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sMurph

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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.



Kudos to the coach for withstanding the former coach taking half the team with him, ignoring all the know-it-alls saying she was over her head, obviously getting some contributing players in a very difficult situation, and developing / coaching them into a group far better than those same know it alls said it would be.  
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Kudos to the coach for withstanding the former coach taking half the team with him, ignoring all the know-it-alls saying she was over her head, obviously getting some contributing players in a very difficult situation, and developing / coaching them into a group far better than those same know it alls said it would be.  


Sshhhh! You're gonna hurt some feelings with that kind of talk.
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Sshhhh! You're gonna hurt some feelings with that kind of talk.


Hurt feelings = good times.🤗
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Why I am cheering for Oregon (now). On every roster there is a contingent of talented support staff, they work their butts off and get little to no credit. A handful of Oregon players stayed behind, a few brave souls transferred in despite the chaos, and a few girls will get an opportunity to play that had maybe already faced having to give up the dream. How can you not want them to succeed, even if it doesn’t end up being at the level some on here define success as? I will be celebrating every victory with them (except when they play my kids team, lol)

My daughter had a very early invited unofficial to Oregon where she got one on one time and a tour with MW and staff, she fancied Oregon her dream school but they ended up not needing her and it was her first (of many) recruiting heartbreaks. Luckily she is living her best dream playing for a school she loves so it is finally time for her mama to let go of the Oregon biased, so go Ducks!!!
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Why I am cheering for Oregon (now). On every roster there is a contingent of talented support staff, they work their butts off and get little to no credit. A handful of Oregon players stayed behind, a few brave souls transferred in despite the chaos, and a few girls will get an opportunity to play that had maybe already faced having to give up the dream. How can you not want them to succeed, even if it doesn’t end up being at the level some on here define success as? I will be celebrating every victory with them (except when they play my kids team, lol)

My daughter had a very early invited unofficial to Oregon where she got one on one time and a tour with MW and staff, she fancied Oregon her dream school but they ended up not needing her and it was her first (of many) recruiting heartbreaks. Luckily she is living her best dream playing for a school she loves so it is finally time for her mama to let go of the Oregon biased, so go Ducks!!!


Good post!
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Jordan Dail no-hit Florida Atlantic. 2-0
Gators2014

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Someone needs to keep an eye on the mental health of the Oregon pitchers throughout the year. They looked miserable and like they wanted to cry throughout the UK game. They're carrying a heavy load and it's not just a physical toll.
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As a Stanford fan, the roster situation with Oregon reminds me of our 2014 squad. Potent lineup capable of lighting up scoreboards. One capable healthy pitcher, and no depth behind her.

As such, I fully expect Oregon (as long as Dail can remain healthy with the heavy workfload) to be a tough out against any team they face in a one-off game. However, I really struggle to see them winning any series (which we didn't do in 2014) because the depth in the circle behind Dail isn't good. However, Oregon might be able to win 1 out of 3 in a fair number of series in Pac-12 play (we did it four times out of 8 in 2014). 

If they can do that, Oregon could still be a bubble team for the tournament. We were just on the wrong side of the cutline in 2014. 
Nedpics

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This will be a true test of ML's and ML's ability to coach pitchers. Dail is a good pitcher and able to keep up with most lineups. The 2nd pitcher has a long way to go, but coaching may make her good enough to get through the batting order. #3 pitcher is definitely a project, having no fall ball experience and only 3 weeks on the team. If the coaches are able to bring out their best, it could end up with a truly miraculous season. They play some beatable teams at Mary Nutter, another chance to get experience, and then have a tough schedule at Judy Garman.
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Why I am cheering for Oregon (now). On every roster there is a contingent of talented support staff, they work their butts off and get little to no credit. A handful of Oregon players stayed behind, a few brave souls transferred in despite the chaos, and a few girls will get an opportunity to play that had maybe already faced having to give up the dream. How can you not want them to succeed, even if it doesn’t end up being at the level some on here define success as? I will be celebrating every victory with them (except when they play my kids team, lol)

My daughter had a very early invited unofficial to Oregon where she got one on one time and a tour with MW and staff, she fancied Oregon her dream school but they ended up not needing her and it was her first (of many) recruiting heartbreaks. Luckily she is living her best dream playing for a school she loves so it is finally time for her mama to let go of the Oregon biased, so go Ducks!!!


+1

I usually try to operate without bias toward any team and only cheer for players (playing at whatever school they choose). But watching the kids that had the guts to stay and the heart they are showing, I am unabashedly cheering for the Ducks!
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Someone needs to keep an eye on the mental health of the Oregon pitchers throughout the year. They looked miserable and like they wanted to cry throughout the UK game. They're carrying a heavy load and it's not just a physical toll.


+1

Positive side, at least Lombardi's recruiting agenda for 2020 season is very clear, pitching, pitching and more pitching. The team can swing and score.

I think I heard Coach White in an interview say that he recruits every day of the year. Lord can hope Coach Lombardi is doing the same for her circle...

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Someone needs to keep an eye on the mental health of the Oregon pitchers throughout the year. They looked miserable and like they wanted to cry throughout the UK game. They're carrying a heavy load and it's not just a physical toll.


Yeah I agree. It was a bit hard to watch. I assume both pitchers transferred in thinking there would be more depth in the circle. Gotta be hard on Dail to throw that many innings and I really feel for McGrandle. It’s hard to struggle and have no other options but to stand in and keep throwing. Rooting for both of them.
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Yeah I agree. It was a bit hard to watch. I assume both pitchers transferred in thinking there would be more depth in the circle. Gotta be hard on Dail to throw that many innings and I really feel for McGrandle. It’s hard to struggle and have no other options but to stand in and keep throwing. Rooting for both of them.


Yes, they both have a fan in me. I'm actually rooting for the whole team, except when they play Florida. [smile]
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I am a JMU fan but for this season I am rooting for Oregon as well. Hope they shock the nation.
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Want to congratulate Oregon on their big win over LSU.  Way to go ladies!
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I've been hating on all things Oregon ever since the onside kick debacle in 2005 but I'll be pulling for this softball team. Coach Lombardi deserves it.
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I like Dail a lot

Now it will be a matter of developing the girls behind her, at the moment there seems to be a big drop off after her
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Rule number one that I all ways heard from with college coaches.  They tell their athletes especially during the active season to stay off social media in any form  because it is brutal and distracting.  It seems like some of the former Oregon players should take many college coaches advice and do the same or they will become consumed battling on social media.  Fans are gonna do what fans are gonna do.


As most of  us know how fans are even at the best of times if a players cost you a game in some way someone somewhere is all over you in social media.  As I see it some  of  the former O players can't  move on either so it goes both ways.   No one is gonna win the arguments.

Recent tweet from Kleist .  "Those who left the program wish nothing but success for Oregon softball. I don’t understand why people are wishing a punch in the gut to the young women who have helped build this program throughout their years as a duck. Respectfully, move on, so we can all do the same."





The best thing to do for all is to not respond as most coaches would tell you.
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In the last two weeks I have seen a lot of Oregon games. Up until today it was Dail and Fail in terms of pitching. Dail pitched a lot of innings, and seemed to be fading after about 9 innings a day. Today, I saw MacGrandle pitch her best game of the season- albeit she lost to an undefeated team 5-0. But she went all 6 innings, at times looking confident in her pitching and doing well. One mistake was a 3 run homerun, so it could have been 2-0 as a final score. The two ML coaches have a history of improving pitchers, with technical aspects and temperament techniques. If this trend continues, then Oregon will do well enough to have a winning record and a tournament spot, with Dail having enough rest..

The hitters remain scrappy, but the freshman are coming down to earth and their ability to manufacture runs is still a work in progress.

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Oregon is exactly where I predicted them to be at this point although the games they won and lost weren't exactly the ones I picked (I thought they'd beat bethune cookman and lose to lsu).

Dail has pitched a little better than I thought but against good lineups so far she has a 7.0 era. Thats not too far off the 5.9 era she had against acc opponents last year. I think it will be difficult for her to do too much better than that against the tough lineups coming up at the Garman and into the pac season. Especially given the number of innings shes probably going to need to pitch.

Macgrandle hasnt been as good as I thought shed be. She had a 2.6 era for TxAM in 2018 in limited duty but looked pretty good in spots (gave up 1 run to cal, 5 hit butler). I agree she had her best outing today but shell need to be a whole lot better than the current 7.66 era with the 2.73 WHIP if shes going to take pressure off of Dail.

The lineup has some really talented freshmen, especially, but has struggled to some degree against plus pitchers and beat up on not very good ones. Theyve scored 6 runs in 4 games against Good, Schorman, Morrison and Edmoundson. 85 in the remaining 10. There are a lot of good pitchers coming up we'll see how they adjust.

Overall, UT is pretty bad this year I could see them winning all the games there. I could see a win at Stanford, maybe 2 but I expect losses in all other congerence games. With the remaining NC games that gives 23 wins for a record of 23-31. Maybe could squeeze a couple more here and there for 25 but it will be tough to get to 28 to be eligible for post season.

The team has been hanging in there though and fighting hard. Kudos to them.
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Can you explain the final paragraph TerpAlum?
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I’m confused, hahaha. At the end of the day the players basically play softball in padded leggings!
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Coach Lombardi is doing a remarkable job at Oregon...……...
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I’m confused, hahaha.


So, you're finally admitting it?
aarong3000

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Hahaha clown. I’m not confused about you being a bum!
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Coach Lombardi is doing a remarkable job at Oregon...……...


I like this positivity.  John Wooden's first year at UCLA 1948-49.  His first NCAA championship was 1963-64.

Obviously, I'm not saying Lombardi is or will be like Wooden.  My only point is that she's at the beginning of her first year.  Most outstanding results take time.

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Well you would be so mad walking around campus now TerpAlum. The majority of the wome at Maryland are walking around wearing leggings and yoga pants. At the end of the day these players are adults at public universities, you cannot force them to dress conservatively. It would be a different story if they was at a private university!
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You just can’t stay in your own cesspool thread can you. I guess when your patriarch Twerp shows up you have to be a good minion
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Shut up stalker, I was responding to what Terpalum posted. You can't stay away from posting a response to everything that I say on here. Go and stalk somebody else clown!
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Dail starts against who on Thursday (Florida or Cal State Fullerton) and Saturday (Michigan or Tennessee)? Lombardi started her against the tougher team to open St. Pete/Clearwater (LSU over JMU) but against the weaker team last Saturday (TAMU over Texas Tech). Both were the earlier games, and she didn't play at all in the later games on those respective days. So I guess Florida and Michigan likely get her if Missy does the same thing.
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