2019 / 20 SOFTBALL thread

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  1. squiffynole

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    Fall softball will be here before we know it!

    The more I think about it the more pleased I am with Troy Cameron as the new assistant - his baseball credentials sparkle former first round selection, 9 years pro experience, 7 time district coach of the year at St. Thomas Aquinas, tight with Travis Wilson. Hoping his hardball experience gives the Noles more tools teams have trouble matching up with.

    I have no worries the way Lonni is running the show, she's a softball Yoda / sorority mother extraordinaire. Elsewhere though Mississippi State and Nebraska have major coaching / player issues going on the sport seems prone to it.
     
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    In listening to the podcast, Coach talked about conversations with her friends coaching in MLB and discussing coaching strategies for years when a team is setting up for a future championship run (as opposed to the current year). I hope I am paranoid but I read into this, that this may be a year where there are not CWS Championship expectations for FSU. I realize that every year is not a CWS Year, but did anyone else take it that way?
     
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    I think, technically, any space of time besides right now is the future - so she could have been referencing 2021 or whenever OR 2020 - but I get your point.

    Coacha has repeatedly had the ability to adapt to whatever gets thrown at her so I have a lot of confidence that we will be a championship-caliber team this season.
     
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    It all starts with pitching.
    This will be the first year in a while where we don't have at least 1 (often 2) stud proven
    pitchers coming back.
     
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    Until I see a roster I am not commenting :)
     
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    Since school has now started, when do we normally see this year’s roster?
     
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    It is usually up before school starts, strangely not this year. I do not know how to feel about softball, one of our best players transferred (which hasn't happened at FSU in at least 15 maybe more years) and we hired a baseball coach to coach softball.
     
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    If you can teach hitting it is the same. Not sure what the angst is?
     
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    I see a 2019/20 roster posted but it shows only continuing players which seems weird. Not sure if there are any surprise omissions.

    https://seminoles.com/sports/softball/roster/season/2019-20/

    Coach Lonni has a new Director of Softball Operations this year, Kristin Tubeck who came over from the Boosters. I think this is a pretty big deal Kristen will need to hit the ground running.

    https://seminoles.com/staff/kristen-tubeck/

    Have heard nothing about the fall ball schedule.

    btw I saw Cassie Davis and a couple of others getting in extra practice last week which was impressive in the high heat.
     
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    For what its worth, I also tried to join the Dugout Club last week but was told that it, along with some other sports, was being revised and I would need to wait. Maybe Kristin is getting settled into her new position.
     
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    I found a new podcast last night and the coaches mentioned that new individual pictures are being taken and the roster will be up very soon on line. I guess our team is set with no additional new players we haven’t heard about
     
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    I saw Kara and the little girl (MK and the team adopted ), at the soccer game, but did not get the chance to speak to them.
     
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    Nice. I said hello to Sydney Sherrill and Iho Lopez. Traffic was bad getting out of there tonight I blame the gators.
     
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    After listening it seems player analytics is a new emphasis and we may see more defensive shifts.
     
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    I see on the Softball board a new fall schedule but still no roster-- Not sure what to make of that.
     
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    Very good, here it is -

    2019 FSU Softball Fall Schedule
    Sat., October 5 – 1pm – at Georgia (10 innings)
    Fri., October 18 – 6pm ET – at Chipola College (9 innings)
    Fri., October 25 – 3p – Garnet and Gold Scrimmage
    Fri., October 25 – 5p – Thomas University
    Sun., October 27 – 11am – Garnet and Gold Scrimmage (Alumni Day)
    Sun., October 27 – 1p – Rollins College (Alumni Day)
    Sat., November 9 – 12:30p – Garnet and Gold Scrimmage (at FSCJ)
    Sat., November 9 – 3p – vs. UCF (at FSCJ)
    Sun., November 10 – 11:45am – Garnet and Gold Scrimmage (at FSCJ)
    Sun., November 10 – 2p – at FSCJ
    Sat., November 16 – 1p – vs. Florida (at USSSA Complex – Viera, Fla.)
    Sat., November 16 – 3:15p – at USSSA (at USSSA Complex – Viera, Fla.)

    I don't see any construction prep going on for the shade roof, Lonni said something about a delay for a reason. What the heck?
     
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    Anyone else hoping there are surprise additions to the team (hopefully no more deletions) that have not been publicized yet? Otherwise, it is hard to imagine why the roster is not up yet.
     
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    My thoughts exactly and its the reason I check the softball page roster daily
     
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    Besides Herzog, what other impact players are gone not including graduated seniors?
     
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    Rock Benavides
     
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    Her defense was great, but not an overall impact player in my opinion.
     
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    Yes. I wasn't saying that Rock was great - just someone who left the team.
    I am with you. No roster yet and things are quiet (not even a podcast lately to discuss the new team members as promised). Who knows?
     
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    I'm sensing disorganization too.

    Deja Bush is another early departure supposedly to join the track team but I don't see her listed there.
     
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    Thanks for the reminder about Deja. I see she has been removed from the softball roster. I hated to see her leave the team.
     
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    Construction barriers are up for installation of the roof! I read somewhere it will include fans, huge step toward!
     
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    Yes!!!
     
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    Too many things today but I did see some of the inter-squad game and a few innings against Rollins. Not much to report - except maybe Elizabeth Mason getting work at first base, Devyn Flaherty looking solid at shortstop and Kalsey Mudge running, throwing and hitting.

    Meghan King just can't stay away from the fun -

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    Homecoming Alumni -

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    Starters for the purpose of today -

    Landers LF
    Culp DP
    Noah 2B
    Sherrill 3B
    Mason 1B
    Davis RF
    Farris DP
    Flaherty SS
    Mudge CF
    LoPreste C
    Sandercock P

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    I am like you. We watched the first three innings and headed to women’s basketball. It was a great weekend for watching Seminole sports.
     
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    My starting line-up on opening day next spring:

    1. Landers CF
    2. Culp DP
    3. Sherrill 3B
    4. Mason 1B
    5. Shellnutt C
    6. Davis RF
    7. Mudge/Ratliff? LF
    8. Farris 2B
    9. Flaherty SS

    Sandercock in the cirle.
     
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    Anyone have a report on our pitching this weekend besides Kat?
     
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    Strikes and balls were thrown ;)
     
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    No Dani Morgan?
     
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    Who is that? Kidding, I forgot her, Id put her in right over Davis, Landers in left and Mudge/Ratliff in CF.......thoughts?
     
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    Isn't next week (13th) NSD for the Lady Noles?
     
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    It may be, but FSU has been done with their classes all the way through '21. Just last year they finally changed the rules where you cannot visit or commit till your junior year of high school. No more middle schoolers committing. Recruiting middle schoolers got out of control real quick and it was led by none other than Walton at UF. UF has been not as good lately because their recruits did not develop. It is a gamble when you take commits from fourteen year olds. Here is a link to a recruiting spreadsheet with all the known commits.

    https://www.playsoftball.net/softballcommitments/
     
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    I got all that but with the new rules on transfers(and players coming and going) it seems scholarships open and close. There have been some new players added over the last couple of cycles.
     
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    Totally agree! I know Bainbridge high school has a big time pitching recruit we are after, not sure if she is '20 or '21 class.
     
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    Anyone know what happened at the game last weekend? Any updates would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    New signees for next season:









     
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