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(SB) Gators Softball gets new transfer

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by GboroGator, May 24, 2019.

  1. GboroGator

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    Team USA Jr Women's National team member and Michigan State freshman, Charla Echols, is transferring to Florida for the 2020 season. Plays 3b.
     
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  2. GatorGirl15

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    This is a great get for Florida. Will impact the offense immediately.
     
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  3. cudagator

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    Great news!!! It’s going to be tough not seeing Amanda in a Gator uniform again. What does the incoming class look like? Does anyone post recruiting news for the ladies?
     
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  4. Matherly87

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    Glad we got her. In the future I hope the NCAA sets up guidelines to when the portals are open by sport and when transfers can "officially" happen. I'm not sure these transfers, before all teams seasons are over, are the best for all intended. In my opinion, it would be better to reduce distractions if transfers only happen off season. I realize part of the timing by sport is also dependent on the college class schedules. Obviously all students need time to get moved, get settled and prep for the start of class in the week before. It does make you wonder how much time coaches are taking in pursuing transfers and not our next opponent.
     
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  5. fijigator

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    Another top 5 class of course. Keep on eye on Julia Cottrill and Rylee Trlicek.
     
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  6. fijigator

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  7. cudagator

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    Thanks Fiji. The list looks really good.
     
  8. missourigator

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    Two Florida high school pitchers going to Alabama and ga. They are in the top 10. Is there a reason why we didn’t recruit them. You can never have enough pitching.
     
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  9. GatorGirl15

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    The #1 recruit Kelly Lynch (P) was originally committed to Auburn and opened up her recruiting last minute and chose Washington over Florida. Walton was really trying to get her to come to Gainesville.

    But I’m excited for Cottrill and Trlicek. I like that we’re bring in another lefty pitcher in Tricek and she can hit too. She also played travel ball for OC Busters - Same team Lorenz played for.
     
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  10. NWGaGator

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  11. fijigator

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    You win some, you lose some. I have to believe that Rocha going to Oklahoma maybe changed some things.
     
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  12. Gatorryder

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    Alabama has gotten some of their best pitchers from Florida like Dunne and Triana. You can't have all pitchers and we have quite a few that just need to produce. What we need is a better offense that helps relieve the pressure on the pitcher. Thankfully we've got some timely hits since the SEC Tournament. Hope that it continues!!!!
     
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  13. gatorjjh

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  14. fijigator

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    I saw via twitter that Lynch and our new transfer Echols were close friends. I know not to get too excited over stuff like that, but should she choose to transfer here as well, she'd already have her good friend on our team.
     
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  15. oneatatime

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    All I know about softball recruiting is that most are not on full scholarship, which could explain why we might lose a Florida kid to a non-Florida school.

    So we just signed 7 for a total of some number less than 7 scholarships. If anyone was on a full scholarship it would be Barnhill and Lorenz, that in theory you could replace with 4 half scholarships.

    I wonder if the coaches allocate their available quantities by position, so recruiting more than 4 pitchers on your roster may be unreasonable and we have 3 returning
     
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  16. johnny_cakes

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    You know how UF football likes to call themselves DBU?
    We're gonna be know as Catcher U!

    That will make four on the roster for next year. Unfortunately, there's only one DH so at least two are going to sit or just pinch hit.
     
  17. Gatorryder

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    I'd think that Barnhill might be on a full academic scholarship. Some of these student/athletes are very smart and Kelly is certainly in that category.
     
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  18. gatorbogey

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    Who’s on first? Matthews? One of the catchers?
     
  19. GboroGator

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    I think you are really talking just 3. Lindaman, Roberts, and Cottrill. Doubt Thomas plays at all unless in some sort of utility role. I would think one of the other 3 might train some at 1B. Trlicek can play 1B too when she isn't pitching. Whatever gets the hottest bats in the lineup without suffering too much defensively.
     
  20. GatorStu1

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    YES.................. Sorry bogey, couldn't resist.:ninja3:
     
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