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Kurosawa

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3:45pm PST

Live Stats:

UW: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=164187

Minnesota: http://www.gophersports.com/gametracker/launch/gt_wsoftbl.html?event=1538993&school=minn&sport=wsoftbl&camefrom=&startschool=&

Live Audio: http://gohuskies.leanplayer.com/ (Working)

Pitchers: Alvelo (UW), Groenewegen (UM)

Washington 3 Minnesota 2 (Final) (Heather Tarr's 500th victory snaps Minnesota 19-game winning streak)

Wash: 3r, 11h, 0e, 7lob; Minn: 2r, 9h, 0e, 7lob

Top of 1st: Macken double, Parlich double, Houlihan walk, Lindaman 2RBI single, Dwyer single.
Bottom of 1st: Aguilar walk, Stangel single, DePonte RBI single, Bates bunt single.

Bottom of 2nd: Burdick bunt single (caught stealing), Gibson single, Aguilar RBI double.

Bottom of 6th: Flores HR, Melhart single.
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Wow.... how did UW not score in the 5th
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Flores takes a struggling Groenewegen deep in the 6th.... 3-2 Washington
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The Huskies are Groenewagon's kryptonite for some reason... not that I am complaining.

Congrats to Heather Tarr on win #500.
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Flores takes a struggling Groenewegen deep in the 6th.... 3-2 Washington


Flores hit a towering routine fly ball which a 15 knot wind carried barely over the center field fence.  Without that wind, the game might still be going on. Chilly and damp air.



Aguilar hit a blue screamer off of fence in left field.  A couple of other line drives. Otherwise, not much hitting.

Horrible umpire job behind home plate both ways.  Three or four really bad calls by 1st base umpire all broke in favor of the Huskies.

Infield play:  1 error apiece. 

Miniscule strike zone.  Groenewegen and Alvelo both kept hitters off balance most of the game with a steady diet of really good change ups.


Not a particularly memorable game in and of itself.  Could easily have gone either way.
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Wow.... how did UW not score in the 5th


Runners on 2 and 3 nobody out.  infield pop up and a couple of other forgettable at bats by the huskies.
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Thx for the eyewitness details
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Thx for the eyewitness details


Nice to see a game locally. 

Alvelo is in a lot better physical condition than last season.  Rumor has it she dropped as much as 60 lbs.  She looks a lot more athletic and confident.  Much more impressive presence.  Time will tell, but she is much improved.
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Wow.... how did UW not score in the 5th


That's what I said
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That's what I said


What I actually said to some other dads there was that if the Huskies could not score in that inning, they did not deserve to win.  They also had an atrocious first and third base running situation which took them out of an inning via a double play.

A W is still a W when all is said and done, though, and this one went to the Dawgs.
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I saw Alvelo at Nutter and thought she had lost at least 20 pounds. Good for her. It is her pitching, or pray for rain
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Nice to see a game locally. 

Alvelo is in a lot better physical condition than last season.  Rumor has it she dropped as much as 60 lbs.  She looks a lot more athletic and confident.  Much more impressive presence.  Time will tell, but she is much improved.


I thought the few games I've gotten to watch online she looked like she'd lost some weight and was in better shape. That's something I've noticed happens with a lot of players when they come to Washington.

Congratulations to Coach Tarr on 500 wins!
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I also contribute the better pitching to having Coach Glasoe back on the staff, the guy works wonders!
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I also contribute the better pitching to having Coach Glasoe back on the staff, the guy works wonders!


That is what Danielle Lawrie said.  She also said that he has contributed mightily to Alvelo's conditioning.
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Love Danielle Lawrie as a commentator... just nails
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Schedule is now all screwed up due to weather in Seattle.  Minnesota is supposed to play Seattle U at 2:45 pm PST. today now.  They will be lucky to get it going by then.

Minnesota vs Washington delayed until tomorrow now.  That might happen based on the current forecast.

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That is what Danielle Lawrie said.  She also said that he has contributed mightily to Alvelo's conditioning.


100% agreed, he certainly made Danielle elite! We'll see what happens with Taran.
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100% agreed, he certainly made Danielle elite! We'll see what happens with Taran.


Don't know if she was just promoting the loyal Husky line, but she says she thinks Alvelo will be as good as she was.

Conversation went something like this.

Danielle:  Three hits and two runs already in the first inning
Me:          She is not you.
Danielle:   She will be now that Lance is back.

I don't quite agree with her, but that is what she said.


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Game 2: Minnesota @ Washington

Live Stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=171076

Live Audio: http://gohuskies.leanplayer.com/

Pitchers: Alvelo (UW), Finucane (UM)

Final: UW 9 UM 0

W: Alvelo (12-1) 5ip, 3h, 0r, 0bb, 3k, 1hbp.
L: Finucane (3-1) 3ip, 4h, 8r, 6er, 4bb, 3k, 2wp, 1dbl, 2hr.

Bottom of 1st: Aguilar double, Van Zee walk, DePonte 3RBI HR.

Bottom of 2nd: Burdick reaches on error, Aguilar 2RBI HR.

Bottom of 4th: Thomas walk, wild pitch, Burdick walk, Melhart walk (bases loaded, no outs), [Brandt for Finucane at P] Aguilar ground ball to first, throw home for force, Zan Zee RBI single, Stangel 3RBI double.

[UM needs to score two to avoid being run-ruled.]

Top of 5th: Lindaman strikeout, Partain single, Dwyer ground out, Groenewegen HBP (Chell PR), Wagner (3-2) deep ground ball to Bates, Chell out in rundown between 2nd and 3rd.
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Wish the Gophers could host some non-conference games.  Would love to see a Pac 12 or SEC team travel to Minneapolis in April.  Gophers could schedule, say, Alabama, to play North Dakota State at noon and then immediately face the Gophers as soon as that game was over.  And then do the same thing the following day.  But of course there is not one SEC or Pac 12 team that has the guts to travel to a BIG school in April, so there's that.   

In all seriousness the scheduling inequality and inequity in college softball is the absolute most unfair system that exists in any sport, at any time, in history. 
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Wish the Gophers could host some non-conference games.  Would love to see a Pac 12 or SEC team travel to Minneapolis in April.  Gophers could schedule, say, Alabama, to play North Dakota State at noon and then immediately face the Gophers as soon as that game was over.  And then do the same thing the following day.  But of course there is not one SEC or Pac 12 team that has the guts to travel to a BIG school in April, so there's that.   

In all seriousness the scheduling inequality and inequity in college softball is the absolute most unfair system that exists in any sport, at any time, in history. 


You're wanting the PAC and the SEC to find a way mid-conference to schedule games in the B1G? So on top of playing ranked teams week in and week out to schedule a ranked B1G team? I mean can we pick our team or is it only valid if it's a ranked team? Because PAC and SEC don't need any more ranked teams to play.
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Wish the Gophers could host some non-conference games.  Would love to see a Pac 12 or SEC team travel to Minneapolis in April.  Gophers could schedule, say, Alabama, to play North Dakota State at noon and then immediately face the Gophers as soon as that game was over.  And then do the same thing the following day.  But of course there is not one SEC or Pac 12 team that has the guts to travel to a BIG school in April, so there's that.   

In all seriousness the scheduling inequality and inequity in college softball is the absolute most unfair system that exists in any sport, at any time, in history. 


Dude. Wow.

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You're wanting the PAC and the SEC to find a way mid-conference to schedule games in the B1G? So on top of playing ranked teams week in and week out to schedule a ranked B1G team? I mean can we pick our team or is it only valid if it's a ranked team? Because PAC and SEC don't need any more ranked teams to play.


Exactly
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Gophers played 57 games in 2016.  Only ten of those were at home.  Alabama (just picked one SEC school at random) played 30 (!) home games in 2016.  Name another sport where this type of disparity exists.  It is grotesquly unfair, and you know it.   
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YOU are the ones with a school where conditions are unplayable until April

Now, I DO think there should be a component of RPI for home, neutral and road performance.

But that is all
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Dude. Maybe Minnie's AD should get the Gophers in the PAC 12 and then they'll have a nice, balanced conference schedule with plenty of home series.

What other realistic solutions?

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YOU are the ones with a school where conditions are unplayable until April



Obviously. But it is still unfair.  Can you not admit that?  Do you really think one team playing 10 home games and others playing 30 is a fair, level playing field??  Is it so difficult to simply acknowledge the mind blowing disparity that exists?  Even a "yes, that's very hard on the Gophers and is a huge competitive disadvantage for them but unfortunately with the season beginning in early February there isn't anything that can be done to level the playing field."  l  
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Kudos to PSU and Minnesota for traveling to a tough Pac-12 venue in pre-conference. Not a place UM has had much luck.

I wouldn't be surprised if UW visits Minnesota next season.

UW will be playing two games at Alabama April 21-22.
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UW will be playing two games at Alabama April 21-22.


Can't tell you how much I admire UW for scheduling those games.  It is possible after all...   
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UW will be playing two games at Alabama April 21-22.


Can't tell you how much I admire UW for scheduling those games.  It is possible after all...   


UW played at LSU last year in a series on their 'off' weekend from PAC 12 play.
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