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Grindz

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I think that is what made Washington so good... they had a solid batting line..Burdick and the other outfielders had good averages and OBP's, plus they were really fast on the bases. I think what hurt Florida was they had Dewitt, Lorenz, Kvistad, Ocasio, and Wheaton,,,and then the rest struggled. 

I was shocked Florida state beat washington but King was on,, she was really on. Had they thrown Hanson out there,  hate to say it, i think Washington would have bombed her... but Washington was a great team because they had nine hitters in their lineup, not three or four.

Looking back...remember when there was Andrews, Landry, Bell, Jaquish, Kloss, Simmons, Griggs........ man that was a great team, i sure do miss that offense.


Its horrible to say, but the hole on this team is the senior class (last years juniors). They are great kids but just haven't panned out or produced as expected. 

LSU's freshmen and sophomore class are both far ahead of them in terms of hitting.

Torina has way better talent coming in for the 2019 and 2020 classes. I notice she is getting kids from major travel ball programs out of California, Georgia and Texas.
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Bama and Georgia definitely need pitching help. Alabama's offense looked awful in their last losses. At least Georgia can hit.


Bama did score 2 runs off Plain. How many teams did that at the WCWS. Prior to that they scored 3 runs off Barnhill/Ocasio. Now that shutout at Alvelos hands was pretty bad, so I’ll give you that.
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Bama did score 2 runs off Plain. How many teams did that at the WCWS. Prior to that they scored 3 runs off Barnhill/Ocasio. Now that shutout at Alvelos hands was pretty bad, so I’ll give you that.


If I am not mistaken, LSU hit up King for like 5 runs

Teams can play well for a weekend or a game, doesn't make them great/suck
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<< Washington's biggest plus was a top three in the lineup who were excellent, exceptional defense on the left-side infield and in the outfield and Gabby Plain coming up huge
Obviously, I think their making the final two, with the preseason catching disaster and the loss of Aguilar and having the weakest 4-9 lineup they have ever had in OKC, was damn near a miracle. By far and away the best coaching job by Tarr.
I don't like her manner, but what a job. >> (3LT)


I agree it was a great job by coach Heather Tarr, pitcher Gabbie Plain, Shortstop Sis Bates, Third Baseman Taylor Van Zee and the top three in their batting order (Bates, Van Zee and Julia DePonte).

But with all of the above going for them... 
they still might not have made it to the finals... 
without Trysten Melhart's two exceptional diving catches against Shay Knighten... 


Melhart played a BIG part in their run to the finals at the WCWS. 
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Bama did score 2 runs off Plain. How many teams did that at the WCWS. Prior to that they scored 3 runs off Barnhill/Ocasio. Now that shutout at Alvelos hands was pretty bad, so I’ll give you that.

Alvelo had a lot of help from the umpire's generous strike zone. 
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<< Washington's biggest plus was a top three in the lineup who were excellent, exceptional defense on the left-side infield and in the outfield and Gabby Plain coming up huge
Obviously, I think their making the final two, with the preseason catching disaster and the loss of Aguilar and having the weakest 4-9 lineup they have ever had in OKC, was damn near a miracle. By far and away the best coaching job by Tarr.
I don't like her manner, but what a job. >> (3LT)


I agree it was a great job by coach Heather Tarr, pitcher Gabbie Plain, Shortstop Sis Bates, Third Baseman Taylor Van Zee and the top three in their batting order (Bates, Van Zee and Julia DePonte).

But with all of the above going for them... 
they still might not have made it to the finals... 
without Trysten Melhart's two exceptional diving catches against Shay Knighten... 


Melhart played a BIG part in their run to the finals at the WCWS. 
Yes, as stated above 'defense on the left-side infield and in the outfield'
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It sure is hard watching those last games...for the seniors... watching Bailey Landry cry, Griggs cry, and then just recently, Van Zee was the last out for both championship games (correct me if I am wrong).  She is such a good player, just hard to watch that happen. Maybe next year they will make another run for it..Washington i mean. 

i dont think LSU could have played FSU close the way FSU played in OKC. They were just playing so well. 
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Grindz, LSU never suffers from a lack-of-talent...........Every year they recruit, and get, the players they want..........

LSU doesn't need better players...........Their need is elsewhere..........
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Grindz, LSU never suffers from a lack-of-talent...........Every year they recruit, and get, the players they want..........

LSU doesn't need better players...........Their need is elsewhere..........


I've seen you post this multiple times over the years, what exactly does Dobson teach?

The consistency of hitters at LSU is definitely very erratic, even during the days when Bell and Jaquish were on the same team

Would be interesting to see how LSU's offense would fare under a variety of other hitting instructors... I don't know much about Dobson outside his coaching at USM and that he is a coach on the national team
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Grindz, LSU never suffers from a lack-of-talent...........Every year they recruit, and get, the players they want..........

LSU doesn't need better players...........Their need is elsewhere..........


A lot of LSU fans and non LSU fans know this

We have talented kids, just not getting the most out of them 
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I've seen you post this multiple times over the years, what exactly does Dobson teach?

The consistency of hitters at LSU is definitely very erratic, even during the days when Bell and Jaquish were on the same team

Would be interesting to see how LSU's offense would fare under a variety of other hitting instructors... I don't know much about Dobson outside his coaching at USM and that he is a coach on the national team

Everyone knows the BlueDog is Mike Lotief. He would love to be LSU's hitting instructor. He just hasn't been successful in talking Beth into hiring him.
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Amanda Sanchez just started following LSU on Instagram, LSU just followed back


Something is up...

LSU really needs this to fall through 

Grindz

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Please let this happen!!!
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Amanda Sanchez just started following LSU on Instagram, LSU just followed back


Something is up...

LSU really needs this to fall through 


For Sure.  It's a done deal because Sanchez just followed LSU on Twitter/Instagram.  Can't have more irrefutable proof than that.  Sanchez will be wearing purple and gold next year.  Until she doesn't.  Where is Beth going to get the scholly money for her?  Her current allotment of 12 is tied up amongst the current players.  Unless the LA. girls are playing just for the TOPS money that the state provides and are getting no athletic money from Beth.

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Wilmer said...............
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Everyone knows the BlueDog.........................would love to be LSU's hitting instructor.


Everyone who knows me knows that's not my style............Clinics and group instruction is for coaches...........That's the landscape they function in and make their living in...........Once a kid I work with verbals, they commit to their coach and follow their teaching............For the sake of the player and the coach, I respect that relationship and don't interfere with that...........

My interest in working with players is to help 'em get a spot to play at the next level............I stick to teaching hitting skills to individual players and let the coaches do the coaching for their teams............


Coached a travel-ball team a long time ago, but, when the parents realized we didn't have a bunt sign, there was a mutiny............




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I've seen you post this multiple times over the years, what exactly does Dobson teach?

The consistency of hitters at LSU is definitely very erratic, even during the days when Bell and Jaquish were on the same team

Would be interesting to see how LSU's offense would fare under a variety of other hitting instructors... I don't know much about Dobson outside his coaching at USM and that he is a coach on the national team

Coach Dobson was the hitting coach at Oklahoma before he took the head coaching job at Southern Miss.
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Everyone knows the BlueDog is Mike Lotief.


Nope. I know Mike has met him but I didn't ask him who Bluedog was. BD would probably tell me who he is if I asked him but I don't need to know. I just know it's not Mike.

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My interest in working with players is to help 'em get a spot to play at the next level............I stick to teaching hitting skills to individual players and let the coaches do the coaching for their teams............
Yeah teaching individual skills and seeing the light go on in a kid's eyes is my joy as well. I do enjoy doing it in a team setting as far as fielding, throwing and where to be when skills. Teaching a swing is better as an individual thing but you can do some things in a team setting as well.


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Coached a travel-ball team a long time ago, but, when the parents realized we didn't have a bunt sign, there was a mutiny............


Love it. Other than a squeeze to win a game or a bunt because the defense is way back, bunts don't usually make sense mathematically unless you have a kid who is otherworldly fast and those are few and far between. Sac bunting and the lottery are mostly for people who are bad at math.

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Coach Dobson was the hitting coach at Oklahoma before he took the head coaching job at Southern Miss.


Did you know OU's offense improved after he left........
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For Sure.  It's a done deal because Sanchez just followed LSU on Twitter/Instagram.  Can't have more irrefutable proof than that.  Sanchez will be wearing purple and gold next year.  Until she doesn't.  Where is Beth going to get the scholly money for her?  Her current allotment of 12 is tied up amongst the current players.  Unless the LA. girls are playing just for the TOPS money that the state provides and are getting no athletic money from Beth.


Beth should kick a particular kid off and give that money to Sanchez



LSU's Softball's Instagram just started following Sanchez I noticed, normally they only following incoming kids or current players.

All the girls are ridiculously smart so most LA girls are getting a good chunk of their money from TOPS
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Mark, as for that team I coached for a brief time............

We had players from four different schools...........Not only did we not have a bunt sign, we didn't put a coach in the third-base box..........Runners made the decision to steal, or not..........Nobody got in the players' heads............They played loose and the funny thing is, the parent complaining didn't start 'till we got on a win streak..............[smile]
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Beth should kick a particular kid off and give that money to Sanchez. 

Nice grindz! 

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Nope. I know Mike has met him but I didn't ask him who Bluedog was. BD would probably tell me who he is if I asked him but I don't need to know. I just know it's not Mike.

Sure thing pal. Whatever you say.
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I don't know how much money Schulte is getting but they should give all her money to Amanda Sanchez and then some

Is LSU still trying to go the transfer route for a pitcher? 
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Did you know OU's offense improved after he left........

I really don't care. I don't have time to look at all of that stuff. I just said he coached there. But I am surprised that you called for a current player to get kicked off of the team. Thats not what I expect from a true LSu fan.

I'm not interested in getting in a pissing match with you.
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I think Springfield is transferring out and there are probably more.  

I am sure LSU would not be talking to her if there were no scholarships available.
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I really don't care. I don't have time to look at all of that stuff. I just said he coached there. But I am surprised that you called for a current player to get kicked off of the team. Thats not what I expect from a true LSu fan.

I'm not interested in getting in a pissing match with you.


Kicked off would be a bad word but I think her scholarship money would be better awarded to a proven top SEC player.

Not taking away from the kid because she works hard, but at this level production matters. 
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I think Springfield is transferring out and there are probably more.  

I am sure LSU would not be talking to her if there were no scholarships available.


LSU loses Hoover and Walljasper, both full schollies

Emily had a good chunk of money as well

Springfield transferring opens the door as well with money

Kilponen has to be a full ride

Wickersham I imagine would have it covered mainly by TOPS as the other LA players

Clark and Stewart will see decent chunks of money.

LSU has about a little less than a full scholarship to work with unless they redistribute the money a bit this season


Question, do coaches adjust how much money is given to a player year by year or is it guaranteed up front and rarely changes?
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Kicked off would be a bad word but I think her scholarship money would be better awarded to a proven top SEC player.

Not taking away from the kid because she works hard, but at this level production matters. 


integrity of the institution is more important than the production. They didn't make a good choice in recruiting. you live with it.
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LSU loses Hoover and Walljasper, both full schollies

Emily had a good chunk of money as well

Springfield transferring opens the door as well with money

Kilponen has to be a full ride

Wickersham I imagine would have it covered mainly by TOPS as the other LA players

Clark and Stewart will see decent chunks of money.

LSU has about a little less than a full scholarship to work with unless they redistribute the money a bit this season


Question, do coaches adjust how much money is given to a player year by year or is it guaranteed up front and rarely changes?


Any player's Athletic money @ LSU is guaranteed starting Fall 2015. Coaches can elect to raise the amount but cannot lower it. 

Also, you have a better chance of winning the Lottery than figuring out how much money LSU Softball has available and, what ANY player is getting. 


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