That would be interesting. She's definitely got the range and arm to play there. And she was one of the team's best hitters at the end of the year.It would not surprise me to see Carlie at short. Ellee will return to the outfield.
I hate to break it to you , but season tickets for next year are sold out. They have started a waiting list. Maybe they will get around to adding some seatsA couple of badly timed flight times disallowed me from seeing any of Thursday's game live and all but the first two innings of today's WCWS game. That might actually be a good thing because I tend to get grumpy in losses and not see the forest through the trees.
This season has been about as dramatic as it can get and will go down as a milestone in Gopher lore. Five or six bats needed to be replaced in the lineup going into this year (including a massive bat that bolted teammates weeks before the season) and the Gophs, to their credit, succussfully did that and more. Several early frustratingly-close losses on the road against NCAA host teams taught the Gophs what it takes to compete at a high level, and it probably earned them some respect nationally. It was fun watching several first-time starters grow in to their roles and even more exciting to see some seasoned starters ratchet it up a notch throughout the season. These WCWS losses will teach them even more.
The leadership of Houlihan and Arneson will be missed as well as a strong #2 in Smith, but an extremely strong core is returning. Can't wait to see how it all plays out.
The Gophs beating two hot SEC teams at home in post-season proved to the NCAA that northern teams can win too with home cooking. Maybe the reason the SEC won so many regionals at home over the years is because..... they were at home for post-season and non-conference and not necessarily because the SEC is that much better than everyone else. On a side note, I developed a new found respect for Oklahoma this year as they played a ton of road games this year too.
Now.... early next season as soon as season tickets go on sale, someone remind me to get off my butt and purchase early so I can get back into the chairbacks so I'm not relegated to G.A. seats again
I hate to break it to you , but season tickets for next year are sold out. They have started a waiting list. Maybe they will get around to adding some seats
Good luck. I have been trying to do that with volleyball for the last few year and it hasn’t worked out to well.I have season tickets. I just don't want general admission because the sight lines are terrible. There will be openings once next year's renewal period opens up and some don't renew.
Congratulations for the season. We all wanted more, but this team accomplished a lot. Next year we get Ellie back, some bench player will make great strides and the incoming freshman class could have some good ones. Biggest question mark will be the #2 pitching spot. Will there be a transfer on the horizon or will Carly, Hanna or Rachel step up. Maybe the Canadian. Anyway, as a season ticket holder thank you for something special.
More lineup depth would help. I think a couple of great transfers will be a definite need unless the freshmen are of national caliber. Another strong power hitter and a front-line strikeout pitcher to line up beside Fiser. The Gophers need to win the BIG regular season; there's no sense of Michigan sneaking in every year playing a weak East schedule. We all want the Gophers to keep getting better and better every year.