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jayrot

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I think lost in all of this is that there are two other pitchers who can help keep KG from having to go more than 2 to 3 innings.

My ignorant guess would be:

Fouts
Cornell
Gettins
Preston
Goodman

All I need is for Goodman to take 1 to 2 innings vs UAB level competition.
knucklecurve

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From right behind home plate:

Fouts: Style  I'm thinking Laird.

For all of them, it takes to long to throw the pitch and then they throw the same pitch over and over when it's not even close to being a strike or something you can offer at. The same crap has been going on for the past few years.

Cornell: Looked like she wanted to pitch but was waiting on the signs.

Goodman: Looked like she didn't want to pitch. 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by knucklecurve
From right behind home plate:

Fouts: Style  I'm thinking Laird.

For all of them, it takes to long to throw the pitch and then they throw the same pitch over and over when it's not even close to being a strike or something you can offer at. The same crap has been going on for the past few years.

Cornell: Looked like she wanted to pitch but was waiting on the signs.

Goodman: Looked like she didn't want to pitch. 


I take it that you would prefer Murphy to hire another pitching coach?  From this post and previous posts, you don't seem to be a fan of SVBP.  Who do you think would be a good hire to replace her?
jayrot

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I take it that you would prefer Murphy to hire another pitching coach?  From this post and previous posts, you don't seem to be a fan of SVBP.  Who do you think would be a good hire to replace her?


83 miles west and wearing a wrestling belt.
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83 miles west and wearing a wrestling belt.

Sometimes a tutu, sometimes a tiara. Depends on her mood. She has been gone about 8 years now yet he still opines for her? Extremely doubtful that she would ever comeback.
jayrot

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Sometimes a tutu, sometimes a tiara. Depends on her mood. She has been gone about 8 years now yet he still opines for her? Extremely doubtful that she would ever comeback.


No chance at all after what happened after she left.

That bridge is BURNED!
Devin22

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Bama can't beat the "McCrackin"...They try but no...
knucklecurve

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That bridge is burned, and you can't go home again.

I would like to get a coach that can recognize  and develop talent, emphasis getting ahead and staying ahead of the count, challenge the hitters, speed up the pitch calling, quit throwing so many pitches that are non-competitive, and mixing up the pitches- not throwing the same thing over and over again when it has already failed.

Vann hasn't set the world on fire with her pitchers at State and the princess act gets old.

What's the deal with: Gabby Callaway- not on the roster or did she turn into Crabby Gallaway, Tow- suspended, and Dykes-in a sling. If Dykes can't go we are up the creek with out a paddle.
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Tow and Gallaway are discussed in the ""kids will be kids" thread.  I don't know that anyone's confirmed what was posted in there though.
catsbane

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If true, doesn't bode well for the team.
lovsofbal

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it's true
Stephen

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Observations after the Fall games:

-Fouts is clearly the #1 pitcher, and dominated like you expect an ace to do in Fall.  As I recall, allowed 1 weak hit and 1 walk in 4 games, with lots of Ks.  I would say Cornell and Gettins battle for the #2 spot, and that might depend on matchups.

-Wallace definitely looks like the shortstop and will make a huge difference in the lineup.

-Most improved player:  KB Sides.  I expected her to be a small-ball player, but she is swinging away and really took advantage of the extra playing time with Tow out.

-Biggest surprise:  Kayla Davis knocked 4 homers to tie Hemphill for the team lead, and didn't even play in the first game.  She has some serious power and could very well get playing time at 1B over Hardy when Hemphill catches.  Also provides a corner outfield option.

-Other than Dykes, the team looks very healthy at this point.

If I am making a #1 lineup right now, I would go something like:

8  Brown
6  Wallace
3  Hemphill
9  Tow
10 Davis
7  Schroder
2  Dykes
5  Morgan
4  Jenkins

OR

8  Brown
6  Wallace
3  Hemphill
9  Tow
1  Fouts
10 Davis
7  Schroder
2  Dykes
5  Morgan
jayrot

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Just for clarification, numbers are field position. Right?
Stephen

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Originally Posted by jayrot
Just for clarification, numbers are field position. Right?


Yes
GumpW

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I agree with your observations.

My additions:

Goodman and Preston looked better last night.  Won't know about them until they face Division I hitters.  Preston seemed to have more confidence. 

Anderson looks like a future project but she seems well suited to fill the Bobo role - runner, defensive sub at times, pinch hitter when a bunt is needed.  Bobo is one of my all time favorites.  She expanded her role over the 4 years and was a valuable contributor. 

Clark looked strong in the field and provides good depth in the infield.  I did not see her hit enough to form an opinion there. 

Generally, I agree with the lineups you listed.  I assume that in the alternative lineup Jenkins would be the DP at 2B.

I would consider playing Sides in right field and using Tow as the DH.  Brown, Schroder, and Sides are a very strong defensive out field.  Especially early, it would be interesting to see if Sides continues to hit against Division I pitching. Especially if Hemphill has to catch a lot before Dykes is ready I think that lineup with either Davis or Hardy at first base would be strong. I am hoping for big time step ups from Morgan and Schroder.



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<< Just for clarification, numbers are field position. Right? >> (jayrot)


And here I was thinking those numbers were the player's age when they committed to Alabama.

; )
lovsofbal

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that would be Fl
jayrot

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<< Just for clarification, numbers are field position. Right? >> (jayrot)


And here I was thinking those numbers were the player's age when they committed to Alabama.

; )


How dare you think we waited til Davis was 10!
beckibama

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Comments from Murph and the team on the fall ball:

 

Stephen

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The 2019 Alabama softball schedule is set, featuring two home tournaments and Southeastern Conference series against Missouri, Mississippi State, Georgia and Kentucky at Rhoads Stadium.

Season tickets are available at RollTide.com or by calling the ticket office at (205) 348-BAMA. The renewal deadline for season tickets is Nov. 21 and tickets will be shipped in early February. Single game tickets go on sale Feb. 5.

"Our fans give us the best home-field advantage in college softball," UA head coach Patrick Murphy said. "They are knowledgeable, passionate and pack Rhoads Stadium whether it's a midweek game or a big conference series. They make a big difference for us."

The regular-season schedule features 27 games at Rhoads Stadium, including out-of-conference matchups against Minnesota, South Alabama, UAB, Saint Francis, Missouri State, ULM, Michigan State, Southern Miss, Mississippi Valley State, Georgia Tech and Georgia State.

The Crimson Tide will also play a neutral-site contest in Cullman, Ala., against Belmont on Wednesday, April 24. Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

"We are looking forward to a challenging schedule both on the road and at Rhoads Stadium," Murphy said. "Opening the season at Troy allows our fans in the southeast corner of the state to see us for three days and we're excited to head to Arizona the week after that and play in the newly-renovated Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium. Our two home tournaments and a week in Hawaii during spring break rounds out what should be a challenging non-conference slate to prepare us for conference play."

Fourteen teams on the 2019 slate qualified for last year's NCAA Tournament, including seven Super Regional teams and a pair of Women's College World Series participants in Florida and Georgia.

Home SEC series include Missouri (March 8-10), Mississippi State (March 29-31), Georgia (April 13-15) and Kentucky (April 26-28), while road weekends include Texas A&M (March 22-24), South Carolina (April 5-7), Florida (April 19-21) and LSU (May 3-5). Game times for SEC contests will be finalized along with the TV schedule closer to the start of the season.

"Having all 13 SEC teams play in last year's NCAA Tournament is a built-in advantage for us," Murphy said. "Each of the eight conference weekends will be a heavyweight battle."

Alabama's season begins at the Troy Tournament, Feb. 8-10. There, the Crimson Tide will face off against Maryland, Troy and Murray State. The following weekend, the Tide travels to Tucson, Ariz. for the Hillenbrand Invitational Feb. 15-17 facing USF, New Mexico, Cal State Fullerton, Arizona and UIC.

In week three, Alabama makes its home debut hosting the Easton Bama Bash at Rhoads Stadium Feb. 22-24. The Tide will play five games over three days, facing Missouri State, Minnesota and ULM. The Crimson Tide then takes on UAB in Birmingham on Wednesday, Feb. 27, before returning home to host the Easton Crimson Classic, March 1-3. Alabama will play Michigan State, Southern Miss and Saint Francis over the course of the first weekend in March.

The Crimson Tide will then have two midweek matchups at Rhoads Stadium, hosting South Alabama March 5 at 5 p.m. CT and Mississippi Valley State March 6 at 6 p.m. CT. Alabama opens conference play the following weekend, as the Missouri Tigers head to Tuscaloosa for a three-game series March 8–10.

The Tide's conference bye week will be spent in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Rainbow Wahine Classic. Alabama will play six games over four days against SIUE, Niagara and Hawaii starting Wednesday, March 13.

Following its week in Hawaii, the Crimson Tide resumes SEC play with a three-game road series in College Station, Texas against Texas A&M March 22-24. Alabama will return home to play Georgia Tech Wednesday, March 27 before hosting Mississippi State March 29-31. A fifth-straight game at Rhoads Stadium caps the homestand Wednesday, April 3 against UAB.

Alabama hits the halfway point of its conference schedule the following weekend in Columbia, S.C., with a three-game road series against South Carolina April 5-7. The Crimson Tide returns home to take on Georgia State in a midweek matchup on April 13 before a weekend series in Tuscaloosa against Georgia begins Saturday, April 13.

Alabama then heads to Gainesville, Fla. to take on the Florida Gators April 19-21. Taking a break from conference play, Alabama plays a neutral-site contest in Cullman, Ala. against Belmont April 24 at 6 p.m. CT.

The Tide's final home series of the regular season will be against Kentucky April 26-28 before concluding its regular-season schedule in Baton Rouge, La., against LSU May 3-5.

Teams will begin postseason play in College Station, Texas at the 2019 SEC Tournament, with opening-round games starting May 8 and culminating in the SEC Tournament Championship May 11. Every game of the tournament will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.

Following the SEC Tournament, the NCAA Tournament Selection Show will take place May 12 where 64 teams will be placed among 16 nationally-seeded host sites. NCAA Regional play will take place from May 17-19 and the 16 regional winners will advance to the Super Regional round May 23-26. The eight winners will head to the 2019 Women's College World Series at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City where the National Champion will be crowned on June 5.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by PH2
Tow and Gallaway are discussed in the ""kids will be kids" thread.  I don't know that anyone's confirmed what was posted in there though.


I haven't read the other thread, but noticed that Callaway is on the transfer list on the Oct. 15 thread.
Stephen

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Callaway is definitely transferring.  She was in the stands for most of the Fall games.
knucklecurve

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What's the deal with the volleyball coach?
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Where do you think callaway is transferring to?
Devin22

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What happened with Callaway??? 
Stephen

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At long last, Lexi Kilfoyl is an Alabama signee. Now we hold our breath hoping her arm does not fall off before she arrives.
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Jenna Johnson Signs National Letter of Intent with Alabama Softball
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At long last, Lexi Kilfoyl is an Alabama signee. Now we hold our breath hoping her arm does not fall off before she arrives.


Alexis Kilfoyl Signs National Letter of Intent with Alabama Softball
beckibama

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Karla Hice is the third signee of the early signing period:

 

https://rolltide.com/news/2018/11/16/karla-hice-signs-national-letter-of-intent-with-alabama-softball.aspx

beckibama

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Savannah Woodard is the fourth and final signee of the early signing period:


https://rolltide.com/news/2018/11/16/savannah-woodard-signs-national-letter-of-intent-with-alabama-softball.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3xmp-B5WWAM6w56g6qObTSKv7bsPqIep4Ch6BAfTyftELnGw3TyppU-aY

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