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Season preview with Coach White starts at 28-minute mark

 

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Ducks had 46 HRs in 62 games last year. 8 thru 3 this season
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Ducks had 46 HRs in 62 games last year. 8 thru 3 this season


Hmmm, 3LT. That Tempe air density have anything to do with it? [biggrin]

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Yeah, they could hit 140 hrs this year with 40 home games at farrington or hillenbrand
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D.J. Sanders walks off Ducks for run-rule over CSUN

 

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Did Maggie give up those 6 runs?
http://goducks.com/documents/2018/2/9//Oregon_15_CSUN_6.pdf

Official box... however it has the three home run hitters with only 6 dingers for the season instead of the correct 8.... so trust the info at some risk
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Each of Oregon's 4 seniors went deep against mizzou
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The Ducks 6th game will get their catcher the player of the week award.


Hitting .500 with 5 of 8 hits HRs... I wouldn't be too sure. Remember, she wasn't even of the USA Top 50 watch list and, the Catcher from GW, who was in the Top 50,  in the powerhouse Atlantic 10 has yet to swing a bat. 
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The Duck's GS seems like the clear choice for PAC12 POW. Ducks won all 6 games against pretty doggone good competition.
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j Oregon Cupcake Invite Match 8-11 Toledo Weber State 2 Montana 2 Bryant


Reminds me of SEC football non-conference scheduling.

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j Oregon Cupcake Invite Match 8-11 Toledo Weber State 2 Montana 2 Bryant

Yes, an average 2017 RPI of 145.... also known as... WCWS teams compared with Peoria! LOL

They just can't get a Top 50 team in there yet
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This is the most talented college softball team I have ever seen.  If I were a betting person, I would put Oregon down to win the WCWS this season.  
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Reminds me of SEC football non-conference scheduling.
Except, you are hurt doing that as a softball team... that and the putrid Portland State doubleheader hurts the RPI.

But, it shouldn't matter with their schedule this year

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This is the most talented college softball team I have ever seen.  If I were a betting person, I would put Oregon down to win the WCWS this season.  


I predicted this a few days back.
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This is the most talented college softball team I have ever seen.  If I were a betting person, I would put Oregon down to win the WCWS this season.  


Agree. Before they picked up Sanders from ULL a few moths back, I had them to lose about 8 or 9 games. Now I'm thinking 6.

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I hope I'm rooting for them this year. I love watching teams win their first title.
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Agree. Before they picked up Sanders from ULL a few moths back, I had them to lose about 8 or 9 games. Now I'm thinking 6.
They have a rough schedule...
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Sincere suggestion: Someone who knows both teams do a position by position comparison of OU and UO, including pitching staffs. Love to see some thoughtful analysis of the Sooners vs. the Ducks -- who will meet in Eugene down the road.

To get things rolling, Oklahoma's lineup:

1B -- Shay Knighten
2B -- Caleigh Clifton
3B -- Sydney Romero
SS -- Kelsey Arnold
RF -- Nicole Mendes
CF -- Nicole Pendley
LF -- Fall Aviu
C -- Lea Wodach
DP -- Jocelyn Alo
SP -- Paige Parker
SP -- Paige Lowary
SP -- Mariah Lopez

So now someone fill in the Ducks lineup and let's discuss who has the edge at each position, coaching, intangibles, etc.

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In the six games against Georgia, Mizzou, Fresno State, Cal State Northridge, UTEP and New Mexico, Oregon had a team OPS of 1.428 with 17 HRs and 73 runs scored
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I'll let others comment, but here is Oregon's lineup

1. Alexis Mack, LF

2. Jenna Lilley, 3B

3. Shannon Rhodes, CF

4. Gwen Svekis, C/DP

5. Mia Camuso, 1B

6. Mary Iakopo, DP/C

7. D.J. Sanders, SS

8. Lauren Lindvall, 2B

9. Lauren Burke/Shaye Bowden/Haley Cruse, RF

SP (alphabetical order): Maggie Balint, Miranda Elish, Megan Kleist, 

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I'd take OU over Oregon....PG has put together a hell of group that still has another year together
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Oregon pitchers are solid.  Need to see bats prove themselves against elite pitching.
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I hope I'm rooting for them this year. I love watching teams win their first title. [/QUOT


Me too. Always cheer for the underdog.
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In the six games against Georgia, Mizzou, Fresno State, Cal State Northridge, UTEP and New Mexico, Oregon had a team OPS of 1.428 with 17 HRs and 73 runs scored
but you also gotta think Georgias best pitcher didn’t touch the field that game so these stats could be a bit inflated because they didn’t face any really good pitcher that are the caliber of ugas ace pitcher Brittany Gray
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but you also gotta think Georgias best pitcher didn’t touch the field that game so these stats could be a bit inflated because they didn’t face any really good pitcher that are the caliber of ugas ace pitcher Brittany Gray


This topic isn’t about Georgia though, it’s about Oregon.

They might not have faced Gray, no, but I venture to say the result could’ve been much the same. And really, let’s not pretend that the Gray we’re seeing now is the same we’ve had for the last three years. For as unproven as you claim Oregon may be, I think the same could be said of Gray as well, at least to some extent. There are just a lot of unknowns— which is fine, I mean we’re five games in, but Gray is the “ace” because she is a (very nice) bright spot in an otherwise lackluster staff for Georgia right now. But again— it is early, and right now is the “right” time to be lackluster instead of later in the season.

Lu knew what she was doing by not showing her hand in throwing her ace; it would’ve probably been more competitive, but I for one and glad we didn’t show that hand. Oregon is a great team with an absolute fire coursing through their veins right now, and I’m glad we have that game behind us already.
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but you also gotta think Georgias best pitcher didn’t touch the field that game so these stats could be a bit inflated because they didn’t face any really good pitcher that are the caliber of ugas ace pitcher Brittany Gray

True. Though the pitchers Georgia trotted out there have an 0.78 ERA in all their other games this year
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Oregon is loaded....will make it to the WCWS....or at least Supers!!
They will implode....Mike White’s colors will show.....and they will never win a National championship....
Now....that’s not a failure.....but ....ummmm...yeh it kinda is

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https://twitter.com/NCAAsoftball/status/963464311828918273
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OK, so nobody besides Lefty responded to my request to compare the lineups of Oklahoma and Oregon. Only on the basis of 2017 stats, here's how I think that position-by-position comparison goes:

1B - Edge OU. I'd take Knighten (.358/70 rbi/.575 slug%/.986 field%) over Camuso (.341/47 rbi/.476 slug%/.981 field%). Not reflected in the stats, but Knighten is demonstrably one of the most dangerous hitters in college softball in big situations.

2B - Edge OU. I'll take Clifton (.356/70 runs/8 HR/.557 slug%/.528 OB%/.977 field%) over Lindvall (.260/22 runs/25 rbi/ .373 slug%/ .322 OB%/.964 field%)

3B - Edge OU. Romero (.339/57 runs/59 rbi/.559 slug%/.373 OB%/.939 field%) over Lilley (.258/27 runs/26 rbi/.355 slug%/.402 OB%/.941 field%).

SS - Edge UO. Sanders has every offensive edge you could factor in over OU's Arnold.

LF - Tossup between OU's Aviu and UO's Mack. Mack the better batting average, Aviu more RBI, better slugging%.

CF - Edge OU. I'll take Pendley (.323/44 runs/17 HR/65 RBI/.614 slug%/.986 field%) over Rhodes (.336/38 runs/7 HR/46 RBI/.552 slug%/.929 field%).

RF - Edge OU. Mendes (.408/55 runs/7 HR/.598 slug%/.977 field%) over any of Oregon's RFs (one soph, two freshmen).

C - Edge UO. Svekis has every offensive edge over OU's Wodach.

DP - Tossup. Both teams have freshmen DPing. OU has Alo; UO has Iakopo. I expect by midseason Alo will have the edge here.

SP - Edge OU. Slight. But I'd take Parker-Lowary-Lopez over Kleist-Balint-Elish. 

For me, Oklahoma has better players at 1B, 2B, 3B, CF and RF and better pitching. Oregon with better players at SS and C. Tossups at DP and LF.

How would these teams fare on the field, head to head? It would be a whale of a series. Maybe a whale of a WCWS championship series.


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