bleedCrimson.net: Playing a lot of these early season tournaments and then playing midweek games you don't get a lot of chance to get practice time in. What will you work on with the team over the next couple days of practice?
Kathy Rodolph: Being able to get back and being able to work on defensive coverages and defensive sets for different scenarios -- power lefty versus a slapper, power righty and being able to work on angles. One of the things I noticed is we haven't been able to have BP so every swing the kids take, there's a consequence and sometimes you need BP just to be able to get back in rhythm. Also, being able to work with the pitchers in the pen on things that have been going well or on things that we want to tweak. It's just been really nice to have practice time and to be able to focus on what you've learned that you might need to sharpen up from a game scenario.
bc.net: From a defensive standpoint breaking in a few new players and the overall youth of the team, how has the communication been amongst the defenders?
KR: I feel like it's been very strong at times and other times maybe not as good because of lack of experience. With Kristi and Tehani and Teresa, they have been kind of used to playing together but because Kristi and Tehani were out this fall we had different middles that actually practiced all fall. Even though those guys were here last year when they got hurt, then they were gone, it's almost like starting all over. Continue Reading This Post >>