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Ladera96DD

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Ladera - What's the deal with Thrower? Injured, Transferring, something else?


In 100% honesty, I have no Idea... she is listed on the roster and announced as a non starter at the games, but I have not seen her or asked about her... she was solid for us last year in her few innings... 
Ladera96DD

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Week 4 RPI... 
RankTeamWeek 3Week 4Movement
1JMU1520(5)
2UNCW897415
3CofC7476(2)
4Hoftsra7790(13)
5Elon1051005
6Delaware116131(15)
7Towson17315320
8Drexel239250(11)
TruDat

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Ladder, you are right. I don't know what I was reading.
lurker123

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In 100% honesty, I have no Idea... she is listed on the roster and announced as a non starter at the games, but I have not seen her or asked about her... she was solid for us last year in her few innings... 



Compared to what the rest of the pitching staff is doing if she were healthy you'd think she'd at least be seeing some innings.
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Compared to what the rest of the pitching staff is doing if she were healthy you'd think she'd at least be seeing some innings.

You are making the assumption that playing time at the college level is always based upon ability and results. It has been my experience and observation that is certainly not the case.
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Ladder, with all due respect I would think with your daughter on the team, everybody knows the deal. This would, in my opinion be the result of a disciplinary issue, but I am not close to that program, so who knows.
Ladera96DD

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Ladder, with all due respect I would think with your daughter on the team, everybody knows the deal. This would, in my opinion be the result of a disciplinary issue, but I am not close to that program, so who knows.
In truth, I have not asked her and she has not told me... We've had enough on our plate this season with the slow start to her performance... which I'm happy is picking up finally! And to add i've had a busy work schedule, I have only been out to 1 game weekend this year to UNC Chapel Hill and didn't get to spend much time with her or other parents from the team... So truly, I have no idea... 
lurker123

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Ladder, with all due respect I would think with your daughter on the team, everybody knows the deal. This would, in my opinion be the result of a disciplinary issue, but I am not close to that program, so who knows.


I have no insight but from the stats last year it appeared that she battled some sort of injury. Missed almost All of April came back late in the season and struggled.

Was their offseason surgery that has ruled her out for the year and she is redshirting?

If there was discipline issues or she was planning to transfer why would she dress out?

Sucks for Towson because there is no denying the team can hit and she could be making a difference in the circle for them
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Pleasantly surprised Hofstra somehow managed to sweep the double header against UNCW today. I was fully expecting UNCW to take both, with how well they've been playing and with the series being in Wilmington. Cornell pitched great in the 6-0 win in the first game, she also started the second game and was taken out after 3 innings, then Peslak and Irons each pitched 3 as HU took the second game 5-3 in 9 innings.
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Hofstra was games 3 today, to finish a very surprising series sweep of UNCW. Today was a pitchers duel, 0-0 tie until the 7th inning when Hofstra scored 4, and then held the Seahawks scoreless in the bottom of the 7th. HU only allowed 3 runs to UNCW all weekend, and only 1 of them was earned. Pitching stepped up a lot this weekend.
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Why was the double header with Longwood cancelled this week?
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Only speculation but LW had DH's scheduled on both Tuesday (JMU) & Wednesday (ECU).  I'm thinking the JMU games were sort of scheduled as 'just in case games'.  I'm guessing both Mickey and Kathy simply decided there wasn't a much to gain by playing.
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Hofstra was games 3 today, to finish a very surprising series sweep of UNCW. Today was a pitchers duel, 0-0 tie until the 7th inning when Hofstra scored 4, and then held the Seahawks scoreless in the bottom of the 7th. HU only allowed 3 runs to UNCW all weekend, and only 1 of them was earned. Pitching stepped up a lot this weekend.


Look carefully @ UNCW's schedule before you take much solace in this.  It is an improvement but Seahawk's have played a 'fail safe' schedule.  They are improved due, primarily, to the performance of a Senior pitcher but they have hardly faced any good pitching.
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Still they were 7-2 going into the weekend against Hofstra. Cornell is settling in as a good pitcher and Irons is starting to make some adjustments. Keep the walks down and they should be formidable come tourney time. So NCexile I guess that Hofstra pitching is now "good".or good enough.
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The Towson season has been decided. The hitting was not as good as last year (ie. fewer home runs per game) and the pitching was not as good. Mix the two and you have what was a great season last year to a poor losing record this year. What a turnaround.
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The Towson season has been decided. The hitting was not as good as last year (ie. fewer home runs per game) and the pitching was not as good. Mix the two and you have what was a great season last year to a poor losing record this year. What a turnaround.

Can't argue with you on Paper you are correct, however I know they are not giving up... They fought hard this past weekend and lost a couple of close 1 run games. In reality, they have 9 win-able conference games left on the season... if they win 7-9 of them they will have a chance to squeak in, but the cards will fall as they do. i will bet that they end the season above .500 still although that is far below expectations... 
Ladera96DD

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Week 5 RPI update... 
RankTeamWeek 4Week 5Movement
1JMU20200
2Hoftsra907515
3CofC76760
4UNCW7492(18)
5Elon100106(6)
6Delaware131136(5)
7Towson1531476
8Drexel250263(13)
TruDat

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Ladder, well they have four games this weak against terrible teams so that should pump up their record.
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Week 5 RPI update... 
RankTeamWeek 4Week 5Movement
1JMU20200
2Hoftsra907515
3CofC76760
4UNCW7492(18)
5Elon100106(6)
6Delaware131136(5)
7Towson1531476
8Drexel250263(13)


So in comparison, I went to the RPI for the selection prior to last season's NCAA tournament. This is what the RPIs looked like when the bids were determined last year:

JMU 7
Charleston 58
Hofstra 71
Towson 70
Delaware 73
UNCW 108
Elon 127
Drexel 239

So the CAA is a little bit down from last year, but not terribly. One less top 100 team hurts a bit and the CAA would definitely be better off will Hofstra hanging up around the late 20s early 30s, like they used to consistently. But the subtle decline in the CAA this year will likely be what keeps JMU from hosting a regional this year. Right now I'd say is probably more likely than not that JMU will not host a regional. If they don't lose again this season, I might make that 50-50 or maybe slight favorite for JMU hosting.

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Looks like JMU's double header v. #181 Longwood was cancelled today.  Maybe that helps JMU's RPI??  
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So in comparison, I went to the RPI for the selection prior to last season's NCAA tournament. This is what the RPIs looked like when the bids were determined last year:

JMU 7
Charleston 58
Hofstra 71
Towson 70
Delaware 73
UNCW 108
Elon 127
Drexel 239

So the CAA is a little bit down from last year, but not terribly. One less top 100 team hurts a bit and the CAA would definitely be better off will Hofstra hanging up around the late 20s early 30s, like they used to consistently. But the subtle decline in the CAA this year will likely be what keeps JMU from hosting a regional this year. Right now I'd say is probably more likely than not that JMU will not host a regional. If they don't lose again this season, I might make that 50-50 or maybe slight favorite for JMU hosting.



There's still three weeks left in season. I think you will see Elon climb into the top 100 after playing Hofstra and JMU in two of their final three conference series. My guess is you still see the same number of top 100 but more in the 90s than in the 70s.

JMU will have no one to blame but themselves for not hosting a regional or super regional. Losses to Mercer and Virginia out of conference plus the slip ups in conference are their own doing. They have a 2.63 ERA in conference play that is unacceptable for a team with their aspirations.
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Anyone know what's up with Michaela Transue for Hofstra? She was the team's leading hitter last year, and her season ended early after getting injured in the Drexel series. She still isn't back, but is on the roster. I assume she's redshirting this entire season. Would've been great to have her back in the lineup, and at short stop, bur freshman Kristin Hallam has been doing a decent job filling in on the field for her.
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Anyone know what's up with Michaela Transue for Hofstra? She was the team's leading hitter last year, and her season ended early after getting injured in the Drexel series. She still isn't back, but is on the roster. I assume she's redshirting this entire season. Would've been great to have her back in the lineup, and at short stop, bur freshman Kristin Hallam has been doing a decent job filling in on the field for her.

I Heard that she Broke her foot?
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Anyone know what's up with Michaela Transue for Hofstra? She was the team's leading hitter last year, and her season ended early after getting injured in the Drexel series. She still isn't back, but is on the roster. I assume she's redshirting this entire season. Would've been great to have her back in the lineup, and at short stop, bur freshman Kristin Hallam has been doing a decent job filling in on the field for her.


She hadn't recovered enough, from the broken leg, to be able to play this year.  I would think she's taking a redshirt year and will be back next year.

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I see JMU is light one player on the current roster...anybody know what happened?
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I see JMU is light one player on the current roster...anybody know what happened?


Didn't they have 30 last fall?  My guess would be rather than team conduct or disciplinary issue it was most likely a kid who got tired of putting in the time, getting no money and not travelling with the team.  I see a lot of JMU commits from my area and I tend to think of it as the place where good HS and travel careers go to die.

I don't blame coach Dean for this, it's kids and their parents who are chasing college softball glory and not doing their homework.
hofpridefan

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Drexel's Linda Rush is one of the finalists for National Freshman of the Year, that was surprising, but I haven't really looked at Drexel's stats so I know nothing about her. So is Oregon's Maggie Balint, who was originally committed to Delaware, and is currently one of the top pitchers in the nation. It's a shame Delaware couldn't have kept her, would've been great for the conference to have as many top players as possible.
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Was she recruited by Seneca or Wohlbach?
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Was she recruited by Seneca or Wohlbach?


Wohlbach, but supposedly she claimed the firing had nothing to do with her decision, and was planning on decomitting before she was fired.
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Drexel's Linda Rush is one of the finalists for National Freshman of the Year, that was surprising, but I haven't really looked at Drexel's stats so I know nothing about her. So is Oregon's Maggie Balint, who was originally committed to Delaware, and is currently one of the top pitchers in the nation. It's a shame Delaware couldn't have kept her, would've been great for the conference to have as many top players as possible.


Delaware to Oregon...That's almost like 2 different worlds...Crazy how things play out.

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