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HenryLouisAaron

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Monica Abbott struck out 15 batters again last night. This time she gave up 3 singles and walked one batter - while pitching a shutout in an 8-0 rout of the Chicago Bandits. 

She struck out every Bandit batter in their starting lineup - except Emily Carosone, who had two singles and a line out back at Abbott in her three at bats. 

Here is how she did against the Bandits lineup:
Marshall 0-3, 2K, gb to third.
Carosone 2-3, 2 singles and a line out to the pitcher.
Jaquish 0-3, 3K
Hernandez 0-2 1K, HBP, fb to RF.
Fuller 0-2, 2K.
Blank 1-3, 1K, 1B, fb to CF.
Peterson 0-2, 2K, BB.
Crane 0-3 3K.
Ramirez 0-2, 1K, pop up to pitcher.
May (PH) 0-1, pop up to second base.

She struck out at least one batter in each inning:
1st - 1, 2nd - 1, 3rd - 2, 4th - 3, 5th - 3, 6th - 3, 7th - 2.

Monica had a no hitter going into the 4th inning. On a 3-2 count, Carosone led off the 4th with a single right back up the middle. Emily had hit a liner back at Abbott in the first inning for her only out of the night. Giving up that single seemed to piss off Monica... as she mowed down the next eight Bandit hitters. 

After striking out each of the eight Bandit batters that followed Carosone's hit, Emily came up again with two out in the 6th... and promptly singled through the left side on the first pitch. But Abbott came right back to whiff Jaquish, for the third time, to end the inning.

Left fielder, Kiki Stokes was the hitting star for the Dawgs going 3 for 3. She doubled in the first run of the game in the 2nd inning (the only EBH of the game). She singled in another run in the 4th... and she singled and scored in the 6th.

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In her last two outings, Abbott has struck out 30 batters while giving up just four hits and one run. She is now 5-0 in her five starts - along with one save in her other appearance. 

So far this season - Abbott has pitched 31 innings and given up 11 hits (for a .111 BA), surrendered 3 ER (for a 0.68 ERA), Walked 9 and hit 5 batters - while striking out 55. 

She is averaging 12.42 strike outs per 7 IP. 


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Do Tennessee fans get pissed that they never could win the title with Abbott?  I feel like if I had to continuously watch her own all the best hitters in the game, it'd just make me furious that she couldn't hold down AZ.

It always bummed me out Bama never could with Dunne, but she was still a step below Abbott.
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Ive faced every great mens pitcher in this game but Ill admit I would not have a clue how to approach Abbott if I had to hit against her. The windup, the speed, her height. She's so unusual. I know its mind blowing she never won a national title in college or won a gold with team USA either. She wasn't on the 04 team. I could see her hanging around for 2020 when I think about it.
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Ive faced every great mens pitcher in this game but Ill admit I would not have a clue how to approach Abbott if I had to hit against her. The windup, the speed, her height. She's so unusual. I know its mind blowing she never won a national title in college or won a gold with team USA either. She wasn't on the 04 team. I could see her hanging around for 2020 when I think about it.


Square it up and bunt, i.e. the Seldon approach.
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<< Ive faced every great mens pitcher in this game but Ill admit I would not have a clue how to approach Abbott if I had to hit against her. The windup, the speed, her height. She's so unusual. I know its mind blowing she never won a national title in college or won a gold with team USA either. She wasn't on the 04 team. I could see her hanging around for 2020 when I think about it. >> (Skinny)

I think Monica is 31 years old. She could still be the greatest pitcher in the game in 2020. I hope she still is - and I hope she leads the team in 2020. I'd love to see a 39 year old Kelly Kretschman still be near the top of her game then also. 

Kretschman and Abbott look like they are from an entirely different league than everyone else in the NPF. 
Kretschman's NPF stats as of today are:
BA .600
OBP .722
SLG 1.040
OPS 1.762

She is batting .600 for Pete's sake!
She gets on base 72% of the time!

Her numbers are freaking unbelievable!
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I wonder if it has to do with all the supplements she takes. Or is it just the mental approach get stronger as the years go by.
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Originally Posted by jayrot
Do Tennessee fans get pissed that they never could win the title with Abbott?  I feel like if I had to continuously watch her own all the best hitters in the game, it'd just make me furious that she couldn't hold down AZ.

It always bummed me out Bama never could with Dunne, but she was still a step below Abbott.


No I'm more pissed that Mowatt was allowed to be illegal for 3 games....the same thing could be said for Texas and Osterman when she was there just couldn't get hits when it couldn't the most....Monica changed Tennessee softball forever and truly glad she came to Tennessee 
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No I'm more pissed that Mowatt was allowed to be illegal for 3 games....the same thing could be said for Texas and Osterman when she was there just couldn't get hits when it couldn't the most....Monica changed Tennessee softball forever and truly glad she came to Tennessee 


Such a good PC answer.  Though true, that nagging feeling of the truly missed opportunity would bother me forever.  Then again I'm the kind of person who will forever hold Mimi Utt responsible for GT not making it to OKC/WCWS in 2002.
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<< Ive faced every great mens pitcher in this game but Ill admit I would not have a clue how to approach Abbott if I had to hit against her. The windup, the speed, her height. She's so unusual. I know its mind blowing she never won a national title in college or won a gold with team USA either. She wasn't on the 04 team. I could see her hanging around for 2020 when I think about it. >> (Skinny)

I think Monica is 31 years old. She could still be the greatest pitcher in the game in 2020. I hope she still is - and I hope she leads the team in 2020. I'd love to see a 39 year old Kelly Kretschman still be near the top of her game then also. 

Kretschman and Abbott look like they are from an entirely different league than everyone else in the NPF. 
Kretschman's NPF stats as of today are:
BA .600
OBP .722
SLG 1.040
OPS 1.762

She is batting .600 for Pete's sake!
She gets on base 72% of the time!

Her numbers are freaking unbelievable!


I am pretty sure the Olympic team requires steroid testing.
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Originally Posted by HenryLouisAaron
Monica Abbott struck out 15 batters again last night. This time she gave up 3 singles and walked one batter - while pitching a shutout in an 8-0 rout of the Chicago Bandits. 

She struck out every Bandit batter in their starting lineup - except Emily Carosone, who had two singles and a line out back at Abbott in her three at bats. 

Here is how she did against the Bandits lineup:
Marshall 0-3, 2K, gb to third.
Carosone 2-3, 2 singles and a line out to the pitcher.
Jaquish 0-3, 3K
Hernandez 0-2 1K, HBP, fb to RF.
Fuller 0-2, 2K.
Blank 1-3, 1K, 1B, fb to CF.
Peterson 0-2, 2K, BB.
Crane 0-3 3K.
Ramirez 0-2, 1K, pop up to pitcher.
May (PH) 0-1, pop up to second base.

She struck out at least one batter in each inning:
1st - 1, 2nd - 1, 3rd - 2, 4th - 3, 5th - 3, 6th - 3, 7th - 2.

Monica had a no hitter going into the 4th inning. On a 3-2 count, Carosone led off the 4th with a single right back up the middle. Emily had hit a liner back at Abbott in the first inning for her only out of the night. Giving up that single seemed to piss off Monica... as she mowed down the next eight Bandit hitters. 

After striking out each of the eight Bandit batters that followed Carosone's hit, Emily came up again with two out in the 6th... and promptly singled through the left side on the first pitch. But Abbott came right back to whiff Jaquish, for the third time, to end the inning.

Left fielder, Kiki Stokes was the hitting star for the Dawgs going 3 for 3. She doubled in the first run of the game in the 2nd inning (the only EBH of the game). She singled in another run in the 4th... and she singled and scored in the 6th.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

In her last two outings, Abbott has struck out 30 batters while giving up just four hits and one run. She is now 5-0 in her five starts - along with one save in her other appearance. 

So far this season - Abbott has pitched 31 innings and given up 11 hits (for a .111 BA), surrendered 3 ER (for a 0.68 ERA), Walked 9 and hit 5 batters - while striking out 55. 

She is averaging 12.42 strike outs per 7 IP. 




You need to explore this site a little bit better. The Beyond College Softball folder is where NPF threads belong.

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HenryLouisAaron

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Here is a quick look at Monica Abbott's strikeouts per 7 innings pitched over her NPF career... 

Year ........ IP ....... SO ........ SO/7 IP
2007 ..... 23.2 ...... 37 ......... 10.94
2008 ..... DNP
2009 ..... 45.1 ...... 69 ......... 10.65
2010 ... 127.0 ..... 161 .......... 8.87
2011 ... 122.0 ..... 170 .......... 9.75
2012 ... 135.0 ..... 218 ........ 11.30
2013 ... 140.0 ..... 207 ........ 10.35
2014 ... 109.0 ..... 144 .......... 9.25
2015 ... 111.0 ..... 175 ........ 11.04
2016 ... 142.2 ..... 185 .......... 9.08
2017 ..... 31.0 ...... 55 ......... 12.42 (so far)
07-17 .. 986.2 ... 1421 ........ 10.08

She has averaged 1.44 strike outs per inning in her NPF career. 
So far this season - she is at her highest K rate ever - at 1.77 Ks per inning.

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Got an update for Abbott. She came in and pitched the last inning to get her second save of the season... 
striking out all three batters she faced.

So now she has 58 Ks in 32.0 IP in 2017 (12.69 Ks per 7 IP).
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I am pretty sure the Olympic team requires steroid testing.



Is that a problem?


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