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When I saw her play the few times I have, she had a very big bat. She’s also very versatile, can play in the infield and OF



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Will be great to have another left-handed power bat in the lineup. Welcome to Baylea!


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Nice little article on signee Sydney Peterson

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Peterson was a highly recruited shortstop in softball. That day she was on her visit to the University of Washington. While on the ride, Heather Peterson said she reviewed the pros and cons of each school that was recruiting her daughter. By the time they were back on the ground, Sydney Peterson made it clear that LSU, not Washington, was the school that felt like home.

"I just felt like for a 14-year-old, that is probably the best way to describe that feeling that I belong here," Heather Peterson said.



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LSU picks up another 2022 commitment. Maia Townsend, speedy OF from GA Impact program. That should probably wrap up the 2022 class. She had a really strong summer.




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I find it odd they don't acknowledge the signees' high school on their graphics along with their travel ball team names.


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Has anybody made it out to the field the last couple of days?


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I find it odd they don't acknowledge the signees' high school on their graphics along with their travel ball team names

Because for every good HS softball coach, there are 50 just getting the extra pay stipend. HS in LA is MLK Day to end of April...3 months. The other 9 months girls are They are with their travel team getting better coaching, more structured practice and 1000 times better competition. Travel is set up for college coaches to see them play. You barely ever see a coach at a HS game. Most college coaches will tell you HS softball basically takes 3 months away from their development. Girls on the few good HS teams with good coaching love it...but the vast majority just wait for it to be over.


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I'm sorry that you had a bad coach for your daughter but that's way out of line. Maybe for every 50 good HS coaches, there are 5 who are out there to draw a pittance of a stipend.

I've been a high school coach for over 30 years and a travel coach for 15 of those and there are plenty of those in both realms who are passionate about the sport, and plenty in both who are there to draw money or just to make sure their darling daughter gets to start and play the whole game.

Most of the kids do post their high school teams on their profiles as well. Many are proud to represent their communities. I'm realistic that travel ball does give them the best shot of being seen by college coaches as our seasons are at the same time.

Many college coaches have contacted me about players they are interested in. I see them in the classroom and I have them Monday-Friday from September to May. In Texas our season is mid-January to end of May plus I have them in athletic period every day. Those coaches who don't ask me, I'm leery about.

When I coached 18U gold ball, I had players from all over the area. We only got to practice a couple of times per month together, but I see my HS kids every day for 9 months per year.

I have an incoming freshman pitcher who is going to be really good, but her travel coach this fall benched her the past month because she doesn't throw 6 pitches. Me and my pitching coach have cured her from her crow hopping... not them, but not she's wondering if all of this work is worth it. I'm going to spend the next couple of months working to get her confidence back and to having fun again.

It's kinda weird that her 14U coach benched her, but she threw 14 innings in HS fall ball against all 6A teams and only gave up 1 run.

So there's both good and bad in both realms of the game. To throw all coaches into the same bus isn't really fair.
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Just a random thought so far this fall, the versatility of this freshmen class stands out a lot. Pilon, Coffey, Kennedi H, and Newland all can play many positions. Pilon and Coffey have been playing and training at 3B as well in addition to 2B and have been looking very strong.

Hayden Brown may give Georgia Clark a run for her money when it comes to how far a home run can go

Morgan Smith did some very good things in the circle during the purple, gold and teal series.

I'm curious how Torina will manage playing time this season. I believe we will see essentially the same starters as last year but I think you have some freshmen who are gonna earn some opportunities.

LSU was suppose to do another home and home with the cajuns but I don't know what the SEC is gonna do yet. It may end up being in all conference schedule unless they allow teams to schedule a few games against local teams. All the large tournaments are getting canceled (Clearwater Invitational). The large roster might actually be beneficial this year, especially if kids are required to sit out due to contact tracing


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Agree!! I flew over on Tuesday and watched the Gold vs Teal and just those players are so good. Add the other 10 and we could be unbelievably good!


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