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MojoJojo93

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I would say that Dail should definitely get the start against Florida given their line-up and the potential of a big rank win. Also, the fact that Florida will play UCLA tonight and Burnhill will probably get the start tonight. So they face off against Lugo or Farley. Dail should then go against Tennessee for similar reasons to why she should go against Florida. Plus, Michigan hasn't been playing well and MacGrandle probably has a better chance against them rather than Tennessee. 
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Lugo is not bad though, that's definitely the "swing for the fences" approach.

Oregon will probably face Tennessee's #1 but not Michigan's. Personally I'd sit Dail for the Florida game but start her vs Tennessee. Florida walks more than couples on a beach, they are just a terrible matchup for both Oregon's pitchers. You're better off saving Dail for CSF who don't look very patient. Just make sure you pound some beers before the Florida game.
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Lugo is not bad though, that's definitely the "swing for the fences" approach.

Oregon will probably face Tennessee's #1 but not Michigan's. Personally, I'd sit Dail for the Florida game but start her vs Tennessee. Florida walks more than couples on a beach, they are just a terrible matchup for both Oregon's pitchers. You're better off saving Dail for CSF who don't look very patient. Just make sure you pound some beers before the Florida game.


I agree that Lugo is not bad, but Oregon has more of a chance of winning against her than Barnhill. I also agree that Florida will definitely make Oregon pay for the walks unlike other team :cough: LSU :cough:. However, I still think Dail needs to go against Florida and Tennessee. We don't need a repeat of Kentucky with Maddie. Her confidence has to be lower given her recent performances and getting beat up by Florida won't make things better.  Plus Tennessee's pitching has been vulnerable recently and given Oregon's hitting, I feel like they have a chance with Dail to win. Regardless, I'll definitely be drinking. 


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I would say that Dail should definitely get the start against Florida given their line-up and the potential of a big rank win. Also, the fact that Florida will play UCLA tonight and Burnhill will probably get the start tonight. So they face off against Lugo or Farley. Dail should then go against Tennessee for similar reasons to why she should go against Florida. Plus, Michigan hasn't been playing well and MacGrandle probably has a better chance against them rather than Tennessee. 


If they pitch Dail against Florida she could very well be the first pitcher to walk the opposing team to a run rule win. And Florida batters should wear Kevlar also. 

I've seen her pitch many times since High School. Until now the best coach she had was her HS coach. And she still has the exact same 3 pitches: Rise, Change, Ear Hole. What has changed is she has finally gotten some run support to match her seemingly uncontrollable wildness. Batting against her must be like standing in front of a firing squad of Toddlers with Machine Guns. No wonder she gets the Ks...whatever works right? 

I thought her going to OR was a joke but, Lombardi was desperate. If Lombardi can reel this kid in and turn her into an actual pitcher...? They're off to a pretty good start now but will have a load this wkd. Be fun to watch.
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If it were me, I'd throw Dail against CSF, Auburn and MI. Macgrandle against FL, TN. You have the best chance of winning 1 or more games that way. Starting Dail against the powerhouses on the doubleheader days makes it more likely to get blanked.

I have them only beating CSF, but honestly neither MI nor Auburn have looked awesome so a hot pitching and hitting performance from OR could get them over the top in those games. 
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I am excited about the Auburn/Oregon game! I’m sure Dail will pitch with that being UO’s only Friday game.
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Outofzone, Bless your heart! Such a nasty comment about Dail considering she is 9-0 this season. Makes you look ridiculous. Did she take your kids lunch money?
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Outofzone, Bless your heart! Such a nasty comment about Dail considering she is 9-0 this season. Makes you look ridiculous. Did she take your kids lunch money?


You are adorable.
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I have them only beating CSF, but honestly neither MI nor Auburn have looked awesome so a hot pitching and hitting performance from OR could get them over the top in those games. 

Michigan have got to be the dogs in a game against Oregon, their offense has been poor thus far.
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If it were me, I'd throw Dail against CSF, Auburn and MI. Macgrandle against FL, TN. You have the best chance of winning 1 or more games that way. Starting Dail against the powerhouses on the doubleheader days makes it more likely to get blanked.

I have them only beating CSF, but honestly neither MI nor Auburn have looked awesome so a hot pitching and hitting performance from OR could get them over the top in those games. 


I wouldn't look past CSUF, they can bite you in the ass. 
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If they pitch Dail against Florida she could very well be the first pitcher to walk the opposing team to a run rule win.


That's pretty much what this year's VT pitching staff did just last week against Texas State. 

That game does appear to be exception rather than the rule for Rochard but it's still a shame they couldn't keep Dail because it looks like VT lacks pitching depth behind Eberle and Rochard. 

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I wouldn't look past CSUF, they can bite you in the ass. 


I agree that team is scrappy and always seems to get the breaks! 
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Dail pitching probably the [edit] second best game of her career, Oregon is down 2-1 in the top of the 7th though, 1 out.

Game over, tough 2-1 loss. Fingers crossed for MM vs CSUF.
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Dail suffers her first loss.
Florida scored two unearned runs after a fly ball was dropped in LF... 
or Dail just might have shutout the Gators.
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Sounds like maybe we can stop wringing our hands about the Ducks. (That or start wringing our hands about UF's lack of offense.)
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Dail suffers her first loss.
Florida scored two unearned runs after a fly ball was dropped in LF... 
or Dail just might have shutout the Gators.


Believe it may have been revealed on another thread that Barnhill would have been the one with the shutout had she not been so worried about the IP calls.
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Sounds like maybe we can stop wringing our hands about the Ducks. (That or start wringing our hands about UF's lack of offense.)


I think Dail is pretty damn good

Only knock with her is limiting the free passes but she is getting better and better. 

That said, Florida's offense looks a little rough this year. They almost got shutout vs New Mexico earlier as well. 
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2-2 bottom of 4 2 outs, Dail back in for Oregon. Kelsie Whitmore, living proof softball is harder than baseball, walks.
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Jordan Dail with a solid game, but Show throws one-hit shutout
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Jordan Dail with a solid game, but Show throws one-hit shutout
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This team is missing a somewhat decent #2, and If they find that they might quite possibly be a contender for a super regional. Sorry if anyone Is a family member or friend, but mcgrandle is terrible. Has no business being in a power 5 conference. Their walk on throws more strikes than her. Oregon’s lineup is a good 5 deep with a few other good bench players. Cid, sievers, bunker all have great talent going for them and I hope they stay in Eugene for next fall. Add in a Tera McGowan and they have as good a lineup as anyone but UCLA. I think it won’t be long until oregon is back in the discussion. Next year with a scholarship pitcher coming in, they should be more competitive with an option besides dail. Going forward when Dail isn’t starting, they have abosutely no chance in winning. Just simply the truth
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Well it's been known since Balint left that they would have no solid #2. That being said, I think after this season is done, Lombardi will develop MacGrandle into a better pitcher. She really could be a great pitcher if she had more control over her pitches, which is something they could work on in the offseason. Her first college was TAMU and look how that turned out, TAMU has no pitchers on their roster that are decent, but with Oregon, Dail is somewhat consistent. The offense needs to produce more, though, if they want to win games.
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Anyone know where Blaint is heading? 
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Anyone know where Blaint is heading? 


nope. but for some reason she still has "Oregon Softball #25" listed in her bio on her twitter and retweets everything Oregon related.
softballfan24

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4 seniors graduating this spring at Oregon. 

Hopefully, the freshman class will stay at Oregon and have bought into Lombardi's philosophy in spite of an awful situation in the circle. 

If Lombardi can get 1 (hopefully 2) top-notch pitchers incoming this fall along with developing Dail, they'll be back as a national contender fast. 

Ducks must stay optimistic.

And for current Ducks on the roster, "what does not kill me only makes me stronger"
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This team is missing a somewhat decent #2, and If they find that they might quite possibly be a contender for a super regional. Sorry if anyone Is a family member or friend, but mcgrandle is terrible. Has no business being in a power 5 conference. Their walk on throws more strikes than her. Oregon’s lineup is a good 5 deep with a few other good bench players. Cid, sievers, bunker all have great talent going for them and I hope they stay in Eugene for next fall. Add in a Tera McGowan and they have as good a lineup as anyone but UCLA. I think it won’t be long until oregon is back in the discussion. Next year with a scholarship pitcher coming in, they should be more competitive with an option besides dail. Going forward when Dail isn’t starting, they have abosutely no chance in winning. Just simply the truth

Are you drunk? They are no where close to being a super regional contender. Dail is a #3/4 on a super regional team, and Oregon's offense has fallen off hard.

Oregon South (Texas) is actually a good team to look at for comparison. Massey has them as the 14th best offense, with a team OPS of .929. Not a single Oregon player has an OPS above .900.
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Oregon should look at the transfer sheets for immediate help.  I don't know if Gia Rodini has any interest in Oregon (Baylor redshirt, will have one year after redshirt), but Baylor is going nowhere, with or without her.  OU, Texas Tech, Texas, and Oklahoma State are far superior, and actually younger than the Bears.  Rodini is a staff ace type on most teams.  Knee surgery this year.

Lombardi has a reputation, especially among left-handers.  She might attract some very good transfers.
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Oregon should look at the transfer sheets for immediate help.  I don't know if Gia Rodini has any interest in Oregon (Baylor redshirt, will have one year after redshirt), but Baylor is going nowhere, with or without her.  OU, Texas Tech, Texas, and Oklahoma State are far superior, and actually younger than the Bears.  Rodini is a staff ace type on most teams.  Knee surgery this year.

Lombardi has a reputation, especially among left-handers.  She might attract some very good transfers.


About the only thing that I'm looking for this season is improvement, and I haven't seen much in that department from the scholarship pitchers in Oregon's rotation, but I'm still holding out hope. I give a ton of credit to the position players for hanging in there and battling at the plate, but it's clear that there are a few ladies who should be getting the chance to develop out of the limelight this season, but who have been given both the blessing and the curse of being counted on immediately.

I've been very quiet here thus far, as I'm waiting to watch the season play out before commenting much, and I've been trying to take it in without being influence by any of the opinions here. From seeing about a dozen games in person now, home and away, and getting the chance to talk with some of the families, I will say that I'm extremely proud of the character this group has shown. I would disagree with the assessment that this team is only a pitcher away from being a super regional team, but with another year of experience and another two arms (either incoming frosh or by transfer -- just a small ask, right?), I could see this team getting there again.
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Dail throws a no-hitter against Pacific, (Ducks) beating the Tigers 5-0
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Dail throws a no-hitter against Pacific, (Ducks) beating the Tigers 5-0


I went to the game.  Impressive turnout by Oregon fans,  They probably were 3/4 of the crowd.  Not a large stadium, but it was overflowing.  I don't know the players' hometowns, but it's likely some come from central/northern California.

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