WCWS Recap Look Ahead to 2017

On this edition of In the Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson taked Justin Mcleod of Justin’s World about the Women’s College World Series. What were highlights or low lights of the 2016 editioN of the WCWS. Among the topics McLeod discussed with Lopez and Anderson. dm_160608_espnw_oklahoma_auburn

  •  How did Oklahoma win the National Title?
  • Are the Sooners the favorites in 2017?
  • What is next for Auburn?
  • What went wrong for UCLA in WCWS?
  • Whats the future outook for Alabama, Florida State?
  • What does LSU need to take the next step?
  • What went wrong for Michigan?
  • Who are some  favorites in 2017?

In The Circle : Women’s College World Series recap. Early look into 2017

McCleod also discussed Houston’s hire of Kristin Vesely as well as the hire at Virginia and what the future holds at Arizona State.

You can also check out our interview with former UCLA Bruin, Jen Schroeder who shared her thoughts on the 2016 Women’s College World Series as well her thoughts on the state of the game and much more.

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Jen Schroeder Talks WCWS, UCLA, The Packaged Deal

 

On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson speaks to former UCLA Bruins Catcher Jen Schroeder  about her career at UCLA (2005-2008) which included being part of three Women College World Series teams during her career with the Bruins. Schroeder talked about the experience of being at the Women’s College World Series as well as her involvement with teaching and giving lessons to young players in California area as well as being involved with the PackagedDeal where she works with her sister Katie Schroeder who also played at UCLA being part of the Bruins 2010 National Championship team  along with former two -time All American and current ESPN Analyst  Amanda Scarborough and former Washington Huskies National Champion,  Morgan Stuart.

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Morgan Stuart, Amanda Scarborough, Katie Schroeder, and Jen Schroeder formed PackagedDeal(Photo Courtesy of Packaged Deal)

Among the topics Schroeder discussed in the interview included  the following.

  •  UCLA Bruins making it to Women’s College World Series in 2016
  • Thoughts on Oklahoma winning the Women’s College World Series
  • Thoughts on UCLA Bruins currently.
  • Why so many players from California are leaving the state and the Pac 12 to play in other conferences?
  •  Super Regional between UCLA and Oregon
  • How Shroeder got into Softball?
  • How Schroeder got involved with  Packaged Deal?
  • What was it like playing at UCLA and bring part of 3 Women’s College World Series teams during her career.
  • What the future of Softball?
  • Who are the best Catchers Schroeder has seen in Softball?
  • What would Schroeder change about Softball if she was in charge?

 Jen Schroeder Interview

Schroeder was part of UCLA’s 2005 team that lost in three games to Jennie Ritter’s Michigan Wolverines for the National Championship.Game 3 of the Wolverines win in extra innings is among the most watched College Softball games of all-time.

Most-Viewed Games in WCWS History:

Rank WCWS Year and Game Matchup Viewership
1. 2007 Championship Finals – Game 3 Tennessee vs. Arizona 2,326,000
2.       2015 Championship Finals – Game 3 Michigan vs. Florida 2,273,000
3. 2005 Championship Finals – Game 3 Michigan vs. UCLA 2,240,000
4.       2015 Game 12 LSU vs. Michigan 1,950,000
5. 2007 Championship Finals – Game 2 Arizona vs. Tennessee 1,919,000
6.       2015 Championship Finals – Game 2 Florida vs. Michigan 1,865,000
7. 2003 Championship California vs. UCLA 1,852,000
8. 2009 Championship Finals – Game 2 Florida vs. Washington 1,788,000
9.       2015 Game 9 UCLA vs. Auburn 1,612,000
10. 2004 Championship California vs. UCLA 1,593,000

Schroeder is one of four sisters to play Division I softball which is discussed in the interview as her sister Katie played at UCLA and on United States National team along with her sister Michelle Shroeder who played at Stanford and Nicole Schroeder who currently plays at Arkansas.

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Jen Schroeder (Photo Courtesy JenSchro.com)

she followed up her career  at UCLA  by being the the founder and owner of Jen Schro Catching, a softball instructional facility in Southern California. She is widely regarded as one of the top softball instructors in the country, and her clinics have drawn all-star guest instructors, such as Oklahoma’s Jessica Shults & Lauren Chamberlain and Florida’s Aubree Munro.

Schroeder and the Packaged Deal group travel all over the country.Below you can seethe dates and cities that The Packaged Deal will be at in 2016.

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Check out Jen on Facebook & Twitter, and be sure to “Like” Jen Schro Catching on FB, as well.

 

Auburn vs Oklahoma Game 3 Led Cable Sports Ratings

Game 3 between the Auburn Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners was the most watched Sports program on Cable Television on Wednesday night. The Sooners 2-1 win over the Tigers was watched by 1,476,000 million viewers Wednesday Night crushing head to head the Copa American Soccer game between Brazil and Haiti (643,000) according to SportsTVRatings.com dm_160608_espnw_oklahoma_auburn

Game 3 was slightly up from Game two when Auburn coming back from 7-0 deficit to win  11-7 in 8 innings garnered 1.43 million viewers which was just slightly edge out by United States win over Costa Rica in Copa America (1.453 million).

Overall the three game series between Auburn and Oklahoma averaged 1.3123 million viewers as Game one between the Sooners and Tigers drew 1.031 million viewers on Monday night. This year’s Women’s College World Series Championship Series viewers is down from last year’s Championship Series between Florida and Michigan which averaged 1.85 million viewers.  Keep in mind though this year Championship Series had much more competition compared to last year. Game 3 went up against Game 3 of NBA Finals coverage on Wednesday. Game one went up against Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals. Game Two went up against the United States playing in Copa America. smithmendozamowins

Also last year Championship Series had Michigan in Championship who is one of the top TV draws in College Softball as shown on Sunday afternoon when the Wolverine’s  elimation loss to Florida State had 976,000 viewers which was the most watched Non Championship Series Women’s College World Series game.  Below is the numbers of all the Women’s College World Series.

Sunday June 5, 2016  TV Viewers.  

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Oklahoma’s Patty Gasso

Michigan vs Florida State  976,000  on ESPN

Florida State vs Auburn    779,000 on ESPN2

Georgia vs LSU    581,000 on ESPN2

Oklahoma vs LSU 576,000 on ESPN2

Saturday June 4, 2016

LSU vs Alabama 831,000 on ESPN

Oklahoma vs Michigan 732,000 on ESPN2

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Michigan’s Carol Hutchens

UCLA vs Florida State 705,000 on ESPN

Auburn vs Georgia  621,000 on ESPN2

Friday June 3, 2016

LSU vs Michigan 719,000 on ESPN2

Alabama vs Oklahoma 602,000 on ESPN2

Thursday’s Auburn Tigers 10-3 win over UCLA was the most watched Women’s College World Series game on Thursday. Keep in mind the primetime games between Alabama  versus Oklahoma and LSU versus Michigan were rained out.  Auburn versus UCLA had 474,000 viewersaccording to SportsTVRatings.com. Auburn-UCLA is down from last year’s game at same time slot between Auburn and LSU which garnered 562,000 viewers.

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The twenty seven innings of Alabama-Oklahoma had 458,000 viewers. Georgia’s win over Florida State  garnered 334,000 viewers which significantly down from last year’s Florida- Tennessee game in the same time slot which had 546,000 viewers.

Last year’s Auburn-LSU game was a week earlier on May 28, 2015. LSU-Auburn was the second most watched game at the WCWS last year on Thursday with  Alabama-Michigan which was in primetime last year had over 1 million viewers was number one. UCLA last year played the late game against Oregon which garnered 317,000 viewers.

Its worth noting that last year, Opening day of the Women’s College World Series did not go up against the NBA Finals which dominated the television coverage all day on Thursday. The Women’s College World Series did have better viewers then the X-Games which aired on ESPN and drew 317,000 viewers in primetime.

UCLA-Auburn Leads WCWS Viewers Thursday

 

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Thursday’s Auburn Tigers 10-3 win over UCLA was the most watched Women’s College World Series game on Thursday. Keep in mind the primetime games between Alabama  versus Oklahoma and LSU versus Michigan were rained out.  Auburn versus UCLA had 474,000 viewersaccording to SportsTVRatings.com. Auburn-UCLA is down from last year’s game at same time slot between Auburn and LSU which garnered 562,000 viewers.scarborough

The twenty seven innings of Alabama-Oklahoma had 458,000 viewers. Georgia’s win over Florida State  garnered 334,000 viewers which significantly down from last year’s Florida- Tennessee game in the same time slot which had 546,000 viewers.

Last year’s Auburn-LSU game was a week earlier on May 28, 2015. LSU-Auburn was the second most watched game at the WCWS last year on Thursday with  Alabama-Michigan which was in primetime last year had over 1 million viewers was number one. UCLA last year played the late game against Oregon which garnered 317,000 viewers.

Its worth noting that last year, Opening day of the Women’s College World Series did not go up against the NBA Finals which dominated the television coverage all day on Thursday. The Women’s College World Series did have better viewers then the X-Games which aired on ESPN and drew 317,000 viewers in primetime.

 

Arizona-Auburn Lead Super Regional Ratings

Game two of Arizona-Auburn Super Regionals was the most watched Super Regional game of the week. The Tigers win in Game two over Arizona on ESPN Sunday was seen by 654,000 viewers. It edge out Game two between LSU and James Madison on Saturday which aired on ESPN had 637,000. Both Game three’s of the series were pushed to ESPNU which saw a drop in viewers with Auburn-Arizona Game three garnering only 306,000 viewers while LSU-JMU Game 3 was seen on ESPNU by 153,000. Arizona- Auburn Game Three was the most viewed Super Regional Game that aired on ESPNU.

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LSU advances to WCWS with win over JMU

Sunday ESPN had scheduled MLS game between Orlando City and New York City FC which caused the Auburn-Arizona Game three to be moved to ESPNU. You do have to wonder if ESPN though should reconsider moving Game 3’s to lesser channel in the future.

Game Two between Washington and Alabama had 630,000 viewers on Saturday. The game also aired on ESPN.  Game Two between UCLA and Oregon was the most watched Super Regional game that aired on ESPN2 with 408,000 viewers on Sunday.

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Patrick Murphy’s Alabama Back to WCWS

Below is breakdown of all the TV numbers for every Super Regional Game.

Thursday May 26, 2016

ESPN2                                      

Louisiana Lafayette at Oklahoma  (Game 1)  377,000 viewers

Georgia at Florida                               (Game 1) 336,000 viewers

Friday May 27, 2016

ESPN 2 

Washington at Alabama ( Game 1)             364,000 viewers

Georgia at Florida  (Game 2)                           230,000 viewers

ESPNU

Louisiana Lafayette at Oklahoma (Game 2)   198,000 vewers

LSU at James Madison (Game 1)                         189,000 viewers

Utah at Florida State ( Game 1)                           118,000 viewers

Saturday May 28, 2016 

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LSU at James Madison ( Game 2)                  637,000

Washington at Alabama ( Game 2)              630,000

UCLA at Oregon ( Game 1)                              447,000

Missouri at Michigan ( Game 1)                   427,000

ESPN2

Arizona at Auburn ( Game 1)                        366,000

Utah at Florida State ( Game 2)                    189,000

ESPNU 

LSU at James Madison ( Game 3)                 153,000

Sunday May 29, 2016

Arizona at Auburn ( Game 2)                 654,000

Missouri at Michigan ( Game 2)           599,000

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UCLA at Oregon ( Game 2)                    408,000

UCLA at Oregon ( Game 3)                     303,000

ESPNU

Arizona at Auburn ( Game 3)                306,000

 

 

Super Regional Recap, WCWS Preview

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On this edition of In The Circle, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson break down the Super Regionals as well as look ahead to the Women’s College World Series. Among the topics the guys discussed included should Oregon’s  Head Coach Mike White brought in Cheridan Hawkins in Game 2 vs UCLA? Also the guys talked about

  • Georgia- Florida Super Regional
  • Lonni Alameda bringing FSU back to WCWS
  • Beth Torina taking LSU to WCWS coming from behind against James Madison
  •  Oklahoma, Michigan, Auburn, UCLA, and Alabama Super Regional wins
  • Who the favorite in Oklahoma City?

In The Circle Podcast : Super Regional Recap and WCWS Preview 

  • You can also listen to our interview with former Michigan All-American and National Champion Jennie Ritter who TV analyst for ESPN and Big Ten Network who broke down Georgia win over Florida, Previewed the WCWS, and talked about the Michigan program.
  • You can also listen to our interview with former Oklahoma Catcher National Champion Jessica Shults about the Sooners making it to the Women’s College World Series and reflecting on being part of 2013 National Championship team.

 

 

Oklahoma vs Tennessee Tops Softball Viewers

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Oklahoma’s Patty Gasso

The Oklahoma Sooners dominant win over the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday  was the 2nd most watched College Softball regular season game of the season. The Sooners-Vols game that was on ESPN garnered 311,000 viewers according to SportsTVRatings.com. It is second only to Kentucky at LSU game on April 9th which had 392,000 viewers. That game was also on ESPN. Oklahoma-Tennessee more then doubled the audience of College Baseball’s Georgia-Florida game which aired at same time on ESPN2 and garnered only 144,000 viewers.

Finishing a distant second and third this weekend in viewership was the  the rivalry between UCLA-Arizona. Saturday’s telecast on ESPN2 between the two Pac 12 powers in College Softball drew 182,000 viewers while Sunday’s telecast garnered 166,000 viewers.

Texas AM-Missouri game on ESPNU’s Saturday telecast was the other College Softball game to garner more then 100,000 viewers as it had 112,000 viewers beating Georgia-Auburn which garnered 75,000 on ESPNU earlier in the day. The ACC’s telecast of Notre Dame at North Carolina on Sunday had 70,000 viewers on ESPNU and 88,000 viewers on the Monday night telecast on ESPNU.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU Softball Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
March 18 7 p.m. No. 16 Tennessee at No. 1 Florida ESPNU-  74K
March 24 5 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Texas Southern ESPNU-44K
March 26 Noon  Florida at  LSU ESPN2-250K
  9 p.m.  Texas at  Baylor ESPN2-164K
April 2 Noon  Alabama at  Florida ESPNU-298k
  12pm10:30 p.m. Tennessee at Missouri

UCLA at  Oregon

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April 3 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPNU- 91k
April 8 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Winthrop ESPNU- 67K
April 9 Noon  Texas A&M at  Tennessee ESPNU- 135k
  5:30 p.m. NC State at  Florida State ESPNU-89k
  3 p.m.  Kentucky at LSU ESPN – 392k
  7:30 p.m.  Georgia at  Missouri ESPNU-163K
April 10 3 p.m.  Oklahoma at  Baylor ESPN2- 208K
  4 p.m. NC State at  Florida State ESPNU- 73k
April 16 1 p.m.3pm  Tennessee at  Georgia

Texas at Oklahoma

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 April 17 12 p.m.  Missouri at Kentucky ESPNU- 163k
April 23 2 p.m.

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 Georgia at  Auburn

Texas AM at Missouri

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  2 p.m.  Oklahoma at  Tennessee ESPN- 311K
  5 p.m.  UCLA at  Arizona ESPN2-182k
April 24 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU-70K
  5 p.m.  UCLA at  Arizona ESPN2-166k
April 25 7 p.m.  Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU-88K
April 27 6 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU-45k
  10:30 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU*-34K
April 28 4 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Florida A&M ESPNU
April 30 7 p.m.  LSU at Arkansas ESPNU
  8 p.m.  Auburn at  Tennessee ESPN2
May 1 3 p.m.  Arizona at  Oregon ESPN2
  5 p.m. UCF at USF ESPNU
  7 p.m.  Auburn at Tennessee ESPNU
May 7 Noon  Georgia at  Alabama ESPN
  1 p.m.  Texas A&M at  Auburn ESPNU
  3 p.m. South Carolina at  Missouri ESPNU
May 13 3 p.m. SEC Tournament ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. SEC Tournament ESPNU
May 14 Noon American Championship ESPN
  2 p.m. ACC Championship ESPN
  5 p.m. SEC Championship ESPN
May 15 10 a.m. SWAC Softball Championship ESPNU**

Alabama-Florida Tops Softball TV Viewers

 

ESPN2’s broadcast of the No 1 rank Florida Gators win over the 6th rank Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday afternoon  was the most watched Softball game of the season to date. The Gators-Tide game drew 298,000 viewers according to SportsTVRatings.com 

The Alabama-Florida telecast which was up from last week’s Florida-LSU game which garnered 250,000 viewers.

The Gators  -Alabama game this year numbers were significantly up from last year’s Florida-Alabama game on ESPN2  which garnered 188,000 viewers. Alabama-Florida was easily the most watched Softball game of the weekend.

The game was a big draw in Orlando, as the Alabama-Florida game garnered a 0.5 rating in Orlando which is highest rated regular season college softball regular season game in Orlando since  March 27,2010 between Alabama-Florida which garnered 0.6 rating.

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ESPNU’s Saturday afternoon  game between the  Tennessee Volunteers and Missouri Tigers garnered 101,000 viewers. Saturday night’s wild game between UCLA and Oregon won by the Ducks garnered 99,000 viewers. The game started on ESPNews before flipping to ESPNU. Sunday Night’s game on ESPNU featuring Ole Miss against Mississippi State garnered 91,000 viewers. Keep in mind Ole Miss-Mississppi State was up against the Women’s College Basketball Final Four and opening night of Major League Baseball.

Among the competition that College Softball had more viewers then included College Baseball showdown between Florida and Texas AM which garnered 88,000 viewers on ESPNU both on Saturday night  and Sunday afternoon. This weekend game is highlighted by Kentucky at LSU which has been moved from a 6pm ESPN2 start to 3pm start on ESPN.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU Softball Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Network
March 18 7 p.m. No. 16 Tennessee at No. 1 Florida ESPNU-  74K
March 24 5 p.m. Mississippi Valley State at Texas Southern ESPNU-44K
March 26 Noon  Florida at  LSU ESPN2-250K
  9 p.m.  Texas at  Baylor ESPN2-164K
April 2 Noon  Alabama at  Florida ESPNU-298k
  12pm

10:30 p.m.

Tennessee at Missouri

UCLA at  Oregon

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April 3 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi State ESPNU- 91k
April 8 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Winthrop ESPNU
April 9 Noon  Texas A&M at  Tennessee ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. NC State at  Florida State ESPNU
  3 p.m.  Kentucky at LSU ESPN
  7:30 p.m.  Georgia at  Missouri ESPNU
April 10 3 p.m.  Oklahoma at  Baylor ESPN2
  4 p.m. NC State at  Florida State ESPNU
April 16 1 p.m.  Tennessee at  Georgia ESPN2
  3 p.m.  Texas at  Oklahoma ESPN2
April 23 2 p.m.  Georgia at  Auburn ESPNU
  4:30 p.m.  Oklahoma at  Tennessee ESPNU
  5 p.m.  UCLA at  Arizona ESPN2
April 24 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU
  5 p.m.  UCLA at  Arizona ESPN2
April 25 7 p.m.  Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU
April 27 6 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU
  10:30 p.m. Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton ESPNU*
April 28 4 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Florida A&M ESPNU
April 30 7 p.m.  LSU at Arkansas ESPNU
  8 p.m.  Auburn at  Tennessee ESPN2
May 1 3 p.m.  Arizona at  Oregon ESPN2
  5 p.m. UCF at USF ESPNU
  7 p.m.  Auburn at Tennessee ESPNU
May 7 Noon  Georgia at  Alabama ESPN
  1 p.m.  Texas A&M at  Auburn ESPNU
  3 p.m. South Carolina at  Missouri ESPNU
May 13 3 p.m. SEC Tournament ESPNU
  5:30 p.m. SEC Tournament ESPNU
May 14 Noon American Championship ESPN
  2 p.m. ACC Championship ESPN
  5 p.m. SEC Championship ESPN
May 15 10 a.m. SWAC Softball Championship ESPNU**

*Live on ESPN3 at 8:30 p.m.
**Live on ESPN3 on May 14 at 3 p.m.

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PAC 12 Season Outlook

The Pac-12 has dominated college softball as 23 of a possible 33 national titles have been claimed by Pac-12 teams. However No Pac 12 team has won a National title since 2011 when Arizona State led by Dallas Escobedo defeated Florida in Oklahoma City. No Pac 12 team has even played in the championship series since then. The Conference that once ran the sport of Softball now finds themselves chasing the SEC power teams like Florida, Alabama, LSU and others. The Team thats been the closest to the National title has been Oregon who is the favorites once again this season to win the Pac 12 title which the Ducks have done 3 straight years.

Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll.  #Bold is from NFCA National Rankings Except for Utah which is from ESPN/USA Softball Poll. 

1.                                      # 4 Oregon (8) 64
2.                                      #7 UCLA (1) 51
3.                                     #13 Arizona 49
4.                                     #20 Washington 42
5.                                     #23 Utah 36
6.                                     #21 California 32
7.                                     #22 Arizona State 27
8. Oregon State 15
9. Stanford 8

On the In The Circle Podcast, Eric Lopez and Victor Anderson talked to Justin McLeod of Justin’s World about the outlook of the Pac 12.

Among the Pac 12 topics discussed include :

  • Who are the biggest threats to Oregon in the Pac 12?
  • Can a young Arizona team be a legit Pac 12 title contender?
  • How many teams will Pac 12 get to NCAA Tournament
  • How will Arizona State do with  the sudden unexpected departure of Head Coach Craig Nicholson?

In The Circle : Pac 12 Preview

Some Key players to watch in the Pac 12 :

  •  Cheridan Hawkins, Oregon – Hawkins is the Ducks  pitching ace who was a College Softball player of the Year top 3 finalist last year after winning Pac 12 pitcher of the year. Hawkins was a College Softball Player of the Year Top 10 finalist in her sophomore season of 2014 and looks to lead Oregon back to Oklahoma City to chase the elusive National Championship. Hawkins figures to be among favorites for  Player of the Year.
  •   Allexis Bennett, UCLA – With a near-.500 batting average; first-team all-American  Bennett looks to be a Player of the Year contender not only in the Pac 12 but National player of the Year award. Bennett will look to carry a Bruins team that will look to get back to the Women College World Series despite losing last  year’s Pac 12 player of the Year Ally Carda.
  •   Danielle O’Toole, Arizona –  O’Toole could be  the difference maker for the Wildcats this season who were in need of some pitching especially with the surprising departure of Parks. Following a redshirt season after a transfer from San Diego State, O’Toole was the Mountain West’s top hurler before she ended as the newest member of Mike Candrea’s historically-great stable of hurlers. O’Toole makes up for, and then some, the absence of Parks and I expect great numbers from her this year – along the lines of a sub-2.00 ERA and a strikeout/walk ratio similar to her 2014 mark of 4/1.
  •   Annie Aldrete, Cal – The Tennessee transfer will be eligible to suit up immediately for Cal and should be not only a valuable bat in the lineup, but her veteran experience and skill behind the plate will be an important piece of Cal’s 2016 game plan, as well. Together with Taylor Koenig, who came to Berkley from Knoxville with her this offseason, the duo combined for producing 173 runs in Lady Vol orange last year. The Bears hope she can replicate that production against PAC-12 pitching, and I think she can do not only that, but more.
  •   Kayla Bonstrom, Stanford – McCleod ranks Bonstrom as the top first baseman in this year’s senior class. A first-team all-American selection a year ago after a stellar campaign as the Cardinal first baseman, I expect another stellar season, albeit not completely to those heights. She recorded a .439/13/54 slash line in 2015, and I expect another .400+ campaign with similar power numbers in ’16. The Cardinal can flounder, but Bonstrom is the undoubted bright spot in Rachel Hanson’s lineup. She is excellent defensively and I predict a mid-round selection when NPF Draft time comes around.

Eric Lopez  Pac 12 Projections for NCAA Tournament  ( 6 Teams)

Oregon

UCLA

Arizona

Washington

Utah

California

You can check out the SEC Preview right here.

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