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gtwstock

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Auburn swept two games today.  No hitter from Carlson and Martin for 3 innings each and Chardonnay Harris for the 7th, but offense (with the starters in) only got one unearned run on 6 hits. vs. two pretty solid pitchers from Chipola.

Game two had a few more fireworks highlighted by Tannon Snow and Justus Perry hitting HR's and Casey McCracken driving in 3 with a triple.  7-3.  The runs were all off of Charonnay Harris, who was having an issue with her grip, literally threw two pitches behind her, injuring herself the 2nd time.  I've never seen that before.   Seemed like a minor foot injury, yes, the pitch hit her foot and rolled behind her....allowing a run to score.  Weird.   Ashley Swindle came in and pitched well in relief of Harris and Kara Bilodeau looked solid as well to finish things up.
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Auburn swept two games today.  No hitter from Carlson and Martin for 3 innings each and Chardonnay Harris for the 7th, but offense (with the starters in) only got one unearned run on 6 hits. vs. two pretty solid pitchers from Chipola.

Game two had a few more fireworks highlighted by Tannon Snow and Justus Perry hitting HR's and Casey McCracken driving in 3 with a triple.  7-3.  The runs were all off of Charonnay Harris, who was having an issue with her grip, literally threw two pitches behind her, injuring herself the 2nd time.  I've never seen that before.   Seemed like a minor foot injury, yes, the pitch hit her foot and rolled behind her....allowing a run to score.  Weird.   Ashley Swindle came in and pitched well in relief of Harris and Kara Bilodeau looked solid as well to finish things up.
That is some report
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Very well said. I'm sure the kid is a good pitcher , but Flo has certainly changed from when Brentt first started. Great info and always good to have a softball site , but more than a few of the " top 100" didn't even see the field this summer. Coaches kid, parent kissin fanny's kid. The usual stuff.


FloSoftball is very political and they only see a small portion of players.
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Find me a better national list. You won't

Yes, plenty of misses... but the Top 25 year after year holds up pretty well
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From the AU website, Saturday's game 3 and 4 of the weekend.   I should be back out there Sunday for the fall schedule finale(s).

AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn softball team earned its third and fourth victories of the weekend in back-to-back contests against Valdosta State and Snead State Saturday night. The Tigers wrapped up a perfect 4-0 weekend at Jane B. Moore Field.

“We pitched well as a staff,” head coach Mickey Dean said. “We had 23 strikeouts in 14 innings pitched. I thought the offensive standouts for the night were Courtney Shea and KK Crocker, who both had a good night.

“As a team, we put together some really good at-bats and had a lot of runners on base.”

Shea rattled off hits from the left side of the plate, while Crocker scorched a triple. Alyssa Rivera continued her strong fall with another home run.

Auburn closes out its annual fall slate Oct. 29 with a twin bill featuring matchups with Central Alabama CC at 1:30 p.m. CT and Columbus State at 4 p.m. CT. Admission is free for both games.

The Beat Bama Food Drive will continue next Sunday. Attendees who bring a non-perishable food item will receive a food coupon to use at a local Chick-fil-A. 
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Ashley Swindle, who had never gone higher than 63 on the AU radar guns has hit 66 around a dozen times.  Should make that change that much more effective.
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Those new radar guns are awesome.........
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Those new radar guns are awesome.........


Sarcasm? [confused]
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Yes.........
gtwstock

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From a cold and breezy DH today.

http://www.auburntigers.com/sports/w-softbl/recaps/102917aaa.html

Rivera has had a real nice fall, as have the pitchers.  I think the infield will be fine, albeit young.  Waiting to see what Livy Schiele can do in the spring to add to the lineup.  Veach will push for one of the corner positions and we have some solid folks at either corner already.   We'll see if Tannon Snow will do more than DH, her sister is clearly the SS as a true freshman.  I think these girls will do a lot of great things in the spring.
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What's your guess at second, third, and left?  I tuned in for a while today - Dowell was playing second, Nutt at third, McCrackin at short, and Olszweski in left.  Crocker was DP, moved to second in the 5th.  Dean seems to be giving everyone a chance, and why wouldn't he? I know Schiele is a favorite in left when her leg heals.
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From a cold and breezy DH today.

http://www.auburntigers.com/sports/w-softbl/recaps/102917aaa.html

Rivera has had a real nice fall, as have the pitchers.  I think the infield will be fine, albeit young.  Waiting to see what Livy Schiele can do in the spring to add to the lineup.  Veach will push for one of the corner positions and we have some solid folks at either corner already.   We'll see if Tannon Snow will do more than DH, her sister is clearly the SS as a true freshman.  I think these girls will do a lot of great things in the spring.


Is Veach still playing some behind the plate?
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Is Veach still playing some behind the plate?



Shea and Tissier did all the catching that I know about yesterday.  Don't know who caught Martin in the first 4 innings of the first game.  Tissier caught the last couple innings of both games, and Shea started the second game.  Swindle relieved Martin in game 1,and Bilodeau pitched the 7th.  Harris finished up for Carlson in the 2d game.  Gutierrez (also a catcher) pinch-hit in game 2 and singled.

Have now read that Veach coached first yesterday, not in uniform, possibly favoring a leg.
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Is Veach still playing some behind the plate?


She is going to get her first shot at winning the starting job at 1st or 3rd.  That was determined early on.   She tweaked a knee last week, so I doubt she gets back behind the plate until they start getting ready for spring, if then.
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The Auburn faithful seem pretty confident in who will be playing where come Springtime. 
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Is Carlson still swinging out in the lane?
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Is Carlson still swinging outside the lane?


FIFY
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FIFY


LOL! Yes, yes you did!
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A little obsessed with Carlson are you?  Bagging on her every chance you get.


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The Auburn faithful seem pretty confident in who will be playing where come Springtime. 


Not really.  The first two pitchers will be Carlson and Martin.  Draper will be in center and Rivera in right.  Taylon Snow will be at short.  The other 5 positions are yet to be decided.  That's what I think I know.
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A little obsessed with Carlson are you?  Bagging on her every chance you get.



Oh yes, you should see my shrine.

Seriously, her mechanics and delivery drive me insane and are def illegal, and Barnhill leaps 6 inches upward and that doesn’t get called either. Would like to see the pitches be legal. That’s all
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Carlson only needs a toenail touching the chaulk, so she should be able to adjust her mechanics to become legal.  The question will become how effective will she be if she loses the extra 2-3" of angle on her pitchers.  To be honest I am surprised SEC batters have not done a better job adjusting to her.  It is not like it is a mystery on what she is doing, and her change up is still a work in progress, although getting better.
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Barnhill will not take much to get legal all the time. She's smart and has the best pitching coach in the game. The book description is not always strictly enforced. Strike zones vary from year to year and so do pitching rule interpretations. I might not agree with that practice, but it exists. 
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Good to know, as her former coach, you are fine with her blatantly cheating.

If she could get legal that easily, should have been fixed long ago.

Hopefully you aren’t coaching anymore

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Lost on where "fresh" said s/he was her former coach. Maybe it's getting fixed for this upcoming season. We shall see or if she is called for it.
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I do not think Barnhill is illegal on every pitch, but I do think that she will be more bothered by the transition to becoming legal than Carlson.
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I do not think Barnhill is illegal on every pitch, but I do think that she will be more bothered by the transition to becoming legal than Carlson.


Have you gone cross-eyed or just drinking too much Kentucky Bourbon. Maybe we should all wear those beer goggles when she pitches, the UMPS surely do.


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Carlson only needs a toenail touching the chaulk, so she should be able to adjust her mechanics to become legal.  The question will become how effective will she be if she loses the extra 2-3" of angle on her pitchers.  To be honest I am surprised SEC batters have not done a better job adjusting to her.  It is not like it is a mystery on what she is doing, and her change up is still a work in progress, although getting better.


She was legal under Coach Young @ UNC. Coach Dean has got the pitchers lifting @ Auburn for the first time so her velocity will go up most likely. Unless her muscles reject the exercise that is. I'd be very surprised if Dean ISN'T working to get her legal. He's one of the best pitching coaches alive and just don't see him allowing her to continue with those mechanics. 

And you're right, currently she only throws a combination of a screw-rise and sometimes her screw will move down & in. Any off-speed/change isn't worth mentioning. Again, working with Dean, expect her 'toolbox' to grow by Spring. 
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She was legal under Coach Young @ UNC. Coach Dean has got the pitchers lifting @ Auburn for the first time so her velocity will go up most likely. Unless her muscles reject the exercise that is. I'd be very surprised if Dean ISN'T working to get her legal. He's one of the best pitching coaches alive and just don't see him allowing her to continue with those mechanics. 

And you're right, currently she only throws a combination of a screw-rise and sometimes her screw will move down & in. Any off-speed/change isn't worth mentioning. Again, working with Dean, expect her 'toolbox' to grow by Spring. 


I would love to see her pitch legal.
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Barnhill will not take much to get legal all the time. She's smart and has the best pitching coach in the game. The book description is not always strictly enforced. Strike zones vary from year to year and so do pitching rule interpretations. I might not agree with that practice, but it exists. 


I'm not so sure. Although she has plenty of time IF they are even working on it. 

Her very first move off the rubber is up, not towards home plate. Her timing is such where she depends on her landing to replant & then push off towards home plate. To re-learn to drag & release won't be easy as you think. Besides, her muscle memory depends on her replant for leverage, where she gets a lot of her power. Also, if she has to drag her toes, it will severely hinder her leg-cock, which will also affect her power. 

Considering the SEC is getting a new person to head up the Umpires who is apparently a rules fanatic &, illegal pitches will be a point of emphasis at the upcoming meetings, maybe Florida makes an attempt to bring Barnhill more mainstream.

I'm a huge fan and just want her to do it like every other pitcher.

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