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RahOKU

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Bored already. Based on anything you feel is relevant, who makes the field in OKC next year?

(No order)

FSU
Arkansas
Oregon
UCLA
OU
Michigan
Arizona St
South Carolina

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Washington
Oregon
Arizona State
South Carolina
Tennessee
Florida
Florida State
Arizona
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Lots of questions for FSU.  Lose our best player in the history of the program.  Casas had a hell of a WS, and she is gone.  Not to mention Hanson too.  Who will be the number 2 pitcher behind King?  Sandercock, the transfer from Auburn or Herzog?  I think Supers is a more reasonable prediction.
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Lots of questions for FSU.  Lose our best player in the history of the program.  Casas had a hell of a WS, and she is gone.  Not to mention Hanson too.  Who will be the number 2 pitcher behind King?  Sandercock, the transfer from Auburn or Herzog?  I think Supers is a more reasonable prediction.


Who's the transfer from Auburn? I believe S'cock is slated to Redshirt.
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Who's the transfer from Auburn? I believe S'cock is slated to Redshirt.


Kara Bilodeau
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Ok thanks. Good for her. 

Wonder if she's the only Pitcher transferring in?
RahOKU

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Although FSU loses Warren, they have King coming back. Finding a new No. 2 in the circle won't be that hard for a defending national champion.
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Lots of questions for FSU.  Lose our best player in the history of the program.  Casas had a hell of a WS, and she is gone.  Not to mention Hanson too.  Who will be the number 2 pitcher behind King?  Sandercock, the transfer from Auburn or Herzog?  I think Supers is a more reasonable prediction.


If Sandercock is redshirting (IDK if that is true), I would say Davis would be the #2 pitcher or Bilodeau. 
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Bored already. Based on anything you feel is relevant, who makes the field in OKC next year?

(No order)

FSU
Arkansas
Oregon
UCLA
OU
Michigan
Arizona St
South Carolina


No Michigan, Oregon is losing a lot of Bats and pitching goes down in postseason for them always, OU is losing two of the best pitchers ever, Arkansas loses 4 good bats. What about Washington?
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No Michigan, Oregon is losing a lot of Bats and pitching goes down in postseason for them always, OU is losing two of the best pitchers ever, Arkansas loses 4 good bats. What about Washington?


UW losing three of the top for at the top of the order (van Zee, DePonte and Thomas) and two rabbits at the bottom, no? Pitching will be solid, but I think the offender will be challenged.

As for Oklahoma, I'm biased, but I think Gasso will have enough pitching in Lopez, Conrad and Vestal to go with an offense that will see the core of back-to-back NCs revived and hungrier after falling short this year.

I like Arkansas because of the pitching and the coach, if they can keep her.

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Lots of questions for FSU.  Lose our best player in the history of the program.  Casas had a hell of a WS, and she is gone.  Not to mention Hanson too.  Who will be the number 2 pitcher behind King?  Sandercock, the transfer from Auburn or Herzog?  I think Supers is a more reasonable prediction.
Casas is a Senior next year.
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I don't see Alabama in anybody's list...hmmm....Rebuilding year...Could surprise as no one is expecting much... 
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Casas is a Senior next year.


Thanks.
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UW losing three of the top for at the top of the order (van Zee, DePonte and Thomas) and two rabbits at the bottom, no? Pitching will be solid, but I think the offender will be challenged.

As for Oklahoma, I'm biased, but I think Gasso will have enough pitching in Lopez, Conrad and Vestal to go with an offense that will see the core of back-to-back NCs revived and hungrier after falling short this year.

I like Arkansas because of the pitching and the coach, if they can keep her.


Deifel is staying at Arkansas

I didn't realize van Zee, DePonte, and Thomas were seniors. Woops. Flores will be back, add in the 8 they signed this year, they might have a good team, offense coach really good down there.

For OU Lopez and Conrad aren't that great of pitchers. Lopez stuff can be really flat and can give up LOTS of runs in outings, same with Conrad. We will just have to see how good Vestal is.
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Deifel is staying at Arkansas

I didn't realize van Zee, DePonte, and Thomas were seniors. Woops. Flores will be back, add in the 8 they signed this year, they might have a good team, offense coach really good down there.

For OU Lopez and Conrad aren't that great of pitchers. Lopez stuff can be really flat and can give up LOTS of runs in outings, same with Conrad. We will just have to see how good Vestal is.


Pitching for the Huskies will be strong, but what I am concerned is who will step up as the two corner infielders?

Washington also adds a transfer in Livy Schiele OF from Auburn
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Florida
Oklahoma
Arizona
UCLA
Kentucky
Tennessee
FSU
South Carolina

Kentucky returns alot of expierence from a potent offense as well as a young pitching staff that has a year under there belt with coach Lawson, who is arguably one of the best at developing young pitchers. Losing two supers in a row to Oregon should be enough motivation to get to the WCWS.
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No Michigan, Oregon is losing a lot of Bats and pitching goes down in postseason for them always, OU is losing two of the best pitchers ever, Arkansas loses 4 good bats. What about Washington?
Yes, Oregon making 5 of the past 7 WS, with the two misses narrow losses in SR game 3s is indicative of the pitching 'going down in postseason'

Should have stopped after the first seven words.
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Yes, Oregon making 5 of the past 7 WS, with the two misses narrow losses in SR game 3s is indicative of the pitching 'going down in postseason'

Should have stopped after the first seven words.


It does go down in Postseason, but they have usually always had bats to get them runs. They are losing Jenna Lilley, Lauren Lindvall, Gwen Svekis, and DJ Sanders, all of which were in the starting lineup and produced many many runs for Oregon.

Lilley, Lindvall, Svekis, and Sanders produced a total of 174 RBIs in 2018

The rest of the team had 175 combined.
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I am definitely hoping to see Tennessee at WCWS. They only lost Gregg and McSwain. They do lose McClain also but she was virtually an automatic out every back because of the new slapper rule. Moss will be a senior, Arnold a junior, and they have a big name Freshman pitcher coming in. Hopefully Sprang can get her issues fixed and be a productive part of the pitching. TN also has Ally Shipman(lil sister to Madison Shipman) coming in with a big bat and will most likely take over the catching position. Also Vines will be back! Things should be good in Knoxville next season.
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It does go down in Postseason, but they have usually always had bats to get them runs. They are losing Jenna Lilley, Lauren Lindvall, Gwen Svekis, and DJ Sanders, all of which were in the starting lineup and produced many many runs for Oregon.

Lilley, Lindvall, Svekis, and Sanders produced a total of 174 RBIs in 2018

The rest of the team had 175 combined.
right... your first 7 words were fine
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Oregon will by default have the best Pitching Staff in the country next year. And probably in 2020 also.

Hoping they will buckle down in the postseason. 


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Lots of questions for FSU.  Lose our best player in the history of the program.  Casas had a hell of a WS, and she is gone.  Not to mention Hanson too.  Who will be the number 2 pitcher behind King?  Sandercock, the transfer from Auburn or Herzog?  I think Supers is a more reasonable prediction.
I wonder how much pitching Herzog will actually do. She was phenomenal in high school- Texas Gatorade POY- but I think her bat is what will get her into the lineup early. She’s one of the most versatile players I’ve ever seen.
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Regarding UCLA, I think they may be better next year than this year ... but only IF, KIP doesn't screw up another high level pitcher coming in as a freshman.  Fernandez secures the commitments, they show up, and KIP strips the B off Bruins and leaves them in ruins.  There is the very rare person who is able to battle through the ruination... Langenfeld, now Garcia, but that is a special person who is KIP proof.

KIP failed to develop Carda or Grauer, both of whom should have been top 3 in the country pitchers, and instead Carda was barely top 25, and Grauer, somebody needs to investigate a capital offense there... a tragedy.  With Grauer UCLA should have been in at least two title games during her four years.

So UCLA has another top pitcher coming in -- Faraima.   I sincerly hope that if KIP ruins her (psychologically) as she has so many others, UCLA will finally pull the plug on her.


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It does go down in Postseason, but they have usually always had bats to get them runs. They are losing Jenna Lilley, Lauren Lindvall, Gwen Svekis, and DJ Sanders, all of which were in the starting lineup and produced many many runs for Oregon.

Lilley, Lindvall, Svekis, and Sanders produced a total of 174 RBIs in 2018

The rest of the team had 175 combined.

I do offer this, as evidence of Coach White's virtuoso abilities

In 2016, Oregon lost four hitters who had 609 at-bats and a combined 41 HRs, 168 RBI and an OPS of 1.124 per player

Plus, they lost the greatest pitcher in Ducks history in Cheridan Hawkins.

All he has done since then is get a T3 and then a T5

Amazing

And, I DON'T want him going anywhere, but if Texas doesn't offer whatever he wants, they are utter morons
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It does go down in Postseason, but they have usually always had bats to get them runs. They are losing Jenna Lilley, Lauren Lindvall, Gwen Svekis, and DJ Sanders, all of which were in the starting lineup and produced many many runs for Oregon.

Lilley, Lindvall, Svekis, and Sanders produced a total of 174 RBIs in 2018

The rest of the team had 175 combined.


But Svekis and Sanders were absent at the plate for the most part in the WCWS.

Oregon did not have the bats this year compared to Washington or UCLA.  At best they were streaky at times and not all were hot at the same time.

That was a weakness. 
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Its hard not to like Oregon with that pitching staff. Kentucky and South Carolina from the SEC have a chance if the younger kids this season build and improve this offseason. 


I don't trust Georgia doing it with some key losses and unknown pitching
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I don't see Alabama in anybody's list...hmmm....Rebuilding year...Could surprise as no one is expecting much... 


Offense needs to improve. They do add Wallace who should be great, well hopefully. 

Fouts is a stud but we will see soon how she adjusts and transitions to the next level. Pitching at this point is a question mark until proven otherwise. If they do add the transfer that would help a bit. Osorio is a big loss obviously
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FSU needs a second pitcher to emerge. It’s impossible to replace Warren, but at least the bats came alive in Oklahoma. Hopefully that’s a sign of offense starting to click more down the batting order.
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So UCLA has another top pitcher coming in -- Faraima.   I sincerly hope that if KIP ruins her (psychologically) as she has so many others, UCLA will finally pull the plug on her.



Doubt it. From an AD standpoint a coach making the WCWS or even Supers is pretty much safe.. Just like the discussion on MW.

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So UCLA has another top pitcher coming in -- Faraima.   I sincerly hope that if KIP ruins her (psychologically) as she has so many others, UCLA will finally pull the plug on her.



Megan Faraimo Gatorade National Player of the Year.
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