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Old 06-07-2021, 08:51 PM
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Oklahoma vs FSU

After the SEC hosted 8/16 regionals, 4/8 super regionals; they wonít be playing for a national title. It will be a team from the ACC. FSU best Alabama back to back to advance.
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:20 AM
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Insane. As much as I would prefer to see an ACC team in there over Bama, I was looking forward to seeing what Oklahoma's hitters could do against Montana Fouts.
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:46 AM
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FSU lit up Fouts. It was impressive, it was hell for us to get to 2nd base when she was pitching.

Will be pulling for FSU but wouldnít be surprised if itís a 2-0 sweep for OU.
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:56 AM
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Yeah. Fouts lasted 2 2/3 innings after FSU had a 7-0 lead.
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Old 06-08-2021, 08:42 AM
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I think it was just a bad day for Fouts; happens all the time for baseball pitchers too. The Bama coach said she was just simply not hitting her spots and FSU took advantage. If thatís true thatís a pretty unfortunate time to not have your best stuff. It Makes me think fo Clayton Kershaw who has a career ERA of about 2.50 and a World Series ERA of about 4.50. Now itís only happened to Fouts once, she only gave up 1 run in her other two starts, but it just shows that it can happen to even the best pitchers.
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Old 06-08-2021, 09:19 AM
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I was wondering if FSU used some different strategy to get to Fouts. Did they try to work counts to walks, small ball slap hits? However, it sounds like the Noles just plain caught here on her worst game of the year. Didnít see the game but was very surprised when I saw the game summary.
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Old 06-08-2021, 09:37 AM
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I have to give credit to FSU. They went at Fouts and she did not look comfortable at all. I think a lot of times in sports it is about what you get away with. Be it a hanging curve or leaving a wr uncovered and the qb doesn't see him (or her - lol. Sorry other thread). FSU didn't let her get away with anything. She left an 0-2 pitch over the plate and the FSU batter knew it was a HR when she hit it and they went up 3-0 in the top of the first. FSU continued to put pressure with their speed which led to a very costly error in the 3rd and 4 more runs scored to make it 8-0.

In my limited experience with softball, speed is key and FSU's lineup has plenty of it. Kind of like having 5 Mckenzie Clarks in the lineup.

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Old 06-08-2021, 04:12 PM
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Iím afraid this one could be ugly. 6 of OUís starters have a .400+ batting average; they bring people off the bench as PH with more than 10 HR on the season. OUís ability at the plate is just insanely good. I just donít see FSU pitching shutting them down nor do I see them keeping up in a score fest. I expect OU to win 2-0 and at least one of those games will be run-rule. That said, Iíd like FSU to win it.
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:33 PM
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They just said OU has homered in 55/57 games. Every player in the lineup has a home run in this Post Season. 7 players have 20 or more HRs.

That said, FSU is up 2-0 after 3 Innings.
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Old 06-08-2021, 09:27 PM
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Game 1 goes to the Noles. 8-4. Speed over power.
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Wow....completely didn’t expect that outcome.

But man was the slide into home by the OU player in the 7th terrible. Never seen someone end up that far behind the plate and thus never touching home.

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Old 06-08-2021, 09:38 PM
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Man, I'm disappointed Alex isn't in this thread.
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Old 06-09-2021, 06:16 PM
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I never knew there was a little league World Series for Softball but apparently FSUís pitcher played in it.

Always wonder what percentage of the kids who played in the LLWS made it to even major college baseball
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Old 06-09-2021, 06:28 PM
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FSU seems to have the magic. They keep jumping on teams early and putting them in holes.
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Old 06-09-2021, 06:59 PM
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And Alex still isn't in the thread.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:32 PM
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I sure wish Clemson would have had a chance to play FSU this season.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:34 PM
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FSU has a good team no doubt but I didnít expect them to shut down OU (so far anyway). I keep wondering if I misjudged OU, misjudged FSU, or if the series against JMU took more out of OU (emotionally perhaps) than people figured. I sure it is a combination of all of this.
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Looks like OU’s bats (and the fans on the “neutral” field) have come to life. 3-2 OU
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:53 PM
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Great atmosphere in that ballpark. The first packed stadium Iíve seen since Covid started.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:00 PM
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I donít think the Sooners will look back from here on out. Seminoles needed to win tonight and were within 6 outs.
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