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BlueSky

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They're gonna have to pitch to her this year: http://www.arizonawildcats.com/news/2017/1/23/softball-mauga-mashing-her-way-to-history.aspx



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I hope the Cats smash the crap out of the ball this year...quite honestly.[smile]
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I hope they hit with finesse and get away from reliance on the long ball.
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Chamberlain is very worried.
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Pac pitching is pretty solid. It would be a helluvan accomplishment
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I hope they hit with finesse and get away from reliance on the long ball.



I loved it when the Cats used to play some very treacherous small ball...then smash it over the fence.
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Why Katiyana Mauga might just break Lauren Chamberlain’s NCAA home run record



http://www.excellesports.com/news/katiyana-mauga-arizona-ncaa-softball/

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Wildcats first 5 batters.
1. Perez
2. Mulipola
3. Mauga
4. Palomino
5. Mercado
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I think she has a great shot at breaking the record. She has a compact swing and makes solid contact. I was really hoping this would be Lexie Elkins record after last year, but I'm wishing Katiyana gets a good shot.
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Wildcats first 5 batters. 1. Perez 2. Mulipola 3. Mauga 4. Palomino 5. Mercado


I thought first 6 would include Watson:

1. Perez
2. Watson
3. Mercado
4. Mauga
5. Palomino
6. Mulipola

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I think she has a great shot at breaking the record. She has a compact swing and makes solid contact..



I don't know, I saw her "K" 3 consecutive at bats last year.
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Oh boy...lol
BlueSky

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I don't know, I saw her "K" 3 consecutive at bats last year.


Maybe she'll slump worse this year. Maybe not. Looks to me like Arizona's schedule is tougher than her previous 3 years. And she hasn't hit 28 dingers in a season yet. But her protection on one side ended when Goodie graduated. Now she might have protection on both sides. It is possible she can do it. We shall see.

Go Cats.

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Oh boy...lol


Oh boy? [biggrin]
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I don't know, I saw her "K" 3 consecutive at bats last year.


She was leading the country in a number of major stats when she got hurt last year and missed about a month of time so she wound up only playing 37 games. At the time she was hurt after ther first 29 games, she was hitting 0.538 with 17 HR's, an OB% of .648, a SLG% of 1.200, and an OPS of 1.848.

She hit 32 HR's as a Junior and 24 HR's as a Sophomore. She hit 0 HR's as a Freshman at Texas Tech.
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She was leading the country in a number of major stats when she got hurt last year and missed about a month of time so she wound up only playing 37 games. At the time she was hurt after ther first 29 games, she was hitting 0.538 with 17 HR's, an OB% of .648, a SLG% of 1.200, and an OPS of 1.848.

She hit 32 HR's as a Junior and 24 HR's as a Sophomore. She hit 0 HR's as a Freshman at Texas Tech.


your talking about Lexi with these stats, I was talking about Kati.
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Good luck to her.

What's impossible to know is whether the pressure of the chase will have a big effect. Chamberlain felt it when she was closing in on the record. LC had good protection, too, but other teams still gave her little to hit. Shelby Pendley saw a lot of strikes that pitchers refused to throw Chamberlain (which is why for a bit it seemed like Pendley might break the record).

It's a physical and mental challenge, for sure.
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Good luck to her. What's impossible to know is whether the pressure of the chase will have a big effect. Chamberlain felt it when she was closing in on the record. LC had good protection, too, but other teams still gave her little to hit. Shelby Pendley saw a lot of strikes that pitchers refused to throw Chamberlain (which is why for a bit it seemed like Pendley might break the record). It's a physical and mental challenge, for sure.


Exactly. Read Coach Candrea's take on her head while the chase is on. Will she be cool? Dunno. Candrea thinks she has the mental wiring.

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Pac pitching is pretty solid. It would be a helluvan accomplishment


Really?  I have often thought the exact opposite and that was the reason that Mauga was able to tally so many homeruns.  
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your talking about Lexi with these stats, I was talking about Kati.


My mistake. Sorry about that.
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I thought first 6 would include Watson:

1. Perez
2. Watson
3. Mercado
4. Mauga
5. Palomino
6. Mulipola


   Harper will bat 6th, Martinez at 7th, Watson 8th and Dotson 9th 
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Good luck to her.

What's impossible to know is whether the pressure of the chase will have a big effect. Chamberlain felt it when she was closing in on the record. LC had good protection, too, but other teams still gave her little to hit. Shelby Pendley saw a lot of strikes that pitchers refused to throw Chamberlain (which is why for a bit it seemed like Pendley might break the record).

It's a physical and mental challenge, for sure.


Much like LE, if Chamberlain had remained healthy her junior season, it would be out KMs reach. She was on track to tie the record as a junior before being plagued by knee and back issues. Unfortunately injuries are a part of the game!
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Much like LE, if Chamberlain had remained healthy her junior season, it would be out KMs reach. She was on track to tie the record as a junior before being plagued by knee and back issues. Unfortunately injuries are a part of the game!


Good point. Chamberlain hit 60 homers her first two seasons then was injury plagued as a junior. Her senior year was better but teams really worked around her in the lineup. If healthy for all four years, LC probably would have hit 110 or more. And never POY!
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Good point. Chamberlain hit 60 homers her first two seasons then was injury plagued as a junior. Her senior year was better but teams really worked around her in the lineup. If healthy for all four years, LC probably would have hit 110 or more. And never POY!


Because we can't make it a career award.  [rolleyes]
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Good point. Chamberlain hit 60 homers her first two seasons then was injury plagued as a junior. Her senior year was better but teams really worked around her in the lineup. If healthy for all four years, LC probably would have hit 110 or more. And never POY!


In the Cajun games with OK I really appreciated Chamberlain. She looked like a class act on and off the field. I kind of felt that way about Elkins. No HR's as a freshman at Tech, and 24 as a sophomore for the Cajuns, 32 as a junior, and was on pace for 30+ as a senior before the injury and wound up with 18. I know both started getting plenty of intentional walks. I just really wished she would have started out a Cajun.
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We have our first of the year. Kati's Blast to left puts Arizona up 4-1 in the third.
is that #68?

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Yep, but hopefully it was just first inning jitters for O'Toole though, can't allow too many games to start off like that is what I mean.
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Yep, but hopefully it was just first inning jitters for O'Toole though, can't allow too many games to start off like that is what I mean.


Another 1-2-3 inning for Tooly. She's retired 12 of the last 13. Cats up 8-1 in the fifth.

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2 dingers in 3 games, 69 in career. This one vs. Baylor at Hillenbrand Stadium in Tucson. 54m54 minutes ago

The tie is broken! It's the second of the season and it puts the Cats up 1-0 in the fourth. She's one shy of 70.


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Another dinger in the first inning vs. Northwestern in Tucson. That's 70, 3 in 4 games this year. Palomino and Mercado are hitting on both sides of Kati
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