Around the horn with Texas Softball: College softball
May 2, 2012
This week’s question is: “Collegiate softball is different than high school ball because…”
Lexy Bennett (No. 51): In college you have to be more dedicated and committed to the sport. It is also a higher level of competition compared to high school games.
Kim Bruins (No. 2): It’s a different level of intensity. Everyone is finally on the same page and the competition is the best you will ever face.
Courtney Craig (No. 25): The competition level is more intense, as well as the dedication needed to succeed.
Krissie Fountain (No. 9): The pace of the game is faster and there is also more at stake.
Rachel Fox (No. 44): Essentially the game is the same, but now you face the best of the best. Everyone is good. In high school you can play multiple games in a day, but in college you can only play two. The game is also a lot faster, and the hitting and pitching is solid.
Marlee Gabaldon (No. 7): It’s more competitive. There is more heart and more passion in the game.
Taylor Hoagland (No. 6): The level of competition and the intensity of the game increased significantly, and you always have to be ready with every pitch.
Blaire Luna (No.12): It’s a completely different level of competition. There are also a lot more rivalries, and you’re representing not only yourself, but a lot of tradition as well.
Mandy Ogle (No.5): Overall, it is a lot faster paced. Everyone is good here, not just a few players. So you have to be smarter and quicker, and that makes the game way more competitive.
Torie Schmidt (No. 4): It’s a lot more competitive.
Karina Scott (No. 22): Everyone in college is good. Games also mean a lot more and seven innings feels a lot longer in college.
Gabby Smith (No. 18): You play so many more games than you do in high school.
Nadia Taylor (No. 88): It’s more intense, and the pitching is a lot better. The game is also a lot faster.
Taylor Thom (No. 11): The competition is way better because everyone playing college ball is a great player. Also the fans are amazing at the collegiate level.
Brejae Washington (No. 20): There’s more tradition and you play against the best of the best. These athletes are the best in the nation.