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Techstar89

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My guess:
1) Baylor
2) Houston
3) Texas
4) Texas A&M
5) Texas Tech
5) Texas State

Baylor with addition on Holman clearly has to be the favorite. Houston should surprise as it has a top junior pitcher returning and a top young coaching staff. Texas with a new and inspired coaching staff may surpass Texas A&M sooner than expected as the Aggies lost a good senior class but still return great talent . Tech appears to be improving again and Texas State suffered heavy losses in its senior class. Any comments or interest in this subject?
SECFan04

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Baylor

A&M lost too much


Not sure how much Texas State returns, not to familiar with them 
smcouvillion

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1) Baylor
2) Houston
3) Texas or Texas A&M
4) Texas or Texas A&M
5) Texas State
6) Texas Tech

Baylor has a great coach and returns every pitcher from last season. The only major losses I think are Kyla Walker, Jessie Scroggins, and Carlee Wallace. They have defined themselves as a well-rounded team. I expect them to be a host.

Houston has a young coaching staff and has great pitchers and hitters. All three pitchers were in the Top-50 in ERA (I believe.) If they are able to string together hits and score more runs, I think they could be a good #2 seed and may be in for a potential regional upset.

Texas return almost every single player from last seasons roster. I believe they only lose their top pitcher Paige von Sprecken. If they can hire a great, proven coach (like Mike White), expect them to overrule any team in Texas. Recruiting is easy if you have a good recruiter, they can get some of the best players in the country to sign with them.

Texas A&M loses major talent. They lose all their seniors (Trinity Harrington, Tori Vidales, Erica Russell, Ashley Walters, Kristen Cuyos, Lexi Smith) and they lose their #2 pitcher Sam Show and a starting player Keeli Milligan. This team needs heavy pitching, hitting, and catching talent to come in 2019 or they will be toast in the SEC.

Texas State loses the best pitcher in program history and one of the best pitchers in her class, Randi Rupp. She was the workhorse all four years of her career. She carried the TXST team to the regionals and through the sun-belt. The only reason they are ranked higher than TTU is because they have a proven coaching staff and have one of the best pitching coaches in the game.

Texas Tech... what can I say about Texas Tech... they were the only Texas team out of these 6 that didn't make it to the NCAA Tournament last year. If their coaches get better and work with their talent, they could easily be 2nd or 3rd. They have good talent coming in but they usually don't develop much. Their coaches aren't great, which is why they always sit last out of teams in Texas.
Southie

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The transfer season is just beginning.  We'll see whose rosters are affected prior to the Fall.
lovsofbal

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Techstar89
My guess:
1) Baylor
2) Houston
3) Texas
4) Texas A&M
5) Texas Tech
5) Texas State

Baylor with addition on Holman clearly has to be the favorite. Houston should surprise as it has a top junior pitcher returning and a top young coaching staff. Texas with a new and inspired coaching staff may surpass Texas A&M sooner than expected as the Aggies lost a good senior class but still return great talent . Tech appears to be improving again and Texas State suffered heavy losses in its senior class. Any comments or interest in this subject?



TAM not #1?  come on they are SEC. 
1janiedough

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Texas A&M loses major talent. They lose all their seniors (Trinity Harrington, Tori Vidales, Erica Russell, Ashley Walters, Kristen Cuyos, Lexi Smith) and they lose their #2 pitcher Sam Show and a starting player Keeli Milligan. This team needs heavy pitching, hitting, and catching talent to come in 2019 or they will be toast in the SEC.



Can you imagine if Show and Milligan went to Austin for their senior season just as an fu to Evans!?
smcouvillion

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Originally Posted by lovsofbal



TAM not #1?  come on they are SEC. 


Definitively not going to be the best Texas program lmao.

They lost almost their entire starting lineup and their 2 best pitchers from 2018.

Aggie Pitching 2018 (Top Row is players who leave):

Players

W-L

IP

ERA

BB

SO

BB/SO

Harrington

Show

Smith

35-14

314.1

2.05

115

234

2.04

McBride

MacGrandle

Poynter

Mayo

9-4

99.1

2.75

58

75

1.29


Aggie Hitting 2018 (Top Row is players who leave):

Players

AVG

R

H

HR

RBI

Russell

Vidales

Walters

Cuyos

Show

Milligan

.292

151

258

29

163

Rest

of

Team

.301

148

211

21

112



By the way, according to their website, they are not getting any pitching recruits for the 2019 season.
smcouvillion

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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1janiedough
Texas A&M loses major talent. They lose all their seniors (Trinity Harrington, Tori Vidales, Erica Russell, Ashley Walters, Kristen Cuyos, Lexi Smith) and they lose their #2 pitcher Sam Show and a starting player Keeli Milligan. This team needs heavy pitching, hitting, and catching talent to come in 2019 or they will be toast in the SEC.



Can you imagine if Show and Milligan went to Austin for their senior season just as an fu to Evans!?


Why did they even leave A&M in the first place?
smcouvillion

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Here is their lineup:

P –

C –

1B –

2B – Kaitlyn Alderink

3B – Riley Sartain

SS –

RF – Sarah Hudek

CF –

LF – Kelbi Fortenberry

DP –

HoustonBear15

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Quote:
Originally Posted by smcouvillion
1) Baylor
2) Houston
3) Texas or Texas A&M
4) Texas or Texas A&M
5) Texas State
6) Texas Tech

Baylor has a great coach and returns every pitcher from last season. The only major losses I think are Kyla Walker, Jessie Scroggins, and Carlee Wallace. They have defined themselves as a well-rounded team. I expect them to be a host.

Houston has a young coaching staff and has great pitchers and hitters. All three pitchers were in the Top-50 in ERA (I believe.) If they are able to string together hits and score more runs, I think they could be a good #2 seed and may be in for a potential regional upset.

Texas return almost every single player from last seasons roster. I believe they only lose their top pitcher Paige von Sprecken. If they can hire a great, proven coach (like Mike White), expect them to overrule any team in Texas. Recruiting is easy if you have a good recruiter, they can get some of the best players in the country to sign with them.

Texas A&M loses major talent. They lose all their seniors (Trinity Harrington, Tori Vidales, Erica Russell, Ashley Walters, Kristen Cuyos, Lexi Smith) and they lose their #2 pitcher Sam Show and a starting player Keeli Milligan. This team needs heavy pitching, hitting, and catching talent to come in 2019 or they will be toast in the SEC.

Texas State loses the best pitcher in program history and one of the best pitchers in her class, Randi Rupp. She was the workhorse all four years of her career. She carried the TXST team to the regionals and through the sun-belt. The only reason they are ranked higher than TTU is because they have a proven coaching staff and have one of the best pitching coaches in the game.

Texas Tech... what can I say about Texas Tech... they were the only Texas team out of these 6 that didn't make it to the NCAA Tournament last year. If their coaches get better and work with their talent, they could easily be 2nd or 3rd. They have good talent coming in but they usually don't develop much. Their coaches aren't great, which is why they always sit last out of teams in Texas.
Kyla Walker will be a senior. Baylor loses Scroggins, Wallace, Friudenberg and Charlton.
HoustonBear15

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Baylor will also benefit from the addition of Kassidy Krupit
SECFan04

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Who does Baylor add on the mound next season? They need more pitching
scrybe

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I should probably put on my bullet proof vest, but it wouldn't be inaccurate to predict Oklahoma will be the best program "in" Texas next year.
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Originally Posted by scrybe
I should probably put on my bullet proof vest, but it wouldn't be inaccurate to predict Oklahoma will be the best program "in" Texas next year.


You really missed an opportunity to say "my bulletproof Vestal" 😭
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Originally Posted by UGASBFan


You really missed an opportunity to say "my bulletproof Vestal" 😭


LOL.
HoustonBear15

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Originally Posted by SECFan04
Who does Baylor add on the mound next season? They need more pitching
They’ll add transfer Sidney Holman who was the Southland freshman of the year at ACU a few seasons ago. She had transferred from ACU to Temple College but I don’t think she actually played this last season. She has reached up to 71 mph in the circle and should be reliable for BU.

They also have freshman LHP Maddie Lindsey coming in from the Texas Bombers org who should be good maybe in a reliever role. She was on the same team as Vestal back when Brooke was also with the Bombers.
Fiftytwosdad

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I hope Maddie Lindsey can fix her crow hop and pitching outside of the lines...but no one will call it anyway.
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I hope Maddie Lindsey can fix her crow hop and pitching outside of the lines...but no one will call it anyway.



You’re not wrong.
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