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#21 The_Sheriff

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:20 PM

USF Baseball - Awarding mediocrity for 10 years straight (but at least we have a nice stadium now to get whupped on while we play).
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

I will be extremely disappointed if Bulls don't make NCAA field next year or make a coaching change. This status quo has to end.
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#23 Mama_Bull

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

We need to play a much tougher schedule, in order to give us a realistic chance to earn an at large bid. That's how UL was able to get an invite. We had enough wins to earn a bid, but they weren't of sufficient quality. When we were playing in C-USA there were enough quality teams in the conference to assure a good SOS. I think one year we were only about four games over .500 and got an invite, because of our tough schedule.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:07 AM

Hopefully our strength of schedule is better next year, but if we don't have the same caliber pitchers as say Barbosa than it might not matter. Hopefully we can build off this season and be just as good if not better next season.
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#25 SattyBull

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:03 PM

Hey we'd be a 2 seed in the non existent NIT. Time to pop some bottles!!!!


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#26 Mission9

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:47 PM

Sad state of affairs continue on the diamond.

This should be our "gimme" sport.

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#27 DELdaBull

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:13 PM

If USF could keep the best in the adjacent counties we would be a power in
Baseball
Softball
Track and Field
Tennis
Golf
Football
Swimming
Etc.

But we can't get enough of the greats to stay.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

Disappointing, but not surprising. Of course, thinking that means we're criticizing these kids and living vicariously through them. :rolleyes:

Edited by ETA_for_life, 31 May 2012 - 02:26 PM.

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#29 Mama_Bull

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:12 PM

We do lose Barbosa and Stultz. Both will be missed. But the next in line will be Matt Reed (who almost never disappoints), Nick Gonzales (who shut down UConn in the tourney), and Joey Lovecchio (who posted 7 or 8 wins this year). We'll be OK. Plus we'll find a few others and have a few redshirts in place. The key is finding some hitters. We are in need of both right handed and left handed power hitters. This is where the focus should be.


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USF baseball at risk of losing a key signee as Jacksonville two-way standout Walker Lockett (6-5 RHP) drafted in fourth round by Padres.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:09 PM


We do lose Barbosa and Stultz. Both will be missed. But the next in line will be Matt Reed (who almost never disappoints), Nick Gonzales (who shut down UConn in the tourney), and Joey Lovecchio (who posted 7 or 8 wins this year). We'll be OK. Plus we'll find a few others and have a few redshirts in place. The key is finding some hitters. We are in need of both right handed and left handed power hitters. This is where the focus should be.


This hurts:

Greg Auman@gregauman
USF baseball at risk of losing a key signee as Jacksonville two-way standout Walker Lockett (6-5 RHP) drafted in fourth round by Padres.


He's taking the money.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:55 PM

Bye Bye Lockett
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:43 PM

He's a smart kid.
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#33 Paisa el Toro

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:41 AM

Add fellow signee Borders to the list of Lelo's kids getting drafted out of high school. I don't follow other schools in college baseball as much as I do USF, but do the South Carolinas, UF's, and Rice's of the baseball landscape have their signing classes as decimated by the MLB draft as we seem to be on a year-in-year-out basis?
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:51 AM

Add fellow signee Borders to the list of Lelo's kids getting drafted out of high school. I don't follow other schools in college baseball as much as I do USF, but do the South Carolinas, UF's, and Rice's of the baseball landscape have their signing classes as decimated by the MLB draft as we seem to be on a year-in-year-out basis?


I think you'd have to figure most of the top programs are losing multiple signess to the MLB draft every year.
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#35 SattyBull

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

Add fellow signee Borders to the list of Lelo's kids getting drafted out of high school. I don't follow other schools in college baseball as much as I do USF, but do the South Carolinas, UF's, and Rice's of the baseball landscape have their signing classes as decimated by the MLB draft as we seem to be on a year-in-year-out basis?



The amount of prospects that those schools lose will shock you...

This year alone Miami had 5 signees taken in the first round (including compensation round). Florida had 6 signees taken in the first 104 picks. Thats not even counting the underclassmen such as Brian Johnson and Mike Zunino that will be leaving school early due to be taken in the first round. I know there are others too, but I don't feel like going back and looking right now.


So no, the fact we had a couple signees taken in the draft is not an adequate excuse, despite what some on our board may believe.
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