The guys aren't the only ones swinging bats in the spring. You can follow the squad throughout the season and even get the latest on recruiting.

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By jinxy
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I agree not necessarilly home run hitters thats why i said “drive the ball”. I didnt watch nearly as much as you all but what i saw was 2 hitters maybe 3 that could drive the ball against good teams.
By Chippy
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ballcoach15 wrote:Losing Canetto really hurt us late in season.
Yes and last year it was Zavodny. Hopefully we stay healthy next year.
By ballcoach15
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Chippy wrote:
ballcoach15 wrote:Losing Canetto really hurt us late in season.
Yes and last year it was Zavodny. Hopefully we stay healthy next year.
And the year before it was Emily Sweat. 3 seasons, 3 outfielders lost.
By Chippy
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ballcoach15 wrote:
Chippy wrote:
ballcoach15 wrote:Losing Canetto really hurt us late in season.
Yes and last year it was Zavodny. Hopefully we stay healthy next year.
And the year before it was Emily Sweat. 3 seasons, 3 outfielders lost.
. . .and Sweat never recaptured her form from her freshmen year, hitting .300+ and starting 40+ games. Hopefully Canetto won't have the same issues next year.
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By thepostman
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Well it looks like the bats still haven't come to life. Ballcoach, what is your theory as to what the hitting trouble is?
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By Purple Haize
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thepostman wrote:Well it looks like the bats still haven't come to life. Ballcoach, what is your theory as to what the hitting trouble is?
It seems to be a systemic thing. What needs to Change?
By Chippy
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11 runs in the last 8 games. Half of them were "gifts" (ie, walks and errors). We have a top 25 pitching corps. Its a shame as we may never have this quality of pitching again. Hope I'm wrong.
By ballcoach15
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We are in a slump as a team. Swinging at bad pitches. Not squaring barrel of bat on ball. Too many weak grounders and pop ups.

We did hit 3 or 4 balls hard, and outfielders made good play on ball.
By ballcoach15
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Kent State beats GW 7-2. Kent St. Hit 2 three run homers. I believe both came with 2 outs.
By JK37
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oldflame wrote:
jinxy wrote:I would compare it to mbb. Veteran laden teams dont salvage their season by winning the NIT if they were already in the tourney the year before or last couple years. Again im no expert but i dont see the offense needed to go further. I said it the first 2 weeks of the season and it rang true. Just need more hitters that can drive the ball. The threat of it forces defenses to play different and forces pitchers to try to be more accurate and then causes mistakes.

For those that know softball recruiting more than me, are we not iding the right hitters, cant get them here, injuries, or What?
I have a theory on that. I don't think Dot recruits what JK37 once referred to here as "big boned" girls to the extent some coaches do.
I literally don’t recall ever saying anything of the sort. Doesn’t even sound like me. Who are you?! :lol:
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By Purple Haize
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ballcoach15 wrote:We are in a slump as a team. Swinging at bad pitches. Not squaring barrel of bat on ball. Too many weak grounders and pop ups.

We did hit 3 or 4 balls hard, and outfielders made good play on ball.
It seems they’ve been in a slump all year. Offensive outputs have been the exception not the norm. Sort of like reverse slumps
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By Cider Jim
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Rutgers walked Bishop intentionally with runners on second and third. Ballcoach said that was good coaching, but LU still won 1-0. :clapping
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By Purple Haize
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Cider Jim wrote:Rutgers walked Bishop intentionally with runners on second and third. Ballcoach said that was good coaching, but LU still won 1-0. :clapping
It sounds like the best strategy when you play Liberty is to throw strikes. Because apparently no one on the roster can hit
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By Cider Jim
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If it takes a based loaded walk to win a game, that's good coaching for LU, too. :clapping
By ballcoach15
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For the most part, our hitting struggles have come against average pitchers. They are not coming against pitchers throwing 65 mph.
By oldflame
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Cider Jim wrote:Rutgers walked Bishop intentionally with runners on second and third. Ballcoach said that was good coaching, but LU still won 1-0. :clapping
Pretty much anyone would have walked her with first base open. Thats a no-brainer. What makes ballcoach's "stratigery" unique is that he would have done it if the runners had been on first and second, or even with the bases loaded if we had a bit of a lead.
By Chippy
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I'm looking at stats and see the teams in this regional have hit anywhere between 49 and 76 HRs!! We have hit 23!! Hit 36 last year. On the flip side we have given up the fewest HRs of any team in the tournament. Can you imagine if we had some semblance of power to match our stellar pitching this year?

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