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HenryLouisAaron

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Last NPF season, Lauren Chamberlian got off to a truly terrible start. 
After the team's first ten games - LC was 0 for 16 with 8 Ks (with 5 walks) and did not start in three of those games. 

This season... she is doing this after their first ten games:
BA .276
OBP .371
SLG .690
OPS 1.061

She is tied for the lead in HR with 3. 
Only three players have more RBI than her (9).

She has 3 HR and 3 doubles for 6 EBH... with just 2 singles. 
I don't believe I have ever seen a player with three times as many EBH - as singles.

I credit her much better start - to her drive, determination and will... to put in a ton of off season hard work - in the effort to make herself a continuously improving player.

I am looking forward to seeing how she does over the course of the season. 
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Chamberlain was only the best power hitter in the history of college softball.  Health issues are probably the only thing that have held her back as a pro.
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It is not a good thing for Lauren to hit a home run.  In the first two games in which she hit a home run this year, both were in the only two games that the Pride has lost.  When Abbott pitched a one-hitter to beat the Pride, the one hit was a Chamberlain home run. In the first game, Lauren also hit a home run and lost.  Last night, she had a bases loaded double in the first, walked in the second, a three-run home run in the third, and walked in a run in the fourth.  By the time Keilani allowed her first earned run of the year, the Pride had a 12-0 lead.

As I remember, Lauren also hit two home runs in her last game in college, against Osorio, and lost.
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It is not a good thing for Lauren to hit a home run.  In the first two games in which she hit a home run this year, both were in the only two games that the Pride has lost.  When Abbott pitched a one-hitter to beat the Pride, the one hit was a Chamberlain home run. In the first game, Lauren also hit a home run and lost.  Last night, she had a bases loaded double in the first, walked in the second, a three-run home run in the third, and walked in a run in the fourth.  By the time Keilani allowed her first earned run of the year, the Pride had a 12-0 lead.

As I remember, Lauren also hit two home runs in her last game in college, against Osorio, and lost.


Yep, and that was the last win Osorio got to enjoy over the Sooners.  If you think UF pitchers hate facing the Big 12 Player of the Year, Osorio likely has nightmares that start with a public address announcer saying, "Now batting for Oklahoma: first baseman Shay Knighten."
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Yep, and that was the last win Osorio got to enjoy over the Sooners.  If you think UF pitchers hate facing the Big 12 Player of the Year, Osorio likely has nightmares that start with a public address announcer saying, "Now batting for Oklahoma: first baseman Shay Knighten."


She shouldn't have nightmares about that.  She should have nightmares about "now batting for Alabama."

Osorio couldn't have pitcher any better in those games, she just had ZERO help.
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She shouldn't have nightmares about that.  She should have nightmares about "now batting for Alabama."

Osorio couldn't have pitcher any better in those games, she just had ZERO help.


Now that's a great way to spin those losses.

Not even Lefty could have done it better.
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Now that's a great way to spin those losses.

Not even Lefty could have done it better.


I'll hang on to that no-hitter in Fullerton forever.  Had she just struckout Romero one more time.

However, the losses aren't my concern.  The zeros on the scoreboard are my concern. Osorio is useless if the other 8 players can't do anything of use. 
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I'll hang on to that no-hitter in Fullerton forever.  Had she just struckout Romero one more time.

However, the losses aren't my concern.  The zeros on the scoreboard are my concern. Osorio is useless if the other 8 players can't do anything of use. 


No-hitter?  Now that's taking spin to an entirely new level.

As a Sooner fan, I refuse to make excuse when my team loses.  OU was outplayed and outpitched in the two regular-season losses to Cal Poly. And they were schooled in the opening game of the Norman Regional by a very scrappy NDSU team and a pitcher who spun the ball remarkably well. But when all was said and done, the Sooners did a pretty good job of overcoming those defeats.  They did, after all, wind up having a fairly successful season.

As for your reply to my post about Osorio: it never ceases to amaze me how you people refuse to credit your opponent whenever your team loses.  My post, which seemed to chap your backside in a major way, was in no way critical of Osorio (or the Crimson Tide, for that matter).  I have nothing but respect for Osorio and believe the young lady is one of the top 3-4 pitchers in softball.  But the fact is, OU has beaten Bama the last two times the two teams played – both times on walkoff homers by Shay Knighten. Osorio was great in both of those games, but Paige Parker was equally good (better, actually, since she did not allow a single run), and Knighten only fortified her reputation as one of the best clutch hitters in the game.

If you wish to be offended by an OU fan praising his team, then, by all means, be my guest. Contrary to the opinion of many on this forum, the softball world does not always revolve around the SEC teams or SEC fans.
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Now that's a great way to spin those losses.

Not even Lefty could have done it better.
Spin? You are the disingenuous putz (or just a dimwit) who thinks that Oklahoma wasn't helped by massive f***ups behind the plate by the umps against Washington and Oregon.

You are the worst sort of winner.

And, you can tell by your posts... you would be chirping louder than anyone were the shoe on the other foot. You would make everyone else sound like a mime by comparison.

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Spin? You are the disingenuous putz (or just a dimwit) who thinks that Oklahoma wasn't helped by massive f***ups behind the plate by the umps against Washington and Oregon.

You are the worst sort of winner.

And, you can tell by your posts... you would be chirping louder than anyone were the shoe on the other foot.



You think you can "tell" a lot of things, Lefty, but your posts reveal that the exact opposite is true. That crack about me "chirping" could not be further from the truth. And your insults and name-calling are vile and disgusting – and should not be allowed to sully a public forum.

You, my friend, are without a doubt the worst sort of "loser."
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Don't worry about 3 left turns. He probably thinks he hit a home run in life when in truth he started on third.

Haters gonna hate. Sure glad no one else has ever received bad calls from the umpires or referees. Living in the PAC 12 he should be acclimated by now.
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Now THAT quote, properly delivered, is a moment of unchallenged Sooner greatness:

"Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple." -- Barry Switzer


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Spin? You are the disingenuous putz (or just a dimwit) who thinks that Oklahoma wasn't helped by massive f***ups behind the plate by the umps against Washington and Oregon.




I'm new to this debate here and I didn't see the Washington/Oklahoma WCWS game.  How did the umps help Oklahoma against UW?
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41-second mark

 

DJPort2008

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I can't see the video right now, do you think UW would have won had the call gone UW's way?
3leftturns

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Was the first run of the game.

That is the fact. Along with it being an undeniably crappy call.

Other than that, conjecture.

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At the time it wouldn't load right for me.  However, I saw it now.

Thank you.



Although I did hear the announcers say she should have thrown to first instead.
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Regardless, if it is called correctly from six feet away, inning over.

Further, though it isn't AS obvious as the foul bunt in the Oregon game, the ball is foul
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I can't see the video right now, do you think UW would have won had the call gone UW's way?


The fact is OU did beat both Washington and Oregon. In the Washington-OU game, you can disagree with the ump's call on the play at the plate, but the ump doesn't even have a call to make if the catcher makes the correct play and throws to first.

In the Oregon game, the ball may or may not have rolled foul. But the ump called it fair and the Oregon catcher had all day to pick up the ball and throw the slow-moving Wodach out at first.

Any claim that the umpires affected the outcome of those games is bogus. Just more of the nonstop whining by Lefty and his band, The Sore Losers.

Ho-hum. I think I'll drop by the OU campus this weekend and check out our latest national champion trophy.
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Not to be to big of an ass but both calls that went in OU's favor would have been outs if the defensive teams executed.

That doesn't mean the calls weren't wrong, just simply that both Oregon and Washington had opportunities to nullify the calls and make their own luck.

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Not to be to big of an ass but both calls that went in OU's favor would have been outs if the defensive teams executed. That doesn't mean the calls weren't wrong, just simply that both Oregon and Washington had opportunities to nullify the calls and make their own luck.


You're no ass, MDD, for pointing that out (as I did in the post above yours). No one other than a whiney brat or a partisan hack would say otherwise.
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Not to be to big of an ass but both calls that went in OU's favor would have been outs if the defensive teams executed. That doesn't mean the calls weren't wrong, just simply that both Oregon and Washington had opportunities to nullify the calls and make their own luck.
Well, in Washington's case, the girl is in her lap. Throwing that ball is the higher risk. Would be a patently dumb play.

Oregon, yes. Ball being touched foul with two strikes is an out. But, that throw has to be completed. Inarguable

And... those umps should never be in OKC again.



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In the Oregon game, the ball may or may not have rolled foul.

May or may NOT???

Like I said. start watching games objectively. Let's get you brushed up on that.

Then, we can talk about grammar.

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We'll have to agree to disagree on the Washington play. In her lap or not, it wasn't a force play and there were 2 outs. The throw from catcher to firstbase is practiced much more often than the catcher trying to field the ball and apply a tag. If there was less than 2 outs, I would tend to agree with getting the runner at the plate, but with 2 outs you have to make the routine play.


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OK. Good enough


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Last NPF season, Lauren Chamberlian got off to a truly terrible start. 
After the team's first ten games - LC was 0 for 16 with 8 Ks (with 5 walks) and did not start in three of those games. 

This season... she is doing this after their first ten games:
BA .276
OBP .371
SLG .690
OPS 1.061

She is tied for the lead in HR with 3. 
Only three players have more RBI than her (9).

She has 3 HR and 3 doubles for 6 EBH... with just 2 singles. 
I don't believe I have ever seen a player with three times as many EBH - as singles.

I credit her much better start - to her drive, determination and will... to put in a ton of off season hard work - in the effort to make herself a continuously improving player.

I am looking forward to seeing how she does over the course of the season. 


Uh, huh. And what does that have to do with college softball?

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3leftturns

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Chamberlain is an Oklahoma-Norman great.

Good enough for me
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Uh, huh. And what does that have to do with college softball?


About the same as the two Monica Abbott threads and one NPF thread directly above this one.
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It is not a good thing for Lauren to hit a home run.  In the first two games in which she hit a home run this year, both were in the only two games that the Pride has lost.  When Abbott pitched a one-hitter to beat the Pride, the one hit was a Chamberlain home run. In the first game, Lauren also hit a home run and lost.  Last night, she had a bases loaded double in the first, walked in the second, a three-run home run in the third, and walked in a run in the fourth.  By the time Keilani allowed her first earned run of the year, the Pride had a 12-0 lead.

As I remember, Lauren also hit two home runs in her last game in college, against Osorio, and lost.


Actually one of those homeruns was against Littlejohn, she faced one batter (Chamberlin) in the 6th inning and gave up a bomb, which at the time I thought was icing on the cake.

I will say that Rhoads was the loudest softball stadium that I have ever been in and the fans were very courteous, both when they won and when they got beat.

I don't understand some of you Sooner fans acting like you have a chip on your shoulder, just let the results talk for themselves and win with class. More than just the Sooners were good enough to win it all, this year and last...the breaks just went our way.
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That is a mic-drop post.

Well done. And congratulations to your team.
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