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lovsofbal

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Well there are already rumblings of the Mizzou current state of affairs and how they practice up to 10 hours a day with very little if any time to eat, A total disregard for any NCAA Rules. Doesn’t appear to be getting off on the right foot. Expect more transfers. And as far as bringing along Hofstra recruits, they are mid major players at best and are in for a rude awakening. Mizzou fans had better brace themselves. It’s gonna get ugly!


But if there's transfers the Mids can work their way into the lineup. then they can say they played in the big bad SEC
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Correct me if I am wrong; but wasn't this team of mid-major talent level players one bad pitch away from knocking out the SEC runners-up in last year's regional tournament?  

Not to mention, Megan Good was the National Player of the Year in 2017.  

I really feel as if people are getting too caught up in labels.  Just because these young ladies were previously committed to HU does not mean they were not capable of competing in a major conference.  

Give them a chance before you write them off. 

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So I guess A player who was not recruited by  a power 5 conference has no business playing softball at a high level. Please explain how Megan Good has two AA to her credit and before her how Olivia Galati had two AA to her credit. Both were from mid majors in the CAA conference. How many teams had a higher RPI than Hofstra last year. Players develop at different times in their life. Other actually regress.Give these players a chance before you judge them.
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There are definitely players in the CAA that could play for any of the P5 conference teams. The difference between them is that the P5 has many more stud players per team than a Hofstra or JMU.
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Exactly the point Trudat. Of course it’s going to happen (the odds are the odds) but it’s few and far between. And to your point, because of the few and far between reality, how many mid-major teams have made it to the Super Regionals and/or the College World Series since it’s inception? The answer is: Not many.
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Exactly the point Trudat. Of course it’s going to happen (the odds are the odds) but it’s few and far between. And to your point, because of the few and far between reality, how many mid-major teams have made it to the Super Regionals and/or the College World Series since it’s inception? The answer is: Not many.


Hofstra 2012, JMU 2016 were both Super Regional teams, both won 1st game before losing next 2 if you need CAA history.
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Hofstra 2012, JMU 2016 were both Super Regional teams, both won 1st game before losing next 2 if you need CAA history.


Few and far apart was the point
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Hofstra 2012, JMU 2016 were both Super Regional teams, both won 1st game before losing next 2 if you need CAA history.


Also proves the point of Hofstra and JMU not being able to seal the deal and win a second game. Just not deep enough with enough stud players.
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Also proves the point of Hofstra and JMU not being able to seal the deal and win a second game. Just not deep enough with enough stud players.


Hofstra was literally one pitch away from breathing USF in the Super Regional. That’s not a depth issue, that’s just one pitch that didn’t work out. They were in the game the whole time.
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Hofstra was literally one pitch away from breathing USF in the Super Regional. That’s not a depth issue, that’s just one pitch that didn’t work out. They were in the game the whole time.


Cornell gave up 30 HR in 2018, 16 coming in her final 51 innings. When your #1 is giving up 50% of her Seasons HR in the Post Season, that's not one pitch that didn't work out. That's gambling.

That was on heckuva game though. Felt sure Hofstra had the upset to.
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OOZ      12 of those home runs came in 13 innings in the five games at JMU where the ball was flying out.  Based on my simple math, that comes down to 4 homers in the other 38 innings.  Not quite Meghan Good like but I think that's a fairly decent number.  This is kind of a funny section of this thread because I don't think any followers of Hofstra are insinuating that they can compete in a P5 conference.  Can they occasionally beat some P5 teams; I think so.  In the meantime, they're a Mid-Major team with a Mid-Major budget, facilities, players, and IMO aspirations.  As far as 2019 in the CAA, IMO a third or fourth place finish is reasonable, and with some breaks, I think second place is attainable.  Just my opinion.
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On any given day the saying goes. There have been other players who transferred to bigger schools. Sara Mooney comes to mind and a player from Georgia State transferred to Missouri.Larrissa Anderson is in a tough spot with players transferring out due to coaching change(it happens all the time) she had to fill a roster with players whom she trusts. Cant fill the entire team with freshmen so some mid major upper classmen is a stop gap till she feels comfortable with the players she has on the team. As for Hofstra a few players remained but we now have 11 freshmen on the roster. casual Fan gave a good predictor of how Hofstra fans feel 3rd  or 4th place gets us in the CAA tournament. Second place and it a good year with about 30 to 35 wins overall. Beating JMU this year with Megan Good would take a divine intervention. Un fortunately I don't have Gods cell Phone number.
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Out of Zone Cornell struggled late and Sophia Dandola became our #1 pitcher in the NCAA tournament. Oh that's right the freshman who recorded the only perfect game in the tournament last year.
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Hofstra was literally one pitch away from breathing USF in the Super Regional. That’s not a depth issue, that’s just one pitch that didn’t work out. They were in the game the whole time.


It’s a depth issue because my guess is that at that point in the season with only two pitchers on staff, she was flat and gassed and Hofstra did not have the luxury of parading out multiple pitchers like USC did so they had to ride her out and hope for the best. So yes, it was a depth issue.
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I think everyone is confusing last years regionals with the 2012 Supers matchup between Hofstra and South Florida that is seemingly being referenced. Both had instances where it was one pitch that didn’t work out for Hofstra.
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I believe a bigger issue in the 2012 Super Regionals was that a couple of Hofstra's right handed hitters were injured and either missed the Supers or were hampered, against South Florida's left handed pitching.  I know Jess Hirschbuhl for one, would have been playing instead of Osovski.  Also, I believe Lindsey Reid would have been starting over Tori Rocha.  My source felt that was a bigger issue than any single pitch Galati may have thrown.
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Lets not forget either 2003 or 2004 I believe where Hofstra was one hit away from getting into the CWS. I believe they were playing Stanford and were riding a hot pitcher Adrienne Clarke. They beat three AA pitchers during this run. That was before there was  Super Regionals.
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That said JMU and Hofstra are not your typical mid major programs.
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It’s a depth issue because my guess is that at that point in the season with only two pitchers on staff, she was flat and gassed and Hofstra did not have the luxury of parading out multiple pitchers like USC did so they had to ride her out and hope for the best. So yes, it was a depth issue.


I agree 100%. I was being sarcastic in the previous post.
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Out of Zone Cornell struggled late and Sophia Dandola became our #1 pitcher in the NCAA tournament. Oh that's right the freshman who recorded the only perfect game in the tournament last year.


Great accomplishment for Dandola. Not sure what your point is.

She became your #1?

Cornell pitched 14.2IP vs 9 for Dandola in the NCAAs. Dandola starting against UNCG was a no brainer after Cornell went 9IP day before. Starting Dandola against SC defies logic. In her previous outing against SC she was way over matched. Over 4IP, 7H, 5R all earned. So what was Anderson thinking?  Cornell had thrown the previous day so she was plenty rested. Cornell was their #1 by any measure AND, you can't get to the Elim game if you don't win the 1st. So wouldn't reasoning dictate you go with your best pitcher until that doesn't work? Sure, hindsight is 20-20 and Coaches will continue to over analyze their Bullpens long after we are gone. 

What sucks is the program has now been gutted. You guys used to rule the CAA. Dandola would have been the 2nd best pitcher in the Conference if she had stayed. She will help Syracuse no doubt, they are lucky to get her. Both Anderson & Cornell look to be in way over their heads with their moves. If Cornell gave up 30HR in the CAA, I can't even imagine what those stats will look like in the SEC. Throwing flat & 65 earns a lot of bench time there.


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On any given day the saying goes. There have been other players who transferred to bigger schools. Sara Mooney comes to mind and a player from Georgia State transferred to Missouri.Larrissa Anderson is in a tough spot with players transferring out due to coaching change(it happens all the time) she had to fill a roster with players whom she trusts. Cant fill the entire team with freshmen so some mid major upper classmen is a stop gap till she feels comfortable with the players she has on the team. As for Hofstra a few players remained but we now have 11 freshmen on the roster. casual Fan gave a good predictor of how Hofstra fans feel 3rd  or 4th place gets us in the CAA tournament. Second place and it a good year with about 30 to 35 wins overall. Beating JMU this year with Megan Good would take a divine intervention. Un fortunately I don't have Gods cell Phone number.


Yep, it's a long day for any team facing Megan Good anywhere near 100%. It's one thing for the Coach to leave but losing 2 of the better Conference pitchers is crippling. Alot of Freshman this year. Sometimes Freshman don't know they aren't supposed to win so, don't be surprised if they win more games than you'd expect. Duke won 29 last year first year in existence. You may be pleasantly surprised.
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Not a pitcher to be seen signing LNI for Hofstra

https://gohofstra.com/news/2018/11/21/sb-hofstra-softball-announces-four-to-nli-s.aspx
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They have two freshmen and a junior who pitched this fall, as well as Scarpato who can throw in a pinch.  As I said in a post a few months ago, someone, who worked with one of the freshmen told me she was just as good as Dandola.  Didn't say which one and I didn't ask.  Time will tell.  
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Not a pitcher to be seen signing LNI for Hofstra

https://gohofstra.com/news/2018/11/21/sb-hofstra-softball-announces-four-to-nli-s.aspx


Not a single kid from long island. surprising.
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two are from New Jersey  close enough. Lets not get ahead of ourselves  Hofstra has three pitchers two freshmen and a junior. There is always next year to add pitching depth.
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two are from New Jersey  close enough. Lets not get ahead of ourselves  Hofstra has three pitchers two freshmen and a junior. There is always next year to add pitching depth.


The bread and butter of Hofstra (Galati, Cornell, Dandola) over the years have been kids not wanting to leave the island and stay close to home.

I know New Jersey is the same region but this is a big deal.




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If you know Long Island softball, you'd know there was no one coming out of the Island who is a Division 1 pitcher, this past year.  The best of the lot actually went to Molloy College, a D2 program.  A friend of mine is coaching an underclassman who might be a prospect according to another friend who knows college pitching. 
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JMU schedule released, tough out of conference schedule there

https://jmusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=softball

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https://towsontigers.com/schedule.aspx?path=softball

Now Towson is on the other end of the spectrum. Their schedule is very weak. I know they don't have a Megan Good but they are bottom fishing. Wins are more important than preparation for conference play.
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Before Galati I think only one pitcher from Long island and that was going back 12 years.  TruDat well done . a lesson learned from last year.
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