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Krymsonman

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Fouts is now leaving the game. Shipman hit her in the head on a throw to second on an attempted steal. Fouts had ducked down and Shipman threw it very low. Fouts looks okay so it might have caught her mask a bit.
 

Krymsonman

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Going to bottom of 6th, 5-0 Stanford. I will say one thing and that is this plate umpire has a bit of a tight strike zone and Montana wasn't getting as many corner calls as she usually does. But I will also say, this umpire is calling it the same both ways and the Stanford pitcher is not getting those calls either. Both pitchers have had to throw it a little more over the plate, but our bats can't do anything with it. We have 1 hit thru 5 innings. Oh wow!, we just got hit #2.
 

BamaInMo1

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I don't know much about coaching and all but I know this: if coach Murphy doesn't change his philosophy on trying to get "the big hit" and just have a GOOD hitting coach come in and teach these girls how to simply hit the ball we are going to slide further down in the SEC and nationally.
Hitting has been a problem for the past 5 - 6 years. At this point it lies on the coaches.
 

Krymsonman

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We got a lead off single, followed by a ground out, bad strike out by Shipman, (swing at two pitches nowhere near the strike zone), and a fly out. 5-0 Stanford after 6 complete.
 

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I don't know much about coaching and all but I know this: if coach Murphy doesn't change his philosophy on trying to get "the big hit" and just have a GOOD hitting coach come in and teach these girls how to simply hit the ball we are going to slide further down in the SEC and nationally.
Hitting has been a problem for the past 5 - 6 years. At this point it lies on the coaches.
Well Murph and Alyson are the hitting coaches. That tells you all you need to know. We ain’t going to change unless changes are made.
 
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BamaInMo1

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Well Murph and Alyson are the hitting coaches. That tells you all you need to know. We ain’t going to change unless changes are made.
Then maybe us fans need to flood the AD with emails and phone calls and demand better because if season ticket holders and others don't speak with our pocket books they won't make a change.
 

Krymsonman

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Stanford opens the 7th with three straight hits and adds another run. 6-0 Stanford going to the bottom of the 7th. Can we actually score? If we lose this game, it breaks a streak of 44 straight regional wins going back to 2007.
 

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Murphy has wasted a ton of good pitchers over the past 10 years due to our consistent lack of hitting prowess. This squad scored 35 runs in 4 games in Tuscon to start the season, they currently do not resemble that group in any way and haven't since the first of April.
 

Krymsonman

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Well, this one is mercifully over. Stanford wins 6-0. Hopefully we can get thru tonight, and maybe we can find a way to win 2 tomorrow. It's never over til it's over.
 

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Then maybe us fans need to flood the AD with emails and phone calls and demand better because if season ticket holders and others don't speak with our pocket books they won't make a change.
The problem is that an overwhelming majority of Alabama fans take the opinion that Murphy should coach how he wants because of what he has done for the program. So whatever criticism is going to be a minority opinion. It’s not going to be as easy as forcing change in basketball and baseball in which fans are more United in their opinions. Plus you have many people that just love the feel of softball games that they really don’t care as long as there are games.

Unless Murphy just wakes up one day and says “ you know I’m probably to blame for our missing trophies” then you can expect more of this. Honestly we are lucky that Auburn got caught in scandal or we would already be the 2nd best program in the state. That maybe is coming under Mickey because they know how to hit.

Hopefully this game wakes up Murphy but I doubt it. It’s been obvious since Osorio that slappers and dead bats don’t get you far in championships.
 

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Well, this one is mercifully over. Stanford wins 6-0. Hopefully we can get thru tonight, and maybe we can find a way to win 2 tomorrow. It's never over til it's over.
IDK. I’m probably skipping tonight because this one has me pretty hot. We will win tonight, and most likely we will win both tomorrow somehow. But this is a program defining game… and not in a good way.
 

BamaInMo1

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The problem is that an overwhelming majority of Alabama fans take the opinion that Murphy should coach how he wants because of what he has done for the program. So whatever criticism is going to be a minority opinion. It’s not going to be as easy as forcing change in basketball and baseball in which fans are more United in their opinions. Plus you have many people that just love the feel of softball games that they really don’t care as long as there are games.

Unless Murphy just wakes up one day and says “ you know I’m probably to blame for our missing trophies” then you can expect more of this. Honestly we are lucky that Auburn got caught in scandal or we would already be the 2nd best program in the state. That maybe is coming under Mickey because they know how to hit.

Hopefully this game wakes up Murphy but I doubt it. It’s been obvious since Osorio that slappers and dead bats don’t get you far in championships.

So you propose the rest of us just sit and do nothing and let the train run off the rails without even trying?
 

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I was really hoping we'd get at least 1 run so those announcers would quit talking about not being shut out in so long, etc. Hopefully we can win tonight. Not sure we can beat Stanford twice tomorrow though. Definitely need to improve hitting philosophy or get a hitting coach.
 

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So you propose the rest of us just sit and do nothing and let the train run off the rails without even trying?
It’s been going off the rails for the past 3-4 years. The only thing that has held us up is Bailey and good pitching. This isn’t new it’s just more obvious because we don’t have one dominant hitter picking up the slack and our pitching hasn’t been great.

IDK what we can realistically do as a fan other than hope and pray. I just don’t see a minority of fans with emails is going to force an AD to force the 2nd most popular coach in the department to change. Maybe I’m wrong, but do as you will, but I think what it’s going to take is another redefining point like in 2012 for him to change.
 

BamaInMo1

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It’s been going off the rails for the past 3-4 years. The only thing that has held us up is Bailey and good pitching. This isn’t new it’s just more obvious because we don’t have one dominant hitter picking up the slack and our pitching hasn’t been great.

IDK what we can realistically do as a fan other than hope and pray. I just don’t see a minority of fans with emails is going to force an AD to force the 2nd most popular coach in the department to change. Maybe I’m wrong, but do as you will, but I think what it’s going to take is another redefining point like in 2012 for him to change.

How are you so sure that we are in the minority?
We will be a minority if we don't speak at all.
 

81usaf92

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How are you so sure that we are in the minority?
We will be a minority if we don't speak at all.
We’ll test it out. Some of us know people Who have been voicing our concerns directly to the coaching staff for years and know how much power Murphy actually has at Alabama. Whether Byrne is open to calling him out for a lackluster performance is highly doubtful considering that softball season tickets sell out within minutes and Alabama softball games are packed with rabid fans.
 
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The problem is that an overwhelming majority of Alabama fans take the opinion that Murphy should coach how he wants because of what he has done for the program. So whatever criticism is going to be a minority opinion. It’s not going to be as easy as forcing change in basketball and baseball in which fans are more United in their opinions. Plus you have many people that just love the feel of softball games that they really don’t care as long as there are games.

Unless Murphy just wakes up one day and says “ you know I’m probably to blame for our missing trophies” then you can expect more of this. Honestly we are lucky that Auburn got caught in scandal or we would already be the 2nd best program in the state. That maybe is coming under Mickey because they know how to hit.

Hopefully this game wakes up Murphy but I doubt it. It’s been obvious since Osorio that slappers and dead bats don’t get you far in championships.
Dang! You are right, sadly! I have no doubt, Murph is a wonderful guy! I just lost faith that he is the one to move this program forward.
 

81usaf92

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Dang! You are right, sadly! I have no doubt, Murph is a wonderful guy! I just lost faith that he is the one to move this program forward.
Its possible, but I dont know if it will happen. Remember he won his 1 NC after having a confidence crisis so this could potentially have that effect. Most of us have saw this kinda thing coming for years but we thought maybe it would happen in 2018 of 2019 and would cause change. But Im shocked that it took this long.
 

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