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Thread: Cal softball blows upset of UCLA, 3-2. (LINK)

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    Baseball Cal softball blows upset of UCLA, 3-2. (LINK)

    Shttp://www.calbears.com/documents/20...//uclacal1.pdf

    Cal has six pitchers but only uses one. Zoe Conley has pitched the last five games
    in succession and appeared to run out of gas in the bottom of the 7th inning last
    night. She had a two-hit shutout and a 2-0 lead entering the Bruin's final at bat.
    However, she started to get the ball up for the initial time in the game and yielded three
    hard hits combined with a walk and an error to cough up the potential upset win.

    UCLA has yet to sweep a Pac Nine series yet so Cal still has hope. However, I
    believe that last night's affair might have been that victory...Rachel Garcia, the frosh
    phenom for UCLA, really throws hard. She fanned 9 Bear batters! She also held hitless
    Jazmyn Jackson and Kobe Pettis. GO BEARS!
    Last edited by Schroeder71; 04-22-2017 at 02:32 PM.

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    It was a heart breaker. I wonder why Zoe was not pulled after she walked a batter with a runner on first. Very frustrating to watch.

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    Fundamental mismanagement. Up on the Bruins away in the 7th and couldn't see that developing? Just dumb.

    No other word.

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    http://www.calbears.com/documents/20...A_April_22.pdf

    Cal gave this game away, commiting four errors. Lindsay Rood had a rough
    game with three boots. UCLA scored their initial run after Cal RF Vanessa Alvarez
    dropped a sliding catch in foul territory. If she makes the play the inning is over...
    No error was charged there or the Bears would have been responsible for 5 misplays.

    Cal's offense had a chance late with the score 3-1 and base runners on 1st and 3rd w/
    no outs and the top of the order due up. HC Inouye-Perez brought in Garcia from the
    bullpen and she struckout JJ & Lindsay Rood on rise balls eye level high. Both had 3-2
    counts. Kylie Reed chopped one to shortstop and Vanessa Alvarez was called out at home.
    The call could have gone either way, IMO. Cal could not get a clutch hit and stranded 11
    base runners!

    Basically, Cal cannot score runs, gives up two unnecessary runs due to poor defense & loses 3-1.
    The Bears deserved the result that they received...This is a below average UCLA team that is eminently beatable.
    GO BEARS!
    Last edited by Schroeder71; 04-23-2017 at 01:54 PM.

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    Bears comeback and edge Aggies, 6-4. Cal had four runners called out running the bases by UCD.
    http://archive.statbroadcast.com/156853.pdf

    Cal appears shaky. Ninemire & Co will host the #8 Washington Huskies this weekend. Oregon State has five
    conference victories to Cal's three. Can the Bears beat another team in the Pac Nine besides Stanford?

    http://pac-12.com/content/softball-statistics

    Doubtful-examine Pac 9 stats. Cal is last in defense (fielding %), 8th in both offense and pitching thanks to Stanford.
    Nobody but the Cardinal is worse than the Bears in league. Sheeesh. Is it time for Diane to retire (after the season)?
    Last edited by Schroeder71; 04-26-2017 at 06:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schroeder71 View Post
    Bears comeback and edge Aggies, 6-4. Cal had four runners called out running the bases by UCD.
    http://archive.statbroadcast.com/156853.pdf

    Cal appears shaky. Ninemire & Co will host the #8 Washington Huskies this weekend. Oregon State has five
    conference victories to Cal's three. Can the Bears beat another team in the Pac Nine besides Stanford?

    http://pac-12.com/content/softball-statistics

    Doubtful-examine Pac 9 stats. Cal is last in defense (fielding %), 8th in both offense and pitching thanks to Stanford.
    Nobody but the Cardinal is worse than the Bears in league. Sheeesh. Is it time for Diane to retire (after the season)?

    We are not good. I just worry that Tammy will be automatically gifted the position of HC if Ninemire retires. Not a ton of faith in the Cal AD right now.

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    Cal softball NEEDS fresh blood to rebuild the program. An epidemic of new coaches are replacing deteriorating major sports in Berkeley: football, men's bball, volleyball, women's water polo, men's golf, etc. Women's bball and softball can barely beat other teams within the Pac 12 Conference. The Bears traditionally over my adult lifetime have been competitive toward the top of the conference. Only recently has performance slipped to the middle of the pack or bottom in many sports. One reason has been the importation of superior coaching into the Conference of Champions. GO BEARS!
    Last edited by Schroeder71; 04-27-2017 at 09:49 AM.

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    Huskies shutout Bears, 4-0. JJ MIA. I believe that she was injured in collision at home plate vs UC Davis. She
    is Cal's #1 offensive threat.

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    We are now 3-13 in conference play. The program is truly awful- will Ninemire step down and allow someone who can coach the basics of hitting to take over the program? Hard to say.... she is still receiving her (large) paycheck.

    I'd take Haley Woods. Two of her junior college hitters just committed to Cal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalFanatic View Post
    We are now 3-13 in conference play. The program is truly awful- will Ninemire step down and allow someone who can coach the basics of hitting to take over the program? Hard to say.... she is still receiving her (large) paycheck.

    I'd take Haley Woods. Two of her junior college hitters just committed to Cal.
    I'd bet Ninemire doesn't step down.
    She's looking for a payout, one way or another.

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    Cal is 3-14 in Pac Nine play. The three wins were against last place Stanford. If one analyses the 14 losses the Bears have only scored 3 runs or more in a single game, a 7-6 loss @ Utah. Cal has scored 0-1-2 runs in each of the other thirteen (13) defeats. This is perhaps the weakest offensive team in modern history yet the individual talent seems to be at least average in the conference. Most Bear players put up superior offensive stats as freshmen right out of high school. Then it usually is downhill from there. Annie Aldrete is one of the most stark contrasts if her Tennessee stats are compared to her abysmal Cal numbers. Kobie Pettis hit 7 homeruns in her 1st year and has zero in her junior year. Bottomline: the offense is losing the games, not the pitching staff. Once again Chuck D'Arcy has not been able to find a top pitching talent via recruiting or develop any of the six pitchers on the 2017 team. Cal's collective ERA is in the bottom three in the league but yet is 3.19. If the team could score MORE runs and power some extra base hits, Cal would have several more victories in Pac12 action. The Bears only score 3.34 runs per contest. I do not remember a Cal offense at this low ebb, does anyone? To be outscoring opponents by 0.15 rpg is horrific...Remember Cal was 24-5 in non-conference competition which means the overmatch within the conference has been much more glaring. The margin for error to emerge victorious is almost non-existent in the Pac 9.

    http://www.calbears.com/documents/20...?path=softball

    I feel that Ninemire & Co have been unable to improve the bulk of the talent that has come to Berkeley...Even the three wins over Stanford included a 1-0 squeaker. GO BEARS!
    Last edited by Schroeder71; 05-01-2017 at 09:23 AM.

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    2015 pay for Coach Ninemire:

    http://transparentcalifornia.com/sal...AD%20COACH%205Regular pay:

    $178,515.00
    Overtime pay:
    $0.00
    Other pay:
    $37,400.00
    Total pay:
    $215,915.00
    Total benefits:
    $38,466.00
    Total pay & benefits:
    $254,381.00

    latest contract:

    Retroactive Approval of the Contract Compensation for Diane Ninemire as Head Softball Coach, Berkeley Campus Background to Recommendation Action under interim authority was requested to approve contract compensation for Diane Ninemire as Head Softball Coach at UC Berkeley, retroactive to July 1, 2011. The term of Coach Ninemire’s last contract was from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2011. The negotiation of her new five-year contract extension – from July 1, 2011 to July 31, 2016 – was unexpectedly delayed and not approved at the campus until June 2012. However, by that time a higher level of review and approval was necessary. Because of the late approval and the fact that Coach Ninemire’s total potential cash compensation exceeds $291,000, the action constitutes an exception to policy under the Amendment of Regents’ Delegation of Authority for Recruiting and Negotiation Parameters for Certain Athletic Positions and Coaches, REPORT OF INTERIM -10- July 18, 2013 and CONCURRENCE ACTIONS Systemwide (the “September 2008 Parameters”) and must be approved by the Regents. The campus also sought approval for equipment/apparel fees that were included in the contract extension that was approved locally in June 2012, as well as equipment/apparel fees that were being negotiated as part of a new contract addendum. Specifically, the contract extension included an annual equipment/apparel fee of $15,000 retroactive to July 1, 2011, and the campus would like to increase that annual fee to $30,000 with a retroactive date of August 1, 2012 as part of the new contract addendum. All equipment/apparel fees will be entirely funded by the annual rights fee that the campus will receive from Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. as a result of an equipment/apparel agreement. This element of compensation requires the Regents’ approval because equipment/apparel fees are not authorized by the September 2008 Parameters. The exclusive source of funding for Coach Ninemire’s contract will be athletic department revenues and private fundraising. No State or UC general funds will be used. Action under interim authority was required to ensure that every element of compensation in Coach Ninemire’s contract has received the necessary approval as soon as possible. Recommendation The following items were approved in connection with the contract compensation for Diane Ninemire as Head Softball Coach, Berkeley campus: a. Duration: As an exception to policy, the term of the employment contract is retroactive to July 1, 2011 and will continue through July 31, 2016. b. Appointment: Coach Ninemire’s appointment as the Head Softball Coach is at 100 percent time. c. Guaranteed Compensation: The annual guaranteed compensation for the first year of the contract is $165,000, which is all base salary. In subsequent years, the annual base salary will increase to $171,600. Contract Year Annual Base Salary 07/01/11 – 07/31/12 $165,000 08/01/12 – 07/31/13 $171,600 08/01/13 – 07/31/14 $171,600 08/01/14 – 07/31/15 $171,600 08/01/15 – 07/31/16 $171,600 $851,400 REPORT OF INTERIM -11- July 18, 2013 and CONCURRENCE ACTIONS d. Bonus/Incentives: The annual bonus/incentive potential for this position is $46,000, effective July 1, 2011, and increases to $51,000, effective August 1, 2012. Under the contract, the incentives in Group A below are payable at the discretion of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics if Coach Ninemire has complied with the obligations in the contract and if she and/or the softball team achieves the accomplishments below. However, the incentives in Group B below are only payable at the discretion of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics if the accomplishment is achieved and the University has secured sufficient funds from contracts with athletic equipment/apparel supplier(s) for such purposes. Incentives set forth in the contract: A. University Contract Incentives 1) Coach wins Conference Coach of Year $1,000 2) Coach wins National Coach of Year $2,000 3) Team wins regular season conference championship $3,000 Team Post-Season Performance Bonuses: 1) Team participates in NCAA Regionals $2,000 2) Team participates in NCAA Regionals Final $3,000 3) Team participates in NCAA Super Regionals $3,000 4) Team participates in NCAA College World Series $4,000 5) Team finishes in Top 4 of the NCAA College World Series $4,000 6) Team participates in NCAA College World Series final series $4,000 7) Team wins NCAA College World Series $5,000 B. Incentives Contingent Upon Equipment/Apparel Contract Funding Accomplishment Maximum Bonus Amount 1) Participation in NCAA Super Regional $5,000 2) Participation in NCAA Women’s College World Series $5,000 3) NCAA Women’s College World Series Championship $5,000 The maximum bonus amount for the NCAA Women’s College World Series Championship increases to $10,000 effective August 1, 2012. e. Equipment/Apparel Fee: As an exception to policy, at the discretion of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and subject to securing sufficient funds from University contracts with athletic equipment/apparel supplier(s) for REPORT OF INTERIM -12- July 18, 2013 and CONCURRENCE ACTIONS such purposes, coach will receive an annual equipment/apparel fee of $15,000, retroactively effective as of July 1, 2011, with that annual fee increasing to $30,000 effective August 1, 2012. This constitutes an exception to policy because the Amendment of Regents’ Delegation of Authority for Recruiting and Negotiation Parameters for Certain Athletic Positions and Coaches, Systemwide does not authorize equipment/apparel fees. f. Camps and Clinics: The maximum compensation earned annually from camps and clinics is $100,000. g. Courtesy Vehicle: One courtesy vehicle is assigned to the coach under terms and conditions contained in a separate vehicle assignment agreement, incorporated into the contract by reference. In the event the University does not have a courtesy vehicle available, the coach will receive a monthly allowance of $450 until a vehicle becomes available. It is understood that this perquisite may be withdrawn by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at any time. h. Sport Club Membership: The coach may receive a family membership to a sports club. It is understood that this perquisite may be withdrawn by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at any time. All other expenses associated with the sports club membership shall be subject to the rules for reimbursement established in University policy. i. Paid Time Off: The coach will be entitled to up to 20 paid days off at the beginning of each contract year. Paid days off are not carried forward to the next contract year and any unused paid days off expire at the end of the applicable contract year. The coach must use any accrued but unused vacation leave before using paid time off days pursuant to this provision. j. Sick Leave: The coach shall accrue and may use sick leave in accordance with the applicable provisions of the personnel policies for staff members in effect at the time during each month of this contract. Unused sick leave will be carried forward for the duration of the coach’s employment with the University according to applicable personnel policies in effect at the time. k. Termination: The University retains the right to terminate the contract for cause, at which point all future compensation and other obligations will cease, and there will be no obligation by the University to “buy out” the remainder of the contract. The University retains the right to terminate the contract without cause at any time, at the option and discretion of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, with the approval of the Chancellor, by giving the appointee written notice of REPORT OF INTERIM -13- July 18, 2013 and CONCURRENCE ACTIONS termination. If the University terminates the contract without cause, it will be obligated to pay Coach Ninemire liquidated damages, as set forth in the contract, offset by any future income earned by her in subsequent employment during the contract period. l. Per policy, eligibility for standard pension and health and welfare benefits. Recommended Compensation Effective Date: July 1, 2011 Annual Base Salary: $165,000 (contract year one) Maximum Potential Bonus/Incentives: $46,000 (contract year one) Guaranteed Cash Compensation plus Maximum Potential Bonus/Incentives: $211,000 (contract year one) Camps and Clinics: $100,000 Equipment/Apparel Fee: $15,000 (contract year one) Courtesy Vehicle: $5,400 Total Potential Cash Compensation: $331,400 (contract year one) Funding: non-State-funded Budget &/or Current Incumbent Data Title: Head Softball Coach Annual Base Salary: $143,050 Talent Fee: $11,700 Maximum Potential Bonus/Incentives: $78,750 Guaranteed Cash Compensation plus Maximum Potential Bonus/Incentives: $233,500 Camps and Clinics: $100,000 Equipment/Apparel Fee: $30,000 Courtesy vehicle: $5,400 Total Potential Cash Compensation: $368,900 Funding: non-State-funded The compensation described above shall constitute the University’s total commitment until modified by the Regents, the President, or the Chancellor, as applicable under Regents policy, and shall supersede all previous oral and written commitments. Compensation recommendations and final actions will be released to the public as required in accordance with the standard procedures of the Board of Regents. Submitted by: UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau Reviewed by: President Yudof Committee on Compensation Chair Ruiz Office of the President, Human Resources

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    Are you saying she's been working without a contract since 8/1/2016?
    Access is better than ownership!

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    The drop in offensive production has been pretty stark. In 3 years, Jackson, the team's best player, has gone .446, .380, .349. In the same period the other primary engines have been: Rood, n/a, .372, .326; Reed, .362, .403, .333; Pettis, .277, .314, .291. In addition to the decline Aldrete has experienced after coming from TN (ditto Taylor Koenig, whose decline was even more spectacular), the others whose early experience exceeded current production: Taylor, Laxamana, Alvarez. PAC12 pitching overall has improved in that period from 4.35 to 3.30 to 2.66 ERA but I don't think that's enough to explain our scoring issues. Not a situation to inspire confidence.
    Access is better than ownership!

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    She probable already has a new contract that is not online yet, they are always a year or two behind.



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