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

  1. johnny_cakes

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    It made sense that we were visitors in the first game today but would have been home in the if necessary game. We were home when we played them yesterday, so it alternates. I get that.

    But any insight on hosts the Super Regional if a seeded 1-8 Regional host does not advance.
     
  2. johnny_cakes

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    PSA: For those of you with aggressive spam filters and didn't get the Gator Box Office email -- you only have 24 hours to reserve your Super Regional tickets before they are sold to the general public.

     
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  3. apkgator

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    I believe the highest seeded team hosts
     
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  4. orangeblue77

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    Host in supers is always the home team. I’m 99% sure.
     
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  5. orangeblue77

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    Regional championship game ones are always that way in my experience.
     
  6. sweatinwith6

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    It still alternates. It's how UGA walked us off in Supers
     
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  7. orangeblue77

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    It’s still m
    please don’t bring that up lol
     
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  8. orangeblue77

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    I’m not sure when we last faced Baylor in the postseason but I know it wasn’t supers. I distinctly remember facing them in the WCWS long ago and putting up 13 runs in the first inning. Cheers to that!
     
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  9. paidinfull

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    As long as they put in a bid, I think you’re right.
     
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  10. MadduxFanII

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    Have to be honest, I wasn't terribly optimistic about this season, what with the relatively disappointing performance last year and some of the misses in the transfer portal over the offseason. But beyond the wins, it's cool to see a lineup full of batting lines that look like the Enea-Bruder-Paculba days when Walton was first establishing this program as a force.
     
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  11. apkgator

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    As I said above, the host is home in games 1 and 3, and the other team is home in game 2
     
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  12. huunterhound

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    Yeah, I was asking about home team to determine batting first or second. Apparently there is some convoluted way of alternating home vs away after first regional round that could end up in a coin toss if the teams have been visitor equal times. I don't know why they even seed 1 thru 4 in a region if this is only an advantage in game one. I guess I will never get used to making everything "fair". Leave it the NCAA to make determining who bats first way harder than it needs to be. Win more games and be ranked higher if you have a problem with being visitor every game...I guess that's not allowed these days.
     
  13. ocalaman

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    Agree. It all goes to team chemistry and work ethic. Tim Walton said in an interview a dew days ago that he knew this freshman class was special when they all came in as high school All-Americans and immediately hit the practice field like they all had something to prove. He gives the team Mondays off and all 6 freshmen have been coming in on Mondays to lift weights, take BP, infield, whatever. He said they've all done that from the time they showed up on campus and continue to do it even now. They earned the respect of the veterans and even challenged them to match their intensity and effort. Combine that with Skylar Wallace as a workout animal as he described her and the transfer who just fit in and workj every bit as hard as the rest and he said he's not surprised that they have just gotten better and better as a team.
     
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  14. huunterhound

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    Sorry if posted already but have not seen it....On the double by Walsh, Skylar Wallace scored her 302nd career run, which ties the NCAA record.
    Sure glad that guy in bama blew it on this one.
     
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  15. kingator1

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    I’m sure this isn’t the correct thread but I didn’t see any softball threads in the ticket swap.
    If anyone who gets tickets can’t go I’d be willing to buy them and keep a gator in the seat. Just so happens I planned my vacation for next week and will be in Jacksonville Friday night so I could make it to Saturday. Hopefully we win the first 2 and don’t need the Sunday game but if we have it I’d also offer to purchase them.
     
  16. huunterhound

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    It's very possible that Keagan could have the most inn8ngs pitched in D1 by season's end...absolutely both incredible and crazy. Sometimes I wonder where we would be with one of those veteran transfer arms then I think geez, we are #4 and keep winning, maybe dropping these young ladies right in the deep end of the pool was better than someone else showing them the way. Depth is a great luxury but they have learned to count on nobody else but themselves and no doubt this kind of on the job training is probably the best in the long run.
     
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    Also, this popped up on my TL tonight, I don’t even remember this. Love KS though.

     
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  19. sweetpotato2

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    The highest seed would still host. So let’s say Cal state Fullerton wins the regional final vs (8) Stanford. LSU (9) would host the supers because they are currently the highest seeded team.
     
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  20. orangeblue77

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    It’s never too late to start believing! This is a very special team.
     
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