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By Chippy
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cruzan_flame13 wrote: April 13th, 2021, 12:52 pm A win against Tech would be good enough to pull the ladies into the poll. Hope that they bring their A-game and establish an upset.
Hopefully they can get by their AA pitcher, Rochard (19-3), who struck out 19 Pitt batters in a 7 inning game! Just never know.
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By Purple Haize
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thepostman wrote: May 11th, 2021, 12:41 pm Just came here to post this! Congrats are in order!
Let me know when they are ranked in a real poll :lol:
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By Cider Jim
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ballcoach15 wrote: May 11th, 2021, 12:10 pm LIBERTY IS RANKED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PROGRAM HISTORY.

25th in NFCA Coaches Poll
Sounds like the softball coaches have been COACHED UP. :clapping :woohoo :nod
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By ballcoach15
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Regardless of what happens the remainder of season, this is the best Liberty team in history.(yes, in all sports) This team proved it pays to schedule big. Many teams around the country, played no ranked teams in nonconference play, including some who are highly ranked. Not many teams have the courage to step out of conference and play Alabama. LSU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee.
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By thepostman
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Best team in any sport is certianly arguable. This is a great day for our softball program. There is no need to ruin it with hyperbole.
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By thepostman
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Not intended but it very much is.

We have had plenty of other programs higher in the rankings.

This is a great accomplishment. By making such hyperbolic statements, you just take away from their accomplishment.

But ballcoach is going to ballcoach :lol:
By olldflame
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ballcoach15 wrote: May 11th, 2021, 4:41 pm Regardless of what happens the remainder of season, this is the best Liberty team in history.(yes, in all sports) This team proved it pays to schedule big. Many teams around the country, played no ranked teams in nonconference play, including some who are highly ranked. Not many teams have the courage to step out of conference and play Alabama. LSU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee.
If my count is correct, we played 11 games against ranked teams this year. We went 2-9. Not exactly stellar, and the 2 wins came against the 2 lowest ranked of the top 25 teams we played. We got close in a few games with the real powerhouses, but it's softball, not horseshoes or hand grenades. Came up just short of making it through the gauntlet without getting run-ruled before the Sooners clobbered us.

You need to do a bit more studying before making your pronouncements. Our 2012 golf team finished 10th at the national finals. Our current golf team is ranked 16th. They go up against other nationally ranked teams in every tournament they compete in, and beat a lot of them.

If this team makes the WCWS and wins a game or 2 you will have an argument.
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By Cider Jim
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ballcoach15 wrote: May 11th, 2021, 4:41 pm this is the best Liberty team in history.(yes, in all sports)
HCHF called. His LU football team finished 17th in the country last year. Can softball top that?

Even LU's Quiz Bowl team, "the varsity sport of the mind," finished 14th in the country in 2015, beating Michigan, Ohio State, and South Carolina at Nationals. Study
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By flameshaw
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ballcoach15 wrote: May 11th, 2021, 4:41 pm Regardless of what happens the remainder of season, this is the best Liberty team in history.(yes, in all sports) This team proved it pays to schedule big. Many teams around the country, played no ranked teams in nonconference play, including some who are highly ranked. Not many teams have the courage to step out of conference and play Alabama. LSU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee.
Ballcoach, love ya man, but please share some of what you are smoking. Not even close. You need to be "coached up"
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By olldflame
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This year's field hockey team is a perfect example of why phrases like "no matter what happens from here on out" should be avoided. Ranked as high as 5th and did not make the tournament. (Probably should have, but did not).
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By thepostman
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Ballcoach does what every bad sports radio talk show host does. Throws out a hot take and just sticks with it, even if it is proven false. :lol:

On the plus side, he finally has some chatter in the softball sub forum! :lol: :lol:
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By jinxy
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How many total field hockey teams are there? I would suspect their are a ton more softball schools than field hockey. I think if you said best womens team in LU history that could be true. However, from a mens perspective its golf for sure.

The next 3 weeks are going to be huge.
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By thepostman
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Yeah, we still have a long ways to go. His comment may end up being correct but at this point it is just too early to make that call.
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By Purple Haize
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Cider Jim wrote: May 11th, 2021, 5:10 pm
ballcoach15 wrote: May 11th, 2021, 4:41 pm this is the best Liberty team in history.(yes, in all sports)
HCHF called. His LU football team finished 17th in the country last year. Can softball top that?

Even LU's Quiz Bowl team, "the varsity sport of the mind," finished 14th in the country in 2015, beating Michigan, Ohio State, and South Carolina at Nationals. Study
This is why no one should ever take ballcoach seriously.
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