Parker Boyd ’16 Softball commit

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  • #26702
    RichH
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    Boyd and Preble added to CC and Emily. Holy mackerel!
    Plus Stephenson 17. Is it possible to have too much pitching?

    #26705

    TMH
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    Small correction. Preble doesn’t pitch. She is a catcher. It seems that Fran will be 3 deep in really quality pitching for the foreseeable future.
    I think Fran understands how one injury can be devastating if it’s to a pitcher.

    #26707
    RichH
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    Startedclisting all recruits,changed to q on 3 very good pitchers forgot to erase her.

    #26774

    TMH
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    Another article on Parker.

    Battle Ground pitcher more formidable than she may appear

    Interesting that she can throw 68 mph with little strength training. See how this compares

    http://www.efastball.com/fastpitch/pitching/average-pitching-speed-by-age-group/

    At 6-0 tall (image release point) and 43 ft away, I think that translates to about 90-95 mph fastball in baseball.

    #26775
    RichH
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    Wow. Dreaming of Parker and Emily after some time in the wght room.

    #26778

    Lance
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    Movement and the ability to change speeds is more important than just speed. Even a fastball needs some movement. Hitters at this level have no problem catching up to a fastball. Lehigh hitters struggled this year with slow, junk-ball pitchers like Holy Cross and some other teams threw against them.

    Also, fastpitch softball is more a game of technique, speed and agility than strength. I believe that weight training has slowed our base stealers down and may be affecting our hitting. You don’t have to be strong to hit home runs and gappers. My other concern is that football weight trainers may be leading the strength training sessions. I’m not sure they are versed in what women softball players need, especially pitchers.

    #26779
    RichH
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    Good points. Agree on changing speeds. Point is its better to be slowing off a 68 mph fastball than a 62 mph one. Learning to accurately throw off speed and junk not easy. Pitching coach here is quite effective.
    I note S and C programs are tailored by sport and position. Softball SS has a much different program than an OG :-).

    #26780

    TMH
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    Let me give you a little more information

    http://ladyhawksfastpitch.org/profiles/PBoyd.pdf

    From what I heard, Parker has a huge upside and she is already putting up incredible #s. Playing a high level club ball last summer has already had an impact. According to the link provided, she throws 6 pitches, all but the changeup are 62 mph and up. She has very, very few walks this season and averages over 2 strikeouts per inning. Her control must be pretty good. Whether she can hit different locations of the plate or change or pitch speed effectively is yet to be seen but can be taught. I also can’t attest to the competition level.
    Rich is correct, strength and conditioning drills are for the most part individualized. The beauty is that she has time to develop, CC and ES or back next year. There will be real quality depth at pitcher next year.

    #27078

    TMH
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    Parker also was 1st Team All Region. Per the article…

    Parker Boyd, Battle Ground

    The strikeouts. The shutouts. The perfect games. Yes, plural. 4A GSHL co-player of the year was incredible.

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