Softball adds JC transfer to 2013 signing class

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  1. gatorbogey

    gatorbogey Active Member

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    what's the key to hitting the drop ball? recognition? [do you have time for that?] and then laying off of it?
  2. DuPontGator

    DuPontGator Well-Known Member

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    Move up in the box. Catch it before it drops. Or move back and hope it gets called a ball lol.
  3. MadduxFanII

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    Luna was pretty much getting us to look silly on everything, be it rise or be it drop. Some of that's on us, of course, but Luna has struck out about 7,000 hitters in her career, and they weren't all Gators.
  4. gatorr4life

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    Led Zeppelin! greatest band of all time. REP
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    With the Gators leading the SEC in strikeouts facing pitchers like Luna isn't good.
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    Is this lady immediately available to play?

    That is...no sitting out a year?
  7. GboroGator

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    Yes
  8. papagatorga

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    One of Hannah's problems, at least in CWS, was walking the first batter. It happened too often to overcome.
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    Yeah right with those umps? Might as well move up and swing. lol
  10. DarthGatorOne

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    Hannah is outstandiing when she starts well, and that is a function of two things:

    1. Control-hitting the corners.

    2. Getting the calls on the corners by the, and I use this term laughingly, softball home plate umpire.

    If she starts out without control of her pitches, she rarely recovers. And even if her control is good, especially if her control is good, if she doesn't get the calls on pitches on or very near the corners, she seems to get frustrated and loses her concentration and her composure.

    Still, a season record of 33-7, 5 saves, 243 strikeouts, and an ERA of 1.71 ain't too shabby. And besides, I have a natural affection for Hannah. She and my older daughter could be mistaken for twins if you saw a pic of my daughter at Hannah's age (She would kill me if I told her age, and she's still a fine looking woman, but you do the math. I'm 72, and she was born at Alachua general when I was 21 and in Law School :joecool:).).

    In regard to the discussion of Coach Walton's "problem" of an apparent abundance of pitchers, consider the fact that Lauren Haeger and Alyssa Bache are just sophomores, and next year, like fine wines and good scotch, both of them will probably improve with age. But most coaches in America wish that they had this problem. As I would envision Yogi saying, "You can't have too many good pitchers. You might need one someday."

    Coach Walton is an outstanding recruiter and is building, not just a good program, but a great one. And he can coach too...........Hear that PD?
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    Walton's indeed a great coach! this year is season that confirms that.

    I think it does take some experience to win that first one at WCWS. what's the stats on that?
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    True dat! One of the most dominant pitchers ever is Cat Osterman, who rarely pitches in the upper 60s, usually hovers around 54 to 65. A softball has the best movement below 70. You want the ball to break right before the plate.
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    Cat Osterman also has hands like an Alien. I shook her hand when my daughter introduced her to me. Long Fingers
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    Yup, she can palm the chit out of a softball. Ridiculous control. And speed of course.

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