I would be totally guessing, but I think we get at least 2, if not 3 transfers. I'm alsoOn the surface, it seems like a fine class. Where are the outfielders?
I would think we will see more of the same next year. I believe Devyn will stay where she is-- I see no reason to move her ( I always say do not change two positions to fix one). I believe BB and Muffley will again share SS. I believe our 3rd base option will be Hartley first (unless she just does not pan out) because that is what she was recruited for. Ross played SS in HS so I believe she can play OF and with her speed and movement can be a good CF. Like this year we will have many options with some quality talent-- maybe Riggs will take the job as she is fast and agile and was a High School ALL-STAR at that. . The big HOLE will be a Grad transfer starter at Pitching. If we can find a complimentary lockdown pitcher to KAT then we are in good shape. (I am thinking about the pitcher at USF who is just lights out but just needs a run or two to win--someone like that)It's becoming apparent that Coacha is more comfortable with BB's defense at short, b/c she is doing late-inning defensive replacements with BB in for Muffley.
I could be reading too much into it.
I am excited about the potential Amaya Ross brings to the table. We just need to find a position for her. Maybe Flaherty goes to 3B next year with Ross at 2B. Maybe she successfully transitions to the outfield. Kerr's bat is beginning to come around, but not her fielding. Again on Friday she takes a circuitous route to a high fly ball to left center and ultimately doesn't make it. She actually looks awkward running to it. Meanwhile their CFer makes a great catch on a scorching line drive going back and slightly to her left. (hit by Harding with the bases loaded and one out.) She then throws a dime to 2B to double up Syd on a rare base-running error. No way Jahni gets to that one, much less throws out the runner.
I haven't watched the games with this in mind, but I noticed 3 CFers who are head and shoulders better than ours.
The VT CFer would be my first choice, The Clemson and UF CFer are both waay better defensively.
Let's go get one of them! (meaning a CFer like those CFers. Of course if one of those hits the portal...)
Maybe Amaya or Autumn can make the move. Defense is the question for Amaya and offense for Autumn.
As long as we stay in the top 8 we are good.
Could be, and they turned a nice one today. I am saying they could be better, a quiet a bit better.
So I am not sure what the “underhanded“ throw to first mastery you speak of, but I have watched every single play this year and there has not been a single time there should have been an underhanded throw to first when there wasn’t and this team turns double plays like no other …. Even against Gators with runner at first stealingAgreed, except I believe Blankenship is only more aggressive on balls straight at her. Side to side and straight, back Muffley has it all over her. Now, Muffley tries to get fancy with her backhand on side to sides when it isn't necessary. I have seen her many times do a backhand when she has plenty of time to circle the ball and do a crow hop. Backhands look pretty, but invariably leave the fielder in a bad throwing position. Syd has mastered it at third base, Muffley has not, and like you say, she doesn't have the strongest of arms.
The shortstop/second base double play is the weakest of the lot. Neither Muffley, Blankenship, nor Flaratey (sp) do it correctly, mainly due to none of the three have mastered the underhanded throw to first, nor the bounce back and throw to first. It is a noticible weakness on our infield. We could have many more dp's if they could. That is on the coaching staff, as all of them have arms that could get it done. They just aren't coached to do, so in my opinion.
All of the above is, as you say, just a personal opinion, doesn't make it 100% correct, by any means.
Just rewatched the 9th inning. Syd is truly amazing.SIAP: Good article on Sydney Sherrill
True. I watched the replay when I got home. The ump did not raise his arm. It clearly was however and, like you, glad the game did not depend on him.I did not see the ump put his hand out to signal obstruction. Glad the ball sailed or else we would have not had the benefit of replay and I did not trust home plate ump last night.
I believe it’s a school-by-school choice during the season and Coacha has not been outspoken in favor of it. Maybe it was her preference?True. I watched the replay when I got home. The ump did not raise his arm. It clearly was however and, like you, glad the game did not depend on him.
Does anyone know why FSU doesn’t have instant replay? I know it’s not required but we seem so on top of things with our video productions otherwise.