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Ongoing UF Softball Commentary

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

  1. ufgator72sb

    ufgator72sb All American

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    Jocey can play C, DP, 1B and OF. She will always be in the lineup.
     
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  2. ocalaman

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    I would think Wallace, Erickson, Falby and Otis are 4 players who will be in the lineup every game, barring injury or illness. It will probably take some time for the other 4 positions to work themselves out and there may be changes throughout the season. Competition for playing time is good.
     
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  3. scrappygator

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    I would include Reagan in that group. The top five are deadly. I hope we can the bottom four to produce like that.
     
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  4. Porschegator

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    I think it would be fun if our resident experts Scrappy and Ocala would each predict the opening day lineup and batting order. Go for it guys.
     
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  5. Porschegator

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    The one that is the most accurate will be rewarded with a free hot dog at Gators game. How is that for incentive?.
     
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  6. ocalaman

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    I'm by no means an expert - just a big fan. Anyone's guesses are as good as mine, but here goes:

    Falby CF
    Wallace SS
    Otis LF
    Erickson C
    Walsh DP
    Pollard RF
    Williams 2B
    Hovermale 3B
    Goelz 1B
    Brown P
     
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  7. johnny_cakes

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    I hate domes but maybe KSP needs one.......

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    There are no plans for Gators and the Patriots to reschedule the exhibition.
     
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  8. scrappygator

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    My shot.
    Falby CF
    Wallace SS
    Otis LF
    Erickson C
    Walsh DP
    Kowalewski 3B
    Williams 2B
    Goelz 1B
    McLellan RF
    Brown P
    The way this lineup is done, Brown does not hit for herself, as you cannot have ten batters. So I think it would come down to who is hitting better, Walsh or Brown. Or, if Brown's hitting affects her pitching, then Walsh is DP.
    If any of the other three are pitching, then Brown goes to 1B, and Walsh is the DP.
    A lot of this will depend on which player is hitting more consistently.
    The Orange and Blue games will go a long way in determining that.
     
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  9. longtimegator

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    Who is in RF?
     
  10. scrappygator

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    The SB game tonight was canceled because the tarp was never put on the field during all of this rain.
    Do you think Smiley or CTW just overlooked that detail?
    Not likely.
     
  11. scrappygator

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    See correction.
     
  12. sandman70

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    My projected lineup.
    Falby CF
    Otis LF
    Wallace SS
    Erickson C
    Walsh DP
    Brown IB/P
    Williams 2B
    Kowalewski 3B
    Goelz 1B/RF
    The lineup stays the same when either Rothrock or Miller are pitching.
    The last couple of years Coach Walton was playing checkers when making a starting lineup. With the depth of talent on this team he’s moved on to chess.
     
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  13. johnny_cakes

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    Why don't any of the projected lineups include Sara Longley? There's no way she's not going to be playing, probably a starter.
     
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  14. ufgator72sb

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    When is the Orange and Blue Series? Is there any clue as to when the games will be played?
     
  15. Porschegator

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    None of you and probably rightfully so have put Kistler or Wilke in the starting lineup. Sort of makes me sad. These girls have gotten tons of playing time over the last couple of years and it has to be a tough pill to swallow to be put on the bench by freshman. I give them credit for hanging in there. They both are real Gator athletes.
     
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  16. Porschegator

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    I thought she graduated.
     
  17. apkgator

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    I wouldn't rule Kistler out of a significant role and I could see Wilkie catching games to keep Erickson fresh
     
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    They’re not necessarily being put on the bench by freshmen. Otis will start in left field after transferring from Louisville and Erickson will start at catcher after transferring from Oklahoma.
     
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  19. alysb21

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    Or Wilkie and Kistler could step up and stay in the lineup.
     
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  20. rickjs1

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    I'm going outside the box to some extent. My lineup is contingent on Baylee being healthy:
    Kendra - CF
    Skylar - SS
    Korbe - LF
    Jocey - C
    Reagan - DH
    Baylee - RF
    Lefty - 3B
    Mia - 2B
    Avery - 1B
    Keagan starts in the circle.
     
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