Ultimate College Softball
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 1 of 2      1   2   Next
Unregistered
Reply with quote  #1 
Make the field bigger likes it’s pathetic how easy it is for college girls to hit a homerun I’m tired of seeing girls only having to hit 220 feet when boys have to hit 360. Also the field size does not change for them I believe the file should be 300 center an 250 from left to right.
smcouvillion

Registered:
Posts: 441
Reply with quote  #2 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered
Make the field bigger likes it’s pathetic how easy it is for college girls to hit a homerun I’m tired of seeing girls only having to hit 220 feet when boys have to hit 360. Also the field size does not change for them I believe the file should be 300 center an 250 from left to right.


Another 80 feet? You realize how hard it is to hit homeruns on the field they are already on? I think the farthest the ball can probably go is like 250...
olddawg

Registered:
Posts: 964
Reply with quote  #3 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered
Make the field bigger likes it’s pathetic how easy it is for college girls to hit a homerun I’m tired of seeing girls only having to hit 220 feet when boys have to hit 360. Also the field size does not change for them I believe the file should be 300 center an 250 from left to right.


Not enough real estate at a lot of schools.  Would be better to deaden the bats and/or balls a little like they did in NCAA baseball a few years ago.

1janiedough

Registered:
Posts: 3,706
Reply with quote  #4 
Quote:
Originally Posted by olddawg


Not enough real estate at a lot of schools.  Would be better to deaden the bats and/or balls a little like they did in NCAA baseball a few years ago.



Or move the rubber back to 40 feet😁
EarlyGrayce

Registered:
Posts: 6,611
Reply with quote  #5 
Oh, you naughty girl.
__________________

"What questions are not getting answered.  The only ones I see being avoided is "Why you switch from Dewey to Will I Wynn?"  and  "Why you switch from Bama_CF to Fresh?" and of course the best one that will never get answered, never in a million years... "When you bringing back KPI?"

spazsdad

Registered:
Posts: 7,510
Reply with quote  #6 
Quote:
Originally Posted by smcouvillion


Another 80 feet? You realize how hard it is to hit homeruns on the field they are already on? I think the farthest the ball can probably go is like 250...

I have had 16 yr old players clear a 275’ slowpitch fence beyond the 200’ regulation fence

__________________
#SCOTUS x two
Fresh has rings. Ask him to tell you about them


olddawg

Registered:
Posts: 964
Reply with quote  #7 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1janiedough


Or move the rubber back to 40 feet😁


Moving the pitcher's plate back up would not stop big pop ups/not so well struck balls from going out of the yard.
smcouvillion

Registered:
Posts: 441
Reply with quote  #8 
Quote:
Originally Posted by spazsdad

I have had 16 yr old players clear a 275’ slowpitch fence beyond the 200’ regulation fence


Are they playing slowpitch or fastpitch?
olddawg

Registered:
Posts: 964
Reply with quote  #9 
Quote:
Originally Posted by spazsdad

I have had 16 yr old players clear a 275’ slowpitch fence beyond the 200’ regulation fence


I know two kids who hit the ball 275'-300' semi-regularly at 16 and 17 years old.

Deaden the ball or bat is the ticket.
hogtyed

Registered:
Posts: 447
Reply with quote  #10 
You should stick to watching baseball if you’re tired os seeing it.
spazsdad

Registered:
Posts: 7,510
Reply with quote  #11 
Quote:
Originally Posted by smcouvillion


Are they playing slowpitch or fastpitch?

FP but many fields have a permanent SP fence at 275 with a temporary fence at 200 for FP

__________________
#SCOTUS x two
Fresh has rings. Ask him to tell you about them


SmileyAnders

Registered:
Posts: 966
Reply with quote  #12 
All the in the park home runs would be really embarrassing. 
Kurosawa

Registered:
Posts: 3,199
Reply with quote  #13 
Go back to wood bats. Much cheaper.
TBarvsd

Registered:
Posts: 26
Reply with quote  #14 
Men's fastpitch dimensions are usually 250' all the way around
olddawg

Registered:
Posts: 964
Reply with quote  #15 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurosawa
Go back to wood bats. Much cheaper.


I think that the reason that baseball below the pro level went away from wood is that it was not cheaper when you factored in the number of broken bats in a season.
Tomahawk

Registered:
Posts: 38
Reply with quote  #16 

First off, “Princess” needs to hit bombs and the bat companies are not going to give up that $$$ unless they are required to do so.  Second, 90% of hitting gurus will fight it, too, because people will find out they actually can’t teach hitting.  Bring back the Bombats and see how many real hitters there are, and then you’ll probably cry about needing to bring fences in.

Kurosawa

Registered:
Posts: 3,199
Reply with quote  #17 
Quote:
Originally Posted by olddawg


I think that the reason that baseball below the pro level went away from wood is that it was not cheaper when you factored in the number of broken bats in a season.


Cheaper than expanding the fields.
hogtyed

Registered:
Posts: 447
Reply with quote  #18 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomahawk

First off, “Princess” needs to hit bombs and the bat companies are not going to give up that $$$ unless they are required to do so.  Second, 90% of hitting gurus will fight it, too, because people will find out they actually can’t teach hitting.  Bring back the Bombats and see how many real hitters there are, and then you’ll probably cry about needing to bring fences in.



Back to the days of small ball and seventeen inning, 1-0 games.
olddawg

Registered:
Posts: 964
Reply with quote  #19 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hogtyed


Back to the days of small ball and seventeen inning, 1-0 games.


Definitely not, but the pendulum has swung too far the other way when slappers accidentally hit home runs.  Time to adjust it back in a little.
olddawg

Registered:
Posts: 964
Reply with quote  #20 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurosawa


Cheaper than expanding the fields.


Yes, but they couldn't expand Husky softball stadium anyway.
Prowler

Registered:
Posts: 1,517
Reply with quote  #21 
Chicks dig the long ball.
BillSmith

Registered:
Posts: 6,769
Reply with quote  #22 
Are the bats better than recent past or is NCAA using hotter cores or winds of yarn? Have a few former players that are saying, "No way!", when they see some these wrist-flicks that wind up over the fence.
__________________
Sometimes you are the mole, sometimes the mushroom.
spazsdad

Registered:
Posts: 7,510
Reply with quote  #23 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurosawa
Go back to wood bats. Much cheaper.

I have always wanted to host a wood bat tournament just to see the looks on players and parents faces.

__________________
#SCOTUS x two
Fresh has rings. Ask him to tell you about them


hogtyed

Registered:
Posts: 447
Reply with quote  #24 
Quote:
Originally Posted by olddawg


Definitely not, but the pendulum has swung too far the other way when slappers accidentally hit home runs.  Time to adjust it back in a little.


2009 WCWS Georgia vs Washington. Batter for UG, can’t remember her name, just tries to defend off a low pitch from DL with a low, disconnected swing. BAM, she goes yard. Those old Synergy SCN1B’s were great bats.
olddawg

Registered:
Posts: 964
Reply with quote  #25 
Quote:
Originally Posted by spazsdad

I have always wanted to host a wood bat tournament just to see the looks on players and parents faces.


I never played baseball with anything but a wood bat.
One of my son's travel ball teams went to a wood bat tournament once.  He did not believe me when I told him that the hitters he thought were very good would be exposed as marginal or less.  He found out that weekend.
Unregistered
Reply with quote  #26 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hogtyed


2009 WCWS Georgia vs Washington. Batter for UG, can’t remember her name, just tries to defend off a low pitch from DL with a low, disconnected swing. BAM, she goes yard. Those old Synergy SCN1B’s were great bats.
megan wiggins when she just dropped the barrel to the ball against Danielle Lawrie. those bats were the same ones that Hawaii swung in 2010 when they hit well over 100 homers.
spazsdad

Registered:
Posts: 7,510
Reply with quote  #27 
Those old Synergy’s were great. My kid had the same one from 14u through HS and when she went to college I sold it on EBay for over $300.
__________________
#SCOTUS x two
Fresh has rings. Ask him to tell you about them


Nedpics

Registered:
Posts: 273
Reply with quote  #28 
The biggest softball field I've encountered (on TV) is the Utah Utes, which has 225 at the lines and 235 at center. That is a lot of grass in the outfield, making for more doubles and triples, while still managing to give up a homerun or two. Granted, this was at altitude. I wouldn't be opposed to a larger field, but I think that better pitching is a key to fewer homeruns.

Although the FSU vs UW has yet to happen, it could prove to be a classic. A team which has not given any homerun this tournament, vs a team that hits homers like they were singles.




olddawg

Registered:
Posts: 964
Reply with quote  #29 
Quote:
Originally Posted by spazsdad
Those old Synergy’s were great. My kid had the same one from 14u through HS and when she went to college I sold it on EBay for over $300.


My Kid wore out two of them.  I bought them both on EBAY and did not get to sell either one.

They were definitely hot.
lovsofbal

Registered:
Posts: 1,952
Reply with quote  #30 
NCAA stats show 9 players hit 20 or more home runs.  50 hit 15 or more. 16 of those 50 were from P5 schools.  7 were in the WS. 


this seems to come up every year after the WS. leave it like it is. 
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.