293 Division 1 Softball Teams Lady Bulldogs come in 5th.

Good pitching always beats good hitting.  The game has always been ruled by sound fundamentals.  We don’t practice the basics of infield practice near enough.  Situational infield.  We do have 6 Scholarships Available for the awesome 6 seniors and bid a hearty adieu to their great Leadership.  Several of those are turning Pro and will continue their careers.

 

I like our new pitching coach.

 

We’re doing fine hitting.

 

We can play a LOT better defense.  It’s not magic.  It’s drilling the fundamentals with a fungo bat endlessly hour after hour of it and by putting a runner on 1st base and doing it some more stopping each time the wrong base is thrown to.

 

We really do not know which base to throw to as a team.

 

Our players are better fielders than they showed.

 

5th place out of 293 Division 1 Softball Teams is EXCELLENT.

 

Well done Lady Diamond Dawgs.

 

Congratulations to Auburn and to LSU.  It still could be an All SEC Final Championship Series – just not us – as they BOTH beat us.

 

6-5-2016

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Alex Hugo was trying to do too much. She only had only the play at 1st. We need to practice more on fundamentals Lu. She took her eye off the ball to determine pitch or tag and when NEITHER are there. We needed the OUT at 1st. She has had an AMAZING career for us. A lesser player would’ve simply made the play at 1st. An infield coach would’ve YELLED that as it approached her. 1st Base. If you stop and think about it, you should always go to first. She is about 5 feet off the bag and the bounce ate her up. It was their best player. 3 p.m. tomorrow is ONLY focus now. It’s NOT over.

We must beat LSU.

 

This is our only concern tonight and tomorrow morning.

 

We will NOT pitch Chelsea Wilkinson.  We can’t.  We need to get away and take infield.  We should be taking infield prior to EVERY game.

 

We had never done anything in softball.  Vince Dooley hired Lu Harris-Champer and that changed all that 15 years ago.

 

For 15 years we’ve been about the # 10 softball team in the nation every year.

 

You take infield every day.  You work situations.  The coach has to use the fungo bat herself.

 

Drill fundamentals.

 

Beat LSU.  Take infield.  Situational infield.  Coach tells player where to take ball.

 

Slow it down on taking infield.  Stop the action.  Put runner on 1st.  Practice Practice Practice.

 

The play is to first.

 

Do it again.

 

ESPN announcers were tremendous tonight.

 

The batter is the ONLY player that matters.

 

Alex Hugo was trying to do too much.  She only had only the play at 1st.  We need to practice more on fundamentals Lu.  She took her eye off the ball to determine pitch or tag and when NEITHER are there.  We needed the OUT at 1st.  She has had an AMAZING career for us.  A lesser player would’ve simply made the play at 1st.  An infield coach would’ve YELLED that as it approached her.  1st Base.  If you stop and think about it, you should always go to first.  She is about 5 feet off the bag and the bounce ate her up.  It was their best player.  3 p.m. tomorrow is ONLY focus now.  It’s NOT over.

 

She should NEVER have been on 1st base to allow her to score the winning run from 3rd.  The run from 3rd base by her was completely called correctly.  If you don’t know the rules then you should read them.  They are FREE.  The call was correct.

 

This game is OVER.  There isn’t anything to say about it.  It is NOT our focus to.  293 softball teams Division 1.  We have a slot to play for semi-final against LSU.  Everyone else has gone home except for the 3 in the semi-finals.  Take infield.  Pitch Bass, Kylie

 

Focus.

 

6-5-2016