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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by ocalaman, Feb 20, 2022.

  1. ocalaman

    ocalaman GC Hall of Fame

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    Weather issues in Hoover, AL caused the Alabama/Georgia game to take 6 hours to complete, with Bama winning 5-3 in a game that just finished at 4:25. UF/SC should start a little after 5 pm, but there's rain predicted for tonight and a good portion of Wednesday & Thursday. They should be using more than 1 field, but the SEC is run by the same type of idiots who run the NCAA.
     
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  3. ocalaman

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    Perfect Game has this class only ranked #19, Baseball America #10. I think it's mainly because there are only 10 guys in the class compared to high teens to low 20's in other schools' classes. We have such a young team with so many coming back, plus I'm thinking Sully's going to do more in the transfer portal this summer (if he's still around). The good thing, I think, is that none of this class appears in the MLB draft Top 150 prospects.
     
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    LOL
     
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  5. ocalaman

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    Florida baseball goes to 36-20 by winning their opening game of the SEC tournament over South Carolina 2-1 in 10 innings in a big time pitcher's duel. Brandon Sproat threw 8.1 innings, throwing 110 pitches, giving up 4 hits, 1 walk and 1 run with 7 K's, but didn't get the win. He had a no hitter until the 7th inning when SC got 2 singles but didn't score. The Gators scored in the 4th inning on a 2-out double by Josh Rivera and an infield single from Jac Caglionone during which their shortstop made a throwing error to 1st allowing Rivera to score on the play. Florida couldn't get much going offensively either, as SC's 2 pitchers were excellent as well, allowing only 6 hits, 3 walks and getting 14 strikeouts. The Gators took a 1-0 lead to the 9th and Sproat got the first out on a pop up, but then surrendered back to back singles putting runners on 1st and 3rd. Ryan Slater came on in relief and induced a ground ball to SS. They got only the force at 2nd and the run scored tying the game. In the bottom of the 10th Ty Evans got a 1 out double and Kendrick Calilao, pinch hitting for Kris Armstrong, singled up the middle, with Evans being held up at 3rd, KC advancing to 2nd on a throwing error by their centerfielder. Colby Halter hit a line drive to CF, Evans tagged up and it appeared he had been tagged out at home, but the catcher dropped the ball on the tag, ending the game. UF plays Texas A&M sometime Wednesday, weather permitting. They are scheduled to be the 3rd game of the day, but rain is expected most of the day Wednesday & Thursday.
     
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  6. insuragator

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    Can someone go kick the shit out of the whistler. I'm trying to enjoy baseball. If the conference stands for that can we get a group with air horns and sit beside that dipshit. Blow them every time that jackass whistles.
     
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    And right on cue I hear him loud and clear.:eek:
     
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  8. ocalaman

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    Weather has pushed the UF/TAM game to Thursday at 10:30 AM. This will be only game 6 for the tournament, that should have completed 8 games by the end of tonight.
     
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    UF’s RPI is up to 19.
     
  10. ocalaman

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    By not playing we move up. Like it.
     
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  12. 74nole

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    Makes almost as much sense as pre-season polls….
     
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    Pretty impressive!!
     
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  15. shane4three

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    Great article by Ethan Hughes. Love what he started with:


    1. It’s easy to say this in hindsight, but O’Sullivan shouldn’t have given the ball to Ryan Slater in the seventh inning and then given him as long of a leash as he did.
    Yes, Slater was their most trusted reliever at the end of games, and he had certainly earned that role. However, he had already thrown 77 pitches throughout the regional. Asking him to go 2 1/3 innings against one of the hottest offenses in the country felt like a little too much.

    Plus, Slater has been snake-bitten by home runs all year, and it felt like a homer was the only way that Oklahoma was going to get back in the game, which is exactly what happened, of course.

    I would’ve gone with Fisher Jameson out of the weather delay. He had barely thrown in the regional, and he’s the type of pitcher that can get on a roll and pile up the outs in a hurry. He had done a good job of keeping the ball down all year, which would’ve made a big game-tying home run less likely with him on the mound.
     
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    Hindsight—the great equalizer….
     
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    Prattvile, AL-Go Lions!
    Man, this horse has been beaten to death-let it RIP.
     
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  18. 74nole

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    Saw yesterday where TCC (Panhandle Conference) has hired former FSU pitcher Bryan Henry as their HC since Mike McLeod retired with 32 yrs.
     
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    Very good hire for TCC
     
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