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cincybobcat99
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  Message Not Read  Softball Question
   Posted: 5/12/2014 1:12:55 PM 

Honest softball questions, because I don't know anything about softball:

Is the concern over arm injury in women's softball not that great?

Savannah Jo Dorsey numbers for the tournament are insane!! 4-0 with four complete games in four days (including 13 inning shutout). Great for her, but my arm get sore just looking at the video and thinking about all those pitches.  
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Kinggeorge4
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  Message Not Read  RE: Softball Question
   Posted: 5/12/2014 1:42:42 PM 
The motion of pitching is more natural than baseball so less wear and tear.  It is not uncommon to ride your pitcher through a tournament like we did.  I only had 3 pitchers at most on a summer team, a dominate pitcher with a reliable back up and either an up and coming pitcher or one who threw junk and played in the field well.


GO BOBCATS
GEORGE

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cincybobcat99
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  Message Not Read  RE: Softball Question
   Posted: 5/12/2014 9:47:40 PM 
Thanks for your reply. I can see the motion would be easier on the elbow, but looks like the shoulder injuries would be greater in softball. Of course, I guess the injuries in baseball are elbow.

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UpSan Bobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Softball Question
   Posted: 5/12/2014 10:36:50 PM 
There's really no injury concern for softball pitching. Maybe just a slight concern for fatigue but these pitchers are used to making these motions over and over. It makes softball much different than baseball because the vast majority of teams are going to just use one pitcher. If you have one really good pitcher, you can beat anybody and go on a run like the Bobcats did.
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TheBobcatBandit
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  Message Not Read  RE: Softball Question
   Posted: 5/13/2014 10:00:17 AM 
I also have a question. How does the tourney work for softball? Is it double elimination or lose and go home? and how many teams make it out of a region
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Shawn Sellers
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  Message Not Read  RE: Softball Question
   Posted: 5/13/2014 1:00:51 PM 
TheBobcatBandit wrote:
I also have a question. How does the tourney work for softball? Is it double elimination or lose and go home? and how many teams make it out of a region


The regional, which is the initial round for the Bobcats in Lexington, is a double elimination pod between 4 teams. The winner of the Regional (1 team) goes on to the super regional to play a best of 3 series against 1 team. The eight winners of the super regional go on to play in the Women's College Softball World Series in Oklahoma City. The World Series is also a double elimination format.

Last Edited: 5/13/2014 1:01:39 PM by Shawn Sellers

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Bobcatbob
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  Message Not Read  RE: Softball Question
   Posted: 5/13/2014 2:26:26 PM 

"You got a pitcher, you got a team."

The King


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Brufus
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  Message Not Read  RE: Softball Question
   Posted: 5/14/2014 1:45:06 PM 
Shawn Sellers wrote:
TheBobcatBandit wrote:
I also have a question. How does the tourney work for softball? Is it double elimination or lose and go home? and how many teams make it out of a region


The regional, which is the initial round for the Bobcats in Lexington, is a double elimination pod between 4 teams. The winner of the Regional (1 team) goes on to the super regional to play a best of 3 series against 1 team. The eight winners of the super regional go on to play in the Women's College Softball World Series in Oklahoma City. The World Series is also a double elimination format.


Exactly the same format as NCAA Baseball tournament



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