Originally Posted by majorursa
Can't win 'em all - take the series and we're still looking really good
No you can't win them all, and we are still looking good. This team was not as "stacked" last year but made it to the WCWS using a lot of speed. It seems we are getting away from that a bit. Waiting for the HR.... You have a player like Elia with more speed than anyone but her sister, hitting over .400 on the bench, makes NO SENCE?? Speed can cause mistakes, look at our 2-0 win yesterday. Yes we hit a lot of HR's, but when those bats go cold (5 hits in 2 games), and 3 of the 5 hits were from 2 of our speedsters. We have had only 1 hit from a "power hitter" in the last 2 games. Speed is missing for us to be able to manufacture runs and force defenses to make mistakes.
And we have Jo running for herself when she gets OB? She slides and gets hurt, so does the season. She got hit by a pitch today that looked intentional. I think we have too much to lose. Vic is hitting over .400, let her catch, then DH for the weakest hitter.
I think we can tighten up a bit by not letting players hit that are struggling just because there is no competition at their position, or there is "a chance" they might hit one out. We are starting to get some players feeling too comfortable because they know they will start and be in the lineup every game, IMHO.
As for Jace today, FLUKE... She is solid, and one of the most clutch players in college softball.