Softball advances to NISC semis

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  1. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    Defeated Purdue (6-1), South Dakota State (7-2), and Purdue again (5-3) to win the regional in Ames.

    The final four teams playing in Fort Collins next weekend:
    Iowa State
    UT-Arlington
    Liberty
    Nevada or Loyola Marymount
     
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    Is this like the NIT or CBI in basketball terms
     
  3. theshadow

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    NIT.
     
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    This is one of the top 64 teams in the country- unfortunately, they play in a brutal conference and just could not quite get that one or two extra wins to boost the RPI enough to get into the field. The late season loss Drake and several of those close losses in March really would have helped had they gone the other way.

    We have a really good team and credit to Coach for righting the ship after his predecessor left after one season.
     
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    That was pretty sad, as I believe Coach Jamie was a superior coach and was going to get us more competitive with Oklahoma.

    However, the team is looking better, and hopefully better days are ahead. With Tech and OSU also rising, it's going to be tough to get much better. It's theoretically possible to go from nothing to a Top 20 team in NCAA softball, but it takes a coach with strong connections to the best club teams like the SoCal As, Batbusters, or Beverly Bandits. As an example, look at JMU, they came out of nowhere, and it was because suddenly their roster was stacked with Bandits.
     
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    The seeding will likely be based on RPI.

    Iowa State (35-23, 5th in Big 12) - 52
    Liberty (40-20, 2nd in A-Sun) - 57
    UT Arlington (33-27, 3rd in Sun Belt) - 67

    Last spot TBD:
    Loyola Marymount (39-19, 2nd in WCC) - 74
    Nevada (30-26, 7th in MWC) - 105
     
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    #7 theshadow, May 25, 2019
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    Lost game 1 Friday to Loyola Marymount (6-5).

    Beat Liberty in an elimination game this morning (7-2).

    Will play again at 5 p.m. CT vs. LMU. Winner of that game will have to beat UTA twice tomorrow.
     
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    Also, FWIW, the Big 12 will have two teams in the WCWS. OU thumped Northwestern in the super regionals, and OSU eliminated FSU in Tallahassee.
     
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    I’ve adopted OSU at the WCWS. I’m getting a kick out of watching them play.
     
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    Speaking of Coach Trachsel, her Golden Gophers just punched their ticket to Oklahoma City. Ugh.
     
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    Seems like her plan is to ride Fiser (the pitcher from Benton) until her arm falls off. She's thrown every pitch in their 5 NCAA games.
     
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    ISU scores 4 with 2 out in the 7th to win 5-2.

    Cyclones need to beat UT-Arlington twice tomorrow for the title. First game at 1 pm CT; second game would be at 4:30 pm CT.
     
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    Yeah that hurts kinda. She lost five of her top seven hitters from last year, including Lindaman, and yet Minny is going to their first ever NCAA College World Series.
     
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    Any TV coverage for that?
     
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    Game 1 link:

    Game 2 (if necessary) link:


    It should be noted that the audio has been about 1-2 seconds ahead of the video during previous games.
     
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    Pac-12 (3) - UCLA, ARIZ, WASH
    Big 12 (2) - OU, OSU
    SEC (2) - ALA, winner of FLA/TENN
    Big Ten (1) - MINN
    ACC (0)
     
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    So do we pull a TOE and say we are playing for a national championship?
     
  18. farewayfool

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    No, we are playing in the NISC championship not for a national championship. ISU fans are not stupid and arrogant enough to claim that is a national championship game.
     

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