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SJ28

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Barnhill will rest tomorrow and go against Team Japan on Tuesday
Will see if Walton does with Barnhill what Candrea did with Jennie Finch in 2002.
JF was over used and ran out of gas against Cal.
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I know it's early and we shouldn't change everything up based off of 5 games, but wouldn't this be the more proven lineup option that gives us everything we want offensively. Maybe a dip in defense in 3B and RF but still very good. I'd rather sub in good defenders when we're in the lead than pinch hit good hitters when we're behind and they may only get one look at that pitcher. Thoughts?
  1. Adams, 2B (L)
  2. Lorenz, LF, (L)
  3. Lindaman, C/DP (R)
  4. Romanello, RF (L)
  5. Hoover, 3B (R)
  6. Matthews, 1B (L)
  7. Roberts, DP/C (R)
  8. Caraway, CF (L)
  9. Reynoso, SS (R)


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Surprised Allen isn't getting more of a shot, she didn't look great in her one AB but I thought she was a pretty big recruit, and Sipos is struggling...
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Surprised Allen isn't getting more of a shot, she didn't look great in her one AB but I thought she was a pretty big recruit, and Sipos is struggling...


Sipos did have that clutch first RBI against Michigan and she's apparently God's gift to the hot corner so she still has some leeway.

But I was thinking Hoover at 3rd. She played great there as a freshman in 2017 and she was pretty clutch last year in the postseason offensively and defensively. Maybe this is the year she puts it all together. 

Errors at 3B the last 4 years:

2015-Fuller-8
2016-Fuller-3
2017-Hoover-6
2018-DeWitt-4
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Agree. Sacrificing a very important part of the future (Lugo) over a meaningless win. Lugo can't help you guys in the Conference & Post Season if she can't get quality reps against decent teams in February. 




Yeah Lugo or Farley. Lugo was doing great against NC State and was only pulled because it was a 1 run game, which Barnhill allowed to get tied up the first inning she entered. Even Farley gave us a good 2+ against Arizona.

I hope those 2 get meaningful innings and I don't really want Barnhill carrying more than 50-60% of the innings this year. 
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Hoover is amazing though in the outfield...that play just now in right and last year a few times in OKC. 
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Sipos did have that clutch first RBI against Michigan and she's apparently God's gift to the hot corner so she still has some leeway.

But I was thinking Hoover at 3rd. She played great there as a freshman in 2017 and she was pretty clutch last year in the postseason offensively and defensively. Maybe this is the year she puts it all together. 

Errors at 3B the last 4 years:

2015-Fuller-8
2016-Fuller-3
2017-Hoover-6
2018-DeWitt-4

Hoover wasn't full time in 2017 though, her fielding % was a fair bit lower than DeWitt/Fuller. But if Sipos/Allen can't hit then I'm fine sacrificing a bit of defense for her bat.

Lindsey is apparently not injured now? She, Caraway and Allen could be impact players but only have 1 AB each thus far.
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Hoover wasn't full time in 2017 though, her fielding % was a fair bit lower than DeWitt/Fuller. But if Sipos/Allen can't hit then I'm fine sacrificing a bit of defense for her bat.

Lindsey is apparently not injured now? She, Caraway and Allen could be impact players but only have 1 AB each thus far.


Hoover was the full time 3B up until postseason started when Ocasio played there. Her bat wasn't performing. Herndon took Ocasio's spot in the outfield and replaced Hoover in the lineup. 

Lindsey got a hit today and was run for today despite being one of the fastest players on the roster. She's still healing up from her ACL. Walton may still redshirt her according to a podcast I heard him do. 
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Hoover was the full time 3B up until postseason started when Ocasio played there. Her bat wasn't performing. Herndon took Ocasio's spot in the outfield and replaced Hoover in the lineup. 

She had 86 chances in 2017, that 6 errors translates into a .930 fielding %. DeWitt had 132 in 2018, a .970 %. Fuller had 158/.981% in 2016, and 218/.963 in 2015. So Hoover really wasn't "full time", or her range was really bad.
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She had 86 chances in 2017, that 6 errors translates into a .930 fielding %. DeWitt had 132 in 2018, a .970 %. Fuller had 158/.981% in 2016, and 218/.963 in 2015. So Hoover really wasn't "full time", or her range was really bad.


Just looked back. She was 3B in all games but the postseason (12 games) and a few games before that. Looks about 15 total. From memory, I think there were like 4 or 5 games Ocasio got reps at 3rd randomly during the year too. 

So either her range was bad as you say or those 15-20 games would have gotten her closer to DeWitt's 132.
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Devin, thanksfor the link tonigh!
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Color me surprised on Hightower. Based off her recent injury and the fact she only played 2A high school ball, I wasn't sure if she had the abilities to be an SEC pitcher. She looked stellar in her 2 innings vs. USF tonight. 4 straight Ks - 2 looking and 2 swinging. Looking forward to seeing more from her. 
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Hannah Adams is a scary good athlete.
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Hannah Adams is a scary good athlete.


Gotta love a grand slam from the leadoff spot when you're tied 1-1. 
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Yeah Lugo or Farley. Lugo was doing great against NC State and was only pulled because it was a 1 run game, which Barnhill allowed to get tied up the first inning she entered. Even Farley gave us a good 2+ against Arizona.

I hope those 2 get meaningful innings and I don't really want Barnhill carrying more than 50-60% of the innings this year. 


As you mentioned, good job by Hightower in relief. 

From following the results of this weekend, I must admit that I am impressed with how Tim appears to be handling the pitching, as evidenced by not having Kelly go the full game against USF. It looks like he is going to try and get Kelly in as a relief pitcher in close games, even if that means giving her rest where in can when she does start a game.  

When he chose to start Kelly against Illinois State, I was hoping he wouldn´t burn her out over the course of the season. It´ll be interesting to watch. 

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Great 5-0 start for the 2019 Gators. Thanks to all who made it better for my sorry *ss with updates, periscope links and the like. God willing, I will be in my seat in the revitalized KSP this week for Japan and UNF! Go Gators, God bless all softball fans!
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Can anyone explain the logic of playing Lorenz at 1b? Seems like they are playing 3 people (somewhat) out of position when they could be playing none OOP. Hoover at LF instead of RF, Lorenz at 1b instead of LF, and Romanello at RF instead of 1b. The first Japan run yesterday was a direct result of Romanello letting a very catchable ball land right in front of her.
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Can anyone explain the logic of playing Lorenz at 1b? Seems like they are playing 3 people (somewhat) out of position when they could be playing none OOP. Hoover at LF instead of RF, Lorenz at 1b instead of LF, and Romanello at RF instead of 1b. The first Japan run yesterday was a direct result of Romanello letting a very catchable ball land right in front of her.


She asked Walton for time at 1B because thats where Team USA wants her. 
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And agree with you on the run from last night. I was like oooh that ball can be caught....ooooor not lol. 
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She asked Walton for time at 1B because thats where Team USA wants her. 
she’s not with team USA this year
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She asked Walton for time at 1B because thats where Team USA wants her. 

Ok, thanks for the info. Interesting decision by Team USA, converting a 5'5" lifetime outfielder this late in her career.
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Can anyone explain the logic of playing Lorenz at 1b? Seems like they are playing 3 people (somewhat) out of position when they could be playing none OOP. Hoover at LF instead of RF, Lorenz at 1b instead of LF, and Romanello at RF instead of 1b. The first Japan run yesterday was a direct result of Romanello letting a very catchable ball land right in front of her.


I know the season is young but I agree that some changes are needed both defensively and offensively! (Even if just to shake things up a bit).

Walton has a lot of options just needs to do some shuffling around (IMO). Maybe, we'll see some changes this weekend at ASU🤞.

Go Gators!
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Ok, thanks for the info. Interesting decision by Team USA, converting a 5'5" lifetime outfielder this late in her career.


Again, Lorenz is not on the USA roster this year. Also, Romanello’s primary position is behind the plate.
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Again, Lorenz is not on the USA roster this year. Also, Romanello’s primary position is behind the plate.

What's your point?
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What's your point?


True that. Bet the mortgage that she and Barnhill wont be in the mix for the Olympic team? I wont . Think they both will be in the mix with a rallying Ueno awaiting them. The rest of my time between now and then is supporting my Gators. The 2020 Olympics.... Hope my sorry old ass makes it!
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What's your point?


That Lorenz at 1b is not Team USA’s doing (as you said in the quote i listed with my comment) and that Romanello isn’t exactly IN position at first base OR right field. She is an OUTSTANDING stick, but doesnt really command any defensive position. Walton has a history of putting those kids in RF (Brittany Schute as well as few others). Some of them eventually work their tails off and become successful outfielders (ie Kelsey Bruder). But none of them looked like all-Americans when they started there.
At any rate, just casual observations — not picking at you. Not picking at Romanello either. She’d be in my lineup anyway.
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That Lorenz at 1b is not Team USA’s doing (as you said in the quote i listed with my comment) and that Romanello isn’t exactly IN position at first base OR right field. She is an OUTSTANDING stick, but doesnt really command any defensive position. Walton has a history of putting those kids in RF (Brittany Schute as well as few others). Some of them eventually work their tails off and become successful outfielders (ie Kelsey Bruder). But none of them looked like all-Americans when they started there.
At any rate, just casual observations — not picking at you. Not picking at Romanello either. She’d be in my lineup anyway.

RE: Lorenz - So did Gators2014 just make that up? Maybe Team USA said something like "We have a ton of outfielders, if you could play 1b as well you'd have a better shot at the next tryout".

RE: Romanello - I've seen her listed in multiple spots as C/1b, and it's fairly common that catchers play 1b as well, and she's a lefty and she's tall - it's pretty likely she's played a bunch of 1b.

The only other reason for it is that we have Voss/Mann/Lorenz (and no 1b/catcher types) graduating at the end of the year, so preparing Romanello for the OF for 2020/2021 is probably a good idea. It definitely doesn't give us the best chance to win right now though.
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she’s not with team USA this year


I realize that. Doesn't mean what I said isn't true. And doesn't mean she isn't getting serious looks to be in the future as soon as 2020. Diversifying her skill set would be a plus. 
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https://floridagators.com/news/2019/2/7/football-gator-tales-159-signing-day-part-ii-tim-walton-more.aspx?path=basketball-men

37:00 minute mark. Of course I didn't make it up. Y'all kill me. [rolleyes]
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https://floridagators.com/news/2019/2/7/football-gator-tales-159-signing-day-part-ii-tim-walton-more.aspx?path=basketball-men

37:00 minute mark. Of course I didn't make it up. Y'all kill me. [rolleyes]

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