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Nedpics

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Gotta love the fight in them Ducks- even if you can't bring yourself to cheer for them. They are in tough with LSU 4-4  in the top of the 6th. The defense is outstanding- the catcher alone threw a runner out at 2nd, then caught a runner of 1st on the very next play. Also caught an errant bunt in the air. Dail the pitcher has only given up 1 hit (along with 4 hit batters and 5 walks)- and the Ducks just scored on small bell and timely hitting. LSU not as advertised as a hitting team, Oregon not as advertised as a bottom team.

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Gotta love the fight in them Ducks- even if you can't bring yourself to cheer for them. They are in tough with LSU 4-4  in the top of the 6th. The defense is outstanding- the catcher alone threw a runner out at 2nd, then caught a runner of 1st on the very next play. Also caught an errant bunt in the air. Dail the pitcher has only given up 1 hit (along with 4 hit batters and 5 walks)- and the Ducks just scored on small bell and timely hitting. LSU not as advertised as a hitting team, Oregon not as advertised as a bottom team.



Oregon’s been fun to watch this game! Good offense and had a great response to LSU tying it up.
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Well, someone said that the Ducks will have to score 8 runs a game to win- Mission accomplished. 8-4 lead in the 7th inning. Props to ML for coaching her team 'up', and making the most of a difficult pre-season. Lemonade for everyone on the team.
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looking like Oregon just might get to 10 wins in 10 games. Lombardi must really be a bad head coach. Doubt any top players or pitchers would want to play for Oregon or for her as a coach.
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looking like Oregon just might get to 10 wins in 10 games. Lombardi must really be a bad head coach. Doubt any top players or pitchers would want to play for Oregon or for her as a coach.


LOL. Yeah, she was very good as an assistant, but being a head coach is a whole different animal. She's in way over her head. The Ducks will be lucky to win 10 games.
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They scored their 8 runs but that pitching is going to get hammered so we shall see how they do going forward. Keep giving free bases like that and throwing pitches over the middle and they will pay. Terrible approach by LSU hitters today.
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Emerald, you're quick to defend the lack of hitting at LSU, I see............

It's about the swing technique, not just the approach............
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Nobody should be under the illusion that the off-season turmoil won't have ramifications at some point in the season.  But this start is probably better than anyone thought it would be.  The Pac 12 will be tough for them.  But I would take the long view.  Lombardi comes from a great program, instituted her way of coaching and will probably end up being successful with it.

I think the same thing is happening with the football program.

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Oregon beats no 8 LSU 8  to 5

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Emerald, you're quick to defend the lack of hitting at LSU, I see............

It's about the swing technique, not just the approach............


They could have not swung at a single pitch and scored 4 runs, that is approach.
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Or maybe Danielle Lawrie knows nothing about pitching? She even commented about Dial throwing hammer pitches (with the pitch being the nail) Dial wild and throwing hammer pitches but LSU consistently swinging at the first pitch. One pitch, one zone with a pitcher struggling with control.
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They could have not swung at a single pitch and scored 4 runs, that is approach.


So, they would have got beat 8-4 instead of 8-5?
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Or maybe Danielle Lawrie knows nothing about pitching? She even commented about Dial throwing hammer pitches (with the pitch being the nail) Dial wild and throwing hammer pitches but LSU consistently swinging at the first pitch. One pitch, one zone with a pitcher struggling with control.


I believe in being effectively wild.  No sitting on pitches.

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Dail walked 6 and hit 4.  That's 10 FREE bases.  LSU scores only 5 runs.  Enough said.
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I believe in being effectively wild.  No sitting on pitches.


At 3-0 or 3-1 you can sit on a pitch. Rise and change you could pretty much rule out as well do to ineffectiveness. NOBODY coaches being effectively wild to be a consistent winner.
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So, they would have got beat 8-4 instead of 8-5?


If they can score 8 runs a game they will be great!
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Last weekend LSU scored almost 11 runs a game!
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At 3-0 or 3-1 you can sit on a pitch. Rise and change you could pretty much rule out as well do to ineffectiveness. NOBODY coaches being effectively wild to be a consistent winner.


I agree that it's not coached.  But do you think it's never effective to be unpredictable in the circle?

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Last weekend LSU scored almost 11 runs a game!


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I agree that it's not coached.  But do you think it's never effective to be unpredictable in the circle?


Yes, changing speeds and in out up down in and around the strike zone. 10 free bases (in both of their last two games) is not going to cut it.
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The number of runners left-on-base stat is where LSU has a problem............

Some folks call it untimely hitting, but, it's simply ineffective bat-swinging..........
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Yes, changing speeds and in out up down in and around the strike zone. 10 free bases (in both of their last two games) is not going to cut it.


I will admit that that's a bit more "effectively wild" than makes sense.  Put it this way.  I think two or three walks is often better than no walks.

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I will admit that that's a bit more "effectively wild" than makes sense.  Put it this way.  I think two or three walks is often better than no walks.


Agreed. That is why I am thinking that Oregon's 6-0 record is a bit more luck than skill at this point. Kudos again to their wins, their offense looks solid, but they are playing with fire!
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Agreed. That is why I am thinking that Oregon's 6-0 record is a bit more luck than skill at this point. Kudos again to their wins, their offense looks solid, but they are playing with fire!


Agreed which is why I said it's a better start than people had a right to expect.  Losing three really good pitchers and having only two untested pitchers is not going to be successful all year but so far they can smile.

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From what I've been reading on this board all winter, I would expect the Sisters of the Poor to run-rule the Ducks in five innings.
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LOL!

That is what some folks on here were implying.........
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So ….. Oregon beat #7 LSU to run their record to 6-0.  That's the same LSU that is currently stomping the crap out of the self-important longhorns 7-0.  
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So ….. Oregon beat #7 LSU to run their record to 6-0.  That's the same LSU that is currently stomping the crap out of the self-important longhorns 7-0.  



Not only on here. The damn Pac12 coaches voted them last in the league. Are they a bunch of morons? Or just petty drama queens? or what?
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Not only on here. The damn Pac12 coaches voted them last in the league. Are they a bunch of morons? Or just petty drama queens? or what?


In all fairness, it looked pretty bad.  They had to recruit 5 walk-ons just to give them some amount of depth.

Kudos to the players for putting it all aside and playing really well so far.

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In all fairness, it looked pretty bad.  They had to recruit 5 walk-ons just to give them some amount of depth.

Kudos to the players for putting it all aside and playing really well so far.


So, their coach gets no credit?
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