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Gators2014

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Gotta say Hyland and Good are locks based off their numbers. O'Hara may as well be too. So not looking good for Ocasio. 
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Southeast All-Region Honorees/All-American Candidates

First Team

Pitcher - Kelly Barnhill
2B - Nicole DeWitt
OF - Amanda Lorenz
UT/P - Aleshia Ocasio

Second Team

Pitcher - Delanie Gourley
1B - Kayli Kvistad
OF - Justine McLean


How did Jaquish at LSU get left out?
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I doubt she is Southeast
Gators2014

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How did Jaquish at LSU get left out?


Its not Southeastern conference, it's Southeast Region.

Jaquish was 1st Team UT/Non-P in the South Region.
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Its not Southeastern conference, it's Southeast Region.

Jaquish was 1st Team UT/Non-P in the South Region.


Thanks!
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Super excited that regionals start tomorrow
What are the keys to not only winning but to keep the hitting constant once Alabama or Minnesota comes to Gainesville?
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Super excited that regionals start tomorrow What are the keys to not only winning but to keep the hitting constant once Alabama or Minnesota comes to Gainesville?


One positive is that the team has faced Barnhill many times in practice in the Fall.  So a killer rise is not foreign to them.  If they can lay off it, then the chances are better.  But the same can be said for the opponent vs KB.  

Would be nice if Reynoso and Hoover can get back to early season form.  That would do wonders for the lineup 6-9.  KB and DG have to be, well, KB and DG.   And possibly the most important aspect is the KEY hit with runners on.  These games may be 1-0 or 2-1 easily. 
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Oh yes both really good hitter just in a freshmen funk. If they can get hits in the middle of the line up with runners on it'll be tough for anyone to beat Florida. Especially with this pitching staff
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I think another thing is for Florida and most teams don't let the opponent score early or first. Playing from behind is never a good feeling.
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https://mobile.twitter.com/GatorsSB/status/865331844937641989
Kayli and delanie talk ahead of regionals play tomorrow
Same for Chelsea and Justine
https://mobile.twitter.com/GatorsSB/status/865334666848546818
G8terfan23

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I noticed,unless I missed it no dunk tank this year.
G8terfan23

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I really need to stop doubting coaches decession on who he decides to throw.
So far I'm 0-2 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
2014 when Lauren started/bringing in a freshmen in gourley
2017 starting Kelly with a bunting team
Makes me look absolutely foolish lol thanks coach
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In their 8th WCWS in the last 10 years, Florida will play in the championship series for the 5th time. With championship series wins against the SEC (Alabama) and Big 10 (Michigan), they have the opportunity to earn a 3rd title by playing either a representative from the Big 12 (Oklahoma) or Pac 12 (Oregon). 
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After watching or listening to every Florida game this year, these are my observations:

1.  Florida needs some right handed power hitters.  Not sure why Roberts, Hoover, Clemens can't hit the top pitching.  They all played top level travel ball with success.  Possibly include Wheaton in that list except she is at least putting the ball in play and not taking half swings.  Bottom line - they were overmatched.

2.  If you plan to use Ocasio in the WCWS, please try to get her more innings during the year.  She is really good and hopefully they will ride her like Haegar in her senior year as she could be the #3 hitter and the co #1 pitcher next year. 

3.  Before Gourley leaves, she must teach Barnhill the changeup.  Lowary was greater than Barnhill this series simply because she had a changeup. 

4.  Sophia Reynoso and Nicole Mendes (both freshmen) went head to head in this series and I think Reynoso won.  Yes Mendes hit 2 homeruns, but she wasn't as clutch as Sophia.  She also made a lot of plays at SS and has a bright future.

5.  Props to Chelsea Herndon for staying with the Gators all 4 years.  She may not have had many opportunities in 2015 and 2016, but she has two homeruns at the WCWS and there aren't many other players that can say that.   She never really got a chance, but she stayed and fought.

6.  I hope that the experience at the WCWS this year will fuel Lorenz, Barnhill, and Reynoso to get themselves a NC. 
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After watching or listening to every Florida game this year, these are my observations:

1.  Florida needs some right handed power hitters.  Not sure why Roberts, Hoover, Clemens can't hit the top pitching.  They all played top level travel ball with success.  Possibly include Wheaton in that list except she is at least putting the ball in play and not taking half swings.  Bottom line - they were overmatched.

2.  If you plan to use Ocasio in the WCWS, please try to get her more innings during the year.  She is really good and hopefully they will ride her like Haegar in her senior year as she could be the #3 hitter and the co #1 pitcher next year. 

3.  Before Gourley leaves, she must teach Barnhill the changeup.  Lowary was greater than Barnhill this series simply because she had a changeup. 

4.  Sophia Reynoso and Nicole Mendes (both freshmen) went head to head in this series and I think Reynoso won.  Yes Mendes hit 2 homeruns, but she wasn't as clutch as Sophia.  She also made a lot of plays at SS and has a bright future.

5.  Props to Chelsea Herndon for staying with the Gators all 4 years.  She may not have had many opportunities in 2015 and 2016, but she has two homeruns at the WCWS and there aren't many other players that can say that.   She never really got a chance, but she stayed and fought.

6.  I hope that the experience at the WCWS this year will fuel Lorenz, Barnhill, and Reynoso to get themselves a NC. 


Dead on IMHO.
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Another NPOY bites the dust.
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Originally Posted by TaacAsunSunblt
After watching or listening to every Florida game this year, these are my observations:

1.  Florida needs some right handed power hitters.  Not sure why Roberts, Hoover, Clemens can't hit the top pitching.  They all played top level travel ball with success.  Possibly include Wheaton in that list except she is at least putting the ball in play and not taking half swings.  Bottom line - they were overmatched.

2.  If you plan to use Ocasio in the WCWS, please try to get her more innings during the year.  She is really good and hopefully they will ride her like Haegar in her senior year as she could be the #3 hitter and the co #1 pitcher next year. 

3.  Before Gourley leaves, she must teach Barnhill the changeup.  Lowary was greater than Barnhill this series simply because she had a changeup. 

4.  Sophia Reynoso and Nicole Mendes (both freshmen) went head to head in this series and I think Reynoso won.  Yes Mendes hit 2 homeruns, but she wasn't as clutch as Sophia.  She also made a lot of plays at SS and has a bright future.

5.  Props to Chelsea Herndon for staying with the Gators all 4 years.  She may not have had many opportunities in 2015 and 2016, but she has two homeruns at the WCWS and there aren't many other players that can say that.   She never really got a chance, but she stayed and fought.

6.  I hope that the experience at the WCWS this year will fuel Lorenz, Barnhill, and Reynoso to get themselves a NC. 


I don't know about being as clutch. Coming in and pitching an inning after only pitching about 1-1/3 innings all year in arguably the second most important game of the season (game 1 most important) and putting down the order seems pretty clutch. Not to mention the fielding. Both have promising futures for sure.
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Another NPOY bites the dust.


Just what I was thinking. NPOY sitting on the bench last night spoke volumes.

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Just what I was thinking. NPOY sitting on the bench last night spoke volumes.


Had the same thought watching the game last night.."It's all on the line, no turning back, and CTW is going to leave Barnhill on the bench?"

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With Shay Knighten coming up, and her jacking a 3-run hr the last time she faced Barnhill, I think it was the right call to leave her on the bench. Hindsight is 20-20 though. Also, it worked out lucky for OU cause she would've been walked if the bases weren't loaded. Looking back without my dickhead douchbag homer hat on...OU did get lucky on a number occasions. Sometimes luck and fate is the difference when talent is evenly matched.
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KB has to develop an offspeed. She will dominate until the very top 2 to 3 teams. Then thru time her up as evidenced. If she does, then she can be even more effective. Needs- true lead-off that can hit .350 or better to allow Lorenz to hit 3rd. Barnhill to get that change going. A solid #2.
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Will familiararity become a bigger obstacle for Barnhill? Without Gourley, will she have to throw more innings? I understand Ocascio will be back, and she is very good, but Gourley was so completely different than Barnhill with regards to speed and location, as well as being left handed.
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OK batters starting swingin 'high' to catch her mid level rise, and it worked. Barnhill getting hit like that sent a message to every other coach she is in fact mortal. 

But why the NPOY & your #1 isn't on the mound defies logic. In that game you get beat with your best then consider Plan B. 

On the conspiracy theory side: is it not possible Walton got some sort of word Umps were going to start nicking Barnhill for the leaping/replants? Why would you start Ocasio & not Gourley? Walton was looking ahead...

Food for thought
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The leash was too long for Ocasio imo. Putting in KB for the start of the 2nd inning would have been my play - if not then then after Wodach was walked - if you can't pump strikes as a control pitcher to a player hitting .159 with no power then you really shouldn't be out there.
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It'll be interesting to see how/if Katie Chronister improves over the summer/fall. Anyone know anything about incoming pitcher, Natalie Lugo? If Ocasio doesn't get more innings next year, it could be a really young staff with KB shoulder most of the load. 
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The leash was too long for Ocasio imo. Putting in KB for the start of the 2nd inning would have been my play - if not then then after Wodach was walked - if you can't pump strikes as a control pitcher to a player hitting .159 with no power then you really shouldn't be out there.


If Walton ever leaves for another job (OU??), you should have your resumΓ© updated and ready to go.
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The leash was too long for Ocasio imo. Putting in KB for the start of the 2nd inning would have been my play - if not then then after Wodach was walked - if you can't pump strikes as a control pitcher to a player hitting .159 with no power then you really shouldn't be out there.


I didn't go back and look at the replay, but I am pretty sure there were a couple of pitches right down the middle while Ocasio was still in that looked like strikes.  I mean they were right down the middle and I remember thinking what does the umpire want. 
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OK batters starting swingin 'high' to catch her mid level rise, and it worked. Barnhill getting hit like that sent a message to every other coach she is in fact mortal. 

But why the NPOY & your #1 isn't on the mound defies logic. In that game you get beat with your best then consider Plan B. 

On the conspiracy theory side: is it not possible Walton got some sort of word Umps were going to start nicking Barnhill for the leaping/replants? Why would you start Ocasio & not Gourley? Walton was looking ahead...

Food for thought


I think he was trying to squeak this one out and pitch her on Wednesday rested.  He said in the interview that he was not saving anyone, but I don't know...
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They mentioned on the telecast that she had been extremely sore after the game, especially on one side.  I wonder if she could have pitched.
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I didn't go back and look at the replay, but I am pretty sure there were a couple of pitches right down the middle while Ocasio was still in that looked like strikes.  I mean they were right down the middle and I remember thinking what does the umpire want. 


I remember one pitch, after Ocasio was replaced by Gourley and went back to third base (can't recall which OU hitter was at the plate), Gourley threw a fastball right down the middle and the ump said "ball."  That was a terrible call, but the sheer number of times that ump squeezed Parker earlier in the game was even worse.
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