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scrybe

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Not a pretty weekend for the Big 12. At this point they will be lucky to get three teams in the tournament. Sooners rolling, Baylor and OSU are ok. TT , KS and IS are terrible.  


You evidently forgot about UT (that's understandable). But, I'm curious; which side of that equation do you believe the whorns fall?
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You are correct, the Big 12 looked pretty bad last weekend to include Texas. Three to four spots in the tourney max. As long as Ok State, Baylor and Texas avoid any disasters against the league dogs they will have a shot at the tournament.    
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https://twitter.com/BUMoore/status/982073043794186240
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Nice! Congrats!!
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With two outs in bottom of 1st Horns score 9 on Samford @ McCombs in Austin.
HoustonBear15

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Rodoni strikes out 14 and allows only 2 hits in Baylor’s 2-0 win over Texas Tech
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<< Rodoni strikes out 14 and allows only 2 hits in Baylor’s 2-0 win over Texas Tech >> (HoustonBear15)


Rodoni (much like Osorio) will be a scary factor for any team to face in the post season.
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I don't think Rodoni at her best is anywhere close to Osorio at her best.

Problem is, Osorio looks a little off right now
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<< Problem is, Osorio looks a little off right now >> (3LT)

I think cold weather hurts Alexis quite a bit. 
I think she will look much better when it gets warmer.
I hope there are no lasting "after effects" from her getting hit by that batted ball.
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I have wondered this with the struggles of Alabama's offense the past 2 season and the inexperience of the two pitchers behind her. I wonder of she is feels like she needs to be perfect all the time? Maybe thinking if she gives up 2 or 3 runs her offense might not be able to come back.
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I don't think Rodoni at her best is anywhere close to Osorio at her best.

Problem is, Osorio looks a little off right now
Doesn’t matter how good you are at your best if that’s not the level you’re playing at. Rodoni has a head to head win against Osorio this season. She is prone to giving up the long ball but always seems to grow stronger as the game goes on. Baylor really has no consistent depth to back up Rodoni so hopefully she’ll be able to carry the team and recreate last year’s postseason (2 no-hitters and a win against Arizona).
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Doesn’t matter how good you are at your best if that’s not the level you’re playing at. Rodoni has a head to head win against Osorio this season. She is prone to giving up the long ball but always seems to grow stronger as the game goes on. Baylor really has no consistent depth to back up Rodoni so hopefully she’ll be able to carry the team and recreate last year’s postseason (2 no-hitters and a win against Arizona).
all true, as well
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Texas has really loaded up on playing some weak teams this year.  Hard to know how that can help them.
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1. Oklahoma

2. Texas

3.Ok State

4. Baylor

5. pick

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This may be the final weekend of Baylor being a regional host...unless they do something nutty like beat Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament
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Hard to believe how far Baylor has fallen.  Failed to reload when most Texas players would love to commit there.
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Hard to believe how far Baylor has fallen.  Failed to reload when most Texas players would love to commit there.
With the three SEC transfers coming in, I really had high hopes for the Lady Bears this season, but this team just can’t score runs in clutch situations. They constantly leave runners on base. They’re #7 in the nation in batting average but not even in the top 40 in scoring. That just shows that they’re not good with runners on base.
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With the three SEC transfers coming in, I really had high hopes for the Lady Bears this season, but this team just can’t score runs in clutch situations. They constantly leave runners on base. They’re #7 in the nation in batting average but not even in the top 40 in scoring. That just shows that they’re not good with runners on base.


I think part of their problem is there is only so much you can do with a lineup that's mostly slappers and dinkers. The 1B and McGlaun have some pop, but you can work around them. At some point you've got to have someone who can drive one to a gap or over the fence to create big innings. That's the timeliness you mentioned.
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I think part of their problem is there is only so much you can do with a lineup that's mostly slappers and dinkers. The 1B and McGlaun have some pop, but you can work around them. At some point you've got to have someone who can drive one to a gap or over the fence to create big innings. That's the timeliness you mentioned.
The lineup was composed of the same type of players last year. I think Baylor relied more on small ball last year than this year yet made it to the WCWS. Baylor really only has 3 slappers in their lineup this season which is pretty normal. At the same time, Baylor didn’t really score many runs last season either but Selman was phenomenal in her senior year and also had Rodoni to back her up. Rodoni is really working by herself this season and doesn’t have great quality to back her up.
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Things are only getting worse for BU. They have lost their senior third baseman, Caitlin Charlton, to a torn MCL. Right fielder, Maddison Kettler, will most likely fill in the spot.
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Damn, Caitlin tore each ACL when she was in high school in South Florida.

That really sucks for such a tough, tough kid
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Damn, Caitlin tore each ACL when she was in high school in South Florida.

That really sucks for such a tough, tough kid
She also missed half of last season with a shoulder injury. Apparently, her family has a history of weak joints and ligaments and she’s not the only family member to suffer from multiple injuries like this.
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Looks like only three teams are on track to make the tournament at this time and baring a run in the Big 12 tournament. 

1. Ok
2. Ok State
3. Texas


4. Baylor

5. ?? Do any of these teams have a chance??

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I don't see anyway Baylor misses the tournament. They still have series' against Kansas and Iowa State who are a combined 1-17 in conference.
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Only way I see TT, KU or ISU making it is if one pretty much wins out and overtakes Baylor to finish fourth.  Mathematically possible, but extremely unlikely.  
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I don't think this is so, but is Texas somehow better this year than in the past or is the conference just so much weaker.  I never thought this pitching staff would make it the year, but somehow they are performing.
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I don't think this is so, but is Texas somehow better this year than in the past or is the conference just so much weaker.  I never thought this pitching staff would make it the year, but somehow they are performing.


I would guess the answer to both questions is "no," but we'll find out for sure when the whorns visit Norman.
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Transfer from ACU coming in next year should help the Baylor pitching staff.  
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Transfer from ACU coming in next year should help the Baylor pitching staff.  
I’m really excited about the addition of her- Sidney Holman is her name. She was the Southland Conference freshman of the year a season ago. She’s a power pitcher and has reached up to 71 mph. Should be a good compliment to Rodoni.

Baylor also has a good freshman coming in with Maddie Lindsey out of the Houston area. She played travel ball for Texas Bombers who have produced some very good pitching recruits.
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Transfer from ACU coming in next year should help the Baylor pitching staff.  


Where is she transferring from?
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