Welcome home, fellow Gator.

The Gator Nation's oldest and most active insider community
Join today!

Ongoing UF Softball Commentary

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

  1. rickjs1

    rickjs1 Premium Member

    1,290
    649
    278
    Jan 6, 2023
  2. gatorntuscaloosa

    gatorntuscaloosa VIP Member

    3,822
    1,627
    2,643
    Nov 23, 2012
    • Agree Agree x 2
  3. Porschegator

    Porschegator GC Legend

    976
    407
    1,713
    Aug 15, 2016
    Canton Ohio
    • Creative Creative x 1
  4. scrappygator

    scrappygator VIP Member

    2,697
    1,299
    2,663
    Jan 15, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2023
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 1
  5. lg4uf_

    lg4uf_ VIP Member

    2,482
    832
    293
    Mar 13, 2023
    I can’t stand rules…unnecessary rules. Common Law, Natural Law, The Golden Rule. Most everything else can take a hike. Jmo of course
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. candymanfromgc

    candymanfromgc Moderator VIP Member

    7,148
    2,856
    3,078
    Apr 3, 2007
    Im with you
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  7. Matherly87

    Matherly87 GC Hall of Fame

    9,077
    17,560
    2,808
    Oct 3, 2016
    Ocala, FL
    This might be of interest for your review....
    Rules 1/17/2023 | Swamp Gas Forums
    I'm joking of course.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  8. sweetpotato2

    sweetpotato2 GC Legend

    808
    234
    193
    May 5, 2023
    Charla and Texas smoke defeated the USSSA PRIDE 5-4 tonight in game 1 of the champ series.
    down 3-0 in the first inning Charla hit a 2 run double to get the smoke on the board. The winning hit was a home run by Janae Jefferson.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. willum6677

    willum6677 Freshman

    15
    4
    93
    May 23, 2023
    How ‘bout RULES OF THUMB, OF ENGAGEMENT OR THE RULE OG 72?
     
  10. rickjs1

    rickjs1 Premium Member

    1,290
    649
    278
    Jan 6, 2023
    I think Gwen Svekis just gave a shot out to Walton on AU. She's mic'ed up. Hard to hear her for sure with her catcher's mask on. They asked her who taught her to bust butt and back up every grounder to first base. I'm pretty sure she said, "Coach Walton when I was with USA." Someone asked why Walton coaches USA. The good reasons are numerous. Something like this is behind the scenes. So, some recruit is considering UF and knows Gwen....what kind of recommendation do you think she will give? Relationships mean a million dollars.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Wish I would have said that Wish I would have said that x 1
  11. rickjs1

    rickjs1 Premium Member

    1,290
    649
    278
    Jan 6, 2023
    As I said earlier, Josie Muffley is a stud. She is just doing what Josie does in AU. She is a full time presence just by the way she plays the game. And Sis Bates is a dream. What a wonderful, positive, upbeat, inspirational person. If Sis had at least an average shortstop arm, she would be considered one of the best that ever played the game. She probably should be in any event.
     
  12. rickjs1

    rickjs1 Premium Member

    1,290
    649
    278
    Jan 6, 2023
    Josie making plays all over the field. This one ends the game:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. scrappygator

    scrappygator VIP Member

    2,697
    1,299
    2,663
    Jan 15, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    This is the week the Spectacular Six report-Thursday August 17.
     
  14. Porschegator

    Porschegator GC Legend

    976
    407
    1,713
    Aug 15, 2016
    Canton Ohio
    Unfortunately they will not be accompanied with a third pitcher.
     
  15. scrappygator

    scrappygator VIP Member

    2,697
    1,299
    2,663
    Jan 15, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    Not yet, but they will be. We just do not know when.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2023
    • Agree Agree x 2
  16. lg4uf_

    lg4uf_ VIP Member

    2,482
    832
    293
    Mar 13, 2023
    Kudos to the relentless efforts to seek out information on prospective pitchers, et al, for our Gators to you guys/gals.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. ocalaman

    ocalaman GC Hall of Fame

    7,230
    2,812
    1,998
    Jun 30, 2018
    It seems Coach Walton has such high hopes for the 2024 team and is very excited about the incoming freshmen as well as next year's class. So I have to believe he's working his tail off to find another couple of pitchers who can compete at the SEC level and work with our 2 new young pitchers.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 2
  18. rickjs1

    rickjs1 Premium Member

    1,290
    649
    278
    Jan 6, 2023
    I have zero doubt Walton understands the problem and the need. My concern is how does he accomplish the task? Portal closed. Nobody left to recruit in the 2023 class. Unless he can find a grad transfer, I don't see how he adds anyone before the December portal. Someone said that isn't a wide open portal either....just for grads and those that can get a qualifying waiver. I was not led to believe that and can't find anything that confirms that.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  19. scrappygator

    scrappygator VIP Member

    2,697
    1,299
    2,663
    Jan 15, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    To the best of my understanding, graduates can transfer at any time. There is no portal now.
    So we could get a transfer to enroll for fall and participate in Fall Ball, or we could get someone to transfer into the spring semester and be eligible for the season.
    I would prefer the former but would be happy for the latter, except for the waiting.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
  20. softballgator95

    softballgator95 Recruit

    3
    0
    26
    Aug 12, 2023
    NCAA Rules Committee just adopted several changes to softball rules for next year. I can't figure out what's different in the new obstruction rule. Can anyone explain?