Ultimate College Softball
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 6 of 26     «   Prev   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   Next   »
WCCraver

Registered:
Posts: 695
Reply with quote  #151 
Here is the right answer.

[image]

WCCraver

Registered:
Posts: 695
Reply with quote  #152 
Here u go!

[net%2fcontent%2f2008000077%2f2013SB_Alumni]
BearDown

Registered:
Posts: 638
Reply with quote  #153 
Looks like Arizona will have some good players coming in the next few years.

 http://azstarnet.com/more-short-stuff-candrea-works-ahead-to-stock-ua-softball/article_e672949c-c1d2-5c85-8aba-79f8df4385db.html
uwApoligist

Registered:
Posts: 17,965
Reply with quote  #154 
Sorry bit turned around the conversation if HW is off to OU and CG is off to Bama does that help or hurt CS for HQ?

Also you guys indicate a lawyer is half step above a BOS.  I got it the other way around.  BOS just sits where you left it.    

__________________
"Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.   We are born free and we will stay free. "

WCCraver

Registered:
Posts: 695
Reply with quote  #155 
BearDown- This article should had mentioned the fact that Alyssa Palomino is the niece of ex-Cat Toni Mascarenas.
Merrilee Miller from Tucson Ironwood Ridge High want to play centerfield at Hillenbrand and wear the number 26.
There is a very good chance that Jenny Dalton's daughter (Brooke) may become an Arizona Wildcat.
WCCraver

Registered:
Posts: 695
Reply with quote  #156 
18 years ago Laura Espinoza-Watson hit a home run in an Arizona uniform and this past
Sunday she hit one out for the alumni team.
girlerl

Registered:
Posts: 85
Reply with quote  #157 
Someone mentioned earlier that Nancy Bowling didn't pitch in Fall due to an injury. What is her injury? Will she be back in Spring?
swingforthefence

Registered:
Posts: 732
Reply with quote  #158 
Quote:
Originally Posted by girlerl
Someone mentioned earlier that Nancy Bowling didn't pitch in Fall due to an injury. What is her injury? Will she be back in Spring?


I hear she has some sort of foot injury, like plantar fasciitis or something like that.

__________________
"No. I like talking, I just hate people. If I could find other things to talk to, I'd be all for it."
swingforthefence

Registered:
Posts: 732
Reply with quote  #159 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WCCraver
18 years ago Laura Espinoza-Watson hit a home run in an Arizona uniform and this past
Sunday she hit one out for the alumni team.


Has it really been 18 Years, since she was in a UA uniform? 
Laura Espinoza - Watson, Still has a very competitive spirit and her WILL to succeed, NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES, is an ingredient that is missing from a lot of today's softball athletes. Just not sure why that is?




 

__________________
"No. I like talking, I just hate people. If I could find other things to talk to, I'd be all for it."
section11

Registered:
Posts: 38
Reply with quote  #160 
Quote:
Originally Posted by girlerl
Someone mentioned earlier that Nancy Bowling didn't pitch in Fall due to an injury. What is her injury? Will she be back in Spring?


Nancy pitched 3 innings during the Fall Invitational. Allowed zero hits while striking out six.  She also pitched 3 innings of the Alumni game this past weekend.


swingforthefence

Registered:
Posts: 732
Reply with quote  #161 
Quote:
Originally Posted by section11
Quote:
Originally Posted by girlerl
Someone mentioned earlier that Nancy Bowling didn't pitch in Fall due to an injury. What is her injury? Will she be back in Spring?


Nancy pitched 3 innings during the Fall Invitational. Allowed zero hits while striking out six.  She also pitched 3 innings of the Alumni game this past weekend.




Speaking of Pitchers, wasn't it Pinion who gave up 2 HR's, in the few innings she pitched in the Alumni game?
Just thinking out loud, but wouldn't it be an interesting STAT, to see the # of HR's given up / per batter faced?

I would BET, Pinion leads the PAC, by a long shot - who knows, she might even lead the country!

__________________
"No. I like talking, I just hate people. If I could find other things to talk to, I'd be all for it."
BearDown

Registered:
Posts: 638
Reply with quote  #162 
I really think you need to find a different team to "root" for. To single out a young woman for whom you seem to have some animosity (but then I don't think you like anybody involved with this team anyway) for pitching in a "fun" game is pitiful. If you really think our pitchers are so terrible, why don't you do the research and support your comments rather than just throw out stupid remarks that only show how pitiful you are? My opinion is that all the team did a great job during the fall season and showed us the potential is there for a great year, they and the fans had a great time, and we are really looking forward to the season opener. It was wonderful to see all the newcomers and how enthusiastic everyone is. Go Cats and we'll be there supporting you this season. WCWS here we come!
GatoMontes

Registered:
Posts: 54
Reply with quote  #163 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BearDown
I really think you need to find a different team to "root" for. To single out a young woman for whom you seem to have some animosity (but then I don't think you like anybody involved with this team anyway) for pitching in a "fun" game is pitiful. If you really think our pitchers are so terrible, why don't you do the research and support your comments rather than just throw out stupid remarks that only show how pitiful you are? My opinion is that all the team did a great job during the fall season and showed us the potential is there for a great year, they and the fans had a great time, and we are really looking forward to the season opener. It was wonderful to see all the newcomers and how enthusiastic everyone is. Go Cats and we'll be there supporting you this season. WCWS here we come!


BEAR DOWN !!!!!!

__________________
"Now this is the law of the jungle, as old and true as the sky; And the WOLF that shall keep it may prosper, but the WOLF that shall break it must die; As the vine that wraps the tree trunk, this law runneth forward and back; for the strength of the PACK is the WOLF, and the strength of the WOLF is the PACK"

Bear Down Wildcats...Bear Down !!
Go Cats....Go Team USA


swingforthefence

Registered:
Posts: 732
Reply with quote  #164 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BearDown
I really think you need to find a different team to "root" for. To single out a young woman for whom you seem to have some animosity (but then I don't think you like anybody involved with this team anyway) for pitching in a "fun" game is pitiful. If you really think our pitchers are so terrible, why don't you do the research and support your comments rather than just throw out stupid remarks that only show how pitiful you are? My opinion is that all the team did a great job during the fall season and showed us the potential is there for a great year, they and the fans had a great time, and we are really looking forward to the season opener. It was wonderful to see all the newcomers and how enthusiastic everyone is. Go Cats and we'll be there supporting you this season. WCWS here we come!


Sounds Great! And the entire world can join hands and sing Kumbaya', while a magical fairy, riding a Unicorn, sprinkles Pixie Dust over our heads, and the water will magically taste like wine!

So, I guess I am suppose to talk about, ONLY the good, and never point out the bad stuff. Because that's what LIFE is all about, Everybody Wins, There is a Prize for everyone, It's NEVER YOUR fault, Blame it on the way you were brought up, and by no means, never take personally accountability for your performance.

They are college softball athletes and I am critiquing their performance in a collegiate game they are playing (ESPN Sports Center, and Fox Sports are shows BUILT on critiquing players - and your MAD at me?), if they can't handle this, maybe they should practice more! If that's just as GOOD as they can get, or WANT to get, then maybe they should work on thickening up their skin a bit!.

If you lead the nation in Home Runs Given Up, in D1 Softball, are we not suppose to talk about it? Ooohhhh, I see, we'll just, keep it on the down low, sweep it under the proverbial rug, and maybe no one will notice the Balls flying over the fence  (Mr.Umpire, hurry and slip me another ball please, before someone notices the other one, left the PARK - in a hurry)... 


__________________
"No. I like talking, I just hate people. If I could find other things to talk to, I'd be all for it."
swingforthefence

Registered:
Posts: 732
Reply with quote  #165 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GatoMontes
Quote:
Originally Posted by BearDown
I really think you need to find a different team to "root" for. To single out a young woman for whom you seem to have some animosity (but then I don't think you like anybody involved with this team anyway) for pitching in a "fun" game is pitiful. If you really think our pitchers are so terrible, why don't you do the research and support your comments rather than just throw out stupid remarks that only show how pitiful you are? My opinion is that all the team did a great job during the fall season and showed us the potential is there for a great year, they and the fans had a great time, and we are really looking forward to the season opener. It was wonderful to see all the newcomers and how enthusiastic everyone is. Go Cats and we'll be there supporting you this season. WCWS here we come!


BEAR DOWN !!!!!!




GatoMontes - Ummmm, Well Said??????

I like that you didn't mince your words, you were very direct and succinct in your, obviously well thought out and intelligent response! 

__________________
"No. I like talking, I just hate people. If I could find other things to talk to, I'd be all for it."
BearDown

Registered:
Posts: 638
Reply with quote  #166 
Well, SFTF, I'm not mad at you. I just think you're a pitiful person. Perhaps you should be writing a sports column somewhere where your critiques and comments will be appreciated - assuming you support them with facts and statistics. I'm an Arizona Wildcat softball fan and I personally see no need to start nitpicking on the players and coaches during the fall ball season when they are out there showing what they can do and learning to play as a team. I'd rather be supportive but maybe that's just me. Glad I'm not you though. 
musftblfan

Registered:
Posts: 1,189
Reply with quote  #167 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BearDown
Well, SFTF, I'm not mad at you. I just think you're a pitiful person.


smh

softball forums dot com

__________________
live in Brooklyn, NY, raised in St. Louis. not a lot of people know I like softball this much..... 
WCCraver

Registered:
Posts: 695
Reply with quote  #168 
SFTF- You are right about Piñon. She did lead the Pac-12 in home runs allowed per at bats.
Lets see you prove that she did or did not lead the nation.
Piñon gave up 27 in 125 innings and Demore (OSU) 27 in 186.2 innings.
Escobedo 39 in 250.2 innings.
swingforthefence

Registered:
Posts: 732
Reply with quote  #169 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WCCraver
SFTF- You are right about Piñon. She did lead the Pac-12 in home runs allowed per at bats.
Lets see you prove that she did or did not lead the nation.
Piñon gave up 27 in 125 innings and Demore (OSU) 27 in 186.2 innings.
Escobedo 39 in 250.2 innings.


Nice Work!
I will see if I can find that info.




__________________
"No. I like talking, I just hate people. If I could find other things to talk to, I'd be all for it."
WCCraver

Registered:
Posts: 695
Reply with quote  #170 
SFTF- Who do you think will give up more home runs in 2014 Babcock or Piñon?
        
          Did you know that it looks like Babcock will take to Colorado the Arizona record
          for most home runs by a 4 year pitcher.
swingforthefence

Registered:
Posts: 732
Reply with quote  #171 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BearDown
Well, SFTF, I'm not mad at you. I just think you're a pitiful person. Perhaps you should be writing a sports column somewhere where your critiques and comments will be appreciated - assuming you support them with facts and statistics. I'm an Arizona Wildcat softball fan and I personally see no need to start nitpicking on the players and coaches during the fall ball season when they are out there showing what they can do and learning to play as a team. I'd rather be supportive but maybe that's just me. Glad I'm not you though. 


I need a "Sports Column" to voice my critiques?
I thought that's what these softball forums were for?

See, I must have missed the memo, where we were all suppose to put a big smiley face on and say things like; "Its not Pinion's fault, that a former player, who by the way, hasn't played collegiate softball in 15 years, hits a monster HR off her" or "I bet, Pinion, GAVE her that pitch to hit out of the park, that way it added to the Alumni's Experience, so she'll return next year".

CATS ARE GREAT! ALL THINGS UA ARE GREAT! GO CATS! 
 
Blah, Blah, Blah, BAAARF (Throw UP sound)!

How about pulling your head out of the clouds and being real for a change; If they want to get to the WCWS this season, they are going to work harder than they ever have. The day's of, just doing what is expected is not enough. The softball talent is everywhere now, and if there is a hole or weakness in a teams roster, it will cost the team victories. There is just NO WIGGLE ROOM, anymore.
There are plenty of NICE young lady's on this team, (Pinion may be one of them, who knows) and I'm sure the same can be said about a most every collegiate team, but NICE does not matter, when trying to win the WCWS.
If a player(s) have poor stats, year after year, do they not have a sense of pride that compels them to figure out a plan on what it's going to take to change things - and then, DO IT! 
You see, that's where personal accountability and pride takes over (or at least, SHOULD) and that is what is lacking in a lot of todays athletes.  

There are too many people out there, like BearDown, who run around offering a shoulder to cry on, when a swift kick in the rear, is what's needed to re-ignite the competitive spirit in an athlete. Giving up the most HR's in the PAC, is NOT GOOD (never will be). What's wrong with saying that? 



__________________
"No. I like talking, I just hate people. If I could find other things to talk to, I'd be all for it."
swingforthefence

Registered:
Posts: 732
Reply with quote  #172 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WCCraver
SFTF- Who do you think will give up more home runs in 2014 Babcock or Piñon?
        
          Did you know that it looks like Babcock will take to Colorado the Arizona record
          for most home runs by a 4 year pitcher.


I think Pinion will give up more HR's this season, due ONLY to the fact that she will see more time in the circle than Babcock.

This is frustrating, because I think SB has a lot of physical talent, and could have been a great pitcher - BUT, like most in this generation of non-accountable, softball athletes, she lacked prideful-ness, which to me, means; Never, EVER accepting a dismal performances (let alone multiple seasons of dismal performances), without feeling so sick to your stomach, that you would do what ever it took, to NOT have another performance like that.  
It should feel humiliating to an athlete to step out there, knowing they did a crappy job in the previous outing, but having the confidence "knowing" that they did EVERYTHING they could, to do a better job, this time around.
I don't think that's the case with SB. I don't think she feels awful, knowing that she let her team down, or at least awful enough to do something about it. "It's just another Game in the books" and "more crappy stats to stack on top of other crappy stats".
If this sounds harsh, its because it is. In 3 years, she never got ONE bit better (maybe even gotten worse) and YES, it's HER FAULT!
 



__________________
"No. I like talking, I just hate people. If I could find other things to talk to, I'd be all for it."
swingforthefence

Registered:
Posts: 732
Reply with quote  #173 
I hate having to scroll down to find the Arizona thread, so this reply is my way of bouncing it to the TOP of the page.
__________________
"No. I like talking, I just hate people. If I could find other things to talk to, I'd be all for it."
Warchild

Registered:
Posts: 294
Reply with quote  #174 
Quote:
Originally Posted by swingforthefence
Quote:
Originally Posted by WCCraver
SFTF- Who do you think will give up more home runs in 2014 Babcock or Piñon?
        
          Did you know that it looks like Babcock will take to Colorado the Arizona record
          for most home runs by a 4 year pitcher.


I think Pinion will give up more HR's this season, due ONLY to the fact that she will see more time in the circle than Babcock.

This is frustrating, because I think SB has a lot of physical talent, and could have been a great pitcher - BUT, like most in this generation of non-accountable, softball athletes, she lacked prideful-ness, which to me, means; Never, EVER accepting a dismal performances (let alone multiple seasons of dismal performances), without feeling so sick to your stomach, that you would do what ever it took, to NOT have another performance like that.  
It should feel humiliating to an athlete to step out there, knowing they did a crappy job in the previous outing, but having the confidence "knowing" that they did EVERYTHING they could, to do a better job, this time around.
I don't think that's the case with SB. I don't think she feels awful, knowing that she let her team down, or at least awful enough to do something about it. "It's just another Game in the books" and "more crappy stats to stack on top of other crappy stats".
If this sounds harsh, its because it is. In 3 years, she never got ONE bit better (maybe even gotten worse) and YES, it's HER FAULT!
 




Did it ever occur to you that maybe, just MAYBE she is doing the best that she can? That maybe, she was put into a situation that was to big of a challenge for her? Just because someone puts the Arizona jersey on does not mean they are going to be an All-American with 60+ wins and a .082 ERA. The game has changed. The umpires don't coddle UA near as much as they used to. Maybe Babcock would have thrived in the 90's and early 2000's when throwing the ball in the batters boxes were always strikes for UA pitchers.
swingforthefence

Registered:
Posts: 732
Reply with quote  #175 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by swingforthefence
Quote:
Originally Posted by WCCraver
SFTF- Who do you think will give up more home runs in 2014 Babcock or Piñon?
        
          Did you know that it looks like Babcock will take to Colorado the Arizona record
          for most home runs by a 4 year pitcher.


I think Pinion will give up more HR's this season, due ONLY to the fact that she will see more time in the circle than Babcock.

This is frustrating, because I think SB has a lot of physical talent, and could have been a great pitcher - BUT, like most in this generation of non-accountable, softball athletes, she lacked prideful-ness, which to me, means; Never, EVER accepting a dismal performances (let alone multiple seasons of dismal performances), without feeling so sick to your stomach, that you would do what ever it took, to NOT have another performance like that.  
It should feel humiliating to an athlete to step out there, knowing they did a crappy job in the previous outing, but having the confidence "knowing" that they did EVERYTHING they could, to do a better job, this time around.
I don't think that's the case with SB. I don't think she feels awful, knowing that she let her team down, or at least awful enough to do something about it. "It's just another Game in the books" and "more crappy stats to stack on top of other crappy stats".
If this sounds harsh, its because it is. In 3 years, she never got ONE bit better (maybe even gotten worse) and YES, it's HER FAULT!
 




Did it ever occur to you that maybe, just MAYBE she is doing the best that she can? That maybe, she was put into a situation that was to big of a challenge for her? Just because someone puts the Arizona jersey on does not mean they are going to be an All-American with 60+ wins and a .082 ERA. The game has changed. The umpires don't coddle UA near as much as they used to. Maybe Babcock would have thrived in the 90's and early 2000's when throwing the ball in the batters boxes were always strikes for UA pitchers.



No, it didn't occur to me, that this is as good as she can get, because I have seen pitchers at the college level develop and perfect an entirely NEW pitch, which they never had in the seasons before.
It really comes down to personal accountability and a deep desire to be great (or at least better than you were the preceding years).

If this is TOO BIG of a show for her, she should transfer - I'm certain she would dominate at a smaller school.

Not asking for 60+ Win, All American, .082 ERA pitcher, but it would be nice to not been dominating the PAC rankings for, Highest ERA, Most HR given up, etc.

UA's ONLY hope for a return to the WCWS this season, will be with KF leading the way in the circle. Lets hope she stays healthy. 

__________________
"No. I like talking, I just hate people. If I could find other things to talk to, I'd be all for it."
hatesbaseball

Registered:
Posts: 417
Reply with quote  #176 
I'm not here to defend or criticize any of the pitchers. But I will add this comment. Laura Espinosa, while she played many years ago, could still hit a dinger off of just about any current pitcher out there who makes a mistake. So EP giving up one to her in an Alumni game isn't a big deal in my book. SFTF, I doubt you would want to face her from the circle either. Just my 2 cents.
WCCraver

Registered:
Posts: 695
Reply with quote  #177 
SFTF- You talked about LEW hitting one off EP. Now, lets hear your comment on Kenzie Fowler giving up a long ball to Pima's
Victoria Mariscal who will move on to the UofA next fall.
swingforthefence

Registered:
Posts: 732
Reply with quote  #178 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WCCraver
SFTF- You talked about LEW hitting one off EP. Now, lets hear your comment on Kenzie Fowler giving up a long ball to Pima's
Victoria Mariscal who will move on to the UofA next fall.


Mariscal hitting a HR off KF, is hardly the same thing as LEW, sending one out on EP (who by the way, leads the PAC in HR's - ALLOWED).

Here's the difference;

KF, is just beginning to shake the cob webs off, after being on the shelf for a season and is in the process of getting BACK into pitching shape and working her pitches. The batter she faced (VM), although from a JC, is currently playing softball and has been seeing live pitching - so, leave a pitch over the plate, and it will get hit.

EP, on the other hand, faced a batter (LEW), who has NOT stood in the box and faced a pitcher, in a very long time. I think LEW, did a very good job, but EP had her 0-2, I think - before throwing a bunch of cruddy pitches that no one would swing at, to then have to throw a strike, which left the park.

Like most of the PIMA transplants, I don't expect much from Mariscal if/when she gets to UA. 

__________________
"No. I like talking, I just hate people. If I could find other things to talk to, I'd be all for it."
swingforthefence

Registered:
Posts: 732
Reply with quote  #179 
Call me Crazy, but the way I see it is; the 'Cats making it, at least to "Super Regionals" this season (that is, if KF stays healthy). Much stronger team this season, compared to last;

SS: Lost - DelPonte / Added - Fox and Mercado
2B: Lost -No One, Added options; Mercado / Fox /  Young
3B: Lost - No One, Added: Mauga
Pitching: Lost - No One, Added Floyd, but more importantly, Fowler is back pitching

Outfield:
many options now, so poor hitters, can be removed from lineup.

The team is much stronger now

__________________
"No. I like talking, I just hate people. If I could find other things to talk to, I'd be all for it."
section11

Registered:
Posts: 38
Reply with quote  #180 
http://www.arizonawildcats.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30700&ATCLID=209318569
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.