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« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2017, 08:01:30 pm »

9-1....MSU batting now.
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« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2017, 08:13:32 pm »

Top of the 7th...Fordham batting....9-3 Rams
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« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2017, 08:27:41 pm »

Rams win. Face BYU in a little while....

EAM   1   2   3   4   5   6   7      R   H   E   L
FOR   0   0   4   4   0   1   0      9   14   1   13
MS   1   0   0   0   0   2   0      3   13   0   9


FORDHAM OFFENSIVE LEADERS
PLAYER   AB   HIGHLIGHTS
VAN HOVEN   3-5   2B, 2 RBI
JOHNSTON   3-5   1 RBI
MAYER   2-4   2 RBI
SKREPENAK   2-4   1 RBI
SHAW   1-4   1 RBI
AUGHINBAUGH   1-3   1 RBI
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« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2017, 08:29:53 pm »

Wow! What an exciting game! Our frosh pitcher handled the pressure superbly.

We now play BYU. Let's do it!
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« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2017, 08:32:32 pm »

9-3 final in the elimination game.  Goodbye Mississippi State!  Rams face BYU next.

I hope our off topic Moran talk created no bad mojo.

BTW...Rams slogan after yesterday's run rule loss was ""Just flush it!" ...they had a brilliant  video of the team leaving ladies room stalls.  Very funny, very clever...this group is on top of things.

Congratulations Bridget and team.
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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2017, 08:35:20 pm »

We play #21 BYU next at about 9 pm.
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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2017, 08:56:46 pm »

nice bounce back     keep it going
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« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2017, 09:22:02 pm »

Rams down 3-0 top of first....all runs scored with 2 outs
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« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2017, 10:14:13 pm »

11-0, BYU. Rams up bottom of the third.

The 8-run rule applies starting in the fifth inning.
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« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2017, 10:22:29 pm »

Canesa (Sp?) triple with runner on second scores Fordham's first run.

11- 1 BYU...Top of the fourth.
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« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2017, 10:39:55 pm »

11 - 1...Top of the fifth
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« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2017, 10:59:07 pm »

BYU wins 12 - 1 in five innings.

Congratulations to Bridget, her coaches and the team for a terrific season and a solid win over
higher-ranked Mississippi State earlier today.

txram, it's all yours! Again, thank you for providing the opportunity and motivation to follow our Women's Softball team.
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« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2017, 11:37:31 pm »

We didn't meet our goal of getting to the super regionals, but a good year.  Even if healthy, we wouldn't have gotten further.  Bottom line is we don't have the pitching to do so.  Its good enough for A10 play and a few upsets here and there but not good enough to advance in the regionals.  We haven't had one who could get us there since Jen Mineau.  If she had the bats we had this year, she might have done it.  Even though Auginbagh won vs MS, she gave up 13 hits.  She scattered them, stayed away from the big ones for the most part, gave up only 1 BB, and pitched out of jams.

I would to like to have seen how much they would have gotten better if we still had Coach Winter as a pitching coach.  She, by the way, still pitches for the pro team, Akron Racers and was All-American at Notre Dame.  Big loss in my opinion, and it wasn't her decision.
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« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2017, 12:09:58 am »

Rams win. Face BYU in a little while....

EAM   1   2   3   4   5   6   7      R   H   E   L
FOR   0   0   4   4   0   1   0      9   14   1   13
MS   1   0   0   0   0   2   0      3   13   0   9


FORDHAM OFFENSIVE LEADERS
PLAYER   AB   HIGHLIGHTS
VAN HOVEN   3-5   2B, 2 RBI
JOHNSTON   3-5   1 RBI
MAYER   2-4   2 RBI
SKREPENAK   2-4   1 RBI
SHAW   1-4   1 RBI
AUGHINBAUGH   1-3   1 RBI
Shaw's RBI was a new season record of 74.  Am glad she got it.
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« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2017, 04:02:24 pm »

Here's the SID's write up and box scores of the last two games.  http://www.fordhamsports.com/news/2017/5/20/softballs-season-ends-with-third-place-finish-in-salt-lake-city-regional.aspx?path=softball

Included are a list of 9 records we broke with this year's team.  Despite the final outcome, quite a performance!
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« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2017, 04:13:21 pm »

I think this team overachieved. Maybe not relative to conference predict, I can't remember what they were, but relative to what would have been expected after all the injuries. The injuries were to some key people and the team overcame them.
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« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2017, 05:18:07 pm »

I think this team overachieved. Maybe not relative to conference predict, I can't remember what they were, but relative to what would have been expected after all the injuries. The injuries were to some key people and the team overcame them.
Ace, we were predicted to win the A10 by a vote of 9-1.  Once the injury bug hit, I was almost surprised we did win it, so, to that extent, I guess one could say we overachieved.  We almost didn't though, even with Van Hoven returning to at least hit.  And this was a weak A10.

One of the many differences between us and a Power 5 team is depth.  I forget which team it was, but one in the NCAAs lost 9 players from last year due to graduation, then lost 4 this year due to injury, yet they still made it back.

I think Bridget really thought she had a shot this year to get past the NCAA regionals.   As I said previously, we didn't have the stoppers in the circle though, regardless of what we did defensively or at bat. 

In 2010, Jen Mineau lost in the NCAAs to #7 Oklahoma 1-0 and 2-0, the latter game on 2 unearned runs, while beating Maryland 5-2.  She pitched all 3 games.  We wound up ranked #27 that year, mostly because of her.  Without a similar pitcher, even with a healthy team, our final outcome this year wouldn't have been different.  That doesn't mean I'm not very proud of this team, however.

Next year it'll be tough to win the A10 with the loss of all of our seniors.

I guess I'm sounding like those of us who post about the '71 men's BB team.  Cheesy

 
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« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2017, 06:18:00 pm »

Ha ha. Not as bad as those who post about 71.

Overachieve might be a bit much, perhaps I should just say persevered. I thought we were done when Van Hoven  went down. She is tough to replace. Figueroa was a big loss too.
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« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2017, 06:49:19 pm »

Ha ha. Not as bad as those who post about 71.

Overachieve might be a bit much, perhaps I should just say persevered. I thought we were done when Van Hoven  went down. She is tough to replace. Figueroa was a big loss too.
Agree.

Utah beat BYU 14-0 in 6 to win the regional.
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« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2017, 10:07:05 pm »

Elsewhere, Fairfield, whom we beat 2-1 early in the year, only lost to #13 seed LSU 2-1.  LSU then lost to Louisiana Lafayette at home.

Albany only lost to #16 seed Alabama by 5-1.

Lehigh, whom we beat 4-2, during the year lost 8-0 to UCLA and 10-8 to CSU Fullerton.

North Dakota State upset #10 Oklahoma, then Tulsa, whom we beat 7-6 early in the year, beat North Dakota State, thus making the regional finals vs Oklahoma.  (update:  Tulsa was up 4-2 in the 10th but OK tied it again on a 2-run HR then won on another 2-run HR)  They play again on Monday.

Alabama beat Minnesota 1-0 on a terrible ball-4 call, walking in the winning run.  Minnesota continues to get screwed.  Bama eventually eliminated them in another 1-0 game and won the regional.

Florida int'l, whom we lost to 4-2 during the year, won 1 game in their region but was then eliminated.

#15 seed Baylor, whom we beat 1-0 to start the year, made their regional finals and won it.
A Baylor pitcher, Gia Rodoni, has thrown 2 regional no hitters, the last against James Madison.

Updates to come.

#1 seed Florida, #2 Arizona, #3 Oregon, #4 Florida State, #5 UCLA, #6 Washington, #7 Auburn, #8 Tennessee, #9 Texas A&M, #11 Utah, #12 Mississippi, #14 Kentucky, #15 Baylor, and #16 Alabama so far are moving on.  All were hosts and favorites.  It shows good committee selections, and/or the advantages of playing at home.   

#13 LSU's games are delayed.  They have to beat La-Lafayette twice.  (update:They beat them once late Sunday night.  Will play again on Monday.)  #10 OK will have to beat Tulsa on Monday after beating them in extras today.  It'd be the first super regional for Tulsa if they win.
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« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2017, 11:21:08 pm »

Thanks for the excellent summary, txram.
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« Reply #51 on: Yesterday at 12:46:41 pm »

Odd rule:  if LSU and La-Lafayette get rained out today, since each team has 1 loss, the higher seeded team, LSU moves on.

Tulsa outhit OK 8-6 but lost 3-0 so #10 OK moves on.

#13 LSU will move on too as they beat La-Lafayette 5-1. 

That means every seeded and home team moves on, for the first time ever.

Here's the Super Regionals bracket:  http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/softball/d1/2017  It's the best of 3 with some games starting Thursday, other Friday.
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