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By olldflame
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ballcoach15 wrote: June 7th, 2022, 10:55 am Liberty has 3 players in the transfer portal, Wagoner, Poulich and Cino.
Those players all have legit playing time issues going forward. I hope they can find a place where their talents are needed more.
By Chippy
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Hopefully, we can get a legit pitcher in the transfer portal or Juco to replace Kirby and a legit bat to replace Allan. Incoming freshman, Brynn McManus might slide into Allan's role. As of right now it's Keeney and Jones :shock:
By Chippy
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ballcoach15 wrote: June 7th, 2022, 1:20 pm Bachman does have potential to develop into a good pitcher. But we still need to get a power pitcher out of portal. And a HR hitter.
Yes, a power pitcher with a rise ball and a effective change-up, and a power hitter/high average hitter . . . . . like Alo (34 HRs and .521 BA :) . . that's how we get to WCWS!
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By Cider Jim
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ballcoach15 wrote: June 7th, 2022, 1:20 pm But we still need to get a power pitcher out of portal. And a HR hitter.
Ballcoach, I'm confused. :dontgetit I thought you said the transfer portal was RUINING college athletics and that all athletes should stay loyal to their original team for 4 years. :oldhag
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By ATrain
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Cider Jim wrote: June 7th, 2022, 5:20 pm
ballcoach15 wrote: June 7th, 2022, 1:20 pm But we still need to get a power pitcher out of portal. And a HR hitter.
Ballcoach, I'm confused. :dontgetit I thought you said the transfer portal was RUINING college athletics and that all athletes should stay loyal to their original team for 4 years. :oldhag
Yep, that's practically what he said.

Surprisingly, there was a great pitcher right on the other side of Liberty Mountain named Eden Bigham. LU's coaching staff didn't even look at her, but she's getting a full ride to UVA.
By Chippy
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ATrain wrote: June 7th, 2022, 8:18 pm
Cider Jim wrote: June 7th, 2022, 5:20 pm
ballcoach15 wrote: June 7th, 2022, 1:20 pm But we still need to get a power pitcher out of portal. And a HR hitter.
Ballcoach, I'm confused. :dontgetit I thought you said the transfer portal was RUINING college athletics and that all athletes should stay loyal to their original team for 4 years. :oldhag
Yep, that's practically what he said.

Surprisingly, there was a great pitcher right on the other side of Liberty Mountain named Eden Bigham. LU's coaching staff didn't even look at her, but she's getting a full ride to UVA.
. . . and https://virginiasports.com/news/2021/11 ... ions-best/
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By Ill flame
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Chippy wrote: June 7th, 2022, 12:50 pm Hopefully, we can get a legit pitcher in the transfer portal or Juco to replace Kirby and a legit bat to replace Allan. Incoming freshman, Brynn McManus might slide into Allan's role. As of right now it's Keeney and Jones :shock:
I don't know anything about Jones but wasn't Keeney pretty good for us this year?
By ballcoach15
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The pitcher on the other side of the mountain WAS RECRUITED BY LIBERTY,but choose to sign with the school in Charlottesville.
By BigBlue17
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Wagoner transferred to North Texas. I am hearing maybe 3-4 more may leave this summer. Rumor has it Plummer may end up with Gabby Ruiz at FIU.
By flamehunter
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ballcoach15 wrote: June 8th, 2022, 3:11 pm The pitcher on the other side of the mountain WAS RECRUITED BY LIBERTY,but choose to sign with the school in Charlottesville.
What about the girl from Appomattox?
By ATrain
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ballcoach15 wrote: June 8th, 2022, 3:11 pm The pitcher on the other side of the mountain WAS RECRUITED BY LIBERTY,but choose to sign with the school in Charlottesville.
That's not what I heard from the folks in Rustburg
By ballah09
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BigBlue17 wrote: June 8th, 2022, 5:49 pm Wagoner transferred to North Texas. I am hearing maybe 3-4 more may leave this summer. Rumor has it Plummer may end up with Gabby Ruiz at FIU.
Why does Dot have a high turnover rate? That's not normal to have that amount of players leave in one season if that's true.
By ballcoach15
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A high turnover rate is becoming the normal in college 🥎, because of transfer portal. Liberty will probably have fewer players leaving than most schools. Oklahoma won the 🏆last night. I wouldn't be surprised if there are several Sooners in portal within next several days.
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By Purple Haize
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flamehunter wrote: June 8th, 2022, 7:19 pm
ballcoach15 wrote: June 8th, 2022, 3:11 pm The pitcher on the other side of the mountain WAS RECRUITED BY LIBERTY,but choose to sign with the school in Charlottesville.
What about the girl from Appomattox?
She’s good I think she’s only a walk on at UVA if y ‘source’ is accurate. But that’s her dream school
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By flamehunter
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Purple Haize wrote: June 13th, 2022, 3:54 pm
flamehunter wrote: June 8th, 2022, 7:19 pm
ballcoach15 wrote: June 8th, 2022, 3:11 pm The pitcher on the other side of the mountain WAS RECRUITED BY LIBERTY,but choose to sign with the school in Charlottesville.
What about the girl from Appomattox?
She’s good I think she’s only a walk on at UVA if y ‘source’ is accurate. But that’s her dream school
According to UVa softball:
Courtney Layne | Left-Handed Pitcher | Appomattox, Va. | No. 35 Overall Recruit
• No. 35 overall recruit by Extra Inning Softball
• No. 14 pitcher by Extra Inning Softball
https://virginiasports.com/news/2021/11 ... ions-best/
By Chippy
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flamehunter wrote: June 13th, 2022, 4:07 pm
Purple Haize wrote: June 13th, 2022, 3:54 pm
flamehunter wrote: June 8th, 2022, 7:19 pm

What about the girl from Appomattox?
She’s good I think she’s only a walk on at UVA if y ‘source’ is accurate. But that’s her dream school
According to UVa softball:
Courtney Layne | Left-Handed Pitcher | Appomattox, Va. | No. 35 Overall Recruit
• No. 35 overall recruit by Extra Inning Softball
• No. 14 pitcher by Extra Inning Softball
https://virginiasports.com/news/2021/11 ... ions-best/
So UVA will have 2 of the top pitchers in the class of '22 in the country. Not bad!
By ballcoach15
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Plus, UVA has another incoming freshmen pitcher, I forget who she is. Only play with 1 🥎. I predict transfer portal in the future, for UVA.
Too many good pitchers from Virginia, go to schools other than Liberty.
By Chippy
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ballcoach15 wrote: June 13th, 2022, 6:55 pm Plus, UVA has another incoming freshmen pitcher, I forget who she is. Only play with 1 🥎. I predict transfer portal in the future, for UVA.
Too many good pitchers from Virginia, go to schools other than Liberty.
Yes, the #10 ranked pitcher in the country (Rustburg) and the #14 pitcher in the country (Appomattox). I think it's hard to compete against state schools with academic/athletic pedigrees (ie, ACC, SEC, BIG, Big 12, etc.)
By rogers3
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Who gets offered at UVa or Tech and then opts for Liberty? I think we still have thirty or forty years of reputation building before that would even be a chance.
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By Cider Jim
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JK37 wrote: June 14th, 2022, 7:59 am But that darn academic reputation…..
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