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RahOKU

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Who ya got in the three-game series that starts Thursday night in Austin? Scores?

Does Elish start all three games for the Horns?

Does OU start Juarez more than once?



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I think OU start Juarez Friday and Sunday just to get prepared for the super regional format.
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Who ya got in the three-game series that starts Thursday night in Austin? Scores?

Does Elish start all three games for the Horns?

Does OU start Juarez more than once?





If the Texas bats struggle the way they did against tech, Juarez may only get one start and possibly be ready for a save situation if they heat up.

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I think the Sooners win two of three. 

I wouldn't be surprised to see Elish go in all three games, though The Kiwi might choose to limit how much OU sees of her, anticipating another collision in the Big XII tournament and/or in NCAA play.

I think Juarez starts Thursday and Saturday, with Lopez on Friday. If OU wins the first two games, Saile starts Saturday, with the other two available. 

Big RPI games for both clubs.
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My prediction: The Sooners will continue the format we saw last weekend at Lawrence. Each of the big three (Juarez, Lopez, Saile) will get a start. Patty won't hesitate to make a change at the first sign that the starter is struggling.

Elish WILL NOT start all three games for UT, but will start Thursday and Saturday.
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Before the Tech series, I would predict 2 to 1 OU. However, that Tech series has me thinking twice. I just hope that the series lives up to expectations!!
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Before the Tech series, I would predict 2 to 1 OU. However, that Tech series has me thinking twice. I just hope that the series lives up to expectations!!


So which way are you leaning now, kk?
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I thought the games OU and UT played at Texas Tech indicated something about the two teams. But it's hard to say how much. Texas will be sky-high to meet the Sooners in Austin. I'm sure they care a lot more about beating OU than they do beating TT -- even the newcomer Horns who might not know much about the Red River Rivalry.
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<< I think OU start Juarez Friday and Sunday just to get prepared for the super regional format. >> (oufanforever)


I think you meant that Juarez will start the first game and the last game.  But that will be Thursday and Saturday.
I think the starter for the third game will be determined by how the first two games play out.
It will almost surely be Juarez on Thursday and Lopez on Friday.
PG won't decide the third game starter until she sees what happens in the first two games.
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I may be overconfident.  But, I don't see Texas scoring against OU pitching enough to win.  I don't think they can hold OU down to fewer than five, maybe once.  But, how does Texas score more than one or two?  Elish has held down Tech. O'Leary held down Tennessee.  But, OU?

Texas has 73 doubles, 12 triples, and 34 home runs.

OU has 70 doubles, 11 triples, but 77 home runs.
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G1: Elish vs. Juarez
G2: O'Leary vs. Lopez
G3: Elish vs. Saile
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<< I think OU start Juarez Friday and Sunday just to get prepared for the super regional format. >> (oufanforever)


I think you meant that Juarez will start the first game and the last game.  But that will be Thursday and Saturday.
I think the starter for the third game will be determined by how the first two games play out.
It will almost surely be Juarez on Thursday and Lopez on Friday.
PG won't decide the third game starter until she sees what happens in the first two games.


You are correct! I meant to say Juarez will start game 1 and 3 to prepare for the case where we might need her to go twice in 3 days down the road.

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So which way are you leaning now, kk?


Hate to say it because I am a die hard UT Softball fan and I hope I am wrong. However, I think OU sweeps UT!!
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I have no doubt Elish, at the top of her game, can shut down OU. Not sure she can do it twice in one weekend, and I think O'Leary would be in over her head. I'd take my chances with the experienced lefty in Game 2.
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<< I have no doubt Elish, at the top of her game, can shut down OU. >> (RahOKU)


I believe Elish, at the top of her game,  could  shut down Oklahoma's batters... 
but I do not see that as a sure thing.
I believe that Oklahoma's offense is so good... 
that even at the top of her game - she  could  get beat.

It will be very interesting  to see how it turns out.
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OU 5-2 , 8-3, 10-4 just don’t know which games.

I predicted high run totals for OU simply because I dont think we will run rule them and these games may go all innings. Hopefully OU is ready to take on elite pitching. I don’t wanna see a repeat of OU having hell hitting the dropball.
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Am I missing something about O’Leary being ill or injured? None of my business, just can’t get a good read on how posters write about her here. Seems based on her performance that she would easily be considered a starter but some of you think Elish is needed all 3?
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G1: Elish vs. Juarez
G2: O'Leary vs. Lopez
G3: Elish vs. Saile


Don't know how often we agree, but that's exactly how I see it.
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How has Texas fared against left-handed pitching?

Seems like many of their best hitters hit from the left side: Jefferson, Washington, Elish, Burke. Rhodes, Iakopo are righties.

 
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How has Texas fared against left-handed pitching?

Seems like many of their best hitters hit from the left side: Jefferson, Washington, Elish, Burke. Rhodes, Iakopo are righties.

 


They haven't gone against many quality lefties (or many lefties at all). The most notable were Jacobsen from Ole Miss (5.1ip, 3ER) and Edmoundsen from TT (7ip, 2ER). The other 3 (Guile from NW state, Lowary from MN and Flores from Texas State) in total are 5ip, 7ER. Those are the only ones I found in a quick perusal of the games. Struggled a bit against Edmoundsen for sure but it's hard to say there is a pattern of them failing against lefties. 
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Let’s go Texas!
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They haven't gone against many quality lefties (or many lefties at all). The most notable were Jacobsen from Ole Miss (5.1ip, 3ER) and Edmoundsen from TT (7ip, 2ER). The other 3 (Guile from NW state, Lowary from MN and Flores from Texas State) in total are 5ip, 7ER. Those are the only ones I found in a quick perusal of the games. Struggled a bit against Edmoundsen for sure but it's hard to say there is a pattern of them failing against lefties. 


Thanks. Sooners against Edmoundsen: 6.2 IP, 9 ER, which is neither here nor there on the question of Texas vs. left-handers. They'll see a pretty good one in "G" Juarez. G can be dominating, but sometimes can give up the long ball (usually solo shots).

At the plate, OU hasn't struck out a lot. They're patient and work counts, generally. Lots of power up and down the lineup. But, near as I can tell, only have 1 inning of hacks against Elish (0 ER at the 2017 WCWS)
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Juarez and Elish will likely be the game one starters. I don't expect OU to hit Elish hard. She's a quality pitcher and will be highly motivated to lead her team to victory. UT is likely to have an even harder time scoring against OU's pitching and defense. A 3-1 Oklahoma win in game one would not surprise me.
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Oklahoma’s pitching staff has seen elite hittiers from the Pac12 & SEC. not sure Texas will hit Oklahoma pitching staff to well. But who knows. I still think Juarez, Lopez & Saile is the best 1 2 3 pitcher duo in College SB. One struggles the other will come in get the job done.
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Sooners sweep Texas in two hard-fought games and a rout in game three. 

3-1
4-3 in 8
9-2

Great to see the attendance record set for a UT home series, too. 



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