I attended a meeting at the softball complex tonight and it was very entertaining. The compliance director at Bama filled us all in on the dos and don'ts that we all need to know about.
We got to chat with the players for a short period of time but CPM got them out of there in a hurry to do their studying. All of the players have 3.0 GPA or better and 5 of them have a 4.0., that's not too shabby.
CPM and Stephanie VanBrakle gave us a breakdown of where the team is right now and they seemed very excited. Bama's goal this year is to lead the nation in doubles. He has advised the batters to be selective in what they swing at and choose the pitch that can get them a double. I can see where he is going with this in trying to get the players to extend the inning. Some folks say a homerun is a rally killer.
VanBrakle sounded very excited about her pitching staff. She stated that JTrain is healthy and ready to go but Leslie Jury is a changed pitcher and has really looked sharp. She said that Littlejohn is a different pitcher than JTrain and Jury as she has a tremendous spin on the ball. CPM said that if Littlejohn can get 12-15 wins it will really set up the tandem of JTrain and Jury as their arms should stay pretty rested.
There is also some friendly competition going on in batting practice. The players are competing against each other in who hits the ball more solid during their times at bat. The winner gets a tee shirt and it has become very competitive.
There will be a fan appreciation day on January 25th. This will include some snacks and drinks and a intersquad game. This all begins at 11:00 am.
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