up the tears in her labrum and bicep, put in three anchors, and cleaned up small scuffs in her rotator cuff.

There will be a six to eight month recovery window for Lauren, but USSSA Pride Athletic Trainer Sonya Montoya assured us that Lauren will be back for her fourth season healthy and ready to compete. Since her surgery, Lauren has been trying to adjust to small changes that she previously took for granted.

“I didn’t fully take into consideration the fact that it was my right, dominant arm that would be knocked out for a while. That has been the most frustrating part. I have to do my makeup with my left hand, my roommate does my hair, and I have to sleep on my back. My overall enthusiasm has been down since I had my surgery, but I have great people in my life that are keeping my spirits up.”

As far as her personal goals go, Lauren has completed her first one, which was to be off of all pain medication within the first week of her surgery. At five weeks Lauren can begin the tough physical therapy process and will get started with her therapists, Seaton, and USSSA trainer, Sony, on different goals they want to accomplish. The main goal is to be physically sound in all areas of her body at the end of the six month recovery period.

This is not something any athlete wants to go through but it’s a learning process that has really pushed Lauren not only physically but mentally as well.

“I’ve learned a few things during this process. How to slow down and be OK with stillness, to listen to my body, and to think in long-term instead of short-term. I’ve also learned that the power of our thoughts are huge, how important our friends and family are to our overall well being, and how many good shows are binge-worthy on Netflix. My advice to any athlete going through something similar would be to start picturing how awesome your comeback is going to be. We need to see ourselves playing our best, playing in games being healthy, repeatedly again in your head. That way, when we get on that field again, we’ll be better than when we left.”

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<< Katiyana Mauga not getting an invite just for her ability to bomb is a joke too. >> (janie)

I agree with that, Janie... 
and also with the person who mentioned Lauren Haeger.
And Jordan Taylor (who I had mentioned).

If Chamberlain is not available (and she isn't)... 
I think Mauga may be the next best bet as a hitter -
if your team is down a run in the last inning and you need someone who could tie the game up with one swing.
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Or how about Elkins?
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1. Oklahoma 9

2. Florida 8

T3. Oregon 6

T3. UCLA 6

5. Arizona 5

61 invites as of 12/9/17

1. Oklahoma 9

2. Florida 8

T3. Oregon 6

T3. UCLA 6

5. Arizona 5

Alabama 3

LSU 3

Tennessee 2

Cal 2

Auburn 2

Michigan 2

Louisiana-Lafayette 1

Minnesota 1

South Florida 1

Marshall 1

Nebraska 1

Utah 1

Missouri 1

Kentucky 1

Washington 1

Baylor 1

Georgia 1

Notre Dame 1

Texas 1

 

D22

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USA going to have two teams now and Gasso is coaching one of them.
Interesting....

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<< USA going to have two teams now and Gasso is coaching one of them.
Interesting....
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This sounds like a tremendous idea. They should play in the NPF when they are not playing in tournaments.
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http://downloads.asasoftball.com/usa/mediaguide_WNTSelectioncamp.pdf
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Looks like five more kids declined, so that number is up to 10.

Three are pitchers (Oklahoma's duo and Osorio), so a troika of pitchers trying out tomorrow will advance to Jan. 1 in Clearwater

The seven non-pitcher declinees: Chamberlain, DeWitt, Goodacre, Pendley, Perez, Wester, Wilson

Four Oklahoma grads said thanks but no thanks, two Arizona, one each from Bama, Notre Dame, UF and UCLA.

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<< Looks like five more kids declined, so that number is up to 10.

Three are pitchers (Oklahoma's duo and Osorio), so a troika of pitchers trying out tomorrow will advance to Jan. 1 in Clearwater

The seven non-pitcher declinees: Chamberlain, DeWitt, Goodacre, Pendley, Perez, Wester, Wilson

Four Oklahoma grads said thanks but no thanks, two Arizona, one each from Bama, Notre Dame, UF and UCLA. >> (3LT)

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I know Chamberlain would have loved to be able to be there - but her shoulder surgery kept her out. 
This is pure speculation... but I wonder if Shelby Pendley not going - had anything to do with the fact that her sister Nicole did not get an invite.

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Pendley had an offseason procedure done on her knee.
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https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2017/December/31/Athletes-arrive-in-Clearwater-for-National-Team-Selection-Trials

9 athletes from the open tryouts were selected to participate in the selection camp.

Sis Bates – Ceres, Calif. (Washington Sophomore)

Courtney Gano – West Covina, Calif. (Washington 2016)

Baylee Klingler – Houston, Texas (Dickinson High School Senior)

Kylan Becker – Miami, Fla. (Ole Miss Junior)

Jessica Scroggins – Lakewood, Calif. (Baylor Senior)

Rachele Fico – Oxford, Conn. (LSU 2013)

Brittany Gray – Greenwood, Ind. (Georgia Senior)

Carley Hoover – Clemson, S.C. (LSU Senior)

Lillian Piper – Norton, Ohio (Ohio State Junior)
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https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2017/December/31/Athletes-arrive-in-Clearwater-for-National-Team-Selection-Trials 9 athletes from the open tryouts were selected to participate in the selection camp. Sis Bates – Ceres, Calif. (Washington Sophomore) Courtney Gano – West Covina, Calif. (Washington 2016) Baylee Klingler – Houston, Texas (Dickinson High School Senior) Kylan Becker – Miami, Fla. (Ole Miss Junior) Jessica Scroggins – Lakewood, Calif. (Baylor Senior) Rachele Fico – Oxford, Conn. (LSU 2013) Brittany Gray – Greenwood, Ind. (Georgia Senior) Carley Hoover – Clemson, S.C. (LSU Senior) Lillian Piper – Norton, Ohio (Ohio State Junior)



How much did it cost to get this opportunity?


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Just some scribblings

My top 5 pitchers were Abbott (by a mile), then Barnhill (by another big margin), Ricketts, Hoover and O'Toole

Taylor Edwards hit two HRs that I saw (and very nearly hit two more out today).

The HS kid, Baylee Klingler, hit two bombs. Nadia Taylor also had multiple HRs. I stipulate I may have missed someone in that category.

Hoover, Klingler and Becker were standouts IMO who came through the open tryout (though I missed most of Sis Bates' ABs).

 

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Thanks 3LT for the brief synopsis, I would have liked to see USA Softball offer some coverage of the tryout. I’m sure Flo will do something after the team is selected but a daily update would have been nice to hear.

In your opinion who were the top 10-15 athletes, other than pitchers, that attended the selection camp?
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A few jumped off the page for the moments I was there. Obviously, Taylor Edwards had a helluva week. Michelle Moultrie hit the ball hard with frequency. As did Kasey Cooper. Amanda Lorenz smoked balls. Kylan Becker stood out both ways.

I thought the most impressive player I saw was Aubree Munro. Not only was she her usual unparalleled self defensively, but it seems she has evolved offensively. Was the only player I saw with a hit off both Abbott and Ricketts.

Plenty played very well, but those flashed to me. Again, though, I was not there for every game.

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And, the conditions ranged from chilly ... 45 degrees and no wind ... to brutal (40ish in 20 mph wind and misty rain).

Really, everyone is to be commended
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And, the conditions ranged from chilly ... 45 degrees and no wind ... to brutal (40ish in 20 mph wind and misty rain).

Really, everyone is to be commended


Some college players practice daily in that type of weather.

I’m curious why it hasn’t been been officially mentioned that there will be 2 teams? Or has it?

How many women tried out? Is if safe to say that everyone there will make one of the 2 teams? Only 12 can be on the actual team that goes to the Olympics, correct?
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17 go to Olympics, I believe.

And two teams will be selected. So, two dozen, give or take, will be done after this tryout.

Finally, I surmise that most P5s are indoors during weather commensurate with Monday night.


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17 go to Olympics, I believe.

And two teams will be selected. So, two dozen, give or take, will be done after this tryout.

Finally, I surmise that most P5s are indoors during weather commensurate with Monday night.



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If I'm not mistaken 15 is the maximum roster for the Olympics. I think it's 17 for world championships.
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If I'm not mistaken 15 is the maximum roster for the Olympics. I think it's 17 for world championships.
OK.
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2018 USA Softball Tryouts: Day 2

https://www.flosoftball.com/video/6070783-2018-usa-softball-tryouts-day-2?utm_campaign=softballnews&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=video&utm_term=content1&rtid=&coverage_id=&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT1dNMll6WTVZVEF4TkRKaiIsInQiOiJvOUFiM09FOE55cldOOVRXcWdxQ2pRNnMzXC8razViXC9vOFFmb04rRGY4QU5iczBITzdRUTZobnpBVGlvcEsraTBPWHIyYXl6NjFBVFZhWkNlNHdmXC9tMnZmR3cyZlp3aElOZmtaU2FNT3dNMmVwUlhXN2s4aDROUzlWTys1c2FJRyJ9
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usa world championship and japan cup team announced
https://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/team-usa/women

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Hoover not on first team, and Lorenz not on either team....

smh

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<< usa world championship and japan cup team announced >>

17 players on each team... 34 players total.
22 from California, 4 from Florida, 2 from Alabama and one player from each of the following states:
Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Ohio.

It pays to come from a place where you can play all year round.
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usa world championship and japan cup team announced
https://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/team-usa/women


So is the first team the final team that will go to Olympics?
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