Ultimate College Softball
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 2 of 3      Prev   1   2   3   Next
LCITSH

Registered:
Posts: 3,231
Reply with quote  #31 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lovepurplelivegold
IMO this Louisiana team has the chance to be one of the best in programs history. For years it’s been are Louisiana’s players good enough to battle the “big girls” but this year the team is made up of power 5 conference players lol. This team will be very good and with Kleist leading the team it can most definitely get to the WCWS.

Lineup:
1.) Keeli Milligan CF
2.) Kara Gremillion 3B
3.) Alissa Dalton SS
4.) Sarah Hudek RF
5.) Lexie Comeaux C
6.) Raina O’Neal LF
7.) Brittany Holland 2B
8.) Bailey Curry DH
9.) Kourtney Gremmilion 1B

This lineup has power all over. Keeli Milligan will be running crazy at the top of the lineup. I think the wildcard in the lineup is Raina O’Neal. She hit 12 homeruns during her freshmen year at Texas Tech and I think she can hit a lot more. On the bench you still have Julie Rawls who hit homers at NSU and a lot of speed in Readeaux, Gray, Talley, and Patrick. Mass can maybe be a late inning defensive player

Pitching:
1.) Megan Kleist
2.) Summer Ellyson
3.) Casey Dixon
4.) Carrie Boswell

Louisiana finally has a no doubt Ace. There are not too many pitchers better than Megan Kleist in the NCAA. Only ones I think are better are Barnhill and Garcia. Everyone one else, Kleist has a case against. Summer Ellyson is an excellent pitcher as well. She went toe to toe with Ocasio, Barnhill, Hoover, Walljasper, and Rodoni. Dixon and Boswell did well last year also. This Louisiana team will not have to throw Kleist every inning.

The scheduling is very favorable. Only real threats they face are Cal, Baylor, and Oklahoma. The schedule may be the only thing stopping them from getting a top 8 seed. As those are the only Power 5 conference schools they play.

However, I don’t care who you are, you don’t wanna play Louisiana this year.


Excellent analysis and probably 98% accurate. The only minor adjustments, at least to start the season, would be Casidy Chaumont in the lineup, likely at 2nd (Brittany still recovering from acl injury), and Kandra Lamb at #3, Casey Dixon at #5.

As far as the schedule is concerned, Fordham is still the Atlantic 10 champion, so they will test the Cajuns, Oregon State is still a PAC 12 team, McNeese State finds a top team to beat each season, and North Carolina-Greensboro is the 5th game in a 5 day road swing (they were 46-13 last season). It's not a weak schedule, but with only 8 or 9 games out of 27 non-conference games against Power 5 opponents, they likely have very little margin for error if they want a top 8 seed.

__________________
Terrell S. Hebert
Louisiana USSSA Church Coordinator
SJ28

Registered:
Posts: 296
Reply with quote  #32 
LCITSH, D22 & Lovepurplelivegold
ULL 3 Stooges.
TheNarrator

Registered:
Posts: 9,963
Reply with quote  #33 
They have several good teams.
breauxbridgecajun

Registered:
Posts: 769
Reply with quote  #34 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheNarrator
They have several good teams.



Yes we have had several good teams over the years, some exceptional ones also [thumb][thumb]

__________________
Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
SJ28

Registered:
Posts: 296
Reply with quote  #35 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lovepurplelivegold

Lol I’m a LSU fan and I go to UH. Louisiana just has a good team lol

And Jennie Finch is a McNeese State fan.
LCITSH

Registered:
Posts: 3,231
Reply with quote  #36 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SJ28
LCITSH


So are you going to say who the "good teams" are?

__________________
Terrell S. Hebert
Louisiana USSSA Church Coordinator
3lefturns

Registered:
Posts: 181
Reply with quote  #37 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lovepurplelivegold


Lol you’re funny 😂

I'm pretty sure Finch lives in Lake Charles where McNeese State is located.
SJ28

Registered:
Posts: 296
Reply with quote  #38 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3lefturns

I'm pretty sure Finch lives in Lake Charles where McNeese State is located.

   Someone is trying to convince JFD to participate in the Mrs. Louisiana pagaent.
Theyseemetrollin

Registered:
Posts: 8
Reply with quote  #39 
It’s hard to get games against power 5 schools when they refuse to play you.
I know of 2 SEC schools and one CWS team that were asked for non-conference match ups and they flat refused. This was before the last 2 transfers came in. Another one cancelled a pre-season game.
Maybe the Power 5 schools should say yes. Idk, JMO.

__________________
All this...speculation and judgement 🤨😂
Theyseemetrollin

Registered:
Posts: 8
Reply with quote  #40 
Jenny Finch lives in Sulpher. Just outside of Lake Charles.
__________________
All this...speculation and judgement 🤨😂
CajunAmos

Registered:
Posts: 1,320
Reply with quote  #41 
An article posted earlier today says Kleist will not pitch for the Cajuns this year but will finish the spring semester at Oregon and graduate and join the Cajuns in the fall of 2019 and work towards a Masters degree.

http://espn1420.com/megan-kleist-wont-join-ul-softball-until-2020/
TheNarrator

Registered:
Posts: 9,963
Reply with quote  #42 
Pretty spot on try, don't you think?

[Dwaf_HjU8AAeWp8]
D22

Registered:
Posts: 122
Reply with quote  #43 
I now change my predictions [frown] 
TruDat

Registered:
Posts: 1,600
Reply with quote  #44 
Makes sense. Transferring with one semester to go would be almost impossible and somewhat ridiculous.
CajunAmos

Registered:
Posts: 1,320
Reply with quote  #45 
The Cajuns will have three seniors who are everyday players from this years team, Lexie Comeaux, Kara Gremillion, and TA&M transfer Keeli Milligan. The following year they'll be really senior driven with six incoming freshmen as well.
SJ28

Registered:
Posts: 296
Reply with quote  #46 
Who was the dude that said ULL was going to be 51-4 first week in May?
CajunAmos

Registered:
Posts: 1,320
Reply with quote  #47 
Tweet from Megan

[image] 

[image] 
D22

Registered:
Posts: 122
Reply with quote  #48 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SJ28
Who was the dude that said ULL was going to be 51-4 first week in May?


Read post #43
Wilmer1

Registered:
Posts: 309
Reply with quote  #49 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CajunAmos
An article posted earlier today says Kleist will not pitch for the Cajuns this year but will finish the spring semester at Oregon and graduate and join the Cajuns in the fall of 2019 and work towards a Masters degree.

http://espn1420.com/megan-kleist-wont-join-ul-softball-until-2020/

Does this mean that ULL wont be winning a Natty this year?
CajunAmos

Registered:
Posts: 1,320
Reply with quote  #50 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilmer1

Does this mean that ULL wont be winning a Natty this year?


Don't know, we'll have to see how it plays out. Considering the circumstances last year, our 2018 went much better than most were thinking considering the graduations and high level transfers. Losing in a disputed if necessary game was much more than projections.I was thinking we had as good a shot at the WCWS since Ashley Brignac was a freshman as we also had Donna Bourgeois at that time so we had a real good 1/2 pitcher situation. Without Kleist this year I think we'll probably make the tournament and be playing on Sunday in a regional. A super would be great, and a WCWS appearance would be outstanding. I think we'll be OK without Kleist as I think Glasco having a whole off season to work with the team will do nothing but improve their power numbers which went down quite a bit last year and the transfers with power will help as well. The transfers come in with about 45 HR's at the D1 level. Needless to say, we're back to normal in Lafayette with excitement and high expectations.
cjs4585

Registered:
Posts: 1,643
Reply with quote  #51 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilmer1

Does this mean that ULL wont be winning a Natty this year?


Probably not. I think a natty was a stretch at any rate although making the WCWS was totally possible and once there, anything could happen. Without Kleist, I would expect them to be in a regional final and depending on who they're paired with, they could end up in a super.  
3leftturns

Registered:
Posts: 18,608
Reply with quote  #52 
My Texas-Oregon-ULL-UAB super regional will have to wait... wild that both Miranda and Kleisty will be pitching in 2020
Southie

Registered:
Posts: 995
Reply with quote  #53 
LOL at ULL putting out an official release of her transfer, only to not have it happen.

Honestly, she must have signed AFA paperwork in order for ULL to make such a release about her transfer.  I guess they tore 'em up.

I had posted before that I found it odd she'd give up a degree from Oregon for ULL when only being a few credit hours away from said undergraduate degree.

Easy come, easy go .  .  .
outofzone

Registered:
Posts: 2,395
Reply with quote  #54 
According to many, when Kleist announced she was transferring, Ellyson was elevated to  part of one of the top pitching duos in the Country. Lofty praise for sure.

Now ULL season will apparently go through her...is she now one of the country's best Pitchers?




TheNarrator

Registered:
Posts: 9,963
Reply with quote  #55 
With other schools having time to clear some scholarship money for her and six months to recruit her, any chance someone else gets in the mix for her services?
3leftturns

Registered:
Posts: 18,608
Reply with quote  #56 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheNarrator
With other schools having time to clear some scholarship money for her and six months to recruit her, any chance someone else gets in the mix for her services?
there is no doubt the biggies will fire their best artillery
Southie

Registered:
Posts: 995
Reply with quote  #57 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheNarrator
With other schools having time to clear some scholarship money for her and six months to recruit her, any chance someone else gets in the mix for her services?

Great point.  She is not obligated to transfer to ULL as a grad-transfer; can even transfer within the PAC, I believe, as she is will not be on scholarship at Oregon or a "student-athlete" the next two quarters.
Softball98mom

Registered:
Posts: 457
Reply with quote  #58 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Southie

Great point.  She is not obligated to transfer to ULL as a grad-transfer; can even transfer within the PAC, I believe, as she is will not be on scholarship at Oregon or a "student-athlete" the next two quarters.


Correct, graduates with eligibilty can transfer anywhere they’re wanted.

Wondering if this is the first time a Pac-12 pitcher of the year is paying her own way the last part of her senior year? She’s considered out of state so that tuition isn’t cheap!
3leftturns

Registered:
Posts: 18,608
Reply with quote  #59 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Softball98mom


Correct, graduates with eligibilty can transfer anywhere they’re wanted.

Wondering if this is the first time a Pac-12 pitcher of the year is paying her own way the last part of her senior year? She’s considered out of state so that tuition isn’t cheap!
she and her mom have lived there for 3 years
spazsdad

Registered:
Posts: 9,731
Reply with quote  #60 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CajunAmos
Tweet from Megan

[image] 

[image] 

Is the girl on the left dyslectic or is it JUUL, they make a vape pen. Maybe both
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.