I know that Teays is good, but so is Canal Winchester. All of the TV softball fans should remember that CW beat TV both times last year and are the defending league champions. They were only one run from the final 4 last year in D2 and should be pretty strong again this year.
If TVs game against Central Crossing yesterday was any indication on the rest of the year, I would say they won't win the league. For it being the opening game of the season for them, they seemed very flat. Numerous bunts not bein laid down or popped up, baserunner hesitation on passed balls, and too many runners left in scoring position. Twice, the Taylor girl was ahead in the count and someone called an off speed pitch down the pipe. Both times the batter took over the fence. This team is battle tested. Every girl has played travelball I think since they were born. I would say the best team, player for player, in the leauge, but by far, lacking terribly in the coaching dept.
Justhatin...I talked to a few of the TV players after the game last night. Off-speed pitches weren't called - sometimes the pitch just doesn't work. You probably shouldn't comment on pitches unless you know what is called and what is actually thrown.
You are correct Weezer. I don't know what was called. I do know that I wouldve thrown around the girl when she had just jacked one out her last at bat. I do know what I saw during the game. The girls were flat. If in fact if U know these girls, U would know with that much talent on one team, there is absolutely not 1 reason for them to get in the situation they were in last night. My post was not directed towards a errant pitch, it was directed towards lack of coaching.
Last edited by justhatin : 03-31-2010 at 10:44 AM.
I cannot argue with that, Justhatin. I have felt for the last few years that the winning program was a result of talented players who worked hard in the off-season, not good, or even average, coaching. I also agree that the girls were flat. I propose that many of them don't have the passion that they had in the past and some have let their ego take over. As to pitching, I hear they were trying to pitch around the girl and the pitches didn't work.
Rascoach, Ive been in the hot seat on and off for years while coaching travel ball. Ive coached or know the coaches of every one of these girls. They know what to do. Every one of em know the game probably better then any high school coach out there. But when you have 15 to 20 minute practices, its hard to get reps in. The girls don't lack skill or ability, they get that with there 50-60 games in the summer. They lack coaches that can get them motivated and reps in the cage or on the field. And Weezer I do agree with you. There is a handful of girls that lack the passion that it'll take to get to the state level. I didnt mean to step on your toes bout the pitch that was called. It wasnt what my post was about. I have nothing in this. But I do want these girls to succeed. They R overly talented. They just need motivation and reps in practice.
I think it will take a few more weeks for Teays to get balanced. You have gone from a 50/50 mix of power and short game abiity last year, to a short game team with crazy speed top to bottom. With such talent, it will take some time for girls to grasp the new feel of the team, but when they do, I think they will take off.
They didn't do bad last night at Fairfield Union, but less than agressive baserunning kept the score low. Opportunities to score more were available, but runners were left on base. Taylor gets the win in 7.